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Maleceptor

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Maleceptor 7" * 4+ * 7 12 3 9 3+
A Maleceptor is a single model armed with massive scything talons.
DAMAGE
Some of this model’s characteristics change as it suffers damage, as shown below:
REMAINING W
WS
S
Psychic overload
7-12+
4+
7
6 units
4-6
5+
6
3 units
1-3
6+
5
D3 units
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
10
Massive scything talons (Tervigon and Maleceptor)
Melee
Melee
User
-3
D6
You can re-roll hit rolls of 1 for this weapon. If the bearer has more than one pair of massive scything talons, it can make 1 additional attack with this weapon each time it fights.
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 ◦ This model may take adrenal glands.
ABILITIES
Shadow in the Warp, Synapse

Psychic Overload: Instead of manifesting any psychic powers in your Psychic phase, a Maleceptor can unleash brain-bursting psychic tendrils. If it does so, roll a dice for each enemy unit within 6", to a maximum number of units shown in the damage table above. On a 2+ the Maleceptor deals 1 mortal wound to that unit, but on a 6 it deals 3 mortal wounds to that unit instead.

Psychic Barrier: A Maleceptor has a 4+ invulnerable save.
PSYKER
A Maleceptor can attempt to manifest two psychic powers in each friendly Psychic phase, and attempt to deny two psychic powers in each enemy Psychic phase. It knows the Smite psychic power and one psychic power from the Hive Mind discipline.Whenever a Maleceptor attempts to manifest a psychic power, add 1 to its Psychic test.
FACTION KEYWORDS
TYRANIDS, <HIVE FLEET>
KEYWORDS
MONSTER, PSYKER, SYNAPSE, MALECEPTOR

Optional Wargear

OTHER WARGEAR

 • Adrenal glands

 • Toxin sacs


Other Wargear

WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
Adrenal glands
If a unit has adrenal glands, add 1" to the distance it can move when it Advances or charges.
Toxin sacs
Any wound rolls of 6+ in the Fight phase for a model with toxin sacs cause 1 additional damage.

This datasheet has Elites Battlefield Role. Full list of Tyranids units sharing same Battlefield Role follows:

Does not include wargear

Massive scything talons (Tervigon and Maleceptor) used in following datasheets:

HQ
Elites
Hit Roll
Each time a model makes an attack, roll a dice. If the roll is equal to or greater than the attacking model’s Ballistic Skill characteristic, then it scores a hit with the weapon it is using. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. A roll of 1 always fails, irrespective of any modifiers that may apply.
Melee Weapon
Each time a model makes a close combat attack, it uses a melee weapon – the weapons a model is equipped with are described on its datasheet. In addition to their other weapons, all models are assumed to be equipped with a close combat weapon, which has the following profile:

WEAPONRANGETYPESAPD
Close combat weaponMeleeMeleeUser01

If a model has more than one melee weapon, choose which it will use before rolling the dice. If a model has more than one melee weapon and can make several close combat attacks, it can split its attacks between these weapons however you wish – declare how you will divide the attacks before any dice are rolled.
MONSTERS/other units

The CARNIFEX keyword is used in following Tyranids datasheets:

HQ
Heavy Support
Other Wargear
 • Adrenal glands
 • Toxin sacs
Shadow in the Warp

The unfathomable presence of the Hive Mind radiates out from its synapse creatures, smothering the ability of the psykers who stand before them to draw upon their mystic powers.

Enemy PSYKERS must subtract 1 from any Psychic tests they make if they are within 18" of any units with this ability. TYRANID PSYKERS are not affected.
Synapse

Some Tyranids serve as synaptic conduits or nodal relays through which a portion of the Hive Mind’s iron will flows, overriding the natural instincts of the swarm.

<HIVE FLEET> units automatically pass Morale tests if they are within 12" of any friendly <HIVE FLEET> units with this ability.
Mortal Wounds
Some attacks inflict mortal wounds – these are so powerful that no armour or force field can withstand their fury. Each mortal wound inflicts one point of damage on the target unit. Do not make a wound roll or saving throw (including invulnerable saves) against a mortal wound – just allocate it as you would any other wound and inflict damage to a model in the target unit as described above. Unlike normal attacks, excess damage from attacks that inflict mortal wounds is not lost. Instead keep allocating damage to another model in the target unit until either all the damage has been allocated or the target unit is destroyed.
Invulnerable Saves
Some models possess supernatural reflexes or are protected by force fields that grant them an invulnerable save. Each time a wound is allocated to a model with an invulnerable save, you can choose to use either its normal Save characteristic or its invulnerable save, but not both. If a model has more than one invulnerable save, it can only use one of them – choose which it will use. If you use a model’s invulnerable save, it is never modified by a weapon’s Armour Penetration value.
Psychic Test
A psyker can attempt to manifest a psychic power they know by taking a Psychic test. To do so, roll 2D6. If the total is equal to or greater than that power’s warp charge value, the power is successfully manifested. A psyker cannot attempt to manifest the same psychic power more than once in a turn.
Deny the Witch Test
A psyker can attempt to resist a psychic power that has been manifested by an enemy model within 24" by taking a Deny the Witch test – this takes place immediately, even though it is not your turn. To do so, roll 2D6. If the total is greater than the result of the Psychic test that manifested the power, it has been resisted and its effects are negated. Only one attempt to deny each successfully manifested psychic power can be made each turn, regardless of the number of psykers you have within 24" of the enemy model manifesting the psychic power.
Smite
Smite has a warp charge value of 5. If manifested, the closest visible enemy unit within 18" of the psyker suffers D3 mortal wounds. If the result of the Psychic test was more than 10, the target suffers D6 mortal wounds instead.

The TYRANIDS keyword is used in following Tyranids datasheets:

The <HIVE FLEET> keyword is used in following Tyranids datasheets:

The MONSTER keyword is used in following Tyranids datasheets:

Dedicated Transport
Elites
Fast Attack
Flyers
• Harpy
Fortifications

The PSYKER keyword is used in following Tyranids datasheets:

HQ
Elites

The SYNAPSE keyword is used in following Tyranids datasheets:

HQ
Troops
Elites
Heavy Support

Adrenal glands used in following datasheets:

Advancing
When you pick a unit to move in the Movement phase, you can declare that it will Advance. Roll a dice and add the result to the Move characteristics of all models in the unit for that Movement phase. A unit that Advances can’t shoot or charge later that turn.

Toxin sacs used in following datasheets:

Wound Roll
WOUND ROLL
ATTACK’S STRENGTH VS TARGET’S TOUGHNESSD6 ROLL REQUIRED
Is the Strength
TWICE (or more)
than the Toughness?
2+
Is the Strength
GREATER
than the Toughness?
3+
Is the Strength
EQUAL
to the Toughness?
4+
Is the Strength
LOWER
than the Toughness?
5+
Is the Strength
HALF (or less)
than the Toughness?
6+
If an attack scores a hit, you will then need to roll another dice to see if the attack successfully wounds the target. The roll required is determined by comparing the attacking weapon’s Strength characteristic with the target’s Toughness characteristic, as shown on the table to the right:

If the roll is less than the required number, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. A roll of 1 always fails, irrespective of any modifiers that may apply.
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