Grey Knights – Venerable Dreadnought
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Venerable Dreadnought

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
145
Venerable Dreadnought (base: 60mm)
1
145
Venerable Dreadnought
6" 2+ 2+ 6 7 8 5 8 3+ 60mm
A Venerable Dreadnought is equipped with: assault cannon; storm bolter; Dreadnought combat weapon.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Assault cannon
Assault cannon
24"
Heavy 6
6
-1
1
-
+10
Heavy flamer
+10
Heavy flamer
12"
Heavy D6
5
-1
1
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target.
Each time an attack is made with this weapon, that attack automatically hits the target.
Heavy plasma cannon
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
Heavy plasma cannon
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
 - Standard
 - Standard
36"
Heavy D3
7
-3
2
Blast
Blast
 - Supercharge
 - Supercharge
36"
Heavy D3
8
-3
3
Blast. Each time an unmodified hit roll of 1 is made for an attack with this weapon profile, the bearer suffers 1 mortal wound after shooting with this weapon.
Blast. Each time an unmodified hit roll of 1 is made for an attack with this weapon profile, the bearer suffers 1 mortal wound after shooting with this weapon.
Missile launcher
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
Missile launcher
Before selecting targets, select one of the profiles below to make attacks with.
 - Frag missile
 - Frag missile
48"
Heavy D6
4
0
1
Blast
Blast
 - Krak missile
 - Krak missile
48"
Heavy 1
8
-2
D6
-
+5
Multi-melta
+5
Multi-melta
24"
Heavy 2
8
-4
D6
Each time an attack made with this weapon targets a unit within half range, that attack has a Damage characteristic of D6+2.
Each time an attack made with this weapon targets a unit within half range, that attack has a Damage characteristic of D6+2.
Storm bolter
Storm bolter
24"
Rapid Fire 2
4
0
1
-
+20
Twin lascannon
+20
Twin lascannon
48"
Heavy 2
9
-3
D6
-
Dreadnought combat weapon
Dreadnought combat weapon
Melee
Melee
x2
-3
3
-
WARGEAR OPTIONS
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • This model’s assault cannon can be replaced with one of the following: 1 heavy plasma cannon; 1 multi-melta; 1 twin lascannon.
 • This model’s Dreadnought combat weapon and storm bolter can be replaced with one of the following:
  ○ 1 missile launcher.
  ○ 1 Dreadnought combat weapon and 1 heavy flamer.
ABILITIES
ABILITIES
Knights of Titan
Explodes: When this model is destroyed, roll one D6 before removing it from play. On a 6 it explodes, and each unit within 3" suffers 1 mortal wound.
Duty Eternal: Each time an attack is allocated to this model, subtract 1 from the Damage characteristic of that attack (to a minimum of 1).
Unyielding Ancient: Each time this model would lose a wound, roll one D6: on a 6, that wound is not lost.
PSYKER
PSYKER
This model can attempt to manifest one psychic power in your Psychic phase, and attempt to deny one psychic power in your opponent’s Psychic phase. It knows Smite, and Armoured Resilience from the Sanctic discipline.
FACTION KEYWORDS: IMPERIUM, SANCTIC ASTARTES, GREY KNIGHTS
KEYWORDS: VEHICLE, CORE, PSYKER, DREADNOUGHT, SMOKESCREEN, HONOURED KNIGHT, VENERABLE DREADNOUGHT

Datasheet-related Stratagems

PSYCHIC CHANNELLING1CP
Grey Knights – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Even in the midst of ferocious combat, a Grey Knight can unfetter the full potential of their finely crafted psychic talents.

Use this Stratagem in your Psychic phase, when a GREY KNIGHTS PSYKER unit from your army is selected to manifest psychic powers. Until the end of the phase, each time a Psychic test is taken for that unit, roll one additional D6 and discard one of the dice.
PSYCHIC ONSLAUGHT1CP
Grey Knights – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Psi weaponry can be used to channel a battle-brother’s fury. The wrath of Titan is a cold and calm detestation that few can weather.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a GREY KNIGHTS PSYKER unit from your army is selected to shoot. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes a ranged attack with a psi weapon, add 1 to the Strength characteristic of that attack and improve the Armour Penetration characteristic of that attack by 1.
DEATH FROM THE WARP1CP
Grey Knights – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Utilising their warp-attuned senses during the timeless instant of teleportation, Grey Knights know exactly where the enemy are before they arrive. 'They emerge from the blinding flare of warp energies already firing.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a GREY KNIGHTS PSYKER unit from your army shoots. Until the end of the phase, each time a model in that unit makes a ranged attack, if that unit was set up on the battlefield using the Teleport Strike ability this turn, add 1 to that attack’s hit roll.
POWERFUL ADEPT1CP
Grey Knights – Battle Tactic Stratagem

Battle-brothers of the Grey Knights are masters of the arcane, capable of extending their powers through ritualistic projection.

Use this Stratagem in your Psychic phase, when a GREY KNIGHTS PSYKER unit from your army is selected to manifest psychic powers. Until the end of the phase, each time a psychic power is manifested by that unit, increase the range of that psychic power by 6".
SHADOW OF UNDYING LEGENDS1CP
Grey Knights – Epic Deed Stratagem

Grey Knights Dreadnoughts are a link to the Chapter's glorious past. They are living legends, whose mere presence inspires those battle-brothers who fight in their shadow to great deeds.

Use this Stratagem in your Command phase. Select one GREY KNIGHTS DREADNOUGHT model from your army. Until the start of your next Command phase, that model gains either the Rites of Battle ability or the Tactical Precision ability, as shown below:
  • Rites of Battle (Aura): While a friendly GREY KNIGHTS CORE unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a hit roll of 1.
  • Tactical Precision (Aura): While a friendly GREY KNIGHTS CORE unit is within 6" of this model, each time a model in that unit makes an attack, re-roll a wound roll of 1.
MENTAL FOCUS1CP
Grey Knights – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

In the midst of battle, Grey Knights can shut out pain, distraction and emotion to bring their psychic might to bear again and again.

Use this Stratagem in your Psychic phase. Select one GREY KNIGHTS PSYKER unit from your army. Until the end of the phase, that unit can attempt to manifest one more psychic power than normal.
HALOED IN SOULFIRE1CP
Grey Knights – Strategic Ploy Stratagem

The blazing glare of ancient technology and the shrouding coils of the immaterium often linger, obscuring the Grey Knights presence.

Use this Stratagem in your Movement phase, when a GREY KNIGHTS CORE unit from your army is set up on the battlefield using the Teleport Strike ability. Until the start of your next turn, each time an attack is made against that unit, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
HEXAGRAMMIC WARDS1CP
Grey Knights – Wargear Stratagem

Upon induction into the Chapter, every Grey Knight is trained to steel himself against psychic assaults.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent’s Psychic phase, before a Deny the Witch test is taken for a GREY KNIGHTS PSYKER unit from your army. When taking that test, roll one additional D6 and discard the lowest result.
MISTS OF DEIMOS1CP
Grey Knights – Wargear Stratagem

From hull-mounted launchers, Grey Knights’ vehicles fire smoke grenades whose effects are boosted by the obscuring powers of their psychic crews and sometimes called the Mists of Deimos.

Use this Stratagem in your opponent’s Shooting phase, when a GREY KNIGHTS SMOKESCREEN unit from your army is selected as the target of an attack. Until the end of the phase, each time an attack is made against that unit, subtract 1 from that attack’s hit roll.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.

Heavy plasma cannon used in the following datasheets:


– may take Heavy plasma cannon as an option.
Blast Weapons
Some weapons have ‘Blast’ listed in their profile’s abilities. These are referred to as Blast weapons. In addition to the normal rules, the following rules apply to Blast weapons:
  1. If a Blast weapon targets a unit that has between 6 and 10 models, it always makes a minimum of 3 attacks. So if, when determining how many attacks are made with that weapon, the dice rolled results in less than 3 attacks being made, make 3 attacks instead. For example, if a Grenade D6 weapon with the Blast rule targets a unit that has 6 or more models, and you roll a 2 to determine how many attacks are made, that roll is counted as being a 3 and that weapon makes three attacks against that unit.
  2. When a Blast weapon targets a unit that has 11 or more models, do not roll dice to randomly determine how many attacks are made – instead, make the maximum possible number of attacks. For example, if a Grenade D6 weapon with the Blast rule targets a unit that has 11 or more models, that weapon makes six attacks against that unit.
Blast weapons can never be used to make attacks against a unit that is within Engagement Range of the firing model’s unit, even if the weapon has the Pistol type or if the firing model is a VEHICLE or a MONSTER – firing high-explosives at point-blank range is simply unwise.

  • Blast Weapons: Minimum three attacks against units with 6+ models. Always make maximum number of attacks against units with 11+ models.
  • Can never be used to attack units within the firing unit’s Engagement Range.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.
Hit Roll
When a model makes an attack, make one hit roll for that attack by rolling one D6. If the result of the hit roll is equal to or greater than the attacking model’s Ballistic Skill (BS) characteristic (if the attack is being made with a ranged weapon) or its Weapon Skill (WS) characteristic (if the attack is being made with a melee weapon), then that attack scores one hit against the target unit. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends.

If an attack is made with a weapon that has an ability that says it ‘automatically hits the target’, no hit roll is made – that attack simply scores one hit on the target unit. An unmodified hit roll of 6 always scores a hit, and an unmodified hit roll of 1 always fails. A hit roll can never be modified by more than -1 or +1. This means that if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a hit roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be -2 or worse, it is changed to be -1. Similarly, if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a hit roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be +2 or better, it is changed to be +1.
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 1 point of damage on the target unit, and they are always applied one at a time. Do not make a wound roll or saving throw (including invulnerable saves) against a mortal wound – just allocate it as you would any other attack and inflict damage to a model in the target unit. Unlike damage inflicted by normal attacks, excess damage from 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.

If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, resolve the normal damage first. If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, but the normal damage is subsequently saved, the target unit still suffers the mortal wounds, as described before. If an ability modifies the damage inflicted by a weapon, and that weapon can inflict mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, the modifier does not apply to any mortal wounds that are inflicted (unless the rule specifically states otherwise).

  • Each mortal wound inflicted on a unit causes one model in the unit to lose one wound.
  • No saving throws can be made against mortal wounds.
  • Mortal wounds inflicted by attacks in addition to normal damage always apply, even if normal damage saved.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.
RAPID FIRE
Rapid fire weapons are versatile armaments capable of aimed single shots at long range or controlled bursts of fire at close quarters.
When a model shoots a Rapid Fire weapon, double the number of attacks it makes if its target is within half the weapon’s range.

  • Double number of attacks made if target is within half range.

Twin lascannon used in the following datasheets:

Heavy Support
Dedicated Transport

– may take Twin lascannon as an option.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.
Select Weapon
When a model makes a close combat attack, it must do so using a melee weapon (i.e. a weapon that has the ‘Melee’ type). The weapons a model is equipped with are described on its datasheet. If a model is not equipped with any melee weapons, or if it cannot make an attack with any of the melee weapons it is equipped with, then that model makes its attacks using a close combat weapon, which has the following profile:

WEAPONRANGETYPESAPD
Close combat weaponMeleeMeleeUser01

If a model has more than one melee weapon, select which it will use before resolving any attacks. If a model has more than one melee weapon and can make several attacks, it can split them between these weapons however you wish – declare which attacks are being made with which weapons before any attacks are resolved. If the selected weapon has more than one profile that you must choose between, you must declare which profile is being used at the same time. Different attacks made with such a weapon can be made using different profiles if you wish.

If your unit is making attacks with more than one melee weapon against a unit, and those weapons have different characteristics profiles, then after you have resolved an attack with one of those weapons you must, if any other weapons with the same characteristics profile are also being used to make attacks against that unit, resolve those attacks before resolving any attacks against the target with a weapon that has a different characteristics profile. Note that all the attacks you have declared are always resolved against the target unit even if, when you come to resolve an individual attack, no models in the target unit remain in range (this can happen because of models being destroyed and removed from the battlefield as the result of resolving other attacks made by the attacking model’s unit first).

  • Each close combat attack is made with a melee weapon.
  • A model makes attacks using the close combat weapon profile if it has no other melee weapons.
  • If a unit attacks with multiple weapons, all attacks made with weapons that have the same profile must be resolved before resolving attacks with the next.
Knights of Titan

Grey Knights’ skill with bolter and blade is alloyed with their psychic might to create truly formidable warriors.

This unit has the following abilities, which are described below: And They Shall Know No Fear; Bolter Discipline; Masters of the Warp.
Manifesting Psychic Powers
The same PSYKER unit cannot attempt to manifest Smite more than once during the same battle round. When you select a PSYKER unit to manifest psychic powers, you select one psychic power that unit knows and attempt to manifest it. With the exception of Smite, you cannot attempt to manifest the same psychic power more than once in the same battle round, even with different PSYKER units.

To manifest the psychic power, you must first pass a Psychic test. The opposing player can then select one of their PSYKER units that is within 24" of the PSYKER unit attempting to manifest the power and attempt to deny that power before its effects are resolved by passing a Deny the Witch test.

So long as the Psychic test was successful and the psychic power was not denied by a successful Deny the Witch test, the psychic power is successfully manifested and its effects, which will be described in the power itself, are then resolved. If the PSYKER unit can attempt to manifest more than one psychic power in its Psychic phase, you can then attempt to manifest those, one at a time, as described above. The number of psychic powers each PSYKER unit can attempt to manifest in its Psychic phase is listed on its datasheet.

  • Select psychic power.
  • You cannot select the same psychic power more than once per battle round, unless that power is Smite.
  • Attempt to manifest the psychic power by taking a Psychic test.
  • The opponent can attempt to deny the psychic power by taking a Deny the Witch test.
  • If successfully manifested, resolve the psychic power’s effects.
  • Select another psychic power.
Deny the Witch
When a PSYKER unit attempts to deny a psychic power, you must take a Deny the Witch test for that unit by rolling 2D6. If the total is greater than the result of the Psychic test, the Deny the Witch test is passed and the psychic power is denied. Only one attempt can be made to deny a psychic power. If a PSYKER unit can attempt to deny more than one psychic power in a psychic phase, this will be listed on its datasheet.

  • Deny the Witch: Passed if 2D6 exceeds result of the opposing PSYKER’s Psychic test.
  • Only one attempt can be made to deny each psychic power.
Smite
Smite has a warp charge value of 5. Add 1 to the warp charge value of this psychic power for each other attempt that has been made to manifest this power by a unit from your army in this phase, whether that attempt was successful or not. If manifested, the closest enemy unit within 18" of and visible to the psyker suffers D3 mortal wounds. If the result of the Psychic test was 11 or more, that unit suffers D6 mortal wounds instead.

  • Warp Charge 5: A Psychic test of 5+ is required to manifest Smite.
  • Warp charge increases by 1 for each other attempt to manifest Smite made in this phase.
  • If manifested, closest visible enemy unit in 18" suffers D3 mortal wounds.
  • If manifested with a Psychic test result of 11+, enemy instead suffers D6 mortal wounds.
Psychic Tests
When a PSYKER unit attempts to manifest a psychic power, you must take a Psychic test for that unit by rolling 2D6. If the total is equal to or greater than that power’s warp charge value, the Psychic test is passed. If you roll a double 1 or a double 6 when taking a Psychic test, that unit immediately suffers Perils of the Warp.

  • Psychic test: Passed if 2D6 equals or exceeds psychic power’s warp charge.
  • If double 1 or double 6 rolled, PSYKER suffers Perils of the Warp.
Saving Throw
The player commanding the target unit then makes one saving throw by rolling one D6 and modifying the roll by the Armour Penetration (AP) characteristic of the weapon that the attack was made with. For example, if the weapon has an AP of -1, then 1 is subtracted from the saving throw roll. If the result is equal to, or greater than, the Save (Sv) characteristic of the model the attack was allocated to, then the saving throw is successful and the attack sequence ends. If the result is less than the model’s Save characteristic, then the saving throw fails and the model suffers damage. An unmodified roll of 1 always fails.

ARMOURED RESILIENCE

The psyker channels the primordial energies of the empyrean through himself, infusing the armour of his allies with its power, hardening the ceramite beyond what could be achieved by Human artifice.

Blessing: Armoured Resilience has a warp charge value of 6. If manifested, until the start of your next Psychic phase, add 1 to armour saving throws made for models in this PSYKER’s unit.

The DREADNOUGHT keyword is used in the following Grey Knights datasheets:

The SMOKESCREEN keyword is used in the following Grey Knights datasheets:

The HONOURED KNIGHT keyword is used in the following Grey Knights datasheets:

The VENERABLE DREADNOUGHT keyword is used in the following Grey Knights datasheets:

Psychic Tests
When a PSYKER unit attempts to manifest a psychic power, you must take a Psychic test for that unit by rolling 2D6. If the total is equal to or greater than that power’s warp charge value, the Psychic test is passed. If you roll a double 1 or a double 6 when taking a Psychic test, that unit immediately suffers Perils of the Warp.

  • Psychic test: Passed if 2D6 equals or exceeds psychic power’s warp charge.
  • If double 1 or double 6 rolled, PSYKER suffers Perils of the Warp.
Teleport Strike

Grey Knights’ shrouded strike cruisers and battle barges can teleport their warriors en masse into the very heart of battle, their psychic warriors safe from the warp’s insidious touch.

During deployment, if every model in this unit has this ability, then you can set up this unit in a teleportarium chamber instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do, then in the Reinforcements step of one of your Movement phases you can set up this unit anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models.

The GREY KNIGHTS and DREADNOUGHT keywords are used in the following Grey Knights datasheets:

Wound Roll
Each time an attack scores a hit against a target unit, make a wound roll for that attack by rolling one D6 to see if that attack successfully wounds the target. The result required is determined by comparing the attacking weapon’s Strength (S) characteristic with the target’s Toughness (T) characteristic, as shown on the following table:

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 the result of the wound roll is less than the required number, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. An unmodified wound roll of 6 always successfully wounds the target, and an unmodified wound roll of 1 always fails. A wound roll can never be modified by more than -1 or +1. This means that if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a wound roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be -2 or worse, it is changed to be -1. Similarly, if, after all the cumulative modifiers to a wound roll have been calculated, the total modifier would be +2 or better, it is changed to be +1.
Teleport Strike

Grey Knights’ shrouded strike cruisers and battle barges can teleport their warriors en masse into the very heart of battle, their psychic warriors safe from the warp’s insidious touch.

During deployment, if every model in this unit has this ability, then you can set up this unit in a teleportarium chamber instead of setting it up on the battlefield. If you do, then in the Reinforcements step of one of your Movement phases you can set up this unit anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" away from any enemy models.

The GREY KNIGHTS and SMOKESCREEN keywords are used in the following Grey Knights datasheets:

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