Eldar Rumours: Shuriken Weapons in 40K 6th Edition

More Eldar rumours floating about the Warhammer 40K blog-o-sphere.

If a recent Reddit-post by a (self-proclaimed) GW-employer is correct, the new 6th Edition Eldar should go up for pre-order on Saturday the 25th, less than two weeks from now.

Another, more curious rumour has been floated by Bell of Lost Souls. Curious, because it gives two mutually exclusive versions on how the new Codex will treat the Eldar Shuriken weaponry.

Only one (or none) can be right. Have a look yourself!

#1 – BOLS Eldar Shuriken Rumours

From BoLS:

Word has reached us of two divergent schools of though for the latest codex shuriken family, and the jury is still out on which one was ultimately selected. Both are highly divergent from the short-ranged 12″ S:4 AP:5 Assault 2 weapon we have now (oh those poor, poor Guardians). Here we go folks:

OPTION A: The Bane of Flesh

Shuriken Pistol 12″ S:4 AP5 Pistol, Fleshbane
Shuriken Catapult 18″ S:4 AP5 Assault 2, Fleshbane
Dire Avenger Shuriken Catapult 24″ S:4 AP:5 Assault 2, Fleshbane
Shuriken Cannon 24″ S:6 AP:5 Assault 3, Fleshbane
Shuriken Shreiker Cannon 24″ S:6 AP:5 Assault 3, Fleshbane, Poison(4+), Pinning

OPTION B: The Rain of Shuriken

Shuriken Pistol 12″ S:4 AP5 Pistol
Shuriken Catapult 18″ S:4 AP5 Salvo2/4
Dire Avenger Shuriken Catapult 24″ S:4 AP:5 Salvo 2/4
Shuriken Cannon 24″ S:6 AP:5 Salvo 3/6
Shuriken Shreiker Cannon 24″ S:6 AP:5 Salvo 3/6, Poison(4+), Pinning

#2 – The Coming of the Eldar

Anyone willing to make a wager which of these two options (if any) it will be?

Fleshbane (wounding on a 2+) sounds fishy to me, especially combined (!) with Poison. Whatever the case may be, both “versions” seem to agree that Shuriken Catapults get a boost in range.

What do you think?

I would love to hear your thoughts on these interweb-whispers!




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  • http://games-knight.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1 Gravius

    They both sound a little too powerful for my liking (especially as the standard weapon on basic troops anyway). I could see them having ‘shred’ rather than fleshbane though, maybe.

    • http://pinsofwar.net/ Zweischneid

      I’ve seen a few people mention ‘shred’ on forums (or something like it that applies to shooting attacks as well).

      It might be more balanced (yeah, Fleshbane is just wild), but it would (IMO) be very cumbersome, having the default weapon on Guardians, Jetbikes, Wave Serpents, etc.. all constantly re-rolling their to-wound.

      • http://games-knight.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1 Gravius

        Well, every Eldar army I’ve ever played against already re-rolls all their rolls and then gets me to re-roll saves thanks to bloody farseers ;) Also, if their weapons come with re-rolls we might see some different psychic powers coming out of those Eldar psykers eyes :)

  • Fenrisful

    The rain of shuriken is definately the most likely, unless they lower the point cost of guardians and avengers, they really need a higher number of shots.

  • disqus_I1VIVQiPZK

    It makes more sense to me for them to get shredding, it works fluff wise and isn’t as broken as fleshbane, though I know that wasn’t the question just felt that it needed to be said

    • http://pinsofwar.net/ Zweischneid

      Well. We won’t have to wait long now to find out.

      That said, the Eldar pre-release times were riddled with so many hopeful wishlisting disguised as rumours (Plastic Avatar, New Jetbikes, Dual-Aspect-Warrior Plastic Kits, Eldar Dragonriders,what-have-you), that even the rumours I thought had at least some logic to them appear to be largely off.

  • http://pinsofwar.net/ Zweischneid

    You were credited in the post the picture appeared in.


    This post doesn’t actually have a picture, so it automatically draw a pic filed under “Eldar” as thumbnail. I am sorry.