Also known as a Death-Head of Nurgle, Blight Grenades are explosive devices bloated and swollen with pathogens used by Plague Marines. When they explode the resulting shrapnel carries deadly toxins and contagions that can penetrate cracks in armour, cause flesh to boil and slough away, and fill the air with blinding spores, all the while keeping the victim alive until the very end. Some versions of Blight Grenades resemble maggot-filled shrunken heads, while others are made from the actual heads of slain enemies.
- 1: Deathwatch: Mark of the Xenos, pg. 126
- 2: Imperial Armour Volume Seven - The Siege of Vraks - Part Three, pg. 15