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A Deathspitter[Needs Citation]

A Deathspitter is a Tyranid Bio-weapon. It is a highly complicated, multi-organism symbiotic weapon which launches corrosive maggot creatures through muscle spasms. Wherever the maggots strike, volatile fluids splatter across a wide area and sear any flesh and melt any armour it comes into contact with.[1][2]

Previous Editions

In 2nd Edition the Deathspitter was commonly carried by Tyranid Warriors and is formed from three different creatures. Inside the weapon is a warm, wet brood-chamber where the maggot creatures grow which form the ammunition. They have a tough outer shell and are filled with highly corrosive and volatile fluids. Next to the brood chamber is the arming orifice where resides a spider-jawed creature which strips the maggot's carapace off and drops it into the firing colon. The colon reacts to the corrosive flesh of the maggot by producing a powerful spasm to launch the creature out of the weapon. The maggot then impacts with something, splattering over a wide area and killing with a combination of velocity, poison and corrosive slime. The slime can eat through flesh and armour with ease.[3]


Tyranid Warrior with a Deathspitter[4]