Tyranid Warriors are synaptic foot troops of the Hive Fleets. Warriors are among the most important Tyranids in battle, as not only are they powerful and deadly creatures, they are synapse creatures, directing lesser creatures and forming the focal points of the Hive Mind.
Tyranid Warriors are large creatures, although significantly smaller than the massive Hive Tyrants. They are fast and powerful, with the capability to be strong at ranged combat or in close quarters in a similar fashion to the Hive Tyrant.
The Tyranid Warrior (gladius) is a species of the Warrior (tyranicus tyranicii) genus. The gladius species itself is highly adaptable to any battle role, with over 212 known variants - combining flying, walking, leaping biomorphs, with biological ranged weapons or assault symbiotes like Scything Talons or Rending Claws or both.
|Ordo Xenos Departmento Analyticus Record|
|Species Name||Tyranicus gladius|
|Average Weight||1.2 tonnes|
|Secondary Weaponry||Fangs and claws|
Minor Tyranid Warrior Variants
- Tyranid Huntsmen use powerful bioweaponry to break a squad before using their iron-hard claws to eviscerate the survivors.
- Tyranid Lashers pull their prey close to them with Lash Whips before pumping their bodies full of venomous barbs.
- Tyranid Shrikes, formerly known as Harpies are winged Warriors able to take variable weapon loadouts, and provide synapse to Gargoyles and other flying Tyranids.
- 1: Codex: Tyranids (3rd Edition), pg. 39
- 2: Codex: Tyranids (4th Edition), pg. 37
- 3: Codex: Tyranids (5th Edition), pg. 36
|Command||Hive Tyrant • Broodlord|
|Elites||Hive Guard • Lictor • Malanthrope • Pyrovore • Ravener • Venomthrope • Tyranid Warrior/Tyranid Prime • Tyrant Guard • Zoanthrope|
|Basic||Genestealer/Ymgarl Genestealer • Hormagaunt • Spinegaunt • Termagant • Ripper|
|Heavy||Biovore • Carnifex • Hierodule • Mawloc • Tervigon • Trygon/Trygon Prime • Tyrannofex|
|Airborne||Gargoyle • Harpy • Harridan • Shrike|
|Bio-Titans||Dominatrix • Hierophant|
|Spores||Mieotic Spore • Mycetic Spore • Spore Mine|
|Unique Tyranids||Swarmlord • Death Leaper • Doom of Malan'tai • Old One Eye • Parasite of Mortrex • Red Terror|