Venerable Dreadnoughts are the oldest Space Marine Dreadnoughts still in service.
Venerable Dreadnoughts have fought in thousands of battles over several hundred or even thousands of years. From all those years of combat, the Venerable Dreadnoughts have gained vast knowledge of warfare and are experienced in almost any situation imaginable. Many years of continuous warfare have made them nearly impervious to harm and, combined with their knowledge of warfare and the galaxy, these Dreadnoughts have become very difficult to destroy. Ultimately, it requires the utter destruction of their sarcophagus to stop them.[Needs Citation]
Notable Venerable Dreadnoughts
- Bjorn the Fell-Handed of the Space Wolves, oldest Dreadnought
- Bannus of the Iron Hands, leader of Clan Kaargul
- Sybra of the Exorcists
Ultramarines Venerable Dreadnought