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The Abattoir is a Necron vehicle used to harvest life in preparation for sacrifice to the C'tan.[1]


Once called World Harvesters by the Eldar, the Abattoirs are more building than vehicle, and have been responsible for the destruction of many worlds and civilisations. During ancient times these pyramid-sized constructs were used when slave races could not be transported to the temples of the C'tan to be sacrificed.[1]

Unlike most Necron units and vehicles the Abattoir does not have phasing capacities; instead, it has to be brought to a world to be deployed on site. This is generally done by a rapid-deployment ship like the Scythe Class Harvester. Once on the surface, it walks around, supported by tentacle-like limbs that are deployed from its capacitor sub-pyramids.[1]

Like most Necron units the Abattoir makes heavy use of Gauss Weaponry, although its armaments are much stronger. An Abbatoir's weapons not only flay their victims where they stand, but also harvest their pain and fear at the moment of death, creating a stored source of sustenance for the C'tan. In addition to these weapons, it carries massive swarms of Scarabs inside; normally used for maintenance purposes, they can also be deployed offensively.[1]


Necron Forces
Command Phaeron (SzarekhImotekh the Stormlord) • Overlord (Anrakyr the TravelerTrazyn the InfiniteNemesor Zahndrekh) • Lord (Vargard ObyronLokhust LordFlayer KingSkorpekh Lord) • Royal Warden
Crypteks Chronomancer (Orikan the Diviner) • PlasmancerPsychomancerTechnomancer (Illuminor Szeras) • Apprentek
Infantry WarriorsImmortals (DespotekGuardian) • PariahsDeathmarksLychguardsTriarch PraetoriansFlayed OnesCryptothrall
Destroyer Cult Hexmark DestroyerLokhust DestroyerLokhust Heavy DestroyerOphydian DestroyerSkorpekh Destroyer
Grav-vehicles and Crewed Walkers Annihilation BargeCatacomb Command BargeDoomsday ArkGhost ArkTesseract ArkTomb BladeMonolith (Doomsday Monolith) • MegalithObeliskTesseract VaultDias of Dominion and Triarchal MenhirsTriarch Stalker
Canoptek Constructs AcanthriteDoomstalkerPlasmacyte (ReanimatorAccelerator) • ReanimatorScarabSeraptekSpyderTomb SentinelTomb StalkerWraith
Aircraft Doom ScytheNight ScytheNight Shroud
Structures PylonSentry PylonStarstele
Titan-Class Engines AbattoirÆonic Orb
C'tan C'tan ShardsAza'gorod, the NightbringerMag'ladroth, the Void DragonMephet'ran, the DeceiverNyadra'zatha, the Burning One (Dias of Dominion) • Tesseract Vault