Avenger Shuriken Catapult
The Avenger Shuriken Catapult is the standard weapon of the Dire Avenger Aspect Warriors. Compared to normal shuriken catapult the Avenger has an extended barrel, power feeds and inbuilt rangefinders, resulting in greater range and accuracy. Fully automatic the Avenger can fire 1,500 rounds per minute though at this rate it will deplete its ammunition core in just four seconds. Normally the Dire Avengers will use their weapon in semi-automatic mode, using precision to conserve their precious ammunition, and save full-automatic firing for close range assaults. While Avenger shurikens cannot punch through the heavy armour plating of Adeptus Astartes power armour, they will easily penetrate its weak points, including joints and eye lenses.
Notable Shuriken Catapults
- Gatekeepers Bastion - The Gatekeepers Bastion is a modified Avenger Shuriken Catapult made with with fortification and protection against environmental conditions in mind. The model includes reinforced casing around the barrel and magazine, and an augmented scope/range finder built with penetrating hostile planetary conditions as its primary function (snow storms, sand storms, etc.). The weapon's hefty casing makes for a much more solid impact, if the Dire Avenger is forced to strike a target in melee, and its seals make it far less prone to clogging and jamming in battle.
- 1: Codex: Eldar (6th Edition) pg.81
- 2: Codex: Eldar (4th Edition) pg.30
- 3: Imperial Armour Volume Eleven - The Doom of Mymeara, Pg. 32
- 4: Path of the Seer (Novel) - Destiny
- 5: Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade
|Craftworld Eldar Weaponry|
|Melee Weapons||Biting Blade • Chainsword • Chainsabre • Diresword • Executioner • Mirrorsword • Ghostsword|
|One-Handed Weapons||Fusion Pistol • Shuriken Pistol • Laser Lance|
|Two-Handed Weapons||Avenger Shuriken Catapult • Shuriken Catapult • Death Spinner • Flamer • Fire Pike • Fusion Gun • Lasblaster • Haywire Launcher|
|Heavy Weapons||Bright Lance • Eldar Missile Launcher • Scatter Laser • Shuriken Cannon • Starcannon|
|Other||Mandiblasters • Haywire Grenade • Melta Bomb • Plasma Grenade|