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Blade Champion[2]

Blade Champions are Adeptus Custodes who seek out enemy leaders, to behead with their giant two handed Vaultswords.[1]


Blade Champions are afforded one of the greatest honours amongst the Custodes. After achieving many great deeds, their many names are etched within the Tome Eternal, which sits in the Emperor's own Throne Room.[3] Sitting below Shield-Captains in rank and serve as the second-in-command in Shield Companies, they act as leaders of smaller Adeptus Custodes forces[1]. In battle Blade Champions act as hunters of the highest caliber, seeking out and slaying key enemy commanders and champions in duels. Blade Champions often accrue unofficial bands of companions from within the Custodes and Sisters of Silence, leading them into battle.[3]

When not in battle, the Blade Champions practice the Custodes' Martial Ka'tah in the Imperial Palace's Colosseia Auris. Some of these fighting styles are only specifically used by the Champions' order.[2]

Known Blade Champion Ka'tah Fighting Styles

  • Behemor - Its clinical strikes, prevent even the toughest hide or armored hull to withstand the Champions' blows.[2]
  • Hurricanis - It lets the Champions carve their way through enemy ranks in a blur of blade and blood.[2]
  • Victus - Its execution techniques have been used by Champions to claim the lives of countless tyrants and warlords.[2]

Known Blade Champions


A Blade Champion[1]


Adeptus Custodes Forces
Commanders Captain-GeneralCustodian TribunateCaptain-CommanderShield-Captain
Elites Blade ChampionHetaeron GuardAquilon TerminatorEphoroiAllarus CustodianCustodian WardenVexilus PraetorApothecary
Troops Custodian GuardSentinel GuardSagittarum Guard
Fast Attack Agamatus Jetbike SquadronVertus PraetorVenetari
Dreadnoughts ContemptorContemptor-GalatusContemptor-AchillusTelemon
Vehicles CoronusCaladiusPallasVenerable Land RaiderRhinoGrav-RhinoGrav-RaiderGrav-Spartan
Aircraft StormbirdStorm EagleOrionAresAquila LanderTalionEquinox InterceptorZenith