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Bonesword[4]

A Bonesword is a Tyranid close combat Biomorph which can drain the life-force out of its victims.[1]

A bonesword is living organism, which has a small brain situated deep within its hilt and has a rudimentary sentience that allows it to gradually grow in length and repair any battle damage to itself and maintain a deadly monomolecular edge. However, it is completely slaved to the will of its wielder and is incapable of any independent thought.[1] The weapon is made of chitin and constantly crackles with powerful psychic energy that flows along embedded nerve tendrils to create a psychic field around the blade, effectively creating a biological version of a force weapon. This energy amplifies in potency when in close proximity to another bonesword, such as when used in pairs[3]. It is serrated on both edges and was originally a creature's massively elongated horn.[3]

The bonesword can generate a powerful surge of psychic energy when stimulated by its user.[1]

Prior Editions

In 4th Edition, the bonesword's hilt, when stimulated by combat, can send out psychic pulses to nearby Tyranid creatures with the aims of whipping them into a killing frenzy.[2] This ability is not present in the 5th Edition version.

Images

Hive Tyrant armed with a Bonesword and Heavy Venom Cannon.

Sources


Tyranid Biomorphs
Melee BoneswordClaws and TeethCrushing ClawsFeeder TendrilsFeeder TentacleLash WhipRending ClawsScything TalonsSharpened ClawsTail MaceTail ScytheTuskedWrecking Ball
Ranged Acid SprayBalethorn CannonBarbed StranglerBio-cannonBio-electric PulseBio-plasmaBio-Plasmic CannonBio-TorpedoCluster SpinesDeathspitterDevourerDrool CannonEnhanced SensesPyrovoreFlamespurtFlesh HooksFleshborer HiveFleshborerGrasping TongueHeavy Venom CannonImpaler CannonPyro-acid BatteryRupture CannonRipper TentaclesSeed SporeShockcannonSpike RifleSpine BanksSpinefistSpore CystsSpore Mine LauncherStinger SalvoStranglethorn CannonStranglewebTentaclidThorax SwarmVenom Cannon
Armour Armoured ShellBonded ExoskeletonChitinExtended CarapaceHardened CarapaceReinforced ChitinToughened Exoskeleton
Support Abhorrent PheremonesAccelerated DigestionAcid BloodAcid MawAdaptive ExoskeletonAdrenal GlandsAdrenaline SacAdrenal WebsBio-Metallic CystBlinding VenomChameleonic SkinContainment SpinesDermic SymbiosisDynamic CamouflageEnhanced ResistanceEnhanced SensesFrag SpinesHypermetabolic AccelerationImplant AttackMembranous MobilityMetamorphic RegrowthMorphic SinewsOptic MembranesRegenerateSporemist SpinesSymbiote RippersSynaptic AugmentationSynaptic EnhancementThornbackToxic MiasmaToxin SacsVenom SacsWings



Genestealer Cult Weaponry
Melee Weapons ChainswordBoneswordCultist KnifeForce WeaponPower MaulPower PickPower HammerLocus BladesHeavy Rock DrillHeavy Rock CutterHeavy Rock SawToxin InjectorSanctus Bio-DaggerNeurotraumal RodInjector GoadRending ClawsScything TalonsLash Whip
One-Handed Projectile Weapons AutopistolBolt PistolHand FlamerStub PistolLaspistolLiberator AutostubNeedle PistolWeb Pistol
Two-Handed Projectile Weapons AutogunLasgunFlamerGrenade LauncherNeedlerMining LaserSeismic CannonShotgunSniper RifleWebber
Heavy Weapons AutocannonHeavy BolterHeavy FlamerHeavy StubberLascannonHeavy Mining LaserMissile LauncherHeavy Seismic CannonMortar
Grenades Blasting ChargesDemolition ChargeKrak GrenadeFrag Grenade