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Broodlord miniature

Broodlords are a Tyranid leader organism, regarded as the epitome of the Genestealer breed.[1]


The Broodlord is always the first Genestealer to make planetfall when the Tyranids first infest a world. They are even more powerful than the standard Genestealer, and are specifically adept at infiltration to get closer to the enemy. They are very adaptable and highly intelligent as well as being a synapse creature. Their powerful talons can cut through most materials with ease.[1]

Basic Information

Ordo Xenos Departmento Analyticus Record
Designation Broodlord
Common Title Leech Master
Main Weaponry Scything claws and Rending Claws
Secondary Weaponry
Species Name Corporator primus
Average Height 2.8m
Average Weight 0.3 tonnes
First encountered
Role Infiltration assault
Threat evaluation High

Notable Broodlords


Canon Ambiguities

The relationship, if any, between the Broodlord and the Genestealer Patriarch (which is seen considerably less often in the current version of Warhammer) is unknown.

See also