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Wraithguard with a D-Scythe[1]

D-Scythes, also known as Distortion Scythes, are advanced Eldar Vortex Weapons. Considered a sinister and taboo weapon, D-Scythes can rip the soul of an enemy from their body and banish it to the Warp. When fired, a D-Scythe emits no visible blast and leaves behind no damage, save the motionless corpses of those targeted. D-Scythes are normally wielded by Wraithguard in place of their Wraithcannons.[2]

The Eldar call the act of separating the spirit from its body "Cutting of the Crone's Cord", for in Eldar lore a strand ties the soul of a being to its material form. Tradition has it that only the Crone Goddess Morai-Heg herself has the right to sever this connection, for a mortal doing so is merely playing god. However as the desperate situation for the Eldar continues, more militant Autarchs are calling for more frequent deployment of these taboo weapons.[2]

D-Scythes are so fiendish that no mortal (only Wraithguard) could wield them.[3]

Heavy D-Scythe

Heavy D-Scythes are a heavier version of the D-Scythe commonly mounted under the wings of Hemlock Wraithfighters. Originally designed to sever the link between Tyranids and the Hive Mind, these powerful weapons can even scramble the engrams of soulless beings such as Necrons.[2]


Twin Heavy D-Scythes[4]


Craftworld Eldar Weaponry
Melee Weapons Biting BladeChainswordScorpion ChainswordChainsabreDireswordExecutionerMirrorswordGhostsword

GhostaxePower WeaponPowerbladeScorpion's ClawSinging SpearTriskeleWitchbladeWitch StaffStar Glaive

One-Handed Weapons Fusion PistolShuriken PistolLaser Lance
Two-Handed Weapons Avenger Shuriken CatapultShuriken CatapultDeath SpinnerFlamerFire PikeFusion GunLasblasterHaywire Launcher

Prism RiflePrism BlasterLong RifleReaper LauncherSpinneret RifleSunrifleTempest LauncherWraithcannonD-Scythe

Heavy Weapons Bright LanceEldar Missile LauncherScatter LaserShuriken CannonStarcannon
Other MandiblastersHaywire GrenadeMelta BombPlasma Grenade