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General Structure

The Dark Heresy: Ascension rulebook was first published in 2010 by Fantasy Flight Games and it contains an expanded set of character development rules for the Warhammer 40,000 Dark Heresy Role-Playing Game System. The book also contains a small selection of new background material, although it is primarily concerned with the Inquisitorial duties and activities of an Ascension-level Inquisitorial Acolyte.


Dark Heresy: Ascension
Released 2010
Pages 255
ISBN ISBN 9781589947115
  • Introduction
  • Chapter I - Additional Rules
  • Chapter II - Inquisitor and Cadre
  • Chapter III - The Path to Ascension
  • Chapter IV - Ascended Skills and Traits
  • Chapter V - Ascended Psychic Powers
  • Chapter VI - Ascended Armoury
  • Chapter VII - Serving the Inquisition
  • Chapter VIII - Game Mastery
  • Chapter IX - Ascended Adversaries
  • Chapter X - The Red Wake


  • Lead Developer
Ross Watson
  • Writers
Alan Bligh, Andy Hoare, John French, and Sam Stewart
  • Additional Writer
Owen Barnes
  • Editing
Leigh Anne Gross
  • Dark Heresy Designed by
Owen Barnes, Kate Flack, and Mick Mason
  • Graphic Design and Layout
Kevin Childress and Mark Raynor
  • Cover Artist
Henning Ludvigsen
  • Interior Artists
Mark Beford, John Blanche, Alex Boyd, Matt Bradbury, Kevin Chin, Victoria Corbella, Paul Dainton, Sascha Diener, Simon Eckert, Wayne England, David Gallagher, David Griffith, Illich Henriquez, Imaginary Friends Studio, Nuala Kennedy, Igor Kieryluk, Anton Kokarev, Karl Kopinski, Clint Langley, Fares Maese, Aaron Panagos, Adrian Smith, Greg Smith, Theo Stylianides, Tiernan Trevallion, Andrea Uderzo, Kev Walker, John Wigley and Liu Yang
  • Art Direction
Zoë Robinson
  • Production Manager
Gabe Laulunen
  • Managing RPG Developer
Michael Hurley
  • Publisher
Christian T. Petersen

Games Workshop Team

  • Licensing Manager
Owen Rees
  • Licensing & Acquired Rights Manager
Erik Mogensen
  • Intellectual Property Manager
Alan Merrett
  • Head of Legal & Licensing
Andy Jones
  • Proofreaders
Jay Little, Thaad Powell, James Savage, and Paul Tucker
  • Special Thanks
A full list can be found on page 2.

Publication Details

  • ISBN 9781589947115