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Plasma Pistol

The Plasma Pistol is a smaller version of the Plasma Gun, just as dangerous as other Imperial Plasma Weapons.


Officers favour plasma pistols for their power to neutralize heavily-armoured enemies in an easily-handled pistol configuration. As well, their rarity marks plasma pistols as icons of status that the bearer is considered important enough to have access to one. Amongst Space Marines, plasma pistols are available to Assault Squads to become more effective as tank hunters.[Needs Citation]

Known Plasma Pistol Patterns

Helicon Pattern

A "subatomic" plasma pistol with an effective range of 100 meters and lethal out to 200 meters. It had a capacity of ten shots with a 25.73 second recharge time between each shot. Production discontinued in 843.M41 due to a 47% increase in the overheat margin per shot past the fifth shot.[3]

Mars Pattern

Primus Pattern

Primus Pattern Plasma Pistol[21]

Used by House Van Saar of Necromunda.[21]

Quinspirus Pattern

Quinspirus Pattern Plasma Pistol[23]

Used by House Orlock of Necromunda.[23]

Ryza Pattern

Heresy-era Ryza Sunspite Pattern Plasma Pistol[7]
  • Mk. III Ryza pattern: used by the Inquisition[20]
  • Mk. V Ryza pattern: used by the Inquisition[20]
  • Ryza Pattern "Wraith"- a duellist’s plasma pistol, made in limited numbers in the Calixis Sector and popular amongst the nobility there. Finely crafted (and correspondingly rare) these weapons are longer-ranged and higher-powered, but lacks s semi-automatic fire setting than Ryza’s typical plasma pistols.[1]
  • Ryza Pattern "Sunspite" - Used during the Horus Heresy[7]


Kronos Mk.III Plasma Pistol[8]
House Escher Vixen Plasma Pistol[22]
  • Mk V "Wrathfire": a more compact pattern than the Sunfury or Ultra.[6]
Etacarn Plasma Pistol[29]
  • The Etacarn Plasma Pistol is a Leagues of Votann Plasma Pistol design superior to its Imperial counterparts.[29]

Famous Plasma Pistol Users

Imperial Guard

Space Marines

Chaos Space Marines

Notable Plasma Pistols


See also



Space Marine Standard Infantry Weapons
Melee Weapons Combat KnifeChainswordChainfistPower SwordPower AxePower MaulPower FistPower LanceThunder HammerLightning ClawsForce SwordForce AxeForce StaveRelic BladeCrozius ArcanumExecutioner Relic BladeOmnissian Power AxeServo-Arm
One-Handed Weapons Boltstorm GauntletFlamestorm GauntletBolt PistolHeavy Bolt PistolAbsolvor Bolt PistolPlasma PistolHand FlamerInferno PistolNeo-Volkite PistolGrav-PistolAssault BolterPlasma ExterminatorPlasma CutterReductor PistolWeb PistolGrapnel Launcher
Two-Handed Weapons BolterAuto Bolt RifleStalker BolterStorm BolterBolt CarbineMarksman Bolt CarbineInstigator Bolt CarbineOcculus Bolt CarbineHeavy Bolt RifleExecutor Bolt RifleHellstorm Bolt RiflePlasma GunPlasma IncineratorAssault Plasma IncineratorFlamerPyreblasterMeltagunMelta RifleGrav-GunAstartes ShotgunScout Sniper RifleBolt Sniper RifleLas-FusilCombi-WeaponWebberVengeance Grenade Launcher
Heavy Weapons Heavy BolterExecutor Heavy BolterHellstorm Heavy BolterHeavy Melta RifleMulti-MeltaHeavy FlamerPyrecannonLascannonAutocannonAccelerator AutocannonHeavy Plasma IncineratorPlasma CannonGrav-CannonMissile Launcher (Superfrag LauncherSuperkrak LauncherVengor Launcher) • Assault Cannon
Attachment Weapons Astartes Grenade LauncherWrist-Mounted Grenade LauncherFragstorm Grenade LauncherGrenade HarnessCastellan LauncherCyclone Missile Launcher
Shields Storm ShieldBoarding ShieldRelic Shield
Grenades/Explosives Frag grenadeKrak grenadeMelta bombHaywire MineShock GrenadeSmoke GrenadeAnti-Plant GrenadeRad GrenadeStasis GrenadeVortex Grenade

Imperial Guard Weaponry
Melee Weapons
One-Handed Weapons
Two-Handed Weapons
Heavy Weapons

Adepta Sororitas Weapons
Melee Weapons ChainswordEvisceratorPower SwordHallowed MaceMace of the RighteousAnointed HalberdPower BladesNeural WhipArco-FlailBlessed WeaponDialogus StaffChirurgeon's ToolsStaff of BeliefNull RodRod of OfficeSarissaParagon War BladeParagon War Mace
One-Handed Projectile Weapons Bolt PistolPlasma PistolHand FlamerInferno PistolCondemnor Boltgun
Two-Handed Projectile Weapons BolterFlamerMeltagunStorm BolterCombi-Weapon
Heavy Weapons Heavy BolterHeavy FlamerMulti-Melta
Grenades Frag GrenadeKrak GrenadeMelta-Bomb