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Flesh Hooks[6]

Flesh Hooks are a Tyranid Biomorph.


Usually equipped by Lictors, Flesh Hooks are sharp barbs attached to long, sinewy tentacles, which are kept coiled close to the Lictor's rib cage, until they are fired by a powerful muscle spasm. The Lictor can use these hooks either to scale sheer obstacles, or to snag luckless prey and drag it into the Lictor's waiting claws.[1]

Previous Editions

In 4th Edition and 3rd Edition Flesh Hooks are carbon-based sinews which can be launched through a bodily contraction in a form similar to a grapnel. This allows the creature to both hook into walls, giving them greater ability to climb, and attach to enemies from a distance to prevent them from attacking while the creature approaches.[2][3][4]

In 2nd Edition, Flesh Hooks were evident when the creature's molecular structure had been altered to include sharpened hooks which can be launched through muscular contraction from the creature's rib cage.[5]


Tyranid Biomorphs
Melee BoneswordClaws and TeethCrushing ClawsFeeder TendrilsFeeder TentacleLash WhipRending ClawsScything TalonsSharpened ClawsTail MaceTail ScytheTusksWrecking Ball
Ranged Acid SprayBalethorn CannonBarbed StranglerBio-cannonBio-electric PulseBio-plasmaBio-Plasmic CannonBio-TorpedoCluster SpinesDeathspitterDevourerDrool CannonEnhanced SensesFlamespurtFlesh 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