|Ranged: Projectile - Missile - Ordnance - Laser - Plasma - Melta - Auto - Bolt - Flame - Gauss - Sonic||Close Combat: Chain - Power - Force - Miscellaneous|
They are magnetically based[Needs Citation] weapons that break down the target into its component molecules layer by layer and attract the molecules back to the gun at incredible speed. This creates a flaying effect and can vaporise the most heavily armored warrior or blast a hole in a Land Raider. This means that even the most basic Necron Warrior has a chance to blast a hole through the heaviest armor and completely vaporise the most skilled Space Marine.
- Gauss Annihilator
- Gauss Blaster
- Gauss Cannon
- Gauss Exterminator
- Gauss Flayer
- Gauss Reaper
- Gauss Flux Arc
- Gauss Obliterator
- Heavy Gauss Cannon
Necron weaponry is not entirely understood by the Imperium, and so "gauss weapon" serves as a convenient, but not entirely accurate, description. The closest analog in human history is the M2-era Gauss rifle, which uses magnetic propulsion to accelerate a solid projectile towards the weapon's target, rather than using this force to strip away particles from the target.
- 1: Codex: Necrons (3rd Edition), pg. 14
- 2: Warhammer Community: Dissecting the Warhammer 40,000 Trailer (posted May 26 2020) (last accessed 5/27/2020)
- 3: Warhammer Community: Faction Focus: Necrons (posted 6/15/2020) (last accessed 6/15/2020)