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Gauss Weaponry are horrifying devices used by the Necrons. They are magnetically based 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.
There are several variations of Gauss Weaponry, including:
- Gauss Flayer
- Gauss Blaster
- Gauss Cannon
- Heavy Gauss Cannon
- Gauss Flux Arc
- Gauss Annihilator
- Gauss Obliterator
- Gauss Exterminator
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.