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Targetdrone.gif This article is about the Tyranid bio-form; for the Ecclesiarchy position, see Hierophant (Inquisition).
Tyranid Hierophant[4]

The Hierophant biotitan is an immense, hideous creature, towering over the battlefield and bristling with spines, tendrils and symbiote weapons. They are amongst the largest bio-creatures yet encountered amongst the swarms of the Tyranid hive fleets, comparable in size and power to an Imperial Titan.[1]


A brood of Hierophants are likely to be at the forefront of a major Tyranid attack. They are armed with massive Bio-cannons, multiple claws and chitin blades, and armoured with a thick chitinous hide that exudes poisonous spores from rends in the plates. In addition, the creature's vulnerable belly region is protected by spiny tendrils which lash out at any enemy who gets too close. These tendrils are capable of impaling or strangling with incredible force. As a last defence, the Hierophant is equipped with poisonous sacks that exude a gas lethal to non-Tyranid creatures.[1]

Hierophant close-up view

Like all Tyranid creatures, the bio-titan seems to be able to mutate rapidly, evolving new weapons and defences. Other variants of the biotitan have been identified with huge crushing claws or long scything blades, cluster spines and other bio-weapons.[2]

Basic Information

Ordo Xenos Departmento Analyticus Record
Designation Hierophant Main Weaponry 2x Bio-cannons
Common Title Biotitan
Species Name Tyranicus giganticus Secondary Weaponry Scything claws
Average Height 15m
Average Weight 53.5 tonnes Tertiary Weaponry Toxic spores
First encountered Miral Prime
Role Heavy shock troop
Threat evaluation Extreme


See also


Tyranid Planetary Forces
Commanders Norn-QueenHive TyrantNeurotyrant (Neuroloid) • BroodlordNeurothropeTervigonTyranid PrimeTrygon PrimeMalanthrope
Elites BiovoreTyrant Guard (Hive Guard) • Lictor (NeurolictorDeathleaper) • LeaperPyrovoreVenomthropeZoanthrope
Troops Tyranid Warrior (Shrike) • RavenerGenestealerGaunt (TermagantHormagauntBarbgauntNeurogaunt) • Ripper (Sky-Slasher)
Monstruous Creatures Carnifex (ThornbackStone CrusherScreamer-Killer) • DimachaeronExocrineHaruspexMaleceptorPsychophageSporocystToxicreneTyrannofex
Gargantuan Creatures CereboreDactylisHieroduleMalefactorMawlocNorn EmissaryNorn AssimilatorTrygon
Bio-Titans DominatrixHierophantViciatorNautiloidVermis
Flying Creatures GargoyleHarpyHarridanHive CroneTyrannocyte
Spores Meiotic SporeMycetic SporeSpore MineMucolid Spore
Unique Tyranids SwarmlordDoom of Malan'taiOld One EyeParasite of MortrexRed Terror