|This article is about the Tyranid bio-form; for the Ecclesiarchy position, see Hierophant (Inquisition).|
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.
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 defense, the Hierophant is equipped with poisonous sacks that exude a gas lethal to non-Tyranid creatures.
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.
|Ordo Xenos Departmento Analyticus Record|
|Designation||Hierophant||Main Weaponry||2x Bio-cannon|
|Species Name||Tyranicus giganticus||Secondary Weaponry||Scything claws|
|Average Weight||53.5 tonnes||Tertiary Weaponry||Toxic spores|
|First encountered||Miral Prime|
|Role||Heavy shock troop|
Hierophant standing beside Tau
- 1: Imperial Armour Volume Four - The Anphelion Project, pg. 81
- 2: Codex: Tyranids (8th Edition), pg. 67
|Tyranid Planetary Forces|
|Command||Hive Tyrant • Broodlord • Tervigon • Norn-Queen|
|Elite||Hive Guard • Tyrant Guard • Lictor (Lictor Alpha) • Venomthrope • Zoanthrope (Neurothrope) • Pyrovore • Maleceptor • Toxicrene • Malanthrope • Dimachaeron|
|Basic||Tyranid Warrior (Tyranid Prime • Shrike) • Ravener (Ravener Alpha) • Genestealer (Ymgarl Genestealer) • Gaunt (Termagant • Hormagaunt • Spinegaunt) • Ripper (Sky-Slasher)|
|Heavy||Carnifex • Biovore • Haruspex • Cerebore • Trygon (Trygon Prime) • Mawloc • Tyrannofex • Exocrine • Dactylis • Malefactor • Hierodule • Sporocyst|
|Bio-Titans||Dominatrix • Hierophant • Viciator • Nautiloid • Vermis|
|Flyers||Gargoyle • Harpy • Harridan • Hive Crone • Tyrannocyte|
|Spores||Mieotic Spore • Mycetic Spore • Spore Mine • Mucolid Spore|
|Unique Tyranids||Swarmlord • Death Leaper • Doom of Malan'tai • Old One Eye • Parasite of Mortrex • Red Terror|