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A Tyranid Prime with a Termagant

The Tyranid Prime is a highly evolved Tyranid Warrior, considered to be the apex of the Warrior strain.[1]


Tyranid Primes are highly intelligent, more so than their common counterparts. When they lead a brood of Tyranid Warriors, the brood acts as one entity using tactics and precision that military commanders find hard to match.[1] When in the presence of more powerful Tyranid creatures like a Hive Tyrant, a Tyranid Prime will defer synaptic control to it, but when alone a Prime is easily capable of turning a group of Tyranid creatures into an effective fighting force.[2]

It is only recently that Tyranid Primes have been recognized as a separate species from regular Warriors, though this is probably due to them blending in with the rest of the brood.[2]

Basic Info

Ordo Xenos
Departmento Analyticus Record
Designation Tyranid Prime
Average Height 2.4m
Average Weight 1.5 tonnes
Role Battlefield command
Threat evaluation High
Main Weaponry Devourer
Secondary Weaponry Fangs and claws
Tertiary Weaponry None

Games Workshop Miniatures

  • Tyranid Prime (2014)[3]
  • Winged Tyranid Prime (2023)[4]

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