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Necron Warscythe

A Warscythe is Necron weapon composed of Necrodermis and similar to the Phase Blades used by the Imperium. Warscythes are used by Necron Overlords, Necron Lords, Lychguards, and Pariahs. It is of a similar design to the Staff of Light, although it has no ranged attack (when wielded by a Lord) and is more formidable in combat. The Pariahs, however, carry a model of Warscythe that has a Gauss Blaster built into it. They are made of the same Living metal as their ships and bodies and can carry itself effortlessly through all types of armour, including heavy energy fields, thanks due to its own entropic field generator.[2] A well directed attack can take off the end of a Leman Russ Battle Tank or scythe open the side of a bunker. A Warscythe's power core blazes with the heraldic color of its wielders Necron Dynasty.[2]

A curious side effect of the warscythe’s power field is to render the weapon almost impossible to destroy. There are several well-documented instances of warscythes surviving direct hits from lascannons, and even from turbo-lasers, with little harm to show for it. Unfortunately, this protection does not extend to the wielder, and it is quite common for a warscythe to survive a battle where its master does not.[2]


A Necron Lord with a Warscythe

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