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40K: Cypher – A Closer Look

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Mar 8 2017

Games Workshop has a new video highlighting a shadowy figure – It’s time to take a closer look at Cypher!

via Warhammer Community

“We’re not sure any of us would have predicted that at the side of the Ultramarines’ Primarch would be Warhammer 40,000’s hide-and-seek champion 10,000 years running – but then Cypher has always been full of surprises.”

“Of all the secrets surrounding the Dark Angels, Cypher is perhaps the most compelling…”

We took a look at the Cypher Sprue earlier this week. It’s a fantastic model and kit over all. We also teased the return of the Fallen Angels as well. And I can also tell you after getting to look at his rules first hand in Rise of the Primarch, he’s not someone you want to get in a shooting competition with.

If you want to skip straight to the rules teasers from GW, Rules Writer Dave Sanders is back with the low-down on Cypher starting at the 1:56 mark.


“He’s armed with his iconic two pistols and they are both relics of time immemorial.”

His bolt pistol has some extra range and his Plasma Pistol never “Get’s Hot” – Oh and a handful of special rules to match:

He also fires them in overwatch with his full BS of 10. Yes – you read that right. He’s BS 10. Hitting on a re-rollable 2+ is as close as you’re going to get to “never missing” in 40k.

On top of that, Cypher always has a chance of denying your opponent VPs for “killing” him. He’s the Hide-and-seek champ for 10,000 years running for a reason!

However, Cypher does have a downside –  he can never be selected as your Warlord and he cause your Warlord to suffer a -1 Leadership penalty. Guilliman’s Unyielding Will rule is starting to make a bit more sense…


Cypher is available as a part of the Triumvirate of the Primarch which is hitting shelves this weekend!

Triumvirate of the Primarch $90

A strange fate binds Roboute Guilliman, Grand Master Voldus and the Fallen Angel Cypher together. They walk a path of providence; though whether it ends in damnation or deliverance, none can say. On the battlefield, this triumvirate of warriors is an unstoppable, inspiring force, bolstering the morale of those they lead while shattering enemy lines with their staggering strength. Cypher’s pistols roar as Voldus’ psychic powers lash out – all the while, Guilliman strides like a reborn god, bellowing rallying cries and striking down countless foes.


Cypher brings chaos where ever he goes…That’s little “c” chaos not, big “C” Chaos.

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