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40K: White Dwarf Brings On The Ynnari

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Apr 22 2019

The Ynnari are coming in May and now we have better picture of what they are bringing with a new Index Xenos Update in White Dwarf.

We knew the Ynnari were on deck for a new “Index” update inside next month’s White Dwarf. The teaser from the April issue showed us that. We even have some questions from the lore that need answers with their return, too. Now those questions probably won’t get answered with this “mini-dex” but we might get lucky. Hopefully GW will address their “absence” since the storyline has shifted away from the birth of Ynnead and more towards the Imperial vs Chaos battles. We will all have to wait and see.

So many questions…so little time.

In the meantime, GW has confirmed some of the things we can expect in the next White Dwarf for the Ynnari.

via Warhammer Community

“The hybrid Aeldari faction of the Ynnari are the subject of a fascinating Index Xenos article. It kicks off with a detailed background section that summarises the seismic events of Wake the Dead and the Fracture of Biel-Tan, and the rite of awakening that stirred Ynnead, the God of the Dead, into being.”

At least we’re getting a recap of those events. While Wake the Dead might still be available, Fracture of Biel-Tan is not. That makes it kind of hard for newer players to get caught-up on the lore – or even older vets who might have been taking a break for a bit and are coming back to an updated Grimdark Universe. If you missed the tale-end of 7th edition, this might be the best way to catch-up on the Ynnari.




But that’s not all – we’re also getting a ton of rules for the Ynnari. What type of rules? I’m glad you asked:

  • New Datasheets for Yvraine, the Visarch, and the Yncarne
  • 17 Stratagems For the Ynnari
  • 6 Warlord Traits
  • 6 Relics of Ynnead
  • 6 Tactical Objectives
  • 6 Psychic Powers for the Revenant Discipline

If nothing else, this White Dwarf will certainly expand on the rules for this faction. Plus, this White Dwarf represents a new opportunity to get a hold of the Ynnari Rules now that the Index: Xenos I isn’t exactly for sale from them anymore. And hey – if you are a Ynnari fan, you’re getting double the Psychic Powers to use along with a TON of other stuff to boot.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the upcoming May White Dwarf if you want to get your hands on these rules! It’s going to be very interesting to learn what Games Workshop has done with this faction!


It’s only three models but they have made an HUGE impact on the lore and the game!

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