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Warhammer 40K: The Greater Good – Genestealer Cult Rules Preview

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Feb 5 2020

Custom Cults, more Warlord Traits, Stratagems and whole lot more are coming to boost the Genestealer Cults in The Greater Good!

The next chapter in the Psychic Awakening is coming soon and the Genestealer Cults are under the spotlight today. Games Workshop is showcasing some of their new rules so let’s dive into the spawning pool that is The Greater Good!

via Warhammer Community

Custom Cult Creeds

Feeling downtrodden? Crushed by the relentless yoke of the Imperial machine? Ever thought that joining a Genestealer Cult would solve all your problems but you’ve never managed to find the right one? Well, now you can start your own! The Greater Good lets you create your own Cult Creed by selecting any two rules from a comprehensive list.

Here we have a couple examples of the creeds you can choose to create your own cult.

Agile Outriders is perfect for anyone who wants to rock-and-roll with Atalan Jackals and the Jackal Alpha. This ability used to be exclusive to the Rusted Claw but now you can combine it with another creed to form a new cult all your own!

Unnatural Symbiosis is another powerful ability for all those Cult Psykers running around. Apparently, they work even better in pairs! Re-rolling 1s on your Psychic tests is a great way to boost your consistency.


Plus, the Genestealer Cults have some new Psychic Powers to toss around, too.

New Psychic Powers

For those players who prefer to use one of the six best-known Genestealer Cults, you now have access to a new psychic power, which can be taken instead of generating one from the Broodmind discipline.

It sounds like the six “classic” GSC are each getting a new psychic power. The Twisted Helix, for example, is getting Mutagenic Deviation which stacks really well with those nasty Purestrain Genestealer units:

A flat +1 to wound roll for melee attacks sounds pretty good to me! Now they just have to get into combat…

New Stratagems


Did you just set up a unit of Neophyte Hybrids and want to unload on your opponent? Why not make all their Autoguns Assault 2 for the round! Bring on the Dakka – for the Greater Good!

This is just one of many stratagems coming to the game when the Greater Good lands. The book will be up for Pre-Order this Saturday – and don’t forget the new Genestealer Cult Start Collecting box as well.

Have you heard the good news of the Four-Armed Emperor?

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