Grey Knights 8th Edition Codex: Leak Compilation

Aug 2, 2017

Time for another leak and rumor compilation, this time for Warhammer 40k 8th edition Grey Knights codex rumors and leaks. As with the other compilations the Warhammer 40k 8th edition Grey Knights codex will feature both Games Workshop community info and any other Internet leaks and rumors as they come!

Check back everyday as new leaks and rumors for Warhammer 40k 8th edition Grey Knights Codex will be added, without notification.

Official Release Date Aug 12th with Pre-orders starting Aug 5th.

Grey Knights Product Release Prices

  • Codex: Grey Knights $40
  • Datacards: Grey Knights $15
  • Grand Master Voldus: $35

New Psychic Powers

  • Vortex of Doom: WC 8 Target nearest enemy model within 12″that unit suffers D3 Mortal Wounds and any unit within 3″. D6 wounds on 12+ manifest test.
  • Astral Aim: WC 5 Pick a friendly Grey Knight unit within 18″ of the Psyker. Until your next Psychic phase the unit you picked can target any unit that is not visible to them and the target doesn’t gain any bonuses for cover.
  • Sanctuary: WC 6 Give a unit within 12″ +5 invulnerable and +1 to unit which already has an invulnerable save.

Grey Knights Relics

  • Banner of Refining Flame: Paladin Ancient or Brotherhood Ancient only. Model with this loses the Rites of Banishment ability. Smite has a range of 6″ and inflicts D6 damage instead of D3.
  • Fury of Deimos: Replace Stormbolter with Range 30″ Rapid Fire 3 AP -1 S5 D1
  • Destroyer of Crysyllix: Replace Nemesis Daemon Hammer x2 Str, -3 AP D4 Subtract 1 from to hit
  • Soul Glaive: Replace Nemesis Halberd with +1 Str -3 AP D3 damage Re-roll to hit and to wound
  • Domina Liber Daemonica -1 LD to Daemons within 6″
  • Cuiress of Sacrifice: Infantry model only. Ignore wounds on 5+

Warlord Traits

  • Lore Master: Know one additional Psychic power
  • Nemesis Lord: Add 1 to the damage of melee weapons cannot work on with Grey Knight relics
  • Unyielding Anvil: Within 6″ all grey knights pass Morale
  • Hammer of Righteousness: When charging add 1 to wound roll
  • First to the Fray: Re-roll failled Charge rolls within 6″
  • Daemon Slayer: -1 to invluerable saves for Daemons when wounded by Warlord

Point Changes

Stratagems

  • Finest Hour: 2CP Use at the start of your turn. A single Character can double the range of any aura ability on its datasheet to 12″ for this turn.
  • Mental Focus: 1CP Cast an addition psychic power in the psychic phase.
  • Psychic Channelling: 1CP When attempting a psychic power roll 3 dice and pick the two highest.
  • Armoury of Titan: 1/3 CP Your army can take an extra relic or two extra relics for 3 CPs. All relics must be given to different characters.
  • Hounor the Chapter: 3CP Same as Space Marine Equivalent
  • Only in Death Does Duty End: 1CP When a Grey Knight Character is slain, that model may immediately either shoot as if it were the Shooting phase or fight as if it was the Fight phase.
  • Wisdom of the Ancients: Select a Grey Knight Dreadnought. Until the end of the phase you can re-roll any to hit rolls of 1 for Grey Knight units within 6″ of the Dreadnought.
  • Tactical Flexibility: 1 CP Same as Space Marine Equivalent
  • Orbital Bombardment 3 CP Same as Space Marine Equivalent
  • True Silver Armour: 1 CP Vehicle 5+ ignore mortal wounds.
  • The Aegis: 2 CP Psyker or Vehicle can deny on 3 dice and take the two highest.
  • Teleportation Boost: 1 CP Interceptor Squad can shunt again.
  • Heed the Prognosticators: 2 CP Use at the start of your turn +1 to Invulnerable saves for a Character until the start of your next turn.
  • Psychic Onslaught: 2 CP Use before a unit shoots. Str and AP +1 for Psycannons and Psilencers
  • Psybolt Ammunition: 2 CP Use before unit shoots. Str and AP +1 for all types of Bolters
  • Teleportarium: 1 CP During Deployment set unit aside. At the end of your any of your movement phases set up unit anywhere on the battlefield 9″ away from an enemy unit.

Leaked Rules

  • Grand Masters can take Nemesis Dreadknight Armour.
  • Getting Stormhawk Interceptor & Stormtalon added to army
  • Brotherhood of Psykers get +1 to casting and denying psychic powers.
  • Objective Secured Troops

Warhammer Community Page Article Summaries

Grey Knights are getting their hands on some new units. The most exciting of these is the option to take a Nemesis Dreadknight for the Grand Master. The higher Ballistic Skill of the Grand Master pays dividends with the powerful ranged weapons such as the heavy psycannon, while the Grand Master’s iron halo makes the Dreadknight even more durable. Most excitingly, you’ll be able to field an entire army of nothing but Dreadknights by using Spearhead Detachments – by our calculations, you can fit about 8 into 2000 points comfortably.

Grey Knights players are also gaining access to the Stormtalon Gunship and Stormhawk Interceptor, adding some much needed and potent anti-air options in a largely melee-focused army.

The new psychic powers are going to be great for every Grey Knights player. Moreso than any other army in the game (bar perhaps the heretical followers of Tzeentch), the Grey Knights are an army that dominates the psychic phase. You’ll be able to make use of all six of your psychic powers every game, and each one is very useful. Our favourite is Astral Aim, which allows Grey Knights units to ignore cover and even fire through walls – combo this with a Purgation Squad wielding psilencers to devastate crucial enemy units that try to hide from the Emperor’s judgement.

Stratagems are another potent addition to the Grey Knights. With excellent Troops choices like Strike Squads  and Terminator Squads, it’s easy to grab loads of Command Points in a Grey Knights army, and there’s some great new abilities to spend them on:

Honour the Chapter is devastating – there’s very little in the game that can stand up to a unit of Paladins attacking twice.

Only in Death Does Duty end is a lethal combination with Grey Knights characters and a great way to guarantee a dangerous enemy character pays for killing your favourite Grand Master, (especially if he’s in a Dreadknight).

Wisdom of the Ancients is a useful aura ability and an efficient way to boost the accuracy of the high volume, high powered fire from Grey Knights weapons like psycannons.

Finally, there are Relics for you to build Grey Knights heroes of your own. As well as returning classics like the Soul Glaive and the Cuirass of Sacrifice, there are some new and unusual artefacts like the Banner of Refining Flame, which allows a Grey Knights Paladin Ancient to incinerate enemies with a super-charged Smite:

 

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