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6th Edition Psyker Disciplines


With the changing in psychic powers, it was time to do a little digging to discover what we might be seeing as far as what disciplines might be in 6th edition. These come from the A Thousand Sons novel from the Black Library.

First off here is the relevant  rumor from yesterday discussing psychic powers.
-There will be at least 4+ "Disciplines" of Psychic Powers in the game. (WFB has 8 lores)

-Disciplines seem to fall roughly along the lines of the sects described in the novel "A Thousand Sons" as used by the Heresy-Era chapter.

For the complete rumor set on psychic powers.... here is the link
http://www.natfka.blogspot.com/2012/05/6th-edition-psychic-powers.html#more

With these rumors in mind, here are those disciplines from the novel. This seems like the direction we are headed.
Corvidae - Precogs: Ahriman was the head Corvidae.
Pyrae - Pyromancers
Pavoni - biomancers: Healers and Fleshchangers

Athanaeans - Telepathy
Raptora - Telekinesis  Were able to create Kine Shields for protection





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  1. Hmm... Interesting. Only time will tell for this one, I think.

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  2. The above disciplines also match those in Dark Heresy: biomancy, divination, pyromancy, telekinetics and telepathy.

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    1. I'm starting to like this "space magic" concept.

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  3. I'm getting pretty excited to be able to use my Thousand Sons as they are in the novel. I was using 'counts as' Space Wolves, as it could pack a lot of psykers into the list. I've left them by the wayside though, I want to learn one codex and stick with it...so I'm hoping the new Chaos Dex will do the trick. I also couldn't stand all the wolf references ;)

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  4. Not sure how Athanaeans would work on the tabletop outside of manipulating reserve rolls and maybe mindwar.
    Pyrae are likely very blasty, Pavoni and Raptora might buff units and Corvidae get rerolls, traps and deployment dickery.
    Just a guess, but I'd say: Pyrae = Lore of Fire; Pavoni = Lore of Life; Corvidae = Lore of Heavens; Raptora = Lore of Metal; Athanaeans = Lore of Shadows. All in terms of intent and effect, not in terms of fluff, of course.

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  5. It's quite curious that idea of "disciplines" in 40K.In my opinion,8 or 9 disciplines is the number of them,like colours of magic in WFB.
    Thousand Sons were 9 "sects"(Well,in first time 10 but they lose one fighting orks),one for each discipline.
    But my question is:4+ just for "Empire" and similar or more and specific for some races(Chaos,Eldar,...)?

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    1. I think one of the rumors mentioned race specific disciplines.

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    2. It's basically like this: The above disciplines are 'schools' of psychic powers that nearly all races have learned in some capacity and nearly every psyker of some talent can learn, though each of the schools require a lot of dedication, so good look learning more than one school in a human life.
      Minor Cantrips are powers every psyker can learn relativly easily, but also lack any major impact. Stuff like lesser telekinesis, speaking in tongues or machine empathy are among these.
      Ascendancy Powers, Major Arcana, Chaos Sorcery and Inquisitorial Secrets all have other requirements that prevent all but the most determined from learning those. Eldar witchcrafts are basically hyperrefined version of the regular disciplines. Squat had also the Ancestral Lore, which were innate skills that the Ancestor Lords more ore less made up on the spot. Or wyrdboys have perfect knowledge of all their (massiv) skills, but are nearly always hampered by being drunk on Waaagh!-power or having the frenzied thoughts of their entire people reverberating in their skulls. Invariably, they all go mad, so there is little formalized lore from them.

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  6. so a previous rumor said no legion specific rules-but now all of a sudden 1000 sons will get to play legion specific?flip flop-flip flop,now i cant wait for the codex to come out and see all the"guys whose info has been pretty accurate todate,and you know who im talking about-start yelling see,i told you so-after they read the codex.hell of a comedy show this is.

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    1. Reading comprehension fail. This rumor is about 6th Ed, not the Chaos Codex. A novel about the 1K Sons is merely being used to try to predict the nature of psychic disciplines (assuming that rumor turns out to be correct).

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  7. This would be a massive change that negates all the existing codexes... interesting if its true!

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  8. What about all the space wolve lightning stuff and blood angel bloody stuff? How do they fit in with these "disciplines"?

    And wasn't 6th already in the making when grey knights came out?
    Why rewrite everything just after releasing a codex full of psychic powers?

    Sounds like a salty one to me.

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    1. Dark Heresy RPG has already been mentioned. I've got that and Deathwatch.

      Dark Heresy has:

      Minor powers, Biomancy, Divination, Pyromancy, Telekinesis and Telepathy. Grey Kinghts get THEIR powers in the Daemonhunter supplement.

      Deathwatch has, for the Space Marines:

      Telepathy and Divination

      CODEX POWERS
      SPACE WOLF POWERS
      BLOOD ANGEL POWERS
      DARK ANGEL POWERS

      Black Crusade has:

      UNDIVIDED POWERS
      TZEENTCH POWERS
      NURGLE POWERS
      SLAANESH POWERS

      So every Tom, Dick and Harry with any psychic ability can have minor powers, biomancy, divination, pyromancy, telekinesis or telepathy. But only a Space Marine can take Codex powers, only a sorceror of Tzeentch can take Tzeentch powers and so on. Those are ARMY SPECIFIC POWERS!

      I hope this clears up the confusion because I'm beginning to get very ticked off with all this 'what about my army' boohoo.

      YOU STILL GET YOUR OWN POWERS. THESE ARE JUST A FEW DISCIPLINES FOR ALL!

      So don't go throwing your codices into the bin just yet.

      WAIT FOR 6TH EDITION AND READY THE B****Y BOOK!

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    2. there's two problems here. some people fail reading comprehension as been explained a few times in other posts. the 2nd is until there is ACTUAL leaks (upload pics of such pages OR release dates come upon us), there are no FACTS.

      No matter what ANON says they have, or have seen the codex, main rule book, flier or such, everyone is going to speculate to their hearts and arse contents. I have done it myself!

      Someone puts out a piece meal, that can more than likely be a misinterpretation of something they have seen, post the rumor, and 'You get what we have here today. that's the way he wants it, well, he gets it!'

      I say the same thing, wait til the books come out, but again no matter what any of us say, or what ever 'rumors' you put out, it's not going to stop everyone from speculating. Not until there is some substance at least.

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  9. Space wolf lightning and bloody blood angel stuff would probably go into their own army specific discipline. Perhaps psykers will choose the army specific powers as they do now, and then get additional powers from the disciplines at random?

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