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Electro-Priests and the Tech-Priest Dominus- Early Info



Electro-Priests and Tech-Priests are in the rumored pre-orders for this coming weekend. There are two types of Electro-Priests that we have seen in the rumors, the first is the Fulgurite Priest, with staff, and the Corpuscarii Priests with electro gauntlets.


At this point these are rumors until we can find some leaks, but I assume the sources are those that already have seen or read this week's White Dwarf.

Here are the latest whispers on the Cult Mechanicus Electro-Priests.

via anonymous sources on Faeit 212
Both priest units are S and T3 and start off with 5 models per squad. their shields give them a 5++ and allow them to assault through cover, but with an I3 it doesnt really matter much. What does help these guys is that they hammer of wrath at s4. 

The main difference between the two units is an electric staff or electric gauntlets. The staff is +2 strength AP4 and the gauntlets +1 strength and are both shooting and melee- you have to choose one or the other-. The fulgurites with the staves can get a 3++ if they wipe out a unit in close combat for the rest of the game. 

The tech priest can either repair a hull point-vehicle damage, or heal a wound in his unit. is an independent character with a 2+ save and 3 wounds, feel no pain, and relentless. He also comes with a 5++ and wielding a power axe. He can fire on the move with an upgraded eradication ray, which is a heavy 1 s8 ap1 or a s6 ap3 blast

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  1. Now if only we could find out how much money they (and the codex) cost. It'll determine whether or not I buy another Knight.

    Hopefully that information goes up today or tomorrow.

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  2. Well we know the clampack dominus will be 31$ Canadian... Just like every other clampack character since... What DE? Earlier? Jetbike seer is only one different for being a larger model.

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    1. This was meant to be a reply to the above^

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    2. harlequins were £16, necron overlord was £17, the blood angel librarian was £18, clampacks havent all been the same price

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  3. So sounds like the priests are a massive flop. Sub par models, weak unit, come in a box of 5.... Unless these guys cost $10 per box, I don't think it's worth it.

    The Magos sounds pretty awesome. I assume the codex will cost the same as the Skitarii one.

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    1. I wouldn't be too quick to judge...

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    2. As this is a full army release I would expect the codex to cost more.

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    3. How is this a full army release? It's the same as Skitarii.
      They had 2 dual kit infantry, 1 dual kit vehicle and one other vehicle. 4 boxes.

      Cult has 1 heavy support (arguably a dual kit), 2 other dual kit units and a HQ. 3 boxes and a clampack

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    4. @Mauler

      I'm not judging early but if this info is correct, it's an expensive unit, T3 with a 5++. They'd have to gave a bucket load of attacks, amazing shooting or be super low in points.

      As for the models... well I don't really like them, maybe a different paint job will change my mind but i doubt it

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    5. Personally, I love them. They look like the kind of thing you'd find in an inquisitorial retinue

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    6. Every internet yahoo dismisses anything and everything that's T3. Well, sorry, but very little outside of Space Marines and Necrons should be base T4.

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    7. Aye Inq, I know where you're coming from but feull rules + costs + synergy = usefulness...we'll see :D

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    8. Don't forget the I3, meaning they'll be taking attacks on their face with their T3 5++ before they get to dish it out, too.

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    9. Great point Johnny, I didn't even consider using them as counts as models for my inq retinue, which I am totally going to do now.

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    10. I actually quite like the models, with the lightning on the skin a bit more visible I think they could look good

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    11. I actually quite like the models, with the lightning on the skin a bit more visible I think they could look good

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    12. If nothing else the Electro Priests can be ablative wounds for the Dominus. On the other hand, it might be a better idea to attach the Dominus to a Kastelan Robot Maniple so he can restore lost wounds.

      So we have a unit on foot with T3 5++ hitting on S5 with the staves. I dunno. Maybe they can help the Kataphron Breachers on counter assault duty?

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    13. Also, it is very likely there will be at least one formation that these guys can be taken in. That formation will no doubt enhance their performance and possibly their ability to survive.

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    14. The rumour on that formation was: 2 to 3 units each of both Corpuscarii and Fulgurites, and must be an equal number of each. No idea what the benefits will be yet.

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    15. I don't know which would get target priority: a squad of these priests coming in for the charge or the unit of 12 Katyphron giving them cover fire on the way in. 12 salvo 6 grav cannon shots is rather terrifying. But I suspect that if these guys make it into melee that they will be just as bad.

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    16. @Mcdoosh

      Why don't you just fuck off and die !

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    17. At least this is the only shitty unit out of the two Admech factions.
      Using them as Arco flagellants or something for a Inquisition detachment is a great idea though, I think I'll roll with that too.

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    18. Actually, McDoogle has a point. I've heard nothing but negatives about the Sicarians because of their T3, but the Infiltrators are actually pretty darn good. A tad on the expensive and specialized side, but brutal in their way. I'm not convinced about the Rustwalkers, but the Infiltrators are good.

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    19. There it is then. Maybe the key to using Electro Priests is having the Infiltrators nearby to degrade the target of an assault? That would effectively give the Electro Priests +1 S, +1 I, and +1 WS.

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  4. Well according to Jes Goodwin, not only does the Tech Priest have an optional head but also a choice of guns... So he said anyway.

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    1. You heard the Great Goodwin speak? Praise the Omnissiah!

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    2. He's a very nice chap, surprisingly deep voice for a thin fellow. lol

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    3. I was at the last GD Chicago, and the GW crew was at the same hotel. I was sitting next to Hes at the bar while he showed off his sketchbook, it was the best part of GD!

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    4. He is pure genius! People like him are the *real* celebrities in my book.

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    5. Yeah he's a great guy! First time I've actually met him (I was hoping he would be there) he had a few of the Kastellans robot and Datasmith models with him showing them off and having a chat about their development process.

      He also said he added in a few creative details and extras that some people may not notice, for example you can leave the Kastellans chest plate off and there are a few buttons and a small slot where you can insert a Data Wafer (which you get one on the frame) but not everyone would notice because it's not in the instructions.

      He wanted to add a rusted texture effect to the sculpts but because if how the moulding process works it would have been very restrictive and only on flat areas and it would have been the same on every model.

      Sicarians heads are based off an old robot sketch of his which IS based off the old Smash robots as those adverts where on to when he was a kid.


      "For Mash, Get Smash!"

      As for the Kastellans having no way to reload their guns he said that they just stop and wait for someone to reload them or return to their base for a reload mid battle. Then He had the idea for a Servitor with wheel legs that's half shopping trolley filled with ammo clips.

      He said regarding the heads that they are open to interpretation and he's interested to see what people do with them (and he's waiting for someone to stick a Grot in there with some control joysticks) and quite liked the idea of Looted ones with silly faces drawn on the visor.

      Since Kastellans are found, not built he really liked my Diorama idea of a Magos and his crew digging some up out of the snow and defrosting some from large excavated ice chunks.

      All in all he's a great chap!

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    6. Thats really amazing info. I wish I lived in the UK so I could experience things like that!

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    7. The kastellan chest plat and data card are obvious on assembly, as well as being in the instructions, so not sure what that's about.

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    8. I also found him nice when i met him at gamesday sydney and got him to sign my 40k compilation and Inquis Exterminatus (praising his techpriest drawing in that book as one of my favourite 40k artworks of all time, glad to see it on the slip the poster came in with my rustalker edition codex). Would have loved to get a decent chat with him but hadn't the time. But i shook his hand and thanked him for the years of fun :)
      They should publish more books of his art!

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    9. They might've been revised since he saw them last. He's a senior design team member, he'll have a lot going on and won't get to oversee the design of instructions and whatnot; that's probably automated by whatever CAD app they use these days.

      A lot of the design studio chaps are great to speak to; I've managed to chat with Jervis, Phil, Jes & Alan Bligh over the last few years and they're all very approachable. I even bumped into Matt Ward a few years back with a mate, I told him to keep up the good work, Matt noticed my mate holding his Blood Angels codex and asked if he wanted it signed...to which my mate replied "No thanks, you've already done enough." He was asking the wrong person, really :'(

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    10. @Mauler

      Wow, your friend is a douche. Even if you don't like the guy, pissing on someone who's accomplished more than you ever will is kind of... well, it's an asshole thing to do.

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    11. There are ways to rust up a Kastelan! I may try to carefully overspray primer until they get the fuzzy texture.

      For the Kastelan heads, I'm going to completely fill in the visor with modeling putty. Jes' original robot sketch shows what is now the Kastelan, but much more cool and creepy with no visor.

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  5. I'm not sure what happened here. In the 2nd edition Imperial Agents army list, the Electro Priests had counts-as S8 power fists. I want to like them but what I'm reading so far does not spell out an easy sale.

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  6. I don't like the electro priest heads or their weird platform boots. If I do get them, I'll probably head swap them with vanguards.

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    1. i am using wood elves converted with other bits. not a fan of wrestling all that much, and the bits are more or less good enough for the job. in fact i'm doing this over the entire army and only buying the dex.

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  7. S3 T3 and goes at I3 with no armor save and a 5++ attacking with a S+2 AP4 weapon. These guys really need amazing special rules if they are to wipe out ANY enemy unit in melee combat for that 3++.

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    1. Even then, we all know 3++ on a T3 model isn't that great. The Canticles of the Omnissiah will make or break the Electro Priests. I'll get a box or two no matter what though, just so I can field the combined detatchment from the next White Dwarf.

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  8. these are nifty.
    inquisitorial retinue is a great application too.
    still, i wish management would support stuff that has been
    while they flash-bang us with lectro priests.
    my bet is most complaints of balance and bad rules
    - corporate greed -
    would simmer down.
    as much as i like these models, for example,
    i won't buy them
    not until i am confident that they will be supported,
    fairly and evenly, long term.
    and if management continues peddling on the model of 'plastic crack'
    then i will just start recasting my own.



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