With the Adeptus Custodes Codex in hobbyists’ hands and rules previews aplenty from Games Workshop, we can get a better picture of what all the new rules are looking like for defenders of the Emporer.
These unique faction rules are collected from all the following reviews on YouTube, and Warhammer Community alike, so be sure to watch your favorite presenters talk about their take on the book at the links below!
- Bell of Lost Souls
- Sprues & Brews
- Guerrilla Miniature Games
- Tabletop Tactics
If you are curious about the recent Custodes vs GSC Army box itself, you can check the contents and values here.
Adeptus Custodes 9th Edition 40k Wargear
We’ve seen a lot of weapon profiles already, and a lot of them seem to be getting better! Removing d3 damage in favor of flat 2 speeds up games, and removes the variable of feelsbads, either for the player or the opponent when high/low rolls happen.
Additionally, the NERF to Shields and some characters like Trajann getting their invuln removed means that if weapons weren’t buffed, Custodes wouldn’t really have a chance. We’ll have to wait and see which weapons are the best going forward, but the 4+ INV and +1 from shields sorta makes it close to a 3+ still if you have vexilla support giving you cover.
Adeptus Custodes 9th Edition 40k Points
The new Blade Champion looks like a fantastic option for his points and his raw melee power. Trajann going down 20 points is huge, considering he lost a large chunk of his survivability.
Additionally, while a lot of popular units didn’t go up or down by much, Custodes getting access to super cheap Sister of Silence models without breaking battle forged is huge, since it lets you spam more of the best units, and have to waste less point on filling obligatory detachment slots with expensive Custodes.
Adeptus Custodes 9th Edition 40k Secondaries
For Secondary objectives, Might of Terra might be ok, but only if you are running huge squads of beefy Custodes. The more small squads you run, the more you risk losing out on the point because you might lose a full unit. Stand Vigil is relatively simple, just hold more objectives in the mid-board than your opponent, a simple and clean option. The spice comes in with Auric Mortalis though, with a kill target and a potential 15 points, if played correctly.
Here’s all the latest on the Adeptus Custodes 9th Edition rules updates and points changes for Warhammer 40k
- Shield Hosts & Captain-Commanders Rules
- RUMORS: Adeptus Custodes Getting Day 1 Points Update
- 9th Edition 40k Unit Rules Datasheets
- Warlord Traits & Relics Rules
What do you think about the new wargear, points, and secondaries for the Adeptus Custodes?
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