GW Reveals More New 40k Eldar Aspect Warriors Rules

eldar-warp-spider-rulesNew Eldar Aspect Warriors 40k rules for Fire Dragons, Warp Spiders, and Dire Avengers were revealed by GW for their upcoming codex book.

They don’t give away a ton for any one aspect but do give a little bit for a lot of them and some overall rules. Plus, we finally see some confirmed 40k rules for the Fire Dragons and Warp Spiders.

Warhammer Community revealed all the rules, but let’s first take a look at some of the rumors we’ve seen and compare them. Let’s get into it!

9th edition Aeldari eldar codex

So what’s waiting for you in the pages of this massive new 200-page codex? Let’s start with new ways to build the mixed-faction Aeldari armies of your dreams. Their race may be in decline, but they’re full of vibrant factions who can be called on for aid.

As well as rules for Asuryani Aeldari (that’s craftworlds to me and you), this new codex also has rules for fielding Harlequins – we’ll have more info on adding these deadly clowns to your armies later in the week. We saw the first Corsairs miniature at LVO, and you can also include them in an army. You can even dedicate yourself to the Aeldari god of death and take a Ynnari army – all using the same codex!

Eldar Aspect Warrior, Phoenix Lord & Exarch 40k Rules

eldar advent engine day 18Interesting rumors for sure which may have more implications for Asurman, and perhaps how he may or may not continue to buff other aspect warriors now.  Phoenix Lords always seemed to be underpowered in the invul department too, so if they are getting a blanket save now we may see a lot more of them hit the tables in the near future.

Aspect warriors as well always needed “a little bit more” to make them worth taking outside of rangers for the most part in lists. So here’s hoping for the accuracy of these rumors.

RUMORS: Spicy New 40k Eldar Fire Dragons Rules

New Eldar Fire Dragon RulesThese ones were spotted over on Reddit. Let’s look at the transcription:

Burning Heat

With the benefit of centuries of experience, there is no foe this Exarch cannot identify the weakness of, coordinating the fire of their warriors into overwhelming surges of targeted heat.

While this unit contains a Fire Dragon Exarch model, each time a model in this unit makes a ranged attack that targets a unit within 9″, if a hit is scored, that attack automatically wounds the target.

Dragon’s Bite

Those familiar with the Dragon of Aeldari myth know that while its fire was deadly, those who drew close exposed themselves to its equally dangerous bite.

Each time this unit’s Fire Dragon Exarch model makes a ranged attack that targets a Vehicle or Monster unit that is within half range when this unit is selected to shoot:

  • If that attack is made with a Dragon fusion gun or firepike, add 2 to the Damage characteristic of that attack.
  • If that attack is made with a Dragon’s breath flamer, add 1 to the Damage characteristic of that attack, and when resolving that attack, you can re-roll the wound roll.

GW Confirmed Eldar Aspect Warriors 40k rules

Aspect RulesWe’ve pretty much seen this in a few of the posts, still, getting a 5+ Invuln save on all the Aspect Warriors is pretty sweet.

Aspect Rules 2

Dire Avengers, whose usual job is to defend key points on the battlefield, will particularly appreciate their new level of durability. The scions of Asurmen can also hit back much harder than before, owing to the vicious new Avenger shuriken catapults.

With Assualt 3 and a base -2 AP, they might actually be able to dish out the damage, especially when the Shuriken weapons give them an additional -2 AP, which would bring it to -4 and cut through almost any armor.

Fire Warriors also get a new rules preview for their signature weapon, the fusion gun!

Aspect Rules 3

These white-hot atomic blasters now have the extra Strength they need to evaporate the toughest tank armour – and unlike the crude melta weapons of less civilised factions, they fire at full potency no matter how far away the target is.

Giving them the extra strength will let them wound most things on a 3 or 2 now, and then if it’s a vehicle or monster, you’ll also be re-rolling the 1’s to wound. If they get their shots through, they are going to do some serious damage!

Last but not least Warp Spiders got a new rules buff for their Death Spinner gun as well.

Aspect Rules 4This is honestly a huge buff, as they will go from 2 shots to an average of 3.5 each and gain -2 AP along with Blast. This could really let them deep strike in, and actually tear apart a unit.

However, they are still Damage 1 weapons, but against something like other T3 units, they will really tear them apart.

Other than that though, we think Eldar players will be happy so far with this tidal wave of news and rumors for all things Aeldari. Use the links below to check out our other coverage:

All the Newest GW Model & Rules Previews

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