New Tyranids Wargear, Points Changes, & Secondaries Rules

tyranids-codex-rules-rumors-book2These are all the new Tyranids Wargear, Points, and Secondaries rules for their updated 9th Edition Warhammer 40k codex.

With the new Tyranids 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 the bugs! 

New Tyranids Codex: Warlord Traits, Relics, Psychics, & Stratagems Rules

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:

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Here’s the most up-to-date review of the new Tyranids rules. Click on the gallery above to see all the new 9th Edition rules from the Tyranids codex!

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Inside the book you’ll find fully updated rules for the Tyranids and their key hive fleets, as well as background information leading from their first contact with mankind right up to the present day’s apocalyptic Octarian War. Despite the Imperium’s best efforts, Hive Fleet Leviathan runs rampant, and it seems that not even the largest Ork empire in the galaxy can stop them.

As befits a new codex, there’ll be a wealth of rules content from Stratagems and Warlord Traits to Hive Fleet adaptations and the return of Synaptic Link abilities. You’ll also be able to take your fleet on a Crusade campaign of its own, and while we can’t say anything about the specifics just yet, it’s safe to say you’ll be doing the complete opposite of any local T’au Empire players.

The new art is actually pretty cool we have somewhat of an expectation from this book, however, don’t judge too soon as we need to see how everything works together rules-wise.

Plus don’t forget to check out all the new Tyranids Crusher Stampede rules they just got as well by clicking here.

Tyranids Wargear Rules

wargear 1We’ve been seeing rules for a while now for the weapons and it looks like the Devourer and Fleshborer rumors are true- meaning you’ll be getting all kinds of shots with potential rerolls to hit and exploding 6’s even!

wargear 2Again, just like with the shooting weapons, we’ve been seeing rumors for melee weapons while now, so it’s good to see all this confirmed! Rending Claws with +1 Strength and -4 AP is just pretty awesome to have from the get-go. Then, the Bonesword seems to be keeping the profile from the rumors, so super strong overall.

Tyranids Points

Tyranids PointsThe unit size of Genestealers being capped at 10 was expected, but still hurts a little. With their upgrades in rules, the Warriors at 25 seem like a pretty good deal. Venomtropes preventing fallbacks for only 35 points, and Pyrovores with tons of solid shooting are a value too.

Tyranids Points 2There were rumors Carnifexes were moving to elite or another slot, and going way down in points to like 60, so it looks like those aren’t coming true this time around. Still, not terrible points-wise overall for the Nids.


Tyranids secondariesConsidering you have so many units with Synapse, you should be able to score the Insight one without too much trouble, just be sure to save those last few wounds or models for them to finish off!

Tyranids secondaries 2This should be doable for big armies moving forward throughout the battle, so nothing too hard.

Looks like exciting times are on the way for Tyranids along with new rules and models!  Here’s all the latest on the upcoming rules updates and points changes for Warhammer 40k.

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Here’s the most up-to-date review of the new Tyranids rules. Click on the gallery above to see all the new 9th Edition rules from the Tyranids codex!

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