Rise of the Skorpekh Destroyer

Some sneak peaks from the Warhammer-community team of new Necron units!

So, we’ve all seen the amazing new Warhammer 40,000 cinematic trailer now, right? RIGHT?! But in addition to offering an incredible insight into the grim reality of the war-torn 41st Millennium, it introduced a wealth of previously unseen units for both the Necrons and the Imperium. Today, we’re going to take a look at the psychotic, three-legged, blade-wielding, mechanical warrior of death that chased the Sister of Battle into the ruined cathedral…

First up, with a name like Skorpekh Destroyer, it clearly hails from the Destroyer Cult, meaning it has… let’s just say ‘anger management issues.’* However, unlike the more familiar Destroyers and Heavy Destroyers, which favour annihilating their prey from afar, Skorpekh Destroyers like to reap them up close and personal with murderous sweeps of their enormous blades.

In fact, they like reaping so much that their fearsome weapons are even called hyperphase reap-blades! These weapons are not to be taken lightly, either – check out their horrifically powerful profile.

No wonder we saw one cutting down a Space Marine in the trailer – one hit from this weapon could even chop a mighty warrior of the Adeptus Custodes in half! The Battle Sister being hunted by the first Skorpekh clearly passed the 6+ invulnerable for her Shield of Faith!

What’s more, as one would expect from a Destroyer, the Skorpekh is tough, yet despite not drifting into battle like its kin, it’s still wickedly fast as it skitters forwards. A unit of them promises to be a very intimidating prospect indeed…

Wait, what’s that? Some different weapons?! Yep! However, you’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out more about these nasty-looking options. Until then, let us know what you think of this menacing new addition to the Necron line-up on our Warhammer 40,000 Facebook group.

* As in, they want to kill everything that breathes!

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7 Responses to “Rise of the Skorpekh Destroyer”

  1. Draaen June 1, 2020 1:04 pm #

    Those things look really cool.

  2. Pyrothem June 1, 2020 1:07 pm #

    Wow there must be some real 2.0 Codex coming to Necrons with this release. I highly doubt that they would just update points alone on existing units after showing that a single weapon option on these guys is that same as the Relic scythe the Voidreaper you can only get once on an Lord or O Lord.

    I know GW is going to drip feed us these rules and such because it is not business as usual so I will just be hoping that my LFG can weather the storm till they can open up again. Pumping money into gift cards for now. Here is hoping that they under cut their selling price WD to stores to help keep them afloat as that is way too important for them to lose then 2 quarters of loss. (at average net, GW should be able to cut around 40% from WD for about 2 Quarters without loss of productivity. Hurt now will save them in the end.)

    • Zweischneid June 1, 2020 10:33 pm #

      Well, they pretty much said that new Codexes are coming, adding both the Crusade-Campaign rules and, quote, „the best of the PA rules“ to each Codex.

      Would seem likely that Marines and Necrons are the first to get a 9th Edition Codex, as they are in the Startet Box with tons of new units (and yes, Marines just got one in September, but it seems improbable GW will leave new customers coming into the game with the new starter default to an incomplete Marine Codex without all the new 9th Ed. content for very long).

    • Blight1 June 2, 2020 6:11 am #

      I’ve actually seen the playtest codex cover so yeah they’ll be one of the first out of the gate. Don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing but an update will at least be very good in the short term. Just a bit iffy to be the first out in a new edition.

      • Zweischneid June 2, 2020 10:02 am #

        Strictly from a retail / sales perspective, there’s not much else they can do.

        The new starter box is the main thing every GW store guy is trying to sell to almost everyone entering the store by default, and the logical add-on / next sales will be the Necron and Space Marine Codex for people that just got the box.

        And they don’t want store managers to then have to jump into long explanations why that Codex that is the next logical purchase for people wanting to expand on the box doesn’t have the units from the box in it “because it is from last edition”.

        • Pyrothem June 2, 2020 10:28 am #

          I think this new Necron codex was tested against the new SM codex 2.0 at the very least so I am really hoping since the Monolith is getting a new model it will see table top play. I miss my floating pyramids of doom.

          A few years with competitive Necron lists having no Monoliths or Warriors was kind of sad. Don’t get me wrong if you rolled well enough the Doom 6 was the way to go and you could get near the top tables but it was really really depended on you going first and rolling high on your D-Day Arks shots.

          • Zweischneid June 2, 2020 11:52 pm

            Well, I‘d hope the 9th Ed. Necron Codex isn’t balanced against an 8th Ed. Codex but against the 9th Ed. Marine Codex 🤣

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