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Pandemic Staff

In the Warhammer 40,000 setting, a Pandemic Staff is a daemon weapon of Nurgle.

Compare with the similar Staff of Nurgle in Warhammer Fantasy.

Codex: Chaos Space Marines (2002)

Codex: Chaos Space Marines (2002), p51 — The Book of Nurgle - The Lord of Decay

Pandemic Staff

The Pandemic Staff acts as a Vessel for Grandfather Nurgle's favourite contagions when they are carried from the Warp into the real universe.

The Pandemic Staff is a normal close combat weapon. Its bearer may use it in the Shooting phase instead of firing another weapon. An enemy unit within 12" can be targetted. Test to hit every model in the target unit on a roll of 4+. Hits are resolved at Strength 3 and normal saving throws apply.

The Tome of Decay (2014)

The Tome of Decay (2014), p43 — Decaying Armoury

Pandemic Staff (Daemon Weapon)

A mucus-covered length of rotting wood and rusting metal, the Pandemic Staff constantly seeps bile and other horrific substances. Acting as a vessel for some of Nurgle's most virulent plagues, the Pandemic Staff unleashes a torrent of filth toward any who would deny the Fly Lord's perfection.

A Pandemic Staff is a two-handed Daemon Weapon with Willpower 34 and a Binding Strength of 2. It has the Stream of Corruption attribute. Only those dedicated to Nurgle can wield a Pandemic Staff.

Table 2-2: Exotic Melee Weapons
Pandemic Staff (Melee)Melee-1d10+3 I0Balanced, Decay (4), Toxic (3)4kgNear Unique
Pandemic Staff (Ranged)Basic30m2d10+3 I0Corrosive, Recharge, Spray, Toxic (3)4kgNear Unique

Codex Supplement: Traitor Legions (2016)

Codex Supplement: Traitor Legions (2016), p117 — Chaos Artefacts of the Death Guard

The Pandemic Staff — 30 Points

This rune-engraved artefact is long and pitted, mouldering with a visible miasma of plague and entropy. Every one of its odd dents and holes harbours a deadly strain of contagion, one of Nurgle's old favourites, tried and proven. Collectively, the grotesque diseases that riddle the Pandemic Staff have seen trillions of lives ebb away to nothing, reduced to little more than fodder for the Grandfather's Garden. When waved expansively, the staff can conjure forth a tide of hypertoxic fluids that could bring low even a rampaging pestigor.

Replaces one of the bearer's Melee weapons. The bearer can also use the Pandemic Staff in the Shooting phase instead of firing another weapon.

RangedTemplate15Assault 1, Poisoned (2+)
Melee-+24Melee, Concussive, Poisoned (2+)