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Plaguesword

Plagueswords are bladed weapons used by the forces of Nurgle, especially Plaguebearers.

They are similar in form and function to (though larger than) Plague Knives. Fathers of Blades are said to be the original Plagueswords.

Codex: Chaos (1996)

Codex: Chaos (1996), p68 — Chaos Rewards: Nurgle

Plaguesword — 15 pts

The Plaguesword drips with venomous slime. A wound from a Plaguesword will kill mortal creatures outright on a D6 roll of 4 or more, regardless of how many wounds they have. One a roll of 1-3 the Plaguesword only causes 1 wound. Note that this only applies to mortal foes, not to other daemons, vehicles, Avatars or Wraithguard.

Citadel Journal 17 (1996)

Citadel Journal 17 (1996) — Reward — 15 Points: Plaguesword

The Plaguesword drips with venomous slime. A wound from a Plaguesword will kill mortal creatures outright on a D6 roll of 4 or more, regardless of how many wounds they have. On a roll of 1-3 the Plaguesword only causes 1 wound. Note that this only applies to mortal foes, not to other daemons, vehicles, Avatars or Wraithguard.

Champions of Nurgle Only

Codex: Chaos Space Marines (1999)

Codex: Chaos Space Marines (1999), p29 — Chaos Gifts

Plague Sword: The Plague Sword drips with venomous slime. No armour saves are allowed against wounds inflicted by a Plague Sword. In addition, a wound from this weapon will kill mortal creatures outright on a D6 roll of 4 or more, regardless of how many wounds they have. On a roll of 1-3 the Plague Sword only causes 1 wound. Note that this only applies to mortal foes, not to other Daemons, vehicles, Talos, Avatars or Wraithguard.

Codex: Chaos Space Marines (2002)

Codex: Chaos Space Marines (2002), p52 — The Book of Nurgle - The Lord of Decay

Plague Sword

The Plague Sword drips with venomous pus. No amrour saves are allowed against its blows and in addition roll a D6 for each model wounded by it but not killed. On a roll of 4+ it will be killed outright no matter how many wounds they have.

Codex: Chaos Daemons (2008)

Codex: Chaos Daemons (2008), p75 — Gifts of Nurgle

Plaguesword

This gift from Father Nurgle is nothing more than an old rusted blade, but one that constantly secretes a lethal poisonous slime. Plague Swords are poisoned close combat weapons that wound all opponents on a 4+, as described in the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook.

Daemon Hunter (2011)

Daemon Hunter (2011), p102 — Plaguesword

Dripping with poisons and disease distilled from contagions from across the galaxy (and some places unimaginable), the Plaguesword is capable of felling even the most powerful of the Emperor's servants. Favoured by the Plaguebearers of Nurgle, these weapons are most commonly rusting glaives, although maces or short spears have also been reported by the unlucky survivors of an attack.

The GM may wish to have the weapon cause a disease (see page 99) rather than having the Toxic Quality.

NameClassDamPenSpecialWtCostAvailability
PlagueswordMele1d10+1 R2Balanced, Toxic4kgVery Rare

Black Crusade (2011)

Black Crusade (2011), p166-167 — Plague Weapons

Each of these corroded iron blades is coated with rust and numerous diseases, the better to spread Father Nurgle's blessing across the galaxy. Only those pure in his sight such as his Plague Marines are granted such a weapon, and any lesser being suffering even the slightest wound is gifted with one of his innumerable creations such as Nurgle's Rot or the Weeping Pox. The Toxic Quality on this weapon inflicts 1d5 Toughness Damage in addition to 1d10 damage. This is a one-handed melee weapon.

Codex: Chaos Daemons (2013)

Codex: Chaos Daemons (2013), p62 — Melee Weapons

Weapons of Nurgle

Dripping with virulent toxins, viruses and bacteria, the rusty weapons of Nurgle are anathema to all living creatures, and even the atmosphere around them writhes and boils at their pestilence. They usually take the form of immense discoloured blades, smeared with necrotic poisons, or weighty flails with foetid, gibbering skulls hanging amongst the plague-filled censers strung from their chains.

 RangeSAPType
Balesword-User-Melee, Instant Death, Poisoned (4+), Specialist Weapon, Touch of Rust
Plague Flail-+1-Melee, Contagion, Specialist Weapon
Plaguesword-User-Melee, Poisoned (4+), Touch of Rust

Contagion: A model that suffers an unsaved Wound from this weapon must immediately pass a Toughness test or suffer an additional Wound with no armour or cover saves allowed.

Touch of Rust: Weapons with this special rule cause a glancing hit on an armour penetration roll of a 6, unless the roll would otherwise cause a penetrating hit.