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    Here is a TS Question

    Why don't TS Dreads get psychic powers....or better yet....Reroll's on pens like venerables. They were effected by the rubric also....All is STILL dust.....If they are psychotic, they should have the power of sorcery....Makes sense to me.
    Just throwing that out there.


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    Here is 2 reasons why they can't wield psycic powers.

    1. The occupant has no psycic talent at all.
    2. A dreadnought needs a body to channel the warp, and as they are all dust they can't.
    Why don't TS Dreads get psychic powers
    If they are dust they aren't psychic, reread the thousand sons/ahriman entry! Only those with psycic powers still have a body.

    In game terms if you could have TS psychic dreadnoughts why aren't there SM librarian dreadnoughts? Just thought I'd ask while were on the topic of psychic dreadnoughts.
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    Punt to Army Fluff.

    Well, a Dread requires a body trapped in the Sarcophogus in order to operate it. So that rules out having a regular trooper interred, as they have no bodies. So that leaves only the sorcerers.

    If I had to guess, it's because only the most insane, horribly psychotic individuals are put into a Chaos Dread. Unlike Space Marine Dreads, a Chaos Dread physically torments the occupant endlessly. They're in a constant state of pain and torture, which would leave me believe that they are in no way able to concentrate upon using their formidable powers.


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    Also because it's impossible to use psychic powers from inside a Dreadnought anyway. It's never fully explained, but I'd suppose it has something to do with the MIU interfering with whatever part of the brain concentrates on psychic energy. Plus, without a flesh-and-bones body, a psyker can't actually channel the power into anything specific. A psyker can't cast Scourging through a bionic hand, or use Gaze of Death through a bionic eye. Since a Dreadnought's entire body is bionic or at least metal, that rules out eighty percent of psychic powers right off.
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    Not ruling out the fact that it sounds a bit odd.
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    Hmm. It's an interesting thought, but it wouldn't be feasible IMO.

    The dreadnoughts that weren't affected by the rubric would've been psykers to start with - but bear in mind, as has been said, they had very little of their bodies left, meaning very little to channel the warp through. You also have to remember that the MIU is hooked directly into the "pilot's" brain - it is likely a large discharge of psychic energy would burn out the connections, leaving the dreadnought immobilised.

    You also must remember that a chaos dreadnought is insane with rage and claustrophobia, almost all the time - they have been trapped in a walking coffin for nigh-on ten thousand years. Psychic powers require an incredibly focussed mind - that is why leadership tests must be taken to use them. A dreadnought thirsting for blood in the middle of a battlefield ripe for the harvest is unlikely to have this focus.

    The other reason is balance - think about it. You have a dreadnought with a twin-linked lascannon. You then give him bolt of change. You then give him a missile launcher or CCW. He either has the same bonuses as a TL las and CCW dread, without the combat losses, or a stupidly high amount of firepower - it just doesn't work out. Dreadnoughts are not supposed to have that kind of armament. Also, they don't have a leadership value, and how are you supposed to work out things like gift of chaos? Models with a toughness and a vehicle in the same squad? I'd like to see how people distribute shots amongst that...

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    Don't Chaos Space Marines hate being put into dreadnoughts? If a mighty sorcerer was mortally wounded presumably his followers would honour him by letting him die normaly.
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    Personally, I'd prefer the rage of a dreadnought to death, especially with what awaits you in the warp. An eternity of torment on some daemon world is a lot worse than internment in a dreadnought, and Tzeentch is particularly capricious and vile in his punishments - so sorcerers would have a BAD time in for them.

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    Being out into a Chaos dred is like your own little private hell. For one the process can't be pleasant.Chaos machinerey has been twisted and possessed by warp entities and thier long isolation from the Imperium means they probably know even less about machines and how to operate them.Getting shoved into one of those dreds is probably incredibly painful,and if I know anything about Chaos,that pain probably continues for the entire time you spend inside the thing. Plus these are chaos marines. They only joy in thier miserable lives comes from the wonderful ecstatic feeling of ripping things apart with your bare hands. The feel of warm blood on your face,the lovely crunching sensation of bones breaking in your fists,and the delightfuly tortured screams of your victims are all taken away from you. All you get is to see thier blood hit the viewing window and hear thier muffled cris through the filtered audio receptors of the dread. I can understand how that might piss you off. It'd be like eating steak and lobster your whole life,then having your arms chopped off and being force fed spam and cheetos.

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