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Are there any accounts of Librarians being encased into dreadnoughts?
If so, in that state, are they still able to use psychic powers?
I've never heard of that before, but wouldn't it be the same with Grey Knight Dreadnoughts? If the Grey Knights are psykers, could they use their powers while in a Dreadnought?
I'd doubt it. Despite the more or less concious nature of those intered within dreadnaughts, I doubt they'd maintain their mental faculties to a sufficient level to use psychic powers. Most of the older ones seem to want to sleep more than fight, and this says to me that they don't have the minds they once had, although of course, this could simply be a natural effect of old age, seeing as these chaps are at the very least 200-400 years old.
I have never heard of a librarian in a dreadnought although theoretically it must happen (GK for example).
Casting psychic powers takes a considerable amount of mental prowess, this is why everyone except for Tzeentch sorcerers have a life expectancy about the same as the guy with the plasma gun.
Even in their normal state librarians are possessed regularly (look at DoW for an example) and in dreadnoughts their mind would be weakened. If they did attempt it they would quickly suffer Perils of the Warp.
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After being hacked about and then crammed into a metal box I doubt Librarians would be at thier best for casting psychic powers.
Theres also the fact that in "Fantasy" large blocks of metal mess up Psyker/Magic stuff, could the same thing occur in 40K?
I'm not sure this is true, Dawn of War shows a very odd set of circumstances, and it isn't exactly hugely accurate fluff-wise anyway (10 Marines being out-shot by 10 guardsmen for eg.).Originally Posted by LordLink
Librarians are some of the most powerful psykers in the 40k universe, and are rigorously tested before, during and after initiation, they are probably amongst the safest psykers to be around in the universe, from a corruption/possession point of view.
However, I agree that any psyker kept inside a deadnought sarcophogus would probably not be amazingly capable of using his powers, seeing as he was probably amost dead before he was entombed.
It is (or was, back in 2nd ed days) possible for living (and non-crippled) people to be interred in dreadnought sarcophogi, in which case I assume they would be able to use thier powers with few problems.
Just a few thoughts.
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Think about it logically.
What must happen to a marine to get into a dreadnaught? they have to basically be on the verge of death with no hope of recovery.
That amount of damage doesn't jsut affect the body, it also puts insane stress on the mind.
Also, librarians, while being powerful psykers don't simply use their own powers all the time, they have psyhic hoods that act like amplifiers, no psychic hood combined with being half dead surely must diminish a psyker's powers considerably.
Of course you could always represent a psyker dread wit hthe venerable ability ( the re-roll representing his ability to mentally deflect a damaging shot, forseeing a possible outcome of being hit etc).
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