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hi ive started a tyranid army,
and i have aquired the codex for tyranids but i was wondering,
which of the nids are under synapse control because i couldnt find in the codex who is under the control of it,
help would be appreciated, thanks
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if it was not for good there would be only evil,
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As explained in the codex there are "INSTINCTIVE BEHAVIOUR" tests which apply to every tyranid creature from the Biggest to smallest. These tests and other Cools things are negated by Synapse which is a psychic power given to selected Tyranids. Check the army list around page 30 of the codex as it details which models have synapse and how synapse functions.
Basically synapse is like the Borg they function much better in the collective when left alone not so pretty
Hope this helps sorry i don't my codex on me to give you exact page numbers....
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The Tyranids that are under synapse control, meaning have it and give it out are,
:Hive Tyrant, Brood lord, Warriors and the Zoanthrop who may purchase it for very low points cost.
Any brood with a model, (a, meaning even one) within 12 inch of one of the above creatures, will benefit from the power synapse, see codex.
But Carnifexes don't have to make instinctive behavior tests every turn because they're fearless, right?
Oh no, please don't tell me I was supposed to be rolling Ld tests for every turn my genestealers weren't in synapse range just to see if they could move...
Genestealers operate within their own synaps - being vanguard creatures and all, so they're exempt from synapse.
Carnifexes... well, that's a nasty can of worms waiting to be opened.
As far as I understand it:
Basically Carnifexes do have to test for instinctive behaviour, but if they fail then they don't run away/towards synapse creatures because, as you described, they're too baddass.
It's very stupid, but lictors also need to be in synapse according the the letter of the law.
With their high leadership, it shouldn't be a problem, but if you think they're silly then, house rules are clearly the way to go forward - something you of all people Knightenfex, should be at home with
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
Like Karmoon said genestealers and biovores have brood telepathy so they act like normal units out of synapse range.Originally Posted by knightenfex
Lictors and carnifexes technically have to take it IB tests but they don't fall back because they are fearless so it doesn't matter that much. It does allow lictors to have the choice of lurking though. Please use a search to answer this question though because there is a new thread discussing it about ever 2 weeks.
Originally Posted by The Paint Monkey