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Melee Weapons
•  Arco-flail
• Neural Whip
Ranged Weapons
• Condemnor Boltgun
• Exorcist Missile Launcher
Special Issue Wargear
• Blessed Standard
• Chirurgeon’s Tools
• Laud Hailer
• Rosarius
• Simulacrum Imperialis
• Storm Shield
Ecclesiarchy Relics
• Blade of Admonition
• Book of St. Lucius
• Cloak of St. Aspira
• Litanies of Faith
• Mace of Valaan
• Mantle of Ophelia
• Sacred Banner of the Order Militant
• The Banner of Sanctity
• The Redeemer
The Ardent Blade
The Armour of Saint Katherine
Ecclesiarchy Relics (Gathering the Storm)
Blade of the Worthy
Desvalle’s Holy Circle
Shroud of the Anti-martyr
Skull of Petronella the Pious
The Font of Fury
Adeptus Sororitas Vehicle Equipment
• Laud Hailer
This section of Codex: Adepta Sororitas lists wargear (including Melee Weapons, Ranged Weapons, Armour, Special Issue Wargear, Ecclesiarchy Relics, Ecclesiarchy Relics (Gathering the Storm) and Adeptus Sororitas Vehicle Equipment) used by Adepta Sororitas, along with the rules for using them in your games of Warhammer 40,000.

Melee Weapons

Profiles for the following melee weapons can be found in the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook:
Close Combat Weapon (e.g. swords and clubs)
Power Axe


An Arco-flagellant’s arms are often replaced with bionic whips, blades or flails.

Range S AP Type
- User - Melee, Specialist Weapon

Neural Whip

These psycho-conductive neural whips are often carried by Mistresses of Repentance and are as much symbols of rank as they are vicious weapons that can slice open armour and flesh alike.

Range S AP Type
- User 3 Melee, Neural Shock, Specialist Weapon

Neural Shock: Against non-vehicle units with a Leadership of 8 or less, a Neural Whip has the Shred special rule. If there are different Leadership values in the target unit, use the majority value.

Ranged Weapons

Profiles for the following ranged weapons can be found in the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook:

Condemnor Boltgun

The condemnor boltgun is a highly specialised combi-weapon used almost exclusively by the operatives of the Ordo Hereticus and Adepta Sororitas. Combining a boltgun with a single-shot crossbow armature, these archaic-seeming weapons fire a silver stake engraved with sigils of disruption that destabilise a psyker’s connection with the Warp. A direct hit from the crossbow will therefore not only deal a severe wound to a psyker, it will also send his power spiralling out of control to consume its user.
A condemnor boltgun follows all the rules for combi-weapons. The primary weapon is a boltgun. The secondary weapon has the following profile:

Range S AP Type
24" 5 - Assault 1, One use only, Psi-shock

Psi-shock: If a unit containing at least one model with the Psyker, Brotherhood of Psykers/Sorcerers or Psychic Pilot special rules is hit by a weapon with the Psi-shock special rule, one randomly determined Psyker model in that unit suffers Perils of the Warp in addition to any other damage.

Exorcist Missile Launcher

Though notoriously unreliable, the exorcist missile launcher’s volleys are considered by many to be the Adeptus Ministorum’s final word in anti-armour firepower.
An Exorcist missile launcher is a turret-mounted weapon with a 360-degree arc of sight and the following profile:

Range S AP Type
48" 8 1 Heavy D6


Special Issue Wargear

Profiles for the following special issue wargear can be found in the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook:

Blessed Standard

The standards of the Adepta Sororitas are thrice blessed by the prioress of their convent before they march to war.
Friendly units within 12" of the bearer re-roll failed Morale, Fear and Pinning tests.

Chirurgeon’s Tools

Implements of both torture and salvation, the chirurgeon’s tools can restore the fallen so that they might fight once more.
As long as the Hospitaller is alive, all models in her unit have the Feel No Pain special rule.

Laud Hailer

Proclaiming the power of the Emperor in heavenly tones, a laud hailer bolsters the spirits of the faithful.
All friendly units within 12" of a model with a laud hailer re-roll failed Leadership tests when attempting an Act of Faith.


A rosarius is a gorget or amulet worn by some members of the Ecclesiarchy to protect them from physical and spiritual harm. It is believed that the stronger the bearer’s belief in the might of the Emperor, the stronger the rosarius’ force field will be.
A rosarius confers a 4+ invulnerable save.

Simulacrum Imperialis

These holy symbols of the Ecclesiarchy were once carried by one of the Imperium’s many saints, or may even be wrought from their bones. They are wellsprings of inspiration and faith and it is a great honour to carry such an irreplaceable relic into battle.
A unit with a Simulacrum Imperialis can attempt to use its Act of Faith twice during a battle instead of just once, regardless of whether or not the first attempt resulted in a passed or failed Leadership test. Note, however, that a unit can still only attempt to use one Act of Faith in the same phase. Also note that only the unit’s Act of Faith can be attempted twice, not that of any Independent Characters that have joined the unit.

If a model with the Simulacrum Imperialis is removed as a casualty, its unit cannot attempt to use their Act of Faith for the rest of the battle (but any Independent Characters that have joined the unit that can use an Act of Faith can still attempt to do so).

Storm Shield

A storm shield is a large solid shield that has an energy field generator built into it. Though the bulk of the shield offers physical protection, it is the energy field which is truly impressive – famously capable of deflecting almost any attack. Even blows that would normally cut through Terminator armour are turned aside with ease by the protective energies of the storm shield.
A storm shield confers a 3+ invulnerable save. In addition, a model equipped with a storm shield can never claim the +1 Attack gained for being armed with two Melee weapons in an assault.

Ecclesiarchy Relics

Ecclesiarchy Relics are items of incredible rarity, holy artefacts and revered tools of destruction that the Ecclesiarchy will go to any lengths to recover and protect. Such is their spiritual provenance that they are powerful weapons in the hands of the faithful, and in extreme circumstances they will be entrusted to the warriors of the Adeptus Ministorum. Only one each of the following relics can be chosen per army.

Only one of each Ecclesiarchy Relic may be taken per army. A model can take one of the following:

Book of St. Lucius 5 pts
Litanies of Faith 15 pts
Cloak of St. Aspira 20 pts
Mace of Valaan1 25 pts
Mantle of Ophelia 25 pts
Blade of Admonition2 30 pts
1 Ministorum Priest only.
2 Canoness only. Replaces one of the bearer’s Melee weapons.

Blade of Admonition

This blessed power sword is the very blade carried into battle by Alicia Dominica – the founding saint of the Adepta Sororitas – and was famously used to cut the head from the arch-traitor Goge Vandire and bring an end to the Reign of Blood. St. Dominica wielded this blade in the decades following the Ecclesiarchy’s reformation, and a thousand more false prophets were slain by its razor edge before Alicia’s eventual martyrdom.

Range S AP Type
- +2 3 Melee, Master-crafted

Book of St. Lucius

This great tome contains the complete writings of St. Lucius of Agathea, the first Arch-Confessor. Such was the Arch-Confessor’s devotion that his book was penned not in ink, but with his own blood. Even now, centuries after St. Lucius’ death, it is believed that a fraction of his essence still pervades its pages, and one who holds the book speaks with all his holy authority. In dire times, certain passages can be read aloud from the book, the words banishing mortal fears in an instant and inspiring the warriors of the Ecclesiarchy to great acts of heroism.
All friendly units within 12" of the bearer automatically pass any Fear or Regroup tests they are required to take.

Cloak of St. Aspira

Canoness St. Aspira of the Order of the Bloody Rose led her Battle Sisters in a War of Faith that liberated nearly one hundred worlds from the grip of the blasphemous tyrant Denescura. At the inception of the war, Aspira was presented with a magnificent cloak blessed in the Ecclesiarchal Palaces of Terra. Whilst this in itself marked the cloak as a treasured relic, small shards of the Emperor’s own armour were woven into it to ward away the blows of the enemy, elevating it to a sacred garment of incomparable spiritual significance. St. Aspira wore the cloak throughout the War of Faith, striding into the fray heedless of her own safety, secure in her unwavering knowledge that the Emperor protects.
The wearer of the Cloak of St. Aspira re-rolls all failed armour saving throws and Shield of Faith invulnerable saving throws.

Litanies of Faith

When Sebastian Thor was declared Ecclesiarch in the wake of the Age of Apostasy, his first sermon was transcribed onto scrolls by an army of scribes and a copy distributed to each cardinal world in the Imperium. Today, only a single original copy remains, kept in a stasis vault beneath the Convent Prioris on Terra and released only with the sanction of the Ecclesiarch himself. This unassuming parchment’s mere presence is enough to fill the hearts of the faithful with righteous fervour.
The bearer, the bearer’s unit and any Independent Character that has joined the bearer’s unit automatically pass any Leadership test required when attempting to use either an Act of Faith or a War Hymn.

Mace of Valaan

The Mace of Valaan is an ornate weapon surrounded by a halo of glowing energy that is doom to the worshipers of Chaos and anathema to the foul denizens of the Warp. It was famously recovered by the Ecclesiarchy’s Arch-Confessor, Redemptor Kyrinov, at the onset of his battles against the Demagogue Lord during the purge of Valaan. Since then, it has consigned a thousand heretics to oblivion, pulping skulls and shattering bodies with every crushing strike. It is now synonymous with the office of Arch-Confessor, and a priest who wields it is said to smite with all the fury and unbending zeal of Kyrinov himself.

Range S AP Type
- +2 4 Melee, Chaos Bane, Concussive, Master-crafted

Chaos Bane: The Mace of Valaan gains the Fleshbane and Armourbane special rules when the wielder is within 6" of one or more models with the Daemon special rule.

Mantle of Ophelia

Once the badge of office for the Prioress of the Convent Sanctorum, the Mantle of Ophelia was worn by Helena the Virtuous, a Living Saint and one of the most revered leaders in the history of the Adepta Sororitas. The mantle is thought to have sacred powers of protection, for Helena was said to have anointed it with the Tears of the Emperor, a phial of blood-like liquid collected over a century from weeping statues of the Emperor found across the cardinal worlds of the Imperium.
The wearer of the Mantle of Ophelia has the Eternal Warrior special rule.

Sacred Banner of the Order Militant

Each of the six great Orders Militant possesses a single ancient battle banner passed down through the generations from the time when their Order was first created. It is said that several strands of hair taken from each of the Order’s founding saints are woven into these sacred banners, and as such their divine provenance is beyond doubt. Each banner represents the heritage of their respective Order and the honour of carrying one is granted only to the most faithful and accomplished members of the Sisterhood. They are proudly borne to war, and the Battle Sisters who fight beneath their shadow are inspired to greater feats of glory.
All friendly units within 12" of the bearer have +1 Attack and re-roll failed Morale, Fear and Pinning tests.

The Banner of Sanctity

This banner was woven by the Daughters of Solstice from the finest threads and is thought to have been sanctified by none other than Sebastian Thor himself. It is therefore one of the holiest relics remaining in the possession of the Ecclesiarchy.
Friendly models within 12" of Uriah Jacobus have the Fearless and Counter-attack special rules whilst he is alive.

The Redeemer

This massive shotgun shares many traits with its wielder – it’s crude, loud and leaves a trail of destruction in its wake.

Range S AP Type
24" 4 4 Assault 2

The Ardent Blade

This flame-wreathed blade is said to be the Emperor’s wrath made manifest.

Range S AP Type
- +2 3 Melee, Armourbane, Master-crafted
Template 5 4 Assault 1

The Armour of Saint Katherine

This revered suit of golden power armour was worn into righteous battle by the canonised Sister Katherine Elysius.
The Armour of Saint Katherine confers Saint Celestine a 2+ Armour Save and a 4+ invulnerable save.

Ecclesiarchy Relics (Gathering the Storm)

Characters that can normally take a relic (or equivalent) and have been selected as part of a Wrathful Crusade Formation, a Castellans of the Imperium Detachment, or are in an army that includes Celestine, can select one of the following Ecclesiarchy Relics. Only one of each of the following relics may be chosen per army.

The Font of Fury 10 pts
Castigator 15 pts
Blade of the Worthy 30 pts
Skull of Petronella the Pious 30 pts
Desvalle’s Holy Circle 35 pts
Shroud of the Anti-martyr 35 pts

Blade of the Worthy

First borne into battle during the Longhallow Crusade, what began as a simple power sword took on divine overtones after it was driven through the heart of Lord Drexos the Befouler. The nameless Guardsman who slew the Chaos Lord was but the first humble hero chosen by the blade to channel the Emperor’s holy might. From Sister Sophia of Leintor to Brother Sergeant Baxilor, many Imperial warriors have carried the Blade of the Worthy, and each has been chosen at the crucial moment to wield its divine fury.
Replaces one of the bearer’s melee weapons.

Range S AP Type
- User/+2 3/2 Melee, Divine Fury

Divine Fury: If the bearer is locked in combat at the start of the Fight sub-phase, they must take a Leadership test. If this test is failed, use the first profile for both Strength and AP for the duration of the phase; if this test is passed, use the second profile for both for the duration of the phase.


Hand-crafted by one hundred and seventeen deaf-and-blind artificers within the shrine of the Nameless Saint, the bolt pistol known as Castigator is renowned for its absolute lethality. No armour can protect against the vengeance it brings, no matter how thick or powerful. No force field can turn its shots aside, no warding magics or unnatural powers can stay its wrath. Those caught within Castigator’s crosshairs are doomed from the moment the trigger is pulled.

Range S AP Type
12" 4 2 Pistol, Unstoppable Vengeance

Unstoppable Vengeance: Invulnerable saves cannot be taken against Wounds caused by Castigator.

Desvalle’s Holy Circle

A famed Daemon hunter and bane of the unnatural, Inquisitor Lord Gastor Desvalle led countless crusades into Chaos-corrupted war zones, and banished many monstrous entities. So successful was he that the Inquisitor made a great deal of enemies beyond the veil, and was compelled to requisition a singularly powerful personal force field to protect him from Warp-spawned attackers. Known as the Holy Circle, this blessed device not only sheathes its wearer in a nigh-impenetrable force field, but also projects a holy aura that drives back unnatural entities and prevents them from manifesting.
The bearer of Desvalle’s Holy Circle has a 4+ invulnerable save. Furthermore, enemy units cannot arrive via Deep Strike anywhere within 12" of the bearer. If an enemy unit arriving via Deep Strike scatters within 12" of the bearer, they automatically suffer a Deep Strike Mishap.

Shroud of the Anti-martyr

Drill-Abbott Bartolph the Blessed became known as the Antimartyr of Mylok II after surviving a string of inconceivably deadly battles without a scratch. His burial shroud was exhumed after the destruction of his shrine by Chaos Renegades, and was found – to the wonder of all – to retain the same blessings that Bartolph did in life. It is now worn into battle as a cloak, its bearer wrapping themselves in the protective aegis of the Antimartyr to withstand the gravest hurts.
The bearer of the Shroud of the Anti-martyr has the Eternal Warrior special rule.

Skull of Petronella the Pious

A famed Abbess of the Order of Our Martyred Lady, Petronella the Pious was renowned for the miracles that occurred in her presence. Though the humble warrior never claimed to possess any unusual powers of worth, it seemed that the eye of the Emperor was ever upon her. Foes were consumed by holy fire, while friends were spared from death by miraculous twists of good fortune. After her courageous martyrdom on Xyphol V, Petronella’s skull was fashioned into a sacred totem, to which her blessings still cling.
The bearer of the Skull of Petronella, and all models in any unit they join, have a 6+ invulnerable save.

The Font of Fury

The only surviving relic from the War of a Billion Baptisms, this grenade-like device has a slot into which can be inserted phials of holy water. Hurled into the foe, the device atomises its blessed payload and expels it in a hissing cloud that purges the foul and the unworthy from the Emperor’s sight.
Once per game, the bearer can choose to throw the Font of Fury instead of using another ranged weapon.

Range S AP Type
8" 3 - Assault 1, Bane of Evil, Large Blast, One use only, Poisoned (4+)

Bane of Evil: The Font of Fury has the Poisoned (2+) special rule instead of Poisoned (4+) against enemy units with the Chaos Daemons, Chaos Space Marines or Khorne Daemonkin Faction.

Adeptus Sororitas Vehicle Equipment

Profiles for the following adeptus sororitas vehicle equipment can be found in the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook:

Laud Hailer

Proclaiming the power of the Emperor in heavenly tones, a Laud Hailer bolsters the spirits of the faithful.
All friendly units within 12" of a model with a Laud Hailer re-roll failed Leadership tests when attempting an Act of Faith.