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I'm curious -- what are the defining features of this second edition?

What makes this new edition a compelling download, when I already have first edition? I'm not trying to be confrontational or critical here; I would genuinely like to know what the selling points might be. Rory H September 13, 5: The graphical presentation and layout is a step up from the previous edition - which is possibly saying something, as the last edition was full colour too. In terms of rules, the major selling point is the significantly increased variety of character options available - by virtue of the combinations from Homeworld, Background and Roles - rather than the flat customisable archetypes used previously.

There is also some notable additions for more experienced character types - you can actually generate a fully-fledged Inquisitor from the core-rules now, along with Psykers and Untouchables.

In previous comments I have made here, my view was that Dark See more Heresy was in desperate need of an update and it was, as it stood, the weakest of the five games.

Now, it not only the strongest in design and premise, but also the most flexible one in terms of what you can do with it. Clive G September 05, 5: I can't find the original email of course , so how does it work?

Clive G September 06, 4: One email to customer support, and it was sorted within 30 minutes. Great service! Matthew J September 04, That is a very big download MB will there be a low art version for iPad use. I like the printer friendly versions for that sort of use. Even O March 20, 6: September 04, 8: It's telling me that this is a MB download, is this for serious?

I'm super stoked about the book, that's just September 05, 4: Aleksander F September 05, 4: Derpy H. This is an improvement over the first edition in several ways. Firebombs are now balanced, and the expantion for creating Sisters of Battle is more balanced too. Character creation and development takes longer, but is way more balanced and gives way mo [ Megan R. Opening with a vivid and atmospheric piece of fiction that encapsulates the rich and ancient sweep of the Warhammer 40K setting, this is a revamp of the original Dark Heresy rules.

The presentation, the artwork, mirrors this style well, combining to su [ Andras S. As always typical for the editions of the Warhammer Univers, the books are really stylisch and atmospheric. I found it also a good idea with the Beta Version to be opened for the large public as many teething problems could be solved before hand.

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See All Reviews. Publisher Website. See all titles Need help? Common Questions FAQ. Contact us. My Library. Affiliate System. Create Content for your Favorite Games. Privacy Policy. Our Latest Newsletter. Talent Choices: Resistance Pick one or Takedown Crusader: Introduced in Enemies Beyond Paladins of the Imperial Faith, whether in single combat against enemy champions or as a shield against the horrors of the warp, Crusaders will always be at the front, wielding sanctified blades and holy fire against all enemies of mankind.

They can spend Fate Points to automatically pass a Fear test with a number of degrees of success equal to his willpower bonus. Additionally, whenever a Crusader hits with a melee attack against a target with the Fear X trait, he inflicts X additional damage and counts his weapon's penetration as being X higher. Aptitudes: Knowledge, Offence, Strength, Toughness, Willpower Weapons Skill and Defense are must-haves for this role, since the former helps you hit things in single combat better while the latter makes sure that you won't be killed by the counterattack.

The negation of armor penalties that the Feudal World homeworld provides makes it a perfect fit, and it's excellently supplemented by the Exorcised, Adeptus Arbites, and Imperial Guard backgrounds.

Talent Choices: Bodyguard or Deny the Witch Desperado: Pirates, renegades, and other criminally inclined types, with silver tongues backed up by their wits and the occasional concealed weapon. They can perform a standard attack with a pistol after moving as a free action. Aptitudes: Agility, Ballistic Skill, Defence, Fellowship, Finesse The lack of the Social aptitude is the most obvious issue, but Knowledge is also a good thing so you can improve your Deceive and Scrutiny.

While Garden World can fix the latter, Snopes' World is also a good choice. Administratum, Outcast, and Rogue Trader Fleet are all good choices that offer a good deal of flexibility as to whether you want to charm people or fill them with bullets. Talent Choices: Catfall or Quick Draw Fanatic: Introduced in Enemies Within Another self-explanatory class, in that even by the notoriously lax standards of the Imperium of Man these guys are absolutely obsessed with something which usually tends to be the destruction of the Imperium's enemies.

They can spend a Fate point to gain Hatred against an enemy of their choice for an encounter, but if they try to leave combat with said enemy they gain an insanity point. Aptitudes: Leadership, Toughness, Offence, Weapon Skill, Willpower Getting the Social aptitude is generally a very good idea, to get easier access to the Interrogation skill to help you find heretics better while also improving your rhetoric, and Strength will let you use Hatred to its full potential. An interesting choice for this role would be Feral World Rund - not only does it offer the Hatred talent right away, it also lets you borrow that talent from others in the right circumstances so you can hate even more people!

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Fortunately for him, he's as good of a meatshield as he is as a face. He can use a Fate Point to automatically pass any Charm, Command, or Intimidate skill test with degrees of success equal to his Willpower bonus. Aptitudes: Fellowship, Social, Offence, Toughness, Willpower Leadership is practically mandatory if you want to actually do anything with Command or Intimidate, and having the Strength aptitude helps with the latter as well.

Needless to say, Adeptus Ministorum is probably your best choice for this one, and its improved use of Fate Points synergizes well with Shrine World. All the stuff that applied to psykers in 1st edition applies here which is to say, beware Perils of the Warp, especially if you're a rogue psyker. Aptitudes: Defence, Intelligence, Knowledge, Perception, Willpower Fieldcraft is needed for Psyniscience, but your other aptitudes should be based on what type of powers you want to use: Defence and Toughness for Biomancers, Agility and Finesse for Pyromancers, Fellowship and Social for Telepaths, and Intelligence and Knowledge for Telekines and Diviners.

That said, if you don't select Adeptus Astra Telepathica as your background, you will have a greater risk of triggering Perils of the Warp than you would otherwise, so consider whether the extra aptitudes are worth the risk.

Special: Because this role's special is a free elite advance, and that elite advance comes with the Psyker aptitude, you get a sixth aptitude with this: Psyker. They can spend a fate point to auto-pass a Logic or Lore test with degrees of success equal to their Intelligence bonus. Aptitudes: Intelligence, Knowledge, Perception, Tech, Willpower Talent Choices: Ambidextrous or Clues from the Crowds Seeker: Natural detectives with a knack for ferreting out even the most insignificant of clues to an investigation.

They can use Fate points to automatically pass an Awareness or Inquiry test with degrees of success equal to their Perception bonus.

Aptitudes: Fellowship, Intelligence, Perception, Social, Tech This role lacks the Fieldcraft aptitude, which is really necessary for someone trying to improve their Perception and related skills without the xp costs becoming too ridiculous. Fieldcraft is one of the Aptitudes that is hard to get, because you can't just get a duplicate aptitude and allocate one to the aptitude of your choice that only works for aptitudes that correspond to characteristics.

Talent Choices: Keen Intuition or Disarm Warrior: The name says it all- they're the go-to combat specialists of any warband, and can be effective in either melee combat or gunfights depending on how they're set up.

After making a successful attack test, they can spend fate points to substitute either their WS or BS bonus depending on the attack for the degrees of success scored. Aptitudes: Ballistic Skill, Defence, Offence, Strength, Weapon Skill The Warrior role is clearly intended to be a bit of an all-rounder fighter which fits the examples given in the rulebook - like Imperial Guardsmen.

The aptitudes given make all kinds of builds possible, but they'll rarely be the optimal choice if you're aiming for a very specific type of build snipers are better served as Assassins for example.

The warrior background really shines when you get the Finesse aptitude, because without it it's a bit skewed towards melee brawlers. In any case, they all open up extra talents that only characters with those advances can use. Inquisitor: That's right; if you play your cards right, you can be a full-fledged Inquisitor in-game. Good luck saving enough XP to download all those cool talents, though. Psyker: You know them, you may or may not love them, but your mindbullets have to come from someone.

Taking the Adeptus Astra Telepathica background with this Elite Advance is strongly advised- mostly because it comes with the Sanctioned Trait and will make you that much less likely to be lynched for being a witch.

Mutually exclusive with Untouchable, for obvious reasons. While this makes them excellent at foiling witches and Daemons, their soulless nature makes them awful for social interactions and they can't benefit from the good effects of psychic powers either. Never take one with a Psyker in the party unless you want a lot of trouble. The rules here are quite different from those depicted in fluff notably the Eisenhorn and Ravenor novels. In Dark Heresy if you're playing an Untouchable you can rather easily get excellent Deny the Witch bonuses and even grant Deny the Witch to allies standing close which is rather useless considering how hard it is for most other characters to get good Willpower , but this is still limited by their Reactions so you're not immune to psychic powers: you have a chance of resisting the first one targeting you each turn, and this will also remove your normal defences.

As such, you aren't a shield against psykers that your allies can hide behind, but you are a perfect way of shutting psykers down in melee. Untouchables were expanded upon in the Enemies Beyond sourcebook, where they got access to a few new talents that make them better against daemons, as well as even more bonuses against psykers.

Sister of Battle: Introduced in Enemies Within When you need a whole bunch of heretics burned yesterday, a Sister of Battle is who you turn to. Their faith in the Emperor grants them near-miraculous abilities that inspire their fellow Acolytes even as they purge anything that looks that it might be heretical.

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As it turns out, a lot of the SoB unique talents actually require you to have a minimum Insanity score and even get stronger as you accumulate Insanity points. In WH40k, "crazy" is just another way of saying "faithful". Astropath: Introduced in Enemies Beyond A more specific path for a psyker, this not only requires the Telepathica Background, but this also requires the Psyker Advance, and in exchange they gain extra protection from warpy stuff and a focus on telepathy with their special powers.

The fact that Astropaths are sensing things through the Warp seems to imply that they aren't necessarily constrained by the limits of the material world - like walls! Not even the Inquisitor.

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When the Psyker attempts to use his powers , watch for strange things happening. Preferably twenty metres away, behind an Untouchable and a blast door.

Get an Untouchable. Put huge amounts of XP into this often useless elite advance. Laugh at daemons and psykers as you ignore the Daemonic trait and can Deny the Witch with huge bonuses, cry when your GM decides you'll be playing a social infiltration game against dark eldar and their cold trader servants. That guy over there looks strange. He is probably a heretic.

If you meet a Chaos Space Marine; you're already dead, you're just too stupid to realize it yet.

Flamers are fun and good for you, or at least if you're the one using them. No clue is too insignificant to be used in an investigation. Just because you can use a weapon that's obviously tainted by Chaos doesn't mean you should actually do so. Crucially, nobody takes as much damage as you might assume at first glance. Although the listed damage of weapons seems high compared to a character's total wounds, your toughness bonus and armour points both considerably reduce incoming damage.

A starting Warrior ignores between points of damage from every attack, and that's assuming he's standing in the open like a gormless idiot. On top of this, one of the most commonly forgotten aspects of the Dark Heresy combat system is that everyone gets one Reaction per round, which can among other things be spent at any time to attempt to dodge or parry an attack, completely negating it. Although the odds of success aren't always fantastic, it's better to try and dodge that shot or parry that axe than sit there and take it!

Equipment selection is also very important. Although badass characters can indeed be very dangerous even with poor gear, even a low-rank inexperienced character can dramatically improve their combat effectiveness by making prudent choices when it comes to their loadout. If an acolyte cell plans together and chooses their equipment to complement each other, they can make themselves very deadly as a team. For a start, a set of Flak Armour is inexpensive, commonly available, comfortably wearable by all but the most unusually weedy characters, and dramatically improves your resilience to incoming fire.

Any cell of acolytes that expects serious combat should be able to at least equip all its members with a set of Guard Flak, if it can't afford anything better. When it comes to weapons, anyone can and should carry a few grenades if at all possible.

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