The Atrapos Lascutter is a massive Laser Weapon used by the combat walkers of the Questor Imperialis, the Imperial Knights, and by the Renegade Knights of the Questor Traitoris. The Atrapos Lascutter is found only on the Cerastus Knight-Atrapos. The Cerastus Knight-Atrapos was designed with the singular purpose of destroying Heretek engines and xenos war machines whose very nature and existence was considered a blasphemy to the Omnissiah. The Atrapos Lascutter is a massively up-scaled version of the standard Lascutter that is used both as an industrial tool and as a close-range support weapon during void-boarding actions and siege warfare. Lascutters work by using a disruption field-assisted short range laser arc to cut through a target's dense molecular structure.
The Atrapos Lascutter takes the function of a Lascutter to the extreme, resulting in a weapon able to cut through the hulls of enemy tanks with ease. The Atrapos can use its Lascutter to destroy enemy Knights and can even pose a threat to Battle Titans at close range. The Atrapos Lascutter can be used as a melee weapon, or can fire a longer-ranged directed energy attack, though the range remains quite limited.
- The Horus Heresy - Book Six: Retribution by Alan Bligh, pp. 278-279
- Imperial Armour Index: Forces of the Astra Militarum (8th Edition), pg. 97
- Imperial Armour Index: Forces of Chaos (8th Edition), pg. 61
- Forge World Webstore - Cerastus Knight Atrapos