The Black Vultures are known to be highly-skilled, long-range marksmen. This is in part because the Black Vultures are meticulous mission planners, waiting patiently until the time is right to attack in order to ensure victory.
This penchant has led to some heated interactions with more physically direct Chapters like the Space Wolves who have at times claimed that the Black Vultures are cowardly.
The Black Vultures have unusually close ties with the Adeptus Mechanicus for a Chapter of the Adeptus Astartes. They often undertake operations suggested by the Tech-priests, during which the Mechanicus retrieves some key relic while the Black Vultures secure assets to benefit the Chapter and receive preferential technical support from one of the Mechanicus' Forge Worlds.
The Black Vulture's Chapter Master has been inspired by the teachings of Guilliman as the resurrected Lord Commander of the Imperium -- not just strategically in battle but also as a statesman. He has intentionally stationed the Chapter's fortress-monastery close to an established Imperial world.
The Chapter interacts with the people much like the Ultramarines in their Realm of Ultramar and, through their proximity, provide some protection for these citizens, allowing their star system to develop as an Imperial trade hub.
The Black Vultures wear grey Power Armour with black helmets, pauldrons and knee plates.
The Black Vultures' Chapter badge is a white vulture on a black field.
In August 2019, the Black Vultures were revealed as a Chapter created by Martin Morrin, a Games Workshop Warhammer Community video manager that was showcased in an online Warhammer Community article.