The Graviton Crusher is a type of Gravity Weapon that is used by the combat walkers of the Questor Imperialis, the Imperial Knights, and by the Renegade Knights of the Questor Traitoris. This weapon is found only on the Questoris Knight Styrix.
Graviton Weapons are devastating gravity-based weapons that function by manipulating the very nature of gravity itself, turning a target's mass against it, crushing it to pulp under its own weight. This is especially shocking when used against heavily armoured infantry like Terminators. All Grav-weaponry fires a stream of graviton particles which affects the local gravitational field of a target area, making the targeted object either far heavier or lighter depending on the weapon's setting. The Graviton Crusher used by the Knight Styrix can hold entire squads of infantry in place at once.
The Questoris Knight Styrix was considered a dark and malevolent pattern of Knight armour, the wanton slaughter it unleashed being beneath the dignity of a true Knight. The Knight would use its Graviton Crusher to hold groups of infantry in place and then rake them over with its Volkite Chieorovile and Irradiation Projectors, utterly annihilating them with blasts of energy beams and cleansing radiation.
The Questoris Knight Styrix was originally armed with a Grav-Gun, however, as of the release of Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition, the Stryix's Grav-gun was replaced with the identical in function but renamed Graviton Crusher.
- Imperial Armour Index: Forces of the Astra Militarum (8th Edition), pg. 100
- Imperial Armour Index: Forces of Chaos (8th Edition), pg. 64