Mind Stave

A Miststave -- iconic weapon of a Harlequin Shadowseer

A Miststave is an exotic melee weapon that is utilised exclusively by the enigmatic Aeldari Harlequins, particularly the powerful psychic players known as Shadowseers. Traditionally, every Shadowseer carries this iconic weapon -- its complex manufacture channels their mental force to crush armour plates and shatter bones.

Against living victims, even a glancing blow from such a stave scrambles their perceptions, clouding the mind with contradictory illusions and reducing sight to a slow-motion blur. The Miststave is the Shadowseer's sign of office, and its tip is a totem of the Laughing God; the front a laughing face, the back a grinning skull.


  • Codex: Harlequins (7th Edition) (Digital Edition), pg. 59, 210
  • White Dwarf Weekly 56 (21 Feb 2015), "Shadowseer," "Army List - Shadowseer," pp. 5-8, 54-55
  • ​White Dwarf Weekly 99 (19 Dec 2015), "Weapon of the Week: Miststave" pg. 30


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