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A Necron Monolith channelling its energies through its power matrix crystal in preparation to fire its Particle Whip.

A Particle Whip is a devastating Necron weapon that emits a stream of miniscule anti-matter particles which detonate on contact with other matter.

Necron Particle Weapons are incredibly reliable, needing only enough energy to maintain the containment field that prevents the anti-matter from detonating within the weapon’s mechanisms.

A Particle Whip is unusual in that it only comes in the form of a large, glowing power matrix crystal mounted atop a Monolith. This is a totally different, far more static design than the more mobile barrel structure that characterises other Necron Particle Weapons.

Nevertheless, a Particle Whip is a dramatic weapon, for when it is about to fire, the Monolith will channel its alien energies through its crystal to unleash devastating arcs of anti-matter lightning. A single, ear-splitting discharge from the Particle Whip is enough to reduce tanks to smouldering wrecks and infantry to molecular vapour.

The explosions caused by a Particle Whip will often affect large areas and can cause great damage to infantry and vehicles alike, no matter what form of armour provides their protection.

Necron starships have also been armed with extremely large variants of the Particle Whip. These ship-sized Particle Whips are used during void combat to launch devastating strikes upon enemy vessels.


  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, pg. 73
  • Codex: Necrons (5th Edition), pp. 47, 81, 95
  • Codex: Necrons (7th Edition) (Digital Edition), pg. 199