A Plasma Incinerator is a new type of Imperial Plasma Gun developed for use by the Primaris Space Marines by Archmagos Dominus Belisarius Cawl. Imperium-produced Plasma Weapons all fire searing bursts of energy, but the Mark III Belisarius Pattern Plasma Incinerator is the most advanced of its kind, firing a potent armour-melting blast with no risk of overload for the first time since the days of the Horus Heresy.
The same cannot be said when the Plasma Incinerator is fired on its deadly overcharged setting, however. The Mark III Plasma Incinerator is the preferred weapon of Primaris Space Marine Hellblaster Squads.
Macro Plasma Incinerator
The Macro Plasma Incinerator is a Dreadnought-sized version of the standard Plasma Incinerator, a weapon that harnesses the heat of captive suns to melt enemy tanks to bubbling sludge. Other than its greatly increased size and corresponding damage output, it is essentially identical to the smaller weapons used by the heavy infantry of the Adeptus Astartes.
Heavy Plasma Incinerator
A Heavy Plasma Incinerator is a variant of the standard Plasma Incinerator that is capable of unleashing an even more potent plasma blast that does even more damage. This extra power is generated by a large power pack that is worn on the back and is connected to the weapon by a short cord. The Heavy Plasma Incinerator is usually wielded by Primaris Space Marine Hellblaster Squads.
Assault Plasma Incinerator
The Assault Plasma Incinerator is a variant of the standard Plasma Incinerator that has been outfitted with a more sophisticated targeting array. This allows the wielder to unleash far more accurate plasma blasts from the weapon.
A Plasma Exterminator is a variant of the Plasma Incinerator that is more compact and can be wielded in one hand, much like a pistol. Primaris Space Marine Inceptors often wield two of these weapons at once in place of the more standard twin Assault Bolters that usually comprise their weapon load-out.
- Codex Adeptus Astartes - Space Marines (8th Edition), pp. 83, 166, 171, 173
- Warhammer 40,000: Rulebook (8th Edition), pg. 60
- White Dwarf (August 2017), "Birth of Angels"
- Warhammer Community: Warhammer Fest Live (May 2017)