"Some have called us the Angels of Death. It is a name well chosen, for we bring redemption to those who need it the most -- the cold and final redemption of the grave."
— Primaris Ancient Thracius Decoglorian

A Redemptor Dreadnought of the Ultramarines Chapter accompanies its fellow Primaris Astartes on patrol

The Redemptor Dreadnought is a new pattern of Adeptus Astartes Dreadnought specifically created to serve alongside the Primaris Space Marines. It, like the standard pattern Castraferrum Dreadnought, is intended to provide mortally wounded Primaris Astartes with another chance to continue to serve the Emperor.

Redemptor Dreadnoughts are giant war engines that crush bone and splinter skulls as they bludgeon through the enemy ranks. Taller, broader and more cunningly wrought than the Dreadnoughts of traditional design, these goliaths of battle are powered by hyper-dense Plasma Reactors and sophisticated fibre bundles. They can accelerate from a thudding stomp to a thunderous, loping gait that shakes the ground, barrelling through hails of fire in glorious defiance. One jointed arm of the Redemptor is given over either to a devastating Heavy Onslaught Gatling Cannon -- a rotary ballistic weapon that can chew through a band of Heretic Astartes in a single pass -- or a Macro Plasma Incinerator, a weapon that harnesses the heat of captive suns to melt enemy tanks to bubbling sludge. The other arm ends in an articulated Dreadnought-sized Power Fist of advanced design called a Redemptor Fist. With this pistoned gauntlet the Redemptor can tear even Tyranid bio-beasts and Daemon Engines apart at close quarters.

Such is the miraculous design of the Redemptor's neural links that its inhabitant, despite being entombed in a box-like sarcophagus within the Dreadnought's torso, can exercise control with surprising dexterity and speed. It is whispered that the advanced systems of the Redemptor are a curse as well as a blessing. The Martian tech-savants in the service of Archmagos Belisarius Cawl who first built these walking machines of destruction spared little thought to the health of the incumbent, seeing him as little more than another part to be interred or replaced as necessary. Many of those Redemptors that have fought for a sustained period have already had their sarcophagi replaced, their original pilots burned out by the intensity of the machine's destructive prowess.



A Deathwatch Redemptor Dreadnought and Primaris Space Marines take the fight to the xenos foe.

Notable Redemptor DreadnoughtsEdit

  • Malcades (Ultramarines Chapter) - Malcades was a Redemptor Dreadnought in service to the Ultramarines Chapter who was the first Primaris Space Marine to fall in battle in the Realm of Ultramar during the Indomitus Crusade. After being placed within the shell of a Redemptor Dreadnought, he fought in the Plague Wars on the Ultramaran world of Espandor against the forces of the Plague God.


  • Codex Adeptus Astartes - Space Marines (8th Edition), pp. 83, 115, 166
  • Codex Adeptus Astartes - Dark Angels (8th Edition), pp. 52, 102
  • Codex Adeptus Astartes - Deathwatch (8th Edition), pp. 46-47, 74-75
  • Dark Imperium (Novel) by Guy Haley, Ch. 21
  • Primaris Space Marines FAQ


Even In Death, I Still Serve

Even In Death, I Still Serve


Primaris Space Marine Forces
Command Primaris CaptainPrimaris LieutenantPrimaris Ancient
Specialists Primaris ApothecaryPrimaris LibrarianPrimaris Chaplain
Battleline Intercessor
Close Support InceptorReiver
Fire Support HellblasterAggressor
Combat Walkers and Vehicles AstraeusRedemptor DreadnoughtRepulsor
Aircraft Overlord