A Primaris Space Marine Apothecary of the Imperial Fists extracting gene-seed from one of his brothers on the battlefield using his Reductor Pistol.

A Reductor is a special tool used by Adeptus Astartes Apothecaries and Primaris Apothecaries to retrieve the crucial gene-seed of their fallen battle-brothers so that new Astartes might be raised from among their Chapter's aspirants.

Retrieval and storage of a fallen battle-brother's gene-seed is so critical that Apothecaries carry a special tool for this operation, often included as part of the Narthecium.

While a Reductor is not required for Progenoid removal, it significantly reduces the time.

This surgical implement fastens under the wrist. It includes a monomolecular saw for penetrating Power Armour and Ossmodula-enhanced rib cages, and a diamantine-tipped extractor drill.

Reductor Pistol

Primaris Apothecaries carry an enhanced version of a Reductor that can also double as a close ranged weapon known as a Reductor Pistol.

The Reductor Pistol is similar to the Narthecium's Reductor tool but takes the form of a pistol and is used to both quickly retrieve and store multiple-sets of Astartes gene-seed on the battlefield.

The Reductor is designed to punch through Space Marine power armour quickly and cleanly; and can do much the same to the skull of a rampaging Ork Warboss if he gets close enough to the Primaris Apothecary.


  • Codex Adeptus Astartes - Space Marines (8th Edition), pp. 65, 153, 155
  • Warhammer 40,000 Munitorum: Narthecium (Digital Edition)
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