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How would you be able to deal with a Alpha level Psyker?
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 21:18   #1 (permalink)
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Default How would you be able to deal with a Alpha level Psyker?

Likw the title says. I've head that Alphas can control entire armies and crush battle titans. How do the Inquisitors go about purging them then?
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 21:25   #2 (permalink)
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Well, normally they don't have to. Daemons will normally possess them eventually. But per your guestion, they may destroy the entire world to get them if the psycher is able to controll a whole army/world.
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 21:26   #3 (permalink)
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Grey Knights or Culexus Assassins should do the trick.

Or, if push comes to shove - Exterminatus. Drop a couple of Cyclon Torpedos on the planet, and watch the atnosphere burn. As powerful as this psyker may be, he still needs oxygen to breathe (or temperatures under 1000+ degrees). >
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 21:29   #4 (permalink)
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Culexus Assassins should do the trick.
I forgot about those damned things. Ya they should work.
(I play Thousand Sons and have to deal with Culexus Assassins daily. They work..sometimes.)
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 22:20   #5 (permalink)
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From orbit. With Cyclonic Torpedoes.

Seriously, the Inquisition can, has and will annihilate and entire world rather than let an Alpha run wild. The alternative is Daemonic incursion, and that's a whole lot worse!

Generally speaking, there is no way to take an Alpha head on. "Untouchables" probably can, but they are few and far between. The Grey Knights are another option, but even they may not be able to stand against an Alpha. A Psi-Titan, on the other hand...
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 22:39   #6 (permalink)
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The most practical way would probably be a bullet to the head or other unexpected killing administered by one of the assassins used by the Inquisition, but a pinpointed bombardment from an aircraft squadron flying VERY HIGH overhead might also due the trick, depending on the psyker's strength. Of course the easiest way, as stated earlier, would be Exterminatus.
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Try and take them by surprise, or just blow the local area to molten rock. I favor the lance strike!
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 23:38   #8 (permalink)
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...wait. If an alpha level psycher is the strongest of the human psychers (other than the emperor). And he can snap a titan in two and can never be attacked head on. And Eldrad is the toughest eldar psycher but he can be attacked head on...then are humans better psychers than eldar ??? or are the alpha psychers just exaggerated a bit and could actually be taken down by a contingent of grey knights...
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 00:04   #9 (permalink)
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...wait. If an alpha level psycher is the strongest of the human psychers (other than the emperor). And he can snap a titan in two and can never be attacked head on. And Eldrad is the toughest eldar psycher but he can be attacked head on...then are humans better psychers than eldar or are the alpha psychers just exaggerated a bit and could actually be taken down by a contingent of grey knights...
And we come to it at last!
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...wait. If an alpha level psycher is the strongest of the human psychers (other than the emperor). And he can snap a titan in two and can never be attacked head on. And Eldrad is the toughest eldar psycher but he can be attacked head on...then are humans better psychers than eldar or are the alpha psychers just exaggerated a bit and could actually be taken down by a contingent of grey knights...
And we come to it at last!
Uh Oh, did I just open a can of worms or say something stupid unknowingly?
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