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Hedonites of Slaanesh

Slaanesh will now have a battletome for Warhammer Age of Sigmar! Renamed “Hedonites of Slaanesh”, the army is getting a new battletome and several new models, including a simply stunning Keeper of Secrets.

Here you’ll find all the information on the Hedonites of Slaanesh release – new lore, new models and new battletome.  Just what you need to know.

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Hedonites of Slaanesh Release

Now, Slaanesh has been stirring for most of 2018.  The trapped Chaos god was a major protagonist in the lore accompanying the Daughters of Khaine release earlier in the year.  As you would expect given that Morathi spent centuries within the bowels of Slaanesh and has been changed forever by the experience.


As we know from both the Daughters of Khaine and Idoneth Deepkin battletomes, Slaanesh has been chained up between Ulgu and Hysh, while Tyrion, Teclis, Malorien and Morathi have been siphoning out aelven souls in their attempts to recreate the aelven races.


Hedonites of Slaanesh

So the new Hedonites of Slaanesh battletome comes with allegiance abilities for the three hosts of Slaneesh – the Invaders, Godseekers and Pretenders. Each of the hosts has an
additional allegiance ability, a new way to generate depravity points, and its own selection of command traits and artefacts. New warscrolls, new spell lores and more.

Depravity Points

Depravity points remain the main allegiance ability and there are new ways to earn them and exploit them. Slaanesh armies earn a depravity point whenever a model loses a wound, but is not slain, by a Slaanesh Hero, or when that Hero takes a wound. Depravity points accrue for both wounds and mortal wounds.

Locus of Diversion

The Activation Wars continue. All Hedonite Heroes can attempt to divert enemy units in combat, forcing them to fight at the end of the phase. If the enemy unit has the ability to fight at the start of the combat phase, then the effects cancel out.

Euphoric Killers

Euphoric Killers generates extra hits for unmodified hit rolls of sixes – expect plenty of extra hits from your large blocks of Daemonettes.


Invaders armies have lost the multiple command traits but gained increased range of command abilities.

Invaders generate extra depravity points from being in enemy terrain.

Here is one artefact from the Invaders – which allows you to use an enemy hero to attack a nearby enemy unit.


The quick ones.

Who like charging.

And retreating and then charging.


Those who have a high opinion of themselves.

Whose general likes hitting things.

Away on their own.

Slaanesh Spell Lore

Three spell lores available to Slaanesh wizards (regardless of your choice of host). The division is between Daemon Wizards, Mortal Wizards and Greater Daemon Wizards.

Daemon Wizards.

Mortal Wizards.

Greater Daemon Wizards.

Keeper of Secrets

The Keeper of Secrets was the last of the four greater daemons to get a new plastic sculpt and it was certainly worth the wait!

And there is an alternative build too!

Here are the stat lines and abilities. The command ability is still to be revealed.

And some optional wargear. Make that scary opposing threat harder to hit.

Shalaxi Helbane

The special character Keeper of Secrets. What an incredible model. An enemy hero hunter.

Syll’Esske, the Vengeful Allegiance

What an interesting dual-model unit.

With a spell allowing it to turn off enemy command abilities within 18″ – perfect for stopping repeat pile-ins or start of combat phase abilities.

And a command ability.

The Contorted Epitome

A powerful dual-model caster and anti-magic piece.

That is resilient to mortal wounds.

And that slows enemy combatants.

A New Masque model

There is a new Masque of Slaanesh model coming too.

Slaanesh Terrain Piece

As with all new releases, Slaanesh get their own terrain piece: the Fane of Slaanesh.

The Fane produces extra depravity points when you summon new units near-by and allows you to gain re-rolls to hit on a nearby hero each turn. It also introduces a new mechanic in that you can sacrifice an artefact held by your hero and gain re-rolls to hit for the rest of the battle for that hero.

Hedonites of Slaanesh Endless Spells

The Hedonites of Slaanesh Endless Spells are the Wheels of Excruciation, the Dreadful Visage and the Mesmerising Mirror.

Wheels of Excruciation

A low-cast-cost mortal wound dealing spell that is best aimed at lightly armoured hordes.

Mesmerising Mirror

The Mesmerising Mirror boasts several rules mechanics that we have just not seen before.

Dreadful Visage

The Dreadful Visage offers some mortal wound output and a bravery debuff.