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It's mass reactive, meaning it doesn't explode until it's embedded in something, it can explode a human-sized foe and crack ceramite but it won't take down a tank easily even in the fluff- and it's not depleted uranium in the average bolt, it's depleted deuterium.
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Deuterium being one of the heavier (and radioactive) isotopes of Hydrogen.
Commonly refined from seawater.

One of the more ridiculous bits of 40k fluff.

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How strong and tough is power armor? I keep hearing stories that it can shrug off a ton of crap, making it look indestructible, but then I hear that a f-ing shuriken pistol can punch a hole in it.
No armour is completely impervious to damage, it always has weak points.
Suits of power armour are designed to withstand a lot of damage but there will still be areas like the joints where it's hard to give as much protection.
So a SM in power armour could withstand massive amounts of damage as long as that damage hits the right part of the armour, if, on the other hand, a shurikan pistol happens to be targeted at just the right spot the armour becomes useless.

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They also have some sort of a sub sonic round for bolters.
Mention of it in HH book False Gods, just before leaving for Davin"s moon.

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What is the rate of fire for a standard bolter?
0.8 Rounds/Second, or 48 shots per minute.

Heavy Bolter is 2 Rounds/Second, or 120 shots per minute.

Figured this out while playing the intro campaign to Deathwatch. For anyone else who's played it: Apothecary hurrdurr!
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if slaanesh is the god of sex why is it that tzeench has a thousand sons? (JK)
What in the hell is plasma actually?

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Plasma is the 4th state of matter. Liquid, Solid, Gas and Plasma.

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When you kill daemons in the physical universe, they are sent back to the warp and this works also with power weapons. What would happe if a daemon was "killed" in the warp? Would it have to be utterly destroyed?


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When you kill daemons in the physical universe, they are sent back to the warp and this works also with power weapons. What would happe if a daemon was "killed" in the warp? Would it have to be utterly destroyed?
No it would just reform, a lot quicker than it would in the physical plane- the only way a daemon can be truly destroyed is if it's creator-God reabsorbs the energy used to create the daemon in the first place.
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So then fighting in the warp is practically useless?


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