The Apostasy Gambit
A curved pistol made of strange metal with a purple sheen
|Range||Rate of Fire||Damage||Pen||Clip||Reload||Special||Weight|
|30m||1/3/6||1d10||3||120||2 full||Toxic (1d10)||1kg|
Proficiency required: Pistols (Splinter)
Ammo: Splinter shard
The Splinter Pistol is the sidearm of choice for most Dark Eldar forces, finding frequent use in the ranks of Archons, Wyches, Reaver Jetbikers and most Sybarites and Dracons. Usually paired with a Monomolecular Knife, Claw or second pistol for added effectiveness in assaults.
The Splinter Pistol uses the same ammunition and firing mechanisms as the rifle (although compacted and therefore having shorter range), firing shards of a crystallised neurotoxin in hails of fire at the enemy. Splinter Pistol crystals are the most densely impregnated with toxins, as they are the weapons that most need the added effect.