Galvanic Weapons

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Galvanic Weapons are a type of weapon used by the Adeptus Mechanicus. These weapons fire electro-galvanically driven projectiles that can damage and pierce both enemy infantry and armor alike.

Galvanic weapons runs on Galvanic cells obviously. A galvanic cell, or voltaic cell, is an electrochemical cell that derives electrical energy from spontaneous redox reactions taking place within the cell. In layman's talk, they run on a battery. As this cell only generates the physical power, similar to gunpowder, Galvanic weapons must also fire some form of bullet.

Given that they fire a projectile with electro-magnetic energy, they're basically an Imperial railgun, though obviously less powerful due to using a battery instead of a reactor. This also means this is one of the few weapons that has an Imperial variant that is less Grimdark than its Xenos counterpart and for once the Ad Mech aren't the ones who will get radiation poisoning.

As with most AdMech weapons, Galvanic weapons have a pretty cool steampunk-sheen to it. Making it both classy and nice to look at.

Galvanic Caster[edit]

Galvanic Caster

The Galvanic Caster is a type of galvanic weapon used by the Adeptus Mechanicus. Wielded by Secutarii Peltasts, this electromagnetically driven projectile weapon is akin to a combi-weapon, in that it is a galvanic shotgun paired with what is effectively a Grenade Launcher

With its main weapon mechanism, it is able to fire rapid bursts of low velocity razor-edged flechettes, or with its secondary discharger, attack concealed targets with retina-burning ignis charges. Some of these weapons are upgraded with a high-intensity capacitor which compresses the galvanic charge to fire an armor-piercing inert slug at the supersonic velocity all lethal slugs are shot at. This complex but flexible weapon allows the Peltasts to engage a wide variety of enemy targets.

For some reason, Skitarii Rangers can't use this, even though it would make a great special weapon for them in for both aesthetic and logistical reasons.

Galvanic Rifle[edit]

Galvanic Rifle

The sniper rifle of the Galvanic family tree.

Galvanic Rifles are a type of weapon used by Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii. The favored weapon of Skitarii Rangers, it is modeled after the flintlock guns of Mars' past. The current model of the weapon, known as the Mk IV Arkhan, are exquisitely hand-crafted but no less deadly. These weapons fire specialized bullet over long distances that causes all potential energy of the target to burn out in a killing blast of electric force.

Weapons of the Imperium of Man
Sidearms: Arc Pistol - Autopistol - Bolt Pistol - Flechette Blaster - Gamma Pistol - Grapnel Launcher
Grav-pistol - Hand Flamer - Handbow - Helfrost Pistol - Hellpistol - Inferno Pistol - Kinetic Destroyer
Laspistol - Needle Pistol - Phosphor Blast Pistol - Phosphor Serpenta - Plasma Pistol
Radium Pistol - Reductor Pistol - Stub Pistol - Volkite Serpenta - Web Pistol - Neural Shredder
Basic Weapons: Arc Rifle - Autogun - Bolter - Bow - Crossbow - Hellgun - Lasgun
Radium Carbine - Shotgun - Storm Bolter - Stubber - Webber
Special Weapons: Combi-weapon - Conversion Beamer - Flamer - Grav-gun - Grenade Launcher
Long-Las - Meltagun - Needle Sniper Rifle - Plasma Caliver - Plasma Gun - Adrathic Destructor
Radium Jezzail - Sniper Rifle - Transuranic Arquebus - Volkite Charger - Photon Thruster
Galvanic Caster - Galvanic Rifle - Psilencer
Heavy Weapons: Autocannon - Grav-cannon - Harpoon Gun - Heavy Arc Rifle - Heavy Bolter
Heavy Flamer - Heavy Stubber - Heavy Webber - Helfrost Cannon
Lascannon - Missile Launcher - Mortar - Multi-Melta - Multi-laser
Phosphor Blaster - Plasma Cannon - Volkite Caliver - Volkite Culverin - Seismic Cannon
Darkfire Cannon
Vehicle-mounted
Weapons
Battle Cannon - Conqueror Cannon - Demolisher Cannon - Heavy Phosphor Blaster
Helfrost Destructor - Hydra Autocannon - Magma Cannon - Nova Cannon - Pulsar-Fusil
Punisher Gatling Cannon - Vanquisher Cannon - Volcano Cannon - Volkite Carronade
Heavy Seismic Cannon - Laud Hailer - Adrathic Devastator - Gatling Psilencer
Ordnance: Accelerator Cannon - Baneblade Cannon - Colossus Siege Mortar - Deathstrike Missile
Dreadhammer Cannon - Earthshaker Cannon - Griffon Heavy Mortar
Hellhammer Cannon - Manticore Missile - Medusa Siege Cannon - Quake Cannon
Stormshard Mortar - Stormsword Siege Cannon - Tremor Cannon
Super-Heavy
Weapons:
Apocalypse Missile Launcher - Doomstrike Missile Launcher - Gatling Blaster
Hellstorm Cannon - Inferno Gun - Laser Blaster - Macro Cannon - Melta Cannon
Plasma Annihilator - Plasma Blastgun - Plasma Destructor - Plasma Obliterator
Turbo-Laser Destructor - Vengeance Cannon - Vortex Missile - Vulcan Mega-Bolter
Sonic Destructor - Sonic Disruptor - Thundercoil Harpoon - Arachnus Magna-Blaze Cannon
Melee Weapons Chainweapons - C'tan Phase Weapons - Force Weapons - Power Weapons
Transonic Weapons - Basic Close Combat Weapons - Miscellaneous Weapons