Lasgun Patterns

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The closest thing to choice an Imperial guardsmen will have - what sort of lasgun he'll get (not an actual choice, generally speaking).

There are a dizzying number of different Lasguns in the Imperium of Man, often referred to as "Patterns" (an old British terminology for firearm designs, in the 18th century the standard long arm of the British Army was the Land Pattern Musket), as many of them are made from specific design philosophies. In a brief effort to cover the dizzying number of different Lasgun types and a bit of information about each, this article has been made.

Varying Lasgun Types[edit]

  • Kantrael Pattern Lasgun
    • Named for the forgeworld in which it was first built, the Kantrael-pattern Lasgun is considered by many to be the most iconic Lasgun in the Imperium, with its only real rival being the Mars Pattern. The Kantrael Pattern Lasgun was developed specifically for the Cadian Shock Troops and for Kantrael's own PDF, and it shows; the gun has a reinforced frame and was the first Lasgun to feature bayonet lugs as a built-in component. Like the shorter Armageddon pattern, the Kantrael Pattern features a top-mounted rail to allow easy mounting of scopes and other accessories as well.
  • Galaxy Pattern Lasgun
    • Favored by the Catachan Jungle Fighters and the Armageddon Steel Legion for roughly the same reason, and being the preferred weapon of the former, the Galaxy Pattern Lasgun features a shorter barrel and increased cooling. It lacks the standard bayonet lugs of the Kantreal Pattern (its immediate predecessor), but is both lighter, easier to handle, and still boasts a scope rail. The Galaxy Pattern was the first Lasgun in the Imperium to include an easily swapped barrel, enabling it to be easily converted to a Sniper Rifle (long-las) or cut down carbine (Voss Pattern).
  • Voss Pattern Lasgun
    • The Voss Pattern is virtually identical to the Galaxy Pattern, and was intended for Chimera and Leman Russ Battle Tank crews - Guardsmen who had need of ample firepower but need to minimize both size and weight. With all the firepower of its big brother but a shorter effective range, the Voss Pattern is essentially a Galaxy Pattern with a shortened barrel and a folding skeletal stock. Like the Galaxy Pattern, it's primarily seen used by the Armageddon Steel Legion and Catachan Jungle Fighters, being the favored Lasgun of the former. Uniquely, the Voss operates only on automatic.
  • Lucius Pattern Lasgun
    • Made famous by the Death Korps of Krieg, the Lucius Pattern - sometimes called the Number 98 (unsubtle reference[1] when one remembers what the Krieg look like) - is designed for brute force; its power pack operates at a higher charge than many other more common patterns of Lasgun. This gives the weapon more punch, but drains the powerpack after only 25 shots. Another downside: Unlike other Lasguns, the Lucius is semi-automatic only, with a slower recycle rate than other Lasguns. It was judged by the Kriegers that the extra stopping power of the Lucius pattern essentially makes up for this drawback. The barrel of the Lucius is its most distinctive feature; it has a series of heatsinks to dissipate the excessive heat buildup the increased energy output of the Lucius Pattern creates under sustained fire. Even with the heatsinks, the Lucius is prone to dangerous overheating, a risk that the Kriegers consider to be insignificant.
  • Triplex Pattern Lasgun
    • This is the preferred weapon of the Mordian Iron Guard and Valhallan Ice Warriors. It gets its name from its variable fire-rate settings; whereas most Lasguns simply have semi-automatic or automatic-only fire modes, or, rarely, the ability to swap, the Triplex has both semi-automatic and a three-round burst setting, rare among las-weapons. It also features a "high intensity" mode that can do substantial damage, but renders the weapon unreliable and capable of overheating and exhausting its power pack in record time, making the Triplex a somewhat-sought-after weapon - offset by finicky electronics and a short barrel length making it somewhat less-suited to open-terrain warfare than newer Lasguns.
  • Accatran Pattern Lasgun
    • Standard issue weapon for Elysian Drop Troops, this Lasgun is semi-automatic and utilizes a bullpup power pack configuration to make it lighter and shorter, perfect for soldiers typically deployed by Grav-Chute. It also includes a carrying handle which doubles as iron sights, similar to the design of most other Accatran pattern weapons like the Melta Gun or Plasma Gun built for Elysian Drop Troops.


  • Necromunda Pattern Lasgun
    • Made for the horrors of hive warfare and planetary defense, the NPLG is a brute of a lasgun. It can be flipped for semi-auto or automatic fire. Compared to other lasguns, it has a somewhat shorter charge and a shorter range, similar to the Triplex. However, it is far more reliable and compact. For unknown reasons the necromunda pattern also has a diagonal power pack well. It also features a folding stock.
  • Mars Pattern Lasgun
    • Yep, Mars makes lasguns, too. Specifically, anywhere that doesn't have the options to make a more specialized pattern of lasgun uses the Mars pattern as a base. Also known as "the Guardsman's friend", Mars lasguns are designed for maximum pew-pew; they have a good range, good charge, and fire at full auto. They're used largely for massed laser combat, but their commonality makes sure they show up *everywhere* that resale guns are found. It's also the favoured weapon of the Tallarn Desert Raiders. The stock can also be retrofitted to be more compact, making it a good choice for tank crews.
  • Ryza Pattern Lasgun
    • Functionally identical to the Mars pattern in performance, the Ryza pattern is made by the eponymous forge world for the guardsman drawn from the local sector. It is most notable for Ryza's raypunk aesthetic giving it a conical, reticulated appearance. This was the lasgun the original Rogue Trader-era Imperial Guard miniatures used.
  • Nihilis Pattern Lasgun
    • A specialized pattern of lasgun exclusively produced by (and for) House Van Saar. It is said to be much more potent than other lasgun patterns, but has a temperamental machine spirit, cannot accept bayonet attachments, and may irradiate its user.
  • Kalibrax V-I Pattern Lasrifle
    • Standard armament of the Solar Auxilia during the Great Crusade and the Horus Heresy, the Kalibrax lasrifle has a longer range and more robust construction that other, later lasgun paterns. The weapon is also designed to be able to accept a number of attachments, such as the induction blast-charger, which turns the Kalibrax into a mini-lascannon at the potential risk of the gun exploding in its firer's hands or Collimators which give it longer range (represented in game by turning Rapid Fire 1 at 30' to Heavy 2 at 36' when used). Like plasma, but with lasers. Strictly superior to other lasguns, but more expensive and technologically demanding.
  • Vostroyan Pattern Lasgun
    • The Vostroyan Lasgun is no normal weapon; it is the mainstay weapon of the Vostroyan regiments. Fine wood-grain stocks replace more modern versions, carefully-tooled barrels replace the mass-production variants used by other factions, and high-quality scopes replace standard optics. Each Vostroyan rifle is practically worthy of being a museum display piece by its lonesome, and a common joke is that their weapons are worth more than the Guardsmen carrying them. Like the Lucius pattern, they are optimized for semi-automatic firing.


  • Merovech Pattern Lasgun
    • A dual-magazine fed Lasgun designed to maximize fire rate, the surprisingly compact Merovech boasts a phenomenal rate of fire and is also known at the "Persuader." While it burns through energy at an enormous rate, has terrible accuracy, and poor effective range, the sheer volume of energy it hoses out makes it perfect for cramped urban battlefields and trench warfare. It's just as popular among criminals and Hive Gang Leaders.
  • Savlar Lasgun
    • Proof that humanity can learn a thing or two from the Orks from time to time, this weapon is a product of the Savlar Chem-Dogs. While they normally simply steal their equipment or salvage it from the battlefield, they aren't always able to, and occasionally have to make do with whatever they can find. Technically not a Lasgun pattern at all, the Savlar Lasgun is a Frankenstein's Monster of Lasgun design, cramming together components from basically any weapon they can in order to cobble together a functional weapon. Their performance can vary wildly, and they have a tendency to overload, overheat, or explode. Fittingly, most Savlar kludges are based off the Voss and Galaxy patterns.
  • Veteran's Lasgun
    • An actual twin-linked lasgun. Forge Worlds and munitions plants of the Imperium rarely stray from their precious STC templates. However, soldiers in the field might alter their weapon of choice for longer range or increased firepower to better fight the enemies of Mankind. The Veteran's Lasgun for example is one of these field modifications having a second barrel installed under the first for increased firepower.
Weapons of the Forces of Chaos
Ballistics: Autopistol - Bolt Pistol - Inferno Bolt Pistol - Stub Gun
Directed-Energy: Plasma Pistol
Incendiary: Warpflame Pistol
Chemical: Injector Pistol - Xyclos Needler
Basic Weapons:
Ballistics: Autogun - Bolter - Fatecaster Greatbow
Inferno Bolter - Shotgun - Stub Rifle
Directed-Energy: Lasgun
Sonic: Sonic Blaster
Special Weapons:
Ballistics: Light Mortar - Sniper Rifle
Directed-Energy: Conversion Beamer - Meltagun - Plasma Gun
Incendiary: Flamer - Warpflamer
Chemical: Bile Spewer - Plague Belcher
Sonic: Doom Siren - Sonic Shrieker
Combi-Weapons: Combi-Bolter
Heavy Weapons:
Ballistics: Autocannon - Heavy Bolter - Heavy Stubber - Havoc Launcher
Reaper Autocannon - Reaper Chaincannon - Soulreaper Cannon
Hellfyre Missile Rack
Directed-Energy: Æther-Fire Cannon - Lascannon - Plasma Cannon
Heavy Conversion Beamer
Incendiary: Heavy Flamer - Heavy Warpflamer
Chemical: Plague Sprayer - Plague Spewer - Blight Launcher
Sonic: Blastmaster
Daemon Weapons:
Ballistics: Kai Gun - Harvester Cannon - Butcher Cannon - Soul Burner Petard
Hades Autocannon - Hades Gatling Gun - Scorpion Cannon - Tower Gun
Skullreaper Cannon - Skullshredder Cannon Doomfire Cannon - Impaler
Kytan Gatling Cannon - Balemaw Cannon - Plague Catapult
Directed-Energy: Storm Laser - Ectoplasma Cannon - Magma Cutter
Incendiary: Baleflamer - Daemongore Cannon - Hellmaw Cannon - Warpfire Flame Cannon
Chemical: Plaguespitter - Heavy Blight Launcher - Pandemic Staff
Plagueburst Mortar - Rot Cannon - Bile Spurt
Sonic: Heartstring Lyre
Warpcraft: Beam of Power - Bolts of Change - Mirror of Absorption
Other: Fleshmetal Guns - Mawcannon - Skull Hurler - Cauldron of Blood Cannon - Ichor Cannon
Gorestorm Cannon - Tormentor Cannon - Skull Cannon - Entropy Cannon - Excruciator Cannon
Ballistics: Battle Cannon - Hurricane Bolter - Demolisher Cannon
Accelerator Autocannon - Punisher Gatling Cannon
Directed-Energy: Single-Barrelled Turbo-Laser Destructor
Sonic: Dirge Caster
Ballistics: Apocalypse Missile Launcher - Doomstrike Missile Launcher
Ballistics: Gatling Blaster - Natrix Shock Lance
Ursus Claws - Vulcan Mega-Bolter
Directed-Energy: Double-Barrelled Turbo-Laser Destructor - Hellstorm Cannon - Laser Blaster - Laser Destructor
Melta Cannon - Plasma Annihilator - Plasma Blastgun - Plasma Destructor - Plasma Obliterator
Volcano Cannon - Vengeance Cannon
Incendiary: Inferno Gun
Chemical: Pus Cannon
Ship Weapons:
Ballistics: Macro Cannon - Naval Missile Turret - Torpedo
Directed-Energy: Lance Weapon
Non-Firearm Weapons:
Melee Weapons: Chain Weapons - Power Weapons - Daemonic Close Combat Weapons - Arc Weapons
Tzaangor Blade Weapons - Basic Close Combat Weapons - Force Weapons
Grenades & Explosives: Frag Grenade - Blight Grenade - Krak Grenade - Melta Bomb
Weapons of the Imperium of Man
Ballistics: Absolvor Bolt Pistol - Archaeotech Repeater - Archeotech Revolver - Assault Grenade Launcher - Autopistol
Belasco Galvian Needler - Bolt Launcher - Bolt Pistol - Exitus Pistol - Flechette Blaster - Flechette Pistol - Flintlock Pistol
Handbow - Hand Cannon - Heavy Bolt Pistol - Kinetic Destroyer - Needle Pistol - Radium Pistol - Sawn-Off Shotgun
Shotgun Pistol - Stub Gun
Directed-Energy: Arc Pistol - Blast Pistol - Digital Weapons - Electrostatic Gauntlet - Gamma Pistol - Helfrost Pistol
Hellpistol - Hotshot Laspistol - Inferno Pistol - Laspistol - Neo-Volkite Pistol - Photon Gauntlet
Plasma-Caster - Plasma Pistol - Voltaic Blaster - Volkite Serpenta
Incendiary: Exterminator - Hand Flamer - Phosphor Blast Pistol - Phosphor Pistol - Phosphor Serpenta - Sulphur Breath
Gravitational: Grav-Pistol
Other: Grapnel Launcher - Neural Shredder - Reductor Pistol - Web Pistol - Web Spinner
Basic Weapons:
Ballistics: Angelus Bolt Carbine - Autogun - Astartes Assault Shotgun - Bolter - Bow - Combat Shotgun
Galvanic Carbine - Pump-Action Shotgun - Radium Carbine - Storm Bolter - Stubber - Musket
Blunderbuss - Stub Cannon - Stub Rifle - Longrifle - Macrostubber - Bolt Carbine - Imperial Boltgun
Stubcarbine - Sling - Solo Boltgun - Sororitas Boltgun - Special Issue Boltgun - Bolt Rifle - Concussion Carbine
Directed-Energy: Arc Rifle - Lascutter - Hellgun - Lasgun (Lasgun Patterns) - Phased Plasma-Fusil - Plasma Blaster - Plasma Incinerator
Suppression Laser - Hotshot Lasgun - Hotshot Volley Gun - Mining Laser - Lascarbine - Laser Gauntlet - Auxilia Lasrifle
Las-Lock - Mitralock - Lascutter
Incendiary: Assault Flamer - Flamer - Pyreblaster
Gravitational: Grav-gun
Other: Webber
Special Weapons:
Ballistics: Assault Bolter - Grenade Launcher - Flechette Carbine - Needle Sniper Rifle - Radium Jezzail
Sniper Rifle - Transuranic Arquebus - Mole Mortar - Galvanic Caster - Galvanic Rifle - Forge Bolter
Magnarail Lance - Vengeance Grenade Launcher - Purgatus Crossbow - Stake Crossbow
Exitus Rifle - Light Mortar - Mark IX Sniper Rifle - Guardian Bolter - Balistus Grenade Launcher
Lastrum Storm Bolter - Mk.III Shrike Pattern Bolt Sniper Rifle - Krumper Rivet Cannon
Directed-Energy: Conversion Beamer - Long-Las - Meltagun - Plasma Caliver - Plasma Gun - Adrathic Destructor
Plasma Repeater - Volkite Charger - Photon Thruster - Melta Rifle - Plasma Talon - Plasma Exterminator
Las-Fusil - Lightning Gun - Proteus Plasma Projector - Volkite Incinerator - Plasma Burner - Arc Lance
Incendiary: Incinerator - Phosphor Blast Carbine - Phosphor Torch - Immolation Rifle - Balefire Gun
Chemical: Chem-Thrower
Sonic: Transonic Cannon
Gravitational: Grav-Amp
Warpcraft: Animus Speculum - Psilencer - Psycannon
Combi-Weapons: Combi-Flamer - Combi-Melta - Combi-Grenade Launcher - Combi-Plasma - Combi-Grav
Infernus Heavy Bolter - Adrastus Bolt Caliver - Disintegration Combi-Gun - Combi-Needler
Condemner Boltgun - Executioner Pistol
Other: Chaff Launcher - Infernum Halo Launcher - SLHG Pattern Assault Ram - Tarantula Sentry Gun
Heavy Weapons:
Ballistics: Autocannon - Assault Cannon - Harpoon Gun - Heavy Bolter - Heavy Stubber - Missile Launcher
Rotor Cannon - Heavy Mortar - Storm-Welder - Heavy Crossbow - Harpoon Launcher - Scatter Cannon
Ripper Gun - Rad Missile Launcher - Boltstorm Gauntlet - Maxim Bolter - Grenadier Gauntlet - Tempest Bolter
Mole Launcher - Salvo Launcher - Mauler Bolt Cannon - Cyclone Missile Launcher - Typhoon Missile Launcher
Skyhammer Missile Launcher - Grenade Harness - Cerberus Launcher - Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher
Deathwatch Frag Cannon - Auto-Launcher - Ravenwing Grenade Launcher - Thunderfire Cannon
Icarus Rocket Pod - Lucius Pattern Heavy Quad-Launcher - Tempest Salvo Launcher
Directed-Energy: Heavy Arc Rifle - Helfrost Cannon - Lascannon - Rad Cannon - Multi-Melta - Multi-laser
Plasma Cannon - Volkite Caliver - Volkite Culverin - Darkfire Cannon - Melta Destroyer
Las-Ripper - Irradiation Projector - Volkite Blaster - Plasma Culverin - Heavy Mining Laser
Volkite Cavitor - Volkite Falconet Battery - Corve Las-Pulser - Vultarax Arc Blaster
Incendiary: Atalan Incinerator - Heavy Flamer - Phosphor Blaster
Flamestorm Gauntlet - Incendine Combustor
Pyroclast Flame Projector - Infernus Firepike
Sonic: Seismic Cannon
Gravitational: Grav-Cannon - Heavy Grav-Cannon - Graviton Pulsar - Graviton Ram
Other: Firestrike Servo-Turret - Heavy Webber - Sabre Weapons Battery - Torsion Cannon
Ballistics: Anvilus Autocannon Battery - Anvilus Snub Autocannon - Battle Cannon - Conqueror Cannon - Demolisher Cannon
Hellstrike Missile - Hydra Autocannon - Eradicator Nova Cannon - Punisher Gatling Cannon - Punisher Rotary Cannon
Vanquisher Cannon - Ironhail Skytalon Array - Ferrumite Cannon - Onslaught Gatling Cannon - Heavy Onslaught Gatling Cannon
Icarus Stormcannon Array - Siegebreaker Cannon - Skyreaper Battery - Avenger Bolt Cannon - Iliastus Accelerator Cannon
Hurricane Bolter - Lastrum Bolt Cannon - Multiple Rocket Pod - Blackstar Rocket Launcher - Deathwind Missile Launcher
Hunter-Killer Missile - Bellicatus Missile Array - Hammerstrike Missile Launcher - Sabre Missile Launcher
Disruptor Missile Launcher - Frag Cannon - Hellfury Missile - Skystrike Missile - Stormstrike Missile Launcher
Aiolos Missile Launcher - Scorpius Launcher - Hyperios Missile Launcher - Hammerfall Missile Launcher
Ironclad Assault Launcher - Boreas Air Defence Missile - Skyspear Missile Launcher - Fragstorm Grenade Launcher
Arcus Launcher - Krakstorm Grenade Launcher - Blackstar Cluster Launcher - Macharius Battle Cannon - Taurox Battle Cannon
Taurox Gatling Cannon - Leviathan Storm Cannon - Vengeance Launcher - Xiphon Rotary Missile Launcher
Directed-Energy: Helfrost Destructor - Magma Cannon - Pulsar-Fusil - Volcano Cannon - Volkite Saker - Adrathic Devastator - Eradication Beamer
Las-Talon - Macro Plasma Incinerator - Volkite Demi-Culverin - Melta-Cutter - Siege Melta Array - Plasma Eradicator
Magna-Melta - Plasma Destroyer - Volkite Sentinel - Cyclonic Melta Lance - Plasma Storm Battery - Heavy Conversion Beamer
Thermal Spear - Hellfire Plasma Cannonade - Neutron Laser Projector - Neutron Laser - Arachnus Blaze Cannon
Arachnus Heavy Blaze Cannon - Arachnus Heavy Lascannon Battery - Arachnus Storm Cannon - Laser Destroyer Array
Laser Destroyer - Heavy Laser Destroyer - Omega Plasma Array - Sabre Neutron Blaster
Incendiary: Heavy Phosphor Blaster - Incendium Cannon - Inferno Cannon - Flamestorm Cannon - Clearance Incinerator
Infernus Incinerator - Heavy Incinerator
Chemical: Chem Cannon
Sonic: Heavy Seismic Cannon - Laud Hailer
Warpcraft: Gatling Psilencer - Heavy Psycannon - Rift Cannon
Ballistics: Apocalypse Missile Launcher - Basilisk Magnus - Thunder-Fire Cannon - Colossus Siege Mortar - Deathstrike Cannon
Deathstrike Missile - Goliath Mega-Cannon - Dreadhammer Cannon - Earthshaker Cannon - Griffon Heavy Mortar
Manticore Missile - Medusa Siege Cannon - Quake Cannon - Spicula Rocket System - Thunderer Cannon - Stormshard Mortar
Stormsword Siege Cannon - Tremor Cannon - Nemesis Quake Cannon - Doomsday Cannon - Exorcist Multiple Missile Launcher
Taurox Missile Launcher - Ironstorm Missile Pod - Stormspear Rocket Pod - Spiculus Bolt Launcher - Karacnos Mortar Battery
Praetor Multiple Missile Launcher - Morbus Heavy Bombard - Dominus Triple Bombard - Behemoth Cannon
Whirlwind Multiple Missile Launcher
Directed-Energy: Belleros Energy Cannon - Hellex Plasma Mortar
Gravitational: Graviton-Charge Cannon - Grav Flux Bombard
Warpcraft: Vortex Missile
Ballistics: Accelerator Autocannon - Avenger Gatling Cannon - Doomstrike Missile Launcher - Gatling Blaster
Thunderhawk Cannon - Vulcan Mega Bolter - Trident - Thundercoil Harpoon - Castigator Bolt Cannon
Shieldbreaker Missile - Helios Defense Missile Pod - Hellion Missile - Accelerator Cannon - Baneblade Cannon
Hellhammer Cannon - Macro-Accelerator Cannon - Revelator Missile Launcher - Cruciator Gatling Array
Directed-Energy: Atrapos Lascutter - Hellstorm Cannon - Lightning Cannon - Melta Cannon - Plasma Annihilator
Plasma Blastgun - Plasma Destructor - Plasma Obliterator - Turbo-Laser Destructor
Vengeance Cannon - Arachnus Magna-Blaze Cannon - Thermal Cannon - Plasma Decimator
Volkite Veuglaire - Las-Impulsor - Volcano Lance - Volkite Chieorovile - Volkite Carronade
Defense Laser - Lightning Lock - Conversion Beam Cannon - Volkite Eradicator - Volkite Destructor
Incendiary: Acheron Flame Cannon - Conflagration Cannon - Inferno Gun
Sonic: Sonic Destructor
Gravitational: Graviton Imploder - Graviton Singularity Cannon - Krius Grav Imploder
Warpcraft: Warp Missile - Warp Missile Rack - Psi-Cannon
Ship Weapons:
Ballistics: Bombardment Cannon - Doomstorm Missile - Hellfire Missile
Macro Cannon - Nova Cannon - Torpedo
Directed-Energy: Hellfury Cannon - Lance Weapon
Sonic: Sonic Disruptor
Non-Firearm Weapons:
Melee Weapons: Chain Weapons - C'tan Phase Weapons - Force Weapons - Power Weapons - Arc Close Combat Weapons
Transonic Weapons - Basic Close Combat Weapons - Imperial Miscellaneous Weapons - Grav Close Combat Weapons
Grenades & Explosives: Arc Grenade - Colossus Bomb - Demolition Charge - Frag Grenade - Haywire Mine - Heavy Bomb
Incendiary Charge - Krak Grenade - Melta Bomb - Mindscrambler Grenade - Smoke Grenade - Blind Grenade
Shock Grenade - Vortex Grenade - Stasis Bomb - Psyk-Out Grenade - Rad Grenade - Tectomagnic Munitions