"The spiritual leaders of their Chapters, Chaplains are awe-inspiring warrior priests who administer rites, preserve rituals and perform ancient ceremonies of initiation, vindications and redemption that are as important to a Space Marine Chapter as its roll of honour or skill at arms. Every company has its own Chaplain, acting as leader in both devotions and combat and second only to the company Captain in rank."
- – Games Workshop
Primaris Chaplains are the Primaris version of the standard Space Marine Chaplain and their function is for all intents and purpose, the same (except for maybe looking a bit more badass). Of course their physique is radically different. Primaris Chaplains are noted for the fact that they look way too suspiciously like the Interrogator-Chaplains of the Dark Angels. Whilst some may spoof at the idea that Robot Gorillaman may have gotten some of the inspiration from a certain suspicious guy in a hoody that is backed by his equally suspicious posse in hoodies during the events of Gathering Storm, the matter of the fact is, with how much we don't know what happened during Rise of the Primarch, the chances that this scenario being true may be waaaaaaay too likely.
Primaris Chaplains are also noted for their radically different and modified Crozius Arcanum. Resembling more like a pimp cane rather then a bludgeoning weapon of righteous fury, it has led to some amusement that the Primaris Chaplain may in fact, be the 40k equivalent of pimps. Jokes on Primaris Chaplains secretly overseeing a underground brothel/whore house within a Space Marine Fortress-Monastery is bound to spawn a dozen fan-fics or two.
Slaanesh Approves! BLAM! Extra Heresy!
In a similar vein as Primaris Captains and Intercessors, Primaris Chaplains seem to be worse off in equipment range than their normal counterparts. Other than the modified Crozius Arcanum and the standard-issue frag and krak grenades, the Primaris Chaplain at the very least has something that the normal Chaplain can't possess: an Absolver Bolt Pistol, which has boosted range and the strength/AP of a Heavy Bolter.
Like most high ranking Primaris Marines, the Primaris Chaplain is adorned with an Iron Halo, further boosting his survivability.
There is also a modification that allows the Primaris Chaplain to cosplay as Reaper from Overwatch, by swapping the Crozius Arcanum with another Absolver Bolt Pistol, you can now quote Reaper's dialogue as much as you want. How GW avoided a copyright lawsuit from Blizzard of all companies is a sight of supreme irony given Blizzard's track record on Starcraft and Warcraft's blatant 'inspiration' from GeeDubs lore (Not as if Games Workshop is totally innocent in 'borrowing' ideas from certain franchises). Then again, robed individuals with skulls for faces is quite a common sight, so it could be a supreme level of coincidence.
|Forces of the Primaris Marines|
|Command:|| Primaris Ancient - Primaris Apothecary - Primaris Captain |
Primaris Chaplain - Primaris Librarian - Primaris Lieutenant
Vanguard Librarian - Helix Adept - Vanguard Lieutenant
|Troops:|| Aggressor - Hellblaster - Inceptor - Incursor - Intercessor - Reiver |
Eliminator - Infiltrator - Suppressor
|Vehicles:|| Redemptor Dreadnought - Repulsor Tank - Impulsor |
Invictor Tactical Warsuit
|Super Heavies:||Astraeus Super-Heavy Tank|