A Witchblade is the standard weapon of Eldar Warlocks and Farseers, and is essentially a potent Force Weapon. When wielded by a psyker in melee combat, they are utterly devastating. Used to enhance and unleash the latent psychic power of the wielder, Witchblades are effective against all targets; humanoid, xenos, beast, daemon or vehicle. A Witch Blade contains a helix-shaped, crystalline psychic matrix embedded with runes to channel and focus a Seer's energies.
A variant of the Witchblade is the Singing Spear. This weapon is essentially a Witchblade that can be thrown a short distance, automatically returning to user's hand after each throw. However, it is a two-handed weapon, so its use in close combat is reduced.
- Codex: Eldar (4th Edition)
- Warhammer 40,000 Compilation (1st Edition), pg. 68