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Genestealer Brood
Dow2 tyr genestealers icon Dow2 dec anti infantry melee 2 Faction Tyranids Health 990 Buy Reinf. Upkeep
Tier 2 Courage 100 Dow2 requisition 425 35.4 5.1
Armor infantry Sight radius 38 Dow2 power 55 4.6
Size medium Detect radius 5 Dow2 popcap 12 2
XP value 100 Speed 6.5 Dow2 time 36 4.5
Death +8 Model count 6
Melee skill 80
A high-damage melee unit effective against infantry that infiltrates when standing still. Can be upgraded with to be effective against all targets. Data version: 3.19

Genestealers (Corporaptor hominii in High Gothic) are Tyranid vanguard creatures, lethal melee fighters capable of stealth. They are deployed in preparation of a Tyranid invasion and can function independently, without the Hive Mind. Genestealers reproduce by contaminating host creatures with their genetic code.

The Genestealer Brood is a high-damage melee unit with power melee attacks. It infiltrates after staying still for 4 seconds. The brood can be upgraded with Rending Claws, giving heavy melee damage and making the Genestealers effective against all targets.