Warhammer 40K: Every Faction Ranked From Least To Most Evil

There’s only one thing worse than a deamon, and that’s a space elf with a whip.

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Many a Harry Potter fan wants to go to Hogwarts and Lord of the Rings fans want to visit Middle Earth but ask a fan of Warhammer 40 000 whether they want to visit a Hive City and they’ll say heck no.

It is a universe famous for its dark and hellish lore. Conflicts are fought on an unimaginable scale, with combatants being torn limb from limb, vaporized, eaten alive or blown apart. Off the battlefield conditions are even worse, with torture, prejudice, starvation, depravity, oppression and horrendous living conditions common place.

There is no good, only degrees of evil. But for fans of the game therein lies the charm, because when everyone is evil, no one is (good news for Drukhari players). But which faction would we least want to encounter in the real world? We’ll start light and end grim, going from the bad to the absolutely horrific in order to find the most nightmare-inducing race of all.

(Note: the Sisters of Silence, Inquisition and Officio Assasinorum will not be included as they can be considered part of the extreme end of the Imperium, which is covered in the entry on the Sisters of Battle. The Adeptus Custodes also will not be included, as lore-wise they are primarily a bodyguard, nor will the Harlequins, as their motives are...inscrutable. Imperial Knights may be considered to be part of the Adeptus Mechanicus.)

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