The Goonhammer Hot Take: Dark Angels FAQs

As we have been eagerly looking forward too, every day since our errata release, the Space Marine FAQs are finally upon us. With their release come some welcome and unwelcome changes alike to my favored sons in green.  The errata that was released today addresses some of the issues we’ve had levied against us by the community, as well as adjusts a couple of smaller quality of life issues.

Let’s jump right into it, with the biggest change we were all waiting for, Inner Circle.

Nothing changed.

That’s it, and it’s the same. Clearly, GW wants our elite to still feel elite. This wasn’t an oversight, nor some kind of mistake made by our editing rule lawyers, we are blessed with good rules, and it looks like they will be here to stay at least until our codex comes out.

With that out of the way, the next thing we were able to find is a small change that makes a world of difference.

The Ravenwing Talonmaster is now able to take his Corvus Oculus! Before, vehicles – even if they were characters – were unable to take any relic. Now, our Talonmaster gets his fancy scope, and that’s it. All other relics were left the same here, so special issue wargear is still unavailable to him. I want my Master-Crafted Twin Assault Cannon GW!

Next was a simple fix by the team:


The Interrogator-Chaplain in Terminator Armor has been moved back to the HQ slot, via the shield on the datasheet now showing the correct emblem.

And that’s all the good changes I’ve seen made! Now, to talk about the misses.

As we can see here, they may have corrected one datasheet, but missed these ones altogether. By moving Black Knights and the like to the Elite slot, it’s not out of the realm of imagination that these units were also put there on purpose at one point. I think we can infer from their location in the points section on the last page, that they were supposed to be, and are Fast Attack. I think this is just another simple oversight by the FAQ/errata team over there.

Please continue to e-mail them about these incredibly small issues I have so that I can say I’m a person who drives change in the community.

And that’s all I’ve got, thanks for hanging out with me this morning, and let the spirit of our unnerfed and completely fine Inner Circle guide you through whatever activities this day has.

If you have any comments, questions, or changes you think I’ve missed, give us a shout at