Warhammer 40k Dank Memes Guide: Heresy

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An intro to Warhammer 40k Dank Memes

Today’s article is all about Warhammer 40k Dank Memes, so if your new to Warhammer 40k or just want some funny Memes to brighten your day then this is the article for you! As such, we will go through some of the more common memes and give you some reference to their meaning.


So, Heresy is a catch-all term amongst Warhammer players that can mean a few different things. Firstly, it usually denotes something unpleasant, or something that doesn’t fit with the Grim Darkness of the setting.

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As such, the image above is a good example. The 40k universe is a brutal, grim, and dark setting filled with strife and war. However, My little pony is the complete opposite, featuring bright colors, friendship, and cutesy magical ponies. As a result, 40k players will usually respond with disdain to such bright and upbeat themes. Especially if someone is trying to shoehorn cute kids shows into their Grim-Dark.

On a separate note, if you hear a 40k player muttering about HERESY while looking at your army list. Then it probably means your playing some cheesy tier 1 netlist in a casual or narrative game.

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Your Average 40k player’s reaction to My Little Pony, unpainted grey models, and netlists.

However, not all HERESY memes have a negative connotation, particularly if you’re a Chaos player (like me).

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This is what I look like when I’m skulking around the office.
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Next, we have what is probably the two most quoted things in all of Warhammer amongst its player base. Most of us really can’t help but blurt these out at least once a week.

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Warhammer 40k dank memes like the one above, highlight the pervasiveness of “BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!” memes. To clarify, the previous quote is a common phrase amongst the servants of Khorn in the Warhammer 40k setting. Its been seen in everything from books to Videogames and as a result, it has bled into real life as well. So much so, that it’s not uncommon to hear someone at a tournament or busy game night yell it out at some point. Typically when someone makes a successful charge with some Khorn berzerkers. However, “BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD” doesn’t even come close to the next Warhammer 40k dank meme.

“WAAAAAGH!” is probably the most quoted Warhammer 40k phrase next to “Heresy!”. Its the hallmark phrase of Orks, typically when they are charging at something. Unlike the other common Warhammer phrases, you WILL hear someone yell this one. Also, it is not just something you will hear at your local store or tournament, but all over the internet as well. Every time I’ve seen a live stream or video comment section there will be at least one “WAAAAAGH!” in there. Ork players really can’t help themselves, and I can’t help but love them for it.

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Only in 40k would there actually be a stratagem that makes your tanks fight better.

Firstly, the Imperial Guard has one of the toughest jobs in all of 40k. After all, they are just regular men and women fighting in wars against superhumans, monsters, and ancient aliens with reality-altering weapons. Also, they have to contend with commanding officers that can range from incompetent to bloodthirsty, and everything in-between. Resulting in getting terrible orders, like charging into ork mobs or tank formations. However, all of these terrible facets of the imperial guard can be made into some really funny memes.


Even if every single millimeter of space in the entire universe was comprised of gunfire… it still wouldn’t be enough for an Ork

“Dakka” is the standard Ork term for a lot of firepower and is another pervasive theme in 40k. The saying originates with Orks love of firearms, despite the fact they clearly don’t know how to aim with them. This shows in their rules as Orks have a universal BS 5+, but they make up for it by having a massive volume of shots. Thusly, you will commonly see Ork players pick up two whole handfuls of dice when shooting some of their units. Also, let’s be honest, it’s really satisfying to pick up and roll 90 dice, even if only 15 of them hit.

In Conclusion

Well, that’s all we have for today, and now you have some entry-level knowledge to Warhammer 40k dank memes. However, there are a whole lot of memes out there that we haven’t even covered yet. So if you liked this article be sure to let us know so we can make more of them. Also, Since your here and clearly have a good sense of humor, why not check out my Grot Tactics Article. Conversely, you can check out this sweet Battle Report.

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