This technique is an elegant manifestation of the psyker’s killing will in the form of multiple hovering blades of destructive force, visible as hazy distortions in the air. When activated, the psyker brings a number of force shards into existence equal to his willpower bonus. The force shards hover around the psyker, acting as a potential barrier to incoming attacks. Any opponent attacking the psyker when he has one or more force shards orbiting suffers a -10 to weapon skill or ballistic skill tests. The force shards can be launched singly or as a group at ranged targets. The psyker makes a ballistic skill test to his the target, and deals 1d10 rending damage with a bonus of +1 damage per psy-rating. For every degree of success, the psyker hits his target with an additional force shard, up to the total amount of shards generated by this technique. Additionally, the force shards have a penetration value equal to the psy-rating used in the technique.