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O'Shaserra, Commander Shadowsun

O'Shaserra is a Special Character HQ option in the 4th Edition Tau Empire Codex for Warhammer 40,000. She may only be fielded in games of 1500 points or more.

Background and Description

Commander Shadowsun with her escort
Commander Shadowsun with her escort

Following the desertion of O'Shovah, Aun'Va declared O'Shaserra the new hero of the Tau Empire who would lead the Third Expansion. Under her leadership, the campaign quickly made enormous inroads, expanding the Empire's borders and containing the immediate threats.

Special Rules and Wargear

  • XV22 Battlesuit: Jump Pack, Acute Senses, Stealth Field, Shield Generator.
  • Multi-Tracker.
  • Advanced Target Lock.
  • Drone Controller.
    • One Command-Link Drone: All nearby Tau units (not Kroot, Vespid or drones) may use her Leadership for Morale and Pinning Tests.
    • Two Shield Drones.
  • Two Fusion Blasters.
  • Bonding Knife.
  • Independent Character.


No upgrades available.


  1. She provides a bubble of high-leadership within the army.


  1. Lacks the flexibility of the basic Commander.


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