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One of the downside of the embracing Chaos and its gifts are mutations, that would also affect the progenoid glands, necessary to create new Marines. In some cases (Rubric Marines), such organ completely ceases to exist.

So which of the Traitor Legions are still able to create new Marines "from scratch", not from converting loyalist or stealing geneseed from loyalist chapters?

I know that Iron Warriors definitely still do produce new Marines and the number of Thousand Sons is constant (they cannot be truly killed but also can't reproduce). Word Bearers are apparently surprisingly mutation-free, but what about such "gifted" legions like Death Guard, Emperor's Children or World Eaters?

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    Yes the Iron warriors make new astartes through Daemonculaba though I believe they do use stolen gene seed to accomplish this,The night lords are able to have geneseed harvested from themselves, atleast by the Night Lords trilogy. For the "Gifted" legion you mentioned I only of the Emperor's Children through Fabius Bile, but I don't know any proof for this, but i'll try to look into it. – Nino Memelink Sep 25 '18 at 10:11
  • They can make them also the regular way - there was a novel taking place on a conquered by IW imperial world where one of the Marines recalls being kidnapped from his home. He was a regular Iron Warrior Marine, not one of the skinless Daemonculaba freaks made by Honsu. – Yasskier Sep 25 '18 at 22:32
  • I believe the Alpha Legion also have this ability. a) After stealing some of the original material used to create marines from the Raven Guard and also as they never entered the Eye of Terror – TommyBs Oct 9 '18 at 6:41

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