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Marvel HeroClix 2014 Excalibur OP: Pete Wisdom!

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Greetings HeroClix Fans!

We are so pleased to continue our series of previews for the WizKids HeroClix: Marvel 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit! The Marvel 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit includes 4 copies of 3 Limited Edition figures not found anywhere else. Additionally, all three Limited Edition figures in the Marvel 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit interact with team bases from the Marvel HeroClix: Wolverine and the X-Men set.

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Pete Wisdom has a trait called I’m In Charge Now, Love; this will allow Pete Wisdom to be attached to the WaX T003 Excalibur Team Base instead of Captain Britain. While Pete Wisdom is attached, if Excalibur could use Captain Britain’s asset power, it may use Pete Wisdom’s asset power instead.

Pete Wisdom’s asset power allows the WaX T003 Excalibur team base to replace its Defense Value with the printed Defense Value of the attacker, when it is targeted with an attack.

Pete Wisdom can use the Sharpshooter combat ability which will allow Pete Wisdom to use Improved Targeting to ignore opposing characters when drawing a Line of Fire and he may make a ranged combat attack targeting adjacent opposing characters.

Pete Wisdom has a 5 range value with 2 lightning bolts and his special attack power called Hot Knives will allow Pete Wisdom to use Penetrating/Psychic Blast. When Pete Wisdom does and hits an adjacent character, increase the damage dealt to that character by 1. The wording on this is the same as a critical hit and will not be subject to the rule of 3. Pete Wisdom does overlap this power with Running Shot for the first 2 clicks and Sidestep for the next 2.

When Pete Wisdom can use Running Shot he can also use Toughness and Outwit. When Pete Wisdom is able to use Sidestep he would also be able to use Combat Reflexes and Perplex. On his 5th and final click Pete Wisdom would be able to use Precision Strike.

Pete Wisdom is 100 points to field as a part of your team and if theme is your strategy then he has the Excalibur, Spy, and X-Force keywords.

When Pete Wisdom is on a themed team for 3 points you could add the X-Force Additional Team Ability (ATA) and he would be able to ignore the effects of hindering terrain on movement.

Thanks for reading and be sure to continue to check back as we look at figures from the upcoming WizKids HeroClix: Marvel 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit. Until then, Shape Change for the Win!!

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Marvel HeroClix 2014 X-Men Monthly OP Kit: Rogue!

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Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Today we bring you another preview from the Marvel HeroClix: X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit! The X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit includes 4 copies of 3 Limited Edition figures not found anywhere else. Additionally, all three Limited Edition figures in the X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit interact with the X-Men team bases from Marvel HeroClix: Wolverine and the X-Men. Today’s preview is Rogue, let’s see how she stacks up.

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Rogue is 99 points of pain and suffering for your opponent. She has the Wing combat symbol and a zero range so she is definitely upwardly mobile with her special attack power Southern Hospitality that allows Rogue to use Sidestep and Charge. She has Super Strength and Toughness so when she uses her attack special power, make sure you pick up a housewarming gift in the form of an object.

Rogue has a damage special attack power as well named Take Who You Are. It states when Rogue hits an opposing character, choose attack or defense. After actions resolve, you may choose to replace her combat value with the hit character’s printed combat value of the chosen type and she can use the hit character’s power of the chosen type. This effect lasts until she chooses to replace her combat value again. Her zero range could be less of a problem with this power.

Her top 3 clicks are identical as far as powers go, but Rogue’s dial changes at click 4. She loses her ability to use Sidestep and just possesses standard Charge and swaps out Super Strength for Precision Strike for her next 2 clicks. So far each click has brought the ability to give high damage with Super Strength or minimum damage with Precision Strike, but on click 5 she gets Exploit Weakness. Seeing how damage never goes below 3 on her dial, she will be definitely dishing out the damage. Her last 2 clicks also trade Toughness for Willpower so she can finish off her opposition without taking damage herself.

Rogue also can be added to the Blue Strike Force team base and she brings the ability for it with T001 X-Men: Blue Strike Force which allows for when a character goes on Solo Adventure from this team character, choose a standard power the team character can use. Rogue can use that power as long as this asset is displayed. She also has the Avengers, Brotherhood of Mutants, and X-Men keywords so building a theme team with her will be easy.

Thanks for reading yet another preview from the Marvel HeroClix: X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit and be sure to come back soon for our next Marvel HeroClix Monthly OP preview, it wouldn’t be wise if you skip it!

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Marvel HeroClix X-Men 2014 Monthly OP Kit: Psylocke!

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Greetings HeroClix Fans!

We are pleased to continue our series of previews for the Marvel HeroClix: X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit! The X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit includes 4 copies of 3 Limited Edition figures not found anywhere else. Additionally, all three Limited Edition figures in the X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit interact with the X-Men team bases from Marvel HeroClix: Wolverine and the X-Men.

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Psylocke will be able to take full advantage of her 7 movement value and top dial Stealth, with her Improved Movement hindering terrain. This version of Psylocke is designed for close combat, having a 17 defensive value with Combat Reflexes and Perplex. Her Perplex could be used to modify any combat value but wouldn’t a 20 defensive value from a close combat attack be nice.

Psylocke’s special A Well Placed Blade power; will allow her to use Blades/Claws/Fangs. If Psylocke rolls a 10 or higher and she uses Blades/Claws/Fangs to replace her damage value, then that damage becomes penetrating.

After click one, Stealth turns to Sidestep and Psylocke can now use Super Senses. On click 3 the other of Psylocke’s special powers is called Telepathic Illusions. Psylocke can use Shape Change. If the character targeting her can’t use Mind Control or Outwit or Perplex, Psylocke will succeed on her Shape Change roll with a 4 – 6. Psylocke will finish out her dial with the use of Exploit Weakness.

Psylocke has the X-Men team ability and can be fielded on a part of your team for 62 points. Psylocke can be added to Excalibur, The Hand, Mojoverse, X-Men, and X-Force themed teams.

Psylocke may replace WXM063 Psylocke when building your X-Men: Blue Strike Force team base. If you do you would use the asset power printed on this card instead of the one on the team base. When Psylocke is attached to the X-Men: Blue Strike Force, characters on a Solo Adventure from this team character can use Shape Change.

Thanks for reading and be sure to continue to check back as we look at figures from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit. Until then, Shape Change for the Win!!

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Marvel HeroClix X-Men 2014 Monthly OP Kit: Angel!

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Greetings HeroClix fans!

We are pleased to start our series of previews for the Marvel HeroClix: X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit! The X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit includes 4 copies of 3 Limited Edition figures not found anywhere else. Additionally, all three Limited Edition figures in the X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit interact with the X-Men team bases from Marvel HeroClix: Wolverine and the X-Men.

To kick things off, please welcome the high-flying Angel! One of Charles Xavier’s original X-Men, Angel boasts both a new HeroClix dial and sculpt unique to this monthly Organized Play kit. The other two figures from the X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit include previously released sculpts paired with new dials.

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Angel comes into play at 65 points and hits the battlefield with a trait called Same Guy, Different Approach. This trait allows Angel to be used in place of #067 Archangel on the #T002 X-Men Gold Strike Force team base. While Angel is attached to X-Men Gold Strike Force, it may use the following asset power instead of Archangel’s:

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Angel possesses the Transporter Wing symbol, which lets him use the Carry, Flight, and Move and Attack abilities. On his first two clicks, Angel can help get teammates into place with the Carry ability and his attack values don’t suffer too much if he also chooses to use Hypersonic Speed (with a -2 modifier to his attack value) via the Move and Attack ability. To knock back opposing characters, Angel has the Force Blast power on the first two clicks of his speed slot.

On the first two clicks of Angel’s damage slot he can dish out 3 clicks of damage to opposing characters. Angel also has a special power called Aerial Recon and Assault, which opens up his offensive potential by letting him use Close Combat Expert. Additionally, Aerial Recon and Assault lets Angel help his teammates by preventing opposing characters within 4 squares from using Stealth. Defensively, Angel has the Toughness power to help him absorb some of the damage dealt to him.

Once Angel is off his top two clicks, he drops Force Blast in favor of Charge but picks up Quake in his attack slot as his new means of knocking back opposing characters. Defensively, Angel switches from Toughness to Super Senses. Aerial Recon and Assault sticks around on Angel’s third click, then is replaced with Exploit Weakness on his last two clicks.

Angel makes a viable taxi or third attacker for your force and has the Celebrity, X-Factor and X-Men keywords as options if you choose to add him onto a themed team. He also possesses the X-Men team ability, which lets him heal a click if he’s adjacent to a character using the same team ability.

Thanks for reading! Join us next week for another look at the Marvel HeroClix: X-Men 2014 Monthly Organized Play kit as we visit a member of the Braddock clan who once was an assassin for The Hand. And be sure to come back later this week for more previews from other upcoming HeroClix releases!