Greetings HeroClix Fans!
In today’s X-citing preview, we take a closer look at the first competitive prize available in the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Avengers vs. X-Men storyline Organized Play series! We shine spotlight on the time-displaced son of Scott Summers (better known as Cyclops), who in turn played the father figure to Hope Summers. Of course, we’re talking about none other than the man known as Cable!
Cable begins play with two traits: the aptly named Save Hope provides a defense bonus to friendly adjacent characters named Hope Summers, while Coming After All of You modifies Cable’s attack and damage values when he attacks anyone with the Avengers team ability or keyword!
Early-dial, Cable maneuvers around the battlefield unhindered thanks to the Timeslide special power, which allows Cable to use both Phasing/Teleport and Shape Change. Toughness protects Cable from some damage early dial and Outwit gives Cable a little extra offensive “oomph” as he counters he choice of powers on opposing figures within line of fire.
Mid-dial, Cable switches things up a bit as he exchanges the Timeslide special power for Running Shot which gives Cable the opportunity to best take advantage of his two targets and 7 range. Cable’s attack special power, There’s Always a Plan B, grants Cable the ability to make a Duo Attack and during the second attack Cable may use Precision Strike, which is a great way to ensure that damage during that second attack.
Mid- to late-dial, Cable also exchanges Outwit for Perplex, allowing him to modify a combat value of his choice while Toughness gives way to Invulnerability for more damage reduction.
Late-dial, on Cable’s penultimate click, he picks up a solitary click of Penetrating/Psychic Blast while his final click reveals Earthbound/Neutralized (which counters his Indomitable combat ability for this single click) as well as Regeneration, both of which represent his body’s war with the Techno-Organic Virus that’s plagued him since almost his birth.
At 124 points, Cable is a strong contender for a good secondary attacker since his shorter dial makes him a tough choice for a primary offensive piece. Regardless, his Future, Past, Soldier, X-Force and X-Men keywords make for some very easy theme team-building options!
Cable is the competitive prize available in the Avengers vs. X-Men Month One kit and will be available in stores offering AvX storyline Organized Play. Use the WizKids Event System today and find a store near you!