Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Today we continue our Lord of the Rings previews with a wizard that goes by many names; the Grey Pilgrim, Mithrandir, and Stormcrow to name a few. We are pleased to present none other than Gandalf the Grey!
Gandalf the Grey begins play leading your Fellowship into battle thanks to front-loaded Running Shot. As he manuevers for a ranged combat attack, pay close attention to Gandalf’s teammates’ positions as well; Gandalf the Grey can also use Telekinesis early-dial and careful positioning will maximize your overall effectiveness as Gandalf moves figures where they’ll do you the most good!
Early-dial Leadership helps you optimize your actions every turn, and mid-dial Gandalf’s Servant of the Secret Fire special power is especially useful! Servant of the Secret Fire allows Gandalf to use both Outwit and Perplex normally, and if you give Gandalf a power action, he can use Outwit a second time during your turn!
Gandalf the Grey also gains Pulse Wave mid-dial as he wields the Fire of Arnor against the enemies of the Free Peoples, while late-dial Quake and Exploit Weakness demonstrates Gandalf’s effectiveness in close combat as well!
Initially Gandalf the Grey enjoys protection from attacks thanks to Super Senses, which then gives way to mid-dial Energy Shield/Deflection. Late-dial, Gandalf displays his more durable and powerful self thanks to Invulnerability.
Rounding out Gandalf the Grey’s impressive combat values and power selection is his Epic ability. You Shall Not Pass! allows Gandalf the Grey to essentially “draw a line in the sand” on the battle map and potentially stop opposing figures from crossing! Talk about battleground control!
Lastly, with an 8 range value and the Indomitable ability, Gandalf the Grey is a superlative addition to your force at only 155 points! Add him to your Fellowship and watch the servants of the Lidless Eye flee from his wizardly might!
That’s all we have for today, but join us again next week as we continue spotlighting your favoroite characters from Lord of the Rings, and be sure to join us tomorrow as we begin our official Incredible Hulk previews! Until then, keep your clix off their K.O.’s!