Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Today we offer a special bonus sneak peek to launch our previews of the upcoming HeroClix release, HALO. We could think of no one better to start off with than Master Chief and Cortana!
Master Chief and Cortana begin the game with a very useful special power, Strategic Positioning; this special power allows Master Chief and Cortana to use both Running Shot and Stealth, meaning not only can they manuever for that critical shot but if positioned correctly they can also hide from retaliatory ranged attacks! Penetrating/Psychic Blast represents the Master Chief and Cortana’s ability to pinpoint their opponent’s weak points, while Outwit allows them to counter a power or ability of their choice.
Mid-dial, the Strategic Positioning special power is replaced by Stealth, while a new special power makes an apperance; Battlefield Requisition demonstrates our heroes’ resourcefulness as Master Chief and Cortana can select either to add one Grenade to their Grenade pool or instead add a +1 modifier to another friendly figure’s attack value (for that turn) each time an opposing character takes damage from Master Chief and Cortana’s attack. Outwit gives way to Perplex as Master Chief and Cortana utilize unpredictable tactics to defeat their foes!
Initially Master Chief and Cortana are protected by Invulnerability and switch to Toughness mid-dial. Willpower rounds out the end of their dial as they display their trademark “never give up, never surrender” attitude!
When added to your force, Master Chief and Cortana add one to your Grenade Pool and you can select from two Grenade types when using this special ability: Frag and Flashbang. Frag Grenades deal damage to anyone successfully hit in the target square as well as those figures in squares adjacent to the target square, while Flashbang Grenades add a action token to anyone successfully hit (with zero action tokens) in the target or adjacent squares.
The UNSC team ability is also very handy as it adds one to another friendly character’s range value or (if you give Master Chief and Cortana a power action) damage value when mking a ranged combat attack.
At 150 points and with consistent combat values and an extremely useful power profile, Master Chief and Cortana are the optimal choice to lead your forces into battle against the forces of the Convenant!
That’s all we have for today’s HALO HeroClix preview, but be sure to join us later this week as we spotlight more figures from this upcoming release, due out on September 28th everywhere HeroClix is sold!