Heroclix Preview The Dark Knight Rises

International Mystery Man: Henri Ducard

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Today we continue our previews of the DC HeroClix: The Dark Knight Rises movie set  as we visit with a man who helped create the Dark Knight.  From the film Batman Begins, we are pleased to present Henri Ducard!


Henri Ducard begins play getting himself where he neads to be with ease using Leap/Climb for his first three clicksIn his attack slot, Henri Ducard begins play with one click of Smoke Cloud, making his Batman Ally team ability that much more useful.  This pairs nicely with his opening click of Combat Reflexes, as opposing figures will most likely have to get close to deal him.  Henri Ducard begins play with a special power on the first to clicks of his damage slot called Surely You Don’t Begrudge Me Dual Identities?, allowing  Henri Ducard to use Outwit and Shape Change.

On his second click, Henri Ducard shows his skill with a blade in the form of four clicks of Blades/Claws/Fangs.  Three clicks of Mastermind  in this same streach of dial shows his willingness to sacrifice pawns to acomplish his goals.  On clicks 3 and 4, Henri Ducard trades his special power for 2 regular clicks of Outwit.  On his last two clicks, Henri Ducard has Exploit Weekness, one overlapping with Blades/Claws/Fangs.  Also on these clicks, Henri Ducard has a defensive special power, Is Ra’s al Ghul Immortal/, that says when Henri Ducard takes damage, stop turning his dial when this power is revealed.  Henri Ducard can use Regeneraton, but if he does not heal when he uses this power, deal him 1 unavoidable damage.  Possibly taking a click of damage if Regeneration fails is a bit of a negitive, but having 2 clicks of a power that eliminates most damage from even the most powerfull attack is a decent tradeoff.

Henri Ducard posessess two team abilities, the Batman Ally team ability, giving him Stealth, and the Underworld team ability, that lets him carry a friendly figure if they are also using this team ability or two if both are a lower point cost.  He also possesses the Indomitable combat ability, letting him use Willpower, and he has the Herald, League of Assassins and Martial Artist keywords, giving him some solid theme team options.  For 7 points, Henri Ducard can use the Additional Team Ability League of Assassins, blocking lines of fire to him if he is adjacent to a wall or blocking terrain.   League of Assassins, as with all ATAs, is available to download in the Print and Play section of this website.   At 85 points, Henri Ducard will be a useful addition to a lot of different team builds.


That is all for today.  Thanks for reading, and join us next Monday as we preview another figure from the DC HeroClix: The Dark Knight Rises movie set, when we check in with a couple of men who help make Bruce Wayne and Batman’s world turn!