Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Today’s Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War preview spotlights a criminal mastermind who is making his first appearance ever in HeroClix, and he has plagued heroes such as Ant-Man and the Wasp since the early days of their careers. We are, of course, talking about Egghead!
Egghead begins play with a special power called Foe of the Tall and the Small which allows Egghead to deal penetrating damage to characters that don’t possess the standard attack damage symbol. Egghead also has a personal force-field (of his own design of course!) engaged to protect him from ranged attacks represented by a full dial of Energy Shield/Deflection.
Early-dial Outwit allows Egghead to display his genius on the battlefield by countering key powers or abilities on opposing figures.
Toward the end of his dial, Egghead switches tactics as his schemes begin to unravel. Both Outwit and his special power are lost, to be replaced with a click of Pulse Wave as Egghead engages a plan of blackmail involving a laser satellite. On his last click, Incapacitate allows Egghead to attempt to lock opposing figures in place with action tokens.
At 50 points, Egghead provides an inexpensive Outwitter to Intelligencia and Masters of Evil theme teams, as well as Emissaries of Evil, Scientist, and Spy keyword theme teams. A 4 range is not huge, but will allow Egghead to utilize his powers well. The Masters of Evil team ability allows Egghead to act multiple turns in a row, as well as providing a useful team ability for any wildcards you may be using.
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to come back next week when our Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War set previews continue with an Avengers mainstay who has held multiple costumed identities over his career! Until then, keep your clix off their K.O.’s!