WizKids would like to wish a very Happy Holidays to all you HeroClix players and collectors! If you are looking for a way to keep your dice warm this winter season, then might we suggest you register or log in to the WizKids Event System at www.WizKidsEventSystem.com. There you can find tournaments at your favorite local venues, or even distant venues while traveling, as you search for the mysterious and legendary Abominable Snowman this holiday season! The Abominable Snowman is only available in the 2015 Winter Monthly Organized Play Kit and is a powerful addition to the WizKids Holiday Figure collection alongside the Holiday Elf and the Krampus from previous Holiday seasons. Let’s take a look at what the Abominable Snowman brings to the table.
Looking at the sculpt we see a gigantic hungry looking white furred beast sure to send a shiver down the spines of your opponents! On the dial top we see the Snowman has the standard movement and attack symbols, Indomitable, and Giant Size granting him the abilities to push without taking damage and all the benefits of the recently improved and streamlined Giant Reach and Great Size abilities. We also see he sports the Snowfall team ability symbol making him a Wildcard that can copy team abilities from other friendly characters. At 148 points, this rare and unique creature is ready to brave the harsh elements and carry your team to victory (before going back to its cave to hibernate over the summer months).
Looking at the Abominable Snowman’s card he has two keywords, Monster and Mystical, making him a perfectly themed companion for his other Holiday Figure colleagues. He has two traits that make him a very dangerous Snowman; Aura of Cold lets you place action tokens on opposing characters who are 148 points or less that he is in base to base contact with at the ends of your turns. Just a Legend…? gives him the use of Stealth. He also has Mountain Man, granting him Improved Movement that ignores elevated terrain letting him step right over the glaciers and ice cliffs.
Going to the dial we can start to put the pieces together. Starting with Charge, Super Strength with 11 attack, 18 defense with Invulnerability, and 3 damage with Battle Fury this piece is asking to be in the middle of the action. He is a giant brick that can hide in Stealth and ignore elevated terrain for his 5 square Charge, grab an object on his way, attack a single target ignoring any Shape Change, and, if you placed him right, he can keep the opposition busy by adding action tokens to them every turn. Not too shabby! Or is that shaggy? Mid-dial he keeps Charge but changes his attacks with Blades/Claws/Fangs and Toughness keeping his damage dealing potential respectably high. Late dial this frosty-furred fellow is looking to either put the finishing touches on an opponent with Close Combat Expert or to slink back into seclusion with Side Step, Super Senses, and a special power named Giant Snowball that lets him use Incapacitate with a range of 6 that also deals his damage value to a hit target. If he gets knocked down to his last 3 clicks, you can use Incapacitate to give out an action token and some damage, Sidestep into base contact if you aren’t already, and give them another action token with the Aura of Cold trait. You might have to ask yourself, are they frozen by the ice or frozen by fear?
That’s all for today. Again we at WizKids wish everyone a safe and joyous Holiday Season and we look forward to hearing about all the great games and camaraderie at Organized Play tournaments this winter. Cheers!