Greetings HeroClix Fans!
For today’s Marvel HeroClix: Galactic Guardians Annihilators Fast Forces pack preview, we highlight the Shi’Ar Imperial Guard’s praetor, Gladiator!
Gladiator can be played at either 200 points or 100 points. If Gladiator is played at 100 points, he begins his dial on click four. At either point level, Gladiator begins with a special power in his damage slot that represents how his power level is tied to his confidence. This special power, My Confidence is Your Downfall, modifies Gladiator’s combat values by +1 and gives him the Power Cosmic team ability if a friendly character has not been KO’d during the game.
On Gladiator’s first two clicks, he has the useful combination of Charge and Super Strength to allow him rush in for a close combat attack and pick up an object on the way to his target. Defensively, Gladiator’s Strontian physiology is represented via Impervious on his first two clicks.
Gladiator retains Super Strength for a third click but gives up Charge in favor of Flurry for his next three clicks. For those same three clicks, he changes up his defensive strategies and utilizes Invulnerability instead of Impervious.
As Gladiator moves into the last three clicks of his dial, his confidence level begins to drop and Invulnerability makes way for Toughness. However, all is not lost as Gladiator switches to Plasticity in his movement slot to make it difficult for opposing characters to flee (or make it easier for Gladiator to retreat and regroup). Steal Energy on Gladiator’s last three clicks helps him regain some strength to keep fighting!
With a range of six, steady combat values, and a handful of useful keywords (Annihilators, Cosmic, Shi’ar, Ruler, and Warrior), Gladiator makes a great and versatile addition to any force!
We hope you enjoyed today’s preview! Join us on Wednesday for our next Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Movie preview as we visit with a swashbuckling swordsman who is as dashing as Errol Flynn!