Preview The Dark Knight Rises

Batman Begins: Ra’s Al Ghul!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Today we continue our previews for the DC HeroClix: The Dark Knight Rises set as we visit with the “leader” of the League of Assassins.  From Batman Begins, we present Ra’s Al Ghul!

Ra’s Al Ghul possesses a trait called Interpose that let’s  Ra’s Al Ghul use Leap/Climb, as well as allowing him to swap squares with an adjacent friendly character that fails to make their Shape Change roll.  Given that Ra’s Al Ghul has both the Batman Enemy team ability, allowing him to share his attack value with an adjacent friendly figure, and the Underworld team ability, allowing him to carry other friendly figures using this team ability, his odds of having someone to use this trait with are pretty good.

Ra’s Al Ghul begins play with Stealth to keep him mostly protected from range attacks.  Since close quarters is where he wants to be, Ra’s Al Ghul has Combat Reflexes to make him harder to hit, and Close Combat Expert to make sure he hits hard!  After this opening click, Ra’s Al Ghul switches to Charge to rush an opponent, and Willpower will ensure he can use his Close Combat Expert if the opposing figure didn’t fall!

Mid-dial, Ra’s Al Ghul continues to be able to use Charge and Willpower, but now he attacks his enemies with his sword as he begins a run of Blades/Claws/Fangs.  After this, Ra’s Al Ghul switches back to Combat Reflexes as he should be in close combat for the rest of his dial.  At the end of his dial, Ra’s Al Ghul loses his sword and fights on with Close Combat Expert.

Ra’s Al Ghul possesses the League of Assassins, Martial Artist and Ruler keywords, so finding a theme team to include him on should not be challenging, and at 60 points, he won’t be a bad investment on other team builds.  In addition, don’t forget that for an additional 7 points, Ra’s Al Ghul qualifies for the League of Assassins Additional Team Ability, found in the Print ‘n Play section of our website, allowing lines of fire to be blocked to this character if they are adjacent to a wall or blocking terrain.

We hope you enjoyed today’s preview!  Join us again this next Monday as we continue to explore the DC HeroClix: The Dark Knight Rises set as we present the rebellious student to this master!  Until then, keep your Clix off their KO’s!