DC HeroClix: Batman Preview

DC HeroClix Batman: Blackbat!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Welcome back as begin another exciting week of previews.   Today we look at another exciting addition to the upcoming DC HeroClix: Batman set.  We are happy to present to you all with a character born and trained by assassins, accepted into the Batman Family as Batgirl, and now serving as the representative of Batman Inc. in Hong Kong, Blackbat!

Blackbat has an Improved Movement ability entitled Freedom of Movement, which allows her to ignore Elevated Terrain, Hindering Terrain, and Characters for movement purposes.  Blackbat also posseses a trait called Shrouded in Shadow, which allows her to use Smoke Cloud as free action immediately after an opposing character takes damage from her attack.  This will pair up very nicely with her Batman Ally team ability, to provide her cover from most opposing figures.  The Indomitable combat ability will allow Blackbat to act without fear of pushing damage.

The opening bit of Blackbat’s dial allows her to take the fight to nearly any opposing figure within her Charge range, as her Improved Movement ability will let her negotiate most terrain.  Once she bases her opponent, she can make an attack with her printed 3 damage, or attempt to break up clusters of foes with a special power called One Against the Triads, allowing her to use Quake, with the added benefit of giving all hit characters an action token if she rolls doubles.  An opening click of Combat Reflexes will make Blackbat harder to hit in close combat.  Her second click sees Blackbat able to use Exploit Weakness on opposing figures with damage reduction, and Super Senses will allow her try to avoid attacks.

In the middle of her dial, Blackbat switches up her close combat attacks with Flurry, backed up by some of her highest attack values.  Outwit will make sure no damage reducers or avoider is in her way, or she can opt to use it to help her team.  Blackbat is still protected by Super Senses at this point in her dial.

End-dial, Blackbat regains Combat Reflexes as her defensive values reach their lowest point.  Her One Against the Triads special power is back for the rest of her dial. And remember, Blackbat may only have a printed 1 for a damage value, but the use of Quake granted by her special power will lock her damage at 2.  Or, if only one opposing character needs to be targeted, Blackbat can use her newly acquired Close Combat Expert. 

Blackbat has the Batman Family, Batman Inc, and Martial Artist keywords, giving her a few theme team options.  At 100 points, Blackbat brings an aggressive close combat power set that can be an asset to any force you choose to include her on.

Thanks for joining us today.  Be sure to check back later in the week as we bring you more previews from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Batman set!