Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Today we enjoy a special BONUS preview from the upcoming release of DC HeroClix: Batman! We check in with a former member of the Team 7 special forces unit, master con-man, and all-around rogue. We are pleased to present the WildC.A.T.s’ resident master shootist, the Grifter!
Trouble often finds its way to Grifter’s doorstep, and when it comes to visit Grifter often responds with both barrels a-blazing! Maneuvering around the battlefield thanks to an opening click of Running Shot, Grifter is able to target opposing figures thanks to his two targets at 8 range. Penetrating/Psychic Blast demonstrates Grifter’s ability to hit his targets’ weak points with pinpoint accuracy, while the Sharpshooter ability represents Grifter’s mastery of any firearm (including his trademark VAD PP-30’s!) and ensures he is equally deadly at close and ranged attack distances.
After his initial click Grifter gains the Quickfire special power . When Grifter is given a ranged combat action using Quickfire, he can potentially make a second ranged combat attack as a free action after the first ranged attack resolves! Grifter also gains Perplex for a couple of clicks to represent his fast-talking ways, further enhancing his early-dial capabilities.
Late-dial Grifter gains a single click of Telekinesis to represent his (often unreliable) Gen-Factor mental powers, while he trades Perplex for a couple of end-dial clicks of Ranged Combat Expert.
Initially, Grifter alternates between Willpower and Super Senses throughout most of his dial until his last click where he gains Regeneration, allowing him to potentially return as high up on his dial as his second click!
With consistent and modest damage potential on every click and synergistic power and ability combinations on almost every click, Grifter is a great deal at 88 points. The Soldier and WildC.A.T.s keywords offer both named and generic theme team options while his combat values, abilities, and powers make Grifter a solid choice as a ranged secondary or tertiary attack piece for many strategies.
That’s all we have for today, but be sure to join us again next week as we continue to explore Gotham City and hopefully avoid a run-in with one of the world’s deadliest warriors! Until then, stay on that top click!