DC HeroClix: Batman Preview

DC HeroClix Batman: Maul

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

For today’s DC HeroClix: Batman preview, we check in with a hero who can grow to the size of a skyscraper but suffers from decreased intelligence the larger he becomes.  Please welcome a member of the WildC.A.T.s, Maul! 

Maul comes into play at 113 points and possesses a trait, Brute Strength, which allows him to use Super Strength.  In addition, when Maul moves through a square occupied by or adjacent to a non-held object, he may choose to destroy that object.

When he’s not battling Daemonites alongside his WildC.A.T.s teammates, Maul is an award-winning biochemist with a genius-level intellect.  This is reflected in his damage slot via two clicks of Perplex at the start of his dial.  Once Maul is off his top click, he gains a four-click run of Flurry in his speed slot.

In Maul’s defense slot, he starts with two clicks of Toughness that represents his increased durability when he grows in size.  That’s followed by three clicks of Invulnerability at the heart of his dial.  On Maul’s last two Invulnerability clicks, he gains a special power in his damage slot, Half-Titanthrope, which represents his ability to increase his size and appears for the remainder of his dial.  With Half-Titanthrope, Maul has the Giant damage symbol (which grants him the Giant Reach and Great Size combat abilities) and he can use Close Combat Expert.

Following Maul’s Invulnerability clicks, he gains a pair of Impervious clicks as he draws perilously close to losing control of his intellect.  His last click features another special power, Getting…Too…Big, which allows him to use Impervious and Regeneration and represents Maul’s struggle to stay in control.

Maul, naturally, has the WildC.A.T.s and Scientist keywords  but  he also possesses the Brute keyword to open up even more team-building options.  Maul makes an ideal choice if you’re looking for a character that gets stronger and tougher to hit as he gets deeper into his dial.

Thanks for reading!  Please join us next time as we preview more figures from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Batman set!