Greetings HeroClix Fans!
In today’s preview from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Batman set, we take a look at the Caped Crusader’s arch-nemesis, the Clown Prince of Crime himself, The Joker!
The Joker has a trait called You Are All Fodder which allows The Joker to use Mastermind. The Joker has a dial that looks nearly as crazy as he is, with powers and combat values changing on every click, with all contributing to him being a very solid close combat piece, especially if you are able to utilize his trait.
The Joker begins the game hiding using his Stealth. From the shadows, The Joker can force a reroll with Probability Control or make sure damage is taken by an adjacent opponent in close combat due to Exploit Weakness, both provided by a special power called This is Where Your Soul Dies. Poison can deter opposing figures from basing The Joker while Willpower will allow him to act without fear of pushing damage. On his second click, The Joker gains Flurry, appearing on all his even numbered clicks, with Stealth on the odd clicks. Super Senses will allow him the opportunity to avoid attacks for his next two clicks, and will swap out with Willpower after two more clicks.
Mid-dial, The Joker sees a new special power show up called H.A.H.A.D.E.A.T.H.H.A.H.A., which grants The Joker the use of Steal Energy with the added benefit of healing 2 clicks if his attack roll was doubles. This power will change out later in the dial with Poison before showing up end-dial again. Outwit shows up at this point as well, and will swap back and forth with his This is Where Your Soul Dies special power.
The Joker can be added to a theme thanks to his Arkham Asylum or Monster keywords. Utilizing enough Mastermind fodder with his trait may allow The Joker to surprise an unsuspecting foe with his 3 range. The Batman Enemy team ability will allow him to share attack values with friendly adjacent figures using it as well. At 127 points, The Joker can be a deadly figure on the correct team build.
That is all for today. Be sure to come back soon as we look at more figures from upcoming HeroClix sets!