DC HeroClix: Batman Preview

DC HeroClix Batman: Warblade of the WildC.A.T.s!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

You’ll want to be very careful when shaking hands with the subject of today’s DC HeroClix: Batman set preview.  Making his HeroClix debut, please welcome Warblade from the WildC.A.T.s!

Warblade comes in at 92 points and is a unique, as noted by the silver background on his character card and silver ring around his base.

After the alien Daemonites killed his parents, Warblade trained in the martial arts to avenge their deaths.  Warblade begins his dial with two clicks of Charge to quickly get him into combat.  This is followed by two clicks of Flurry to represent his martial arts training.  The next two clicks of Warblade’s movement slot don’t have any powers but Charge and Flurry respectively return on his last two clicks.

As his name implies, Warblade can create deadly blade-shaped objects from his body.  This ability is represented by Blades/Claws/Fangs on Warblade’s first click and reappears on clicks three, five, and seven.  Exploit Weakness appears on clicks two, five, and seven.

Defensively, Warblade has the Indomitable combat ability which allows him to use Willpower.  He begins with two clicks of a special power, Bio-Morphic Shield, which represents Warblade’s body shifting into a defensive stance and his Kherubim heritage granting him enhanced durability.  Bio-Morphic Shield lets Warblade use Toughness.  In addition, if Warblade has no action tokens he can use Barrier as a free action until your next turn but he can only place up to two terrain markers.  This power reappears on clicks five and seven.

On Warblade’s third click he has no defensive powers but the combination of Flurry and Blades/Claws/Fangs makes him a deadly offensive threat.  Warblade’s Kherubim blood grants him a high degree of resistance to pain and damage.  This ability to bounce back from an attack and keep the fight going is represented via Regeneration on Warblade’s fourth, sixth, and eighth clicks.  At these points in his dial, Warblade also has Close Combat Expert to show that he’s no slouch in a fight even when he’s not using his blades.

Warblade has two keywords, Martial Artist and WildC.A.T.s, which limit his options in theme team play.  However, at 92 points he leaves plenty of room on a force for additional attackers and support characters.  In Golden Age play, you can assign Warblade the Automatic Regeneration and Vampirism feats (available under the HeroClix Print and Play link in the Downloads section).

Thanks for reading!  Join us next week as we uncover more secrets from the DC HeroClix: Batman set!