Greetings HeroClix fans!
Welcome to another in our line of previews for the upcoming DC HeroClix Justice League: Trinity War set! Today, we bring two representatives of the short-lived Justice League of America, Green Arrow and Stargirl!
Green Arrow comes in at 122 points, and is a seven-click ranged combat sharpshooter, sporting a native 8 range with two targets. He couples that with his trait, Watch and Learn, which grants friendly adjacent characters with the Justice League of America keyword the Sharpshooter ability! This will make characters like Stargirl, Green Lantern, and Martian Manhunter even more formidable in short-combat situations!
Being the master of ranged combat that he is, Green Arrow sports a movement power on every click but his final, bouncing in between Running Shot and Sidestep. His attack powers include two clicks of Energy Explosion, two clicks of Penetrating/Psychic Blast, and two clicks of Pulse Wave, before giving way to a special power he possesses on his final click, called One-In-A-Million Shot. Once per game, this power states Green Arrow may be given a power action, and on his next turn, he may use Ranged Combat Expert as a free action to target any character occupying outdoor terrain on the map. With a printed 11 attack and 2 damage, you can easily see Ollie dropping 4 damage on his opponent from out of nowhere!
Defensively, Green Arrow comes equipped with alternating clicks of Super Senses and Combat Reflexes over his first four clicks. On his damage, he has a special power on his first three clicks called Sharp Eyes and Sharp Arrows, which allows Green Arrow to use both Enhancement and Ranged Combat Expert. He follows that special power with one click of standard Ranged Combat Expert on his fourth click.
Green Arrow will only find a home on Justice League of America theme teams, as that is his only keyword, but the utility he offers to teams based on that keyword is vast. And that utility is on display when you take into consideration our second preview today, the teenage celebrity superhero Stargirl!
At 95 points and six clicks of life, Stargirl is a flyer who brings 7 range with 2 targets to the table. Her trait, Inspirational Ally, states that when a second action token would be given to a friendly adjacent character, you roll a d6. If that character has the Justice League of America keyword, add 2 to the result. If the result is a 6 or higher, they can use Willpower this turn – while the odds for getting that 6 on a d6 is a 16.6 percent chance of happening, with the additional +2 to the roll, you’re looking at a 50 percent chance of it hitting if they have the Justice League of America keyword!
Don’t think, though, that Stargirl is only there for support. She brings a lot to the table over her dial! On movement, she alternates click for click between Running Shot and Force Blast. On her attack, she begins with two clicks of Energy Explosion, followed by one click of Penetrating/Psychic Blast, before alternating between Energy Explosion and Penetrating Psychic/Blast on clicks 4 and 5. Her final click grants her Pulse Wave, which is a powerful way for California’s finest to close out her dial!
On her Defensive front, Stargirl begins with two clicks of Toughness, followed by two clicks of Energy Shield/Deflection, and closes out with two clicks of Willpower. On offense, she brings Ranged Combat Expert on her second, fourth and sixth clicks.
You’ll be able to run Stargirl on the aforementioned Justice League of America as a theme team, as well as with the generic keyword Cosmic, meaning she’ll partner well with powerhouses like Parallax, Mr. Majestic, Starfire and Ganthet to be a great secondary attacker for higher point teams.
That’s it for today, HeroClix fans! Be sure to join us next time as we look at two more wonderful pieces from the DC HeroClix Justice League: Trinity War set. Until then, don’t be afraid to push!