Greetings HeroClix fans!
For today’s DC HeroClix: Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes preview we travel with a member of the Legion who was drafted into the group by the leaders of his homeworld of Vyrga. We are pleased to present to you the politically opinionated insectoid known as Gates!
Gates comes into play at 60 points and has the Future, Legion Lost and Legion of Super Heroes keywords to offer options for theme team building. Gates begins his dial with a pair of special powers in his speed and defense slots, respectively.
In Gates’ speed slot is his Teleport Disks special power, which allows him to use Phasing/Teleport. Additionally, Teleport Disks lets Gates carry up to four friendly characters, regardless of their speed symbols, and if they all share a keyword with Gates then he doesn’t modify his speed value from using the Carry ability. Teleport Disks appears on Gates’ first, third, and fifth clicks. In between those uses of Teleport Disks are clicks of Phasing/Teleport.
A special power called Instantaneous Shift appears in Gates’ defense slot and lets him use Super Senses with a successful result coming from a d6 roll of 4 to 6. Instantaneous Shift shows up on Gates’ first two clicks, and then reappears on his last click. On his non-Instantaneous Shift clicks Gates has Toughness.
Finally, Gates is no slouch tactically and has Perplex on all but his first and last clicks.
Gates has the Legion of Super Heroes team ability, making him a wild card. Gates’ attack and damage values mean he likely won’t be fighting on the front line but instead he should see plenty of use as your force’s taxi, thanks to his high speed values and Teleport Disks special power.
Thanks for reading! Join us next time as we reveal more secrets from the DC HeroClix: Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes set!