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DC HeroClix Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes: Lightray!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

And welcome back as we continue to explore the characters in the upcoming DC HeroClix: Superman and the Legion of Super Heroes set.  Today we are off to New Genesis to check in with one of the residential New Gods, specifically, Lightray!


Lightray begins play with a few clicks of faster than light move and attack with Hypersonic Speed, with solid movement values on those clicks.   Lightray spreads his Infectious Optimism to his teammates by being able to use Perplex, but only on them, with a special power so named.   And for his first couple of clicks, this New God reduces damage with Toughness.  Also, Lightray can target two opposing figures with a generous 7 range value for range combat attacks.

On click three, Lightray focuses the power of the light spectrum as Precision Strike makes him ignore damage avoiding powers and ensure that at least one damage is dealt on a successful attack despite damage reducers.  Another way that Lightray shows that he is quicker than most is to try to avoid attacks with Super Senses.  Mid dial, he loses both Hypersonic Speed and his Infectious Optimism special power.   He can now ignore game elements within 12 squares for movement proposes as he now has Phasing/ Teleport.   He can also access a full range of colors to make a range attack against all figures he can draw line of fire to within 4 squares using Pulse Wave.

On his last two clicks, as Lightray is more suited for range attacks than close combat, his evasive flight abilities will offer him some protection from range combat attacks with Energy Shield/ Deflection.  Also Precision Strike and Hypersonic Speed are both back on his last click.  At 124 points, Lightray has solid attack and damage values, can damage opposing figures on most clicks with his power set, or move and attack for a good chunk of his dial.  But, a good player can get a lot of benefit out of him for his point value using his trait.  Radiant Burst says that when Lightray is KO’d, before he is removed from the game, you get to make a range combat attack with a 10 attack value that can’t be rerolled.  The area of effect for this attack is all figures within 5 squares, and each hit character is dealt 3 penetrating damage.

Lightray can be played on generic theme teams with other Celebrity and Cosmic figures, as well as on a named theme team with his fellow New Gods.

That is all for now.  Be sure to check soon as we continue to preview figures from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Superman and the Legion of Super Heroes set.  Next up, the Legion of Super Heroes are challenged by their mightiest magical foe!