DC HeroClix Teen Titans: Blackfire!

Published on February 15th, 2013

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

As a special treat we have a bonus DC HeroClix: Teen Titans preview today!  In today’s bonus preview, we will be showcasing Starfire’s sister, Princess Komand’r (aka Blackfire)!  Starfire was given all of her sister’s birthrights after a terrible tragedy occurred on their home planet of Tamaran; thus, Blackfire has become a persistent adversary of the Teen Titans and has the anger and power to challenge the team collectively.

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As a result of an illness, Blackfire is the only Tamaranean who can’t fly.  To make up for this she has an Improved Movement ability called I Should Be Queen!, which allows her to ignore characters while moving.  To show her utter hated for her sister and her sister’s allies, Blackfire has a trait called The Hated Sister.  This trait modifies Blackfire’s attack value by +2 when she targets a character with the Teen Titans keyword.

Blackfire has a range of eight squares and can target two characters with her ranged attacks.  She opens with 10-movement Running Shot (Enraged Entitlement) and an 11-attack Penetrating/Psychic Blast (Focused Blasts), which would make any hero think twice before getting into her 13-square swing.  Oh, did we mention that she also has the Sharpshooter combat ability?

For the rest of Blackfire’s opening click we get some Invulnerability (I Am Your Superior) which she keeps for her top two clicks, along with some Leadership (Listen To Me…).  Blackfire also has the Indomitable combat ability, which allows her to ignore pushing damage by using Willpower.

On Blackfire’s second click we get a special attack power in her speed slot called Intense Starbolts.  When an opposing character takes damage from Blackfire’s ranged combat attack, that character can’t use the Carry or Flight abilities until the beginning of your next turn.  It should be fairly easy to keep Blackfire’s opponents down on her level since Intense Starbolts overlaps with Penetrating/Psychic Blast, Energy Explosion (Destructive Firebolts), Ranged Combat Expert (… Or I’ll Destroy You!), and some Pulse Wave (The Psions Made Me More).

Mid-dial, Blackfire’s Invulnerability is replaced by Toughness (Don’t Bother Fighting Back).

Blackfire’s last two clicks bring back Running Shot which now overlaps with Pulse Wave, and her defense is cover with Energy Shield/Deflection, helping her against ranged combat attacks.

Blackfire is an aggressive character and this dial shows it.  She brings the fight with a base damage value that never falls below 3, making her worth her price tag of 146 points.  Blackfire is the super rare Prime character for the DC HeroClix: Teen Titans set and has the Cosmic, Ruler and Warrior as her keywords, making it easy to find others she can lead into battle.

Thanks for reading!  Join us for our next DC HeroClix: Teen Titans preview as we visit with a hero from Soviet Russia who briefly went by the name of Starfire!  Until then, keep your Clix off their K.O.’s!

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