Greetings HeroClix Fans!
And welcome back as we take a look at another figure from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Teen Titans set! Today we check out a Teen Titan from Russia who, upon joining the team, surrendered his chosen secret identity of Starfire, to become the hero known as Red Star!
Red Star begins the game using some solid hit and run tactics, as Hypersonic Speed will allow him to attack while in the move action granted by his power action, using either his 4 range, halved to 2, or using an object he has picked up using his Super Strength. Defensively, Red Star is protected from range attacks with Energy Shield/Deflection and can reduce damage with Toughness, both due to a special power called State Protector.
A click into his dial and Red Star changes tactics a little, as he is now able to use Charge to take the fight right to an opposing figure for a couple of clicks. Still able to attack opposing figures with objects due to his Super Strength, he now has Exploit Weakness to make sure the damage ignores reducers. A couple of clicks of Invulnerability will protect him from counter attack. Another click into his dial and Red Star gains a run of another special power, called Pyrokinesis. This special power allows Red Star to use Smoke Cloud if he has no action tokens. When the hindering terrain markers are removed at the beginning of your next turn, you may deal 1 damage to one opposing character occupying or adjacent to a removed marker’s square.
In the middle of his dial, Red Star regains Hypersonic Speed, this time with just Toughness to offer protection from counter attack. Pyrokinesis is still on his dial through this section. On his last couple of clicks, goes into his most range attack based section of dial. Running Shot will allow Red Star to reposition to make a standard range attack, or to use Pulse Wave to do his printed damage as penetrating damage to one figure, or do 1 damage each to a small group of opposing figures. And as his powers are more range based, Energy Shield/ Deflection will make Red Star harder to hit from range.
Red Star can best be utilized on theme teams made around the Soldier and Teen Titans keywords. Also helping him on Teen Titans builds is the Teen Titans team ability, allowing him to share health with adjacent friendly figures using this team ability. At 120 points, Red Star will have plenty of room for support to back up this hard hitting figure.
That’s all we have for today. Be sure to continue to check back during the week as we reveal more figures from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Teen Titans set!