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For today’s Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix preview we take a look at some of the troops that formed the Last Alliance of Elves and Men under the leadership of Gil-Galad and King Elendil. These Elven Warriors and Elven Archers work well together in a 300-point team build that shouldn’t break the bank or players’ wallets!
The Elven Warrior is of common rarity in the Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix set and weighs in at 45 points. Elven Warrior begins play with two clicks of a special power called Against the Armies of Mordor, which allows him to use Charge and Flurry. On his last three clicks, Elven Warrior switches to regular use of Flurry.
Defensively, Elven Warrior starts with two clicks of Defend, allowing him to share his defense value with adjacent friendly characters. Elven Warrior switches from Defend to Willpower on his last three clicks. In his damage slot Elven Warrior starts with Battle Fury, which allows him to ignore Shape Change and prevents him from being targeted by Incapacitate or Mind Control (Battle Fury also prevents Elven Warrior from being carried or making ranged attacks, but with a range value of 0 that’s just dandy!)
The Elven Archer weighs in at 40 points and is an Uncommon figure. The Elven Archer begins play with a trait called Marksmen, which allows him to ignore friendly characters named Elven Archer for line of fire purposes.
With a range of 8 squares and one target for his ranged attacks, Elven Archer begins his dial with a pair of Toughness clicks. Toughness then makes way for Energy Shield/Deflection. Finally, Elven Archer ends his dial with two clicks of Willpower.
In his damage slot, Elven Archer starts with three clicks of a special power called Leithio i Philinn!, which allows him to use Enhancement. When he does, however, he may modify range values instead of damage values by +1, potentially allowing Elven Archer to make ranged attacks from a maximum of 11 squares away.
The last three clicks of Elven Archer’s damage slot feature Ranged Combat Expert, which currently modifies the character’s damage by +2 when it makes ranged attacks against a single character. However, Ranged Combat Expert receives a change this June on the 2013 Powers and Abilities Card . Before making the attack, you may modify the attack value by +2, or the damage value by +2, or both combat values by +1!
A budget-minded 300-point force can consist solely of four Elven Warriors and three Elven Archers used in alternating waves of attackers. While the Elven Archers provide cover fire, using Leithio i Philinn! to boost either damage or range by +1, the Elven Warrior can attack using Charge and Flurry from Against the Armies of Mordor.
You may also want to consider keeping the Elven Warriors adjacent to your Elven Archers if the former are still on their Defend clicks and the latter find themselves on their middle Energy Shield/Deflection clicks. This combination of Defend and Energy Shield/Deflection gives the Elven Archers an effective defensive value of 19 against ranged attacks!
Building a keyworded team with the Elven Warrior and Elven Archer is a snap as they both have the Elf, Last Alliance and Soldier keywords. In addition, the Elven Warrior also has the Warrior keyword.
Thanks for reading! Please join us for our next Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix preview. Until then, keep your clix off their KOs and remember that there are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world!