Greetings HeroClix Fans!
We travel to the Shire for today’s Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix preview and pop in unexpectedly on one of the residents of Bag End, Frodo Baggins, as he prepares for a long journey to Mount Doom!
Frodo Baggins comes into play at 55 points and has an Epic ability called Hide! Over Here!, which reads: “Give Frodo Baggins an epic action; until the beginning of your next turn, up to 2 friendly characters per 100 points of the game’s build total who occupy the same area of hindering terrain as him or are adjacent to him can use Stealth until your next turn.”
During his quest to destroy the One Ring, Frodo Baggins received several gifts from the elves Celeborn and Galadriel. One of those gifts was a Lothlorien Cloak, which is represented on the Frodo Baggins’ first three clicks as Stealth.
Frodo Baggins’ uncle, Bilbo Baggins, gave the young Hobbit a protective Mithril Shirt when the two briefly reunited in Rivendell. Starting on his second click and staying for the remainder of his dial, Frodo Baggins gains a special power called Mithril Shirt in his defense slot. When Frodo Baggins is hit by an attack, roll a d6. On a result of 4 to 6, he can use Invulnerability until the end of the turn. Frodo Baggins’ extraordinary resilience is also shown defensively via the Indomitable combat ability, which allows him to use Willpower.
Another gift Frodo Baggins received from Bilbo Baggins was the sword Sting, which is represented as a short run of Exploit Weakness. Frodo Baggins’ damage slot begins with two clicks of Probability Control, which recalls Galadriel’s prediction that the time would soon come when Hobbits would shape the fortunes of all.
Frodo Baggins makes a viable choice for forces that are built around any of his three keywords: Fellowship, Hobbit, and Ringbearer. Frodo Baggins brings attack values that only dip below 10 on his first and last clicks, and damage values that are bolstered on the majority of his dial by Probability Control and Exploit Weakness.
Thanks for reading! Please join us for our next Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix preview when we travel to the protected realm of Lothlorien. Until then, may the light of Eärendil illuminate your way to victory!