Greetings HeroClix fans!
For today’s DC HeroClix: Justice League preview we dive to the depths of the seven seas and visit with a hero who sleeps and communicates with the fishes. From the undersea kingdom of Atlantis, please welcome Aquaman!
Aquaman begins play with a trait, Defending Mera, which modifies his speed value by +2 if he occupies water terrain at the beginning of an action. In addition, if a friendly character named Mera has been KO’d during the game, Aquaman’s combat abilities are modified by +1!
It’s hard to take seriously a hero who’s mainly known for talking to sea life and riding around on a giant seahorse. Aquaman, however, has worked to change that perception through his heroic deeds around the small coastal village of Amnesty Bay, Maine. In his movement slot, Aquaman has Charge on all but his last two clicks to show that yes, you’re being rescued by Aquaman. Naturally, he also has the Swim combat ability. Leadership appears in Aquaman’s damage slot, a nod to the hero’s rule before abdicating the Atlantean throne.
Super Strength appears on Aquaman’s top two clicks and represents the strength he’s developed from exploring the ocean’s depths. Defensively, Aquaman starts with two clicks of Invulnerability to show his half-Atlantean heritage. That’s followed by two clicks of Combat Reflexes, which showcase his agility in water and on land. On those same two clicks, Aquaman trades Super Strength for his trident (Blades/Claws/Fangs).
Starting on click five, Aquaman changes up his defensive scheme by dropping Combat Reflexes and relying on the protection of his chainmail (Toughness) for the remainder of his dial. Leadership returns for two clicks and is followed by two clicks of Close Combat Expert.
Aquaman comes in at 111 points and makes a great choice as a primary or secondary melee attacker for many teams. He also has the Justice League team ability, along with the Atlantis, Justice League, and Ruler keywords. With 20 ALL-NEW, unique sculpts and dials featuring the characters of the New 52 DC Universe, the DC HeroClix: Justice League set provides plenty of options for building a team that includes Aquaman!
Thanks for reading! Please join us next time for our next DC HeroClix: Justice League preview when we visit a fortune-teller featured in the pages of Justice League Dark! Until then, keep your Clix off their KOs!