Justice League Preview

Justice League: The Batman!

Greetings HeroClix fans!

For today’s DC HeroClix: Justice League preview, we turn the spotlight on Gotham City’s Dark Knight, Batman!

After he witnessed the death of his parents, Bruce Wayne trained his body and mind to handle the rigors of fighting crime while disguised as The Caped Crusader.  To represent some of this training, Batman begins play with a trait, Drop in from the Roof, which allows him to use Leap/ClimbBatman also possesses the Batman Ally team ability, which allows him to use Stealth.

Batman begins his dial with three clicks of Charge in his movement slot, which allows Gotham City’s “creature of the night” to move into position for a close-combat attack.  This power is followed up mid-dial with two clicks of Flurry.  On his last two clicks, Batman switches from a close-combat attacker and strikes at range with Running Shot.  This is backed in Batman’s attack slot by two clicks of IncapacitateBatman also has a range of five and can target two characters with his ranged attacks.

Defensively, Batman shows he is Tempered and Trained in his war against crime with a special power that allows him to use Toughness and Combat ReflexesTempered and Trained appears on the first three clicks of Batman’s dial.  The Dark Knight also has the Indomitable combat ability, which allows him to ignore pushing damage by using Willpower.  Mid-dial, Batman drops his special power and gains regular use of Toughness for two clicks.  On his final two clicks, Batman keeps his opponents off balance by switching from Toughness to Combat Reflexes.

The Caped Crusader starts and ends his dial with Outwit in his damage slot to help him expose criminals as a cowardly lot. Batman’s training has also taught him that criminals are a suspicious lot and he takes advantage of this knowledge with two clicks of Exploit Weakness.  This is followed by two clicks of Perplex!

Batman clocks in at 119 points, which leaves plenty of room on a force for other attackers and/or support characters.  Batman also has a handful of keywords that should make it easy to build a team around him.

That’s all we have for today!  Players, collectors, and retailers should note that DC HeroClix: Justice League is a standalone set that features all-new, unique sculpts based on the New 52 universe. Until next time, keep your Clix off their KOs!