Greetings, HeroClix fans!
Today’s Marvel HeroClix: Amazing Spider-Man preview brings us to a hero with a crusade against the vampires of the world. Last seen in the Marvel HeroClix: Mutant Mayhem set, we are pleased to bring back Blade!
Born while his mother was bitten by a vampire, Blade begins his dial with a trait called Supernatural Tracking. With this trait, choose an opposing character at the beginning of the game. That character can’t automatically break away from Blade and, when it does roll to break away, only succeeds on a result of 6.
Blade begins his dial with four clicks of Charge in his speed stat slot as the Daywalker rushes into battle and attacks. Charge is followed by three clicks of Stealth as Blade’s vampiric side allows him to hide like a creature of the night.
In his attack stat slot, Blade begins with four clicks of a special power called Blade isn’t just a Name that would make even Dracula retreat. This special power lets Blade use Blades/Claws/Fangs. When he does, increase damage dealt by 1 for each of the following the target possesses or can use: Monster keyword, Mystical keyword, or Steal Energy. Blade isn’t just a Name is followed by two clicks of regular Blades/Claws/Fangs as his skill with swords makes him a deadly close combatant. Blade can also make ranged attacks from up to six squares away.
In his defensive stat slot, Blade has the Indomitable combat ability to act without fear of taking pushing damage. Blade begins his dial with three clicks of Toughness to show his vampiric heritage. That’s followed by two clicks of Combat Reflexes to show his training with his mentor, the vampire hunter Abraham Whistler. Finally, on Blade’s last two clicks he picks up Regeneration as his half-vampire status grants him a healing factor.
Overlapping his last two clicks of Blade isn’t just a Name and his first regular click of Blades/Claws/Fangs, Blade gains Exploit Weakness in his damage stat slot as his vampiric clarity help him strike opponents with precision.
Blade comes in at 85 points and makes a viable choice as an attacker, particularly against characters with the Monster or Mystical keywords or Steal Energy, thanks to his Blade isn’t just a Name special power. Blade himself has a quartet of keywords (Martial Artist, Midnight Sons, Monster, and Soldier) to provide options for team building.
Thanks for reading! Please join us again for our next Marvel HeroClix: Amazing Spider-Man preview. Until then, keep your Clix off their K.O.’s!