Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Welcome to the latest in our series of previews from the Avengers versus X-Men (AvX) set, coming this November! In today’s preview we bring you the master of magnetism, Magneto! So, with no further ado, let’s iron out the details.
Magneto comes in at either 200 or 150 points, and at either cost, he has the flight symbol, Indomitable and the trait Are You Sure About This, Scott? This states Magneto can use Energy Shield/Deflection and Telekinesis. During the beginning of your turn, if Magneto has two action tokens, he can use Telekinesis as a free action, but only may use it to place friendly characters. Let’s start with his 200 point dial.
Magneto has an 8 range with 2 targets. His first click has Running Shot, Pulse Wave, and Invincible. His second click he gains Leadership and trades Running Shot with the special power Magnetic Field which states that Magneto can use Force Blast. When he has no action tokens, he can use it as a free action. Partner those powers with his 11 attack and higher damage stats and he looks really… attractive.
At his 150 point cost, his stats go down a little, but he again starts out with has Running Shot, Pulse Wave, Invincible, and Leadership. His next click changes Running Shot once again to Magnetic Field. He also loses Leadership but gains Outwit.
Magneto, on click 5, changes to a 16 defense with Toughness but thanks to his trait, still has Energy Shield/Deflection which any ranged attackers will find somewhat repelling. He also gains Enhancement for the rest of his dial, which is positive for his teammates but negative for his opponents.
With his keywords Ruler and X-Men, Magneto should be able to find a theme team he can stick to. It may even be in the form of a team base with his asset dial ability that allows you to give the team character a power action and they can use Telekinesis twice as a free action.
That wraps up this energizing review from Avengers versus X-Men (AvX) but be here for next week’s review of a ruler of down under, and we don’t mean Australia!