Greetings HeroClix Fans!
We are pleased to bring you another preview from our next Marvel HeroClix Organized Play storyline event, Avengers vs. X-Men! Today we take a look at a character from the X-Men Starter Set who fought alongside Captain America during World War II as one of the Invaders but allied himself with the X-Men when the Phoenix Force came to Earth and became one of the Phoenix Five. Please welcome the savage Sub-Mariner, Namor!
Namor, the ruler of Atlantis, hits the battlefield with an Improved Movement ability called Boiling Rage, which lets him ignore other characters when he moves. Namor also has a trait called Imperius Rex, which places a Rage token on his card when he’s hit with an attack or given a second action token. Before Namor rolls for an attack, you may remove a Rage token from his card and that attack deals penetrating damage!
Moving on to Namor’s dial, he can be played at either 225 or 150 points. Namor begins his dial with the popular combination of Charge and Super Strength and has a base damage value of 4. Namor also has the Wing speed symbol and the Indomitable combat ability (which lets him use Willpower). Defensively, Namor starts with Impervious. Once Namor is off his top click, he switches from Charge to Flurry for two clicks. Namor also drops Super Strength in favor of Precision Strike on those same clicks, which also see him drop from Impervious to Invulnerability. Namor’s legendary temper begins to churn as well, in the form of two clicks of Battle Fury.
Once we move past the first three clicks of Namor’s dial, we reach his 150-point starting line. Here, Namor’s power set is identical to those from his first click. On Namor’s sixth click we see a new power appear as Invincible shows up for two clicks. Namor’s last three clicks offer him some options offensively as Flurry reappears in his speed slot and Close Combat Expert occupies his damage slot. Defensively, Namor gains a special power called Entrenched Recovery, which lets him use Toughness. Additionally, when Namor occupies water terrain he can use Regeneration and, when it’s not your turn, opposing characters can’t draw line of fire to him.
Namor, like the other figures in the AvX X-Men Starter, can be attached to the T002 X-Men team base that will be the Month 4 participation prize for those players who chose the X-Men as their team for this storyline Organized Play event. When Namor is attached to the X-Men team base, it can use Close Combat Expert and the Flight ability.
That’s all we have for today! Please check back next week as we reveal more from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Avengers vs. X-Men Organized Play storyline event. Until then, keep your Clix off their K.O.’s!