Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Welcome to another preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Fear Itself storyline organized play series! Today we walk with the Lord of Death himself, Dracula.
Dracula has the wild dial mechanic and has a trait called “Vampiric Hunter”, so Dracula will begin the game on click #4. Dracula can use Steal Energy and when he does, he may heal past his starting line.
So let us start on click #4 and Dracula has a special power called “Vampiric Assault”, this will allow Dracula to use Charge, Flurry and Stealth. For defense he has Impervious and he also possesses Leadership. At 220 points Dracula should not find a shortage of lower point friendly characters to remove an action token from.
Now let’s look at Dracula’s first attack, from 5 squares out he uses Charge and becomes adjacent to an opposing character for a close combat action. Dracula should choose a square of hindering terrain to end his movement in, to take full advantage of his use of Stealth. He then uses Flurry and with his 11 attack would deal damage with the first attack to trigger Steal Energy and heal up to click #3. Using the second attack that Flurry grants, let’s say he deals damage again and would heal up to click #2.
At this point in his dial Dracula now gains his special defensive power called “Blood Armor”. This will allow Dracula to use Impervious but if an opposing character took damage from his attack since its last turn, this power can’t be countered and reduces the damage to 0 on a result of a 4 – 6.
Dracula is a Flier and can use the Flight and Carry combat abilities. When he uses Flight he will be able to ignore elevated, hindering and outdoor blocking terrain, as well as characters that he did not start out his movement adjacent to. Dracula also has Indomitable which will allow him to use Willpower.
In the next round Dracula, if not already adjacent to an opposing character, could use Flight to ignore the appropriate terrain and Charge 6 squares. Dracula has a 12 movement on click #2 and Charge has you half the characters speed value for the action. Dracula still can use Flurry and on his first attack, with a 12 attack value, let’s say he misses. On the second attack Dracula hits and deals damage, Dracula would heal to click #1 because of his Steal Energy trait. On click #1 Dracula has a 13 movement with his special “Vampiric Assault” power, a 13 attack, a 19 defense with his special “Blood Armor” power, and deals 5 damage with Exploit Weakness. We can see the reason this guy is not only “Unique” but also a “Super Rare”.
Now let’s go back to click #4 and look at the other side of Dracula’s dial. Dracula will have the use of Charge for 4 clicks. He has Blades/Claws/Fangs on clicks #5 and #7. For defense Dracula has Impervious for 2 clicks and then Invulnerability for 2 clicks. On click #6 Dracula picks up the use of Outwit and keeps it for 3 clicks. Dracula has a 0 range so his target for Outwit would need to be within “Line of Fire” and the 6 minimum range provided by the power.
Dracula gains Earthbound/Neutralized on clicks number 9 and 10, so would no longer be able to use the Flier or Indomitable combat abilities. For defense Dracula now has Toughness.
Dracula’s keywords are Legion of Monsters, Monster, Mystical, Ruler, and Warrior. At 220 points you would have to get creative to find a fun 300 point team, but could you imagine the friendship Dracula and say someone who can use Mind Control on friendly “Monsters” could have?
Thanks for reading! Please join us for more upcoming and exciting Marvel HeroClix: Fear Itself previews. Until then, Shape Change for the Win!!