Marvel HeroClix: Fear Itself Preview

Marvel HeroClix Fear Itself: Hawkeye!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Welcome to another preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Fear Itself storyline organized play series! Today we set our mark on Hawkeye.

019 Hawkeye

As we start our look at the top of Hawkeye’s combat dial, we see he possesses three combat abilities. He is a Flier, a Sharpshooter, and he is Indomitable. Hawkeye also has a range of 8 squares with a single target. All for a starting cost of just 135 points.

Hawkeye’s dial is exactly what one should expect: A couple of clicks of Running Shot in his speed slot. Some Toughness and Energy Shield/Deflection on defense, and his damage is mainly covered by Enhancement and Ranged Combat Expert.

Now let’s get to the fun with Hawkeye’s special attack power, Mighty Bow. Hawkeye can use Incapacitate as if he had three targets. When he does and after actions resolve, roll a d6. On a result of 4-6, each hit character is dealt damage equal to the number of action tokens they have.

On click number 5 Hawkeye has the Mighty Revert: Hawkeye special power, which reads: “When turning the dial, if this click is revealed due to damage taken from an opponent’s attack, stop turning the dial. Give Hawkeye a free action and replace him with a figure with the same name and less points that’s the same number of clicks from its starting line. That character can’t be given an action this turn and modifies its attack and damage values by +1 for the rest of the game. This power can’t be ignored.”

Hawkeye has four keywords, and each will make it possible for him to use Additional Team Abilities (or “ATA’s”).

With the keyword “Avengers” he would have access to four ATAs, including ATA 056 Avengers (Heroic Age). For an extra 2 points you could make it so that after Hawkeye is given a move action, you would roll a d6 and on the result of a 6 remove an action token from him.

Next, Hawkeye has “Great Lakes Avengers”, this ATA will make it so during an attack made by Hawkeye, any opposing character can’t use Probability Control unless a friendly character has already used Probability Control during this attack.

The Mighty ATA

Third is the Marvel HeroClix: Fear Itself ATA, The Mighty. When Hawkeye is using this team ability and hits an opposing character and the attack roll is doubles, place a Mighty token on this card for each 100 points of the game’s build total. Before any attack roll you may remove one Mighty token from this card and modify the attacking character’s attack value by -1 for this attack. It also states that when Hawkeye is using this ATA that he would modify his attack value by +1 when attacking a character using The Worthy ATA or possessing The Worthy keyword.

Hawkeye’s fourth and last keyword is Thunderbolts and that ATA allows Hawkeye to at the beginning of the game, choose any Marvel team ability other than an ATA, a wild card team ability, or a team ability that can’t  be used by wildcards. Hawkeye can now use the chosen team ability if he couldn’t already.

When using Hawkeye in your sealed Marvel HeroClix: Fear Itself tournaments you would be limited to only using The Mighty ATA, but after Fear Itself is where the fun begins. Some team building could start with Hawkeye on a Thunderbolts theme team and adding CW #041 Baron Zemo. Then, with Baron Zemo’s The Thunderbolts Gambit trait, add in the rookie version of FI #024 Greithoth. Since Greithoth has the Masters of Evil keyword he would gain the Thunderbolts keyword and ATA.

Let’s see where our cost is: Hawkeye is 135 points and CW #041 Baron Zemo is 100 points. Add FI #024r Greithoth at 150 and 8 points for each character assigned the ATA, and you’ve got a 409-point force! This is just a start; where would you take it from here?

Thanks for reading! Please join us for more upcoming and exciting Marvel HeroClix: Fear Itself previews. Until then, Shape Change for the Win!!