Greetings HeroClix Fans!
We are pleased to bring you another preview from our next Marvel HeroClix release, The Invincible Iron Man! Today we take a look at Latverian scientist whose costumed identity was used by Hawkeye to infiltrate the Thunderbolts. Please welcome the Dreadknight!
Dreadknight comes into play at 106 points, has the wing speed symbol, and a range of three squares. Dreadknight also has the Minions of Doom team ability, which makes him a Wild Card. For ease of team building, Dreadknight has the Armor, Frightful Four, Scientist and Thunderbolts keywords.
The power set on Dreadknight’s first three clicks is identical: Charge in his speed slot as he rides into battle on the Hellhorse given to him by Victoria Frankenstein and Toughness in his defense slot to represent his medieval suit of full-body armor. In his attack slot is a special power called Lance Skewer which lets him use Blades/Claws/Fangs. Additionally, give Dreadknight a close combat action and he may target any opposing character within his range and line of fire. When Dreadknight does, he must roll a d6 for Blades/Claws/Fangs.
On Dreadknight’s fourth click, he retains Charge and Toughness, but drops Lance Skewer for standard use of Blades/Claws/Fangs.
As we move to Dreadknight’s last three clicks, we see that Flurry replaces Charge, while Blades/Claws/Fangs and Toughness remain. Dreadknight also gains a special power in his damage slot called Revert: Hawkeye, which allows you to replace him with a character named Hawkeye. The replacement character must be of equal or less points than Dreadknight and begins play two less clicks from its starting line. The replacement character also can’t be given an action this turn.
A viable option for the Revert: Hawkeye power is #039 Hawkeye from the Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War set, who comes in at 98 points. On this Hawkeye’s third click, his dial features the My Criminal Past special power which lets him use Running Shot and Stealth. Hawkeye also has a range of nine squares and three targets for his ranged attacks. The Knockout Gas Arrow special power in Hawkeye’s attack slot lets him use Energy Explosion with the added bonus of giving action tokens to characters that are hit by the attack. Energy Shield/Deflection and Ranged Combat Expert round out Hawkeye’s powers on click three.
Thanks for reading. Please join next time as we uncover more secrets in our next Marvel HeroClix: The Invincible Iron Man preview.