Greetings HeroClix Fans!
For today’s Marvel HeroClix: Amazing Spider-Man preview, we visit with a man who has fought with and against Spider-Man at various points in his career and recently escaped from the supervillain prison known as The Raft. From the pages of his new series (which hits comic book racks this week), please welcome Dr. Michael Morbius (aka Morbius, the living vampire)!
Morbius has a “Wild Dial” similar to Dracula and the Vampire in that he doesn’t begin play on click #1. As described in his Vampiric Hunger trait, Morbius begins the game on click #3. Vampiric Hunger also allows Morbius to use Steal Energy and when he does, he may heal past his starting line on click #3, up to click #1.
In addition to Vampiric Hunger, Morbius has a second trait called No Vampiric Weaknesses which prevents characters from targeting him with Exploit Weakness.
Morbius begins on click #3 with two clicks of Charge in his speed slot as he moves in for an attack. Charge is followed by Stealth for the remainder of Morbius’ dial as he strikes from the shadows. Charge also appears on clicks #1 and #2 if Morbius heals to that portion of his dial via the Vampiric Hunger trait.
Defensively, Morbius has the Indomitable combat ability and begins with two clicks of Toughness to soak up some damage from counter attacks. Toughness is followed by two clicks of Super Senses as his enhanced sight and smell help him evade attacks. If Morbius heals above click #3 by the Vampiric Hunger trait, he’s greeted by two clicks of Invulnerability. On Morbius’ last two clicks he has Regeneration as his vampire-like healing factor helps him get back to more dangerous parts of his dial.
In his damage slot, Morbius begins on click #3 with a special power called Antibody Serum Creator, which represents his work to find a cure for his vampire-like condition. With Antibody Serum Creator, Morbius can use Outwit. When he uses Outwit to counter a power that isn’t a defensive power, he counters the same power on each other opposing character within 10 squares and line of fire. If Morbius heals to clicks #1 or #2, he gains Perplex.
At 133 points, Morbius makes up a significant portion of a force in smaller-point matches but can be added to themed teams with ease thanks to his array of keywords: Legion of Monsters, Midnight Sons, Monster, S.H.I.E.L.D., and Scientist.
Thanks for reading! Please join us again for our next Marvel HeroClix: Amazing Spider-Man preview. Until then, keep your Clix off their K.O.’s!