Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Welcome back to another X-hilirating preview from the Wolverine and the X-Men set, our next Marvel HeroClix release! Today’s preview takes us back to the Mojoverse, where we focus our cameras on a former stuntwoman who often works for the ratings-obssessed Mojo and has a deep hatred for her former flame, Longshot. Last seen in the Marvel HeroClix: Clobbering Time set, heeeerrrreeee’s Spiral!
The mysterious and mystical Spiral comes and goes as she pleases with the aid of her Dimensional Portal trait, which allows her to be given a double power action to place two Gateway markers on the map and clear any other Gateway markers. One of these Gateway markers must be placed in a square adjacent to Spiral while the other may be placed in any square on the map. Friendly characters may treat squares with Gateway markers as adjacent to one another when moving.
Spiral’s dial has an interesting symmetry to it. The first four clicks possess the same mix of powers, as do the last four clicks. On the front half of Spiral’s dial, she uses Phasing/Teleport to move her around the map. Spiral’s mystical powers are formidable and are often utilized through a spell casting dance (Pulse Wave). Spiral also has a range of 6 squares. Defensively, Spiral’s mystical powers protect her via Energy Shield/Deflection. And as a time-traveling sorceress, Spiral can use Probability Control to force the dice to do her bidding.
As we reach the back half of Spiral’s dial, we see that she switches from a ranged attacker to a close combat threat: Energy Shield/Deflection is replaced by Combat Reflexes. Probability Control switches to Shape Change. Phasing/Teleport has made way for Charge. And Pulse Wave is dropped in favor of a special power called Six-Armed Menace, which lets Spiral use Blades/Claws/Fangs and Flurry. Additionally, when she uses Blades/Claws/Fangs, she may reroll the d6 roll once per turn.
To keep the map from getting cluttered with Gateway markers, Spiral has the silver Unique ring around her tampo so only one of her can be used on your force. Spiral also has a mix of named and generic keywords available to her, making theme team building a snap. Spiral comes in at 106 points, which leaves plenty of room for other characters. Longshot makes a great thematic teammate as they both share the Mojoverse keyword and begin their dials with the ever-popular Probability Control power.
Thanks for reading! Please join us for our next Wolverine and the X-Men preview when we look at a duo who is at the heart of the struggle for mutant and human coexistence. Until then, may your Impervious rolls be ever in your favor!