Guten tag HeroClix fans!
As we draw closer to the release of our next Marvel HeroClix set, X-Men – Days of Future Past, we bring you the swashbuckling son of Azazel and Raven Darkholme (aka Mystique) and one of the most beloved members of the X-Men. Please welcome back the X-Men’s favorite fuzzy elf, Nightcrawler!
Nightcrawler comes into play at 80 points and has the Excalibur, Martial Artist and X-Men keywords to offer you with theme team building options. Nightcrawler also has the X-Men team ability, which lets him potentially heal one click of damage if he’s adjacent to a friendly character that’s also using this team ability.
Moving onto Nightcrawler’s dial, he hits the battlefield with a trait called Teleporter which lets him use Combat Reflexes and Energy Shield/Deflection. This means Nightcrawler modifies his defense by +2 against either close or ranged combat attacks. Opponents will need to roll high to be successful on their attacks since Nightcrawler’s base defenses are either 17s or 16s.
Hypersonic Speed has appeared in some fashion on all previous HeroClix versions of Nightcrawler but for the X-Men – Days of Future Past set we’re taking him in a somewhat different direction. On Nightcrawler’s first three clicks he possesses a special power in his speed slot called Burst of Flame and Stench of Brimstone, which lets him use Phasing/Teleport. When Nightcrawler does, he can use the Carry ability and, if he moves 6 squares or less, he may make a close combat attack as a free action after actions resolve. The last three clicks of Nightcrawler’s speed slot see the appearance of Flurry.
To help protect the blue-skinned Bavarian X-Man from retaliatory strikes after he’s made an attack with Burst of Flame and Stench of Brimstone, Nightcrawler has a special power in his damage slot called Everywhere at Once. If Nightcrawler is attacked he can use Probability Control once per attack. Everywhere at Once can’t be countered or ignored and appears on Nightcrawler’s first two and last two clicks.
In his attack slot, Nightcrawler starts with a short run of Precision Strike to ensure that his attacks can’t be evaded and the damage he deals can’t be reduced below 1 or transferred. Precision Strike reappears on Nightcrawler’s fifth click, with Blades/Claws/Fangs occupying clicks four and six.
Nightcrawler starts without any powers on the first two clicks of his defense slot, then picks up Willpower for the remainder of his dial.
With his base damage values never rising above a 3, Nightcrawler makes for a viable back-up to the main attacker(s) on your force. Burst of Flame and Stench of Brimstone allows Nightcrawler to transport friendly team members into battle while his Teleporter trait and Everywhere at Once special power help protect him from opposing characters’ attacks.
Thanks for reading! Join us next time as we reveal more secrets from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past set!