Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Today’s preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past will leave you quaking in your boots, it’s Avalanche!
Avalanche starts at an economical 72 points for what he brings to the table. He has a zero range and standard combat abilities and this helps keep him lean point-wise. His trait mixed with Precision Strike is really where he shows his namesake. His trait Earthen Tidal Wave says Avalanche can use Quake. When he does, he targets all characters within 3 squares and damage dealt to each hit character is instead equal to 5 minus the number of squares that character is from Avalanche. With Precision Strike on his first 3 clicks, you can potentially deal one click of minimum damage and up to 4 clicks to every opposing character within 3 squares! Do it from elevated or deal knockback into a wall, and damage could go higher still.
Avalanches’ top 2 clicks have Toughness and Close Combat Expert as well. The Close Combat Expert can come in handy when you are single targeting an adjacent character to pump those attack and/or damage stats up in a pinch. He gains Toughness again for his last 2 clicks of life as well. For click 3 and 4 of his dial he gets mobility with Charge and gets Perplex to help keep his stats higher.
Avalanche isn’t a one trick pony, but he does have his specialty. Use it with the right team and perhaps you can knock over your opponent. Try Avalanche with Magneto (from Wolverine and the X-Men) to use Telekinesis to place Avalanche where he will do most damage. Add Scarlet Witch (from the Chaos War Fast Forces Pack) for Perplex and Probability Control and Destiny for Probability Control as well. Finally add White Queen (from the Marvel 10th Anniversary set) for Leadership, Mind Control, and Psychic Blast for 299 points of Modern Age fun!
Thanks for reading and be sure to continue to stay tuned as we preview more characters from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past, don’t go crawling off into the night!