Marvel HeroClix X-Men Days of Future Past: Mystique!

Published on February 21st, 2014

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

In the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past gravity feed set, we travel to a dark and foreboding future where Sentinels roam and mutants are hunted down. Mystique will lead her newly formed Freedom Force and on behalf of the US Federal Government will capture those thought to be enemies of the state.

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Mystiques trait called Shape Shifter will allow her to use Shape Change. When she uses Shape Change and the result is a 6, all opposing characters can’t attack her for the rest of the turn.

Mystique has a special defensive power called Leader of the Brotherhood. This will allow Mystique to use Mastermind and Toughness. In addition to the normal effects when Mystique does transfer damage it may be to a character of a higher point value that shares a keyword with her and when she does, that character ignores 1 of the damage dealt after damage is reduced.

Let’s say you were playing a Brotherhood of Mutants team and Mystique is adjacent to Marvel HeroClix 10th Anniversary #015 Magneto. Mystique is then successfully hit with an attack for 4 damage. Mystique via her special power Leader of the Brotherhood; would be able to use Mastermind and transfer the damage to Magneto. Magneto would roll for Impervious and he failed; so he would take the 4 damage. He would then reduce it by 2 and then ignore 1.  Magneto would only take 1 actual click of damage from the attack.

Mystique also has a special damage power called Magneto Taught Me Well. This will allow Mystique to use Leadership and Perplex.

Let’s look at Mystiques standard powers. She has Stealth and some Sidestep on her movement clicks. Mystique has a 6 range and starts out with 3 clicks of Precision Strike. When Mystique makes an attack using Precision Strike that attack can’t be evaded and the damage dealt can’t be reduced below 1 or transferred. In her late dial Mystique picks up some useful Willpower; which will allow her to ignore pushing damage. Mystique rounds out the end of her dial with some Perplex and Outwit.

Having a 6 click dial for 82 points may seem a bit much but with a trait for Shape Change and her Mastermind special power Mystique will be hard to dispatch. If you run out of actions Mystique has the Brotherhood of Mutants team ability allowing you to give her a move action that does not could toward your available actions for the turn.

For keywords Mystique has the Brotherhood of Mutants, Freedom Force and Spy.

Thanks for reading and be sure to continue to check back as we look at figures from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past gravity feed set. Until then, Shape Change for the Win!!

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