Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Today’s preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past gravity feed set is the founder of Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters himself, Professor X!
Unknown to most of the outside world, the Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters provides a safe haven for mutants and teaches them to master their abilities In addition, Professor X seeks to foster mutant-human relations by providing his superhero team, the X-Men, as an example of mutants acting in good faith which is why he has the X-Men keyword.
Professor X is 150 points of support powers but also the ability to deal some psychic feedback to foes. With his 8 range and single target, as well as the Improved Targeting ability, which allows Professor X to ignore hindering terrain, elevated terrain, blocking terrain, and other characters when he draws line of fire. If you have a character within range, you can be fairly certain he can draw line of fire to that character.
Professor X also possesses a trait called To Me, My X-Men that says to give Professor X a power action and choose a friendly character that isn’t within range. Place the chosen character adjacent to Professor X and that character can’t be given an action until you next turn.
Sometimes we will send a character deep into our opponent’s side of the map, without any supporting characters, and we wish we could take those attacks back because our dice were uncooperative and that character is about to be hit and most likely K.O.’d . This power allows that to happen!
Professor X’s combat dial opens with a special attack power called My Cause is Righteous and I Will Not Be Denied, which states that Professor X’s powers and abilities can’t be countered or ignored. This is almost like a lighter version of the Power Cosmic team ability, it just doesn’t grant him Willpower. He has Psychic Blast and his special damage power, Psychic Entity, grants Professor X Leadership, Outwit, and Perplex! Professor X’s combat values can’t be modified. He doesn’t have any damage reducers for his entire dial; in fact he has no defensive powers his entire dial! Luckily you can park him behind blocking terrain and have no problems seeing your opponent’s characters. Towards the end of his combat dial we find two clicks of Enhancement, which helps to ensure Professor X’s utility late into the game.
So how hard is it to build a team for Professor X in 300 points? Here’s a team that can enhance who he is! DoFP022 Professor X, WXM047B Jubilee, M10A007 Storm, and WXM003 Shadowcat. (Be sure to keep a copy of M10A Storm on your sideboard for a possible Battlefield Promotion!) Keep Shadowcat and Storm in front of Professor X for a Stealth wall. Use Professor X’s Psychic Entity power to help Jubilee attack and quickly get her to the top click with her Vampiric Hunger trait. Keep everyone near because this team works better with teamwork and they don’t have much in the way of moving then attacking. Have your opponent come to you!
Thanks for reading and be sure to continue to check back as we preview more characters from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: X-Men – Days of Future Past gravity feed!