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For today’s Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics III preview, we take a look at a Romulan warbird that engaged in an alliance with the Borg Collective in order to destroy the Federation and gain vengeance on Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise. We are pleased to present IRW Avatar of Tomed!
Utterly consumed by revenge for her grandfather’s defeat by Kirk, the Romulan known as Salatrel commanded IRW Avatar of Tomed against Federation Captain Jean-Luc Picard . IRW Avatar of Tomed comes into play at 125 points and has a trait called From Their Ashes I Will Make Fire. This trait prevents healing for opposing ships that are within four squares of IRW Avatar of Tomed and are marked with an Assimilation token.
IRW Avatar of Tomed begins its dial with an aggressive mix of Penetrating/Psychic Blast on its first four clicks and Outwit on its top three clicks. Defensively, IRW Avatar of Tomed opens with a click of Super Senses to evade attacks, then shifts to a pair of Invulnerability clicks.
No standard or special powers appear on IRW Avatar of Tomed’s speed slot but the ship has fairly consistent combat values and a range of seven squares. IRW Avatar of Tomed also has the Borg and Romulan Star Empire team abilities. These team abilities respectively lets IRW Avatar of Tomed place Assimilation tokens when it hits opposing ships and prevents opposing ships that possess a chosen keyword from reducing damage to less than 1.
Once IRW Avatar of Tomed has reached the middle of its dial, it replaces Penetrating/Psychic Blast with Pulse Wave and gains Willpower for the remainder of the match.
Reanimating Kirk through Borg technology was part of Salatrel’s plans, and the famous Enterprise captain was convinced into thinking he was a Romulan loyalist whose family was massacred by Captain Picard. On IRW Avatar of Tomed, this phase of Salatrel’s plan is shown as three clicks of Perplex.
Mobility may be an issue for IRW Avatar of Tomed but its point cost leaves room for other friendly ships that can make up for the deficiency while Salatrel’s vessel chooses when it will strike. In addition, IRW Avatar of Tomed has a quartet of keywords (Borg, Robot, Romulan, and Soldier) that should be helpful for team building.
Thanks for reading! Join us next week for our next Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics Series III preview!