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For today’s DC HeroClix: Batman preview, we take a look at a vehicle in the DC Universe that is arguably only surpassed by the Batmobile in terms of recognition and popularity. We present to you Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet! (click on image below to enlarge)
The Invisible Jet can be played in either Autopilot mode for 50 points or Piloted mode for 106 points. Both versions have the Amazon, Justice League, Justice Society, and Vehicle keywords. Both versions also have a range of six and can target a single character with ranged attacks.
The Autopiloted Invisible Jet hits the map with a trait called Difficult to Spot which modifies its defense value by -1 against ranged combat attacks for each opposing character adjacent to it. The Piloted version also has a trait, Invisible, in which any character within five squares from the Invisible Jet can’t draw line of fire to it.
When Autopiloted, the Invisible Jet begins with three clicks of Phasing/Teleport as it flies at supersonic speed. Defensively, it starts with two clicks of Energy Shield/Deflection which makes it a difficult target to hit with ranged attacks. Energy Shield/Deflection is followed by three clicks of a special power, Taking Cover Beneath The Wings. With this power, friendly characters adjacent to the Invisible Jet can use Super Senses but only succeed on a roll of 6. In addition, when they use Super Senses and roll a 1 or 2, after actions resolve the Invisible Jet is dealt one unavoidable damage. In the same three slots as Taking Cover Beneath The Wings, the Invisible Jet has Shape Change to make it even more difficult to attack.
As we reach the back half of the dial, the Invisible Jet drops Taking Cover Beneath The Wings and picks up a click of Regeneration. That’s followed by three more clicks of Taking Cover Beneath The Wings and another click of Regeneration on the Invisible Jet’s final click. Offensively, the Invisible Jet picks up Pulse Wave on its last four clicks.
The Autopiloted Invisible Jet possesses the <Standing Man/Passenger> 4 symbol, which allows it to transport up to four friendly characters without the -2 penalty to its speed value for using the Carry combat ability.
The Piloted version of the Invisible Jet possesses the <Standing Man/Passenger> 3 symbol and begins its dial with a five-click run of Phasing/Teleport. Like its Autopiloted counterpart, it picks up Pulse Wave toward the end of its dial. In this instance, the Piloted Invisible Jet has six clicks of the power starting on its eighth click.
Defensively, the Invisible Jet starts with three clicks of Taking Cover Beneath The Wings. Those clicks are backed by Shape Change in the damage slot. Shape Change sticks around for another click but Energy Shield/Deflection becomes the Invisible Jet’s defensive power of choice for the next three clicks. A slightly longer run (five clicks) of Taking Cover Beneath The Wings follows Energy Shield/Deflection. On the Invisible Jet’s last four clicks it Regeneration and Shape Change.
The Invisible Jet has a pair of Pilot Abilities, Purple Ray Rejuvenation and Extended Dome.
The prerequisite for Purple Ray Rejuvenation is that the pilot must have the Amazon keyword, the Justice Society team symbol or the Justice League team symbol. When the Invisible Jet carries a character, after actions resolve, one carried character that has no action tokens may be given a non-free action this turn. However, if you do then that character is given a second action token after the action resolves.
The prerequisite for Extended Dome is that the pilot must be named Artemis, Donna Troy, Queen Hippolyta, Troia, Wonder Girl or Wonder Woman. After the resolution of a move action made by the Invisible Jet, it can immediately use Barrier as a free action and place six blocking terrain markers instead of four. When Barrier is used as part of Extended Dome, two of the blocking terrain markers must be adjacent to the Invisible Jet but not to each other.
Thanks for reading! Join us next week for more DC HeroClix: Batman previews, including visits with two characters that are making their HeroClix debuts!