WizKids is pleased to announce DOTA 2 HeroClix: The Dire Starter Set!

Published on November 11th, 2013

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Today we shift our product spotlight to an all-new HeroClix product releasing this week: the DOTA 2 HeroClix: The Dire Starter Set! DOTA 2 comes alive as never before; on your tabletop as 3D miniatures!

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The DOTA 2 HeroClix: The Dire Starter Set features five characters from the immensely popular multiplayer online battle arena game from Valve: the Lich, Witch Doctor, Tidehunter, Razor and Faceless Void!

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This starter set includes everything players have come to expect: figures, character cards, the HeroClix Core Rule Book, the HeroClix Powers and Abilities Card (PAC), and tokens.  The DOTA 2 HeroClix: The Dire Starter Set also includes an exclusive code to unlock Valve online content  as well as a 3′ x 3′ map (!) detailing iconic scenery and landmarks from DOTA 2! (click on image to enlarge)

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The DOTA 2 HeroClix: The Dire Starter Set releases in friendly local game and comic book stores everywhere this week.  In the meantime, please enjoy this sneak peek of the Witch Doctor figure from this latest exciting HeroClix release!

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The Witch Doctor’s dial may look a little sparse, but this guy has certainly got some potent tricks up his (non-existent) sleeves!

Firstly, the Witch Doctor begins play with Incapacitate and his Maledict special power.  Maledict grants the Witch Doctor the use of Outwit, but only to counter defense powers.  However, after the action resolves the Witch Doctor allows you to roll one die and if the result is a 4-6, the targeted character is dealt one unavoidable damage!

If that wasn’t enough to needle your opponent’s figures, on the Witch Doctor’s second click the Voodoo Restoration special power appears and is present throughout the rest of the Witch Doctor’s dial.  Voodoo Restoration allows the Witch Doctor to use Regeneration and if that weren’t bad enough for the other team, any adjacent friendly figures are also healed the same number of clicks as the Witch Doctor when he uses Regeneration!

At 100 points, the Witch Doctor is a significant portion of a standard-sized HeroClix force, but if used correctly he will ensure that the rest of your force stays viable into the late game while dealing some potentially free damage of his own thanks to Maledict! The Mystical keyword allows for some easy thematic team building with the Witch Doctor.

And if you happen to play the Witch Doctor in an Epic game (400 points or more), don’t overlook his Death Ward Epic Ability! Death Ward gives the Witch Doctor the potential to attack the same target over and over and over again (until he misses)  and deal some hearty damage to his target as well.  Just have some Perplex and Probability Control handy to maximize the effect!

Thanks for joining us for this deeper dive into the DOTA 2 HeroClix: The Dire Starter Set.  Be sure to join us again soon as we spotlight even more upcoming HeroClix product!

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