Greetings HeroClix Fans!
It’s time for another duel with the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series Two set coming to you this year! The first preview for this set is Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon so let’s see if this monster really is the ultimate!
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon can be played at either 350 or 250 points. At his 350-point cost, Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon possesses the Wing and Indomitable combat symbols so he can carry a friend into battle and push without consequence as well! For the extra 100 points you get two clicks of life with identical powers on both clicks. Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon starts with Hypersonic Speed with a 10 movement on both clicks, Impervious with a 19 defense, and has Leadership with damage value of 6. He has a range of 8 squares with two targets, which works really well with his special power, Neutron Blast Attack. It states “Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon can use Energy Explosion. When it does, the area of effect includes all untargeted characters within 3 squares and line of fire of one or more hit targets assigned at least 1 damage.” If your opponents, upon seeing characters with Energy Explosion, separate their characters then this puts a dent in their plans.
At his 250-point cost, Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon starts with the same powers on his top click as the 350-point version. On his second click, Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon transitions to Running Shot and Invulnerability but loses Leadership. Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon still has his special Neutron Blast Attack and while it won’t work with Hypersonic Speed, it meshes with Running Shot beautifully! Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon’s last five clicks he has Sidestep and Energy Explosion, so he has the ability to move then attack on every click of his dial and has the ability to use Energy Explosion on every click as well. Every click of Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon’s dial has a damage-reducing defense on every click of his dial, too: Impervious to Invulnerability to Toughness then back to Impervious on his last two clicks. So while Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon’s point cost isn’t cheap, his stats aren’t cheap either.
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon has a Fusion trait that states when a listed character is adjacent to all other listed characters and hits an opposing character, after actions resolve it may be given a free action to replace these characters with Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon from your sideline. When Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon enters the game in this way, it starts the same number of clicks from its starting line as the character given the action and modifies its combat values by +1. This trait is active even when this character isn’t on the map. So to do this, you can play at 500 or 600 points depending on the build. The Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set has Blue-Eyes White Dragon at 200 points and the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One Starter Set has Blue-Eyes White Dragon at 150 points. Keep one Blue-Eyes White Dragon “behind the lines” to keep him at full health so you can bring Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon in at full health. You also may not want to push when you do this. You will have a larger target attached to you and be stuck for at least one turn without retaliation, but remember the +1 to all stats!
That wraps up this preview of the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series Two set, but don’t yu-go anywhere, because next time we are going to see how big grandma’s eyes and teeth are!