Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Today we return to the battle-ravaged plains of the planet Sakaar for our latest spotlight. Today’s preview is none other than the despotic monarch known as the Red King!
The Red King begins play arrogantly maneuvering into battle with Charge, confident that his exo-skeletal armor will conquer any who dare stand against him. Combine the Red King’s Charge with early-dial Blades/Claws/Fangs and his Gigantic Reach trait, and he is a deadly threat to any enemy within 7 squares! Now that’s a sword arm with reach!
Consider also that the Red King is a giant-sized figure and all of sudden meeting the line of fire requirement to the target of his Gigantic Reach trait is that much easier! And while line of fire may work both ways, early-dial Impervious helps protect the Red King from the inevitable counter-attacks from opposing figures.
After his initial click of Charge, the Red King uses Plasticity to help lock down adjacent enemies as well as facilitate his own break away rolls should a hasty retreat be called for. The Red King also gains his Swat special power, which allows him to deal knock back damage when he delas damage to an opposing figure. Better yet, should the knock back path of his target cause it to collide with another opposing figure, both are delat an additional 2 damage! That is one powerful slap-hand the Red King has!
Mid to late-dial the Red King switches tactics between Charge and Plasticity while gaining Super Strength and then Quake respectively, and Invulnerability replaces Impervious. Late-dial the Red King gains Toughness and Exploit Weakness. Toward the end of his dial, the Red King finally resorts to Mind Control (via his Obedience Disks) as a means of defeating his foes.
At 186 points the Red King is a fierce and formidable opponent. His effectiveness in combat is matched only by his sheer size which is as great as that of the Hulk himself!
With consistent combat values and a great damage output, the Red King will make a dangerous addition to most any strategy or team build!
That’s all we have for today, but be sure to join us later in the week when we spotlight an incredible champion and one-time ally of the Hulk. Until then, keep your clix off their K.O.’s!