Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Today’s preview from the upcoming Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics II takes us to the Romulan Empire as we look at a science vessel called the R.I.S. Talvath.
As with all of the ships from the Romulan Empire, the R.I.S. Talvath has the Romulan Star Empire team ability, and it states “Before the beginning of the first turn, choose a keyword possessed by an opposing ship for all friendly ships with this team ability; damage dealt by ships using this team ability to ships with the chosen keyword cannot be reduced to less than 1. Uncopyable.”
R.I.S. Talvath has a trait called Keep Us in Position that allows it to use Plasticity and Stealth, allowing it hide in hindering terrain, as well as lock opposing figures down, or make sure its own escape is more likely. R.I.S. Talvath begins play to use Incapacitate on an opposing figure up 7 squares away with its printed range for the front half of its dial. An opening click of Willpower will allow R.I.S. Talvath to press the attack without fear of pushing damage. After this, a run of Super Senses will allow it to attempt to avoid attacks all together.
R.I.S. Talvath has a special power for most of its dial called Transmitting Our Analysis… This special power allows R.I.S. Talvath to use Outwit, and when it does, it can draw line of fire and count squares from the square of any friendly ship it shares a keyword with. One can see how useful such a power is, especially to an empire that relies on information and deception to further its goals. On the last half of its dial, R.I.S. Tavath can ignore damage reducers on opposing ships with Penetrating/Psychic Blast.
The R.I.S. Talvath will be a solid cornerstone on any force you choose to include it on, especially ones built around the Romulan and Scientist keywords to best utilize its Transmitting Our Analysis… special power. At 100 points, R.I.S. Talvath will have plenty of room to build around.