Star Trek Tactics II: The Rav Laerst!

Published on January 7th, 2013

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Welcome back as we continue to explore the upcoming Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics II set.   Today we look at a warship allied with the Dominion, from the Breen Confederacy, the Rav Laerst! 

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The Rav Laerst has a trait called Defensive Penetration that allows it to deal 1 penetrating damage to all opposing ships adjacent to an object or section of blocking terrain it destroys.   The Rav Laerst begins play with a couple of clicks of Leadership, allowing it the potential to add an action to your action pool, as well as remove an action token from an adjacent friendly ship.  The Rav Laerst rushes into battle, utilizing its 8 range with Running Shot.  Along the way, an opening click of Super Strength will allow it to pick up an object to attack an opponent that chooses to base it.  Or, it can push to its second click, were it will drop the object, and allow it to modify its defense by +1 against range attacks.  And speaking of defense against range attacks, the front half of the Rav Laerst’s dial has the protection of Energy Shield Deflection to give it +2 against range attacks.

A click into its dial, the Rav Laerst has a couple of clicks of Penetrating/Psychic Blast, allowing it to ignore damage reducers on whatever opposing vessel it hits.   As the Rav Laerst transitions through its mid-dial, it regains a couple clicks of Super Strength. 

On its late dial, the Rav Laerst gains some damage reduction as Toughness will cover the rest of its dial.  Offensively, the Rav Laerst switches tactics as it can deal a click of penetrating damage to all ships within 4 squares, or continue to target one ship with Pulse Wave. 

As they are allies of the Dominion, the Rav Laerst has the Dominion team ability, allowing a ship using this team ability or sharing a keyword with a friendly ship that was KO’d to deal 1 penetrating damage to an opposing ship within 2 squares.   Rav Laerst can be used on theme teams based around the Breen, Dominion, and Soldier keywords.     At 125 points, the Rav Laerst will be a welcome addition to many force builds.

That’s all we have for today but be sure to join us again soon as we delve deeper into Final Frontier!

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