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The Captain of Cirith Ungol

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Today we delve deeper into the dark lands of Mordor and travel to the foreboding halls of Cirith Ungol itself! Our spotlight today is none other than the Uruk Hai captain, Shagrat!

Shagrat begins play bringing the fight to his enemies thanks to early-dial Charge.  When he hits his target, Shagrat’s Powerful Blow special power allows him to also use Force Blast against the hit opposing character to a maximum effect of 3 squares! And since the first half of his dial is loaded with Willpower, he can repeat this tactic against his former target or go after someone new, either way it allows Shagrat to potentially move opposing characters around the battlefield into position for the rest of your force to attack!

Mid- to late-dial Shagrat changes tactics somewhat and gains the Uruk-Hai Captain special power.  This special power modifies the attack value of friendly adjacent characters by +1 if not already modified by another effect.  Shagrat also trades his Powerful Blow special power for Close Combat Expert while Willpower gives way to Toughness as Shagrat demonstrates the durability in battle the Uruk-Hai are known for.

At 42 points Shagrat is an excellent addition to your force; his ability to potentially re-position opposing figures as well as his ability to support friendly figures late-dial make him a great choice as a secondary or tertiary attack piece for your team builds.

That’s all we have for today but be sure to join us next week as we venture to Shire and see who’s been raiding Farmer Maggot’s crops.  Until then be sure to keep your Clix on the path!