Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Today’s Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War preview showcases one of the most popular mainstays of the Avengers, the mighty archer Hawkeye!
Hawkeye begins play moving into position with the cover of Stealth to prepare him to strike, and when he is ready, spring into action with Running Shot! Both powers are granted to him by the use of his movement special power My Criminal Past. Willpower on his first couple of clicks will allow Hawkeye to get into combat all the quicker. Hawkeye also has an opening click of Leadership to showcase his years of leading various Avengers teams as well as the Thunderbolts. On his second click, Hawkeye trades Leadership for his marksmanship as he picks up Range Combat Expert.
Mid-dial, Hawkeye sees the last click of his speed special power as he trades My Criminal Past for mobility with Leap/Climb, and Willpower gives way to Energy Shield Deflection, making him harder to hit from range. Range Combat Expert remains through this stretch of dial, and he picks up his attack special power, Knockout Gas Arrow. This power allows Hawkeye to use Energy Explosion. When he does, after actions resolve give one action token to each character hit by the attack. This power pairs very well with Hawkeye’s 9 range with three targets. Hawkeye stays fairly consistent with his power set at the end of his dial as he maintains his attack special power, Leap/Climb, and Range Combat Expert. Willpower returns for his last two clicks.
Hawkeye possesses the Sharpshooter combat ability to make his range combat abilities dangerous even up close. Showcasing his ability to fit in with multiple teams, he has the Spider-Man Ally team ability. He has many great named theme team options with the Avengers, Great Lakes Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., and Thunderbolts keywords. For 98 points, Hawkeye has aggressive attack numbers, with an opening 12 attack, and only one click of single digit attack. With his potential damage output, Hawkeye is sure to be a valuable member of whatever force you include him on!
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to come back next Friday when our Marvel HeroClix: Chaos War set previews continue when we check in with a villain who was not worthy to wield his family’s hereditary weapon!