Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Get ready to duel again as we continue our previews for Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One Gravity Feed, which releases in February 2014! Today we examine a character that may bring you much luck, if used properly. We are pleased to bring you the Neko Mane King!
Strikingly similar to the Japanese maneki-neko (“beckoning cat”) figurine, Neko Mane King isn’t much of a damage-dealer. However, at only 55 points what you get is a character that can help tie down an opposing force with its interesting mix of powers and its trait. To start, let’s look at Neko Mane King’s trait, Nuisance. When Neko Mane King takes damage from an attack, after actions resolve, characters on the attacker’s force can’t be given actions until that player’s next turn.
To force opposing characters into attacking Neko Mane King and hopefully triggering the Nuisance trait, use its No Escape special power found on all four clicks of its speed slot. No Escape lets Neko Mane King use Plasticity (making it difficult for opposing characters to break away) and Phasing/Teleport (which makes it easy for Neko Mane King to move adjacent to an enemy piece).
Neko Mane King has a short, four-click dial so to help it stay in the game it relies upon the powers in its defense and damage slots. Neko Mane King alternates between Perplex and Outwit in its damage slot. Use Perplex to lower those high damage values that could result in a one-hit KO. Use Outwit to counter damage value-modifying powers like Ranged Combat Expert and Close Combat Expert. Defensively, Neko Mane King has Super Senses on its last three clicks to potentially evade attacks.
At only 55 points, Neko Mane King leaves plenty of room for teammates that can dish out damage while Neko Mane King prevents opponents from attacking via the Nuisance trait. To aid in theme team building, Neko Mane King has the “Joey Wheeler” and Earth keywords.
Thanks for reading! The Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One Gravity Feed features 55 collectible characters in single-figure foil packs that will allow new and established players to duel like never before! And don’t forget to check out the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One Starter Pack, which releases next month!