Greetings HeroClix fans!
It’s time once again to duel as we conclude our series of previews for the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series Three set. Today we take a look at a rare and powerful monster that only a handful of duelists – including Yugi Moto – have successfully summoned. We are pleased to present to you Exodia the Forbidden One!
Exodia the Forbidden One can be played at 400 or 250 points. At either point value, Exodia the Forbidden One boasts a range of 12 squares and one target, the Indomitable defense symbol, and the Colossal damage symbol. Exodia the Forbidden One also begins play with a trait, Breaking the Bonds, which places five Broken Bond tokens on its card at the beginning of the game. While any Broken Bond tokens are on Exodia the Forbidden One’s card, it can’t be targeted, moved, placed, attacked or damaged. How do you remove Broken Bond tokens from Exodia the Forbidden One’s card? During the beginning of your turn, roll a d6 that can’t be rerolled. On a result of 2-4, remove one Broken Bond token. On a result of 5-6, remove two Broken Bond tokens. Finally, Breaking the Bonds has one last stipulation: Exodia the Forbidden One can’t be assigned relics or resources.
Remember that while any Broken Bond tokens are on Exodia the Forbidden One’s card, it can’t be targeted, moved, placed, attacked or damaged – but it can target, move, attack or damage opposing characters.
Exodia the Forbidden One’s speed values may seem low to start but its special power, The Bonds are Broken!, help compensate by letting it use Sidestep to move three squares instead of two. The Bonds are Broken! appears on the first six clicks of Exodia the Forbidden One’s dial. Running Shot appears on the last five clicks.
Moving to Exodia the Forbidden One’s attack slot, it starts with values of 13 and Penetrating/Psychic Blast on its first two clicks. Starting with click 4, which is also where Exodia the Forbidden One’s 250-point starting line appears, a three-click run of Pulse Wave takes over for Penetrating/Psychic Blast.
On four of Exodia the Forbidden One’s last five clicks is another special power, Obliterate, which should come in handy against opponents fielding swarm builds. To use Obliterate, give Exodia the Forbidden One a double power action and choose a square within range and line of fire. When you do, Exodia the Forbidden One can use Pulse Wave as a free action as if it occupied the chosen square. If Exodia the Forbidden One targets more than one character in this way, its damage values becomes 3 and is locked.
Exodia the Forbidden One will be a challenge to hit with an opening defense value of 20, but if you do land an attack you’ll have to deal with a special power, The Most Powerful Monster, which lets Exodia the Forbidden One ignore all but one damage to it. The Most Powerful Monster cannot be countered or ignored and alternates with Invincible until Exodia the Forbidden One’s last two clicks, which feature Impervious.
As far as the damage slot goes, Exodia the Forbidden One opens its dial with values of 6 on its first two clicks, and never sees its value drop below 3. Outwit appears on the first five clicks, followed by a five-click run of Probability Control.
At 400 points, Exodia the Forbidden One can hold its own as a one-man army. In larger-point matches, or when played at its 250-point starting line, it has the “Yugi Moto,” Dark, Deity and Mystical keywords for theme team building options.
Thanks for reading! Join us next time for another look at the upcoming HeroClix sets. Until then, keep your dueling hand strong and may your Broken Bond rolls be low!