Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Welcome back to our Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series Three previews! Today we are going to look at the indestructible plasma monster, Revival Jam!
Revival Jam doesn’t have the stats to compete with other figures in dealing damage, but any opponents facing a Revival Jam will quickly realize the sticky situation their teams are in! Revival Jam is a powerful tie-up piece, capable of jamming up some of the strongest characters HeroClix has to offer! Revival Jam has an ideal set of powers for interrupting the opponent’s strategies, prominently featuring Incapacitate, Plasticity, and Shape Change throughout its dial.
Incapacitate allows Revival Jam to further slow down opposing figures. As a bonus, Revival Jam also has a modest 2 range to use with his Incapacitate in case an opposing figure manages to avoid getting stuck next to Revival Jam. Plasticity hinders opposing characters trying to break away and shuts down opposing characters with Hypersonic Speed as they become adjacent to Revival Jam. Revival Jam’s special damage power “Amorphous Body” allows it to use Shape Change on the result of a 4-6, bumping it up to a 50% chance to avoid an attack! On the back half of the dial, Revival Jam switches to regular Shape Change to continue avoiding opposing attacks and one click of Regeneration to heal back up.
Beyond its printed dial, Revival Jam has another key power, its Regenerative Body trait. This trait allows Revival Jam to reform when it gets KO’d. Here’s how Regenerative Body works: when Revival Jam is KO’d, place a Special marker in the square that Revival Jam occupied when it was KO’d and turn Revival Jam’s dial to click 5. Then, at the beginning of each turn, heal Revival Jam of 1 damage. When Revival Jam is healed up to click 1, it comes back onto the map where the Special marker was placed. So, in four turns (two rounds) Revival Jam will be revived and ready to absorb more damage. As an added bonus, opponents only score points for Revival Jam the first time it is KO’d, so your opponents won’t be able to increase their point scores by repeatedly defeating Revival Jam.
Revival Jam is a great piece for just about any team, but it has the Marik Ishtar and Water keywords for themed team building. Specifically, Revival Jam can team up with several Water keyword characters from Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One to control the tide of battle. Catapult Turtle can use Launch Catapult to place Revival Jam near an opposing character with a free close or ranged combat attack to boot. Suijin’s Water Defense special damage power can decrease Revival Jam’s attack to increase its defense by the amount of action tokens it has. Finally, Mother Grizzly’s Motherly Protection trait gives adjacent friendly characters Toughness so Revival Jam can soak up some more damage before having to use its own trait.
With this slimy monster explored, be sure to join us again later this week as we look at more Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series Three figures!