Hello HeroClix fans, and welcome to another exciting preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble set! Today, we’re checking in with the brother to the battling bowman Hawkeye – that’s right; it’s everyone’s favorite sharpshooting miscreant, Trick Shot!
Nearly as skilled in archery as his baby brother, Trick Shot is able to target characters attempting to hide in stealth via his Improved Targeting – Ignores Hindering Terrain ability – this is going to come in especially handy when he’s adjacent to characters in stealth, as he can make a ranged combat attack against them with the Sharpshooter ability. And, whenever he targets a character with the Sharpshooter ability or a range value of 7 or higher, his attack and damage values are modified by +1, thanks to his trait Show You Who’s Better.
Offensively, Barney here is the total package, possessing a range of 8 squares with two targets, and abilities ranging from move and attack powers like Running Shot, to offensive powers designed to wreak havoc like Energy Explosion, Penetrating/Psychic Blast, and Ranged Combat Expert. Of course, his prowess with a bow isn’t the only thing that’s kept Barney alive, and defensively he brings Energy Shield/Deflection, Combat Reflexes, and Willpower. He’s also sporting a special power at the top and bottom of his dial on damage called FBI Agent…and Hawkeye’s Brother, which grants Trick Shot the use of Shape Change and Stealth.
Barney can be part of themed teams based around the Dark Avengers, Thunderbolts, and Police, and sports the Masters of Evil team ability. Be sure to leave room on your squad for the always formidable Thunderbolts Additional Team Ability at 8 points per team member with the Thunderbolts keyword!
That’s it for today, HeroClix fans, so be sure to check back next time when we have even more previews from the Avengers Assemble set. Until then, Perplex when you can, Outwit if you must, but always go for the win!