Greetings, HeroClix fans, and welcome to another team building study for the Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP Event! Today, we’re switching gears a bit to the Anti-Registration side of things, and looking at three heroes of the future from the Young Avengers!
Our first member of the team is part Kree, part Skrull, and 100% Avenger – Hulkling! An indomitable 90-point piece, Hulkling is a vicious attacker with a wide array of powers and abilities that really help him shine. He starts with two traits, the first of which is called Defend Billy, No Matter What. This trait states that adjacent friendly characters named Wiccan can use Mastermind, but only to transfer damage to Hulkling. His second trait, called Alien Physiology, allows Hulkling to use Shape Change. Additionally, adjacent friendly characters with the Young Avengers keyword modify their defense values by +1! Hulkling has a tremendous mix of standard powers throughout his dial, including Charge, Sidestep, Flurry, Super Strength, Blades/Claws/Fangs, Invulnerability, Toughness, Regeneration, Close Combat Expert, and Empower. He also has a special power called Grow Wings and Get Out on his final 3 clicks of movement that grants Hulkling the Flier combat symbol, as well as Improved Movement – Ignores Characters!
Of course, inseparable from Hulkling is his loving boyfriend, Wiccan. A 90-point piece with a range of five squares, Wiccan is designed to support, transport, and assist his fellow Young Avengers in any way possible. Starting with his trait Teleporting the Young Avengers, we see that Wiccan can use the Carry ability – and, when he does, he may carry up to five characters if they all have the Young Avengers keyword! He possesses only three standard powers – Phasing/Teleport, Energy Shield/Deflection, and Probability Control – but he makes up for that with three special powers. The first, appearing on his first three clicks of attack is called Mystical Tutelage, which allows Wiccan the ability to use the Mystics team ability! His second, appearing on his final three clicks of defense, is called Defensive Spells, allowing Wiccan the option to use Barrier, Energy Shield/Deflection, and Toughness. Finally, on his first two clicks of damage, Any Spell You Need grants Wiccan the ability to use Outwit, Perplex, Probability Control, and Support!
Lastly, we have the powerhouse of the Young Avengers team, the daughter of the Ant-Man, Stature! An 80-point piece with 8 clicks of life, Stature is your team’s front line attacker, ready to charge in and mix it up! To begin, Stature has two traits – the first is called Pushing Myself Larger, which states that, at the beginning of your turn, you may have Stature gain the Colossal combat symbol, modifying her attack value by +1 this turn. However, if you do, at the end of your turn you’ll need to deal her 1 unavoidable damage. Additionally, she has a second trait called I’ve Decided to Change Sides. This trait says that at the beginning of the game, choose either Anti-Registration or Pro-Registration. Then, once per game, at the beginning of your turn, you may choose again – Stature modifies her attack value by +1 when attacking opposing characters with the most recently chosen keyword! She also has a solid mix of standard powers, including Charge, Plasticity, Super Strength, Toughness, Willpower, Barrier, and Close Combat Expert!
The Young Avengers were the next line of heroes for the Marvel Universe and we feel we’ve represented the team well by grouping these characters together. How about you? Let us know your ultimate Marvel HeroClix: Civil War team, and share it with us on Social Media! Visit the WizKids Info Network to find Civil War events near you. Until next time, shapechange for the win!