Greetings HeroClix Fans!
It’s time for a final HeroClix preview from the Marvel HeroClix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man set, releasing today! We have a character who donned the suit of his once criminal father to redeem his name and help Spider-Man as an ally, Frog-Man!
Weighing in at a very affordable 35 points, he sports a minimalist’s dial with few powers and modest attack and damage values, but Frog-Man has a couple tricks to help you get a jump on the competition. He has Leap/Climb for his entire dial and a high movement value to get him exactly where you need him on the map to make use of his pair of traits. His first trait, Sorry, Bounced Into You Again, Sorry, states that Frog-Man is not dealt knock back damage and he can also, as a free action, knock himself back 4 squares in a straight vertical or horizontal line. If his path is stopped by another character, that character is then knocked back two squares. When using this trait Frog-Man himself is not being knocked back from a particular direction like he normally would be when attacked, instead you just pick which direction and go from there. His second trait, Uh….I Meant To Do That. Don’t Look So Astonished makes his ability to knock back characters at will very useful. When a character is KO’d by knock back damage from knock back generated by Frog-Man, after actions resolve all opposing characters within 4 squares of where the KO’d character last occupied are given an action token. Remember, characters are dealt 1 knock back damage for hitting a wall or blocking terrain and are dealt 2 for being knocked off of elevated terrain. So this Spider-Man Family keyword ally can hop around the map, knocking characters back at will and adding action tokens to foes when he causes a character to be KO’d with his haphazard leaping shenanigans. Alternatively, you could use his knock back to bump friendly characters into better positions for attack or out of danger from opposing characters. Defensively, Frog-Man has Toughness to start with and switches over to Super Senses after taking a hit to keep him jumping for a long as possible.
That’s all for today, HeroClix fans! Stay tuned as we continue to showcase Spider-Man’s allies and villains from the Marvel HeroClix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man! And look to the WizKids Info Network (WIN) to find tournaments and Release Day events near you!
Until next time, prob those snake eyes!