Greetings HeroClix Fans!
It’s time for another HeroClix preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man set! The terror of the Ancients rains havoc down on the Spider-Verse! Morlun has returned, and he’s hungry indeed. Weighing in at 200 pts, The Devourer of Spider-Totems is an intimidating force to behold on the map!
Starting with traits, we have Draining Your Life… which, as a vampire, starts Morlun on click #4 of his dial. It also allows him to place the Slash marker on a target that he damages with a close attack. The Slash token then deals 1 penetrating damage when the attached character is given an action token and is removed when they heal or clear their action tokens. His second trait …To Feed Mine, grants him a very tasty Steal Energy upgrade. Not only does it follow the standard rules for Steal Energy, it also allows him to heal 2 clicks when he damages a character that has the Animal or Spider-Man Family keywords. On top of that, it also allows Morlun to heal when a character is damaged by his Slash marker, letting him to heal past hit starting click. Yikes!
Now onto the main dial, he starts off on click #4 with Charge, Super Strength, Impervious and Empower, allowing him to get where he needs to be and dish out damage rather quickly with a printed damage of 4 and potentially more with an object using Super Strength. Having Indomitable helps greatly with the set up. Going further down the dial, we see that he ends up with Invulnerability and Exploit Weakness for a few clicks with the movement special Appearing Anywhere in the Multiverse the Totems Are. This gives him the use of Phasing/Teleport and Sidestep. You may also give Morlun a free action and place him adjacent to an opposing character within 8 squares if they have the Animal or Spider-Man Family keywords, really setting them up for a world of hurt. When things are looking bad, he ends up with Stealth and the classic healing power Regeneration to try to get him back into fighting form.
On the flip side, if the tides are in his favor, look out! Once he heals past that starting line, Morlun gets scary fast. At full dial, the monster is free with Hypersonic Speed, Precision Strike, Invincible and a whopping 6 printed damage. Having a total of 10 clicks ensures your opponent will have a long, hard fight to drop this beast to the nether realms for good.
Having a powerhouse that can sustain itself with multiple ways to heal and deal damage is a rare blessing. Using the right supporting cast can turn Morlun into a living nightmare for your opponent and send a chill up their spine. With his long list of generic keywords: Animal, Brute, Cosmic, Monster, and Mystical, building a good team should be pretty easy.
That’s all for today, HeroClix fans! Stay tuned as we continue to preview more of Spider-Man’s allies and villains from the Marvel HeroClix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man! And look to the WizKids Information Network (WIN) to find tournaments and Release Day events near you!
Until next time, keep your dice on the table!