Greetings HeroClix Fans!
It’s time for another HeroClix preview, from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man Set! Today, we have a character that has always been a ‘tall order’ for Spider-Man and his allies to battle with, Stilt-Man!
After stealing designs for a hydraulic ram system from his employer, engineer Wilbur Day began his criminal career facing the likes of Spider-Man and Daredevil as Stilt-Man.
Starting at 50 points, Stilt-Man has a short dial but he has a lot of utility. His trait Extendable Legs lets you add physical Leg Extensions to him! He starts the game with a Leg Extension on his sculpt and, for 5 points each, you can add more. If he has at least 2 Leg Extensions, he gains the Giant symbol and if he has 4 or more, he has the Colossal symbol. These additional Leg Extensions are useful because they trigger his two other abilities. His trait I Know This May Sound Funny… But I Can’t Feel My Legs, allows him to avoid taking damage by instead removing a Leg Extension and rolling a die that cannot be re-rolled. On a 4-6, he takes no damage, but on a 1-3 roll, Stilt-Man must take one unavoidable damage. He also has a Colossal Retaliation special damage power that we have seen before in HeroClix that he can use while he has 4 or more Leg Extensions. Colossal Retaliation: Hydraulic Leg Smash, gives him the ability to be placed on the map and make a close attack against any character that attacked him or did damage to a friendly character on the opponent’s previous turn as a free action. Dial-wise, he has respectable and consistent combat values for his point cost, including 3 damage for his whole dial. He has Force Blast, Quake, and Toughness on all of his clicks which can make use of his Giant Reach when he has the Giant or Colossal symbols. He also has the Sinister Syndicate team ability allowing him to share his attack value with certain friendly characters, or perhaps borrow a higher value from them.
Stilt-Man has been known to team up with other villains to further their nefarious criminal schemes. He even worked with the government to earn his redemption during the Civil War between earth’s heroes, though the Punisher ensured that didn’t last too long. His history in the comics also gives him the Pro-Registration, Sinister Syndicate, and Armor keywords.
Each Stilt-Man figure also comes with two sets of Leg Extensions! Additional Leg Extensions can be added to him by collecting more Stilt-Man figures, making it convenient that he is a common rarity piece.
That’s all for today, HeroClix fans! Stay tuned as we continue to preview more of Spider-Man’s allies and villains from Marvel HeroClix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man!
Until next time, just roll with the knock back.