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Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set

Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set- Giant-Man

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Today we take a look at the largest figure found in the Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set, in terms of base size and point values.  Standing on a 2-square by 2-square base and with four starting lines, Giant-Man is formidable on his own but also works well as a teammate.

Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set- Giant-Man

Giant-Man can be played as high as 300 points and as low as 50 points. His point values make it easy to insert him into the lineup of just about any team you wish, or play him as a one-man army at his highest point value!

Giant-Man has the Morph: Many Identities trait possessed by other characters in the Ant-Man Box Set which allows you to swap him out for a figure that may be more useful to you.  Because of Giant-Man’s higher point values, you’ll have to use his blue click numbers when replacing him through the Morph: Many Identities trait.

Morph: Many Identities is one of three traits Giant-Man possesses.  His second trait is Giant Ant, which lets him replace an Ant Swarm bystander token next to him when Giant-Man is brought into the game through a Morph ability.  The third trait, Grow to Any Size, lets Giant-Man punch opponents from two squares away and carry his teammates by using the Giant Reach ability.

Moving to Giant-Man’s dial, he starts with a pair of special powers that lets him hit multiple opponents and shows off his smart, scientific side.  The first special power, Brilliant on the Battlefield, is scattered throughout Giant-Man’s attack track and lets him attack twice by using FlurryBrilliant on the Battlefield also lets Giant-Man take away an opponent’s power or ability via Outwit.  Additionally, if he uses Outwit on an opponent and it takes damage this turn, Giant-Man can use Outwit a second time.

The second special power, Flatten You, Villains!, is found only on Giant-Man’s first four clicks in the damage slot but complements Brilliant on the Battlefield by letting him use Perplex to boost or lower a combat value on a friendly or opposing character.  Flatten You, Villains! also lets Giant-Man use Quake to damage all adjacent opponents and potentially knock them back.  (Don’t forget that the Grow to Any Size trait lets Giant-Man punch from two squares away!)

When Giant-Man isn’t using Flatten You, Villains!, he has Empower to boost the damage values of his teammates when they punch enemy figures.  To help Giant-Man get into battle quickly, he uses either Charge or Sidestep.  Finally, Giant-Man protects himself by using Impervious to potentially shrug off any damage dealt to him.  He then switches to Invulnerability and Toughness as he gets deeper into his dial.  Mid-way through his dial Giant-Man picks up Invincible before closing things out with the return of Toughness.

Like all the characters in the Ant-Man Box Set, Giant-Man has the Avengers and Scientist keywords to use when designing themed teams.  Giant-Man brings strong attack, damage and defense values to the table, along with a fun set of powers that lets him hold his own in a fight.  Giant-Man’s speed values are somewhat average but his larger base size means he can still get across a map and into the opposing force’s face fairly quickly!

That’s all for this peek at the Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set!  Visit your Friendly Local Game Store to pick up your ‘Clix today. Stay tuned as we reveal characters from other exciting HeroClix releases in the days and weeks to come!

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Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set

Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set- Wasp

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Not every hero is lucky enough to be the focus of their own HeroClix set.  But Hank Pym can count himself among the fortunate as he’s the star of the Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set, which features six versions of the Avengers’ scientist supreme from different periods of his heroic career.  Today, we take a look at a costumed identity Hank Pym adopted after the death of his ex-wife, Janet Van Dyne.  Please welcome the Wasp!

Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set- Wasp

Wasp can be played at either 100 or 50 points, with his 50-point starting line appearing on click 4.  We’ve previously shown you several characters from our upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline Organized Play series that possess the Morph: Many Identities trait.  Wasp and the other characters in the Ant-Man Box Set also have this trait, which gives players even more options for swapping figures.

Additionally, Wasp has two more traits, Ant Swarm and Go Spy For MeAnt Swarm allows you to place an Ant Swarm bystander token in an adjacent square when Wasp is brought into the game through a Morph ability.  Go Spy For Me upgrades those Ant Swarm bystanders by letting them use Stealth, the Flight ability, and modifies their speed values by +3.

Wasp has a range of five squares and two targets.  He also has an Improved Targeting ability called Infrared Goggles, which lets him ignore hindering terrain when drawing lines of fire.

Moving on to Wasp’s dial, his speed track alternates between Running Shot and Sidestep and his speed values are consistent at 7 squares.  Wasp’s attack slot isn’t as consistent:  Three clicks of Energy Explosion with attack values of 10 appear on the front half of the dial.  The back half features two clicks of Blades/Claws/Fangs with another Energy Explosion click sandwiched between.  Energy Explosion makes good use of Wasp’s range and targets since they’re paired with Running Shot on three of the four clicks in which they appear.

Wasp’s damage slot has consistent values of 3 on each click; powerwise, he starts with a click of Leadership, then can help adjacent friendly characters deal more damage with their close combat attacks via EmpowerLeadership returns on Wasp’s last three clicks.  Finally, Wasp starts his dial with Toughness in his defense slot to absorb some damage dealt to him.  Mid-dial Wasp switches to Willpower.  A final click of Regeneration helps him stay in the fight a little longer.

Like all the characters in the Ant-Man Box Set, Wasp has the Avengers and Scientist keywords to make theme team building easy.

That’s all for this sneak peek at the Marvel HeroClix: Ant-Man Box Set!  Stay tuned as we reveal characters from other exciting HeroClix releases in the days and weeks to come!