Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble- Black Widow & Goliath

Greetings, HeroClix fans, and welcome to a special peek at some of the incredible Chase figures we have coming up in the Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble set! Throughout the history of the Avengers, many heroes have come and gone, and many have been a part of the team under a variety of guises and power sets. Hank Pym could field the starting 5 of a basketball team on his own! In the spirit of these heroes taking on different identities, our chases explore some of the signature alternate appearances of some of the most popular members of the team! Today, we’re going to take a look at the alternate identities of two Secret Avengers, Black Widow and Hawke…er…we mean, Goliath!

 Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble- Goliath

Goliath is a 98 point indomitable behemoth, who has the unique ability via his trait Baack to the Blond-Haired Bowslinger Named Hawkeye! to switch between his gargantuan likeness and the more familiar purple duds of everyone’s favorite avenging archer. This can be done via free action, as long as the replacement is named Hawkeye of equal or less points. The character in question gets placed on their same click number minus 3, to a minimum of 1.  He also has a couple of signature special powers of someone of giant size, one on his attack called Growing Larger, which allows Goliath the ability to use Quake. Additionally, when he makes a close combat attack, all characters within 4 squares and line of fire are considered adjacent! Coupled with that for two clicks is his special damage power Ground Squash, which states that characters hit by his attacks can’t automatically break away, in addition to modifying their break away rolls by -1 until your next turn! He’s not afraid to put the boot down and put enemies in their place! Goliath also comes with a myriad of other powers you’d expect from a giant sized character, including Charge, Super Strength, and Invulnerability, amongst others.

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble- Black Widow Chase

Black Widow eschews her normal archetype with her Asgardian form, hoisting mighty Mjolnir in an attempt to drive back the oncoming storm! First appearing in What If? Age of Ultron #3, this version of the Black Widow is amped up to 11 (on her attack at least!), with the powers of a Norse god to go along with her already brilliant tactical mind. To start, she’s a 200-point indomitable powerhouse, sporting a range of 7 squares with 2 targets. She has a trait called Dark Clouds & Dirty Tricks, which grants her the continued use of Stealth. In addition to that, she can also be given a free action, allowing her to place 2 hindering terrain markers – one in the square she currently occupies, and another within range and line of fire. These two markers will remain on the map until she uses this ability to place markers again. She also has a special defensive power called We’re the Sacrifice – We Will Save the Rest of the Universe granting her Combat Reflexes and Toughness. And, when any other friendly character is KO’d by an opposing character, you may then heal Black Widow of 2 clicks of life.

Truly, the Black Widow in possession of the hammer of Thor is a terrifying force for enemies of the Avengers to oppose! Running Shot, Energy Explosion, Invincible, and Ranged Combat Expert represent her godlike powers, alongside many others. In addition to both Asgardian and Avengers themed teams, Black Widow can also be a part of a Deity or Spy themed team.

That’s it for today, HeroClix fans! Stay tuned, as we’ll be diving deeper into the chases for the Avengers Assemble set soon!

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Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble- The Hood

Welcome back, HeroClix fans to another great preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble set! Locking our targets squarely on the more villainous side of the map, today we’re diving deep on one of the most influential and dangerous men in the Marvel Universe, a figure that has long been requested to be remade, The Hood!

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble- The Hood

The Hood can be played at two point values, 70 points or 220 points. The 70-point dial begins at click one, and is KO’d when you cross the red KO line, whereas the 220-point Infinity Gem wielding version of the character is 10 clicks of destruction. He is also in possession of Improved Movement – Ignores Elevated Terrain, which means The Hood should be able to move around maps that make use of multiple levels and elevations with relative ease.

The first half of his dial, as mentioned, is a stealthier version of The Hood, a representation of the character more apt to hiding in the shadows and picking his shots. To show this, he has a special power called Invisible When I Hold My Breath, allowing The Hood to use both Sidestep and Stealth. Along with that, if The Hood has no action tokens, lines of fire can’t be drawn to him by opposing characters 3 or more squares away. To go along with that power, The Hood also brings Precision Strike, Willpower, Energy Shield/Deflection, and Ranged Combat Expert.

Where things start to get infinitely more powerful, however, is when The Hood crosses the red KO line. Starting at click 6, The Hood begins to show his strength and mastery of all of the Infinity Gems. Special powers like Using My Reality Gem to Assemble the Gauntlet which allows The Hood to use Probability Control during your turn, or Using the Gems to Keep Myself Alive which grants him Impervious, and also functions as a non-ignorable stop click. With all this comes powers like Stealth, Mind Control, Perplex, Close Combat Expert, and Phasing/Teleport.

The Hood possesses the Mystics team ability, and can be played on Initiative, Maggia, and Mystical themed teams. And no matter what role you have him fill – either as the 70 point mosquito that is constantly hidden, or the 220 point monster that runs the board – we don’t think you’ll be disappointed with his performance.

That’s all for today, HeroClix fans! Be sure to join us next time as we continue Assembling Avengers!

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Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble- Immortus

Greetings HeroClix fans, and welcome to another preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble set! Today, we dive headfirst into the time stream to explore the villainy of Nathaniel Richards, the future despot, Immortus!

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble- Immortus

A being of immense power and knowledge, Immortus has a trait that symbolizes his ability and desire to reset the board when a battle isn’t going his way. Master of the Time Stream is a once per game double power action that allows you to remove all action tokes from other characters of an equal or lower point value. Now, there is risk with this reward, as it’s not just friendly characters that will have their tokens removed, so plan accordingly!

To go along with that trait, Immortus possesses a number of powers across his 8 click dial that really make him a formidable opponent. With powers like Phasing/Teleport, Running Shot, Super Senses, Outwit, and Probability Control amongst others, Immortus is already geared for major board control and damage potential, and that’s even before you explore his lone special power.

Appearing on four clicks of his Damage, the power And I Know the Past states that Immortus can use Outwit, Probability Control, and Shape Change. And, while those powers alone are wonderful to have, Immortus brings a small bonus to the mix – namely, whenever an opposing character uses Probability Control, that character is dealt 1 unavoidable damage after actions resolve!

Immortus can be played on themed teams possessing the Council of Kangs, Future, Past, or Ruler keywords. He’s also in possession of the Masters of Evil and Minions of Doom team abilities, so pairing him up with characters in possession of advantageous copyable team abilities will really leverage his design. And, at 8 range, you can keep him a little farther back from the main combat, choosing instead to maximize his board control and damage capabilities from afar – and then, you can drop the use of his trait, really causing chaos for your opponent.

That’s all for today, ‘Clix fans! Be sure to join us next time for another exciting preview from the world of HeroClix!

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Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble- Manifold

Greetings HeroClix Fans, and welcome back as we bring you another exciting preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble set!  Oh, the places we’ll go with the mutant teleporter known as Manifold!

As one of the Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble set’s Rare characters, Manifold comes into play at 58 points and has a short range of three squares with one target.  Manifold’s role on your force won’t be that of main attacker, although he does have Hypersonic Speed and Precision Strike on his third and fourth clicks to ping away at opponents.  Instead, Manifold’s power set calls for him to be used as a transport for the rest of your force, then settle in and provide support to your team.

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble: Manifold

Manifold’s first, second, and last clicks feature Barrier to shield him (or other friendly members of your force) by throwing up some blocking terrain markers. On Manifold’s first and last clicks he has Telekinesis to move characters or objects around.  Probability Control is found on Manifold’s second and fifth clicks and allows him to force a reroll of an undesirable roll.  On clicks 3 and 4, where Manifold has Hypersonic Speed and Precision Strike, he gains a boost to his defense values against ranged attacks by using Energy Shield/Deflection.  As the Avengers’ “souped-up teleporter,” Manifold’s speed slot features Phasing/Teleport on all but clicks 3 and 4.

The big gun in Manifold’s arsenal is his trait, Portals of Space and Time.  The first sentence of the trait lets Manifold use the Carry ability.  Additionally, when Manifold does, he may carry up to three friendly characters regardless of their combat symbols if they each share a keyword with him.  Manifold has the Avengers and Secret Warriors keywords.  Portals of Space and Time also helps Manifold protect his teammates after he’s carried them.  The third sentence reads:  “When Manifold is given a move action and actions resolve, you may give him a free action and friendly characters adjacent when this action was given modify their defense values by +1 until your next turn.”  Remember, friendly characters must already be adjacent to Manifold when this free action is given in order to gain the +1 to their defense values.

Again, Manifold won’t be your force’s main attacker and his average attack and damage values reflect this.  However, Manifold’s Portals of Space and Time trait should make him a viable choice for many teams to transport other friendly characters into or away from combat.

That’s all for this sneak peek at the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble set!  Stay tuned as we reveal more exciting characters in the days and weeks to come!

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Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble- Trick Shot

Hello HeroClix fans, and welcome to another exciting preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble set! Today, we’re checking in with the brother to the battling bowman Hawkeye – that’s right; it’s everyone’s favorite sharpshooting miscreant, Trick Shot!

 Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble- Trick Shot

Nearly as skilled in archery as his baby brother, Trick Shot is able to target characters attempting to hide in stealth via his Improved Targeting – Ignores Hindering Terrain ability – this is going to come in especially handy when he’s adjacent to characters in stealth, as he can make a ranged combat attack against them with the Sharpshooter ability. And, whenever he targets a character with the Sharpshooter ability or a range value of 7 or higher, his attack and damage values are modified by +1, thanks to his trait Show You Who’s Better.


Offensively, Barney here is the total package, possessing a range of 8 squares with two targets, and abilities ranging from move and attack powers like Running Shot, to offensive powers designed to wreak havoc like Energy Explosion, Penetrating/Psychic Blast, and Ranged Combat Expert. Of course, his prowess with a bow isn’t the only thing that’s kept Barney alive, and defensively he brings Energy Shield/Deflection, Combat Reflexes, and Willpower. He’s also sporting a special power at the top and bottom of his dial on damage called FBI Agent…and Hawkeye’s Brother, which grants Trick Shot the use of Shape Change and Stealth.


Barney can be part of themed teams based around the Dark Avengers, Thunderbolts, and Police, and sports the Masters of Evil team ability. Be sure to leave room on your squad for the always formidable Thunderbolts Additional Team Ability at 8 points per team member with the Thunderbolts keyword!


That’s it for today, HeroClix fans, so be sure to check back next time when we have even more previews from the Avengers Assemble set. Until then, Perplex when you can, Outwit if you must, but always go for the win!

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Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble- Meet Ronin

Greetings HeroClix Fans, and welcome back as we bring you another exciting preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble set!  Today we bring you a character whose identity has been adopted by multiple heroes for times when secrecy was needed.  Please welcome the mysterious Ronin!

A Super Rare in the Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble set, Ronin has a point value of 109 points.  Ronin’s power set makes him ideal for close combat situations but his printed range of 4 squares and 1 target will come in handy against unwary opponents.  Ronin hits the battlefield with an Improved Movement ability called Masterless Samurai, which lets him ignore hindering terrain when he moves.Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble Ronin

Ronin also comes into play with a trait called Need to be Someone Else For a While, which plays off the character’s multiple identities.  Need to be Someone Else For a While makes Ronin a wild card, which means he can use any team ability possessed by any friendly character on the battlefield.  Additionally, if you give Ronin a Free action you may replace him with any character named Blade, Echo, Hawkeye, Moon Knight or Red Guardian.  The replacement character must be of equal or lesser points than Ronin and enters play on the same click number as Ronin.

Moving on to Ronin’s dial, we see that his first two clicks feature the same layout of powers.  Blades/Claws/Fangs is in his attack slot and Exploit Weakness is in his damage slot.

Ronin’s speed slot features one of his two special powers, Ninja TrainingNinja Training lets Ronin use Charge, Flurry and Stealth.  Charge and Flurry are a popular combination in HeroClix and work together with Blades/Claws/Fangs, giving Ronin the potential to dish out a lot of damage from using all three powers.  Stealth makes for a handy power for Ronin since you’ll want to get close to an opponent for attacks while keeping hindered lines of fire to him blocked – and don’t forget that Ronin’s Masterless Samurai Improved Movement ability means he won’t be slowed when he moves through hindering terrain.

Ronin’s second special power, Multi-faceted Hero, appears in his defense slot and lets him use Toughness and Willpower.

Mid-dial, Ronin drops Blades/Claws/Fangs in favor of a three-click run of Precision Strike, and Exploit Weakness steps aside for OutwitBlades/Claws/Fangs returns on Ronin’s last two clicks.  In his speed slot, Ronin ends his dial with Leap/Climb while defensively he uses Super Senses to protect himself before resuming the use of Multi-faceted Hero.

To aid you in themed team-building, Ronin has the Avengers and Martial Artist keywords but makes for a viable addition to many teams with his aggressive power set and combat values.  The key to Ronin’s Need to be Someone Else For a While trait is in knowing when to pull the trigger to replace him with Blade, Echo, Hawkeye, Moon Knight or Red Guardian.

That’s all for this sneak peek at the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble set!  Stay tuned as we reveal more exciting characters in the days and weeks to come!

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Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble: Nova

Greetings HeroClix fans!


Welcome to the first fantastic preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble set!  Today, we have one of the original members of the New Warriors, the interstellar officer of the Nova Corps, Ol’ Bucket Head himself, Nova!

 Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble: Nova

Nova once again brings one of our more popular traits back to the forefront, Share Through the Worldmind.  This trait allows for characters friendly to Nova with the Nova Corps keyword the use of Empower; however, this use of Empower can only affect other friendly characters with the Nova Corps keyword.  With so many characters now possessing that keyword stretching back to the Marvel HeroClix Galactic Guardians set, you’ll be able to construct an incredibly synchronous Nova Corps squad to take advantage of the traits shared by members of the Corps!  And don’t forget the Nova Helmet relic, which grants those holding the relic the Flight ability, Charge, and the Nova Corps keyword!


Coming in at 141 points over seven clicks, Nova is a flying powerhouse, sporting a range of seven squares with two targets.  Nova begins his dial with an 11 movement and Hypersonic Speed, before moving through Running Shot, a return to Hypersonic Speed, before closing out with three clicks of Phasing/Teleport.  Consistent attack values ranging from 11 to 9 are coupled with Energy Explosion at the top of his dial and Penetrating/ Psychic Blast in the middle of his dial, and towards the end.


Defensively, Nova is built to take a few hits, beginning with Invincible, before running down through Invulnerability, Toughness and, finally, a sneaky click of Regeneration that will take your opponent off guard if he’s not paying attention to the Human Rocket.  On his damage, Nova opens with a baseline 4 for his first two clicks, before moving onto 3 damage until his last click, which has 2.  Nova only has one power on his damage, a special ability called The Human Rocket.  This power grants Nova the option to be given a free action, which in turn allows him the use of Improved Movement – Ignores and Destroys Blocking Terrain with a speed value locked at 5.  That movement might not seem like much, but destroying walls and creating either escape points or access points for your forces can be a major game changer!


Aside from the aforementioned Nova Corps keyword, Nova can also be a part of themed teams featuring the Avengers, Cosmic, New Warriors, or Police keywords.  Be sure to make room on your team for ATAs like Avengers Response Unit, Mighty Avengers, or Secret Avengers.  He also brings the Avengers team ability to the table.  We’re sure that with his selection of keywords and smorgasbord of powers, you’ll be able to fit Nova onto a great team!


That’s all for today, Clix fans!  Until next time, empower your allies to victory!

Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron

Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron- Avengers Assemble!


Welcome back, HeroClix fans, to another exciting preview from the countertop display of the Marvel HeroClix Avengers: Age of Ultron set based upon this summer’s upcoming blockbuster! Today, we’re going to dive into what makes the Avengers the premier team in comics and movies!

Each of the members of the Avengers are incredibly powerful – the Hulk, in particular, is a devastating force of SMASH that can destroy robotic automatons without breaking a sweat – but the real reason we’re here is to see how each of these uncanny heroes combine to create a force of immense power!

Each member of the Avengers possesses a trait called Avengers Assemble!, each with a separate but powerful ability that makes this unified team of heroes even more formidable than if they stood on their own – a true force of justice in a world beset by Ultron’s evil! Each of these traits works off of the Avengers attacking their enemies, and each has a qualifier that when the character hits one or more opposing characters with an attack, the opponent can choose a result from one of two options.

Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Iron Man

First up is the head of Stark Industries and the face of the Avengers, everyone’s favorite genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist – that’s right, he is Iron Man! Ever the tinkerer, Tony’s trait allows him to either call in an #002 Iron Legion from outside the game into your starting area, or instead, you’ll be able to modify the defensive value of your friendly characters by +1 until your next turn.  This plays nicely into Tony’s second trait, The House Party Protocol, which allows Iron Man to be given a power action if there are fewer than 4 friendly undefeated characters named Iron Legion on the map – if so, you can place another Iron Legion in your starting area. Sure, while the Iron Legion might not be as well known as Tony’s affable lab robotic sidekick Dum-E, we think you’ll find their firepower more than makes up for their lack of name recognition.

Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Captain America


Next is the heart and soul of the Avengers, the field leader of both the Avengers and Howling Commandos and former S.H.I.E.L.D. operative, Captain America! Ever vigilant in maintaining the safety of his people – remember, this is the man who marched an army of liberated POW’s across occupied Europe – Cap’s first ability option states that you can modify the damage value of a friendly character by +1, or instead, your opponent can decide that all opposing characters modify their attack values by -1 until your next turn.

Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Thor


Verily, upon the horizon, doth come the Odinson himself, the Asgardian Avenger, Thor! The one proven worthy of hefting mighty Mjolnir, Thor’s first option is for your opponent to modify the damage values of all of their characters by -1. Conversely, as the God of Thunder and Storms, Thor’s second ability creates a fog of war for your opponents to have to sift through – the density of the storm summoned by the Thunder God prevents all opposing characters from making a ranged attack until your next turn!

Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Hulk


Of course, any time you involve the cinematic version of the Avengers, you have to prepare yourself for the inevitable threat of the Hulk. A being of pure rage and decimation, Hulk is a being of imminent destruction. When Hulk is involved, your opponent will choose to either deal 1 target character 1 unavoidable damage and give it an action token, or they can choose to give Hulk an Anger token. Similar to how his starter set counterpart uses Rage tokens, this version can use his Anger tokens to avoid the unavoidable damage from pushing with Colossal Stamina, or to increase the result of a Regeneration roll. Truly, Hulk is the strongest one there is!

Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Hawkeye


Providing cover from above in a fight is important, and that role is fulfilled by Hawkeye! A former S.H.I.E.L.D. Operative, Clint Barton is as comfortable with a quip as he is with a bow and arrow. Determined to prove his worth after the events of the first Avengers film, Hawkeye hits his mark by the first half of his trait, in which each hit character is dealt 1 unavoidable damage after actions resolve. With a range of 8 squares and 3 targets, Hawkeye can lay down suppression fire from across the map in support of his avenging brethren. And, if your opponent decides to not take the unavoidable damage and opts for their second option, the relentless rain of arrows from The Deadly Hawk will keep coming, because Hawkeye isn’t given an action token for his previous attack!

Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Black Widow

Finally, we come to the deadly Black Widow, a stealthy loner who is used to fighting in groups and incapacitating her enemies. An infiltrator by nature who strikes and fades into the crowd on instinct, Black Widow’s first ability with her trait shows her capability to disappear after making an attack, as your opponent’s characters won’t be able to attack her until your next turn! On the other side of that, however, is your opponent being able to attack, but not being able to ignore pushing damage until your next turn – this plays nicely with her special power Widow’s Sting, which in the right circumstance allows for Black Widow to use Incapacitate twice as a free action.

So, there you have it – the signature six Avengers from the new Marvel HeroClix Avengers: Age of Ultron movie set! Each of these characters adds something powerful to an Avengers themed team, and can be paired with other Avengers from the set like Nick Fury to make truly unique and powerful squads. Until the next time we meet, let the battle cry be heard – Avengers Assemble!