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Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron SLOP Strategy Article

Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron SLOP- Avengers Strategy Article

Greetings, HeroClix fans!

With the arrival of the  Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline OP event, we wanted to take a step back from our normal previews, and put together an article focused on team building, featuring some of the figures you might not have had a chance to see yet from the first series of booster bricks.

As this is a series of events based around the character Ultron, it’s only logical that his ‘father’, Hank Pym would be a part of the set. In the spirit of Dr. Pym being the creator of Ultron, today we’re going to focus on a team featuring the Avengers keyword!

For team Science Avengers, we start off with Protector, the former Marvel Boy. Playable at 100 points, Protector is six clicks long, and has the Flight ability, with a range of 6 squares with 1 target. His dial, while fairly basic in appearance, has a few notable powers that make him a great team player. To start, he has a special power on his first three clicks called I Am the Protector, which grants him the ability to use Defend and Invulnerability. Coupled with that power, Protector also brings 3 clicks of Probability Control – so sticking him back from frontline attackers means he can share his 18 defense with other ranged attackers, like Hank Pym.

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Played at 50 points, Hank Pym has only 3 clicks of life, but a range of 5 clicks with 1 target, and the ever-important Outwit. In addition to that, he also has a special power called Temporal Fixes for the Age of Ultron, which allows him to use Outwit and Probability Control! Not to be outdone, he also carries two traits, both of which give him distinct advantages. The first, Morph: Many Identities allows you to give Hank a close combat or move action dealing no pushing damage, allowing you to replace him with any character with this trait on the same click number. From this first set of boosters, you’d be able to replace him with Ant-Man and Goliath.

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His second trait, Ultron’s Father, gives teams that feature Hank a distinct advantage given the contents of the first set of boosters. This power allows friendly characters to modify their attack value by +1 when attacking a character with Ultron in their name, if not already modified by this effect. On top of that, opposing characters with Ultron in their name can’t target Hank unless all friendly characters on the map are named Hank Pym. Given that there are 10 figures in this first series of boosters that feature the name Ultron, chances are you’ll be able to take advantage of this trait on more than one occasion.

We cap things off with our team’s heavy hitter, the Black Panther. A stealthy, indomitable move and attack character, Black Panther isn’t a traditional brick for a team, but with the support from Hank Pym and Protector, his hits and attacks should stick more often than not. Couple that with his own clicks of Leadership, Outwit, and Perplex, and this team is designed to work well together in nearly every situation.

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So, there you have it! Our take at a slightly different Avengers team built from characters in the first series of Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron SLOP boosters. As a bonus, it also doubles as a Scientist themed team, so you can go that route and sub in characters like M.O.D.A.M., Black Knight, or Hulk amongst others, but this one felt more natural.  Let us know what you think, and be sure to share what teams you build from your pulls as we move into the Age of Ultron Storyline OP event. Until next time, regen for the win!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Intro to Marvel HeroClix Avengers ID Cards

Avengers ID Cards

 

Check out the latest video featuring our very own Scott explaining the gameplay of the new Avengers ID Cards.  Find them in the upcoming Marvel HeroClix Booster Bricks including: Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble (releasing May 2015) and  Marvel HeroClix: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D (releasing July 2015) set.

With over 50 Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Cards to collect! Play them individually or with the Avengers Round Table resource available through the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline Organized Play events beginning June 2015.

 

For more information on events near you visit the WizKids Event System: http://wizkidseventsystem.com/

 

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Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron

Meet the Avengers: Age of Ultron (Part 2)

Welcome back, HeroClix fans, to the second half of our exciting series of previews for the Marvel HeroClix Avengers: Age of Ultron set, based on the surefire hit of the summer! Last time, we checked in with Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man Mk. 43, and today we’ll be digging deeper into the powers of the other core members of the Avengers – Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk!

Like their fellow Avengers, all three characters come to the battle with the Avengers Initiative team ability, allowing them the advantageous position of ignoring hindering terrain for movement and line of fire. Black Widow and Hawkeye in particular will take great advantage of this, as each comes with a trait that grants them permanent move and attack powers. Hulk, of course, is a rampaging brute, and will make use of the team ability with an entire dial where he’s able to use Charge, but more on that later.

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To kick things off, Black Widow opens with Improved Movement – Ignores Characters, which means that very little will be getting in Natasha’s way as she cuts a path through your opponents’ ranks. She also has a trait called Just Like Budapest All Over Again, which grants her the aforementioned use of Charge. With that, she also has an adjacency bonus with Hawkeye, where each modifies their defense value by +1 when they’re next to each other. In addition to that, she has a special attack power called Escrima Sticks and Widow Stings that really showcases her fluid fighting style, granting her the use of both Incapacitate and Quake. Finally, her special damage power, The Deadly Widow, states that she can use Close Combat Expert. With that, however, is this bonus – if she has no action tokens, she can either choose to activate it as a close combat action, or she may instead modify her attack value by an additional +1 when using it!

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Her partner in all things espionage, Hawkeye, has a very similar structure to Black Widow. Being an expert marksman, he begins with Improved Targeting – Ignores Characters. Coupling with Natasha’s trait, Clint has one called You and I Remember Budapest Very Differently, which grants him a full dial of Running Shot. Much like Black Widow, he also has a qualifying bonus when adjacent to her, in which both Hawkeye and Black Widow modify their attack by +1 when they’re fighting side by side. He also has a special attack power called Explosive Arrows, which grants him the use of Energy Explosion, as well as Improved Targeting – Ignores Blocking Terrain, with the additional bonus of destroying any blocking terrain along the line of fire to the target. To close him out, he also has a special damage power called The Deadly Hawk, which grants him the use of Ranged Combat Expert. He also gains the same option as Black Widow does, wherein if he has no action tokens, he may either activate the power as a ranged combat action, or may instead modify his attack value by an additional +1 when using it.

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Finally, we come to the SMASHing monster of the Avengers, the incredible Hulk! An indomitable force of destruction, Hulk can be run at either 250 points or 150 points. Right off the bat, he begins with a trait called Enormous Green Rage Monster, which gives Hulk both Battle Fury and Super Strength. With that, however, comes a major bonus – whenever he is the target of an attack, you will place a Rage token on his card. You are then able to give Hulk a free action, and you may choose a combat value. For each Rage token you remove from his card, you will increase the value of Movement, Attack, or Defense by 1 until your next turn. If you’d like to increase his damage, you will instead have to remove 2 Rage tokens to increase that by 1. He’s truly a force of nature, and these Rage tokens will make him an even more deadly force of destruction for your team!

Hulk also has an array of special powers that take advantage of both his trait and team ability. On movement, he has a power called Hulk SMASH! that grants him the use of Charge. However, when using it, he doesn’t have to cut his movement value in half – and moving 8, 9, or 10 squares across the map to attack while ignoring hindering terrain is a deadly combination! In addition to that, he has a special damage power called You’re Making Hulk Angry! This is a stop click power, triggered on three separate occasions. When this power appears, you will stop turning the dial and roll a d6 that can’t be rerolled. On a 1-2, you will turn the dial to click 11. On 3-4, you’ll stay on that click, and on a 5-6, you can choose to stay or go to click 11. That 11th click is a powerful one, and gives Hulk a special defensive power called Raging Out! This powers allows for him to use Impervious and Improved Movement – Ignores and Destroys Blocking Terrain as he moves through it. In addition to that, after rolling for Impervious, if Hulk would take damage, he instead removes a Rage token for each click of damage that Hulk would take. If he takes more damage than the number of Rage tokens on his card, he’s KO’d.

That closes out the previews for the Marvel HeroClix Avengers: Age of Ultron movie starter set! Be sure to pick this up and to be on the lookout for both the hobby shop and mass-market exclusive gravity feed sets – each has 5 exclusive dials available only in those locations! Until then, keep clixin’!

 

 

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Meet the Avengers: Age of Ultron (Part 1)

Greetings HeroClix fans, and welcome to the first of our exciting previews from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix Avengers: Age of Ultron set, based upon this summer’s upcoming blockbuster! Over the next couple of days, we’ll be diving into the six figures from the movie starter set, today focusing on three signature Avengers – Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man Mk. 43!

As is tradition with the characters represented in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all three characters come equipped with the Avengers Initiative team ability, which ensures that hindering terrain won’t be an issue when moving or drawing lines of fire – and with a range of 8 squares for Thor and a range of 7 squares with 2 targets for Iron Man, you’ll be able to fire off shots from all over the map without fear of Stealth derailing your attack. And don’t think Captain America misses out – sure, he has a range of 0 squares, but he can really take advantage of both Sidestep and Charge without having to concern himself with finding a path around hindering terrain.

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Each of these characters comes with the standard powers you’d expect them to have, but we wanted to jump in a bit deeper with their special powers. Captain America, for example, begins with a trait called Shield Toss. Again, he has a range of 0 squares, but his trait states that whenever Cap makes a close combat attack, all squares within 6 squares and line of fire are considered adjacent. Steve also comes with a special power over the majority of his dial on damage called Heart of the Avengers. This power states that he can use Leadership, and may choose to use it normally, or as a power action. If it is used as a power action and is successful, he may in turn remove an action token from all friendly characters with the Avengers keyword within 6 squares!

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Up next, we have the Asgardian God of Thunder, Thor, who has a versatile dial that can be played at either 150 or 100 points. The Odinson, of course, is armed with a mythical hammer, which is represented by his trait The Might of Mjolnir.  This trait states that when Thor makes an attack, you have the choice of if that attack generates knock back or not. While a relatively straightforward effect, its advantages are numerous – will that knock back of 4 squares take your opponent over the edge of a mountain, or slam them into a wall? Thor also has a special power over three clicks of his speed, called Bring the Hammer Down, which allows him to use Charge and Quake. When he uses Charge, you have the choice to not halve his speed value from it, but if you do, he may only activate Quake with the close combat action.

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Where things get exciting and a bit more complex is with the billionaire playboy philanthropist Iron Man Mk. 43. To start, Tony brings a trait called The House Party Protocol. Once per game, this trait allows Iron Man Mk. 43 to be given a power action that doesn’t deal pushing damage. You’ll then be allowed to bring in an Iron Legion figure (from the gravity feed of the Marvel HeroClix Avengers: Age of Ultron set) from outside of the game, and place it in a square adjacent to Tony on its red starting line. This is only a temporary benefit, however – the first time the Iron Legion takes damage, it’s removed from the game, and your opponent scores no points for its defeat. Iron Man Mk. 43 also kicks in the afterburners with his speed special power called Sometimes You Have to Run Before You Can Walk. This power states that Iron Man Mk. 43 can use Running Shot, and when he does, his speed value doesn’t get cut in half from its use.

Each of these characters brings something a little bit different to the table, with Captain America and Thor having indomitable dials that encourage pushing. In addition to that, each has a wide array of keywords, both generic and named, that will make them very versatile when branching out from just this starter set.

So, there you have it! Our first three characters from the Marvel HeroClix Avengers: Age of Ultron starter set! Be sure to stop by soon as we check in with the next three members of the Avengers. Until then, push for the win!

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Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men Announcement!

 

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Greetings Dice Masters Fans!

We realize that a lot of people are having a difficult time finding Starter Sets. While you wait for the reprint, we have tried to provide a temporary solution that was suggested by several retailers.

At this link you can find a PDF to help you print proxy cards that you’ll need to play the game (the basic action cards). Normally, you would use special dice included in the Starter Set but we’ve put a lookup chart to let you use regular six sided dice (D-6s) and with some boosters and the rulebook you will at least get to experience some of what the game has to offer.

We realize this isn’t a perfect solution, but it should help to tide players over until Starter Sets are more readily available. We want to make sure that as many people as possible can get a chance to experience Marvel Dice Masters with as little of a wait as possible, and for now there are Boosters still available in the marketplace. We do plan on updating you in the coming weeks about the process of bringing additional starters over and when they will be available.

We appreciate your enthusiasm and desire to be among the first people to experience Marvel Dice Masters!

 

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Important Release Date Announcement!

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Greetings WizKids Games Retailers and Fans,

In the interest of keeping everyone abreast of the latest information, there will be a delay in delivery for some upcoming WizKids Games products.  We are adjusting the release dates for the following products:

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Pathfinder Battles: Reign of Winter 8-Ct Booster Brick  – SKU 71459:

  • The original release date was June TBD.  The new release date will be 4 June 2014

Pathfinder Battles: Reign of Winter Case Incentive Piece  – SKU 71461:

  • The original release date was June TBD.  The new release date will be 4 June 2014

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Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men Month One Storyline Organized Play (OP) Kit – SKU 71624:

  • The original release date was 27 May 2014.  The new release date will be 11 June 2014.
    (This move is geared towards synching up the release of the Month One OP Kit with the next wave of available Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men product.)  

By informing everyone of these release schedule changes as soon as possible, our hope is to minimize as much confusion as we can.  We regret any inconvenience these delays may cause, and retailers should re-schedule their Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men Month One events or other applicable events accordingly.  
 
As always, thank you for your continued support.  
 
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WizKids Games Announces Restock of Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs X-Men!

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Greetings from WizKids!

Firstly we would just like to say thank you to everyone who has made Marvel Dice Masters a critical success. For those of you who could not attend the GAMA Trade Show, Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs X-Men was met with an overwhelming response at the show. Again, we cannot thank everyone enough.

We here at WizKids have seen an overwhelmingly positive response to Marvel Dice Masters, with the first release selling above expectations! Due to the high demand for more inventory, we are pleased to announce that we are reprinting Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs X-Men. This Marvel Dice Masters:Avengers vs X-Men restock will be available in May-June 2014, so be sure to place your order with your sales rep soon, as we expect this new print run sell quickly as well!   

Capitalizing on the incredible success of Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs X-Men, we are pleased to announce the second set of Marvel Dice Masters, The Uncanny X-Men! Marvel Dice Masters: The Uncanny X-Men features fan favorites like Wolverine, Magneto, Cyclops, Iceman, Psylocke, the Sentinels and MORE! With gameplay that supports two players in epic dice battles, Marvel Dice Masters: The Uncanny X-Men will be available in both starter sets (MSRP $14.99) and foil pack boosters (MSRP $0.99) in stores everywhere Fall 2014. 

Marvel Dice Masters brings Collectible Dice Building to the tabletop with an all-new head-to-head competitive game. Dice Masters is an all-new cross-brand offering designed by Michael Elliott and Eric M. Lang, which utilizes WizKids Games’ proprietary Dice Building Game platform where players collect and assemble their “team” of character dice and battle it out on the tabletop. Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men has already met with positive responses resulting in a manufacturer sell out. We would like to celebrate by showing off some of the character cards form Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men. (click on image to enlarge)

Set1-ThorMjolnirDeadpoolFor more information be sure to visit the Dicemasters.com. You can see the full rulebook here, and be sure to check out the How-To-Play video here. Go to the WizKids Event System (WES) and schedule your Marvel Dice Masters events. Take a look at our helpful tournaments page for resources to help plan your event. View the solicitations for the Marvel Dice Masters Avengers vs. X-Men starter set here, and the gravity feed here.  Finally, you can download official image assets here.

 

For inquiries re: Marvel Dice Masters, please contact:
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Marvel HeroClix Avengers vs. X-Men: Cyclops!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Today we kick off dial previews of the AvX X-Men Starter from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Avengers vs. X-Men organized play story line event.  Once you have chosen the X-Men as your force for this event, who better to bring the power of the Phoenix Force under your control than a man who has trained nearly his entire life to defend mutants from a world that both fears and hates them.  The long time leader of the X-Men, Scott Summers, AKA Cyclops!

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Cyclops has an Improved Targeting ability called I Can Still See the Dream, allowing him to ignore blocking terrain for line of fire purposes, and after a range combat attack resolves, destroy any blocking terrain he ignored in that attack, and, to make range combat attacks while adjacent to opposing figures.  Along with his Sharpshooter combat ability, letting him ignore opposing figures for line of fire and target adjacent opposing figures with range combat attacks, unfriendly figures within his 8 range will have a hard time escaping Cyclops’ optic blasts.  The Indomitable combat ability will allow Cyclops to act two turns in a row without fear of pushing damage.

Cyclops can be played at two point costs, 150 and 100 points.  He begins play with two clicks of Running Shot to be able to set himself up to lay down cover fire for his team.  As he is best used with his long 8 range, Energy Shield Deflection will make him harder to hit with range combat attacks.   An opening click of Precision Strike will make sure at least a click of damage is dealt to the most armored of foes as well as ignoring Super Senses and the like.  This is followed by a click of Penetrating/ Psychic Blast to completely ignore whatever damage reducer an opposing figure has.  Cyclops has a special power to kick off the front few clicks of his dial called Let’s Put the World Back On Track.  This special power lets Cyclops use Leadership, and when he does, adjacent friendly characters that share a keyword with him are considered to be a lower point value.  

At this point in Cyclops’ dial is his 100 point starting line.  On it, he has his last click of his Let’s Put the World Back On Track special power.  He also gets Precision Strike back for a couple of clicks, and another special power called Ongoing Optic Blasts.  This power says that Cyclops can use Force Blast and Running Shot.   Additionally, when he uses Running Shot, he can use Force Blast as a free action after actions resolve.  On click four, he sees his first click of Range Combat Expert, allowing him to equal his attack and damage values on his previous click, or just increase one or the other by +2.  Toughness will provide Cyclops some damage reduction for these couple of clicks.

Cyclops closes out his dial with a run of Force Blast, letting him take a power action to roll a d6 and knock an adjacent opposing figure back the result, or just add knock back to a successfully hit figure.   He also gains a couple of clicks of Enhancement to increase the damage dealt by friendly adjacent figures for their range attacks.  For his own damage dealing, he has a click of Penetrating/ Psychic Blast in his attack slot and a closing click of Range Combat Expert.  Defensively, Cyclops has another run of Energy Shield Deflection to increase his defense against range attacks, and a closing click of Toughness.

Cyclops, as well as all of the figures in the AvX X-Men Starter, can be attached to the T002 X-Men team base that will be a month 4 participation prize for all players who selected the X-Men as their team for this event.  When Cyclops is attached to the X-Men team base, it can use Leadership, and on a result of 6, it can remove an action token from itself.

That is all we have for today.  Be sure to check back next week as we reveal more from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Avengers vs. X-Men organized play story line event.  Until then, keep your Clix off their K.O.’s!

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WizKids Games Announces Marvel HeroClix: Avengers vs. X-Men!

AvX_Wizkids_logoGreetings HeroClix Fans!

Things heat up this winter as the ultimate battle for the fate of the Earth begins as Marvel Comics’ successful Avengers vs. X-Men  (AvX) storyline event comes to the tabletop thanks to HeroClix!  Players will need to choose if they stand with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers, or with the Children of the Atom, the X-Men, in four exciting monthly events in this latest HeroClix Storyline Organized Play event!

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In addition to highly desirable competitive prizes exclusive to this Organized Play program, each month participating players can add to their very own collection of the Phoenix Force! Along with the Phoenix Force resource dial, players will collect five Phoenix Force Fragments in order to combine them all into one incredible source of power.  Wield the might of the Phoenix Force in HeroClix!

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So how does one get started? Firstly, two Marvel HeroClix Starter products: AvX – Avengers Starter and AvX – X-Men Starter, kick off the program in November.  Players will select one starter and use the contents to build teams throughout the 4-month program.  All of the figures in these Starters are SwitchClix, which will become very relevant as the AvX Storyline event unfolds.

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Each Marvel HeroClix: AvX starter will include six figures, maps, the HeroClix Powers and Abilities Card and Core Rulebook – everything that players have come to expect from HeroClix starters.  However, also included in each starter will be team specific action tokens and custom dice! Show your team pride each month when you play in your store’s AvX events with these fantastic elements!

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Beginning in December, players will fight for their chosen team; will they defend the earth from the threat of the Phoenix Force alongside the Avengers? Or will they instead fight for the future of Mutant-kind with the X-Men? Each month players will select one or more figures from the starter associated with their chosen team, and construct a HeroClix force around their chosen figure(s).

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As with prior Storyline OP events, AvX rewards participation as well as competitive play; monthly participation prizes allow players to collect fragments of the powerful Phoenix Force HeroClix resource.

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That’s not all! During months 2 and 3, players will also receive special participation prizes: Limited Edition figures corresponding to whichever team they’ve chosen to fight alongside!

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In month 4 participating players also receive an exclusive Team Base (also corresponding to whichever team they’ve selected to play with).  This Team Base is compatible with the figures from their Starter product as well as a few other goodies found in the Avengers vs. X-Men storyline event!

Competitive Prizes include fan-favorites such as the time travelling warrior Cable, as well as the mutant Hope in all her White Phoenix glory, and more!

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The Grand Prize in Month Four is a colossal HeroClix figure, Dark Phoenix Cyclops! This incredible HeroClix figure represents the leader of the X-Men corrupted by the absolute power of the Phoenix Force (based upon the climactic events in the Marvel Comics AvX limited series), and it is dauntingly powerful while standing menacingly on the battlefield at several inches tall!

So sharpen your claws and ready your optic blasts: Avengers vs. X-Men is coming your way this winter and nothing will be the same again!