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Preview Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series Two

Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Series Two: Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon!

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Greetings HeroClix Fans!

It’s time for another duel with the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series Two set coming to you this year! The first preview for this set is Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon so let’s see if this monster really is the ultimate!

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Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon can be played at either 350 or 250 points. At his 350-point cost, Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon possesses the Wing and Indomitable combat symbols so he can carry a friend into battle and push without consequence as well! For the extra 100 points you get two clicks of life with identical powers on both clicks. Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon starts with Hypersonic Speed with a 10 movement on both clicks, Impervious with a 19 defense, and has Leadership with damage value of 6. He has a range of 8 squares with two targets, which works really well with his special power, Neutron Blast Attack. It states “Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon can use Energy Explosion. When it does, the area of effect includes all untargeted characters within 3 squares and line of fire of one or more hit targets assigned at least 1 damage.” If your opponents, upon seeing characters with Energy Explosion, separate their characters then this puts a dent in their plans.

At his 250-point cost, Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon starts with the same powers on his top click as the 350-point version. On his second click, Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon transitions to Running Shot and Invulnerability but loses Leadership. Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon still has his special Neutron Blast Attack and while it won’t work with Hypersonic Speed, it meshes with Running Shot beautifully! Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon’s last five clicks he has Sidestep and Energy Explosion, so he has the ability to move then attack on every click of his dial and has the ability to use Energy Explosion on every click as well. Every click of Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon’s dial has a damage-reducing defense on every click of his dial, too: Impervious to Invulnerability to Toughness then back to Impervious on his last two clicks. So while Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon’s point cost isn’t cheap, his stats aren’t cheap either.

Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon has a Fusion trait that states when a listed character is adjacent to all other listed characters and hits an opposing character, after actions resolve it may be given a free action to replace these characters with Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon from your sideline. When Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon enters the game in this way, it starts the same number of clicks from its starting line as the character given the action and modifies its combat values by +1. This trait is active even when this character isn’t on the map. So to do this, you can play at 500 or 600 points depending on the build. The Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set has Blue-Eyes White Dragon at 200 points and the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One Starter Set has Blue-Eyes White Dragon at 150 points. Keep one Blue-Eyes White Dragon “behind the lines” to keep him at full health so you can bring Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon in at full health. You also may not want to push when you do this. You will have a larger target attached to you and be stuck for at least one turn without retaliation, but remember the +1 to all stats!

That wraps up this preview of the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series Two set, but don’t yu-go anywhere, because next time we are going to see how big grandma’s eyes and teeth are!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One

Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Series One: Kinetic Soldier!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Our series of previews for the highly anticipated Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One Gravity Feed set has thus far revealed fantastic creatures such as Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Gate Guardian and Firewing Pegasus.  The Kinetic Soldier, the subject of today’s preview, may be a bit more down to earth but can still pack quite a punch and should find its way onto your gaming tables!

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Coming in at 64 points, Kinetic Soldier hits the battlefield with pretty straightforward dial that features fairly consistent attack values and Energy Explosion on each of his clicks.  In terms of speed powers, Kinetic Soldier starts with a pair of Running Shot clicks that go well with his range of six squares and two targets and the Energy Explosion power.  On Kinetic Soldier’s last two clicks Running Shot is replaced with Sidestep.

On the same clicks as Running Shot, Kinetic Soldier has Energy Shield/Deflection to make him a little more difficult to hit with ranged attacks.  The rest of Kinetic Soldier’s dial features Toughness and a very consistent set of defense values.  Ranged Combat Expert appears on the last three clicks of Kinetic Soldier’s dial to offer an alternative to Energy Explosion.

We’ve saved the best for last:  Kinetic Soldier also comes into play with a trait called Warriors Are Weak, which grants him a +1 bonus to his attack and damage values when he targets a character that can use Blades/Claws/Fangs or Charge with an attack.  Squaring off against a congregation of Alligator’s Swords?  If Kinetic Soldier is on his top click, he’ll enjoy taking aim with an 11 attack value and a damage value of 4!

Kinetic Soldier’s low point cost leaves plenty of room for teammates.  Field a force with multiple Kinetic Soldiers and watch the fur fly as they use Energy Explosion with two targets to deal with clusters of foes.  And if those foes can use Blades/Claws/Fangs or Charge, the Warriors are Weak trait will buff up Kinetic Soldier’s attack and defense numbers!  To help you build a theme team around the Kinetic Soldier, he has the “Alister,” Earth, Future and Soldier keywords.

Thanks for reading!  As a reminder, the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One Gravity Feed features 55 collectible characters in single-figure foil packs for you to duel to your heart’s content!

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Preview Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One

Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Series One: Blue-Eyes White Dragon!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Get ready to duel as never before as we begin previews of the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set!  Our inaugural preview from this hotly-anticipated HeroClix set is none other than Blue-Eyes White Dragon from the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One Gravity Feed!

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Blue-Eyes White Dragon begins the game taking the fight to your opposition courtesy of Running Shot.  A long 9-range value will allow it to attack up to 14 squares from where it begins its power action.  Blue-Eyes White Dragon can make a standard range attack with its printed 4 damage, or it can choose to use either Penetrating/ Psychic Blast or Pulse Wave, both granted to it by a special power called White Lightning.  Additionally, when Blue-Eyes White Dragon uses either, after actions resolve, hit characters are given an action token, and if they can’t be, then they are dealt 1 penetrating damage!

Leadership offers the potential to add an action to your action pool, as well as remove an action token from an adjacent friendly figure of a lower point value.   All this, and Impervious to reduce, if not evade entirely, damage altogether.   Blue-Eyes White Dragon will maintain this power set over its first three clicks with only a couple changes to its combat values.

Mid-dial, Blue-Eyes White Dragon switches tactics a little bit; it can now use Hypersonic Speed to make an attack in the middle of his movement, and then get to cover or get to a more strategic position.  Also,  Blue-Eyes White Dragon can now use standard Penetrating/ Psychic Blast to attack its foes, while Invulnerability replaces Impervious for damage reduction.

Late-dial, Blue-Eyes White Dragon may not have a lot of powers, but its attack and damage values climb steadily toward the end of its dial, ensuring its attacks remain devastating!  Blue-Eyes White Dragon’s Pulse Wave is sure to scatter its foes, and Toughness is available to offer a bit of damage reduction.

Blue-Eyes White Dragon possesses the Indomitable combat ability, which allows it to act two turns in a row with no fear of pushing damage.   Also, the Flight combat ability will allow increased maneuverability as well as the ability to carry an adjacent friendly character.   Blue-Eyes White Dragon can be played in theme with figures using the “Seto Kaiba” and Light keywords.   At 200 points, Blue-Eyes White Dragon brings solid consistent combat values and a great offensive power selection to your force; Blue-Eyes White Dragon will be a solid threat opponents will have to watch out for!

Thank you for joining us as we launch our ongoing series of Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One previews!  “It’s Game Time” this winter as the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One Starter set releases in just over one month, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One Gravity Feed releases in February 2014! Get ready to duel!!!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One

Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Series One: Blue Eyes White Dragon KickStarter Exclusive!

Greetings Yu-Gi-Oh! Fans!

Today we are pleased to present a special Kickstarter update in the form of the Blue Eyes White Dragon from the Yu-Gi_Oh! HeroClix: Series One starter set! Just click on the link and check it out!

Due out in December 2013, the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One starter allows fans to duel as they have never before – on the tabletop with HEROCLIX!

That’s not all! 55 more figures will release in February 2014! There is something for every Yu-Gi-Oh! fan to enjoy in the Series One HeroClix release.  Stay tuned as we bring even more Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix goodness your way soon!