Greetings HeroClix Fans!
A Civil War is upon us! Venues around the world have officially kicked off the Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play event series. Choose your side, whether you stand with Tony Stark on the Pro-Registration side or with Captain Rogers on the Anti-Registration side. Both teams are equally balanced and ready to play. It is up to you, and your dice, to decide who is victorious!
Today we continue to feature that balance as we look at two heroes, one on each side of the conflict. Both fill similar roles on their respective teams, including the dodgy and elusive secondary attacker, the harassment piece that cannot be ignored, the sleeper hitter, and possibly the surprise champion of your team. Filling these roles today, we have Daredevil and Wasp!
Though the character’s name is Daredevil, his Real Name listed on the back of the card tells a different story. During the time of the fight over the Super Human Registration Act, Daredevil’s secret identity as New York based lawyer Matt Murdock was leaked to the tabloids. He was under heavy scrutiny by paparazzi, the New York press, the police and FBI, and of course several of his old nemeses, who showed up at his doorstep. To deflect suspicions that he was Daredevil and to keep his friends and law practice safe, he made a deal with his friend and fellow martial artist crime fighter Danny Rand, the Iron Fist. Danny was to wear the Daredevil costume and patrol the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in Matt’s place until the media frenzy died down. This meant though that when Danny Rand answered the call and joined Captain America’s Anti-Registration forces he was doing so as Daredevil! In HeroClix terms, all this history gives him Anti-Registration, Marvel Knights, and Heroes for Hire keywords along with Mystical and Martial Artist, the Spider-Man Ally wildcard team ability and the potential to be called into the fight with the Avengers Round Table resource using either the Daredevil OR Iron Fist Avengers ID Cards.
If there is something that both Daredevil and Iron Fist have in common it is avoiding being hit while hitting hard in return. At 70 points, Daredevil makes for an excellent close combat or short range combat piece. With Sidestep, Charge, and Improved Movement: Ignore Elevated Terrain called New Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, he can get anywhere you need him to tie up and engage the opposition. For ranged abilities, he has a 3 range with two targets and Incapacitate to start with, but where he excels is close combat. He begins the game with Close Combat Expert and a special defense power, No Radar, Just Well Trained, that gives him Combat Reflexes and Super Senses to increase his attack, damage, and defense when engaging base to base and dodging incoming attacks. Mid and late dial he switches to Willpower to get more actions and tries some other kung-fu methods with alternating Flurry and Exploit Weakness. With a single click of Regeneration on his 6th and last click, Daredevil will hopefully be able to stay in the fight.
Fighting for the Pro-Registration forces at 70 points is Wasp. Wasp has several ways to elude your opponent and their dice with the Flight symbol, the Tiny Size symbol, Improved Movement: Ignore Characters called Social Butterfly along with a full dial of both Super Senses and Sidestep. Wasp also has a trait called The Magic of Pym Particles that grants her the use of Shape Change, and if she rolls a 6 while using it, she may be placed adjacent to any character within 6 squares. Offensively she has a 4 range with a single target and starts off making use of it with Range Combat Expert and later in her 5 click dial she wants to get up close and personal with Incapacitate and Exploit Weakness while maintaining consistent combat values. She will be very hard to pin down and hit due to her dangerous options that cannot be easily ignored by an opponent. She also has the Avengers, Lady Liberators, Pro-Registration, and Celebrity keywords for your theme team building enjoyment.
That’s all for today, HeroClix fans! We hope you enjoyed today’s article on the elusive attackers, Daredevil and Wasp. Log into the WizKids Info Network and find Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP tournaments near you and choose your side.