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The subject of today’s DC HeroClix: The Joker’s Wild! preview is not only a founding member of the Outsiders super team, but he’s also royalty. Please welcome Prince Brion Markov of Markovia, aka Geo-Force!
Geo-Force has a point value of 160 and has the Justice League, Outsiders, Politician and Ruler keywords as options if you choose to include him on a themed team. As his name implies, Geo-Force’s powers stem from the Earth so his HeroClix dial reflects this power set. Geo-Force starts off with a trait called Lord of the Land, which lets him use Barrier as a free action. Geo-Force can only place 1 Barrier Marker each time he uses this power, but they aren’t removed at the start of his next turn like normal Barrier Markers. After actions resolve, if there are more than 4 Markers created by this effect on the map, one of them must be removed. On a map with plenty of blocking terrain and walls, Lord of the Land can be useful to control where an opposing force goes. The trait is also helpful in creating barriers to block opposing lines of fire to your characters.
The majority of Geo-Force’s dial consists of appropriate standard powers such as Quake, Impervious, Super Strength, Regeneration and Leadership. Geo-Force does have one special power located mid-dial, called Lava Jet Bursts. Lava Jet Bursts lets Geo-Force use Charge, Force Blast and an Improved Movement ability that lets him ignore and destroy blocking terrain as he moves through it. Geo-Force’s combat values have some variation to them but they generally start high and slowly taper down.
Geo-Force has the standard attack, defense, and damage symbols, along with the Wing speed symbol to use the Flight and Carry abilities. He starts out as a ranged attacker that can shoot two targets up to seven squares away, and then switches roles to that of a close attacker. Lastly, Geo-Force has the uncopyable Outsiders team ability to prevent a friendly or opposing character’s combat values from being modified.
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