Greetings HeroClix Fans!
For today’s Lord of the Rings HeroClix: The Two Towers preview, we bring word from Lord Elrond of Rivendell. An alliance once existed between Elves and Men. Long ago they fought and died together. When Saruman’s forces marched upon Helm’s Deep, Haldir and a number of Galadhrim Elven Soldiers arrived to honor that allegiance and fight alongside men once again!
Let’s first take a look at the Galadhrim Elven Soldier! Coming in at 32 points, the Galadhrim Elven Soldier has a range of six squares and can target one character with its ranged attacks. On each of its four clicks Galadhrim Elven Soldier has a special power in its defense slot called Hold the Line. This special power lets Galadhrim Elven Soldier use Energy Shield/Deflection. Additionally, Galadhrim Elven Soldier modifies its defense by +1 when he is targeted with a close action and is adjacent to a friendly character with a shared keyword. Galadhrim Elven Soldier has two keywords, Elf and Soldier.
The Galadhrim Elven Soldier is primarily a ranged attacker on his first two clicks, with Leap/Climb in his speed slot enabling him to get into position for an attack and Ranged Combat Expert in his damage slot boosting either his damage or attack values (or both values). On his last two clicks, Galadhrim Elven Soldier drops Leap/Climb in favor of Flurry as he fights in close combat.
Leading the Galadhrim Elven Soldier into battle is Haldir, who comes into play at 60 and has the Elf and Soldier keywords.
Haldir also has an Epic Ability called Eleven Archery. Once per game, Haldir can be given an epic action to choose up to 1 friendly character per 200 points of the game’s build total. Then during your turn you may give each chosen character a power action to make two ranged combat attacks as free actions. If Haldir is one of the chosen characters, his power action may be given as a free action.
Haldir has Leap/Climb on all but his last two clicks which allows him to move as needed among his troops. Haldir also has a special power in his attack slot called Target Their Armor’s Weak Points! that appears on all but his last click.
When Haldir is on the front half of his dial, he has Defend to share his defense values with adjacent friendly characters. Haldir also has Enhancement to increase damage dealt by adjacent friendly characters who make ranged attacks. The back half of Haldir’s dial features Willpower. Haldir also has a range of eight squares and one target for his ranged attacks.
Thanks for reading! Please join us for our next Lord of the Rings HeroClix: The Two Towers preview when we spotlight a Rohirrim who arrived with Gandalf at dawn to aid the defenders of Helm’s Deep!