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Marvel HeroClix The Invincible Iron Man: Sasha Hammer!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

We’ve reopened the Stark Industries files again for another exciting preview from our upcoming Marvel HeroClix release, The Invincible Iron Man!  Today we spotlight a character who has taken up her family’s fight to destroy Tony Stark.  We bring to you the granddaughter of Justin Hammer and daughter of Justine Hammer and Mandarin, Sasha Hammer!

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Coming into play at 90 points, Sasha Hammer has a range of 5 squares and the Armor and Hammer Industries keywords for ease in team building.  She also has the Hammer Industries Additional Team Ability that Justin Hammer and the Hammer Industries Drone can use.  Sasha Hammer hits the battlefield with a short run of Invulnerability to help her absorb damage and in her speed slot she alternates between Sidestep and Stealth on her first three clicks.  Starting with her second click, Sasha Hammer picks up Pulse Wave for a pair of clicks.  Sasha Hammer also begins her dial with Outwit on her first two clicks.

On her last three clicks, Sasha Hammer changes her tactics considerably.  Stealth becomes her sole speed power of choice while Invulnerability makes way for Mastermind.  The Pulse Wave clicks are followed by a pair of Penetrating/Psychic Blast clicks.

But what makes Sasha Hammer an appealing choice is her a pair of traits.  The first trait, Villainous Lineage, modifies the attack values by +1 of friendly adjacent characters named Crimson Cowl, Mandarin or Justin Hammer.

Sasha Hammer piloted the Detroit Steel armor when its original operator was believed to be dead.  Sasha Hammer’s second trait, Steal a Dead Man’s Armor, represents this career choice.  When a character with a different name, the Armor or Robot keywords, and a point value of 150 or less is KO’d, you may roll a d6 for this trait.  If the result is 5 or 6, return that character to the map in Sasha Hammer’s square.  That character is returned on a click number that’s the same number of clicks from its starting line as Sasha Hammer’s click number.  The returned character is now a friendly character and Sasha Hammer is KO’d.

Thanks for reading.  Be sure to come back next week as we continue to reveal figures from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Invincible Ironman set.

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Marvel HeroClix The Invincible Iron Man: Justin Hammer and Hammer Industries Drone!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Today we continue to look at figures in the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Invincible Ironman set! Today we are previewing two characters, Hammer Industries Drone and Justin Hammer. Let’s hammer out the details!

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At 75 points, Hammer Industries Drone has the flight symbol, a 5 range with 2 targets, and has Improved Targeting ignores hindering terrain.  This can really enhance his starting click with Running Shot, Incapacitate, and Toughness. He is only dealing 2 damage, so characters with damage reducing powers can shrug off his attacks unless you use his Incapacitate to immobilize your opponent’s characters to allow a heavier hitter to setup for an attack.

Hammer Industries Drone also starts with a special power This isn’t a Rescue – It’s an Ambush which states when Hammer Industries Drone carries a character with the Hammer Industries keyword and a lower point value, modify the defense value of both characters by +1 until your next turn. See below for a good character to use with this power.

The Hammer Industries Drone has the keywords Armor, Hammer Industries, and Robot. With the Hammer Industries keyword, he can use the Hammer Industries ATA which says characters using this team ability can use perplex, but only to target a character with the Armor, Hammer Industries, or Robot keyword. This use of Perplex may not modify damage values, and no character may be targeted by this ability more than twice per turn. This use is in addition to any other uses of Perplex. The cost is 5 points per character.  This ATA can’t help with lower damage values, but it can help you hit with your attacks.

For his 75 points, he gets 6 clicks of life. His stats are fairly consistent, and his powers can alternate on his dial. Sometimes he needs a little support to enhance his ability. That support piece could be our next review, Justin Hammer.

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Coming it at a low 54 points and 4 clicks of life, Justin Hammer is ready to help drive nails into your opponent’s coffin.  He has the trait I Know All the Players which states characters with the Armor, Hammer Industries, or Robot keyword may be targeted by Justin Hammer’s Outwit or Perplex if they are within 10 squares, regardless of range or line of sight. This is great to hide him behind the troops and use his Perplex or Outwit.

Justin Hammer’s top 2 clicks have Outwit and the special defense power It’s All Above Board and Legal which allows him to use Mastermind. He can use t to transfer damage to characters of 150 points or less if they are within 3 squares and have the Armor, Hammer Industries, or Robot keyword. So his trait and this special power would allow you to park him behind a wall, or hidden on elevated terrain and as long as the square distance requirement is met, range and line of fire are unnecessary.

His last 2 clicks swap out Outwit for Perplex. On any click of his dial, Justin Hammer can be useful to the Hammer Industries Drone. With the drone’s special power This isn’t a Rescue – It’s an Ambush, the drone can carry Justin Hammer and both will get the +1 to defense. Make sure at the beginning of a game to verify if any of your opponent’s characters have the Armor, Hammer Industries, or Robot keywords, because his trait will work on them as well.

That ends this preview for the Marvel HeroClix: Invincible Ironman set, but stay tuned for next week as we check in on someone who’s a chip off the ol’ block.!

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Marvel HeroClix The Invincible Iron Man: The Melter!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

And welcome back as we continue to explore the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Invincible Iron Man set.  Today we bring you an often requested villain to round out the original line up of the Masters of Evil.  What better set to introduce than long time foe of Iron Man than in his set.  Please join us as we celebrate “Melter Monday!”

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Melter Shoots Through Anything with an Improved Targeting ability that lets him us Blocking Burst, so he can shoot through and destroy blocking terrain as he does so.   Starting on his opening click, he will be able to use Sidestep on alternating clicks to move up to two squares as a free action.  Offensively, he will deal penetrating damage on every click.  For his first four clicks, he can target an opposing figure with his printed 6 range and blast away with Penetrating/ Psychic Blast.  On his last two click, Melter can target a single opposing figure within 3 squares to do his printed damage value, or target all figures to take a click of penetrating damage with Pulse Wave.

On all the clicks he has Penetrating/ Psychic Blast, Melter also has a special power called Molten Armor.  This special power allows him to increase both his attack and damage values by +1 when targeting a character with the Armor, Robot or Vehicle keywords.  Additionally, he can use Outwit against that target if it is hit.  Defensively, Melter Starts with Energy Shield/ Deflection, before switching to Toughness.  After this, he will switch back and forth between the two.  All this for 86 points.  But wait, there is a bit more.

Melter has the ability to act, even with two tokens, at the cost of one unavoidable damage, due to his Masters of Evil team ability.  This is also one of his keywords, as are Mandarin’s Minions and Hammer Industries.  Speaking of Hammer Industries, this is also an Additional Team Ability he can be equipped with for 5 points.  This ATA allows Melter to use Perplex, but only to target a character with the Armor, Robot or Hammer Industries keywords.  This use of Perplex can’t modify damage or be used to target the same character more than twice per turn.   The use of Perplex by this ATA is in addition to any other use Perplex. 

That is all for this time.  Be sure to come back soon for more previews from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Invincible Iron Man set.  Next time, we look at an old arch nemesis of Iron Man’s who prefers to let others engage his enemies on the battleground.