Greetings HeroClix fans!
Today’s Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics Series III set previews continues with the I.K.S. Toral. Captained by the cunning Klingon sisters Lursa and B’Etor, the I.K.S. Toral is a dial that shows its ability to rule an empire through deceit.
The I.K.S. Toral has a range of 7 squares and 2 targets and begins the first two clicks of its dial with Energy Explosion, Super Senses, and the special power called Power for the Taking. Power for the Taking lets I.K.S. Toral use Leadership and Outwit. Let’s take a closer look at what schemes you can get up to with this character!
The I.K.S. Toral has the trait Master Manipulators: Once per game, choose a keyword possessed by an opposing ship. I.K.S. Toral can use Mind Control and modifies its attack value by +1 when it does, but may only target ships with the chosen keyword. This trait represents the sisters machinating behind the scenes to get others to do their bidding.
Next up, the I.K.S. Toral’s top two clicks have the Power for the Taking, and with the Outwit and Leadership, these ladies present their knowledge of Klingon politics. In addition, these two clicks have Super Senses, showing how Lursa and B’Etor can deftly evade the backlash of their actions. Don’t be afraid to push I.K.S. Toral, as this character can go the distance with Indomitable.
Mid-dial I.K.S. Toral swaps its Super Senses and Power for the Taking for Toughness and Exploit Weakness. Lursa and B’Etor may be great at pulling strings behind the curtain but they are still Klingons who can bring the fight up close and personal. I.K.S. Toral has also retained Energy Explosion for five total clicks, which shows how Lursa and B’Etor create infighting among their opponents.
The last two identical clicks show you can’t take I.K.S. Toral down without a fight. Still showing strong with Blades/Claws/Fangs and a 10 attack, Lursa and B’Etor show their battle prowess with the Bat’leth. I.K.S. Toral drops its Toughness as well, but gains a harder to hit 18 defense. But remember, even if the sisters do get taken out, “Heghlu’meH QaQ jajvam.” (Klingon for “Today is a good day to die.”)
Keyworded with Klingon, Romulan, and Warrior the I.K.S. Boral has many opportunities to be on a theme team. The Romulan keyword shows the secret deals Lursa and B’Etor made with the Romulans to put their nephew Toral into power. The ship also has the Klingon team ability so when your enemies remove one of your allies, you get a boost to your attack stats. And remember, throughout all of its dial, the I.K.S. Toral has dual target Mind Control once you declare a keyword for it.
Thanks for reading today’s preview and stay tuned for our next Star Trek HeroClix: Tactics Series III preview!