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DC HeroClix Teen Titans: Leash!

Greetings Heroclix Fans!

For today’s DC Heroclix: Teen Titans preview, we find ourselves teleported to the Crucible by one of Harvest’s minions, Leash!

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Leash has a trait called Piece of Me which states at the beginning of the game, choose an opposing character. That character modifies its defense value by -2 when Leash targets it with the Capture ability. This is helpful with Leash’s special speed power Capture, which he has on all but his last click. Capture allows Leash to use the Capture ability; when he does he may target a single opposing character with a ranged combat attack instead of a close combat attack, but with a -2 to his attack value. This allows him to be able to capture an opposing figure up to four squares away from him and if it is the character chosen with Piece of Me then the roll needed is about the same as if it were a close combat capture.

Leash also has a special attack power called Psionic Coils. Psionic Coils allows Leash to use both Telekinesis and Poison. This allows Leash to either help get his friends out into the fray of things or bring in opposing characters to him so he can take advantage of his Poison, which might be for quite some time with his beginning dial Super Senses.

At the end of his dial, Leash has Exploit Weakness which allows him to ignore opposing characters damage reducers when he attacks. Leash also ends his dial with Phasing/Teleport, which allows him to move to where he wants to go within his 8 movement.  Leash also has the Calculator Team Ability, allowing him to copy friendly characters’ team abilities.

Leash is also only 96 points, making him a formidable ally for any teams with the Monster or N.O.W.H.E.R.E. key words.

Thanks for joining us today and please continue to check for our next preview from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Teen Titans set. Until next time, keep those figures off their KO clicks!

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DC HeroClix Teen Titans: Harvest!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Welcome to another preview from the upcoming DC HeroClix: Teen Titans set.  Today we begin our look into the shadows of the N.O.W.H.E.R.E. organization, and who better to be first revealed than its leader, Harvest!

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First, we’ll look at Harvest’s two traits.  The first trait is called N.O.W.H.E.R.E.’s Controller.  This makes Harvest a wild card but he may only use the team abilities of friendly characters with the N.O.W.H.E.R.E. keyword.  Harvest may also begin the game with the Harvest’s Staff (#S102) special object assigned to him by paying its point cost.  This object does not count toward your object total and is scored and removed from the game when Harvest is KO’d.

Harvest’s weapon (appropriately called the “Harvest Staff“) is included in the DC HeroClix: Teen Titans Organized Play kit.  Under normal circumstances, it’s a relic that can only be picked up on a d6 result of 6; however if you pay the 15-point value Harvest may start with it already assigned.  The Harvest Staff allows Harvest to use Incapacitate and Outwit.  When you use Outwit and actions resolve, if Harvest targets the same opposing character with Incapacitate, modify Harvest’s attack value by +1.  If you give Harvest a power action you may choose a power; that power is countered on all characters within 5 squares.  If you give Harvest a double power action and choose a character within 10 squares and line of fire; deal that character 1 unavoidable damage and all of its powers and abilities are countered until your next turn.

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Now let’s look at Harvest’s second trait called Offense or Defense.  At the beginning of your turn, when Harvest does not have 2 action tokens, he may modify his attack or defense value by +2 until your next turn.

In the next portion of the article we’ll look at Harvest’s dial and see that he has some impressive stats, which he should for 263 points, but on top of all that to be able to modify his attack or defense is just plan beast.

As we start on Harvest’s top click we see he can use Running Shot with a 10 movement and a 9 range with triple targets.  Harvest will have a 10-square swing in which he can use Pulse Wave via his special power called Take You All Down, wherein he can use Pulse Wave normally or be given a double power action and all hit targets are also given an action token.  Another option would be if you have the Harvest Staff object attached; Harvest could use Incapacitate with a swing of 15 squares utilizing his three targets.

Harvest has an 18 defense with Impervious on his top click, which could easily be modified to a 20 using his Offense or Defense trait.  Harvest damage slot has a special power called Null Field, allowing him to use Outwit.  When he does and counters a power on an opposing character within 5 squares, that power is countered on all opposing characters that share a keyword with the target character.

On Harvest’s second click he gains Phasing/Teleport for movement and Penetrating/Psychic Blast in his attack.  On click three the only change we see is that Harvest’s special damage power is replaced with Probability Control.  However, if you attached the Harvest’s Staff object he would still be able to use Outwit.

Now on click 4 Harvest’s Impervious is replaced with Invulnerability, still allowing him to reduce damage dealt by 2.  On click 5 both his attack and damage special powers return.  On click 6 Harvest loses Phasing/Teleport and gain Blades/Claws/Fangs into his attach slot.

On Click 7 Phasing/Teleport returns and Harvest gains a special defensive power called Never Stay Down.  This allows Harvest to use Regeneration and Toughness.  Having Indomitable gives him the use of Willpower and will surely come in handy during some Regeneration rolls.  On click 8 we see Harvest regains his Pulse Wave attack special power and Probability Control.  On Harvest’s final click he loses Phasing/Teleport to regain Running Shot and keeps his attack and defense special powers.  Nowhere on Harvest’s dial does his damage value fall below a 3.

With a trio of keywords (Future, N.O.W.H.E.R.E., and Ruler), Harvest is outfitted and ready for battle.  Good Luck!

Thanks for reading!  Please join us for more upcoming and exciting DC HeroClix: Teen Titans previews.  Until then, Shape Change for the Win!!