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Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix: Celeborn!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Welcome back as we spotlight another figure from the upcoming Fellowship of the Rings HeroClix set!  Today we bring you a ruler of Lothlorien and husband to Galadriel, Celeborn!

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Celeborn has the ability to invite friendly figures into his homeland and offer them Sanctuary, an Epic Ability that allows Celeborn and friendly figures within 3 squares to use Stealth until your next turn.

Celeborn begins play with a couple of clicks of Leadership, giving him the potential to add an action token to your action pool as well as clear a token from an adjacent friendly figure.   For the front half of his dial, Celeborn will be able to try to avoid attacks with Super Senses.   He also has a special power called Farsight, that will allow him to manipulate dice rolls to his benefit as well as modify a combat value by plus or minus one, as he can now use both Probability Control and Perplex. 

Around the middle of his dial, Celeborn begins to shift his power set a bit as Leadership is replaced with a good run of Outwit, allowing him to deprive an opposing figure of a key power once per turn.  Another click into his dial, and he gains a run of Mind Control.

On the back end of his dial, Celeborn can attempt to heal back up into better support powers as well as live longer, as he has Regeneration, for the rest of his dial.  One click at a time, Celeborn will lose the rest of his powers, first losing Outwit, and finely, Mind Control.

As a unique figure, Celeborn can be play in theme with his fellow Elves, or with other leaders on a Ruler theme team.  No matter what force you choose to include him on, Celeborn brings a plethora of useful support powers to your force, with most occurring simultaneously.  At 100 points, his useful power set, as well as his Epic Ability, will be useful on many team builds.

Thank you for joining us for our latest Fellowship of the Ring preview.  Be sure to stop by your friendly local game or comic store on release day this Wednesday, June 19th! Until then, keep the Ring secret, and keep it safe!

 

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Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix: Legolas Greenleaf!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Welcome to another preview from the upcoming Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix set. When last we left the Fellowship they were in Isengard and in perilous battle with Saruman. Now they must traverse the Misty Mountains and travel through Gladden Fields to seek refuge at Mirkwood, the home of their traveling companion, Legolas Greenleaf.

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Legolas Greenleaf has Improved Movement and ignores elevated terrain; this shows how agile is it for Elves to get around.

Go For the Weak Points in Their Armor!” is Legolas Greenleaf’s epic action and will allow him to choose up to 1 opposing character per 200 points of the game’s build total. Until your next turn, when a chosen character is dealt damage by a close combat attack, roll a d6; on a result of 2 – 6, the damage dealt can’t be reduced to less than 1.

Legolas Greenleaf has a trait called “Whirlwind of Blades.” When Legolas Greenleaf or an adjacent friendly character KO’s an opposing character with a close combat attack, after actions resolve, Legolas Greenleaf may immediately use Charge as a free action.

This is a different version of Legolas Greenleaf from what we have seen in the past and it really showcases that he is more than just a great bowman but quite handy with the steel as well. Legolas Greenleaf could easily be paired up with a couple of Elven Warriors to take full advantage of his epic action and trait.

Legolas Greenleaf starts out with his top 3 clicks having Charge, Super Senses and Exploit Weakness. His next 3 clicks have Flurry and Combat Reflexes. The Combat Reflexes will help him during close combat attacks by modifying his defensive value by +2 and giving him the ability to ignore knock back.

Legolas Greenleaf has a special attack power called “Thinning the Ranks.” Once per turn, when a target opposing character takes damage from a close combat attack made by Legolas Greenleaf, you may place an action token on the target after the attack resolves. With this special power overlapping with Flurry, Legolas Greenleaf would not only have two attacks in which to deliver damage to his target but if either attack is successful in dealing damage he could then place an action token on the target.

After the use of Combat Reflexes, Legolas Greenleaf switches back to Super Senses and the use of Exploit Weakness, while stilling being able to use “Thinning the Ranks.

Legolas Greenleaf has an 8-click dial for 125 points with a lot of options. Let us not forget that Legolas Greenleaf still carries his bow and can make ranged attacks against two targets from 6 squares away as long as he has line of fire. He can also use Willpower through the combat ability Indomitable.

Legolas Greenleaf has Elf, Fellowship, Martial Artist, and Warrior as his keywords to build around, if theme building is your thing.

Thanks for reading! Please join us for more upcoming and exciting Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix previews. Until then, Shape Change for the Win!!

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Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix: Galadriel!

Greetings HeroClix Fans! 

And welcome back as we take another look at a figure from the upcoming Fellowship of the Rings HeroClix set.   Today we visit the land of Lothlorien to meet the leader of this land’s Elves, the fair Galadriel!

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Galadriel has an Epic Action ability called  Look Into My Mirror.  When given an Epic Action, you get to choose a friendly character for every 200 points of the build total, and until your next turn, the chosen figures can use Probability Control as long as they occupy hindering terrain.   Galadriel also has a trait called Fairest of All Beings, which allows her to use Super Senses, and when she does so successfully, the attacking figure gets an action token.

As a unique figure, Galadriel brings some solid assistance to your force, first with a few clicks of Defend, to share her defense values with adjacent friendly figures.  If a a friendly figure is damaged, Galadriel has the ability to heal them for a good stretch of her dial with Support.  However, Galadriel is not just an expensive support piece, as her Penetrating Psychic Blast will allow her to target figures up to 10 squares away, by passing any damage reducers they may possess.  A couple of clicks into her dial, Galadriel gives up Defend for Willpower, allowing her to attack foes, or heel friendly figures without fear of pushing damage.

Another click into her dial and Galadriel trades Penetrating Psychic Blast for a special power called Even the Smallest Person Can Change the Course of the Future.  This special power allows you to give  Galadriel a double power action, and when you do, all combat values of the lowest point cost friendly figure who is also 100 points or less are modified by +1 until your next turn.  This special power will overlap with one click of Willpower, allowing you to ignore the pushing damage from this double power action.  After this, Regeneration will allow Galadriel the opportunity to heel herself after a round of clearing.

Galadriel can be played in theme with her fellow Ringbearers, her people the Elves, other magic wielding Mystical beings, or with other leaders as a team of Rulers.  No matter the force you choose to include her on, at 110 points, Galadriel’s solid attack values and ability to support your force as well as attack her enemies will always be a welcome addition. 

Thanks for joining us for our latest Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix preview.  Join us later this week as we explore even more realms of HeroClix to come, and until then keep your Clix off their K.O.’s!