Greetings HeroClix fans, and welcome to an exciting three-part preview for the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline OP Booster Brick 2! Today, we’re looking at three figures, united by friendship and familial bonds – Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jewel!
Iron Fist comes in at 100 points with 7 clicks of life. He brings a smattering of powers to the fray, including Flurry, Precision Strike, Super Senses, Regeneration, and Exploit Weakness, amongst others. He also comes with a trait called Reading My Opponent Like a Book, which increases Iron Fist’s defensive value by +1 when he’s targeted with a close combat attack. Along with that trait, he has a special movement power on his opening two and closing two clicks called Luke Goes Through…I Go Over! which allows him the usage of Leap/Climb. In addition to that, when Iron Fist resolves a move action and has moved 4 squares or less, he can then make a close combat attack as a free action!
Next up we have Power Man himself, Luke Cage! This indomitable Hero for Hire can be played at 125 points, and has 7 clicks of life, with damage reducers all the way down his dial. Luke can also use powers like Sidestep, Flurry, Super Strength, Quake, and Leadership, along with several other powers. He also has a special move power, the opposite of Iron Fist called Danny Goes Over…I Go Through! This power grand Luke Cage the ability to use Improved Movement – Ignores Hindering Terrain, Ignores and Destroys Blocking Terrain. In addition to that, whenever Luke resolves a move action and has moved 4 squares or fewer, he can also make a close combat attack as a free action. Along with that, Luke Cage also has a trait called Mighty Avengers, which increases his defensive value by +1 for each other friendly character within 4 squares that can use the trait of the same name.
Finally, we come to Luke’s wife, Jewel! Jewel is playable at either 60 points with 5 clicks of life, or 25 points with 2 clicks of life. Jewel is a flyer, and with her 60-point dial representing her time as a costumed adventurer, has some solid powers. She opens with Charge, Invulnerability and a special power called Might and Determination. This power grants Jewel the ability to use Super Strength, as well as stating that whenever she uses an object during a close combat attack and hits, you may choose to place the targeted character in a square adjacent to Jewel after actions resolve. On her final two clicks, she’s in her Jessica Jones identity as an investigator. Here, she has Earthbound/Neutralized and Willpower as standard powers, with a special power called Not a Hero, Just a Detective Now, granting Jewel the use of both Outwit and Stealth. She packs a major punch at such a small cost for both of her dials!
Luke Cage and Iron Fist can form the backbone of a Heroes for Hire themed team or you can add in Jewel to create an Avengers themed team. Of course, these are just a few options for adding these three great figures to your next HeroClix game.
That’s it for today, ‘Clix fans! See you next time with more exciting looks into the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline OP event!