Greetings Human HeroClix Fans!
We are continuing Ultron Week with more previews showcasing the superiority of Ultron from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline Organized Play event. You have seen Ultron at his birth, and we continue to show you his evolution into the perfect being devoid of human flesh and weakness, and now we present to you Ultron-7 and Ultron-8!
Maximus of the Inhumans recovered the head of Ultron-6 to rebuild him into Ultron-7. They hid his identity and named him Omega to help in his ultimate plan to overthrow his elder brother, Black Bolt.
Ultron-7 is 150 points, has a single target 8 range, the Indomitable and Giant size combat symbols. Ultron-7’s damage never dips below a 3 and he keeps a consistent 11 attack for his entire dial! His top 3 clicks are identical except for a slight decrease in defense on click 3. Charge, Super Strength, Impervious, and the special damage power Hatred of the Horde that allows Ultron-7 to use Battle Fury and Leadership. Opposing characters that are adjacent to a character friendly to your force can’t use Outwit, Perplex, or Probability Control.
Mid dial Ultron-7 changes his tactics to ranged combat so he doesn’t have to come into contact with biological inferiors. Running Shot, Invulnerability, Perplex, and the attack special power Dissolve Your Pathetic Brains from Within! which allows Ultron-7 to use Pulse Wave. When he does, after actions resolve, place an Impairment token on the character card of each hit character that doesn’t have the Robot keyword. Opposing characters reduce their speed, attack, and range values by -1 for each Impairment token on their card as long as Ultron-7 is on the map, even if this power is lost.
End dial Ultron-7 has Sidestep, Super Senses, and Close Combat Expert. With his Giant size combat ability, he can attack from 2 squares away while adding his modifiers from Close Combat Expert.
The Ultron 7 (Drone) is there to deal with the unpleasant task of dispatching the frail bags of flesh called humans. This is another Ultron with the Autonomous or Drone Mode trait and the point costs of this one is 125 or 30 points. He has the Basic Programming trait as well that states when Ultron-7 has no action tokens, its actions don’t count against your action total. When Ultron-7 begins or ends a non-free action adjacent to a friendly character whose name includes Ultron, it can use Willpower that action.
Just like all previous Ultron Drones, this one starts its top click with an 8 movement with Sidestep, a 10 attack, a 17 defense with Invulnerability, and 3 damage. At both point costs his 2 click is identical as well. Running Shot, Incapacitate, and Impervious. With his 6 range single target and Giant size symbol, he’ll move easily through the human chaff destroying all in his wake.
On the 125 point Ultron-7 (Drone’s) click 3, he gains 2 special powers. His attack special power, Immobilization Ray, allows Ultron-7 to use Incapacitate with 3 targets. When he does and hits, characters with zero action tokens get 2 action tokens instead of 1. His damage special power, Alpha Primitives, Attack!, says that Ultron-7 can use Empower, Enhancement, and Leadership as if he were 200 points.
Click 5 he changes to Charge, Super Strength, and Toughness and ends his dial with Sidestep, Incapacitate, and Super Senses. Both Ultron-7 and Ultron-7 (Drone) have the keywords Inhumans and Robot.
Next up is Ultron-8, the robot that wanted his own robot bride so he created Jocasta whose brain patterns on those of Janet Van Dyne, the Wasp.
Ultron-8 also has the Autonomous or Drone Mode trait with point costs of 120 or 30 points. And the Basic Programming trait as well. Click 2 starts out dangerously for the frail biological entities known as humans. Running Shot, Penetrating/Psychic Blast, and Invulnerability with an 11 attack and 4 damage will make Ultron’s foes quiver in fear. His Outwit on clicks 3 and 4 will remove any imaginary advantages these humans think they possess.
On click 4 Ultron gains Sidestep and Steal Energy. His last 3 clicks have Stealth and his last 2 have Regeneration and those allow him to go into the shadows and grow strong again to regroup for another battle.
Your participation in today’s preview is noted and will be taken into account when it comes time for your termination from existence. Until then you will be allowed to continue your lowly existence for my next incarnation preview from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline Organized Play.