Greetings HeroClix Fans!
And welcome back as we continue to explore the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Invincible Iron Man set. Today we bring you an often requested villain to round out the original line up of the Masters of Evil. What better set to introduce than long time foe of Iron Man than in his set. Please join us as we celebrate “Melter Monday!”
Melter Shoots Through Anything with an Improved Targeting ability that lets him us Blocking Burst, so he can shoot through and destroy blocking terrain as he does so. Starting on his opening click, he will be able to use Sidestep on alternating clicks to move up to two squares as a free action. Offensively, he will deal penetrating damage on every click. For his first four clicks, he can target an opposing figure with his printed 6 range and blast away with Penetrating/ Psychic Blast. On his last two click, Melter can target a single opposing figure within 3 squares to do his printed damage value, or target all figures to take a click of penetrating damage with Pulse Wave.
On all the clicks he has Penetrating/ Psychic Blast, Melter also has a special power called Molten Armor. This special power allows him to increase both his attack and damage values by +1 when targeting a character with the Armor, Robot or Vehicle keywords. Additionally, he can use Outwit against that target if it is hit. Defensively, Melter Starts with Energy Shield/ Deflection, before switching to Toughness. After this, he will switch back and forth between the two. All this for 86 points. But wait, there is a bit more.
Melter has the ability to act, even with two tokens, at the cost of one unavoidable damage, due to his Masters of Evil team ability. This is also one of his keywords, as are Mandarin’s Minions and Hammer Industries. Speaking of Hammer Industries, this is also an Additional Team Ability he can be equipped with for 5 points. This ATA allows Melter to use Perplex, but only to target a character with the Armor, Robot or Hammer Industries keywords. This use of Perplex can’t modify damage or be used to target the same character more than twice per turn. The use of Perplex by this ATA is in addition to any other use Perplex.
That is all for this time. Be sure to come back soon for more previews from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Invincible Iron Man set. Next time, we look at an old arch nemesis of Iron Man’s who prefers to let others engage his enemies on the battleground.