Greetings HeroClix Fans!
For today’s preview from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline Organized Play series, we sneak a peek at Director Phil Coulson’s files to check out a popular agent who is regularly featured on Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” television show. Please welcome S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Barbara “Bobbi” Morse (Codename: Mockingbird)!
Mockingbird can be added to your force for a compact 52 points and has and a range of 4 squares with two targets and the S.H.I.E.L.D. team ability to boost a teammate’s range or damage value for ranged attacks by +1. Mockingbird’s low point value and power set make her ideal as a team player who can get in a few quick hits and soften up an opponent for your force’s heavy hitters.
Although Mockingbird doesn’t have any move-and-attack powers in her speed slot, she does have an Improved Movement ability called Pole Vault which lets her ignore elevated and hindering terrain when she moves. Pole Vault comes in handy with the lone special power on her dial, Top of My Class, which lets her use Sidestep and Willpower if she’s adjacent to a higher-point teammate. With Pole Vault and Top of My Class, Mockingbird can use Sidestep to move onto elevated terrain without having to use stairs or a ladder.
Additionally, Top of My Class lets Mockingbird use Stealth. On the clicks where Mockingbird isn’t using Top of My Class, she has standard use of Stealth. This means that hindered lines of fire drawn to her are blocked on each of her five clicks.
On her first and last clicks, Mockingbird has Quake to damage and potentially knock away adjacent opponents. Since Sidestep (from Top of My Class) is activated by a free action, you can use it to move adjacent to a nearby group of, say, pesky HYDRA agents then hit ‘em with Quake. Or, if you’re already surrounded, use Quake to knock back opponents then use Sidestep to move adjacent to friendly characters. With this option, Mockingbird can help her teammates by using Empower to boost their damage values when they make close combat attacks. Empower shows up on Mockingbird’s dial whenever Top of My Class appears. On those same clicks, Mockingbird can potentially evade attacks by using Super Senses.
On Mockingbird’s even-numbered clicks, she drops Quake but gains Precision Strike to make sure any damage she deals doesn’t get transferred, evaded or reduced below 1. Additionally, Mockingbird picks up Shape Change to potentially prevent her from being attacked and has Combat Reflexes to give her defense value a +2 boost against close combat attacks.
You’ll find Mockingbird in the second wave of tournament boosters for the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline Organized Play series. As a versatile member of S.H.I.E.L.D., Mockingbird has an array of keywords (Avengers, Great Lakes Avengers, Martial Artist, S.H.I.E.L.D., and Spy) that make it easy to include her on many different themed teams.
Yikes, Agent May has spotted us so it’s time to skedaddle! Thanks for checking out this sneak peek at the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline Organized Play set! Stay tuned as we reveal more exciting characters in the days and weeks to come!