Greetings HeroClix Fans!
It’s time to rev it up with another preview from the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set, which will be coming to a retailer near you in February 2014! Today’s preview character can really mix things up on the map. We are pleased to bring you Morphing Jar!
At 50 points, Morphing Jar isn’t going to be a primary hitter, nor most likely won’t be “hitting” anything at all with a 0 attack and 0 damage for the length of its dial. As a support piece though, it can be really helpful. It begins its dial with a 5 movement, but it has Phasing and that can help you get it into position. Morphing Jar also has Energy Shield/Deflection because more than likely it will be behind your force out of close combat range. Morphing Jar also has the special power called What Doesn’t it See? Which allows Morphing Jar use of Perplex and Probability Control.
Morphing Jar’s trait is new and adds a really exciting dynamic to the HeroClix game. Tactical Movement states once per game, when Morphing Jar is hit with an attack, after actions resolve, starting with you, each player chooses a friendly character and places it into an opponent’s starting area until all characters have been placed.
The Morphing Jar can really be a fun factor in a casual game or tournament play. There are powers in HeroClix where characters can use powers or traits in but only in their own starting area; this can help change your opponent’s strategies. Sometimes that first strike is great, but it can leave you open and vulnerable for a swift retaliation. As part of a non-retaliatory strike strategy, get Morphing Jar adjacent to an opposing character and use Energy Explosion where Morphing Jar would take splash damage. Once all characters have been placed, use any final actions like Support on Morphing Jar. This can also allow more strategic map placement for your force if you’ve won map roll. There really are a lot of things that you can do with this trait that will still be fun for you and your opponent.
That empties this deck of cards, but stay tuned for another Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One preview next week!