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Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix: Legolas Greenleaf!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Welcome to another preview from the upcoming Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix set. When last we left the Fellowship they were in Isengard and in perilous battle with Saruman. Now they must traverse the Misty Mountains and travel through Gladden Fields to seek refuge at Mirkwood, the home of their traveling companion, Legolas Greenleaf.

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Legolas Greenleaf has Improved Movement and ignores elevated terrain; this shows how agile is it for Elves to get around.

Go For the Weak Points in Their Armor!” is Legolas Greenleaf’s epic action and will allow him to choose up to 1 opposing character per 200 points of the game’s build total. Until your next turn, when a chosen character is dealt damage by a close combat attack, roll a d6; on a result of 2 – 6, the damage dealt can’t be reduced to less than 1.

Legolas Greenleaf has a trait called “Whirlwind of Blades.” When Legolas Greenleaf or an adjacent friendly character KO’s an opposing character with a close combat attack, after actions resolve, Legolas Greenleaf may immediately use Charge as a free action.

This is a different version of Legolas Greenleaf from what we have seen in the past and it really showcases that he is more than just a great bowman but quite handy with the steel as well. Legolas Greenleaf could easily be paired up with a couple of Elven Warriors to take full advantage of his epic action and trait.

Legolas Greenleaf starts out with his top 3 clicks having Charge, Super Senses and Exploit Weakness. His next 3 clicks have Flurry and Combat Reflexes. The Combat Reflexes will help him during close combat attacks by modifying his defensive value by +2 and giving him the ability to ignore knock back.

Legolas Greenleaf has a special attack power called “Thinning the Ranks.” Once per turn, when a target opposing character takes damage from a close combat attack made by Legolas Greenleaf, you may place an action token on the target after the attack resolves. With this special power overlapping with Flurry, Legolas Greenleaf would not only have two attacks in which to deliver damage to his target but if either attack is successful in dealing damage he could then place an action token on the target.

After the use of Combat Reflexes, Legolas Greenleaf switches back to Super Senses and the use of Exploit Weakness, while stilling being able to use “Thinning the Ranks.

Legolas Greenleaf has an 8-click dial for 125 points with a lot of options. Let us not forget that Legolas Greenleaf still carries his bow and can make ranged attacks against two targets from 6 squares away as long as he has line of fire. He can also use Willpower through the combat ability Indomitable.

Legolas Greenleaf has Elf, Fellowship, Martial Artist, and Warrior as his keywords to build around, if theme building is your thing.

Thanks for reading! Please join us for more upcoming and exciting Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix previews. Until then, Shape Change for the Win!!

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Fellowship of the Ring: Ringwraith and Witch-king of Angmar!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

We are pleased to begin our series of previews for the Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix set by looking at former Kings of Men who became some of Sauron’s most powerful thralls; the Ringwraith and Witch-king of Angmar! First, let’s take a look at Ringwraith!

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Coming into play at 125 points, Ringwraith hits the battlefield with a trait called Poisoned DartsPoisoned Darts lets Ringwraith use PoisonRingwraith may make a ranged combat attack as a free action targeting all characters that damaged a friendly character with the Nazgul keyword last turn.  When Ringwraith does, his damage value becomes 2 and is locked.

Ringwraith begins his dial with Phasing/Teleport and Quake in the speed and attack slots, respectively.  Quake also appears on Ringwraith’s next two clicks.  Ringwraith can also make ranged attacks up to 4 squares away.  In the damage slot, Ringwraith starts with three clicks of Exploit Weakness as its Morgul blade easily pierces the thickest armor.  Defensively, Ringwraith opens with four clicks of Invulnerability.

On Ringwraith’s next two clicks the only change to its power set is in the speed slot, where Phasing/Teleport is replaced by Stealth. Stealth appears in the speed slot for the remainder of Ringwraith’s dial.  On the back half of Ringwraith’s dial, Quake is replaced by Blades/Claws/Fangs.

At 125 points, Ringwraith makes a great addition to forces that are built around the Forces of Sauron, Mystical, Nazgul, Ringbearer, Ruler, and Warrior keywords.

This brings us to the Witch-king of Angmar, who comes in at 200 points and hits the battlefield with both a trait and an epic ability.

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The trait, Black Breath, allows Witch-king of Angmar to use Poison and potentially deal penetrating damage back to an opponent if he’s dealt damage from an attack and the damage has been reduced.  The epic ability is called Shatter the Gates and allows Witch-king of Angmar to do one of the following when he’s given an epic action:  1) remove all blocking terrain markers, 2) remove all hindering terrain markers, 3) remove all light object tokens or 4) remove all heavy object tokens.

Witch-king of Angmar has a range of eight squares and two targets and has Phasing/Teleport on each of his nine clicks.  In his attack slot, Witch-king of Angmar starts with Telekinesis as he uses ancient sorceries to move objects and characters around the map.  On his next two clicks, he switches to Penetrating/Psychic BlastWitch-king of Angmar continues his ranged assault with three clicks of Energy Explosion.  On those same three clicks Witch-king of Angmar gains Exploit Weakness for those who are foolish enough to get into close combat with the Lord of the Nazgul!  Finally, on his last three clicks Witch-king of Angmar can deal up to six clicks of damage via Blades/Claws/Fangs!

Defensively, Witch-king of Angmar has the Indomitable combat ability.  He starts out with a bare value of 18, then picks up Invulnerability on his next two clicks.  That’s followed by four clicks of Toughness as he continues to absorb damage dealt to him.  On his last two clicks, he can potentially reduce damage dealt to him to 0 via Impervious!

At 200 points, Witch-king of Angmar makes up a good portion of your force when used in lower-point events.  However, he makes a great leader for the Ringwraith and even shares all the same keywords:  Forces of Sauron, Mystical, Nazgul, Ringbearer, Ruler, and Warrior.

Thanks for reading!  Join us again when we reveal more secrets from Middle-earth in the Fellowship of the Ring HeroClix set due out in stores this June!  Until then, may your Regeneration rolls be as delightful as a second breakfast!