Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix: Heroes in a Half Shell

TMNT HeroClix: Heroes in a Half Shell- Rat King

Greetings, HeroClix fans! Today, we’re taking another look at the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix: Heroes in a Half-Shell set with one of the more unsettling villains from the pantheon of Turtles villains – Rat King!

 TMNT HeroClix: Heroes in a Half Shell- Rat King

A 100-point piece with 6 clicks of life, Rat King is all about board control and misdirection. He possesses Improved Movement – Ignores Hindering Terrain, as well as a trait called Rats Everywhere…I am Everywhere. This trait states that you may give Rat King a free action if he occupies hindering terrain. When you do, you may then place him in another square of hindering terrain within 6 squares. Played on the right map, Rat King is nearly impossible to keep in one place!

Moving on to Rat King’s special powers, his Movement special power called Pawns in My Game appears on his first 3 clicks and allows him to use Stealth. He’s also able to use Mind Control as if he had a range value of 6 – and when he does, he can use Improved Targeting – Ignores Elevation, Hindering Terrain, Blocking Terrain, and Characters. And if that wasn’t enough, his second special power, Game for the World, allows him to use both Perplex and Probability Control on his first two clicks of life.

Rat King also has a collection of standard powers that will frustrate your opponents! If his Mind Control doesn’t work out, Rat King has a Plan B in the form of Poison! If an opposing character does manage to pin him down, they’ll be paying the price with 1 click of damage. Furthermore, he also has Super Senses, giving him a chance to completely avoid taking damage with a lucky roll. Later in his dial, Rat King can use Phasing/Teleport to avoid combat, Outwit to counter powers, Shape Change to prevent attacks, and Regeneration to potentially heal back up to the top half of his dial!

The Rat King was often thought of as a joke, but the iteration of the character in the 2011 comic series really revitalized him into a truly terrifying villain. Rat King can be maddening to play against, and a true joy to play with. We hope you’ve enjoyed this look into the character, and hope you’ll come back soon to see more exciting previews! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix: Heroes in a Half Shell set releases later this week so make sure to reserve your Gravity Feed today! Until next time, Shape Change for the win!


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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix – Rat King

Greetings HeroClix fans!

I hope you’re ready because we’ve got another exciting preview from the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix set! It’s… some guy who likes rats? Oh the Rat King!

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From the swamps comes a classic villain from the original Mirage Comics universe, Rat King. At 65 points, and 7 clicks of life – what he lacks in offensive firepower he more than makes up for in special powers and traits. First, Rat King possesses Improved Movement: Ignores Hindering Terrain, as well as two traits. The first, called All Fear Me… All Except the Rats, states that at the beginning of your turn, if Rat King occupies or is adjacent to hindering terrain, place adjacent a Giant Rat Bystander if there are less than 4 on the map.

The Giant Rat Bystander Token deserves a closer look as well. He only has one standard power with Sidestep, but his special power on Damage really lends itself well to the swarm-like nature of what the rat spawning Rat King can do on the right map. The special power, called Swarm of Rats, states that if Giant Rat is adjacent to one or more friendly bystander with the same name, modify its damage value by +1. If it’s adjacent to two or more of them, also modify it’s attack value by +1!

Switching gears back to Rat King, his second trait is called Strange Spectral Guide, that says when Rat King is KO’d, you may equip him to a friendly character with the Animal keyword. The equipped character can use Probability Control – and, if the equipped character is named Splinter, he can use Regeneration!

For standard powers, Rat King possesses Stealth, Super Senses, Toughness, Regeneration, Exploit Weakness, and Probability Control. To go along with that, he also has a special power called Rat Trap that appears on his Attack. This power states that you may give Rat King a power action once per game, and choose an opposing character within 4 squares and line of fire. Once you do, you may place up to 4 Giant Rat bystanders adjacent to that character!

That’s it for today, HeroClix fans! We hope you’ve enjoyed looking to the world of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix set. The set will release soon, and we can’t wait for you to see it in action!  Until next time!