Greetings HeroClix Fans!
We’re back with another preview from the DC HeroClix: Superman/Wonder Woman set. If you watched our recent unboxing video featuring Scott Porter and Kevin Kiniry, you got to see them reveal one of the chase figures from this set. Today we take a closer look at that figure, which is part of the “Superman: Red Son” comic book series. Stifle that cough, comrades, or you’ll alert Russian authorities; we are pleased to bring you the most wanted man in the Soviet Union, the dissident known as Batman!
Batman has a point value of 55 and can shoot opponents from 4 squares away. He has an Improved Movement ability called He’s a Walking Dead Man that lets him ignore elevated terrain when he moves. Batman also hits the battlefield with a trait called Bombs Planted Everywhere that potentially lets him deal 1 penetrating damage to an opposing character. Bombs Planted Everywhere triggers each time an opposing character destroys an object or printed blocking terrain or KO’s a friendly character of 25 points or more.
Moving on to Batman’s dial, initially you’ll want to keep him at a distance thanks to a power set that includes Smoke Cloud, Shape Change and Energy Shield/Deflection on his first three clicks. Batman also has a special power on those three clicks in his speed slot called Anarchy in Black that lets him use Sidestep and Stealth.
On the last three clicks of Batman’s dial, he switches to a close attacker by picking up the combination of Charge, Blades/Claws/Fangs, and Combat Reflexes. These same clicks also feature another special power, Red Sun Lights, in Batman’s damage slot. Red Sun Lights lets Batman use Outwit, but instead of countering a single power on an opposing character’s dial, you can shut down any number of powers that character possesses.
At only 55 points, Batman leaves plenty of room for main attackers, support characters and other game elements. Batman’s power set lets him play the role of harrasser/tie-up on the front half of his dial and secondary (or tertiary) attacker on the back half. For theme team building purposes, Batman has the Red Son and Spy keywords.
Thanks for reading! Join us again as we reveal more exciting characters and highlight strategies and team builds from the DC HeroClix: Superman/Wonder Woman set. Until then, may all your Probability Control rolls be ever in your favor!