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Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play Strategy Article

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP- New Avengers Team

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Today, we’re taking a step back from the sealed portion of the Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play event and checking out a constructed team featuring the Anti-Registration members of the New Avengers!  Up first is a Hero for Hire who is taking the role of a close-attacking bruiser on our team.  Sweet Christmas, it’s Luke Cage!

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play- New Avengers Team - Luke Cage

At 70 points, Luke Cage can throw a mean punch and take one, too, thanks to an appropriate power set that includes Charge, Flurry, Super Strength, Invulnerability, Toughness, and Close Combat Expert.  Additionally, Luke Cage has a trait called Unbreakable Skin, which lets him reduce penetrating damage dealt to him and thwart powers like Penetrating/Psychic Blast and Exploit WeaknessLuke Cage has the standard speed, attack, defense, and damage combat symbols and starts his dial with the combination of Charge and Super Strength. Be sure to have him grab an object and get him into the fight to deal some extra damage.  Also, if you plan ahead when using Charge, you can end Luke Cage’s movement next to a teammate who’s ready to make a close attack and boost that character’s damage with Empower.  Toward the end of his dial, Luke Cage picks up a special power called Not Giving Up, which lets him use Toughness and Willpower.

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play - New Avengers Team - Spider-Woman

Next up on our New Avengers force is Spider-Woman, whose role on our team would be that of a ranged attacker, tie-up, and taxi.  Spider-Woman comes in at 60 points and can shoot one target up to four squares away.  She also has the standard attack, defense, and damage combat symbols, along with the flyer speed symbol, which grants her the use of the Flight and Carry abilities.  Spider-Woman’s power set includes standard powers like Plasticity, Sidestep, Super Senses, Combat Reflexes and Perplex, and makes her difficult to hit and escape from.  She also hits the battlefield with a trait called Hidden Agenda, which lets her heal a click when a friendly character is KO’d.  Offensively, Spider-Woman has a special power called Bio-Electric Blasts, which allows her to use Precision Strike.  Additionally, when she shoots an opponent and hits, her target is given an action token after actions resolve.  Bio-Electric Blasts is a power that is useful in limiting your opponent’s options by placing action tokens on enemy characters and Precision Strike to whittle through their dials.

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play- New Avengers Team - Spider-Man

Spider-Man is the next member of our force and plays the role of shooter/melee combatant.  Spider-Man has a point value of 80 and can shoot a single target up to four squares away.  Mobility isn’t a concern for the wall-crawler, who has an Improved Movement ability called Does Whatever a Spider Can, that allows him to ignore elevated and hindering terrain when he moves.  Additionally, opponents may have trouble landing attacks on Spider-Man as his Annoying Arachnid trait lets him use Super Senses to potentially evade attacks. Also, if he hits with a close attack, Annoying Arachnid lets him use Sidestep and automatically break away when doing so.  When it comes to piling it on in close combat, Spider-Man can use Charge and Flurry through his Amazing, Spectacular, Sensational speed special power.  The rest of Spider-Man’s power set features standard powers like Super Strength, Energy Shield/Deflection, Combat Reflexes, Willpower and Perplex.

Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP - Captain America 001

We’ve previously shown you the leader and last member of our New Avengers force, Captain America, but let’s take another look at what ol’ winghead brings to the fight.  Like Luke Cage and Spider-Man, Captain America can mix it up in close combat and has the standard powers Flurry and Charge to get down and dirty.  He can also play the role of ranged attacker and throw his mighty shield up to five squares away to make his opponents yield.  Mobility isn’t much of an issue for Captain America because he can ignore hindering terrain and characters with his Improved Movement ability, called Soldiering On.  He also has two special powers, Blocking Repulsor Blasts and Leading the ResistanceBlocking Repulsor Blasts offers him some bonuses and protection from ranged attacks by letting him use Energy Shield/Deflection and Toughness and by preventing him from being targeted by attacks that use Ranged Combat ExpertLeading the Resistance boosts Captain America’s effectiveness in melee situations by letting him use Close Combat Expert and Leadership as if he were 100 points.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our New Avengers themed team, featuring figures from the Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline OP, which comes to a total of 290 points.  Speaking of themes, all four characters on our New Avengers force have the Anti-Registration and Avengers named keywords.

Thanks for reading!  Join us again as we highlight more strategies and team builds from the Marvel HeroClix: Civil War Storyline Organized Play set and visit the WizKids Info Network to find events near you!

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Marvel HeroClix: Holiday Theme Teams

Greetings HeroClix fans,

Today we have another holiday themed HeroClix article for you! What colors best represent the holidays? All those holly berries and Christmas trees all over the place – why, red and green of course! And what better way to really usher in the spirit of the season, than by having teams themed around those two colors fight it out in a winner take all, no holds barred match between Team Red and Team Green from the Marvel Universe!

Marvel HeroClix: Karnak

The key to a balanced team (and a balanced Holiday experience, of course) is to make sure you’re as prepared for every situation as you possibly can, and Team Green does this by bringing some holiday might to the party! Up first for the Green Team is the Inhuman that can find any weakness – we’re talking Karnak from the Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy Fast Forces Pack! A fighter who can systematically pick apart your opponents via his use of Charge, Flurry, Precision Strike, Close Combat Expert, and Exploit Weakness, Karnak is the perfect up close fighter for you to really bring some Holiday Punch to the fight!

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble- Whirlwind

Next for the green team we have Whirlwind, from the Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble set. Another up close fighter, where Whirlwind shines is his use of Blades/Claws/Fangs, as well as the Flight ability! He’ll be able to carry Karnak into or out of battle, and he’s got some staying power with Toughness, Combat Reflexes, and Super Senses. On paper, his damage isn’t anything to write home about, but the inclusion of Close Combat Expert to go along with Blades/Claws/Fangs means that on each click there’s at least a chance Whirlwind will be breaking damage barriers!

Marvel HeroClix: Loki

And finally for Team Green is the Norse God of Mischief and Lies, Loki, the 2015 Convention Exclusive, in his Agent of Asgard persona. The clean-up hitter for your team, Loki brings the Mystics team ability, a range of 7 squares with two targets, as well as Improved Movement: Ignores Elevated Terrain and Hindering Terrain. With those powers, Loki also possesses Mind Control, Incapacitate, Probability Control, and Perplex, along with a great trait and two special powers. His trait, Tricky Trickster, grants Loki the ability to use Shape Change and Sidestep, and also prevents lines of fire being drawn to him by characters 150 points or less, if Loki has 1 or fewer action tokens, unless that character has the Asgardian, Deity, or Mystical keywords.

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers- Age of Ultron- Scarlet Witch

Of course, against the Green Team must come the Red Team! Up first for the Red Squad is the Scarlet Witch, from the Marvel HeroClix: Avengers- Age of Ultron movie set. An absolute steal at 55 points, Wanda has some fantastic standard powers in Stealth, Mind Control, Perplex, and Probability Control, as well as a trait that has the potential to be game changing. The trait, Uncaging the Beast, allows you to give Scarlet Witch a free action when she has two action tokens, letting you choose a friendly character within her range and in line of fire. The character’s combat values are modified by +1 until the end of the turn. Unfortunately, if you do this, you have to deal Scarlet Witch one unavoidable damage, and you will be unable to clear her action tokens.

Marvel HeroClix: Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.- Spider-Woman

Our second member of Team Red is from the recent Marvel HeroClix: Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. set, and is the quintessential double agent – Spider-Woman! In possession of a special power called Web Gliders which allows her to use both Leap/Climb and Sidestep. In addition to that, once per turn, when she is given a move action and moves 4 squares or less, after that move action resolves, she can make a close or ranged combat attack as a free action! In addition to that, she also has the standard powers Flurry, Precision Strike, Super Strength, and Outwit, amongst others. Not to be overlooked is her trait, Revealing All the Secrets, which allows her to choose a copyable team ability that an opposing character within range and line of fire can use. Until your next turn, Spider-Woman can use this team ability, and that character cannot – in the situation we have here, she could truly tip the scales by copying Loki’s Mystics team ability!

Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool

Finally, no Red Team is complete without the Merc with a Mouth, the one and only, Deadpool! The star of last years self-titled release, the version of ‘Pool that we’ll be utilizing for our Red Team is from the counter top display. This version of Deadpool is abundant in color on his dial, without a special power to be seen, but the amount of chaos that he has with his standard powers is quintessential Deadpool. Bringing Sidestep, Phasing/Teleport, Energy Explosion, Blades/Claws/Fangs, Ranged Combat Expert, Regeneration, and Probability Control amongst others, you’re never hurting for options when Deadpool is in the fight. Of course, with that, you can also give Deadpool a free action to attach any of the numerous Word Balloon objects to his base, giving him yet more versatility. And then, of course, is his fourth wall-breaking trait, I Like My Trait In Web of Spider-Man Better. This trait allows you to roll a D6 at the start of your turn, and on a roll of 1-3, you heal Deadpool one click of damage. On a 4-6, remove an action token from either Deadpool or an adjacent friendly character that shares a keyword with him, and has a lower point value.

That’s it for today, ‘Clix fans! We hope you’ve enjoyed this lighthearted look at the holidays through some fun pieces from the Modern Age Marvel HeroClix Universe. Until next time, Happiest of Holidays, and we’ll see you soon!

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Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Cards

HeroClix Fans!

The Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Cards are circulating into stores near you! We previously mentioned that there are over 45 cards available through the Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble, Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline OP and Marvel HeroClix: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Booster Bricks. There are more available at conventions and special events including our National/World Championships, Age of Ultron Storyline OP Events and Ant-Man Micro Tournament Weekend.

Check out the collection below, including ID Cards not yet available!

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers Assemble Booster Brick

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Black WidowMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- FalconMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Hawkeye

Black Widow, Falcon & Hawkeye

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- HerculesMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- JusticeMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Mockingbird

Hercules, Justice & Mockingbird

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- NovaMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- RoninMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Sandman

Nova, Ronin & Sandman

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- SersiMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- HellcatMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Jarvis

Sersi, Hellcat & Jarvis

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- ManifoldMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Rick JonesMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Triathlon

Manifold, Rick Jones & Triathlon

 

Marvel HeroClix: Original Avengers Fast Forces Pack

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Hank Pym

Hank Pym

 

Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline OP Booster Brick 1

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- ProtectorMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- VisionMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Wasp

Protector, Vision & Wasp

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- JocastaMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Machine Man

Jocasta & Machine Man

 

Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline OP Booster Brick 1

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Iron FistMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Luke CageMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Spectrum

Iron Fist, Luke Cage & Spectrum

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Wonder ManMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Jessica Jones

Wonder Man & Jessica Jones

 

Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron OP Kits 1-4

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Iron ManMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- HulkMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Captain America

Iron Man, Hulk & Captain America

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Thor

Thor

 

Marvel HeroClix: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Black KnightMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Black PantherMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Ms. Marvel

Black Knight, Black Panther & Ms. Marvel

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- QuasarMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- QuakeMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- She-Hulk

Quasar, Quake & She-Hulk

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- S.H.I.E.L.D. Priority AccessMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- S.H.I.E.L.D. ReinforcementMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- U.S. Agent

S.H.I.E.L.D. Priority Access, S.H.I.E.L.D. Reinforcements & U.S. Agent

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- War MachineMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Bucky BarnesMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Moon Knight

War Machine, Bucky Barnes & Moon Knight

  Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Red HulkMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Spider-WomanMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Venom

Red Hulk, Spider-Woman & Venom

 

Convention/ Event Exclusive Avengers ID Cards

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Ant-ManMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- AresMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Daredevil

Ant-Man, Ares & Daredevil

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Doctor StrangeMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- NamorMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Shang-Chi

     Doctor Strange, Namor & Shang-Chi

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Spider-ManMarvel HeroClix: Captain Marvel ID CardMarvel HeroClix: Tigra ID Card

Spider-Man, Captain Marvel (TBA) & Tigra (TBA)

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- SentryMarvel HeroClix: Avengers ID Card- Swordsman

Sentry (TBA) & Swordsman (TBA)

Don’t miss your chance at a complete Avengers ID Card Set! Find them, win them and use them to dominate the tabletop. Collect them all and unlock achievements in the WizKids Event System. Play them individually or participate in the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline OP event series to get your Avengers Round Table resource allowing you to add up to 6 Avengers ID Cards!