Greetings organic children of the planet Earth!
You have survived another day in the Age of Ultron, congratulations to you. You will now be shown another supreme incarnation of Ultron from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline Organized Play event coming to a game store near you. Today’s preview is from the period of Annihilation when Ultron took control of the Phalanx.
Ultron (Phalanx) was a floating consciousness drawn to the Babel Spire on a world conquered by the Phalanx. Ultron, having the superior force of will, took control of the Phalanx and they embraced him as a father figure they desired.
Ultron (Phalanx) 055a has a 10 click deep dial, a range of 8 with 2 targets and the Power Cosmic team ability. His Improved Targeting: ignores elevated terrain works well with his top 3 clicks of Penetrating/Psychic Blast. His 3 clicks of Phasing/Teleport will let him get where he needs to be to launch an attack behind the elevated terrain he ignores. His top click of Invincible and a 19 defense will keep all enemies looking for an easier target as well.
On click 4 Ultron now has Charge, Steal Energy, Invincible, and Outwit. Soften your opponent with Outwit then steal their life force and heal up Ultron with it as he continues to remove all obstacles in his path. Click 7 and 8 are identical, he retains charge but now he has regained his 19 defense along with Impervious and 2 special powers. His attack special power Cybernetic Impact allows Ultron to use Quake. When he does, his damage value becomes a locked value of 3 and all squares within 3 squares are considered adjacent. Make sure to remember to apply the knockback to hit characters.
His damage special power is called Of Course… He Has a Giant Killer Robot Mode. It states Ultron has the Colossal damage symbol. When this click is revealed while taking damage stop turning the dial. This power can’t be ignored. Ultron’s combat values are truly matchless on the 2 clicks. His 5 movement is a little low, but his 13 attack, 19 defense, and 6 damage will have the organic beings’ knees quaking. His last 2 clicks end with Phasing/Teleport, Penetrating/Psychic Blast, Regeneration, and Outwit.
Ultron (Phalanx) 055b has the same traits that previous drones possess. Autonomous or Drone Mode and Basic Programming. The point values are 30 and 120 points for Autonomous or Drone. He has a 6 range single target and Improved Targeting: ignores elevated terrain. His first click starts just like all previous drones as well, Sidestep and Invulnerability.
Ultron’s 2nd and 3rd clicks have Pulse Wave, Invincible, Enhancement, and the special movement power Teleport Flare and it states Ultron can use Phasing/Teleport. When he uses Phasing/Teleport, he may use the Carry ability to carry up to 4 characters with the robot keyword and doesn’t modify his speed value. So take your Ultron army across the map with the 30 point or 120 point version and be ready to release your foe from their mortal coil.
Clicks 4 through 6 see a change to close combat with Blades/Claws/Fangs, Impervious, and Empower which need no explanation of what to do other than defeat your enemy. Finally on his last 2 clicks, Ultron has Mind Control and Regeneration. His damage value never falls below a 3 for his entire dial and his attack falls below a 10 on his last click. With both Ultron’s possessing the keywords Cosmic, Robot, Ruler, and Soldier, it will be easy to build a theme team, especially with a few 30 point versions of Ultron on your team.
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