Greetings, HeroClix fans! Today, we’re looking at a couple of pieces from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man set – the two sides of Eddie Brock, Venom and Anti-Venom!
Up first is Venom, the Indomitable villainous iteration of Eddie Brock. At 125 points, he can be played on Sinister Syndicate, Brute, Monster, and Reporter themed teams, and has the Sinister Syndicate team ability. Venom has two traits, Alien Symbiote and Mmmm… Tasty. Alien Symbiote, is a shared trait for lots of Symbiote characters in this set, which gives him both Plasticity and Shape Change, and he can automatically break away. His second trait Mmmm… Tasty allows him to heal 1 click when an opposing character takes 3 or more damage from one of Venom’s attacks! This power works well with all of the Exploit Weakness and Blades/Claws/Fangs he has on his dial.
His special defense power, called You Can’t Spell Team Without “E-A-T”. This power grants Venom the use of both Defend and Toughness. Additionally, at the beginning of your turn, you may deal an adjacent friendly character 1 unavoidable damage to heal Venom of 1 click. He also has some useful standard powers, including Charge, Invulnerability, and Toughness.
Anti-Venom is the uncommon prime figure in the set, and comes in at 100 points. He has two traits, Alien Symbiote which is the shared trait identical to Venom’s and another trait called I Am the Cure. I Am the Cure allows you to give Anti-Venom a free action to counter a different power on each opposing character within 2 squares and line of fire until your next turn. While Anti-Venom also has access to a ton of standard powers including Charge, Sidestep, Stealth, Blades/Claws/Fangs, Super Senses, Toughness, Regeneration, Exploit Weakness, and Support.
Both Venom and Anti-Venom bring different strengths to the table, and different capabilities that fill multiple roles on a team. Be sure to experiment with each to find a version of Mr. Brock that fits your needs. But that’s all for today, ‘Clix fans! Drop by for more exciting previews from the Marvel HeroClix: Superior Foes of Spider-Man set! Until then, don’t be afraid to push!