Greetings HeroClix Fans!
It is still Ultron Week human and you are gifted with a preview from the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline OP Booster Brick 2! Today’s preview will be the utter destruction of the human race replaced by the mentally superior robot race with Ultron-6 at its core!
Ultron-6 is 160 points and has 6 clicks of life. He has a single target 7 range and possesses Indomitable. He has 1 trait, Vision’s Father and it states to give Ultron-6 a power action. If you do, you may give one action as a free action to a friendly character named Vision and, after actions resolve, heal that character 1 damage. This power does not say anything about adjacency, range, nor line of fire, so use Ultron-6’s son to weaken your foe and then take out the remnants with Ultron-6!
Ultron-6’s dial is meant to crush all who oppose him. He starts with Pulse Wave with an 11 attack and 4 damage with 2 special powers. His movement special power, Jet-Propelled Juggernaut allows Ultron-6 to use Running Shot, the Flight ability, and Improved Movement: ignores characters and— as he comes barreling through squares with other characters in them— he can bump them into adjacent squares! You can setup your opponent’s figures for your next attack using this power, or perhaps prevent them from retaliating on your next turn!
Ultron-6’s defense special power, First Adamantium, let’s Ultron-6 use Impervious. Once per turn he can reroll his roll for Impervious. This power can’t be countered. His 2nd click he retains these powers and also gains Outwit.
On click 4 Ultron-6 has Running Shot, Impervious, and the special attack power, Become Sheer Ionic Force granting him the ability to use Pulse Wave. When he does and hits, after actions resolve, you may place him adjacent to a hit character and modify his defense value by +2 until his next turn. Lastly, clicks 5 and 6 have Invulnerability.
Ultron-6 (Drone) has 2 traits. The first trait is Autonomous or Drone Mode and it says Ultron-6 costs 120 points, or costs 30 points and begins on the click #1 after the orange KO. Until KO’d, Ultron-6 is considered 120 points. He also has a 2nd trait called Basic Programming and it states when Ultron-6 has no action tokens, its actions don’t count against your action total. When Ultron-6 begins or ends a non-free action adjacent to a friendly character whose name includes Ultron, it can use Willpower that action.
Just like previous Ultron (Drones), Ultron-6 (Drone’s) top click starts with Sidestep and Invulnerability, and just like other Ultron (Drones) the top 2 clicks are the same for that model Ultron (Drone) regardless of point cost. The 2nd click of Ultron-6 (Drone) possesses Penetrating/Psychic Blast, Impervious, and the special movement power Extendable Limbs that allows Ultron-6 (Drone) to use Plasticity, Sidestep, and he has the Giant damage symbol. His single target 7 range will be handy with those powers as well. Click 3 is almost identical but click 4 but we see a downgrade to Invulnerability.
For Ultron-6 (Drone’s) end dial, he changes to a close combat strategy that works well with his Giant symbol. He gains Quake and Exploit Weakness on clicks 5 and 6 and Regeneration for his last 3 clicks. Both Ultron-6 and Ultron-6 (Drone) have the Robot and Scientist keywords.
Last up is Ultron’s rebellious son, Vision…
Vision is an even 100 points and for this you get 7 clicks of life, the Wing movement symbol, Indomitable, and a single target 6 range. His trait, Hidden Programming, says when a friendly character whose name includes Ultron is given a move action and actions resolve, Vision may be given a move action as a free action. Use this in conjunction with Ultron-6’s trait Vision’s Father to get Vision across the map, make an attack, then give Vision a non-free attack action or a move action. He can also use Sidestep through his special attack power He’s Coming… Through the Wall! When Vision uses Sidestep or is given a move action, he can use Improved Movement: ignores blocking terrain.
In addition to his special movement power on his top 2 clicks, Vision has Penetrating/Psychic Blast, Super Senses, and Shape Change so he can be hard to hit and very dangerous to feeble humans with his penetrating damage!
Mid-dial Vision brings humanity to the brink of extinction! With Charge, Super Strength, Invulnerability, and Exploit Weakness he will make father proud. On clicks 3 and 4, he can do 6 penetrating damage with an ultra-heavy object, 7 with a critical hit.
Vision’s last 3 clicks are identical as well except for a small movement deviation on his last click which includes Phasing/Teleport, Precision Strike, Super Senses, and the special damage power Must… Rebuild… Father. It says Vision can use Support, but only to target characters whose name includes Ultron. He may do so even if he or the target is adjacent to an opposing character.
Organic children of the earth, you have seen the futility of your future on planet Earth but not all is lost, I will make a record of your existence and perhaps share it with you before your demise in the next preview of the Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline Organized Play set!