Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Today we continue our look into Mage Knight Resurrection with two mercenaries for the cause. Releasing in stores everywhere this fall, Mage Knight: Resurrection is a fantasy miniatures line utilizing the Combat Dial System it originally pioneered over a decade ago!
We begin our latest preview with the Xandressan Windsman!
The Xandressan Windsman’s top click has Leap/Climb, Blades/Claws/Fangs and Willpower. He also has the Swimmer ability, which allows the Xandressan Windsman to use Improved Movement; ignores water terrain.
On click 2 the Xandressan Windsman gains a special movement power called We Serve the Wind. This allows him to use Flurry and Force Blast; when he uses Force Blast, subtract 3 from the result of the d6 roll (minimum result 1). This power overlaps with the Xandressan Windsman’s use of Precision Strike and will make it so Xandressan Windsman’s Flurry attacks can’t be evaded and the damage dealt can’t be reduced below 1 or transferred. This could be a devastating combination when adjacent to multiple attacking foes. To help Xandressan Windsman fend off attacks from adjacent opposing characters he has Combat Reflexes, which modifies his defense by +2 when he attacks in close combat.
On Xandressan Windsman’s last two clicks he regains the use of Blades/Claws/Fangs and Willpower.
Xandressan Windsman has the Atlantean, Pilot and Soldier keywords – all for only 40 points. Xandressan Windsman also has the Mercenary team ability, which reads:
The character on your force with the highest point value at the beginning of the game is the team’s leader. A character using this team ability modifies its defense value by +1 when it is within 4 squares of its leader. Uncopyable.
Let’s look at another character that can also use the Mercenary team ability. The Gassalite Swordbrother is 45 points and has Improved Movement; ignores characters.
The Gassalite Swordbrother starts with a special attack power called Dance of the Blade which allows him to use Flurry. When Gassalite Swordbrother uses Flurry, he can use Sidestep immediately before making the second attack.
Gassalite Swordbrother’s defense is covered with Super Senses on his top click and then turns to Combat Reflexes on click 2, which is where he also picks up the use of Empower. On click 3 Gassalite Swordbrother gains the use of Blades/Claws/Fangs that carries him to the end of his dial where he will have 2 clicks of Willpower.
For keywords, Gassalite Swordbrother has Martial Artist and shares Soldier in common with Xandressan Windsman. In close combat it would be easy to see these two Soldiers side by side and battling it out with Mage Spawn… maybe next week?
Last, but not least, it is important to note that each Mage Knight; Resurrection character also utilizes SwitchClix technology, allowing players to switch the figure’s sculpt between its corresponding HeroClix dial (fully compatible with the HeroClix core rules) and Mage Knight dial (fully compatible with the Mage Knight 2.0 rules)!
Thanks for reading and although that is all for today, but be sure to continue to come back for more exciting figures from the Mage Knight Resurrection set. Until then, Shape Change for the Win!!