Greetings HeroClix fans!
We continue our series of previews for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix: Heroes in a Half Shell set by focusing on another of Shredder’s bumbling henchmen. We previously showed you the mutated warthog Bebop; please welcome his partner, the equally dense rhinoceros, Rocksteady!
Like Bebop, Rocksteady is based on the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series and has the standard speed, attack, defense and damage symbols. Also like Bebop, Rocksteady can shoot a single target up to five squares away. Rocksteady has the Foot Clan, TMNT Villain, Animal and Brute keywords as options if you wish to include him on a themed force.
Rocksteady has solid combat values and a power set that contrasts with Bebop’s. He starts as a close attacker with Charge and Super Strength, then switches to a ranged attacker with Running Shot and Energy Explosion. Like Bebop, Rocksteady ends his dial with Sidestep and Regeneration to let him escape to fight another day or heal back to stronger clicks and keep fighting.
The contrast between Rocksteady and Bebop spills over into the former’s two traits. Rocksteady’s first trait, Uh… What Was I Supposed To Be Doing?, lets him use Willpower if a friendly character named Shredder is on the map. Additionally, the trait lets friendly characters named Shredder or Bebop use Empower, but only to boost damage from close attacks from characters named Bebop or Rocksteady. Rocksteady’s second trait, Missed It By Thaaaaat Much, lets you place a Mutant Moron Token on his card when he misses an attack. He can then use a free action to remove two Mutant Moron Tokens and remove all action tokens from a teammate with whom he shares a keyword.
Rocksteady comes in at 80 points, which leaves you with plenty of room to include teammates like Bebop and Shredder. In fact, you can include Bebop and #021 Shredder from the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix set and still have points left for another attacker or two. Just remember that if you’re playing Rocksteady with Bebop and Shredder, you’ll want to keep them all near one another to benefit from Rocksteady’s traits.
Thanks for reading! Join us again as we reveal more exciting characters and highlight strategies and team builds from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles HeroClix: Heroes in a Half Shell set. Until then, keep calm and never pay full price for late pizza!