Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Today we are soldiering on with our Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool & X-Force set previews as we complete our sneak peak at the Uncanny X-Force Fast Forces Pack with Psylocke, Cable, and Domino.
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At 50 points, Psylocke sneaks onto your team with X-Force, X-Men, and Martial Artist keywords and some powers and abilities that will make her useful from both at range and up close, base to base. She begins with a special movement power, Psychic Ninja that lets her use Stealth and Mind Control with a range of 7, nearly double her base range value of 4. To make sure nobody can escape her mental gymnastics, she has Precision Strike along with her special power. If your opponent wants to base her, they are taking a big risk with her Combat Reflexes and Exploit Weakness. After taking damage from a firm hit or feedback damage from Mind Control, Psylocke loses her psychic focus but gains Stealth, Blades/Claws/Fangs, Willpower, and Outwit.
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The Man Out of Time, Cable always seems to find himself coming back to lead X-Force. He has Six Pack, X-Force, X-Men, and Soldier keywords. For 100 points, Cable is the team’s heavy ranged attacker with a single-target 7 range value and the trait Fighter From The Future that grants him the use of Phasing/Teleport and Ranged Combat Expert. With Running Shot, Sidestep, and Stealth spread throughout his dial, you should be able to find a good position for Cable to hunker down and pick off his foes. Being the team leader is Cable’s specialty with his special power on damage One Way Or Another that lets him use Leadership, but if he fails with the dice roll he can use Outwit until your next turn. Even if Cable doesn’t have special orders for his teammates, he still has a plan to make things happen. He has Telekinesis for four clicks, perfect for positioning your team, pulling an opponent closer to you, or tossing objects, even at characters that normally can’t be seen. Defensively, Cable starts out with Toughness and pulls back to block incoming fire with Energy Shield/Deflection before landing on a final click with Regeneration to piece his Techno-organic body back together.
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As luck would have it, the last figure is Domino who comes in with two convenient point values to choose from at 25 and 75. At 25 points, Domino should easily fit onto almost any Six Pack or X-Force keyword team, or any non-themed team for that matter. With 3 clicks of life, starting as a rookie, this incredible bargain for a mercenary has Stealth, Precision Strike, Super Senses, a single end click of Combat Reflexes, and Probability Control right along with a range value of 7. If you are looking for a bit more fight out of her, you can pay 75 points and be treated to 6 clicks with the same power set, improved combat values, and a special movement power, Recon Maneuvers, that gives her the use of Stealth, Sidestep, and Improved Movement: Ignores Hindering Terrain. Domino also has a trait that is only active at her 75 point level, Just Lucky, I Guess. This lets her reroll any dice roll made by a character within range and line of fire once per game; that is ANY dice roll, including a Super Senses or Shape Change roll!
Now, for some team building. The Marvel HeroClix: Uncanny X-Force Fast Forces Pack has six characters, each with a healthy mix of keywords making building a themed team a snap. Keeping our focus at 300 points, we have a few options each with the X-Force, X-Men, Weapon X, and Six Pack keywords, so let’s just focus on a few team possibilities.
Total = 275-plenty of room for a resource or up to 5 ID cards from your collection.
You have the ability to sneak up on the opponent, with strong options for ranged and close combat and a healthy spread of team supporting powers with Deadpool’s Perplex, Domino’s Probability Control and once-per-game traited re-roll, and Cable’s occasional access to Outwit.
Total = 300
If you like to crowd the field, this is the way to go. You get Domino’s cheap Probability Control, two solid close combat attacks that can heal themselves in Wolverine and Deadpool, devastating ranged attacks from elevated cover by Fantomex, Psylocke’s effective from range and close combat, and Outwit from an E.V.A. bystander. (going for 400? Add Cable and use everyone from this pack!)
We hope you’ve enjoyed all the Marvel HeroClix: Deadpool & X-Force previews and unboxing videos from Scott Porter and our other partners. You’ll be able to get your hands on the Booster Brick and Uncanny X-Force Fast Forces Pack very soon, but there is more to come. The Mercs 4 Money Fast Forces Pack is coming soon after this set and we’ll have previews of that for you as well! Until then, be sure to log in to the WizKids Info Network to find Pre-Release and sealed booster tournaments for Deadpool and X-Force near you.