Greetings HeroClix Fans,

Welcome to another exciting preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 Movie set! Today, we’re looking at one of Star-Lord’s oldest…friends? Yondu!

As is always the case, be aware that anything from here on in may contain spoilers for the film!

Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy v2 Movie - Yondu

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As leader of the Ravagers, Yondu is familiar with combat, and his dial is a reflection of that skillset. He is a 100-point piece, has six clicks of life, and has a remarkable range of eight squares with three targets. He also has Improved Targeting which allows him to make ranged attacks against adjacent characters. Finally, taking into account his tendency for shifting allegiances to suit his needs, Yondu can be played on Guardians of the Galaxy, Ravagers, Pilot, and Pirate themed teams.

Yondu has a good mix of standard powers with Sidestep, Force Blast, Energy Shield/Deflection, Toughness, and Perplex. However, where Yondu sets himself apart from other great ranged attackers in the game is with both his trait and his special attack power. His trait, called Yaka Arrow, states that damage dealt by Yondu’s range attacks can’t be reduced below one! Imagine carving through your opponents with that eight range and making sure that even their biggest tank is getting whittled down every round.

His special power, Whistling Arrow Attack, makes him even more formidable. The power begins by having you give Yondu a range combat action that targets a single character. Each time Yondu hits and the attack resolves, he may then make a range attack targeting a single opposing character that has not been targeted this action, counting range and drawing lines of fire as if he occupied the square of the character most recently hit. Each hit character is dealt 2 damage instead of normal damage! This power effectively grants Yondu a range of 16 squares, and coupled with his trait, means at the bare minimum, you could be doing 1 damage to two characters on completely different quadrants of the map!

Yondu, as expected, is a force of nature on the battlefield, and can change the course of the game on his own. He’s an expert ranged attacker, and he can even offer a bit of support via Perplex to the rest of his teammates. While his 100-point value takes up an entire third of your build total, he’s more than worth the investment to make your build truly scary in play.

That’s it for today, ‘Clix fans! Be sure to check back again as we look into more exciting previews from upcoming sets!