Greetings HeroClix fans!

Welcome back as we continue our series of previews for our upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Avengers/Defenders War set!  Today, we take a close look at another character that we’ve waited patiently to see in the game.  From the pages of Daredevil to the Clix table, meet Melvin Potter, the Gladiator!

Marvel HeroClix: Avengers/Defenders War - Gladiator

As a skilled costume and clothing designer, Melvin Potter turned to a life of crime and designed his own suit of armor and saw blade weapons, calling himself the Gladiator.  He was frequently foiled by Daredevil and had a run in or two with Iron Man before getting his life in order and reforming his criminal ways.  On the HeroClix map, he brings a healthy mix of close combat and range combat utilities along with the durability to last through a fight for his 60 points.

Representing the Emissaries of Evil, Maggia, and Martial Artist keywords, Gladiator muscles his way into the game with a starting click of Invulnerability followed by a few clicks of Toughness to keep him on his feet.  Initially he excels at ranged attacks with Running Shot and the ability to throw his custom saw blades with the special on attack, Titanium Sawblade Gauntlets. When he hits a single character with a ranged attack, he can use Blades/Claws/Fangs and choose to deal his base 3 damage or roll a D6 and replace and lock the result just like you would for a Blades/Claws/Fangs roll.  With a range value of 5, Gladiator has a fairly long reach for attacks that can potentially deal 6 clicks of damage.  If his opponents choose to close the distance and meet him base to base, he picks up the deadly combination of Flurry and Blades/Claws/Fangs on his last two clicks.  With a full dial of Blades rolls, more than half of which can be at range, this is the Gladiator we’ve been waiting for!

Thanks for reading!  Join us again as we reveal more exciting characters, highlight strategies, and team builds from the Marvel HeroClix: Avengers/Defenders War set and visit the WizKids Info Network to find upcoming Pre-Release Events near you!

Until next time, train your dice to roll sixes!