Greetings HeroClix Fans,
Welcome to another look into a couple of awesome figures from the upcoming DC Comics HeroClix: 15th Anniversary – Elseworlds set! Today, we’re taking a look at two versions of the Scarlet Speedster himself, The Flash!
Up first is the 018 uncommon figure from the set, a low-cost but high-impact version of The Flash that can be added to your force for a low-cost investment of 60 points. This version of Barry Allen sports 4 clicks of life, has Hypersonic Speed across his entire dial, and has Super Senses on the first two clicks of his defense. He also possesses a trait called Saving the President, which states that once per game, if another friendly character that is within 10 squares and line of fire and would be hit by a range attack, you may instead place The Flash in a square adjacent to the target, and that attack misses that target. If you do, for the rest of the game, The Flash’s speed value becomes 0 and he can use Sidestep and Outwit.
Our second take on The Flash is the 030 Rare figure, featuring and right off the bat you can see an array of changes that lead to a change in play style for this version of Barry. Up first, The Flash possesses Improved Movement – Ignores Hindering Terrain. He’s also a bit heftier in cost at 110 points, but the return on that investment is a longer dial and a greater array of standard powers – again including Hypersonic Speed across his entire dial, as well as Precision Strike, Super Senses, Regeneration, and Outwit.
Beyond those standard powers, The Flash carries two traits, as well. His first, called World Without a Superman, states that you can modify this character’s attack value by +2 when attacking only characters of 50 points or less. Conversely, modify this character’s attack value by -1 when attacking only character of 150 points or more. His second trait is called A Constant Blur of Motion, which states that The Flash can use Energy Shield/Deflection. Additionally, whenever The Flash is missed by an attack, you may immediately place him up to 3 squares away.
Both versions of The Flash can be played on Central City and Speedster themed teams, with the 018 figure also able to be played on Flashpoint and Scientist themed teams, while the 030 version can be played on Justice League and Police themed teams. Additionally, the 030 also grants you the use of the Police team ability.
That’s it for today, HeroClix fans! Join us next time as we continue looking at more upcoming figures from the DC HeroClix: 15th Anniversary – Elseworlds set and don’t forget to check the WizKids Info Network for upcoming Release Day OP Events! Until then, Shape Change for the win!