Greetings HeroClix Fans,

Welcome back to another preview from the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 Movie Gravity Feed, releasing this week! Today, we’re taking a look at everyone’s favorite wooden hero, Groot!

 It should be implied, but from this point forward, be warned – potential spoilers for the film Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 lie ahead!

Marvel HeroClix: Guardians of the Galaxy v2 Movie – Groot

If you’ve seen any of the trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, you know that Groot has grown up a bit from where he was left at the end of the first film. No longer a potted plant, Groot is now a walking talking toddler, a tiny size force of justice for the universe! Of course, as the old saying goes, it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog – and this pint-sized three click 30-point guy packs a punch!

To start, Groot has Improved Movement – Ignores Hindering Terrain, allowing him to move freely amongst his plant brethren. He also has a trait called I am Groot!, which allows Groot to use Sidestep. Additionally, friendly characters within one square of Groot can use Improved Movement – Ignores Elevated Terrain. He also has a special power appearing on all three clicks of his damage called Heart of the Team, which allows Groot to use both Enhancement and Shape Change. Couple that with his natural powers of Stealth, Plasticity, Smoke Cloud, and Poison, and even though he’s just a little guy, he’s more than capable of holding his own and supporting the team!

Some strategies to consider with Groot – definitely take advantage of his tiny size, and make sure you’re carrying him with any ranged or stealth characters you may have on your force to take advantage of both his Enhancement, and once he’s able to take actions after being carried, his Smoke Cloud to place hindering terrain markers to either put them into stealth behind the smoke cloud, or drop your opponent’s attack by -1 by placing them in the smoke cloud. It’s also great to use him to give someone that Improved Movement – Ignores Elevated Terrain, have the person moving carry Groot to their destination, and have a different character use that same advantage from the trait by strategically placing Groot next to them.  There’s a lot you can do with this little guy, and he makes your Guardians of the Galaxy or Cosmic themed teams that much more efficient and effective, at a relatively little point investment.

That’s all for today, ‘Clix fans! Be sure to join in next time as we continue to look at more exciting previews from the Marvel HeroClix Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 set! Don’t forget to visit your FLGS this week to pick up the new set. Until next time, don’t get hooked on a feeling – play more HeroClix!