HeroClix Watch List— Q3 2017 Results

Dear HeroClix Players,

Please see below the official changes to the figures/game elements that were on the Q3 2017 Watch List (Click here to see the original Q3 2017 Watch List post).

The following errata/clarifications/rulings are effective immediately as of this posting. As such, these errata/clarifications/rulings will be in place for all events at GenCon 2017. We feel that the benefits of implementing these changes more than a month in advance of GenCon will make for a better GenCon experience for all players.

 JW #053b Jakeem Thunder
No changes are being made to Jakeem Thunder. While Jakeem Thunder is certainly an effective HeroClix figure, the current conclusion is that he is not detrimental to the game. Additionally, when the new rules come into effect, Jakeem Thunder will be more susceptible to Outwit which will serve to reign in his effectiveness (for more information on the upcoming changes to Outwit, see this article: HeroClix 2017 Rules: Outwit, Use and Possess).

 WK #D-027 Felix Faust
As a Convention Exclusive figure, Felix Faust has had an extended run in HeroClix Modern Age and has certainly made his impact in many major HeroClix events including three World Championship events. While Felix Faust was scheduled to be rotated out of Modern Age next year, we feel that he has already left his substantial mark on the HeroClix tournament scene. Competitive players have likely played both with and against him many times at this point. We’ve decided to introduce a category of “early retirement”. For now, it’s a category that could be applied to figures that do not have any potential Worlds appearances left and have convincingly demonstrated that they are one of the most impactful HeroClix figures in Modern Age.

As such, Felix Faust will not be legal for tournament play at the 2017 GenCon HeroClix events and future Modern Age events.

WK #MP17-007 Pym Pocket Tank
An errata is being issued for the Pym Pocket Tank to:
a) remove normal damage from the initial attack
b) define the timing of the damage dealt to characters displaced by the Tank
c) change the damage dealt to characters displaced by the Tank from penetrating damage to normal damage.

ERRATA—

OLD: …THAT CAN RETURN TO ITS ORIGINAL SIZE:When an adjacent friendly character attacks an opposing character, the attacker may modify its attack value by -1. If they do and hit, replace Pym Pocket Tank with WK MP17-006a Pym Particle Tank on its orange starting line with one of its squares adjacent to the target. If the attacking character is named Ant-Man, Giant-Man or Hank Pym, use the yellow starting line instead. When replacing this character, you may ignore characters and blocking terrain when placing it, then destroy any in squares it’s placed into. Any characters in squares it would be placed into are placed adjacent to it and dealt 2 penetrating damage.

NEW: …THAT CAN RETURN TO ITS ORIGINAL SIZE: When an adjacent friendly character attacks an opposing character, the attacker may modify its attack -1. If they do and hit, instead of normal damage, replace Pym Pocket Tank with WK MP17-006a Pym Particle Tank on its orange starting line with one of its squares adjacent to the target. If the attacking character is named Ant-Man, Giant-Man or Hank Pym, use the yellow starting line instead. When replacing this character, you may ignore characters and blocking terrain when placing it, then destroy any in squares it’s placed into. Any characters in squares it would be placed into are placed adjacent to it. After actions resolve, any characters placed in this way are dealt 2 damage.

 WI #040 Goblin King (SR)

Two separate errata are being issued for Goblin King. The first limits the duration of his power selection until his next turn (to prevent “doubling up” on use of powers before choosing again). The second is to remove the Power Cosmic team ability from his lower point starting lines- we feel that he is more balanced at these point values with this level of protection removed (thus making him susceptible to the new Outwit as with Jakeem Thunder above).

ERRATA—

OLD: INFINITY GAUNTLET: Give Goblin King a free action and choose two standard powers. Goblin King can use the chosen powers until he chooses again.
NEW: INFINITY GAUNTLET: Give Goblin King a free action and choose two standard powers. Goblin King can use the chosen powers until your next turn.

ERRATA—

Goblin King has the following Trait.
(TRAIT) Goblin King can’t use the Power Cosmic team ability if he started the game at 75 or 175 points.

While we strive to avoid making changes to figures after they have been released if at all possible, our ultimate goal is to have a fun, friendly, and healthy game paired with a positive gameplay experience for both our casual and tournament players. Thank you to our players and playtesters for providing your feedback on how we can further improve the game of HeroClix.

2017-07-11T13:43:29+00:00 July 11th, 2017|HeroClix Watch List|