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DC Heroclix: Teen Titans- Rose Wilson

rosewilson1The next sinister agent of N.O.W.H.E.R.E. is Harvest’s loyal right hand and also the daughter of the infamous mercenary, Deathstroke.  Rose Wilson comes in with a beautiful sculpt wielding her twin swords.  Every aspect of Rose is perfectly captured whether it be her deadly blades or her speed in battle.  She truly makes for a very dangerous figure.

Rose is 126 points and comes with a variety of abilities that make her a threat on the battlefield.  First off, she has an ability called Incredibly Agile which allows her to ignore elevated terrain, hindering terrain and characters when moving.  This means you can’t pin her down or corner her.  She starts off with Running Shot and Penetrating/Psychic Blast so she can do some ranged damaged, but if she does get in close she’s got Toughness and an 18 defense which doesn’t make her easy to hit.  And her Indomitable ability keeps her from taking pushing damage.  In other words, you’ll get tired before she does.

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But they don’t stop giving her special abilities there.  She also has an ability called called A Killer Among Killers which replaces Perplex on Rose Wilson’s damage slot. This ability reads, “When Rose Wilson attacks an opposing character with a higher unmodified attack value, damage from the attack is penetrating damage.”   And even if you’re lucky enough to do damage to her, as you get into her last clicks she still has Flurry, Combat Reflexes, Stealth and Regeneration.  All these abilities give me visions of her jumping through crowds of enemies, hacking and slashing and then getting away.

To see more on Rose go here.  And we’ll see what other N.O.W.H.E.R.E. minions we get this week.  I’m personally hoping for Warblade.  🙂

DC Heroclix: Teen Titans- Harvest

harvest1Today, Wiz Kids starts their round of Ravagers previews by giving us the bane of this team’s existence.  Here is Harvest, the mastermind behind the organization N.O.W.H.E.R.E. which is responsible for the creation of The Ravagers.  The resourcefulness and power of this villain are more than accurately represented and may even reveal that Harvest is a lot more powerful than we may have thought.

First off, his figure is a whopping 263 points!  He’s just 37 points shy of a 300 point team build.  So in essence, Harvest is almost like a one-man army.  And the powers and abilities they give him throughout reiterate that on a very dangerous combat dial.  He has the N.O.W.H.E.R.E. key word and can use the team abilities of any friendly characters who have the same key word.  They have taken his great intelligence into consideration by making sure he has Outwit in one form or another through out his dial.  His powers read like the Heroclix manual as he goes from Incapacitate to Penetrating/Psychic to Blade/Claws/Fangs to Running Shot.  They’ve even made it harder to hit him as he can defend with Impervious or Invulnerability.  And if he chooses not to fight, he can easily get away with some clicks of Phasing/Teleport.

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But one thing that is very unique about Harvest is his ability to use a relic in the game.  In this case it’s his staff.  It allows him to use Incapacitate and Outwit.  When using Incapacitate Harvest gets +1 to his attack.   If you give Harvest a power action you may choose a power; that power is countered on all characters within 5 squares.  If you give Harvest a double power action and choose a character within 10 squares and line of fire; deal that character 1 unavoidable damage and all of its powers and abilities are countered until your next turn.  This just adds to an already insanely powerful figure.

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Well, we hope the mighty Harvest here impressed you.  You can find more details about him here.   But even more so, we hope the combined might of The Ravagers can stand against him.  We already got an early look at Terra here, but be watching for more Ravagers figures to be previewed this week.

DC Heroclix: Teen Titans- Fairchild & Grunge

Wiz Kids has completed the roster for the original Gen 13 kids today by adding the stats for Fairchild and Grunge.  Once again, Wiz Kids has taken great care in not only the sculpts and likenesses of our favorite teen heroes, but also in the design of the their powers which accurately represent them from the comics.

fairchild1Fairchild is up first and much like Freefall, Wiz Kids hilariously decided to give her a special ability to mimic an incident that happened to Fairchild more than once in her adventures.  She has a special ability called, “My Clothes Always Rip & Then Everybody Stares” in which she is allowed to use Shape Change but only with a roll of a 6.  This represents the fact that in the comics Fairchild can increase her size and strength, but it’s normally at the cost of the clothes she’s wearing.  A unique feature to her is that she can be played at either 100 or 75 points.  I’ve been out of the game for a while so this is a new feature I’m not familiar with.  The rest of her powers are present in her dial with Leap/Climb, Super Strength, and a couple of instances of Impervious and Invulnerability to show how tough she is in battle.  Even Fairchild’s intelligence is accounted for by giving her outwit to be able to get past some of her opponents powers.

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grunge1And the last, but certainly not least, member of the team is Grunge.  His powers were probably a challenge to accurately represent and even though when the card system was first introduced several years back I didn’t really like it, I can see now that characters like Grunge could not exist in this game without the card system.  They start him off with Phasing/Teleporting and Super Strength but then give him an ability called Molecular Absorption.  This is pretty cool because it allows him to attack an object and mimic gaining its properties by gaining Toughness if it was a light object or Invulnerability if it was a heavy object.  This was a very creative way to display his powers in the game.  They even took his photographic memory into account and gave him Perplex and later on he gets to show is Kung Fu skills with Close Combat Expert.  Again, a superb job with Wiz Kids doing their homework on these characters.

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Well, that’ s it for the Gen 13 kids.  You can check out more about them here.  And we’ll be watching for more of The Ravagers hopefully being previewed soon.

DC Heroclix: Teen Titans-Freefall, Burnout, & Rainmaker

We previously shared the Gen 13 team base stats here but Wiz Kids has provided some individual stats for some of the members.  We have stats for Freefall, Burnout, and Rainmaker.  Each of their personalities is perfectly captured in their power sets and the sculpts for the figures look great!

freefall1First up is Freefall.  She starts off with a hilariously unqiue ability called, “I don’t know why, but I love Grunge”.  This allows her at the beginning of her turn to attack any character that did damage to Grunge in the previous turn as a free action.  I love this little detail!  It really shows the designers know these characters.  Freefall’s dial continues on as it accurately represents her powers by utilizing Force Blast, Telekinesis, and Energy Shield/Deflection.  She is a mere 66 points and that is a bargain for what she can do.

 

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burnout1Next we have Burnout.  He doesn’t have any uniquely funny abilities like Freefall did but he does have all his powers accounted for in his dial.  He starts off with Running Shot and Barrier which allow him to move and attack and keep a strong defense when your opponent retaliates.  Even if he chooses to stand still, his Ranged Combat Expert allows him to do more damage.  He does have a dangerous ability called Catch Fire which incorporates Energy Explosion that can hit multiple targets and perfectly simulates Burnout’s ability to turn up the heat when surrounded!  He’s a little more expensive at 76 points but spending those extra points will be well worth it.

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rainmaker1Finally, we have Rainmaker.  She has a unique ability called Uninhibited.  This allows her to move past any enemy unhindered which mimics her ability to control the elements including the winds which allow her to fly.  She too has Running Shot and Ranged Combat Expert which simulate her control of thunder and lightning.  She even has Smoke Cloud to simulate a cloud of thick fog.  Of this trio, she’s the most expensive at 80 points but it’s probably because she’s lethal even until the end of her dial where she gets Energy Explosion and can even target up to 3 characters at one point!

 

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You can check out more at Wiz Kids main site here and watch for the last two members of Gen 13 to show up later this week.