Published on December 11th, 2013
Greetings HeroClix Fans!
And welcome back as we continue to preview figures from the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One set! Today we bring you Summoned Skull!
Summoned Skull has a trait called Lightning Strike, allowing him to use Energy Explosion. Also, when he is occupying or adjacent to water terrain, he may target any character occupying or adjacent to water terrain with a range combat attack, ignoring range or line of fire. The Energy Explosion portion of this special power can be a solid attack option for multiple targets with his printed 8 range and two targets.
Summoned Skull can also utilize his Running Shot to move and attack opposing figures. A printed 10 movement over all four clicks of Running Shot will allow him to attack up to an impressive 13 squares away. On the second click of his dial, Penetrating/ Psychic Blast will make his damage ignore damage reducers. Also on the front section of Summoned Skull’s dial is a run of Range Combat Expert, allowing him to modify his attack and damage by +1 each, or either by +2. As he has printed 10, 11, and 12 attack values and 3 and 4 damage values, neither option will be a good choice for the figure targeted by this attack! A couple opening clicks of Impervious will reduce damage, if not evade the attack out right. After this, Summoned Skull moves to a long run of Invulnerable, continuing to provide solid damage reduction.
In the next section of his dial, Summoned Skull changes front an effective range combat figure to a solid close combat piece. Though his combat values are a bit higher in his range combat section, he is no slouch in this area of his dial. He opens this section with the always potent combination of Charge, to move and attack an opposing figure, Super Strength, with which to grab an object to inflict more damage, and Exploit Weakness, to make sure the damage ignores damage reducers. A couple clicks into this section of dial sees Summoned Skull give up all range combat potential as Battle Fury is on the rest on his dial. And on his last few clicks, Invulnerability gives way to Toughness as his damage reducer of choice.
The Indomitable combat ability will allow Summoned Skull to act two turns in a row. He can be played on theme teams built around “Yugi Muto,” and Dark keywords. At 210 points, with strong attack and damage values, he will be a solid piece to build any force around.
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