Greetings HeroClix Fans!
Today’s preview is a double whammy of fighting females from the Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate, or S.H.I.E.L.D. First up, we have the S.H.I.E.L.D. Specialist!
At only 37 points, the S.H.I.E.L.D. Specialist brings potent punch to the battle! Early-dial Charge gets her into the fray quickly, while mid-dial Energy Shield/Deflection offers some protection from ranged retaliation. Late-dial Outwit can always be a game changer, and the S.H.I.E.L.D. Specialist is always ready to throw a monkey wrench into your opponent’s plns by countering a power at a critical moment.
Her Minion special power is exceptionally useful as well. Have a higher point S.H.I.E.L.D. figure within 8 squares? Great, because now the S.H.I.E.L.D. Specialist can use Support! Reserve her from the battle and use her Support to keep your heavy hitters on the field while enhancing either their range or damage values with the S.H.I.E.L.D. team ability as they shoot away at your foes!
The S.H.I.E.L.D. Specialist is an inexpensive addition to your S.H.I.E.L.D. forces, and are all the more effective when combined with their one-time director, Maria Hill!
Maira Hill may have been a controversial director of S.H.I.E.L.D., acting as both a foil as well as occassional ally to the Avengers, but she knows how to get the job done and her dial reflects that!
Early-dial Stealth keeps Maria safe in the shadows while she lines up her shots carefully with Penetrating/Psychic Blast. While she only has a 6 range, keep some figures with the S.H.I.E.L.D. team ability around her and that will enable Maria to shoot targets up to 9 squares away! And having those additional agents around will definitely benefit Maria, as she has little compunctions about shrugging of damage to them via her Mastermind!
Maria Hill’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Director, For Now special power also allows her to grant Enhancement to a friendly figure with the S.H.I.E.L.D. keyword with the highest point value. Combined with the natural benefits of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team ability, this special power definitely provides some extra firepower to your S.H.I.E.L.D. forces!
Late-dial, Maria Hill picks up Force Blast and Willpower, and at the end of her dial Maria regains Penetrating/Psychic Blast as well as Perplex, which allows her to remain a useful addition to your force throughout her dial. At only 72 points, Maria Hill is an excellent candidate to command your S.H.I.E.L.D team into battle!
That’s all we have for today, but be sure to join us next week when we check in with the head officer of Highest Anti Terrorist Effort (and one crazy mamma-jamma!). Until then, kepp on clixing everyone!