May 22, 2015

Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron SLOP- Jocasta

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Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron SLOP- Jocasta
Greetings HeroClix Fans!

Thanks for joining us again as we bring you another exciting preview from our upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron Storyline Organized Play series!  Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron is a four-month event that begins in June and features 56 figures distributed between two waves of tournament boosters.  Today’s preview brings us a robot that was originally built to be Ultron’s bride but turned against her maker and fought by the side of the Avengers.  Please welcome the robot Jocasta!

Let’s take a look at Jocasta’s character card and dial:

Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron SLOP- Jocasta

Now, let’s take a closer look at Jocasta’s traits, A.I. Entity Possession and Possessed.

The first part of A.I. Entity Possession reads, “When Jocasta would be KO’d by any effect other than the Possessed ability or, if you pay 25 points when building your force, place Jocasta on another friendly character’s card …”

Jocasta can be played at her 130-point value, and she can be placed on another friendly character’s card if she would be KO’d by any effect other than the Possessed ability.  You may also instead pay 25 points when you’re building your force and she starts the match already placed Jocasta on another friendly character’s card.

Moving on, A.I. Entity Possession says, “…place Jocasta on another friendly character’s card if that character is 25 points or more, has the Armor or Robot keyword,  or , or , and  or .”

In order for Jocasta to be placed on another friendly character’s card, that character has to meet the above requirements for point value, keyword, and combat symbols.  So characters below 25 points, without the Armor or Robot keywords, and with the  or , , and or combat symbols are not eligible.

Finally, A.I. Entity Possession says, “That character can use the Possessed ability with this character as the Possessor.”  Easy enough:  Jocasta is the Possessor and the character whose card she’s on is the Possessee and can use the Possessed ability.

Now let’s check out the Possessed trait, which begins: “Click the Possessor’s dial to the same click number as this character and change it during the game in the same way that this character’s dial changes.”

Once Jocasta (“the Possessor”) is on the card of a friendly character (“this character”), click her dial to the same click number the friendly character is on.  So if the friendly character is on click 2 when Jocasta is placed on the character’s card, then Jocasta’s dial is also turned to click 2.  If the friendly character’s dial is turned during the game, then so is Jocasta’s dial.

Next, Possessed reads, “At the beginning of each of your turns or after this character takes or is healed of damage and actions resolve, you may choose 1 power showing on one Possessor’s dial and 1 combat value on one Possessor’s dial higher than this character’s printed combat value.”

Nothing too complicated here.  Choose one power showing on Jocasta’s dial and one combat value on her dial.  Remember that the combat value has to be higher than the possessed character’s printed combat value.  So if you want to choose the attack value and your possessed character has a printed value of 9, then you’ll want to make sure Jocasta’s attack value is higher than 9.  Also remember that the choice for power and combat value is made at the beginning of each of your turns or after the possessed character is healed of or takes damage and actions have resolved.

The next sentence reads, “This character can use that power and modifies that combat value by +1 until your next turn or until it is healed or takes damage.”

What’s the point of choosing a power and combat value if you don’t get any benefits?  Once you’ve made your choices, the possessed character can use the chosen power and modifies the chosen combat value by +1.  Let’s say the possessed character and Jocasta are both on click 2, and you’ve chosen Jocasta’s attack power (Precision Strike) and attack value (10).  The possessed character can now use Precision Strike and gains a +1 to its attack value.  This portion of Possessed lasts until your next turn or until the possessed character is healed or takes damage.

Finally, Possessed reads, “If this character or the Possessor is turned to a KO click, the Possessor is immediately KO’d.”

Pretty self-explanatory here.  Jocasta has Regeneration, Shape Change and Stealth on her last two clicks to hopefully help you stay in the game.

Jocasta can be found in the first wave of tournament boosters and is a viable choice for many forces at both her 130-point cost and as a 25-point Possessor.  For ease in theme team building, Jocasta has the Avengers, Initiative and Robot keywords.

That’s all for this sneak peek at the upcoming Marvel HeroClix: Age of Ultron SLOP series!  Stay tuned as we reveal more exciting characters in the days and weeks to come!

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