The Dark Magician has been revealed for the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix Series 1 starter set!
Due out in December 2013, the Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix: Series One starter allows fans to duel as they have never before – on the tabletop with HEROCLIX! That’s not all — 55 more figures will release in February 2014!
The Dark Magician begins the game with Running Shot, which allows him to move and make a ranged attack utilizing his impressive 8 range value. With Energy Explosion, the Dark Magician can make a ranged attack against a single target (denoted by the solitary lightning bolt on his combat dial) but has the potential to damage adjacent opposing figures as well! Facing a cluster of Feral Imps? No problem for the Dark Magician thanks to Energy Explosion!
Some early-dial Probability Control demonstrates the Dark Magician’s mystical acumen, as he re-weaves the tapestry of time and forces a re-roll on an opponent’s turn or re-rolling an action of his own during his turn!
Mid-dial the Dark Magician switches tactics slightly as Running Shot gives way to Phasing/Teleport, allowing the Dark Magician to ignore terrain and other characters as he maneuvers around the battlefield. Energy Explosion gives way to Penetrating/Psychic Blast. Whenever the Dark Magician makes a ranged attack using Penetrating/Psychic Blast, the damage dealt by his attack cuts through any damage-reducing powers on his targets!
Speaking of damage-reducing powers, Dark Magician enjoys protection from damage on its opening clicks thanks to Impervious, which gives Dark Magician a chance to reduce all damage dealt to it to 0!
Mid-dial Impervious gives way to Invulnerability (-2 to damage dealt to Dark Magician), and then to Toughness (-1 to damage dealt to Dark Magician) towards the end of his dial.
Mid- to late-dial we also see Outwit appear on the Dark Magician’s dial. Give the Dark Magician a free action to use Outwit and he can counter any power showing on an opposing figure that is within the Dark Magician’s line of fire!
Some late-dial Pulse Wave allows the Dark Magician to stay in the fight to the very end.Pulse Wave will attack everyone within 4 squares and deal damage that ignores any powers or abilities on the hit characters!
At 150 points, the Dark Magician is half of a standard 300 point HeroClix build, but with a great array of ranged and support abilities, as well as consistent combat values, the Dark Magician is a great asset to many different strategies.
The Dark Magician possesses the “Yugi Muto,” Dark, and Mystical keywords, allowing for some thematic team builds, capitalizing even more on the Dark Magician’s strengths on the battlefield!