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Clix Beat: Dr. Strange
The Le (02/28/2012)
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Heroclix Dr Strange Clix Beat

The rest of Dr. Strange's dial becomes an interesting mix of powers. Although his defense drops to [15] for the rest of the dial, right in the middle we get a powerful mix of Willpower and Penetrating/Psychic Blast. Seriously now, having a range of [8] with Psychic Blast and damage of [2] makes Dr. Strange quite a threat. And if that wasn't enough, he's got Probability Control for those two clicks too! Yowza!

HeroClix Online Dr. StrangeRounding out the end of the dial, Dr. Strange still has staying power thanks to true Energy Shield/Deflection, but what's this? 2 clicks of Incapacitate and Support? That keeps Dr. Strange still potent for offense or as a utility. Because of that Incapacitate, the Ambidextrous feat would be a great option in Golden Age games.

There are some downsides to Dr. Strange, most noteably the lack of damage reduction, so it's critical that you take advantage of the Defenders Team Ability and keep his defense up. Combined with 4 clicks of Energy Shield/Deflection, even borrowing just a 16 defense could keep him alive for a long time. For Golden Age games, try the Life Model Decoy feat.

The only real downside I see here is the 2 clicks of Force Blast, a power that is almost never used. But in Golden Age games the Disassemble feat would be perfect here, especially since Dr. Strange has 2 clicks of Energy Explosion too!

News Flash!!! This Dr. Strange, along with the
Drax, will both be available at the HeroClix Online store this Thursday! That's right, Dr. Strange and Drax will be available at HeroClix Online before it's available in physical form!


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Your Comments:
In regards to his being a detective, that's basically how his early career was treated. He would investigate mystical anomalies, etc.. (Also, it says so in his bio on the card) :)

Posted by: Tpaz on 2/29/2012 12:53:59 AM
Well with this Dr. Strange you can field a Defenders team from the Galactic Guardians with the orginal members at 400 pts.:

75 pts. #206 GG DR. Strange
100 pts. #203 GG Namor
100 pts. #2 GGFF Silver Surfer
124 pts. #27 GG Hulk

Total: 399 pts.

I'm not sure how effective they would be as a team but I'll give it a shot once I have the figures in hand. :-)

Posted by: phep on 2/28/2012 8:51:08 PM
When did Dr. Strange become a detective?

Nice support piece with a great defensive special power that can help out the entire team. Too bad he doesn't have the Avengers keyword since this Dr. Strange looks like the correct power level as Dr. Strange that's currently a member of the New Avengers team.

Posted by: phep on 2/28/2012 8:39:41 PM
With regard to sharing defenses, keep in mind he only shares the 16 defense value and Shields of Seraphim can kick in as well. To get the full 19 against ranged combat attacks the adjacent friendly character needs hindering terrain itself.

Posted by: PassingBy on 2/28/2012 5:35:46 PM
Doom and Strange have worked together before so it is not beyond the realm of reason. Strange helped Doom to liberate Doom's mother's soul from Hell. It was a good tale.

Posted by: clixkarama on 2/28/2012 1:17:20 PM
I like this version of Dr Strange, perplex, probability control, and support. I like using force blast, usually catches the opposing character by surprise and if I can knock them into a wall or blocking terrain, or off elevated terrain, take that!!
Just a note: these "extra" sets aren't "gravity feed" anymore, they are "counter top displays"....
Cool that HeroClix World gets the exclusive previews!

Posted by: pumawag on 2/28/2012 8:54:41 AM
"(Dr. Doom and Dr. Strange on the same team? Surely not!) ". Has a better chance of happening then Darkseid coming into the marvel universe to get an Infinity Guantlet Gem. But apparently that is what 90% of the players were playing thanks to wizkids suggested build for month 2 of a marvel base Tournament.

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Posted by: Sir Christopher on 2/28/2012 8:48:38 AM