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Clix Beat is a series of articles that focuses on a single HeroClix figure and some of the great ways to play it on a team. Today we're looking at Dr. Strange from the Marvel Galactic Guardians Gravity Feed.
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You gotta' love that Master of Mystical Arts. For just 75 points you get a fine secondary attacker for your force and some great utility too. The first two clicks are identical, which is a good thing. He doesn't have any move-and-attack powers (at all), but Phasing/Teleport is will let him Carry anyone he wants up to 9 squares.
And if your opponent is a Defenders, he can lend that  defense anywhere he wants (or borrow it from someone higher). And remember, the recent change to the Defenders Team Ability now means Wildcards and lend or borrow that defense to Dr. Strange now too!
Defenders Team Ability: Characters using the Defenders team ability may replace their defense value with the unmodified defense value of an adjacent friendly character using the Defenders team ability.
Fortunately, Dr. Strange isn't just a glorified Taxi. Energy Explosion works great here thanks to a respectable range of 8, and Perplex is always welcome this early in the dial. Playing a Golden Age game? Well Energy Explosion works nicely with the Armor Piercing feat. Need more? How about this fancy Special Power:
Shields of Seraphim: Dr. Strange and adjacent friendly characters can use Energy Shield/Deflection.
So, while that  defense may seem average, stick Dr. Strange on some hindering terrain and now he's got an effective 19 defense against ranged attacks! And if that wasn't enough, combined with another adjacent Defenders member or Wildcard, and that adjacent ally can have 19 defense against ranged attacks too!
What to be really evil? Stick the 139 point DR. DOOM (from the same gravity feed) next to Dr. Strange and now you're looking at a potential 20 defense against ranged attacks for both of them! Hooah! (Dr. Doom and Dr. Strange on the same team? Surely not!)
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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