Welcome back to X-Sneak Peek Week! Today we'll be revealing details around the second member of the Astonishing X-Men team, but if you missed our previous blog covering the first member, make sure you check out the first X-Sneak Peek blog.
Bundle up with a thick coat and pour yourself a hot cup of cocoa, because the Blackbird is landing on the heels of a vicious cold front, courtesy of the Astonishing X-Men's cool new member: Iceman.
Bobby Drake is a mutant born with the powerful ability to manipulate moisture and create ice; he can transform himself into a flexible organic form of ice, create ice weapons and objects via moisture in the air, and reform body parts after taking damage in battle. After being recruited by Professor X to join his team of X-Men, he was given the code name "Iceman" and has battled some of Earth's most dangerous threats.
Iceman is a Controller for the Astonishing X-Men team who loves to freeze enemies in their tracks via Slow and shatter them into pieces with relentless assaults. His Basic and Ultimate abilities apply Slow, and he always attacks on enemy turns if they have Slow. When an enemy has Slow applied to them, Iceman adds Barrier to himself and lowers the enemy's Armor -- and in Raids he lowers the enemy's *Damage. As a nod to his ability to reform after a limb or his entire body is shattered, when Iceman begins a battle with 4 Astonishing X-Men allies, he has a 100% chance to Revive once.
Cool off enemies with Iceman:
Traits: Hero, Global, Mutant, Controller, X-Men, Astonishing X-Men
Basic - Chilling Blast
Attack primary and adjacent targets for 240% damage + apply Slow.
Gain +1,000% Extra Focus for this action.
Special - Freezing Impact
Energy Cost: 3/3
Attack primary target for 280% damage.
If the target has Slow, this attack always Crits + apply Stun.
Ultimate - Ice Slide
Energy Cost: 5/5
Barrier self for 30% of this character's Max Health then attack all enemies for 320% damage + apply +1 Slow to each target.
Passive - Absolute Zero
On Spawn, if Health is full and this character has 4 or more ASTONISHING X-MEN allies, Revive once with 40% of this character's Max Health.
On enemy Slow, Barrier self for 5% of this character's Max Health.
On enemy turn, 30% chance to attack that enemy for 140% Piercing. If that enemy has Slow, always attack that enemy for 140% Piercing.
Lower Armor by 20% for all enemies with Slow.
In RAIDS, Lower Damage by 30% for all enemies with Slow.
Xavier's School has already selected a gifted untouchable student to join the Astonishing X-Men team next, so keep your eyes here for the latest on their new member.
Good luck, Commanders!
*fixed incorrect information