- Type: Freyjan Hero
- Crystal Affinity: Ruby
- Abilities: 9 Lives
- Unique Actions: Puddle Jump, Refreshing Rain
- Potions: Volcanic Spring, Arctic Spring
- Movement Points: 6
- Action Points: 3
- Strength: 2B (Melee Attack, Range 1)
- Armor: 2B (Defense)
- Willpower: 3B (Missile Attack, Range 8)
- Dexterity: 3B
- Hearts: 5
- Potion Quantity: 2
On first blush it is easy to dismiss the Tabbybrook as a support only Hero, but underneath that cute exterior is a kitty that will destroy all your furniture while purring happily. Let's take a look.
First, the Tabbybrook joins the party with pretty standard Hero movement and action points of 6 and 3 respectively. Her STR is nothing if not poor, as one might expect from a mage. Her WILL makes up for it with a solid, if not exemplary, 3 blue and magic range of 8 squares. Her ARM is similarly suited, with her actual survivability coming through being able to use her DEX of 3 blue for defense rolls.
The 9 Lives ability is a Freyjan trademark that gives her a single opportunity to escape death. When the Tabbybrook has suffered 5 wounds her player can roll 1 red dice, and remove a number of wound counters equal to the number of stars rolled. If no stars are rolled the Tabbybrook is destroyed as normal. 9 Lives is a One Use Only ability, so players only get to use it once per game, even if it fails to save the Tabbybrook.
Both of the Tabbybrook's unique actions are support actions.
Puddle Jump is a Wave 1 that hits every model that is adjacent to the Tabbybrook, pushing them back 1 square. Since no roll is required, and the action only costs a single action point, Puddle Jump can be remarkable for herding monsters to, say, set them up for a potion—but we're getting ahead of ourselves.
Now lets look at those Potions. The Tabbybrook can carry 2 potions and has two offensive potions: Volcanic Springand Arctic Spring. Both potions cost 1 token, are magic (so use the WILL attribute), and are Lance 8. Both are also dangerous, meaning they affect friend and foe alike. Volcanic Spring inflicts the status effect Fire and Arctic Spring inflicts Ice. All in all, both of these potions are quite potent.
The key thing that makes them terribly devastating is twofold:
- using potions does not require an action point, and
- potions can be shared with other Heroes.
As we hinted before, Puddle Jump can allow the Tabbybrook to get the monsters in a nice neat line so that she can unleash a potion on them! Remember though, you can only use one potion a turn, so no endless potion party carnage.
Even better, if the Tabbybrook is running around in a party of high WILL Heroes, she can share her potion (as long as she has tokens) allowing the entire party to unleash devastating area effect attacks. Now that is a good time!