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Reviewed November 24, 2006
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating
That Guy That
No Valor today kiddies, but I may throw some
more on for next week. Our final pick of the
week is a Madness Baxar piece. Now, I dunno, but
it seems like Madness has been the bottom of the
barrel as of now. Aside from DHC builds and few
Janus builds, it really hasn't done alot to
compete with the high tables of 10Ks. I dunno, I
just thing the extremely low defense for really
high life doesn't make them THAT playable. Prove
me wrong. Either way, you guys saw how I
butchered Bogillian. We'll we may have gotten
Lockjaw is an 8MMM girl. This makes her near
impossible for early game. with that cost, her
stats are 2 - 4/7. Not what you'd expect for an
8 drop with triple aspect? Same here. Any near
broken effect? You decide. Lockdown is a come in
to play ability. You choose a cell upon arrival,
and no pieces can shift out for the turn. Yes,
even yours I believe. And no, it doesn't prevent
blade or spawn phase movement abilities. Now in
order for me to play this girl, her cost would
have to be 5M, or even 5MM or 6M. But 8 has no
effect, as it will have little effect on the
game being that the opponent will probably have
some abilites to get out of the cell. Another
ordament for the Christmas tree...
Constructed - 1/5 - Too expensive, and alot
better pieces to choose from. People keep
telling me that it is good with Baxar himself,
but would you really wast 8 spawn points for a
mediocre stall effect?
Sealed - 1/5 - Bogillian is better here...nuff
Artwork - 2/5 - She-Man with a pipe cane? I'm
missing where this girl is Madness
Ha. On first look, this chick is nothing short
of utter crap. Leave it to the guys at WotC to
make something like this a key piece in one of
the best combos in the GAME.
For 8MMM the stats are nothing short of
sucktastic. That's right people, this chick only
has TWO power. Most figures of her cost have at
least twice that, with four power, and some even
have more (Chrysalis Spinner being a favorite).
Her other stats, at 4|7 are even WORSE. And to
top it all off, an otherwise awesome ability can
only be used once, when she's spawned.
Or can it?
Ya see, that's where Baxar and Citadel of
Torture come in. Lockjaw is, for all intents and
purposes, Baxar's little slave girl. He Calls
her to his cell after she was fed to Equitar or
Butcher, then Tortures her in his Citadel so he
can bring her back next Spawn Phase. Too bad it
isn't an infinite loop, but pulling it off a few
times will REALLY screw with your opponent.
Generally, I'd suggest you aim for Locking down
their portal, but if there's anything you are
worried about, go ahead and lock it. Do try to
be careful though, because her ability DOES
affect your creatures. Of course, if you are
confident you can kill them and just don't them
escaping so easily, this is a great thing. This
works wonders against Brighthammer Avenger and
whatever other Charge pieces may be out there,
and also shuts down last time's figure, Raging
Vanguard pretty well.
There are a few problems, of course. Figures can
be Advanced or Skirmished out of cells that have
been Locked Down and can be shifted normally
afterwards, so Scarabe Warcharm probably will
come to the rescue on annoying occasions. Also,
like I said earlier, Baxar can't loop Lockjaw
with Call and Torture, so you'll only be locking
down one cell a turn, which is a bit of a
bummer, but if you just imagine how friggin'
awesome it would be if you COULD lock down an
unlimited number of cells... yeah, that's why.
And again, you can inadvertently catch your own
allies in the Lock Down, which usually isn't
But hey, it's a combo piece. It's a bit of a
hassle, but considering how you can also do the
same thing with Angel of Sunrise and any other
On-Spawn ability (which so far are limited to
Appease and Corpsebuilt, other than Lock Down
and Haste, but will no doubt grow as sets are
released)... Baxar's Citadel of Fun could be a
band to rival Chessmaster in the future.
Constructed: 4/5 Please, as if you'd use her for
anything OTHER than Torturing and Calling.
Limited: 1/5 Unless you pull Baxar, Citadel, and
something with corpsebuilt... and your odds
there are pretty much nil.