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Baxar the Soul-Stitcher
Reviewed November 30, 2006
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating
That Guy That
BAXAR THE SOULSTITCHER
Its about time we get to him. The superhyped,
feature piece that gets a set named after him
and his struggle against the Bloodcuts. There is
better storyline info on the main page, so I'll
skip that. He's a 10 cost figure, with 5 - 8/11.
Now being the celebrity of the set, you figure
you could give him better stats. Even to keep it
non-broken, he could of gotten away with 1 or 2
extra defence and life. Guess they assumed his
effects would make up for it. In a way, this is
true. However, when playing with him, I thought
otherwise. His first effect, Call, allows you to
recruit a guy in your grave right next to him
once a turn, given you can pay the character you
are reviving's spawn cost. The second, Deathboon,
is a single blade that brings a mini to your
reserves if you can kill a local character. Call
seems like the obviously better ability, but it
requires being in a scoring cell. While this can
be hard in the later game, it can pay off big.
Being able to bring back your Fleshless Reaper
or Voodoo Manipulator is crazy. If you got spawn
points, you can even go for Dreadmorph Ogre.
Personal favorites to revive are Hammerhead and
Shard Troll (Hammerhead given a good position to
win, Shard Troll if Baxar is engaged and I have
Now Deathboon on the other hand is pretty weak.
Most of the time, you'd rather just put the
minis on the field rather than wait to bring
them out. It can be useful though, to bring back
smaller guys to fill up spots in your curve that
might result in wasted spawn points. Other than
that...I dunno. Now how do you set up for
abilities like this early? The easiest is to use
creatures with Appease or Corpsebuilt (this one
is better) to fill the grave early with the
character you want to get back as soon as Baxar
hits a scoring cell. Then, get out fodder pieces
that will be able to retrieve spawn points to
get Baxar out and move him up as soon as
possible. Email me at Tallbob1112@yahoo.com if
you want to see the warband I made with him or
if your just plain interested on using this
Constructed - 3/5 - Overrated, but it did win
the SoCal 10k for the guy who made Baxar
Toolbox. You should probably focus your warband
on getting the most out of him.
Sealed - 3.5/5 - Just as good here, cause there
are good odds you'll get a Butcher to set him
up, plus there is less disruption.
Artwork - 3/5 - Cool stuff, but make him
Baxar the Soul-Stitcher
Tell me again why we haven't reviewed this guy
I mean, good god man, this is right up there
with Scarab Warcharm. He's a 5/5, straight up.
MAYBE 4 if you don't like great stats and an
awesome ability that has some nasty combo tricks
with his Citadel and some On-Spawn abilities.
Seriously man, unless you hate fear, hate
recursion, AND hate... whatever the hell Baxar
IS, you're gonna play him if you have him. I can
see a FEW bands that might not like him (The
Kitsune based bands being one of them), but a
hefty chunk of the Anaheim 10K players liked him
plenty, and I do too.
Short review. It's that obvious people
5/5 across the board, except for sculpt, because
I don't think even the designers know what the
heck that's supposed to be. Why no knitting
needles? Can't stitch souls without knitting
needles. Magical knitting needles of EVIL.