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Reviewed March 20, 2007
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating
Chen Wan Lee
Wow it looks like this is Passion week! Not that
it matters much since there are only two reviews
weekly, but I generally can’t help myself for
feeling excited, since Passion is, well, my
passion (pardon the lame pun).
Today’s miniature is the Hiveling Overlord, a
rare Passion Figure from Chrysotic Plague, and
one of the numerous Hiveling miniatures
Being a Hiveling gives it several advantages,
notably with characters like Queen Chrysota.
However, quite simply put, the Hiveling Overlord
has poor stats. While it tops all the 7-drop
Passion figures in survivability (beating
Greenlife Dryad and Infernal Gothic by one life
point), the Hiveling Overlord has the lowest
attack of them all; only half the number of
attacks as compared to the Bladehound, a
virtually unused common vanilla Passion figure
from the Base Set.
Of course, the Bladehound was a vanilla; it had
to have better stats to make up for its lack of
an ability. The Hiveling Overlord has two
abilities; the first allows him to teleport into
a Hiveling-occupied cell upon rolling a Blade.
Movement abilities are very rarely bad as long
as you are in control of where you want to end
up, and this is no exception. Being able to fly
into another cell to attack again is fantastic.
However, this would mean that you would need a
significant number of Hivelings in your warband
to be of any use. If you play this miniature,
you play him for this ability.
His second ability is also situational, possibly
more so. The cloud is a superb weenie destroyer,
killing irritating weenies like Cannibal
Pariahs, Succulent Creepers, Bloodthirsty
Redcaps and Clawclan Scounts instantly.
Unfortunately, this use is highly situational,
as your target range is small, and you would
have to get into combat with them first.
However, combined with other Venom creatures
like Beetleback Mass (also a Hiveling) and
Chysota’s Chapel this ability might prove pretty
deadly against a wider range of miniatures. Note
that my opinion on Venom is similar to most
players – use it as an extra bonus and not as a
main theme since Venom is not very dependable.
As mentioned, Beetleback Mass is a Hiveling, so
stick to Hivelings as your main theme.
Thankfully, if you are going to be playing this
guy, you would probably be playing a Hiveling
warband, in which case he is a mere 6-drop with
the Queen out making his rather poor stats more
acceptable, and he would have more targets to
Constructed: 4/5 in a Hiveling band. Do not
include in a normal warband.
Art:1/5. I preferred the box art version with a
skeleton instead of some rotting dude.