Pojo's HeroClix "Click of the Day"
|When you think of nasty, animal-like, evil baddies, who
comes to mind? Venom - naaah... too 80's. In fact, I can't even think of any
other nasty, animal-like evil villains, well, with the exception of
Victor Creel is quite possibly as old or older than Wolverine. His origin
story is almost as shady as Logan's. And of of course, there was the old
Weapon X storyline (which looks like it's getting some revisiting over in
The New X-Men written by Grant Morrison) which made the claim that Victor
was in fact Logan's father. Of course, he's not, it was false memory
implants, or some such. In any case, Sabretooth is in fact, Wolvie's arch
nemesis, a fact any good comic fan knows well. Even if they didn't, the
first X-Men movie should have made it clear to them.
The Veteran Sabretooth packs a wallop, and is fairly inexpensive for what
you get. At 69 points he fits on many teams quite easily, and most likely
isn't the most expensive clix in the mix. He's got 8 clicks of health and a
damage of 16 which includes Toughness and Regeneration. Creel ain't going
down easy, that's for sure. A starting 3 damage gives way to 2 after the
first click, when you get Battle Fury. The damage doesn't matter though,
'cause Creel has B/C/F, and who wouldn't use that given the chance? 'Tooth
is fast, but not that fast, his 8 starting speed drops to 6 after the first
click, and he only gets 2 clicks of Charge. His starting attack of 10 is
usually enough to hit even the most hardy of clix.
Did I mention that he's Wolverine's arch-enemy? Yeah, and he's a brotherhood
member too. All in all, Vet Sabretooth passes muster for a nasty villain
group. I'd use him in any 300+ point game.
Sabretooth is a miniature piece of art. Being a larger figure, the details
are quite nicely done, and the post definitely captures the essence of the
character. Unfortunately, WK decided to make Sabretooth an REV, and a 2-3-4
REV at that, which means you shouldn't have to pay more than a couple of
bucks for this clix. In fact, I've seen REV sets sell for a couple of bucks
Playability 4 of 5
Collectability 2 of 5.
Next time we journey to Latveria, land of Dr. Doom! 'Nuff Said.
||Today's click is Wolverine's arch-enemy, Sabretooth. The
two have almost completely identical dials. The two things that separate
Sabretooth from Wolvie are the Brotherhood team ability and the cheaper cost
at 69 points. In my opinion, Sabretooth is a better choice unless you are
running some of the X-Men in your force. Although they are practically the
same, he is cheaper and he moves for free. That just makes him better
Overall, he is a good close combat attacker. He has decent attack values
with Blades/Claws/Fangs. And if he takes some damage he can heal himself
with Regeneration. His defense values aren't that great though, so he is
going to need that Regeneration to keep himself in the battle longer.
Another good close combat attacker who can benefit from the use of a taxi.
I'd personally use Nightcrawler, Spiral, or Taskmaster over this guy for
close combat, but he does the job if you dont have these pieces.
200- games: 3/5
300+ games 3.25/5
Sealed Box: 4/5
Not too shabby. He
vs. Wolverine, the classic battle. It is hard to say who would come out on
top, prolly wolverine overall, but Sabertooth would certainly hold his own
and could certainly KO Wolvie more than a few times. He is a good peice and
you get a good deal for the low cost that you have to pay to play him. The
vet only costs 69 points, and you get some charge and BCF, a deadly
combination. Also plenty of toughness and regeneration make him hard to
KO. Battle Fury, really I don't like that power at all. It means that he
cannot be carried into battle, so firelord and other ranged combatants can
make short work of Sabertooth if your not careful. I personally wouldn't
play him in a tournament, but I would never laugh at someone who did.
Sabertooth is not to be taken lightly.
200- Games: 2.75/5
300+ Games: 3.5/5
Sealed Box: 4.5/5