Pojo's HeroClix "Click of the Day"
"Behold a pale horse, it's rider was death, and hell followed with him." OK so
it's not really Apocalypse the bible is describing, it's Death, one of the Four
Horsemen. Many, many years ago Apocalypse showed up in the Marvel U with nothing
but malice and contempt in his heart. He was born 5,000 years ago in Egypt, and
may actually be the world's first mutant. He formed the Alliance of Evil, and
perverted the hero Angel into the Villain Archangel to serve as his Death. Did I
mention that he once took over the entire universe? Yeah, that whole Age of
Apocalypse thing (that actually wasn't half bad.) He's got a penchant for
messing with Cyclops, including kidnapping and cloning Scott and Jean's son from
the future (Nathan Summers) and turning that clone into Stryfe.
The ancient one starts with a flying range of 8 with phasing for the first two
and last two clicks. In between he gets plasticity, so he can literally be a
slippery eel when he wants to be. Attack of 10 will beat the crud out of most
clix, and he's got super-strength for the first five. In addition he's also got
a four square range attack. A starting Defense of 15 with invulnerability for
the first two and toughness for the remainder of the dial. Combine all that with
damage of three with leadership and perplex on the dial and Apocalypse is one
But at a cost of 133 he's a tad pricey. Of course, he's supposed to be pricey.
He's almost a god after all. In 200 point games it would almost be impossible to
support him properly, but I'd have him in a 300 point squad in a heart-beat.
Apocalypse has one of the best BIG sculpts in the game. He's just freakin' HUGE.
As one of the bigger villains in the X-Universe it's a good sign that WizKids
waited to get him into the game. Perhaps they'll make versions of all four of
his Horsemen. Unfortunately his low outsider name recognition has dropped
his collectability. Currently he sells for between $15 and $27 on Ebay. I guess
everyone is still looking for Nightcrawler.
Collectability - 4 out of 5
Playability - 4 out of 5
Next Week - It's the Gargantuans - The Two BIG Guys and a Skrull...
See you next time, same bat time....you know the rest.
Apocalypse is a beatstick. He is a great fighter and sports lots of
superpowers such as Phasing, Plasticity, Super Strength, and a lot more. He
costs 133 points but I think he's worth every one.
He has a speed of 8 with phasing to start, meaning he can travel through
walls while carrying someone. A few clicks later. he gains Plasticity making
it harder for your opponent to get away and easier for you to get away. He
then gets phasing back for his last few clicks. His attack starts off at a
good 10 with super strength and doesn't get lower than 8. He has a low
defense of 15 but he sports Invulnerability for protection. After a few
clicks, he loses invulnerability and gains toughness for the rest of the
dial. In damage, he starts off with a great 3 and leadership to give your
army extra actions. Then, he gains Perplex to beefen up one of your guys.
His small range of 4 is good because if he gets knocked back, you don't have
to waste an action to move back in close to who you were attacking. In all,
he's a great figure for just about any team. He's a little pricey but not so
bad, so if you can afford him on your team, go for it: you won't be
Sealed/Draft: 4.6/5 (He's better here as it will be hard to hurt him)
Fun:4/5 Sculpt:4.5/5(His sculpt is awesome and the detail is great)
|So here's an apocalypse click, one of my favorite bad guys.
the 133 point cost could definitely be worse for this 9 clicks of health
monster. A starting damage of 3 w/leadership is good, thouhg leadership
relys on luck. After 3 clicks of leadership, he gets perplex for 3, which i
like alot more. The 15 defence isnt as good as it could be for a high point
click, but the 2 clicks of invuln. is awesome. And after that, its toughness
to the end. Attack is great at 10, with superstrength for 5. Spped is 8, but
be careful not to abuse that phasing and leave your team to die. Plasticity,
a fairly rare ability, can get you out of tight situations
-high attack w/superstrength
-high defense w/invuln and tough
-high points w/not much team support
-range of only 4
-leadership based on luck
So overall, he's strong as a loner, even alot like superman but with small
range and half the point cost. You wont want to use him in 200 point games
unless you build a team with him and mostly support, because he won't be
able to help his team much w/abilties when hes flying and phasing across the