Pojo's HeroClix "Click of the Day"
|Cyblade comes to us from the wonderful world of Cyberforce, one of the
original Image comics. I say wonderful, but I really mean crudtacular. Never
liked the core Image books (except Savage Dragon, but that's a testament to
Erik Larsen's staying power more than anything else). If you wanna check out
her origin, check Whoclix
http://members.aol.com/whoclix/indyag.htm and you'll be happy.
First thing you notice about the Cyblade Unique is she's cheap. 66 Points to
get her onto your team. That should tell you something. 66 Points only gets
you 7 clicks of health, 1 puny range 4 attack, 8 Speed, 9 Attack, 16 Defense
and 1 Damage augmented by Stealth, Psychic Blast, Toughness and CCE. So
basically you get a wussy range 4 attack with Psychic Blast (oh boy), or a
Close Combat Expert with an attack of 9 at the greatest. She won't be on my
teams, that's for darn sure. She's so cheap, she doesn't even get a team
ability. How rude.
Did I mention cheap? Yeah, she sells for a whopping $5 sometimes. Most
you'll have to pay is in the $20 range, but I wouldn't. Also, that has to be
one of the more pedestrian sculpts on a Unique that I've
seen. If I pull her out of a box, I won't be all that happy.
Playability 1 of 5
Collectability 1 of 5
The figure presents a double edged sword for its users, and no, that doesn't
means she has Blades/Claws and Fangs. Instead, Cyblade has the valuable
Psychic Blast (just for one damage though), meaning she'll cut away at
defensive abilities. In some cases, she'll do more damage to your opponent
with Close Combat Expert.
Cyblade also has stealth, but the problem is that her range is so low (4)
you likely won't be able to attack with Psychic Blast while operating
undercover. Rasputin and V Nemesis are better characters for your PB fix,
since they offer better range, more damage and they'll be easier to get than
this Unique. If you go with Cyblade, have some perplexers handy to boost her
damage and range.