Rookie Anaconda - 41 points
Experienced Anaconda – 53 points
Veteran Anaconda – 62 points
Moveability - Rookie Anaconda
only starts with a Speed of 6, which is pretty mundane. Don’t expect her
to get around the board very fast. Aquatic is one of those abilities that
is only useful once every blue moon since only a few maps have water. Still
it doesn’t add a whole lot to the cost of a figure so it’s pretty much a
wash. She has 5 clicks of Plasticity, which isn’t as powerful as it should
be. If you want to break away it helps, and if you want to tie up figures
without Leap / Climb, or Phasing it helps, but otherwise it’s a waste. The
Experienced and Veteran gets their staring Speed increased to 7, but it’s
still not anything to write home about.
Attackability – The Rookie gets
a starting Attack of 9, which is not too shabby for a 41-point character and
she keeps it for 2 clicks. Also her Attack never drops below 7. Her Range
of 0 can be overcome by using her Super Strength to chuck items. The
Experienced gets a starting Attack of 10, which is above average for her
cost, and the Veteran gets to keep the 10 for 2 clicks.
Damage – Starting damage of 2
with Super Strength is solid for the Rookie and she keeps this for 2 clicks.
On the third click she gains Incapacitate so use it wisely on figures with
strong Defensive powers to make them take push damage. The Experienced gets
the Damage of 2 for 3 clicks, but otherwise is identical. The Veteran gets a
starting Damage of 3, which means she can do 5 clicks with a Heavy Object!
Not bad for a 62 point character.
Defendability – The Rookie and
Experienced start with a 15 Defense and keep it for 2 clicks. Toughness
helps take a little bit of a bite out of the mundane Defense, but not much.
The Veteran gets a Defense of 16 to start, but still only has 2 clicks of
Miscalaneous - The Serpent
Society Team Ability basically redundant on this figure. The weak Speed
makes her mobility limited, and with Plasticity it’s not that hard to break
away anyway. I would have preferred to see just the TA and get rid of the
Plasticity. Her sculpt is scary because at first I thought it was a guy
until I read her bio. Yikes!
Playability – In smaller games
the Rookie and Experienced can hold their own, but they will be quickly
overwhelmed in larger games. The Veteran is the only one I would suggest
using over a 300-point game. Overall she is not a great figure, but her
good Attack and good Damage can be nice. The Serpent Society TA comes in
handy on indoor maps. Pick up an object, walk through a wall and smash
someone with it.
Overall Score: (Out of 10. Score of: 4 = horrible, 5 = below
average, 6 = slightly above average, 7 = great, 8 = outstanding)
Rookie Anaconda – 5.75
Experienced Anaconda – 5.75
Veteran Anaconda – 6.25