Marvel Ultimates #085
From what I have read about Xorn via the
Internet, I’ve come to discover that he is actually Magneto is disguise.
When I heard who this figure really was, I actually expected some decent
stats. It was not much longer, Wizkids produced their sneak peek of this
figure and I was shocked. This isn’t Magneto, this is an over priced Jean
Grey. Needless to say, once I saw this figures stats, I want nothing to do
with him. I consider this figure so unplayable, I traded my piece straight
across for an experienced Punisher.
Speed / Range: The actual speed of this figure
is kinda high. I guess he’s a good runner… With a range of 0 though, his
high base speed doesn’t draw any attention. This figures range is pitiful –
especially since he is Magneto under that mask!
Attack: All eight of Xorns’ clicks have TK.
Whoop Dee Do!!! As far as I am concerned, this figure is extremely
overpriced for his limited attack skills. His attack value starts off at a
decent number – a 10, but they drop so fast he becomes nothing more then
fodder in late game situations.
Defense: Xorn has six straight clicks of energy
deflection, which he’ll need if he ever plans on getting his hands dirty and
brawling. I expected a few damage reducing abilities on the dial for 94
points, but I was sadly mistaken. In order for the figure to deal any
damage, he has to base a person, but his defense is the weakest when he is
base-to-base with an opposing figure…what gives?
Attack: Base four damage with support. If I
wanted base 4 damage, I’d go with veteran Cyclops, if I wanted support, I’d
go with a paramedic – I’d save 13 points and actually have a duo that can
attack from range and support on the same turn. The high damage and the
support does not mix at all. This is a horrible combo, and it definitely
does not work with his 0 range.
Overall: For 50 points, you can use a veteran
Jean Grey. She is exactly the same, except she lacks the high damage. With
a range of 0, what does a high damage value do? If you could TK yourself,
then it would be useful, but you cannot. This figure is HORRIBLE and I hope
none of you readers out there play this figure. If you want TK, Support –
use a rookie Jean Grey and a veteran Paramedic. Save yourself 51 points in
the process… This figure is definitely not tournament worth, as
Nightcrawler beats this guy to pulp without much effort. Simply put – he is
a waste of plastic and 94 points.