are going to review Legacy’s Captain Atom
Atom a good solider type similar to Captain
American. He had an experiment done to him and
gained super powers, similar to Captain America. He
is a Captain….Similar to Captain America. He’s made
of Alien Spaceship Metal and shoots energy blasts
out of his hands similar to Capta….uhh….Me. Yeah, I
can do that, just don’t wanna right now!
Cost and Abilities:
Exp., Vet, LE = 105,147,154, 161 Points: 9, 10, 10,
11 clicks of life
range / 1,2,2,2 targets, JSW team ability JLA (on
the experienced version only)
Captain Atom LE is just terrible. It is more points
then the veteran with lower range and a push click.
If you are playing this figure there is no logical
reason to use this over the veteran. Thus, there is
no reason to review that portion of the figure. The
Rookie is clearly inferior to the veteran, but for
the point cost is not a terrible 105 point figure.
The experienced is close with the free move from the
JLA, but the opening push click is wretched. The
Veteran is the one to play if you can afford him on
your team. The rest of this review will focus on
12 with Running Shot and a 10 Range with 2 targets.
Wow. That is money. He will be able to hit you and
there is no doubt about that. This is really his
finest point. If he gets past the first two clicks
he loses the Running Shot and has no more movement
10 with Super Strength. 10 is the starting attack of
any character I will play with. Personally, with
the new higher defenses, I just can’t deal with a
nine. However for 154 points I would have preferred
an 11 or 12. This means you should run probability
control on your 300 point teams to make sure your
heavy hitter hits every time.
with Impervious. Great! 17 is a very nice Defense,
hard to hit and then 1 out of 3 times Imperious will
make sure nothing at all gets through. He has 2
clicks of Impervious so push him once to go for the
4 on the first two clicks, 2 with ranged combat
expert on the next 4. Because he is a flyer he can
use ranged combat even when based. So 6 down the
dial he will hit four clicks.
Sliver figures are cool and the Legacy set is pretty
much all great sculpts. This does not wow me, but
it is a good B+ effort. Fun Fact: I have pulled 5
Veterans in 10 packs that I have opened of Legacy so
Captain Atom is a good figure on his veteran form
and is definitely a house in draft or sealed. He is
not game changing though and really nothing new in
general. He is a beat stick. You can build a team
around him, but there are probably other characters
that are even better to do that with. He is no
Ultimate Thor, but he is much, much cheaper to buy.
How to Beat Him: Outwit is great against him. Start with his Impervious, then
Outwit his Ranged Combat Expert. This will chop him
down to just Private Atom.
How to Play Him: I say you have him carry around a Hydra Medic or Easy Company
Medic. Push the heck out of him to waste opponents,
use the medics’ team ability to boost your attack
then heal later on. Try to hit from a far so the
medics can do their job.
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