Ah, another Blade movie is out, so we have to have a new
blade figure from the folks at WizKids. For those of you who are unaware
of what Blade is, he is what is called a Vampeal...Half human, Half
Vampire. He's referred to as the daywalker, because he has the benefits
of being a vampire, but none of the weaknesses. On to the review.
Rookie: 29 Points, has 5 clicks of life
Experienced: 34 points, has 6 clicks of life
Veteran: 41, has 7 clicks of life
Starts at 6 for the rookie (7 Exp. and Vet.) with 2 clicks of Stealth.
This (to me anyways) seems to be really low for a character like blade.
That combined with the short range (4 on the Rookie and Experienced, 6
on the Vet) means he's gonna have to get up close and personal to be
Starts at 8 (9 for the Vet.), and runs Blades/Claws/Fangs until the
final 2 clicks of the dial. The drop-off is rather considerable, as he
finishes out with an attack of 6, making it really hard to hit anything.
Willpower, then Toughness, then Regeneration. Blade is never without a
power on Defense. Problem? That defense is 14, 15 on the Experienced and
Veteran versions. and that drops steadily til he's down to 12 by the
2 for a click or 2, then 1's down the dial...no
superior to WizKids previous Blade effort, but still rather plain when
held in comparison to other figures from this set.
Blade is a decent figure when you take into account his cost. The B/C/F
give you huge damage potential in a rather inexpensive package. But
there are far too many other factors that hurt him too much to be
considered a big-time Tourney Piece. I would not, however, shy away from
using him should I pull him in a Sealed Booster Tourney.....
Rating: 1/5 Touney
4/5 Sealed Booster Play