REVIEWED BY CRAMCOMPANY
Today we'll be reviewing MANTICORE
from CITY OF VILLANS/CITY OF HEROES
Skip the who he is….because I
don’t know. I do know that the City of Villains
giant, special edition, limited, gold, sealed, super
box that has the COMPLETE SET of these Heroclix
costs about $100. And based on what was just
released…may not have all the figures in it. So if
you’re like me and don’t play video games/computer
games….you’re basically spending $10 a click. But
that’s just for those people that like a complete
set….they wouldn’t possibly make them tournament
legal….oh they are tournament legal? Well, at least
their not broken and must play click?.......uh-oh!
They’re all LE’s…so at least you
won’t be able to play two, so you will not have to
own multiples of each.
MOVEMENT: Phasing is not my favorite
ability to start with, but my favorite to end
with….stealth to end, will be very interesting.
Could really save him from being offed by a lesser
ATTACK: Solid attack. Incap at the
end with two targets is becoming rare and the ten
range will work well with that.
DEFENSE: Pretty low, but the will
power at the end will help to get him to escape.
DAMAGE: 2, but with ranged combat we
will say 4 damage. When is outwit bad?
SCULPT: Not too bad. All the
sculpts are good now days.
The Wildcard team ability is what
makes him so darn good. Ultimates, Batman, Mystics
and sharing Sue Storm’s defense. That will make him
The long range and double targets
will make him great.
Lockjaw and Manticore will make a
great team. Use trick shot on Manticore and he can
hide behind lockjaw and shoot. Double time on
Lockjaw combined with Manticore great range could
put him always out of harms way.
Manticore has so much potential.
Trick shot and wild card with that long of range is
something only Livewire comes close to and Manticore
is much more powerful.
His speed dial is really screwed up.
Low defense, but that can be fixed by
giving him stealth or sharing a high defense.
He has a very high and consistent
He will still die in 6 clicks, no
matter how many teams he has.
I like him a lot. I have every
intention to play him, when the right team becomes
available. I view him like Ultimates Hawkeye,
with more potential. He’s very sensibly priced and
I think he could be a top contender. If a
disassembled hits the board then he’s not going to
be nearly as good, but Lockjaw can really help him
even if he has no other teams to abuse.
HE RECEIVES A 4.5 OUT OF A
POSSIBLE 5 THUMBS UP!
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