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Jack of Hearts

Reviewed 12.20.2006

Average Rating: 4

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating

Is it just me or is this guy really freaking good? Running shot nova blast for 4 damage, at less than half the cost of Nimrod. Granted, his attack, range, and movement are less, but what do you expect? Plus, he has avengers TA, aka the super wildcard TA. But wait, theres more. What happens when you nova blast? Click him twice, you get running shot psy blast, and probability control. He also gets ESD to shoot his defense up to 18. Anything else? He stays dangerous to the very end, with the potential to do 6 damage on his last click. He even has those really cool clear plastic hands. The only possible problem is, while he is quite capable as a primary attacker in larger point games, his use is maximized as a secondary attacker. But, while he is a secondary attacker, youd probably want to send him out first. I am currently working on putting together a team with him and Nimrod together. Jack of Hearts can nova blast first, and then back up NImrod with his probability control. I really like this click, and not just because it came out of the same booster as my zombie hulk.

300 or below: 3.512/5 Quite capable, but missing the nova blast would hurt.
400 or above: 4.315/5 In fact, the higher the better.

~so said the spy
Rurouni KJS Unique Jack Of Hearts
wing speed
105 points
Team: Avengers
Range: 8 x 1


Jack of Hearts is kind of a jack-of-all-trades in the range department. Pulse Wave, Psychic Blast, Energy Explosion, RCE, Running Shot: you name it, he does it somewhere on his 8 clicks. Pretty decent damage, too.
But what puts Jack over the top a bit is his early-dial Probability Control, giving him some utility beyond being a simple Nova bomb.

...because most are going to consider NOVA BLAST for him thanks to an OK AV, Running Shot and high damage on his first click. THUNDERBOLTS is great on any Avenger (especially one who can use Suicide Squad to heal up after a Nova Blast). But I wouldn't add more than 15-20 points of feats on a secondary attacker like Jack, especially since so many only help him in a very few slots on his dial.

Themes/Comic accuracy:
An Avenger with a penchant for exploding once in a while, he's fine for Avengers themes. He was one of the final "mighty" Avengers.

In sum:
Almost a prototypical backup attacker, or first-striker, Jack of Hearts is just cheap enough to Nova Blast foes with abandon in 400 points and higher, but he needs a solid partner in smaller games.

Rating: 3.5/5.

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