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I love characters that are balder then me. Makes me
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Unique: 74 points, Hydra Team
Stealth, is not too bad. It works well for his
mirror image Icons Joker.
9 attack is really bad in this case. Since you have
to commit a character to carry him around, you
really need a guaranteed hit.
17 with Mastermind is great, it works great with the
3 damage is great, but not with Leadership. He is a
push click character, do not kid yourself. Once he
gains Blades and Outwit he’s a lot better.
Dude, look at him… what joke can I make that he is
not already making himself.
Leadership is terrible to start with
Push clicking a character should mean that they
become great, he is not great
He has a host of good abilities, but since he has
Mastermind the only clicks that matter are his
Way too low attack
Cheaper then Icons Joker
He’s no Icons Joker
In Honor of Rock, I decided to review Strucker, but
overall he’s a waste of time. He’s not terrible,
because he can push into some dangerous abilities.
A nearly impossible to kill Stealth, Outwitter with
Blades/Claws and Mastermind is definitely no throw
away click. He’s fantastic on a Hydra team and
definitely will go on my bald characters team, but
for competitive play Icons Joker is going to have
the last laugh.
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An old Nazi who
founded terrorist organization Hydra.
That red techno-gauntlet is the Satan Claw and gives
him some attack powers.
Powers and analysis:
1st click is full of Stealth, Super Strength,
Mastermind and Leadership. 2nd swaps in
Blades/Claws/Fangs and Outwit. Click 3 loses Stealth
and gains Combat Reflexes and Perplex. #4 swaps in
Poison for the attack slot. Click 5 gains Battle
Fury. The final two clicks regain BCF and add
Good early stats and power placement. That early
SStrength might be good, as it gives him a high
potential to do high damage. You could walk him to
hindering terrain next to an enemy and push to his
2nd and best click so he can hide and Outwit.
However, he needs Mastermind fodder so you'll
probably best hold him back for a bit.
After the early clicks, he's all about close combat,
so use him as such. Recommend he only go after soft
targets or those who are in his face anyway. Or, if
no targets of opportunity are in reach, sit back and
Perplex your forces to victory.
With all the new Hydra drones in the set, INSPIRING
COMMAND is a given...if you don't mind only using it
for those two early clicks. BRILLIANT TACTICIAN is a
good selection as well.
At 74 points, he feels a tad expensive, but those
early clicks are pretty worth it. Use him as a
background leader and you'll do fine.
RurouniKJS...here to help.
Hi everyone! Today, as we progress with Sinister, we take a
look at a
Unique: Baron Strucker. Given that I know so little about
this dude, I’ll skip the comments and go straight to the
review: He costs 74 points, and for that you get (besides a
sweet sculpt): 7 clicks of life, 4 range 1 target, and the
Hydra TA. By the way, he’s not a flyer nor has he an
Speed: 8, 7, 7, 7, 6, 6, 5. 1st and 2nd click have Stealth,
and that’s it.
Attack: 9, 9, 8, 8, 8, 7, 7. 1st click has Super Strength,
2nd and 3rd B/F/C, following 2 are Poison and then 2 of
Defense: 17, 17, 16, 15, 14, 15, 15. 1st and 2nd click have
Mastermind, following 3 have Combat Reflexes, and the last 2
Damage: 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1. 1st click has Leadership, 2nd
has Outwit, then follow 2 of Perplex and the rest is Battle
Analysis: His first click, you’ll always want to get past.
He has Super Strength which is useless for him, and also
Leadership, which on him I don’t appreciate. The second is
his best click, the only one where he has Outwit and when,
while keeping his 9AV, he has Blades; and also has Stealth.
Once you are past that 2nd click, he’s almost useless,
unless he has based
someone: he has no Speed powers, his Attack and Defense
powers work best from close. His values are average, damage
is low (Perplex will have to be used on himself most
likely), he’s not easy to heal except on his 5th click… but
you’ll want him fighting there, no running to the medic…
Conclusion: I see no reason to play him, or worry when you
see him on your opponent’s side of the field. Just ignore
him while he’s on his first click, when he gets pushed to
his second click just make sure to keep away from him and
his Outwit, and deal with the rest of his team… once you’re
done, go and get him.
Hmmm, if I remember
correctly, he is the leader of Hydra…or was…check Whoclix…I
suck at these background things.
He is a Unique, 74 points, 7
clicks of life, 4 range 1 target, and Hydra Team
Speed: 8,7,7,7,6,6,5 Stealth the first two
Attack: 9,9,8,8,8,7,7 Super Strength first, blades
claws next two, poison two after, then blades to finish
Defense: 17,17,16,15,14,15,15 Mastermind first two,
Combat Reflexes next three, Willpower till end
Damage: 3,3,2,2,2,1,1 Leadership for 1, Outwit for
1, Poison for two, then ends with 3 of Battle Fury
The Good: Love the Hydra team
Stealth is always good, Push to Outwit is even better
Mastermind, Stealth, CF, make him hard to hurt
Defense values but hard to heal
damage numbers with good abilities except for Battle Fury
and Mastermind makes him really hard to hit
The Bad: Stealth with Super Strength and Blades is
not a good combo
for blades when you have a 3 damage with outwit?
is no good but better than nothing
Inspiring Command, Fortitude to keep him on Mastermind are
good, then of course ICWO for the attack or damage. I do
not think Protected is really necessary for him.
Overall: Hmmm, quite the nice addition to the
standard hydra team. With a simple push, you have a
stealthed outwitter who can be carried around as mobile
blocking terrain by a trick-shotter and can also do some
damage if they get close. He needs help to be playable;
Lockjaw carrying Lian Harpers will be his best friend. On
Hydra teams he will be always used, and in constructed the
Baron could see some play. Of course, starter Batman is
much better for Stealth and Outwit, but this guy is pretty
good in his own way. Personally, I probably will not be
playing him in anything outside of Hydra teams, but I am
sure some people will. Overall he is not bad, not great,
but in between. He is one of the better mediocre pieces to
come from this set.
Constructed/Unrestricted: 2.5 / 5
Sealed/Draft: 3 / 5 (The stealth, outwit, and team
works great with Bullseye and Blackbolt)
Overall:2.5 / 5
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Baron Strucker is like the illegitimate love
child of a good click and a bad click. A lot
things about him seem pretty damn decent, like
the mastermind and reasonable defense. The
damage is good enough for a figure of his cost,
and leadership actually isn't wasted, but front
loaded outwit would have been better. The super
strength is pretty pointless, at only one click
of it. You are almost going to want to push him
to his second click, but he deops too quickly to
do that. The poison is nice, but on a lame
click for it, shoulda overlapped with
mastermind. I guess we should be thankfull it
doesn't overlap with willpower. The blades at
the end is wasted, the attack is too low, and
you are going to want to run back to mommy at
that point. I supposed you could use brilliant
tactician on him, to boost up some fellow cheap
hydra members, but the perplex is also oddly
placed for it. In a marquee pull he is actually
quite useful, but in a regular game your better
off spending the points on feats, or a cheap
300: 1.887/5 (2.8 in marquee)
400: 2.421/5 you might actually be able to
pair him with a lockjaw an take potshots at
support characters here for around 100 points.
600+: 2.113/5 3 fortitudes are a better bet, hes
gonna get taken out too quickly.
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