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Nick Fury
Sinister

Reviewed 06.27.2006

Average Rating: 4

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


Cram-company
2006 Philly
Wizard World
Champion

REVIEWED BY CRAMCOMPANY

 

Today we'll be reviewing Nick Fury from Sinister

 

Nick Fury is perhaps the best reworking in the Ultimates’ Universe.  Nick went from a David Hasselhof meets a film noir character to a bad arss Samuel L. Jackson type.  Playable or not, I want this figure.

 

Unique: 63 points, Shield Team

 

 

MOVEMENT:  Stealth is good and makes a lot of sense.

 

ATTACK: 9 attack on the first click, 10 on the next.  Psychic Blast is fantastic; Energy Explosion with a single target is useless.

 

DEFENSE:  17 with Toughness is neat, but not nearly as good as Willpower.

 

DAMAGE:  3 is about what you expect, Leadership is not worthless, but not always worthwhile.  Hold on… is that Outwit, followed by Ranged Combat Expert?  That is awhole lotta great, yet nothing good is on his first click.

 

SCULPT:  Definitely making my Bald Figures Team.

 

FEATS:  Incontact to push him into 4 damage.  Protected should go on every character that has Willpower, because there is no drawback for using it.  Some people might put Double Time on Fury to get to his good click faster, but I’m not some people and I think some people waste 5 points.

 

OVERALL: 

*       8 Range with Stealth and Outwit

*       He’s very similar to Legacy Batman

*       Psychic Blast with Outwit means that you do not have to waste Outwit on your opponents’ defensive powers

*       High attack and Defense for the Points

*       If only he was an Ultimate instead of Shield, but I do understand why he is not

ealHeal

For 63 points you definitely get a lot, Stealth Outwitters are always amazing and the Willpower doesn’t hurt either.  But you do not get a lot, until you push him.  So he is a push click character and that is a slow process for a second string attacker in a 300 point game.  The simple fact he is a push click guy will keep him out of competitive play, but just barely.  He is about 40 points less then Legacy Batman so perhaps the effective by turn four will be worth the difference in points for competitive play, but I really doubt it.  One of the best uniques in a while, he’s not Stiltman, but who is?

 

HE RECEIVES 4 OUT OF A POSSIBLE 5 THUMBS UP!

 

Good, Bad, I’m the Guy with the Clix

Cramcompany

Questions, comments, sexually confused?  Email me at cramcompany@hotmail.com.

Please no hate mail

 

Rurouni KJS This is the younger, prettier, blacker, Sam L.
Jackson-er Ultimates version of the character. Once a kickbutt secret agent, now the director of Ultimate SHIELD.

Unique Nick Fury
boot speed
63 points
Team: SHIELD
Range: 8 x 1

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08 08 07 07 07 06
09 10 09 08 08 07
17 17 16 16 15 15
03 03 03 02 02 02

Powers and analysis:
He starts pretty loaded with Stealth, Psychic Blast, Toughness and Leadership on his 1st click. But it's #2 that's his sweet spot where Willpower and Outwit are swapped in. He loses PB on click #3. Click 4 changes a
lot: Stealth is gone, Energy Explosion is in, and Range Combat Expert as well. Willpower is gone as of 5th click, and the final click loses EE.

Fury here is a pushable character for sure, with the ability to do a fair amount of hurt for relatively few points. All that Stealth up front help keep him safe, and his fine attack stats make him a serious threat.
Even if the enemy is packing stealth-busting powers, Fury can use his TA to boost allies' damage while hiding behind in reserve. In fact, he'd work well in general as a 2nd attacker or mid- to late-game cleanup man.

Feats:
If you're running SHIELD people, INSPIRING COMMAND practically required. It's a shame that the characters who'd most benefit (Ult. Black Widow and Hawkeye) are being retired. Aside from that, though, Fury is a figure that doesn't need much cardboard at all.

Themes:
Fury goes well with any Ultimates theme, and SHIELD of course. Me, I'll run him as part of my racist "No Whiteys Allowed Black Heroclix Revolutionary Party"
theme.

In sum:
Boasting a great power mix and stats, Fury's one of the best of the set. He'll see a LOT of competitive play.

Rating: 4.5/5


--RurouniKJS
rurounikjs@yahoo.com
This is the younger, prettier, blacker, Sam L.
Jackson-er Ultimates version of the character. Once a kickbutt secret agent, now the director of Ultimate SHIELD.

Unique Nick Fury
boot speed
63 points
Team: SHIELD
Range: 8 x 1

--------------------------------
08 08 07 07 07 06
09 10 09 08 08 07
17 17 16 16 15 15
03 03 03 02 02 02

Powers and analysis:
He starts pretty loaded with Stealth, Psychic Blast, Toughness and Leadership on his 1st click. But it's #2 that's his sweet spot where Willpower and Outwit are swapped in. He loses PB on click #3. Click 4 changes a
lot: Stealth is gone, Energy Explosion is in, and Range Combat Expert as well. Willpower is gone as of 5th click, and the final click loses EE.

Fury here is a pushable character for sure, with the ability to do a fair amount of hurt for relatively few points. All that Stealth up front help keep him safe, and his fine attack stats make him a serious threat.
Even if the enemy is packing stealth-busting powers, Fury can use his TA to boost allies' damage while hiding behind in reserve. In fact, he'd work well in general as a 2nd attacker or mid- to late-game cleanup man.

Feats:
If you're running SHIELD people, INSPIRING COMMAND practically required. It's a shame that the characters who'd most benefit (Ult. Black Widow and Hawkeye) are being retired. Aside from that, though, Fury is a figure that doesn't need much cardboard at all.

Themes:
Fury goes well with any Ultimates theme, and SHIELD of course. Me, I'll run him as part of my racist "No Whiteys Allowed Black Heroclix Revolutionary Party"
theme.

In sum:
Boasting a great power mix and stats, Fury's one of the best of the set. He'll see a LOT of competitive play.

Rating: 4.5/5


--RurouniKJS
rurounikjs@yahoo.com
 
Dario Nick Fury


Here we have another guy from Sinister, and it’s a Unique. Aahhh… how I love

reviewing Uniques… they are much easier than R/E/V (if you do the R/E/V
properly, which I often do not; just take care of the Veteran :P) Anyway,
onto the man: Nick Fury. For 63 points you get, besides a nice sculpt of a
bald guy, the S.H.I.E.L.D. TA (what else did you expect?) 8 tange 1 target
(not bad at all!), 6 clicks of health and:

Stats:

Speed: 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 6. First 3 clicks have Stealth

Attack: 9, 10, 9, 8, 8, 7. 1st and 2nd clicks have Psychic Blast, 4th and
5th have E.E. That’s it.

Defense: 17, 17, 16, 16, 15, 15. 1st has Toughness and the following 3
Willpower.

Damage: 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2. 1st click has Leadership, 2nd and 3rd have Outwit
and the remaining 3 have RCE

Analysis: A top 5, if not top 3, of Sinister. Easily. He’s a very good 3rd
string attacker. The only negative thing about him is that his second click
is his best click, but that’s not a big deal: just push him. Then have him
sit on hindering terrain and shot away through your opponent heavy hitters’
defenses for 3 with his 10 attack value and Psychic Blast, and then Outwit
any other thing that is being a problem for his teammates. And have him
harassing your opponent’s force once and over again with Willpower. He’ll be

able to do much before anyone can reach him and hit (unless they have a
ranged Supes/Ultimates, but you should be able to play him around that).
Even if they could get a hit in, he’s still useful thanks to decent late
attack values and RCE. Just don’t let him be based or he’ll be screwed.

Conclusion: Not much to say: If you pull him, you use him.

Rating:

200 – 3/5 Decent on the right team
300 – 3.45/5 He fits nicely here
400+ – 4/5 They can’t ignore him

“YES FORCEBLAST! NOW I CAN WIN!”

This is Dario, mails to

darioferni@hotmail.com
 
DrStrange86

Today's review is Nick Fury from Sinister
 

Well this is the Ultimate version of Nick Fury, and he is still the strong leader that we all know and love with bit of a more modern attitude.  He instituted the Ultimates, fought aliens, and still lead the forces of S.H.I.E.L.D.  His old clix was a very popular and used piece back in the day, let’s see how this new one holds up.

 

He is a Unique, comes in at 63 Points, 8 range 1 target, 6 clix of life, and Shield Team

Speed: 8,8,7,7,7,6  Stealth first three

Attack: 9,10,9,8,8,7  Psychic Blast first two, EE clicks 4 and 5

Defense: 17,17,16,16,15,15  Toughness first, then Willpower next three

Damage: 3,3,3,2,2,2  Leadership first, Outwit next 2, then RCE till end

The Good: Shield team can come in handy

                     High standard defense

                     Able to do a lot of high, consistent damage

                     Stealth/Psy Blast/Outwit on one click with an 8 range is great


The Bad:  Since his second click is his best, he is basically a push character

                   EE with one target is pointless

                   Once Pushed, he will die fast when hit

 

Feats:  Inspiring Command could work, Protected is good on his Willpower clicks, ICWO can help with the attack.

Overall:  Hmmm,  Stealth/Outwit/Psy Blast with a 10 attack, 17 def, and for 63 points….once second……WOW!!!!!  Basically for the cost of 2 actions, you get the soon to be one of the best secondary attackers in the game.  Stealth and outwit is RARE, and this guy can cause more havoc to a team thanks to the psychic blast and decent damage.  That three will go right through, then you can outwit whatever you want, all while hiding from your enemies.  I wish he had the Ultimates team instead, but that would probably jack up his cost like crazy.  He is fragile, and close combat beasts will rip him apart.  Without damage reducers, he is done in basically one hit.  Then again, there are a lot of good pieces that are amazing for a single click.  All in all, I like this piece….A LOT.  Protected is a must to keep him alive in case you get based, because he will get hurt if hit…and you really need to keep him on that one amazing click.  Like Bullseye, he will see play on a ton of teams as a great secondary attacker. 

Constructed/Unrestricted: 4.5 / 5

Sealed/Draft:  5 / 5

 

Overall: 4.5 / 5

Need help? Send any emails to batmandx@aol.com.

-DrStrange86

 

Clarification:  Thanks to nikoprince for reminding me about the prereq's for shellhead on my Bullseye review.  I forgot that he needs the damage reducers for that.  It does not affect the rating though, he is still an amazing piece.

 


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