Today we'll be reviewing Validus from The
Giants Special Edition
FIRST A WORD ABOUT GIANTS: Giant figures can see
and be seen through characters. They occupy an
extra row of squares. These figures can not be
telekinesised or carried, AND they can also not
carry other figures. Being a Giant figure makes you
a Giant target and a Giant liability. I think you
should minus 20 points if you’re a giant.
To learn more about the special conditions of giant
It is on page 16 of this rule book link.
“In this corner wearing the black trunks,
Vaaaaaaaaaaaalidus! In the opposite corner, wearing
the blue trunks, Caaaaappppttain Maaaaaaaakooooo!
Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls get ready for
The Battle of the Dumb Looking Shark People!!!”
Experienced: 152 points, Calculators Team
Charge is nice to start on, but I would have
preferred Running Shot and Charge in the middle.
Since Charge is not as long as his range he will
rarely use the charge, unless he can really make it
to the figures. Running shot couldn’t hurt in the
middle, unless you charged somebody and are still
stuck next to them.
Super Strength is almost to standard to mention,
Energy Explosion is new, but fairly useless with his
single target. Psychic Blast at the end is nice,
but unless you played him wrong, you should have
burned through your enemy’s damage reducers by
Validus’ 7th click.
17 with damage reducers and a mid-dial spike is very
Very impressive 4 for almost the entire dial.
Battle Fury means that you can not really push to
make a second ranged attack for fear of not being
able to hit somebody without pushing again for 3
yep…that is certainly a giant shark boy.
Calculators screams abuse me!!!
So does the Legion of Super Heroes team ability that
Colossal Boy has for only 115 points.
Low opening attack
Only three slots of Invulnerability
Half the points of your 300 point team
Batman, Mystics, Fantastic Four would all serve
Disbanded would serve your opponent well.
Just amazing damage!
Spikes and dips in all the wrong places.
He is so close, but his dial would have to be
rearranged. Top heavy characters with all their
good abilities up front are simply better. Validus
is a good idea, but just very overpriced for a
Giant. If he was a transporter he’d get 5 stars J
If you like Validus use Colossal Boy and Captain
Mako. That way you’ll be able to play with both a
wildcard Giant and a weird Shark Boy.
Shark boy RECEIVES 2.5 OUT OF A POSSIBLE 5
Good, Bad, I’m the Guy with the Clix
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