Today we'll be reviewing Kraven the Spider
This is the LE of Kraven and has recently garnered a
lot of positive feedback about being not just the
best LE in the set, but one of the best LE’s of ALL
time. Let’s see if that’s true.
LE: 39 points, No Team
Leap/climb to start and end. Stealth in the
middle. He is definitely a Pounce Candidate.
10 is a fabulous attack for the point cost and 9 for
the next two clicks is pretty good too.
Here is what people like him for. From up close he
is a 19 to hit or more accurately 18 if you Pounce
up there. The Willpower mid-dial is fantastic and
really high for his third click. Even Toughness is
nice for the points.
Okay, it’s 2, but that helps for Pounce. Battle
Fury, pretty much means that Pounce or Telekinesis
is the only option. Close Combat Expert is what
really makes him good.
This is a really lame sculpt for Kraven the Hunter.
It’s like the Metrosexual version of Kraven. But he
does look well groomed and dashing.
Pounce could really help, but there are better
characters with Super Strength options. Protected
will make him a MUCH better tie up piece and is
probably worth the points. But if you only do one
thing I would Incontact him, he needs to do enough
damage to make him really effective. Or with
Incontact you can up his defense to an un-hittable
20. Nanobots is fantastic on him as well and may be
worth the points.
7 clicks is pretty long for the points
Battle Fury makes him not as useful
Feating him up too much will make him too expensive.
A unique and well designed character
Nanobots is amazing on a character like him
Is he worth all the hype? Probably not, a character
like this must have a fair comparison to truly
understand if he is playable. Rookie Iron Fist
comes to mind and has a lot of similar stats and is
also really good. If you compare Kraven to the
Sinister Set he looks like a more powerful Galactus.
Overall he is good, but he reminds me most of
Ghost. Ghost is a similar tie up piece with
mediocre damage, but Ghost was never really used.
However, Kraven does have a lot better movement and
attack stats. He is fantastic, but currently not
fantastic enough to see REALLY competitive play, but
will definitely by a tier 2 piece. When more things
rotate out, I bet he’ll be much better.
HE RECEIVES 4 OUT OF A POSSIBLE 5
Stiltman rules!...if you ignore his stats.
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