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Iron Man
Super Nova

Reviewed 11.09.2006

Average Rating: 3.65

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.
Top 10 regional player in Chicago.

REVIEWED BY CRAMCOMPANY

Edited by Jamie Lewis

 

Today we'll be reviewing Iron Man from Super Nova

 

Iron Man’s Closet “Wear High Fashion, Goes to Die.”

How does he get chicks wearing this stuff?  He must either have a great personality or be very rich…

 

NOTE:  This is not a one shot review.  CramCompany will be back reviewing figures for the next year.  I work in haunted houses so October is my busy time.  Very sorry.

 

Experienced: 111 points, Avengers Team

 

 

MOVEMENT:  Three clicks of Running Shot, in the slots you need them… in the front.  Forceblast I have used only once in the past two years of competitive play.  It doesn’t hurt, it just won’t help.  Fairly consistently high movement will help him get where he needs to be hurting people.

 

ATTACK: 11 attack at the beginning of his dial… again where he needs it.  He has nice attack for 6 clix which is pretty good.  Incapacitate and Energy Explosion are terrible on high costed figures.  Your high point figures need to be taking opponents out, not hitting them for one or two damage.

 

DEFENSE:  Invulnerability is okay, but past 120 points I think a click of Impervious is a lot better.  Energy Shield is great to have at the end, makes him hard to hit, but easy to heal.

 

DAMAGE:  4 damage and Outwit is fantastic and definitely the best reason to play him.  Ranged Combat Expert on a flyer means he’ll always be able to hit for those 4 brutal clix.  He does not have a bad click of damage on the dial.

 

SCULPT:  The flames on the feet and the high detail make this my favorite sculpt of Iron Man.  (Even though I am a big Hypocrite and made fun of it earlier in the article)

 

FEATS:  Thunderbolting is a must on him.  Batman team seems like the smartest choice, but I am a huge fan of Suicide Squad… I did win a tournament or two while using it.  When a figure is over 150 points he is your team, so go for broke.  Nanobots will keep him ticking, Protected will make sure you do not lose to a single mistake and In contact will help him get the 5 damage needed to rub people out.  I would avoid Fortitude, because he has the Outwit.

 

OVERALL: 

1          2 targets and an 8 range are very underrated

2         Sadly 17 is now considered a mediocre defense

3         Can he win a game alone for you?

4         He will need TK

5         Nicely placed 2 damage will help him Nanobots

6         Definitely the best of all Iron Man figures.

7         Great Attack with solid damage

ealHeal

On an Avengers theme team or 500 point game he is definitely playable.  Iron Man represents the problem I have with most high point figures; can he win you the game alone?  The answer is probably not.  There is a rough checklist to go through before making a decision like this.

1         Can he take out another figure in one hit?

2         Can he get anywhere he needs to go without help?

3         Is he really hard to kill?

4         Can several small figures accomplish the same thing?

 

Three out of four is usually good enough to play with.  For instance KC FLASH

1         Can he take out another figure in one hit?  No, but he can hit nearly anyone with his high attack.

2         Can he get anywhere he needs to go without help?  Yes, 15 with Hypersonic

3         Is he really hard to kill?  Yes.  20 Defense and Nanobotting everything.

4         Can several small figures accomplish the same thing?  No.  Nobody can touch his movement, high defense and high attack.  Other combos can work, but Flash has all of them in a better package.

 

Now Iron Man

5         Can he take out another figure in one hit?  Yes.

6         Can he get anywhere he needs to go without help?  No.  5 squares and then shooting is not bad, but after that he is a sitting duck.

7         Is he really hard to kill?  Not really. 17 defense is hittable and after one hit, he’s pretty much close to dead. Nanobotting will help, but it will be hard for him to get to objects.

8         Can several small figures accomplish the same thing?  Yes.  Havok, Red Tornado and Oracle on the card would basically be better than Iron Man for less points.

 

Iron Man is pretty good, in fact I love him for a lot of themed events.  But if you want to bust heads with the big boys leave this bucket O’ bolts in Stark’s closet.

 

 

HE RECEIVES 3.5 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

 

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Dario This time it’s the turn of Iron Man! Iron dude here has 8 clicks of health,
8 range 2 targets, Avengers TA, has flight too, but no archenemy. Oh right, he costs 160 points:

Stats:

Speed: 10, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 7, 7. First 3 clicks have Running Shot, then comes
1 with nothing, and then the rest has… Force Blast! AARRGGHH!!! :P

Attack: 11, 10, 10, 10, 9, 9, 8, 8. Incapacitate for his first 3 clicks, then Energy Explosion for the rest of the dial, except for the last (empty) click.

Defense: 17, 17, 17, 16, 15, 15, 14, 13. 1st and 2nd clicks have Invulnerability, 3rd , 4th and 5th have Toughness, the rest has Energy Shield/Deflection.

Damage: 4, 3, 3, 2, 2, 3, 2, 4. 1st and 2nd clicks have Outwit, 4th and 5th have RCE, and 6th and 7th have Outwit too. That’s it.

Analysis:

His Speed is nice. 8 range with that Running Shot works fine. All that Force Blast is useless.1

His Attack is cool, high enough for the cost and steady. You might want to use that EE with his double target. Incapacitate with double target is very sweet. Perhaps sweet enough to risk Stunning Blow?

His Defense is very nice. High with damage reducers at the beginning is to be liked, late Energy Shield/Deflection keeps his defense high for ranged attacks, while allowing him to be healed easily.

His Damage is very nice too; his values might be slightly low at some points, but Outwit and RCE make up for that.


Conclusion: He’s good. He’s not super, since he costs 160 points. There are
a lot of guys that can do what he does. For instance: Veteran Sinestro, from
Legacy, is nearly as good as this guy, but 14 points cheaper… So he’s good,
but he’s not broken. Try him out.

Ranking: 3.5/5.


“YES FORCEBLAST! NOW I CAN WIN!”

This is Dario, mails to

darioferni@hotmail.com
 
DrStrange86

Today's review is Iron Man from Supernova

 

C’mon, who doesn’t know who Iron Man is?

 

He is a Unique, 160 Points, 8 range 1 target, 8 clicks of life, and an Avenger

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Speed

10

8

8

8

8

8

7

7

Attack

11

10

10

10

9

9

8

8

Defense

17

17

17

16

15

15

14

13

Damage

4

3

3

2

2

3

2

4


Speed:  3 clicks of Running Shot makes me feel good inside.  Force blast will always be wasted points.

Attack:  High, consistent numbers with powers that suck with 1 target

Defense:   Pretty good, standard numbers, damage reduction keeps him around, easy to heal and a high defense at range to run away with

Damage:  4 damage with outwit? niceeeeeeeee

The Good:  Good movement

      Outwit is always good

      Nice attack values

      Decent defense values and damage reduction

      High damage

      Avengers team for T-bolts or Alpha Flight

The Bad:   Incapicatite and Energy Explosion sucks with one target

     I wish he had a 10 range

     Force blast is wasted points


Feats:   T-bolts, Alpha Flight, ICWO, and Protected all work great with the tin man


Overall:   Thank you….Thank you….finally…..an Iron Man I can feel good playing.  This guy is as close to a great Iron Man as we have gotten yet.  He finally has the attack values that you would expect for a guy with all this homing equipment in his suit.  All the powers work together and the damage and starting outwit is beautiful.  Good Job Wizkids.   

Constructed/Unrestricted:  4 / 5

Sealed/Draft:  4 / 5 (is he the NGN or what?)

 

Overall:  4 / 5

 

“Heroclix….they’re cool, addictive, and available….the things practically sell themselves.”

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

-DrStrange86

 


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