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Silver Surfer
Supernova

Reviewed 09.20.2006

Average Rating:

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

Dario Closing this Supernova week we have Thanos’ archenemy Silver Surfer! Unlike his archenemy, SS has flight, and like him, he has 10 range 1 target, the Power Cosmic TA, and 10 clicks of health. He even costs almost the same, clocking in at 265 points (i'm doing the Vet.). So, is he worth it? Is he like his archenemy? let’s see!:

Stats:

Speed: 12, 12, 10, 10, 9, 10, 11, 12, 9, 8. Running Shot from the 1st till the 4th click, and HSS from the 6th till the 8th click.

Attack: 10, 11, 11, 11, 10, 9, 9, 9, 8, 8. Energy Explosion the 1st click, Psychic Blast on his 4th and 5th clicks, and that’s it.

Defense: 18, 17, 16, 16, 15, 16, 16, 16, 16, 15. 1st and 2nd clicks are Invulnerability, then he has 3 clicks of Impervious, then another 2 of Invulnerability, then 2 of Toughness and 1 last of Regeneration.

Damage: 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 2. RCE on his 2nd and 3rd clicks, and that all.

Analysis:

Wow, unlike the other 2 guys in this week, his Speed is actually pretty nice! Running Shot for 4 clicks then later on some HSS, with a nice range.
Great.

His Attack low…. too bad, we had started so great… Energy Explosion is useless here… Psychic Blast is nice, but he has too little, and besides he has it on clicks with low damage.
For 265 points I definitely want a higher attack.

His Defense disappointing. Low values for the cost; he’s easy to hit but hard to heal… besides he’s got 3 clicks of Impervious (I want more!) and he doesn’t even start with that, he starts with Invulnerability! A major drawback there.

His Damage is what finishes him off… with such good Speed and a decent range, and the Power Cosmic TA, less than good Attack and Defense for the points could have been dealt with, if he had great Damage. But that’s not our case here: his values are waaay to low, and all he has to help that is 2 clicks of RCE, which (to make things worse) are on Running Shot clicks…

Conclusion: First, I wanna comment that both this and Thano’s sculpt are pretty cool. But their dials are something different. I wonder if we’ll ever get a GOOD high point character, a real one man army. KC Supes was close, but fell just short of what was needed. KC GL is a good approximation, but the fact that if he takes 1 hit he’s pretty much done makes me unable to call him a REAL one man army. Ok, back to SS: thanks to his great Speed, he can be played; you can use ICWO to make his attack higher, and some other Enhancer/Perplexer for his damage, and finally carry around a medic, or at least have it ready. You can also put some Feat on this guy and make him stronger. But the thing is, he NEEDS those things to be GOOD. So that means he can’t be expected to do well on a 300 points match, and usually tourneys are for 300 points forces. So, basically I’d keep him out of serious 300 points games… even 400. However, just like with Thanos, knock yourself out in 500 points. There he can be a real pain. Still, don’t be too confident, as you’ll find Thanos and other big guys there, like Icons V Supes, so don’t think you have won the game by putting SS on the field ;)

Rating: 3.25/5. Just slightly better than Thanos, which is not enough

“YES FORCEBLAST! NOW I CAN WIN!”

This is Dario, mails to

darioferni@hotmail.com
 
DrStrange86

Today's review is Silver Surfer from Supernova

 

Who saw him get his butt kicked in Annihilation?

You get a lot of different options with this REV, so lets take a look.  Will he be better than his CM counterparts?

 

Rookie, 121 points, 8 range 1 target, No team

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Speed

10

10

8

8

9

9

9

8

8

Attack

10

10

10

9

9

8

9

10

11

Defense

17

16

15

16

16

15

15

14

14

Damage

3

4

3

2

2

3

3

4

4

 

 

Experienced, 189 points,  10 range 1 target, Defenders team

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Speed

10

12

10

8

8

8

9

9

9

9

Attack

10

10

11

10

10

9

9

8

8

7

Defense

17

17

17

16

16

16

15

15

14

14

Damage

4

3

3

3

2

2

3

2

2

2


Veteran, 265 points, 10 range 1 target, Power Cosmic team

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Speed

12

12

10

10

9

10

11

12

9

8

Attack

10

11

11

11

10

9

9

9

8

8

Defense

18

17

16

16

15

16

16

16

16

15

Damage

4

3

3

3

3

4

3

3

3

2

 

First off, the Experienced is by far the worst of the three.  The vet is a great piece, but if your paying the 265 points, you should get either the psychic blast +running shot or bare HSS to start.  Also, he needs to have higher damage.  Only two clicks of 4 damage for 265 points is pretty disappointing.  He should also be 11 clicks.  I think in a 300 point game, putting Shellhead and ICWO on him then putting ICWO on a 5 point pog could be a good team.  Personally, I see myself using the rookie the most.  You can do a lot more with the 144 points you save.

 

The best of the three is the rookie


Speed: 4 clicks of running shot is great in my book

Attack:  Wow, look at those numbers, almost unheard of these days

Defense:   Decent numbers with some damage reduction to keep him around, Regeneration can keep him around a little longer

Damage:  He just couldn’t start with the 4’s could he?

The Good:  All that running shot with an 8 range is great

      Great attack numbers

      Damage reducers keep him around

      Very pushable

      Long dial

The Bad:   Damage is all over the place and should start higher


Feats:   ICWO for damage, Protected, Shellhead works if you plan on pushing, Auto Regen if you want for that last click…if you land on it


Overall:    Well, a lot of people have been looking forward to a new Silver Surfer for a while and we finally have a really playable version of him.  Basically, he is a great piece in all three versions.  The rookie’s attack reminds me a lot of what I love about War Machine.  You can easily build a competitive team around him and even in a 200 point format you could make it work. 

Constructed/Unrestricted: 4 / 5

Sealed/Draft:  4 / 5 (well, we haven’t seen the rest yet)

 

Overall:  4 / 5

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


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