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Cosmic Boy
LOSH

Reviewed 08.01.2007

Average Rating: 2.50

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

DrStrange86

Today's review is Cosmic Boy from Legion of Super Heroes

 

It’s LoSH remakes week here on pojo!

 

He is one of the big three of the LoSH…that’s all I know.  The old one was an overpriced Jean Grey with flight and wildcard…will the new one be any better?

 

He is Experienced, 70 points, 6 range 1 target, 6 clicks of life, a flier, and a LoSH

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Speed - Wing

9

9

9

8

8

7

Attack

10

10

9

9

7

7

Defense

17

16

16

16

16

15

Damage

2

2

2

2

1

1

 

Speed:   Nothing….oh boy…that’s a bad start

Attack:   Not bad values, but weird dropoff at the end.  It skips from 9 right to 7?  Who is this Typhoid Mary?

Defense:  Average numbers, but TK + Willpower is a cool combo


Damage:  2’s that drops to 1’s with leadership…yeah

 
The Good:  Tk and Willpower

      Wildcard

      Leadership might come in handy

     

The Bad:  No Movement

                Low damage

                Overcosted support piece

                6 range is very limiting


Feats:  Don’t bother with him…but telekinetic reach could come in handy


Overall:  Yup, not much of an improvement here.  I could barely even call him a remake.  Lets put it this way…if you have no movement powers, your going to get above a 2 out of me.  Add on the fact that he does very low damage, and his only assets are the wildcard team, TK, and decent attack numbers.  If you are going to have a TK piece that isn’t going to attack, then use Red Tornado or Aleta.  There is really no point in using him except for LoSH teams.  The wildcard team gives him an extra half point.

Constructed/Unrestricted: 1.5 / 5

Sealed/Draft:   N?A / 5

 

Overall:  1.5 / 5

 

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

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

 
 
Rurouni KJS

 

Experienced Cosmic Boy
wing speed
70 points
Team: Legion of Super-Heroes
Keywords: Future, Legion of Super-Heroes, Teen
Range: 6 x 1

DIAL:
http://www.wizkidsgames.com/heroclix/dc/figures_dials.asp?dialid=11246&unitid=13056&universeid=6

ANALYSIS:
At long last, the greatest leader of the Legion of Super=Heroes is no longer relegated to the sole role of TK and Leadership. He's got a decent 6 range and 10 Attack Value for his first two clicks.

But that's not why you'll play him. No, you'll want to abuse his Willpower + TK for deploying your team quickly, like he's Vet Red Tornado or something. In fact, why would you spend extra points on Cos here instead of using Reddy? Well, Cos boasts a slightly better shot at hitting, even if his damage is lower.
His raw defense also holds out better down his dial.
But most of all, his wildcard status gives him a great deal of flexibility.

FEATS?
IF you're playing a Legion-heavy team, INSPIRING COMMAND could work, but bear in mind that most of the teammates who really would benefit are too costly for it. TELEKINETIC REACH is another purely conditional card, as he's unlikely to get great use out of it. On the unrestricted end of things, FORCE FIELD is a great investment to give him a little bit of damage reduction through most of his dial.

IN SUM:
The day of ultra-cheap TK is over. Now that you're usually paying well over 50 points for the power, you'd better get more mileage out of the figure than that early-game slingshot tactic.

RATING: 3.5 of 5
 


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