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Black Panthers
Avengers

Reviewed 06.21.2007

Average Rating: 3.90

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

Rurouni KJS Veteran Black Panther
boot speed
92 points
Team: Spider-Man Ally
Keywords: "Avengers" "Fantastic Four" "Ruler"
Range: 0 x 1

DIAL:
http://www.wizkidsgames.com/heroclix/marvel/figures_dials.asp?dialid=11371&unitid=13166&universeid=4

ANALYSIS:
Twice the price of his previous Veteran version, Black Panther is a considerable upgrade. For starters, he's the great fighter he's supposed to be, with an 11 Attack Value that never slides below 9, where the Infinity Challenge vet PEAKED. His three Blades/Claws/Fangs slot aren't all front-loaded but are spread down the dial. He's as much a thinker as a fighter, with double the Outwit (4 clicks in total) and Perplex everywhere else, including the opening slot. Like the IC vet, he lacks natural Stealth and instead has a full dial of Leap/Climb. But he's a wildcard, giving him much more flexibility.
Defensively, he sports Toughness and Super Senses to give him life in the fray, and his lone bare click, his last, spikes back up to a 17 value.

FEATS?
He's a wildcard BRILLIANT TACTICIAN and could thus boost any set of teammates whose TA he can copy in the average unrestricted game. For Constructed, you're going to want to use POUNCE and NANOBOTS: he can use both on any click. If you don't want to spend that much, VAULT is a wonderfully inexpensive upgrade.

IN SUM:
He's only got one extra click over the IC Vet and lacks the cheap Stealthed/T-Bolt Outwit boost that the old Rookie BP offered. He's also missing range and a dial full of 2 damage is unseeming for the cost. But unlike those BPs, he's great on every single slot instead of being a one-trick, one-hit pony. Or pussycat, as it were.

RATING: 4 of 5. His support powers more than make up for the damage and range deficiencies.
 
DrStrange86

today's review is Black Panther from Avengers

The old black panther was one of the most abused pieces in the game, a staple of the old “pit crews.” Back then his rookie was cheap, had stealth and outwit, and had the avengers team, meaning that Thunderbolts made him even better.  Now after all these sets we finally get a new one, will he be as useable as his IC counterpart?

He is a rookie, 92 points, 0 range, 7 clicks of life, no AE, and I think Spidey ally, but the site messed up and put him as an Avenger

 

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Speed

9

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Attack

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Defense

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Speed:  Full dial L/C means Pounce Ahoy!

Attack:   Great numbers, and BCF helps 60% of the time for him

Defense:  Consistent numbers, toughness and SS can keep him around


Damage:  2’s means nanobots, and outwit and perplex means a lot of help for himself and teammates.  I wish Outwit was up front though

 
The Good:  Outwit and perplex

       High attack

       Wildcard

       Good defense

       L/C helps him get where he needs to be

The Bad: No range or move and shoot

               Needs feats to be really useable

               Shallow dial
Feats:  Pounce and nanobots are musts, he even qualifies for Brilliant Tactician, but I have never really found that card to be a help 
Overall: The next time you come across KC Flash/GL, use your pounce, perplex the attack to a 13, and a little probability control can give you that great chance of a first strike.  Unlike most pouncers, his attack stays very good the entire dial, meaning that once you are done with one piece, you can pounce over to another one.  Remember you can’t use L/C and Pounce to break away and pounce again.  I do like this piece, and since he is so mobile, he will never have a problem running to an object to nanobot back up.  7 clicks is not really that great, but with all the healin back up you are going to do, you should still be pretty safe.  I find this guy to be a great harasser, and a real team player thanks to his outwit and perplex.  He doesn’t need to use them on himself, so he can really tear up with a balanced team.  A TK will give him a true alpha strike potential, but his dial never really craps out, so he is an all around solid piece.  Shang-Chi is pretty much the same piece, for a much lower price.  With all the feats he needs, 117 points might be a lot for some people, but that can enable him to be the perfect secondary attacker in a 400+ point game.  In 300, he is still good, but will take up over a 3rd of your team to only be doing 3 damage, unless you get lucky with BCF, which I never do.

Constructed/Unrestricted:   3.5 / 5

Sealed/Draft:   3 / 5

Overall:   3.5 / 5

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

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

-DrStrange86

~ Romanco ~ Today's Click of the Day is Black Panther
"Rookie" from Avengers

Notice I don't mention anything about the Clix anymore? With the new Avengers set, you can just read the card. Pretty nifty.

He is 92 points, Avengers Team, Grounded, 0 Range, 1 Bolt
 
# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
9 8 7 7 7 7 7 KO KO KO KO KO
11 10 10 10 9 9 9 KO KO KO KO KO
17 17 16 16 15 15 17 KO KO KO KO KO
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 KO KO KO KO KO

 Speed  -- What's with the instant drop then five full clicks of 7 speed? Leap/Climb means POUNCE. And he's got a full dial of Leap/Climb.

 Attack 
 -- Just like Speed, Panthy's attack never dies down. I've seen clicks with their best click being worst than his least good click. Some random Blades? Sure, why not.

 Defense  -- Toughness is decent. Defense only shrinks to a 15; good luck healing. The last click with the 17 spike will really help him avoid attacks since you're not going to be healing anyway.

 Damage  -- PERPLEX! So BP can perplex his attack or speed up then when he pushes from Pounce here comes Outwit. The opponent lands a hit? Here comes Perplex again to boost defense. ANOTHER hit? Hey, Outwit to the rescue.

 Sculpt  -- Anyone else see Beast and not the Black Panther? I think that little rock he's jumping over looks more like Black Panther than the actual sculpt.

 Feat Candidates
~ Pounce is a must or else you're hopeless.
~ Nanobots to ensure some healing.
~ Protected always works.
~ Thunderbolts -- make it Mystics Team.
~ Or Alpha Flight but I suggest TBolts since his attack is already amazing.

~ Funny how my favorite click from the Avengers set has none of those special powers? He almost looks underrated in my opinion. But that's because to use him you'll need feats and after using all the ones I listed BP is around the 130 mark. I say he is still worth it. The first Black Panther was incredible; the new one might just be even better. ~

Black Panther receives a 4.25/5.

 My mistake last review.. this time the Mighty Thor really is NEXT!
~~~   R o m a n c o          mcromanco95@aol.com.
 
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