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Nightcrawler
Clobberin Time

Reviewed 03.09.2007

Average Rating: 3.80

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 Nightcrawler from Clobberin’ Time

 

Another oldie but goodie today.  I have only been here since June, so the chance to review all the classics is pretty sweet.

 

Kurt Wagner…X-man….X-calibur….X-everything. 

 

He is a Unique, 83 points, 0 range, 7 clicks of life, no AE, and an X-man

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Speed

14

13

12

11

10

9

8

Attack

10

9

8

7

7

6

6

Defense

18

17

17

16

15

15

14

Damage

2

2

2

1

1

1

1


Speed:  Beautiful….5 of HSS then 2 of Phasing to run away….perfect

Attack:  about right for a piece like this…actually…gets a little too low too fast

Defense:  Wow…18 with Supersenses means he is going to be a major pain…stays pretty good whole till he needs to heal at end

Damage:  bare 2’s and 1’s…cant expect much more from a piece like this

The Good:  High movement with HSS

      Phasing to run away at end

      High defense and supersenses can keep him around

      X-men team always helps

The Bad:   Low attack and damage


Feats:   Swingline, Nanobots, and Armor Piercing are the musts.  ICWO is also needed to help attack, and Protected helps everyone


Overall:    This guy was the first in Marvel with HSS and the first in a long line of mid range point HSS characters.  This guy is also still one of the best.  High movement and defense make this guy annoying, and even without range, his movement can get him to hit, run, and be safe.  A TK’er is a must and makes a piece like this even better.  When he gets hurt, he can run to heal thanks to phasing.  There is not much wrong with this guy, except that if he gets hit once he will be useless because of the low attack.  Lately, the big discussion is always who is better….U  Icons Flash or U Nightcrawler.  The answer….there is no clear winner…it is all personal preference.  I don’t have Nightcrawler, and I like naturally high defenses…so I go with Flash.  Nightcrawler is amazing too, less points and supersenses for basically the same package. 

Constructed/Unrestricted:  3.5 / 5

Sealed/Draft:  2.5 / 5 (needs feats and a tk’er)

 

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  Nightcrawler
Unique from Clobberin' Time
 
Nightcrawler was another classic figure of the old HeroClix era. Nearly every team used him and he seemed unstoppable. Since Nightcrawler is a Unique, his collectability only brought in more desire to get one, and he became the first clix to reach above $100.00 on eBay. But like Firelord, is he still good? Let's see if he lives up to four years ago.
 
He is 83 points; Grounded; X-Men Team; 0 Range; 1 Bolt
 14    13    12    11    10    9     8    KO    KO    KO    KO    KO
 10   19    18    17    17     6     6    KO    KO    KO    KO    KO
 18    17    17    16    15   15    14   KO    KO    KO    KO    KO
12    12    12    11    11     1     1    KO    KO    KO    KO    KO
 
 Speed  -- Wow 14 with Hypersonic Speed! The guy can hit and run for five full clicks and never seems to lose speed. Ending Phasing means no need to break away.
 
 Attack  -- When you look at it for the second time, you gain second thoughts. In a flash, Nighty is down to a pathetic 7 attack. Who cares if he has HSS for so long if he won't be able to attack anyway.
 
 Defense  -- I thought his stats were amazing for a Clobberin' Time printed figure. 18 is a hard to hit defense and Super Senses only lessens the chance. The near-death numbers would be appreciated if they were lower.
 
 Damage  -- 2... isn't that great. And soon enough a handful of pitiful 1's show up on the dial. No powers either.
 
 Sculpt  -- He looks ready to kill, not ready to teleport.
 
 Romanco's Breakdown  
~ Super high speed
~ Numbers crumble quickly
~ Definite candidate for Armor Piercing
 
Nightcrawler is obviously past his prime. Maybe feats can make him good again? In Contact his attack and Nanobots whenever you can. Like I mentioned, use Armor Piercing to make sure you can hit anybody. In the past he would get stuck fighting Impervious bricks which can only lead to lucky hits. Nightcrawler remains playable in my eyes but if you want a good HSS attacker for tournaments, use Icons Flash; he's cheaper after feats.
 
I give Nightcrawler a 3.5/5.

Email goes to mcromanco95@aol.com.
 
"HeroClix are like roses: whether joy, or sadness, you are always caught to more."
 
~ Romanco ~
 
Dario U Nightcrawler, from Clobberin Time. Does this guy need to be presented? not more than our friends Firelord does, I’d say :) You all now this, but I’ll go on about it anyway: Unique, 83 points, no flight, no archenemy, 7 clicks of health:

Stats:

Speed: 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8. First 5 clicks have HSS, last 2 have Phasing/Teleport.

Attack: 10, 9, 8, 7, 7, 6, 6. No powers

Defense: 18, 17, 17, 16, 15, 15, 14. First 5 clicks have Super Senses, last

2 are empty.

Damage: 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1. No powers.

Analysis:

His Speed is good… no range, true… but hey! Those values with HSS are amazing. HE even has decent ending values and Phasing/Teleport to run to safety at the end of his dial. Sweet.

His Attack is so-so. It’s actually only good for the points for his first 2 clicks. He has no powers. So pretty standard for a speedster in this game.

His Defense is nice! Decent damage reduction abilities coupled with fine defense values.

His Damage is good old standard: no powers, 2’s and then 1’s.

Conclusion: Very nice indeed. Look at U The Flash. He’s pretty nice, balanced. Well, this guy is the same… true, he has 18 instead of 19 defense… but he has Super Senses and a TA, AND he’s 16 points cheaper! He’s now even better than he was when he came out thanks you Feats. Put Protected on him and you get to dodge a bullet. Yes, that will probably mean a push, but… Nanobots. That’s a Feat that should go on him, no matter what anyway, so… there you go. ICWO is also great, of course. Make a 300 points team around him and you’ll have a nice chance of winning against most teams. Put him with all those Feats on him in a 500 points team and you get a very good 3rd string attacker/clean up piece/support destroyer.

Rating: 4/5. I still don’t get why they gave this guy (and his other

versions) HSS, when all he should sport is Teleport.

"YES FORCEBLAST! NOW I CAN WIN!"

This is Dario, mails to

darioferni@hotmail.com


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