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HeroClix "Click of the Day"


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Question
Origin

Reviewed 05.23.2007

Average Rating: 3.33

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

Rurouni KJS Rookie Question
boot speed
40 points
Team: Batman Ally
Keywords: "Detective" "Reporter"
Range: 0 x 1
Archenemy: none

DIAL:
http://www.wizkidsgames.com/heroclix/dc/figures_dials.asp?dialid=10929&unitid=12616&universeid=6

ANALYSIS:
Cheap Stealthed Outwit is a Heroclix staple, and Rookie Question here is the latest source of it. His TA equals permanent Stealth and Smoke Cloud enables him to make his own hindering terrain. Combat Reflexes is the perfect defense power, since his stealth forces opponents to fight him in close. Unfortunately, with an Attack Value that sinks from a mediocre 8 down to 6, he's not much in a fight. But with Outwit on both ends of his dial, he fills that classic "Pit Crew"
mode well.

FEATS?
FLASHBANG is a cheap choice to keep him mobile yet stealthed. DAMAGE SHIELD works on all but his last click and since his TA will force most opponents to attack in close, it's a good choice. His bookending Outwit makes him a great fit with either DISSENT or THWART.

IN SUM:
R Black Panther is retired and Starter Icons Batman will be this summer, so say hi to R Question. He lacks BP's t-boltable flexibility and Batman's mobility, but sports more Outwit than either.

RATING: Just 3.5 of 5 alone, but he'll grace many a Wizard World team.

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Experienced Question
boot speed
53 points
Team: none
Keywords: "Detective" "Reporter"
Range: 0 x 1

DIAL:
http://www.wizkidsgames.com/heroclix/dc/figures_dials.asp?dialid=10930&unitid=12616&universeid=6

ANALYSIS:
Stealthed Perplex isn't quite the gamebreaker that stealth-Outwit is. More battle-worthy than his Rookie incarnation, Experienced Question is more of a 3rd-string attacker/support fig, especially with him gaining Probability Control later

FEATS?
Nothing really worth adding; his strength is in his low cost. If anything, stick to the 10-points-and-below stuff like SNEAK, ARMOR PIERCING, or SWINGLINE. (Don't fully recommend NANOBOTS -- that feat requires more at-will mobility than he has).

ETC.
Reflects his strange mini-series from a few years back.

IN SUM:
Not bad, not stellar. Best used as point filler or if you need a Perplexer who can fight some.

RATING: 3 of 5.
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Veteran Question
boot speed
61 points
Team: none
Keywords: "Detective"
Range: 0 x 1

DIAL:
http://www.wizkidsgames.com/heroclix/dc/figures_dials.asp?dialid=10931&unitid=12616&universeid=6

ANALYSIS:
Opening Stealth Outwit returns on the Vet Question, but that's it. A great deal of Perplex follows, enabling him to fill that role as well. But his real strength is his ability to tangle with figures out of his weight class -- whether through Outwit, Perplex, Close Combat Expert or Incapacitate, he never lacks a way to damage Impervious/Invulnerable foes. His late-dial AV upswing along with a lot of Willpower could really sway a game's progress, too.

FEATS?
After his first click, DAMAGE SHIELD works for the rest of his life. RUNNING START or SWINGLINE help his mobility out of the bushes. FLASHBANG and SNEAK could help him stay undercover or get to his target respectively. Stick less than 10 points of feats on him.

ETC.
"52" fans, this is your Question, filling the gap left by the big Bat's absence.

IN SUM:
Like the others, he's a fine combination of support and brawler, but better than the rest at the latter by far.

RATING: 3.5 of 5. A solid addition to any team.
DrStrange86

Today's review is The Question from Origin

 

Here is the example of a character that can be saved from obscurity by a cartoon show.  I never even knew of him until I saw him on Justice League Unlimited.  Because of that, he was featured heavily during the 52 storyline.  He died recently, but not before training his replacement, Renee Montoya.

 

The Vet has some great stats, but is too much of a sitting duck once he is off those starting stealth clicks.  The experienced is basically a perplexor who can attack, but probably wont because he has no range and no move and attack powers. 

 

The best of the three is the rookie

 

He is 40 points, 0 range 1 target, 5 clicks of life, no AE, and a Batman Ally

 

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6

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8

9

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12

Speed

7

7

7

6

6

Attack

8

8

7

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6

Defense

15

15

14

14

14

Damage

2

2

2

1

1


Speed:   No powers…not even leap/climb?

Attack:  Ugh, bad values, but the smoke cloud can get him hiding

Defense:  Stealth and CR I like, because most of the time they will need to be close to attack, then they need to put up with a 17 defense

Damage:  HERE WE GO…FRONTLOADED OUTWIT.  That is why he is useful

The Good:  Batman team

      Stealth/outwitter

     
The Bad:   Awful attack values

    No movement powers besides team ability

    Low damage


Feats:   Thwart or Dissent if you want, but I think the value comes from the low cost


Overall:    Okay, the reason this is the best of the three is for one simple reason, he will be the games newest cheap Stealthed outwitter once Icons is gone.  His values are a little better than Black Panther’s, but BP was cheaper.  He is by no means the Icons Starter Batman, but this is the closest we are going to get for a long time.  The team ability is great to be copied, and the Outwit always helps.  He is the new Icons batman, just without the offensive potential.  I can guarantee you he will be seen in big numbers once the new retirement starts up.

Constructed/Unrestricted:  3.5/ 5

Sealed/Draft:  4 / 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  The Question
 
Which is the Best?: The rookie reminds me of Black Panther but 40 points too pricy for just Stealth and Outwit. Experienced does nothing for me, which leaves the Veteran Question.
 
He is 61 points; Grounded; No Team; 0 Range; 1 Bolt
# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
8 8 7 7 7 6 6 KO KO KO KO KO
9 9 8 8 10 10 10 KO KO KO KO KO
16 16 15 14 16 15 14 KO KO KO KO KO
2 2 2 2 2 1 1 KO KO KO KO KO
 
 Speed  -- Okay values and Stealth is great. Not much to say here.
 
 Attack  -- It's a shame he has 0 Range or maybe Smoke Cloud could have come in handy. I guess if he is somehow knocked out of the bushes here comes a Cloud to cover up. Incapacitate is wasted points. STRAIGHT 10s, three of them!
 
 Defense  -- Front-loaded Willpower.. too bad he won't really need it. Combat Reflexes will basically always help due to the Stealth. Those last few clicks just got better: more Willpower!

 Damage  -- Who cares if Outwit only lasts 1 click; it shows at full health. I like Perplex afterward to enhance the low attack. Wow, so after taking 4 damage, Question can do 4 damage.
 
 Sculpt  -- I have a question for The Question: do you have a face?
 
 Romanco's Breakdown
~ Basic support piece/3rd string attacker until last clicks
~ Defense is always high
 
~ Question is good but he's missing one intangible to make him great: range. Will he even need range with Stealth and CCE? Not really. But does a competitor honestly expect him to keep Outwitting from afar until the opponent sends a brick over? You answer that because to me, I don't feel I'm using Question's 61 points of potential. Of course he can just attack the brick back with ease, but won't it take more than 2 clicks to ruin a brick? So..playable? All these QUESTIONS will be answered when you try THE QUESTION out. ~
 
The Question receives 3/5.
 
 FOUR-CLIX Review Week keeps going. Martian Manhunter is next!
~~~  Romanco            mcromanco95@aol.com.
 


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