Now we come to the next review of
the Fantastic Four set and, by extension, discuss
some of the rule changes coming to Heroclix!
6 x 1
DIAL & CARD:
Her biggest immediate strength is
her first Special Power, "Invisible," which renders
her immune to any powers requiring Line of Fire
beyond her own 6 range. This forces enemies who want
to deal with her to get within her sights. Until
then, she's free to back up her team with an opening
click of the new-and-improved Telekinesis (now can
affect figures and objects 8 squares away) or using
Barrier with her other SP "Force Fields," which also
gives her Invulnerability.
That puts an enemy in a pickle
once he actually can see Sue to, say, Outwit her.
Does he counter "Invisible" so his pals can attack?
Then she's still got "Force Fields" reducing damage
(assuming she hasn't built a Barrier to block LOF
already) and Range Combat Expert making her a potent
threat to him on her own. Even if she takes some
damage, she gets Incapacitate and her Attack Value
rises to 10 and stays there until "Invisible" ends
with click #6. Her dial ends with a balance of close
combat and ranged prowess thanks to Force Blast,
Quake and Ranged Combat Expert. (NOTE: Although the
dial shown on WizKids' gallery seems to show a
single click of Outwit on her 5th click, it actually
reads "Regeneration" if clicked on and doesn't
appear on her character card at all. This is
probably a click of Ranged Combat Expert.)
Her damage is low, low, low
without all the RCE boosting it. And for all the
benefits of "Invisible," using it also keeps her
from doing much actual fighting. Her defense is low
for a Sue, even with Super Senses to help at the
In unrestricted, ARMOR PIERCING or
NANOBOTS are ideal due to her low damage. But now?
If you have it, use PROTECTED to keep her on her
Invulnerable clicks as long as possible, if you care
enough to. Otherwise, she's fine without feats.
It's great to see a Sue whose
contribution isn't limited to hiding in hindering or
hiding behind a teammate while using Defend. But
she's still not a super fighter for the points but
is instead a combination of a support piece and
2nd/3rd-string attacker. Make sure she has allies TO
support and who can help her too...such as her
brother Human Torch (reviewed yesterday) or husband
Mr. Fantastic (tomorrow).
RATING: 3 of 5. Again, though, a
little help can boost her score a bit more.