Sunday, January 26, 2014

Avengers Vs X-Men - HeroClix Figure Review: Scarlet Witch

Wanda's most expensive HeroClix version to date also has the one thing most people will be talking about - the team ability siphoning trait that acts as a foil to everything from Power Cosmic to her own mystics TA.

It's hard to see beyond such an altering game effect, but the Scarlet sister has more going on.

At her most expensive investment she has the best defense, with Stealth and Energy Shield giving her extremely good chances of dodging a ranged attack. Two more clicks of life may not seem like much, but it will most likely mean an opponent is going to take at least two clicks of feedback damage dealing with her.

Better still, Psychic Blast and Sharpshooter is going to be a nasty pairing as she won't be shut down by base contact and when not based will be able to shoot around opponents to prioritize targets.

That said, most people are likely going to field the lesser version piece for the support prowess - Perplex and Probability Control is just too good of a combo to pass up over the 150's plain blue reroll. Add the TA canceler and you've got a great support/nerf piece worth an otherwise hefty investment.

Wanda's combat values may not been needed much in the earlier, 300 to 400 point grudge matches of the AVX events, but you can bet the Witch will make appearances later in the series, as bigger totals will mean more Power Cosmic Phoenix Force figures.

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