Scarlet Spider is an absolutely amazing piece. He has wrecked pieces twice his cost, then come back for more. I like to Phone Booth him to his Pounce from Above power. Heck, until Phone Booth was "aged", he was on my Origins team that will never be.
Logan:I'm an X-Man and on 2 Avengers teams.
Mockingbird:How the hell do you do that?
Logan: Multitasking. Its my mutant power. Dont tell anyone.
Scarlet Spider was the MVP by far! He took down both WoS Venom and SI Doc Ock pretty much on his own. It was particularly satisfying that after having to retreat with Spider-man from Venom, Scarlet charged in and walloped Venom with an HO that was left.
I lost the game to a well played team and bad dice rolls. Overall though, a fun as all get out team.
HCFL 2012 Champion - Nation X
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Only problem is that Superclone is a unique member. The irrational members never get made uniques, which is why we see so many swarms of them.
Not many people are fans of the "Spider-Clone" story. But in HeroClix, the clone himself makes for a picture-perfect secondary attacker.
My ideal #2 attacker goes like this: he's got a useful ranged attack to deal good damage or else slow down opponent movement, along with a strong defense in case of return fire. Then he's got a powerful move-and-attack to get in close and throw the first punch, a punch that can overpower Invulnerability. Finally he's got great defense for close-in attacks and the ability to automatically break away. All this should cost around 75 points.
Scarlet Spider? Check, check, check-check-check-check. As long as you have some objects for him to grab mid-Leap, he's going to do all that for you. He's got strong Combat Values and at least one good keyword - Scientist, which lets him team up with other great Scientists like his "twin" brother Parker, the incredible GSX Professor X, great support pieces like the Researcher and Cave Carson, and of course the amazing double-Perplex of Mr. Fantastic... Reed Richards. That insipid fool! How I despise him. I'll defeat you yet, Richards! RICHAAARDS!!
Oh. Ahem. Where was I? Right, the special powers. With Pounce From Above, he can Leap through terrain and then attack - which you never could do with the Pounce feat. Impact Webbing isn't the Spider's only ranged attack (don't forget throwing objects), but it may toss a gooey wrench in your opponent's plans.
Top tip: The Spider has great mobility - nearly equal to a flying Hypersonic character. Try to use it. Keep him on the move to where he will cause the most disruption and where his Combat Reflexes will keep him safest. Since his defense stays strong down his dial, focus your Leaping Heavy Object attacks on the enemies with the highest Attack Values.
Here's the Math: There's 102 characters in HeroClix with starting values of at least 9, 11, 18, and 3. Guess who's got the lowest point cost. Go on, guess.
Put a cheap T.K. with him to tie up some ranged characters on the other side. It worked out great for me. You just have to watch the placement putting him into the fight like that, and on when to push him as well. Otherwise I find him to be a strong fig to use.
I love this series because by the time they get to 15 reviews, 80 more figs will have come out. Its ENDLESS!
Not quite. As soon as we've reached 4935 reviews (at one per week, this will happen on Tuesday, November 3, in the year 2105 AD) - I have a living will set up that orders my life support to be shut down when the thread for that review reaches 4 pages in length.
Review #4935? Yes, it has already been selected. I will review my favourite HeroClix character, ________. The Veteran version, of course. Since in 2011 nearly all of his powers and TA have improved with each new rulebook since Infinity Challenge, by the year 2105 I believe he will have improved to become so powerful that he will be a winning tournament piece for other game systems, too.