Top Ten HeroClix of 2013 [intro]

Posted on December 30, 2013


A year ago, Heroclixin’ punted on doing a top ten clix list because so many broken mechanics showed up in the game.

Then 2013 showed us what “broken” REALLY meant.

Fortunately, WizKids saw at least some of its errors and created a “Watch List” that led to some repair of the game. So this year, Heroclixin’ feels a bit more comfortable doing a proper Top 10 list for 2013.

Some base rules:

  • We’re looking at stuff post-Watch List only. To do otherwise would really require TWO lists, and that’s both too much work and just not helpful to anyone at this point. This is about the top ten figs NOW, not three or six or nine months ago.
  • We’re considering the 300-point game, which filters out many of the super-high-cost pieces that might otherwise dominate the list.
  • Figures only. Despite the overwhelming effect that every Resource in the game not named “Penguin” has had on the game, they’re not being considered for a Top Ten Clix list, OBVIOUSLY.
  • By the same token, any fig that needs a Gauntlet/Belt/Hammer/Bat-Mite/ATA to be strong isn’t making the list, even if said mechanics DO make it a meta-worthy piece.
  • Certain figures that came out in 2012 but didn’t make an impact until 2013 will unfortunately be locked out of this list. Sorry, Big Barda.
  • Finally, Heroclixin’ isn’t considering figures that need specific teammates to be at their strongest. For example: While the 165-point Shi’ar Imperial Guard might be super with Lilandra [Wolverine and the X-Men 052], its dependence on the many bonuses she grants the team base will keep it off the Top Ten.

However, there are a lot of great figures out there. Each day will feature at least one Honorable Mention that could have made the list in a less competitive or less restrictive [or less broken] field.

All right, introductions are over. Watch this web address for the main event!