Top Ten HeroClix of 2013: No. 8

Posted on January 2, 2014

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No. 8

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Shatterstar [WATX 010]

A late addition to the Watch List this past autumn, ‘Star got a deserved look and erratum. His trait, “X-Portal,” allows him to teleport anywhere on the map, once per game, and bring a cheaper friend along. While his 73-point cost ostensibly serves as a limit to abuse, the reality of Vehicles and pilots allow him to essentially cart MUCH more than his points for either a next-turn attack or an instant evac.

Even without the trait, Shatterstar is a prim0 piece. He bears the Charge+Flurry+Blades combo with 17 Combat Reflexes DV, making him one of the game’s very best in melee combat.

With his ability to change the positioning game with a single move and to survive and thrive in close combat, Shatterstar ranks No. 8 in 2013’s Top Ten.

Honorable Mention:

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Alyosha Kraven [ASM] singlehandedly makes Animal teams relevant. He’s only relegated to HM status because he’s essentially relegated to Animal teams to be more than just an above average 2nd attacker, extra pog character Gulyadkin notwithstanding.

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Fantomex [WATX 042] is another fig that brings an extra “piece” on the team for free. The Frenchman doesn’t quite rate the list because he’s so many fragile points and very dependent on range, which is a rather short 5.

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