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Slade Files: Spider-Man
Eric Schaen (02/16/2013)
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Slade Files: Spider-Man

HeroClixWhat’s Lacking
Unfortunately for a character that costs is nearly half of your build total in a standard game, Spidey’s base damage is never higher than a 2. With his powers in place it’s not a tremendous downer, still for his cost I would have liked to see a natural 3 damage value at on his first clix at the very least. 

I like that he has 7 clix of life as opposed to the usual 6 clix he typically receives. However, I feel some late dial Willpower would have been appropriate. Some folks feel Spider-Man is a worthy candidate for the Indomitable ability, I can totally see that. Then again, I feel late dial Willpower is a just slightly more fitting on most Spider-Man dials. It’s a shame that Willpower wasn’t worked in as part of a combo power on those last couple of clix.

Probably the most disappointing thing about this Spider-Man is his lack of keywords. Plenty of other versions are equipped with keywords of teams that Spider-Man has been allied with like Avengers, Fantastic Four and Marvel Knights. While these aren’t essential, they really encourage theme team building. Would it have been too much to hope for at least one of the aforementioned keywords? Well, at least the new Spider-Man Family Keyword is present to offer at least one non-generic theme team to work with.

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I guess so. Too bad the raised numbers on the dial already reveal Mysterio. ;)

Posted by: Slade Wilson on 2/18/2013 4:55:48 PM
Sooo... Spidey hits Mysterio with a spider tracer. Mysterio switches places with a duplicate. I assume that the tracer moves with the REAL Mysterio, making it obvious which one he is and trumping his power?

Posted by: Kragnorak on 2/18/2013 9:16:52 AM
Hmm, I think I agree that this is not a definative spider-Man but as close as we have so far. I would love to see a blend of this one and the WOS for the win.

Posted by: Dr. Silly on 2/17/2013 1:49:00 PM
Good review. Thanks Eric.
I like tis spidey for the points because he does something very different from the other spideys in my collection. My 'definitive' spidey is the one sat in a pile of webbing with a broken wrist from the WOS set. This one gives me the agility I've always wanted in a Spidey plus the thematic (if used in a thematic way by the player) TK which I never thought i'd see on a spidey but it's great to have.
I'm actually not a fan of the 'Morph' on this figure. It makes sense on the "Changing Frequencies" Spider-Man and on figures like Hank Pym and Beast Boy; but here I cannot see the theme. If he'd been sculpted on top of a pile of suitcases maybe but really how many spare suits can Parker carry in that outfit!?!

Posted by: Mantis Warrior on 2/17/2013 11:00:35 AM
He should have 2 traits- One that allows super senses throughout his dial, so he can combine it with early defend and late dial willpower. The other trait should allow leap/climb throughout so he can combine it with early charge and late flurry. Damage should start at 2 w/ incapacitate- he usually opens up with a web shot in the face before he gets serious- then either move up to 3, or stay at 2 and add close combat expert. I don't really see 3 damage with a ranged combat attack... There, now I've been specific.

Posted by: licensedhero on 2/17/2013 8:40:07 AM
Howbout a trait that allows Spider-man to have toughness, defend and super senses all at the same time? Or a trait that allows him to have Outwit, Prob Control and Perplex all at the same time? Is that so hard to do?

Posted by: SillyBilly on 2/17/2013 3:17:46 AM
Regarding your conclusion: I don't need anymore spideys- I've already got a few dozen! I want a Spidey that is dead on and this isn't it.
To be fair to Wizkids they already made the perfect Spidey (for me) in Mutant Mayhem, except his defense was a point too low.
So overall I'm only mildly disapointed, whereas the Hulks in IH and GG flat out pissed me off.

Posted by: licensedhero on 2/16/2013 3:11:40 PM