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Thread: Why Formerly Weapon 10?

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    It was a key part of the US Nationals-winning team and can do 12 damage in one shot.

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    It comes down to economics and efficiency. It can deal more damage than any other 4 cost if he's unblocked. The team that made him famous used Relentless for blocker control to ensure Wolverine goes unblocked. It also used Doomcaliber Knight: Fiendish Fighter to ensure the opponent's global abilities don't stop Wolverine.

    There are other comparable 4 cost characters. There are versions of Iceman and Spider-Man that have both seen a lot of play too, but they weren't on the winning team.

    At the bottom of this page is a video replay of the finals match between Dave and Kelly. At the end of the video is Dave's interview where I believe he talks briefly about the choice to use Wolverine.

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    Yeah, 12 damage in one blow is crazy good, and it doesn't take a lot to set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanxor View Post
    Yes, but can you please explain why or how it makes for being a key part to a winning strategy. Thanks!
    Oh, sorry about that. Basically what they said; He's one of several rather powerful four-cost characters, but is likely the most consistent of them and generally doesn't require a lot of extra frills to do his damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanxor View Post
    Yes, but can you please explain why or how it makes for being a key part to a winning strategy. Thanks!
    He`s a very, very big threat. if he attacks on his own, he can go toe to toe with anything and, at worst go down with it. An unblocked shot to your opponents face is also pretty nifty since losing half your life in one swing puts enormous pressure on you to turn the game around before you die to another one or a wave of black widows.

    He`s a big problem that forces your opponent to play differently and slow their own ramp down to deal with him every so often. His defense stat is also big enough to avoid being easily pinged away by slifer or magic missile globals (on 2 of his three sides, with 2,3 and 4 defense respectively). Being a fist, it`s very easy to buy quite a few of him, and even when he comes up mana, he can usually supply you with another black widow or ant man.

    If your opponent is playing a team that you know won`t commit very much to the board, buying him early can be a quick way to seal the game. If your opponent plays a lot of blockers, you can buy him to kill big dudes, or totally ignore him and not worry too much about it. The threat of him being there is enough to make people change the way they build their teams, and it`s not difficult to catch people off guard with him.

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