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Old July 30th, 2007, 03:11 PM
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Spider-Man vs Venom

I got my Marvelscape in the mail from Amazon today (woohoo!)

Here is something I was wondering. The only differences between Venom and Spider-Man are:

Venom has 6 attack to Spidey's 4
Spidey has Spidey-Sense 11 to Venom's 14
Spidey is a smaller figure (which might make it better for getting our of LOS

Question is, why is Venom cheaper? It seems like a 50% increase in attack power is worth more than a 15% better chance to avoid an attack, don't you think?
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Old July 30th, 2007, 03:18 PM
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Re: Spider-Man vs Venom

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I got my Marvelscape in the mail from Amazon today (woohoo!)

Here is something I was wondering. The only differences between Venom and Spider-Man are:

Venom has 6 attack to Spidey's 4
Spidey has Spidey-Sense 11 to Venom's 14
Spidey is a smaller figure (which might make it better for getting our of LOS

Question is, why is Venom cheaper? It seems like a 50% increase in attack power is worth more than a 15% better chance to avoid an attack, don't you think?
Nope. I think avoiding getting attacked is better than a slight attack boost.
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Old July 30th, 2007, 03:21 PM
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Old July 30th, 2007, 04:06 PM
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The last time I played, Spider-Man had 1 life left, but he survived some 5 attacks before dying due to his spider-senses. During the entire game, I only rolled for Venom's spider-senses one time.

It was very annoying.

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Old July 30th, 2007, 06:26 PM
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i dunno

I think having two more attack die is better than having to roll 3 more to evade attacks on the 20 sider

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Old July 30th, 2007, 06:27 PM
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I agree with Ullar on that.

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Old July 30th, 2007, 06:42 PM
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I think that the subtle difference between the two figures justifies the 10 point gap and severely alters how they should be played. Venom is a more aggressive figure, Spider-Man is a more evasive figure.
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Old July 30th, 2007, 07:09 PM
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15% additional chance to completely ignore any damage what so ever? Yeah, that's stronger than 1 more skull on average. You're looking at completely evading all damage entirely, even a 14 attack punch from the Hulk. 15% is a pretty major advantage there.
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Old July 30th, 2007, 07:14 PM
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Survivability is a big factor in costing figures especially when you play by the official rules, counting only points for survivors.

In play, Spidey has proven to be more of a pest than Venom and Venom more of a danger than Spidey. Works out nicely
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Old July 30th, 2007, 08:17 PM
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I also just realized that

Spider man evades on 11-20 and Venom on 14-20

That a almost a 50% increase over Venom's evade.
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Spider-Man is much better, I think. 15% to ignore damage is pretty good when compared to Venom's. Man, I love both of these guys for taking Q9 down if you're mixing the games....

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Old July 31st, 2007, 02:05 PM
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Its so true in actual play. Spidey flies off all of the time. Venom usually takes it on the tongue (so to speak).

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