DC Dice Masters: Green Arrow and The Flash Review: Barry Allen, Firestorm, and Superman
In September, the latest DC Dice Masters set, DC Dice Masters: Green Arrow and The Flash will be released. Wizkids hooked us up with ten booster packs and after an unboxing video, I’m now going over groupings of the cards to discuss their playability and how they stack up to previous versions of the characters.
Up next, the common Barry Allen, Firestorm, and Superman!
Barry Allen: Super-Sonic Punch (common)
Team: Justice League
Purchase: 5 BOLT FIST
Die – Generic / Bolt & Fist / Bolt & Fist
Level: 1 3 3 / 1 4 4 / 2 7 4
Character Previous Set: None (though The Flash has appeared in both DC Dice Masters: Justice League and DC Dice Masters War of Light)
Synergy -While Barry Allen is active, you may pay BOLT FIST to give Barry Allen character die +2A and +4D (until end of turn). (Synergy abilities can be used while the character is active, any time you could use a Global Ability).
Thoughts: Wow is The Flash expensive in sets. The character at a cost of 5 where you must use a BOLT and FIST to purchase make this not the easiest card to purchase. What I do like about the card is that it really reflects the speed of the character with his ability to act quickly and up his attack and defense. Compared to other Flash dice, the cost is similar and potentially getting a 9A/8D character is solid. Still, when it comes to speedsters, I’d rather get the Justice League versions that can be unblockable and are 1 less to purchase. Still, since this is named The Flash, use both!
Firestorm: Host of the Matrix (common)
Team: Justice League
Purchase: 4 BOLT
Die – Bolt / Bolt and Bolt / Bolt and Bolt
Level: 1 3 5 / 1 4 6 / 2 5 6
Character Previous Set: DC Dice Masters: Justice League, DC Dice Masters: Justice League OP
When Firestorm attacks, deal 1 damage to target character die for each character die in your Field Zone.
Thoughts: We’ve seen Firestorm before and compared to it, this is one of the better versions of the card. The die characteristics are exactly the same, so all that differs is its ability.The ability to deal a high amount of damage in an attack will make this a key character to potentially wipe out tough characters. I myself tend to play a style with a lot of characters attacking, so this will be one I’ll be looking at when putting together a team, especially a Justice League one.
The chance to deal a high amount of damage in an attack will make this a key character to potentially wipe out tough characters and is one way to handle that potential issue. While on its own it’s ok, I can see it being a nice back up character used in certain situations. I myself tend to play a style with a lot of characters attacking, so this will be one I’ll be looking at when putting together a team, especially a Justice League one.
Superman: Man of Tomorrow (common)
Team: Justice League
Purchase: 6 SHIELD
Die – Shield / Shield and Shield / Shield and Shield
Level: 1 4 6 / 2 6 7 / 2 7 8
Character Previous Set: DC Dice Masters: Justice League, DC Dice Masters: Justice League OP, and DC Dice Masters World’s Finest
Superman gets +1A and +1D for each of your active Justice League characters.
Thoughts: This character die is similar cost to previous versions and the stats are the same as the World’s Finest version. The ability is really interesting, first because I think it’d give itself +1A and +1D, so it’d start off stronger than the WF version and slightly better than the JL version. Running just a Justice League team, I can see Superman becoming a beast to deal with easily getting in the double digests for attack and defense. Throw in Overcrush and you can easily see where this one’s going.
Final thoughts: Three interesting possible additions to Justice League teams (and teams in general). All three could be fun playing in casual and I can see some teams being put together for competitive, though the high initial purchase costs will get people to hold off of that. Still, if this set shakes up the meta like I think it will, expect to see all three of these cards of the table. Now, I’m off to go make a Justice League team.