Gamers always looking for the next big thing have been pleasantly surprised by Activision’s Skylander’s Giants. This breath of fresh air has ignited millions of gamers that are now scrambling to get their hands on every Skylander they can. With so many to purchase it’s become very difficult to sift through the mediocre to find the gems. You can pick up a Skylander for between $8-$10 and the starter packs are bundled with three already.
If you find yourself unsure of what champions deserve your interest and commerce- your troubles are over! If you find yourself unsure of who to invest in, look no further. This time we’ll be taking a look at an Undead Skylander. Is Hex the Queen of Darkness or the Handmaid of Murkiness?
Hex has somewhat struggled to gain a strong fan-base due to some unpopular design choices. While Hex herself can be a devastating champion, not many gamers appreciate her unapologetically mage-focused fighting style. The fact is that most gamers would rather be getting their hands dirty in the fray instead of using hit and run tactics while erecting defensive walls of bones.
Like Prism Break, Zap, and Shroomboom- there is a definite learning curve to Hex. It isn’t as uphill a battle as those three, but it is enough to turn off many gamers right away. With an array of occultist skills and command over otherworldly magic- Hex is deceptively powerful. If you take the time to learn how to chain her dark spells together effectively, you’ll find an awe-inspiring undead champion.
If you’re interested in using her in the Nintendo 3DS version of Skylanders Giants, no need to worry. Hex performs excellently on the portable side of things- though more in battle than platforming. She easily survives arena battles and blows bosses away, but her acrobatics leave much to be desired.
Like her moveset, Hex’s design splits opinions. There are those that love her dark, brooding Goth look- while others find it clichéd. Not to mention more than one criticism has been levied at her goofy hair style. It is difficult for Hex to shake the hackneyed trappings of the ‘dark witch’ archetype, but this doesn’t ruin her Series 2 figure. This time around, She certainly stands as one of the finest female reposes alongside Sonic Boom and Stealth Elf.
Hex will likely never manage to win over the majority of Portal Masters. She’s a little too by the book in terms of mages and her appearance isn’t the most unique in the series. If you can get over this or if the occult happens to be your thing, she’ll be a great addition to your collection! She looks surprisingly great with a halo over her head and is served best by the Shade Master path. Be sure to team her up with a versatile Skylander like Dino-Rang, Ignitor, or Hot Dog. The angel’s halo looks absolutely perfect over her head- no matter how ironic.