Skylanders: Swap Force - Fiery Forge Battle Pack
's only possible complication comes with the inclusion of Knockout Terrrafin
, and that's really only because he can be purchased individually. The problem is, of course, if you already Knockout Terrafin
and want the Fiery Forge Battle Pack
, you will end up with a duplicate figure. Of course, the fact that Knockout Terrafin
is already a Series 3 repose of a classic character means that nothing is really any different about this particular version of Terrafin
once you get him into the game. Sure his pose is different and those massive claws are rather impressive, but the Terrafin
you probably have from the previous two games looks and behaves exactly the same as this Knockout
Don't get me wrong, Terrafin is a great Earth type character. Not only does he pack a punch, but his ability to dive into the ground and avoid damage, then jump out and ground pound enemies comes in pretty handy, especially against those creepy puppet land mines in the later levels of Swap Force, and it makes him a strong character. Personally, I'm all for collecting the different versions of figures, even if they don't play differently, but then again, I'm a collector at heart; the practical player might not consider getting Knockout Terrafin if he/she already has a previous version - but if you want the Fiery Forge and the standard version of Bumble Blast (there is the Jolly Bumble Blast after all), then he is included.
Terrafin's basic punching and belly flopping attacks increase as you upgrade the character, but you also eventually get the ability to launch out several mini sharks who seek out and latch onto enemies. This character's upgrade paths include faster underground traveling with damage to enemies as you pass or the ability to upgrade your melee attacks. His Soul Gem ability lets him pick up coins and food while underground and he has two Wow Pow abilities. The first lets you go straight from the belly flop to underground again, while the other lets Terrafin attack with both his claws and the mini-sharks while underground. Both are well worth the price for someone who has really maxed this character out.
Bumble Blast and the Fiery Forge are both good items to have in your collection, but if you arenít looking to add another Terrafin, then the best bet is to pick up the Jolly Bumble Blast to add to your character list and pass on the extra Battle Arena and magic item. If you are a collector like myself though, then make sure you pick up this set instead of buying the Knockout Terrafin by itself.