After looking at the Miles Behind Expansion yesterday, today we’re taking a closer look at the retail exclusive boosters you’ll find in Wave Two. Each Wave of The Walking Dead: All Out War features retail exclusives that weren’t part of the Kickstarter. For Wave Two, this means you’ll be able to pick up the new Negan booster and the Ezekiel booster.
So, let’s start off by taking a closer look at the Negan booster. Although Kickstarter backers already have a version of Negan, this is a new sculpt of the infamous baseball bat-wielding tyrant, although the abilities on the card will be familiar to those who have the Kickstarter exclusive variant.
As you can see Negan is a bit of a beast in combat and he also has a fairly brutal Leader Ability, which allows him to execute a fellow Survivor and give the rest of his gang more actions. Finally, we’ve got a decent use for Liam!
Also included in the booster is Negan’s pal Andy. Again, a little like Negan, Andy can use the other Survivors to his advantage by using them to attract roaming Walkers, rather than heading towards him. Cowardly, yes but certainly tactically sound… and yet another use for Liam!
The other retail exclusive for Wave Two is King Ezekiel, the leader of the Kingdom faction. This is a character that excels in defense and should certainly be able to hold his own against the Walkers. A little like Rick, Ezekiel is also skilled in controlling the Threat Level to stop everyone from panicking. This ability will also come in handy when you’re trying to squeeze an extra turn or two out of the game.
However, the star of the Ezekiel booster has got to be his pet tiger, Shiva! As a combo they work together fantastically in combat as they’ll both be able to add an extra red dice to their roll when engaged in the same combat group.
Shiva also helps to spread fear among the enemy survivors too and will actually lower their nerve value if she’s within their Kill Zone. For example, if Rick was near Shiva, his nerve value would drop from High to Medium, which means even the mighty Rick is capable of panicking when faced with Shiva.
We’ve also seen a couple of questions on Facebook about whether or not Shiva can collect items. We’ll be releasing an official FAQ update for this shortly but the short answer is ‘no’, Shiva cannot pick up supply tokens or carry equipment. She would probably just rip them to bits!