Now that Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure is out the big debate is which characters are the best to collect. My family each has a different approach to this. The kids want the ones that have the best weapons, I’m after a collection that grants access to all areas in the game and my wife seems to be drawn to the characters that look the best.
While you can complete the game with the three you get in the starter box, there are another 29 to choose from that not only unlock new areas but offer unique attacks and power ups. I’ve been trawling through the various stat lists with a fellow blogger (Steph Flemming) and have put together this Skylanders Character List. It gives a breakdown of the different characters benefits and shortcomings.
If you are looking for the highest ranking characters in terms of stats, here are the top four:
- Ignitor (max strength)
- Stealth Elf (max agility)
- Chop-Chop (max armor)
- Trigger Happy (max luck)
Perhaps most importantly it also shows you which packs you can buy each of the characters in. Some are only available in Single packs, while others are only available in the Triple or Adventure Packs. Then there are the three Legendary characters that can only be purchased as a set.
Here is the full list for you:
- Earth Characters: Terrafin, Prism Break, Bash, Legendary Bash, Dino-rang
- Fire Characters: Ignitor, Eruptor, Flame Slinger, Sunburn
- Air Characters: Sonic Boom, Lightening Rod, Whirlwind, Warnado
- Water Characters: Gill Grunt, Zap, Slam Bam, Wham Shell
- Magic Characters: Spyro, Dark Spyro, Legendary Spyro, Voodood, Double Trouble, Wrecking Ball
- Tech Characters: Trigger Happy, Boomer, Drobot, Drill Sergeant
- Life Characters: Stealth Elf, Stump Smash, Zook, Camo
- Undead Characters: Chop Chop, Legendary Chop Chop, Ghost Roaster, Hex, Cynder
I’ve decided to concentrate on collecting all the Fire characters, as having a complete Element gives additional bonuses – also because I’m a sucker for Ignitor. I’m also curious to find out how different Dark Spyro and Legendary Spyro are.
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure starter kits are available for 360, PS3, Wii and 3DS from Amazon from $59.99.
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure expansion kits and figures are available from Amazon from $7.99.