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I recently bought a few packs of Cosmic Justice, and I pulled REV Penguin. The Rookie and Experienced versions looked completely useless, but the Veteran intrigued me. Anyone have any stories/stratigies about how good/bad Penguin is?
I played in a battle royale at Gencon, and the guy across from me drew a V Penguin. His team was something like V Penguin, V Sgt Rock, and a manhunter or something at that point, and Penguin ended up being his main gun. His abilities kept creating nuisances, and he ended up just laying in a bunch of small hits on my partners characters. In the end we took him out though, and then my full strength Martian Manhunter swooped in and stole the victory for myself.
Nice work. Anyone have any teams or anything that use Penguin?
R Penguin actually proved quite valuable for me in the marquee a couple weeks ago. He had my 2 biggest hits of the game, and I think I even won that game. He had a critical hit on somebody, I think his damage was perplexed up 1, plus he got knockback into the wall...he was stealing a wildcard's attack value. So all in all it was a pretty kickass attack. He had one other clutch attack that game where the wildcard's attack value was again used.
Well, I use one for a doorstop.
And I use the Rookies and impromptu gold balls.
Oh, and we use him alot for bad bad jokes.
Aside from that, given a big enough point base, I have found a spot for the V on my batman enemy team, the leadership helps a little.
Of course, most of the Batman enemies team is on my, "Why in heavens would I play with this?" List.
I play them in theme games, that's about it.
E Penguin rocks! All you have to do is push him once onto his CCE click, have V Saturn Girl carry him around(she can share her 10 AV and mind control folks next to penguin), and if anyone tries to hurt ol' cobblepot, the damage can be sloughed off to a nearby lackey.
V Penguin I was considering using to replace V Harley's space on my team. I was using Harley for perplex and outwit, and I thought Penguin could work with his leadership and perplex, but the fact that harley has the perplex on the first click swayed me.
Anyways, just a few opinions.
I've used penguins, but I've never played with Penguin in heroclix. Screw you for judging me.
I pulled an E Penguin is a pre-marquee event. Using his CCE click, he managed to take out a wounded Shiva. Nothing more demoralizing than having the frikkin Penguin kill someone.
In the DC Marquee I had my R Penquin take out a U Batman.
He didn't see him as a threat, and focased on my other characters while R Penquin took him out....slowly.
A good character in the right army, and mostly looked over.
In my first sealed tourney I pulled a V Penguin. His Leadership and Perplex proved to be most annoying for my opponent, until they finally took him out.
Of course at my last Sealed Battle Royale I saw Lex Luthor of all pieces take the final win. Oddly in a most Lex like fashion.. he did nothing let V Wonder Woman tie up the opponents pieces with the barrier, and let it kill them off, then tied up R Deathstroke (the last piece) just long enough to let the Barrier get him.
He never actually attacked the entire game, and only outwitted Leap/Climb so Deathstroke couldn't freely break.
As far as V Penguin vs. V Harley Quinn.. The Joker's little Henchwoman packs slightly more punch than Pengy.
She starts with Perplex and has a Higher DV. Personally though if I'm going to pair Harley with Saturn Girl.. I prefer the LE Dr. Harleen Quinzel for her higher Range. It's 6 more points but for the potential of 10 range (with both ladies' perplex in place) well worth the cost. And 4 damage at 8 range is nothing to sneeze at. Dr. Harleen Quinzel is a favored replacement for Mystique in DC only formats.
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