Penolite (or Peñolite) is a new Legendary hero, and part of the Empires and Puzzles Black Friday Summoning Event.
She hates Minion/Fiend summoners and tends to get a little hot-headed when they’re about.
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Caveat: This post contains gameplay speculation and personal opinion. It may also contain comedy and sarcasm. It is not advice and is solely for entertainment and informational purposes.
Penolite‘s Special Skills (Empires and Puzzles)
Element: Holy (Yellow)
Mana Speed: Average
Family Bonus: N/A
Special Skills (Radjant Rapid-Fire): 1. Deals 245% damage to all enemies. 2. Deals 490% damage against Minion and Fiend summoners. 3. All enemies get -50% decrease for any healing received for 4 turns.
Note: Druid class heroes are not considered Minion summoners, however, Elemental summoners like Reuben, are.
Passive: 1. Every time this Gargoyle casts a Special Skill, their Stoneskin hardens. The next 3 times they receive damage, it drops to 1. This effect can’t be dispelled.
Talent: PIERCE ~ +25% chance to bypass defensive buffs when attacking. This includes counterattacks.
Is Penolite worth Levelling? (Empires and Puzzles)
Penolite’s skills are extremely valuable in Empires and Puzzles.
In fact, it’s about time we had some heroes who could really punish all these Minion/Fiend summoners out there.
Peñolite’s Special Explained (Radjant Rapid-Fire)
Rumour has it, Penolite’s got an attitude problem.
I can’t tell you why, but it’s known, Penolite will slap any and all Summoners, On-Site.
And there’s no point in trying to calm her down or talk her out of it…
If she so much as hears the mutterings of an ancient tongue, she just loses it.
And as a result, you can’t take her anywhere.
Radjant Rapid-Fire (Penolite Empires and Puzzles)
Let’s break it down:
Penolite hits all enemies. Simple and reasonable. But here’s the thing:
If the enemy is a normal, everyday shopper, she’ll only hit them for 245% damage.
If they’re a Minion or Fiend summoner, then give her space, cause she’s about to go all kinds of Jerry Springer.
Dealing 490% damage a piece…
Finally, she decreases healing by -50% for all of them, for 4 turns. So, after she’s laid the smack-down, she ain’t letting you back up.
It’s undeniable, Penolite’s a powerhouse in a game dominated by Summoners.
But thankfully, for the purpose of Penolite’s Special, Druid Class heroes are not considered Summoners (Druids summon a Thorn Minion).
Penolite Comparisons (Empires and Puzzles)
I think we have to look at Penolite with, and without, the Summoners rage -so, she’s included twice on this table.
Also, please bear in mind that we’re looking at heroes who hit all enemies, so Quenell’s not here.
|Calm Penolite||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 245% damage to all non-Summoners||All enemies get -50% decrease healing|
|Irritated Penolite||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 490% damage to all Summoners||All enemies get -50% decrease healing|
|Killhare||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 300% damage to all enemies||All allies get -20% defense|
|Cristobal||Magic 2 (12.3 tiles)||Deals 200% damage to all enemies||Deals 400% damage to all enemies IF they have more than 50% HP|
|Milena||Magic 2 (12.3 tiles)||Deals 390% damage to all enemies||Dispels buffs from all enemies|
|Ruby||Ninja 3 (15 tiles)||Deals 370% damage to all enemies||😂|
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|Morel||Fast (8 tiles)||Deals 180% damage to all enemies||All enemies get -34% defense|
|Elizabeth||Average (10 tiles)||Deals 175% damage to all enemies||All enemies get a Fiend to the face|
Of course, each battle will produce a mixed offering from Penolite, based on the number of Summoners in the opposing team.
Still, even at her basic level of Piss-off-ary, she’ll hit with the best of them.
For reference, her 245% damage is just below Cristobal’s base level of 250% damage.
Killhare’s a great barometer because she’s Average speed, too. Her 300% is still a fantastic donk, but I’d take Penolite due to her slaptastic approach to Summoners (490%!).
Penolite looks like a Slow 5-Star hitter to me, without the need to get those extra tiles.
-I didn’t bring Cobalt to the party because he’s Slow, but he does hit all enemies for 360% on 15 tiles. Again, Penolite looks great value at only 10 tiles.
Peñolite’s Hero Grade – Empires and Puzzles (Black Friday Summoning)
My final thoughts:
Penolite is clearly very powerful, and it’s awesome that she can bring so much pain to the Summoners.
She’s easy to use, and you really don’t need to take her out the lineup when there are no Summoners to hit, -because she still whacks like a truck.
We should touch on her Passive, which is worth noting:
- Every time she casts her Special, her skin hardens. The next damage she receives will drop to 1. This effect can’t be dispelled.
That’s a pretty useful bit of self-preservation going on there.
I can’t see anything that’s not-to-like here. Let’s grade…
So for my grading, the question is:
Is this hero’s Special capable of/likely to change the outcome of a battle?
Yes -While I’m not a fan of grading these big hitters too highly, sometimes they do so much damage, I really have no choice.
Sure, it’s a variable/situational damage, but it’s against significant heroes like Elizabeth -who’s a permanent fixture in the Top 10 rankings, and it’s still Top-end damage, even if not against a Summoner.
Plus, this is all at Average speed, so she’s quick enough to fire off a couple of times in battle. And once Penolite takes your soul, she won’t let you heal! She’s that type of Spiteful B#!&#*d.
If not, do they still bring enough to the party to help defeat the deities?
Old Cynic’s Hero Grade: Deity ⭐⭐⭐
What are your thoughts? Did I get it wrong or miss something? Let me know in the comments below.
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