🎅 Mr. Pengi -- 5* Ice / Blue from Santa's Challenge (Winter)

New Santa’s Challenge Hero is released: Mr. Pengi

This thread is for discussing strategy related to Mr. Pengi, as well as your thoughts on him.

Mr. Pengi

Rarity Element Class
Mana Speed Attack Defense Health
Origin Family
Santa’s Challenge Winter
:dizzy: Special Skill: Herring Blaster
  • Deals 450% damage to the target
  • Deals an additional 130% damage to as many random enemies as there are Minions owned by allies. The damage is reduced on each concesutive hits.
  • All hit targets receive 132 Frost damage over 3 turns.
  • Summons an Elf minion for the caster and nearby allies with 7% HP and 10% attack inherited from the caster.

All-in-one still under construction. Card image to be added when available.

:hugs: Family Bonus

Christmas (Winter) Heroes now all have a family bonus for unique heroes of the same family.

Winter Family
Bonus for 2 / 3 heroes:

  • +2% / +3% health for Minions
  • +5% / +10% attack for Minions

:balance_scale: Balance Changes

Feb 2022

:test_tube: Changes from Beta

There appear to be no changes to Costumed Santa Claus from last-seen Beta stats, skill, and design.

Beta Information: 🧪 Early Information on Santa's Challenge Hero Costumes [Part of The Beta Beat v43]

:thought_balloon: What do you think of Mr. Pengi ?

This thread is for thoughts and discussion on Mr. Pengi.

Based on preferences Forum members have expressed, please try to stick mainly to Mr. Pengi and not wander off topic too much to other heroes.

Some Popular Questions for Discussion

  • Is Mr. Pengi worth summoning for?

  • Would you use Mr. Pengi on Defense? Offense? War? Quests/Events? Titans?

  • Which heroes on your Roster best pair with Mr. Pengi ?

  • What heroes would you take when facing Mr. Pengi as an opponent?

  • Would you give Mr. Pengi Druid Emblems? Which Talent Grid path will you choose?

  • What do you think of special?

  • What do you think of Mr. Pengi’s character design?

  • If you Summoned Mr. Pengi and would like to post your results, please include some thoughts on why you Summoned Mr. Pengi, and whether/how you plan to make use of them.*

*NOTE: Summon Results posted without any commentary/feedback at all should be flagged as Off Topic and removed, based on preferences expressed by the Forum community. Please include some comments about what you think of Mr. Pengi when posting Summon Results. In addition to opinions about Mr. Pengi, you are also encouraged to include how many Summons it took before receiving Mr. Pengi (or how many Summons you’ve done without receiving Mr. Pengi), so other players are presented with realistic experiences of the rarity of Legendary Event Hero.

:money_with_wings: Avoiding Overspending & Heartache :broken_heart:
Or: How many summons are needed to get a Legendary Challenge Event Hero?

It’s important to remember that Challenge Event Heroes have EXTREMELY low summoning odds. No amount of summoning will guarantee a Challenge Event Hero.

On average, in a 10-pull, you have a 1.65% chance of summoning Mr. Pengi.

But that statistic can lead our minds astray in exactly how our odds play out as we continue summoning.

Some useful insights:

  • 15 times out of 100, you’ll get Mr. Pengi by pull 100 (26,000 gems)
  • 56 times out of 100, you’ll get Mr. Pengi by pull 500 (130,000 gems)
  • 95 times out of 100, you’ll get Mr. Pengi by pull 1,796 (467,200 gems)
  • 99 times out of 100, you’ll get Mr. Pengi by pull 2,761 (717,900 gems)

Putting that in Perspective

  • 85 out of every 100 people won’t get Mr. Pengi by the 100th pull

  • If 1 Million players each spent $259.97 (US) to summon :one::zero::zero: times, 846,364 of those players wouldn’t get Mr. Pengi

  • 5 out of every 100 people won’t get Mr. Pengi by the 1800th pull

  • If 1 Million players each spent $4,671.53 US to summon :one::eight::zero::zero: times, 49,663 of those players wouldn’t get Mr. Pengi

More Insights & Reading

I highly recommend reading these three threads for more information and context on summoning odds:

If you’ve read them a million times before, you may consider reading them again before deciding on your budget for summoning. A little time spent deciding on how much money you want to risk on summoning goes a long way to avoiding disappointment, frustration, and regret later. :slight_smile:

:thinking: Wondering About Your Personal Situation?

Feel free to discuss your team and roster here, and ask for advice from other Forum members.

If you’d like more extensive advice on sorting out your particular roster, I recommend creating a new thread in #gameplay-help-tactics, and posting screenshots of your hero roster, along with your questions.

:link: Related Threads You May Be Interested In


Feedback Poll - Mr. Pengi (post release)

:question: Is Mr. Pengi worth Summoning For?

  • Yes, absolutely
  • Only if you’re P2P
  • Yes, but only when featured.
  • Not really
  • Not at all

0 voters

:question: How many copies of Mr. Pengi would be useful to keep & Level?
Note - this is roster space dependent & isn’t the same for everyone!

  • Zero
  • Just one
  • 2
  • 3
  • All of them

0 voters

:question: What do you think Mr. Pengi’s Primary Purpose is?

  • Damage Dealer (Primary hit)
  • Damage Dealer (Additional hits)
  • Damage (Over time)
  • Minion Summoner

0 voters

:question: What do you think of Mr. Pengi compared to other Heroes?

  • Over Powered (OP)
  • Little stronger than Most
  • On Par with Most
  • Little Weaker than Most
  • Completely Broken (Under Powered)

0 voters

:question: How does Mr. Pengi’s Special Skill and Intended Purpose match Mr. Pengi’s Base Stats?

Note this means her Class, Attack, Defence & HP Stat

  • Perfectly
  • Better than Most
  • On Par with Most
  • Worse than Most
  • Terribly

0 voters

:question: Is Mr. Pengi worth giving Druid Emblems to?

  • Yes absolutely
  • Depends on who else you got
  • Hmmmm, not sure yet
  • No I don’t think so
  • No… Not at all.

0 voters

:question: In Defence, where do you think Mr. Pengi is best used?

  • Left Wing
  • Left Flank
  • Tank
  • Right Flank
  • Right Wing
  • Not on defence at all.

0 voters

:question: How do you think Mr. Pengi is best used?

  • PvP Raids/ War attack
  • Normal Defence
  • War Defence
  • Titans
  • Farming
  • Tournaments
  • Event Teams

0 voters

Choose up to 3 options


@PlayForFun is it possible to do 15 consecutive hits?


The way I understand from what I’ve seen others say, yes… If you have 5 heroes with 3 minions each, he would do 1 main hit then 15 additional its. It sounds like it is expounding reduction however, so the last few hits are going to be more like tickles than actual hits (by 15 it will be like 10-15% hit, so the equivalent of a single lower level minion hit).

If I misunderstand, can someone who is in Beta and has tested this confirm or deny?

I’m pretty sure that would be a first.
I can’t think of an exponential skill.

Other skills work sequentially. Adding 4% for every blahblahblah, and so on.

El Radir’s skill does work exponentially based on how many you take.

Beyond that tho… can’t think of any others

I think you’d be extraordinarily hard pressed to get a full set of minions in a meaningful time frame.
But with 1-2 fast summoners and PiB…
You could knock out 6-14 consecutive hits without breaking a sweat

If… it works this way

That would honestly make more sense and I hope that is the route they go. For 130 % / 15, if they wanted the last hit to be at like 20%, they’d would just say 8% for each consecutive hit.

As for the minions, I would be able to do it if I got Pengi by slapping Ludwig between him and MN. Minions, minions everywhere. I also have Frosth but, being blue, that doesn’t help much.

In my understanding, it could be a lot more.

If each enemie has three strong minions, it could be a really, really long special when the attack is gettign so low that the last minions could not been destroyed. Has this been tested in beta?

This guy was insane in beta. If you have even 9 minions vs 3 enemy heros left this guy basically wipes them.

His frost damage isn’t the best but he is insanely good on offense. On defense you can’t control how many minions you’ll have, but I see him being very good on mion wars along with Eiora.


I have 45 epic hero tokens, but the change to get a 5* is always bad :joy:

Yes, it is possible, but in Beta the damage went down to 1 after the 10th additional hit (so after the 11th hit if we include the main hit).
Each additional hit is getting weaker and weaker, but the total damage output was good.


Have you try to combine him with atk buff and def debuff ? Does he still make 1 damage on 11th attack ?

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Yea, I was going to say. The extra damage, even though it can hit over dozen of times, very quickly goes down to be pretty insignificant. Still, Pengi is an interesting sniper (too bad in a color that’s already oversaturated with those) and forms unique synergy with his other family members, making it fun to play. Whether that’s worthy of mats over some more universal snipers, like C Magni, Alasie, Alice or Gaillard - you be the judge. Or your roster.

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In ur personal opinion do who do u think is better gallaird or pengi

Well it all depends on how you play it.

If you take Pengi into a team with multiple minion summoners and attack a team with no fiend summoners - Pengi will perform far better than Gaillard.

If you take Pengi into a team with no other minions, and face fiends, he’ll be almost useless compared to Gaillard.

In a neutral territory, that is without minions and without fiends - Gaillard as a sniper is far better; Pengi can boost himself with is own minions to deal some extra damage on second charge, but these minions may as well be dead by the time he charges again.

Though Pengi might be interesting in defense also when paired with for example Bera tank. He’ll be a little Finley. If you are not prepared with minion counters, he may cause you some trouble. On the other hand, Gaillard in defense is imho rather useless compared to other snipers (and snipers aren’t really that great in defenses these days).

Having no plans to use either of those in defense, and being lucky to have pulled Gaillard - if I end up pulling Pengi, I will definitely max Gaillard first. His ability to counter fiends is currently most needed and still very unique in the game. Pengi doesn’t bring such utility; he may hit a lot if you build a team around him, but it’s still just dealing damage and summoning a minion; nothing you couldn’t live without.


At fast speed against minion teams, this guy is going to devastate. Upcoming nerf? Time will tell.

Edit: Penolite does have a slight advantage as she’ll deal her 490% to minion and fiend summoners but she’s only average speed.

You see him on defense, don’t bring too many minion summoners. Wonder how it will work if Krampus has taunt?

? Pengi relies on ally minions, not enemy minions.


Dang! Missed that part! Well, Penolite is definitely somewhat of a counter then. I wonder how popular he’ll be with all the fiend defenses?

Will probably see a resurgence of Freya/Bera defenses. Like they weren’t annoying enough.

Pengi is what happens when you give a penguin a rocket launcher but makes it into a fish launcher


i guess this hero would be good one to combine with HotM that summon minions. especially now that they will spawn them for all heros if you have two HotM of the same family.,
e.g. bertila, uraeus.

Santa, MN and Krampus with a side of Pengi and Freya perhaps