*** Loki (Dark Reign) ***

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  • vudu3
    vudu3 Posts: 940 Critical Contributor
    scottee wrote:
    I have level 5 berserker rage. Level 3 black from Loki changes 5 of 6 tiles. They still do no damage.
    You're never going to be able to do this with only a level 3 Trickery.

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  • I love this char. Two Patch greens followed by Loki black makes the board beautiful.

    The defense + board shakeup Loki provides is awesome.
  • Dauthi
    Dauthi Posts: 995 Critical Contributor
    Not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but Loki has innate AP drain on the defensive. Forcing players to avoid 4/5 matches indirectly drains the AP they would have had, as well as damage they would have had. I don't have to total it up for anyone, but avoiding a 4 match alone is a significant random AP drain, especially when you consider cascades could have occurred.
  • Dauthi wrote:
    Not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but Loki has innate AP drain on the defensive. Forcing players to avoid 4/5 matches indirectly drains the AP they would have had, as well as damage they would have had. I don't have to total it up for anyone, but avoiding a 4 match alone is a significant random AP drain, especially when you consider cascades could have occurred.

    Agreed. To me 4hor + XF + Loki is the most defensive team. Avoiding 4/5 matches slows you down considerably, and even if you are running Hood the lack of full row/column and ensuing cascades substantially levels the playing field between player and AI IMHO.
  • Varg138
    Varg138 Posts: 128 Tile Toppler
    Please make these CDs go off more quickly (as in speed), much like when you fixed Sentry's world rupture tiles. My iPad was about to go to sleep on a few recent matches where the AI had made multiple 4+ matches in a row, thus leaving me with a board full of Loki's CDs. When it came time for them to go off, it took FOREVER before I could finally make my next move.
  • lets add beast's mutagenic breakthrough to the list and maybe only play the animation if it pops as of now it goes when cd tile is placed
  • CNash
    CNash Posts: 948 Critical Contributor
    The Pyro's ability Flamethrower could similarly be improved. The game just hangs there for a good second or two after the animation finishes but before the tiles are destroyed.
  • Phaserhawk
    Phaserhawk Posts: 2,676 Chairperson of the Boards
    Now wishing I had more ISO for my new love, I want to express my sheer happiness for Loki and his stick it to the cheating AI cascade in PvE. It's so nice to have this guy turn devastating cascades into a plus. He shakes the board and steals beloved AP, 3 cheers to the new king of PvE!!!!
  • Hip Hip Hooray!

    Yeah I like the new Loki and Doom a lot. Now I just need more of the new covers.
  • Lol, I would maybe give Luke Cage an Honorable mention here as well? He's now part of my A-Team for any non-essentials for all PVE nodes that don't require a specialists like Falcon. His Red mitigating all Match Damage reduced the need for Healthpacks by a significant margin, enough to get through an entire pass for most subs with just the 5 you normally have typically (with 8 hour refreshes, I always had a full supply for the next run). But yes, Loki is awesome too, just wish he had a damage ability and he'd probably be OP, but perfect, lol (Luke Cage's yellow is a freaking nuke!).
  • Scoregasms wrote:
    Lol, I would maybe give Luke Cage an Honorable mention here as well? He's now part of my A-Team for any non-essentials for all PVE nodes that don't require a specialists like Falcon. His Red mitigating all Match Damage reduced the need for Healthpacks by a significant margin, enough to get through an entire pass for most subs with just the 5 you normally have typically (with 8 hour refreshes, I always had a full supply for the next run). But yes, Loki is awesome too, just wish he had a damage ability and he'd probably be OP, but perfect, lol (Luke Cage's yellow is a freaking nuke!).
    Loki is a support character, not an attack character. Also, loki's not much of an attacker in the comics or movies, he usually sends other people to do his bidding
  • One of my favs.

    BRB getting excited when I hear that 4 match sound from the opponent.
  • Pair Loki with Patch and he becomes beast on offense. 6 100+ pt strike tiles and then Loki Purple = X,XXX dmg in seconds.

    The synergy Loki has with patch is a beautiful thing.
  • evil panda
    evil panda Posts: 419 Mover and Shaker
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  • Trisul
    Trisul Posts: 887 Critical Contributor
    Who's the resident poet around here? We need an ode.
  • The order in which hero powers are listed is normally determined by the match damage of the color associated with each power. For example, 2 star Thor has his powers ordered as redflag.png > yellowflag.png > greenflag.png, and that is also the order of his match damage.

    Loki appears to defy this convention however, as his powers are ordered as blackflag.png > purpleflag.png > greenflag.png , yet his match damage is purpleflag.png > blackflag.png > greenflag.png. This little detail was probably overlooked during Loki's redesign.
  • Gowaderacer
    Gowaderacer Posts: 310 Mover and Shaker
    So whats the optimum level for Loki to maximize his hp but minmize the amount of colors he tanks? I currently have him at 100.
  • I missed his relaunch in my hiatus and I played his green for the first time in the lightning rounds earlier and I was soooo confused when I made a match 4. Excited to get some greens next PVP.
  • vudu3
    vudu3 Posts: 940 Critical Contributor
    So whats the optimum level for Loki to maximize his hp but minmize the amount of colors he tanks? I currently have him at 100.
    I have mine leveled to 140. Here are his stats--

    healthpack.png 5023 yellowtile.png 11 redtile.png 10 bluetile.png 12 purpletile.png 69 greentile.png 54 blacktile.png 61 bluecrit.png 3.0x tutile.png 36

    At this level any max character with purple as their secondary will tank purple for him (e.g. Blade, Daken, Spidey, and Squirrel Girl). However, any max character with black as tertiary will not tank black for him (e.g. Panther, Colossus, Gamora, Luke Cage, Mystique, Psylocke, Storm, Hood, and Hulk). If you want someone with black as a tertiary color to tank black for Loki you'll need to keep him slightly under 140--I don't know the exact number, but it's probably only a level or two less.

    I chose 140 mainly because it's a nice round number icon_e_biggrin.gif but also because Daken will cover him on both purple and black and any green user will cover green.
  • john1620b
    john1620b Posts: 367
    Thanks for the info, vudu. According to mischiefmaker's spreadsheet, the level to keep him at or under (so tertiary black users tank for him) is 137. To allow tertiary purple users to tank for him, the level to keep him at or under is 118.