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Unit Overview: Penelo (Final Fantasy 12)

Discussion in 'Unit Reviews' started by Catsaber, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Catsaber

    Catsaber Member

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    Meet Penelope Pitstop, also know as..
    [​IMG]
    *ahem*, Pitstop is no mere car driver, but a dancer on top of that! ..And the childhood friend of a certain someone who people dislikes ::ink::

    *Lore*

    A young lady sung of in tales of the far-off world of ivalice. Orphaned after war, she was taken in and raised with her childhood friend Vaan, the two remaining inseparable until Vaan is caught consorting with pirates in the palace and led away in chains. Penelo is subsequently kidnapped by the ruthless bounty hunter Ba'Gamnan, but the friends are eventually reunited, once again becoming close companions on their quest. Penelo warmly watches over her friend as he grows from his experiences.

    Rarity Level HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR DC Hits
    3* 411 / 1245(300) 23 / 71(50) 17 / 52(20) 16 / 47(20) 20 / 61(20) 20 / 60(20) 1 4
    4* 530 / 1607(450) 30 / 91(75) 22 / 67(30) 20 / 61(30) 26 / 79(30) 26 / 78(30) 1 8

    Magic Levels at 3*: Black Magic Level 3, Green Magic Level 3
    Magic Levels at 4*: Black Magic Level 4, Green Magic Level 4

    Resistances: Nada

    Trust Master Award: Equip Dagger

    Limit Break at 3*: 180% AoE Physical Attack -> 225% AoE Physical Attack
    Limit Break at 4*: 200% AoE Physical Attack -> 270% AoE Physical Attack

    Abilities and Magic learned at each rarity:
    3*: Water, Aero, Blizzara, Shell, Curing Waltz, Jitterbug Duet
    4*: Faith, +20% MP, Sword Dance (+ the above)

    Pros: While you might be thinking "buy hey! she only goes up to 4*, therefore she isnt a good unit etc", penelo still has her strengths. For instance, Curing waltz is basically an aoe cure, which means if you dont have any healer she can pretty much fill that role. Faith, as always, is good for mages, and sword dance is pretty much a weaker version of barrage that doesnt have that rng effect.

    Cons: Suffers for being one of the "ignored units" in jp, aka stuck in 4* forevah. Cant equip higher green/black tier magic which is also a drawback. And the fact that her Limit breaks is PHYSICAL dmg pretty much means either you equip a dagger or mace and only focus on her dancer skills, or equip a rod and only use her magic

    Trust Mastery: Equip daggers! be a thief-- i mean a treasure hunter! well, try to at least.. there isnt much to say, right now there isn't a single good dagger, if you look at the tm's list in reddit, not a SINGLE character gives a dagger equipment, so imo it isnt worthy to farm for this TM unless things change in the future..

    Conclusion: 5/10, good unit early on, but as game progresses she gets behind a lot and being a 4* max unit means a lot of visions can outclass her.
     
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  2. Ryudo

    Ryudo Waifu Collector Staff Member Moderator

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    Penelo makes a good waifu, but she really lacks in efficiency. Hopefully they'll still give her a 5* that makes her super awesome again.

    They could've at least given her "Steal", given that she's bffs with Vaan and all. :(


    Also, fixed up your table:

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    [table]
    [tr]
    	[th]Rarity Level[/th]
    	[th]HP[/th]
    	[th]MP[/th]
    	[th]ATK[/th]
    	[th]DEF[/th]
    	[th]MAG[/th]
    	[th]SPR[/th]
    	[th]DC[/th]
    	[th]Hits[/th]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    	[td]3*[/td]
    	[td][I]411[/I] / 1245(300)[/td]
    	[td][I]23[/I] / 71(50)[/td]
    	[td][I]17[/I] / 52(20)[/td]
    	[td][I]16[/I] / 47(20)[/td]
    	[td][I]20[/I] / 61(20)[/td]
    	[td][I]20[/I] / 60(20)[/td]
    	[td]1[/td]
    	[td]4[/td]
    [/tr]
    [tr]
    	[td]4*[/td]
    	[td][I]530[/I] / 1607(450)[/td]
    	[td][I]30[/I] / 91(75)[/td]
    	[td][I]22[/I] / 67(30)[/td]
    	[td][I]20[/I] / 61(30)[/td]
    	[td][I]26[/I] / 79(30)[/td]
    	[td][I]26[/I] / 78(30)[/td]
    	[td]1[/td]
    	[td]8[/td]
    [/tr]
    [/table]
     
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    Terra Half-Esper Editor VIP Supporter

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    Also, hopefully they will change her look to her Revenant Outfit as her current outfit looks bland for my taste. :-P

    [​IMG]
     
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    thx for the table fix! somehow i always end up messing something for some reason x.x
     
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    Hope Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What would you suggest building on her?
    I am kinda playing her as a Mage.. should I focus on ATK instead of M.ATK?
     
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    Iliyana Chasing rainbows! VIP Supporter

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    She's a filler unit until you can get something better. She won't take you far...
     
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    That doesn't answer my question. Shes one of the best characters I currently have.
     
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    Iliyana Chasing rainbows! VIP Supporter

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    She has higher mag than atk and her abilities are spells and magic support. Keep using her as a Mage and pseudo healer until you get better units. She did wonders for me in the early part of the game.
     
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    Hope Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yeah thats what I was doing.. Thanks! I've replaced my Clyne with Celes. Sad, I love Clyne but Celes is better than him. :(
    I'll replace Russell, Penelo and Luna once I get better units to take their spot. Though I do want to max Luna's barrage tms
     

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