|Gold||1100/1300||336,000||Challenge Mode, Challenge Booster Pack, Earth 2 Solomon Grundy Pack, Apokolips Darkseid Challenge Pack, Red Lantern Challenge Pack, Rebirth Jessica Cruz Challenge Pack|
Earth 2 Solomon Grundy is a character that was introduced in the 2.9 update, yet his challenge did not air during the short amount of time the update was current (due to the primacy of the 2.10 update and the Injustice 2 characters). However, up until his initial release near the end of the 2.11 update, he can be fought as an opponent in Superman/Injustice 2's and Aquaman/Injustice 2's challenges, and in certain matches in Survivor Mode as well! In 2.17, he was given a buff to his passive that allows him to dampen his current opponent's power generation, making him the undead behemoth of Earth 2.
Solomon Grundy can be quite an effective tank when used correctly. His decently high Health can allow him to soak up a lot of Damage, and he can also deal a small amount of DOT damage back at his opponent while doing so. The DOT portion of his passive is somewhat negligible; it only deals approximately 1.5% of his damage stat (similar to the LexCorp Set), and as his damage stat is mediocre, this can make the DOT unimportant. Additionally, its damage is not increased when he is combined with the full LexCorp Set; rather, it appears as if the Set's DOT does not activate at all when both him and the set are paired together, thus it is not recommended to equip him with it.
However, his real value comes in his gear-decaying passive. This effect, while somewhat similar to Superman/Dawn of Justice's, actually has many different technical aspects. If Grundy decays a piece of gear, that person will lose all of that gear's effects for the entire match. This can be very effective against opponents such as Bane/Luchador. However, Grundy cannot choose which piece of gear he decays, so he may have to tag in multiple times to decay a particularly annoying or effective one. Grundy may tag-in as much as time allows, but he will only be able to decay gear 9 times at most (3 gear slots for 3 enemies).
Grundy's gear decaying is unable to affect start of match effects, such as the starting bar of power from Ra's al Ghul's Scimitar or the power drain from the Mother Box. Grundy's decaying also does not affect Gear Set effects, unlike Superman. While he can neutralize all of the pieces of a gear set and their individual effects, the gear set effects will still be able to work, making him less effective against enemies who rely heavily on gear sets, and more effective on those who rely on individual pieces of gear.
His power dampening stacks additively with Killer Frost/Prime's passive. If teamed with her, it is completely impossible to generate power fighting normally against him or another Earth 2 teammate. The power dampening from Solomon Grundy and his Earth 2 teammates can only affect the current opponent fighting them.
When gearing him, his health and durability should be kept in mind. As such, combining him with healing/blocking/health boosting gears is recommended. To this end, the Fourth World Set is optimal, as it grants a large health boost, blocking boost, Resurrection, and regeneration (as well as a tag-in Stun to complement Grundy's passive). The League of Assassins Set can also be effective, as it capitalizes on his tag-based passive and DOT. As mentioned earlier, however, it is not advised to pair the LexCorp Set with him.
Please note that battles are highly situational: this section only mentions cards that have mechanics that, for any reason, are particularly effective with/against, or particularly ineffective against Solomon Grundy. Having a card that "counters" Solomon Grundy does not mean it is always a good choice.
- Any Earth 2 characters.
- Hawkgirl/Prime: As mentioned above, she can be very useful with Grundy to tag him out more often.
- Killer Frost/Prime: Any opponent fighting Grundy or his Earth 2 teammate with Killer Frost on his team would generate absolutely no power whether they hit or are being hit.
- Any opponents who are typically geared more heavily than others and become much more effective with gearing, such as (though obviously not limited to) Killer Frost (both versions), Batgirl, Bane/Luchador, Deathstroke/Arkham Origins, and The Flash/Metahuman.
- Sinestro/Antimatter: Sinestro's constant force-tagging will result in Grundy decaying more gears, thus can limit his potential with the League of Assassins Set equipped.
- Batman/Arkham Knight: He can choose to be immune to Grundy's DOT, effectively rendering half of his passive useless. Batman also does not require as many gears to be effective (due to his various passive buffs) and therefore is not as affected by Grundy's gear-decaying either.
- Sinestro/Green Lantern, Sinestro/Prime, Sinestro/Regime, Green Lantern/Yellow Lantern Hal Jordan: They benefit from the opponent constantly tagging in and out.
- Harley Quinn/Arkham Knight: Same as above, although possibly more punishing.
- Hawkgirl/Prime, Hawkgirl/Regime: Both versions have the ability to snare, preventing Grundy from tagging in or out.
Here are Solomon Grundy's abilities.
|Cleaver Spin||First Special||Grundy uses a cleaver lodged in his back to slash at his opponent.||Rapid Swipe|
|Can’t Stop Grundy||Second
|Grundy overwhelms his opponents with a quick series of mauling attacks.||Rapid Swipe, Quick Tap|
|Super Move||Grundy beats on his opponent with a tombstone he was saving just for this occasion. UNBLOCKABLE.||Tap|
Support Cards and GearEdit
Here are Solomon Grundy's support cards and gear.
|Swamp Origin||Health||10% HEALTH BOOST.||3,000|
|Undead Strength||Damage||10% DAMAGE BOOST.||4,000|
|Reanimation||Energy||10% ENERGY REGENERATION.||5,000|
|Butcher's Knife (Knife Collection)||Gear||
X% DAMAGE BOOST to basic attacks
[Solomon Grundy] X% UNBLOCKABLE chance on basic attacks
[EVOLVED] HEAL SELF X% on Special 1
|25,000 - 1,000,000 (upgrading)|
These stats are the final damage and health levels at level 50, per Elite rank, with ALL support cards, and without any augmentations. With the 2.13 update, Elite 8, 9, and 10 have been added. The Elite 10 damage and health levels are for level 60 characters.
- His artifacts are Wrist Bands, Boots, Arm Bandages, Belt, and Harness.
- You'll receive a free copy of a Silver character upon completing Match 10 of Battle 4 in Standard difficulty.
- He's the first mobile card to be based on a console skin since Hawkgirl/Regime.
- Both him and Superman/Dawn of Justice have very similar passives, as both have the abilitiy to "disable" opponent's gear(s).
- Instead of releasing his challenge in the 2.9 update, NetherRealm decided to release the 2.10 update but his challenge finally aired near the end of the 2.11 update.
- It was possible to receive his SP2's Upgrades in random booster packs before he was released.
- He's the only character with a "tag" effect that can activate his passive without having to tag if he's the starting character on your team.
- This version of Grundy does not have any cleavers or knives lodged in his back but during his Super Move and SP1, he would still use a cleaver from his back.
- He's the only version of Solomon Grundy to not have a passive directly correlated to his health, though his DOT does affect the opponent's health.
- Previously before the 2.17 update, his passive was "Death and Decay: On Tag In, Solomon Grundy's Aura does a DAMAGE OVER TIME to the enemy. CHANCE to decay a piece of gear for the whole match on Tag In.
- Additionally, before 2.19, his passive was named "Death Aura" before it was changed back to the old name but with the '&' instead of 'and'.