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The Joker - Insurgency (HD)
Rarity Base Stats Price Unlock
Gold 750/850 148,000 Available in Store, Gold Booster Pack, Gotham City Pack, Villains Starter Pack, Gotham Pack, Random Daily Login Bonus, Eternal Enemies Batman v. Joker Pack
Passive Last Laugh: When the Joker gets knocked out, his opponent LOSES HEALTH.

Insurgency Joker can be seen as one of the "starter" gold cards, being a common drop from Gold Booster Packs. While his base stats are one of the lowest in the game and his specials are slow and easily blocked, and that his special 2's bonus damage doesn't actually work and deals greatly reduced upfront damage (encouraging use of his Super Move), he is not without merits: he is readily available, and he has Joker's typical 4-hit heavy combo, which essentially gives him 1000 base damage in terms of basic attacks and allows him to gain power 1/3 faster than most other old characters using heavy combos. If all else fails, he works as an excellent throwaway character for tough nightmare challenge battles.

StrategyEdit

Basic AttacksEdit

Basic combo Damage pattern (% of damage stat) Total (including Combo Ender)
Light (Combo Ender) 2% - 2% - 2% - (3%) 9%
Heavy 4% - 4% - 4% - 4% 16%

Upon being knocked out, his current opponent takes 40% of their maximum health as damage.

With the release of area 8, particularly the second last battle (the one that leads up to Superman/Blackest Night), as well as the nerf to Raven/Prime's passive (bosses do not lose % health when health swapping, but only absolute health according to Raven's health), he becomes very useful in blowing off massive amounts of health against the solo bosses, starting with Batman/Dawn of Justice (and unlike specials he cannot dodge Joker's passive) for instance, dealing over 300,000 damage (the boss card's damage is inaccurate and is about half of his real health). He can be coupled with The Joker/Prime (30% max health damage upon KO) to take off 70% the total health of any boss.

InteractionsEdit

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 The Joker. Having a card that "counters" The Joker does not mean it is always a good choice.

Good With Edit

  • Harley Quinn/Arkham Knight: When The Joker is knocked out, Harley gains full power. At the same time, Joker damages a portion of the enemy's health, resulting in a double whammy.
  • Lord Joker/Batman Ninja: With the help of Lord Joker, Joker's Specials deal 20% Area-Effect Damage to the tagged out opponents.
  • Harley Quinn/Animated: Harley's passive gives a +40% boost on power generation and damage to all The Joker's on her team, increasing their threat level.

Good Against Edit

  • Characters with high health: If any of them KO The Joker, they will lose a significant percentage of their health, potentially leaving them in a more vulnerable state.
  • Characters with low health: The Joker's damage and heavy combo make it easier for him to exploit opponents with low health stats.

Countered By Edit

  • Solomon Grundy/Prime, Solomon Grundy/Regime, and Doomsday/Containment: They can all afford to be at low health and withstand The Joker’s passive.
  • Raven/Teen Titans: Should her passive activate after knocking Joker out, she would recover from the damage he inflicts by gaining a large amount of health from the next opponent.
  • Doomsday/Prime: (This only occurs on iOS, Android users will not see this happen) After knocking out Joker, he will lose his health for less than a second before recovering 50%, negating Joker's passive completely.
  • Zatanna/Prime: If Zatanna picks out her own card from her "Tarot Cards" ability, this does massive damage and will kill The Joker and activate his passive until Zatanna gains back 50% health.

AbilitiesEdit

Here are Joker's abilities.

Ability Classification Description Usage
Bang! First Special The Joker uses a large gun to blow away his enemies. Target
Acid Flower Second Special The Joker's flower sprays acid. ACID: Deals DAMAGE-OVER-TIME for 10 seconds and opponent takes 10% MORE DAMAGE. Quick tap
Let's Be Serious Super Move A madman and his toys will always win. The Joker's savage wit is made manifest. UNBLOCKABLE. Tap

The Joker's SP2, "Acid Flower" erroneously states that it deals acid damage when it actually deals regular poison DOT like other typical special attacks.

Support Cards and GearEdit

Here are The Joker's support cards and gear.

Card Classification Description Cost
Joker's Gang Health 10% HEALTH BOOST. 3,000
Laughing Gas Damage 10% DAMAGE BOOST. 4,000
Arkham Asylum Energy 10% ENERGY REGENERATION. 5,000
Pistol (Comically Long Pistol) Gear

8% - 18% DAMAGE BOOST to Special 1

[The Joker] 15% - 25% POWERDRAIN chance on Special 2

[EVOLVED] DISABLE enemy Specials: 15% - 25% chance on Special 1

25,000 - 1,000,000 (upgrading)
Time Capsule (Quake Engine) Gear

20% - 40% chance to POWER STEAL 100% of a Special 2's cost

Specials and DOTs +25% - +50% DAMAGE against an enemy with less than 1 POWER bar

[The Joker] Increases enemy Tag cooldown by 3 - 8 seconds

[EVOLVED] After an applied DOT finishes, 50% - 100% chance to retrigger the DOT on active enemy

25,000 - 1,000,000 (upgrading)

StatsEdit

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.

Tier Damage Health
Normal 5,872 12,393
Elite I 8,809 18,590
Elite II 11,745 24,778
Elite III 17,625 37,719
Elite IV 20,553 44,583
Elite V 23,490 49,572
Elite VI 26,426 52,877
Elite VII 29,362 61,965
Elite VIII 32,299 68,161
Elite IX 35,235 74,358
Elite X ? ?

TriviaEdit

  • Even if he did NOT deal any damage, upon being KO'd, the amount of health that the opponent lost from his passive will actually be counted as the total amount of damage that he dealt instead.
    • The same can be said for both Black Adam/Prime and Black Adam/Regime, if they did not deal any damage from attacking, but instead reflected back the damage from the attacker.
  • Both him and The Joker/Prime are the only ones with the exact same passive descriptions (although both reduce a different amount of health).
  • As of 2.15, his passive is bugged and can only trigger properly if knocked out with basic attacks or super moves. If knocked out with a special, no damage is dealt. However, in update 2.17, this was fixed.
  • So far, he's the only Gold character that can be obtained from the daily login bonus.