When Gerald is engaged in combat with another character, his “Copy: Bonus” ability is replaced by his opponent's Bonus. If the opponent’s Bonus is not activated, then this ability has no effect.
If Jungo wins the fight, the player controlling Jungo will win 2 Life points at the end of the round.
It must be awkward being a cook in the Jungo clan.
Dear Urban Rivals,
When creating a fictional universe such as Clint City it is important to design everything in a way that is over the top. In these worlds the bad guys seem indestructible and their evil is beyond comprehension, the good guys can surmount any odds as long as they have hope and a true heart, the crime is dirty and but the good are pure. It is important to remain consistent with this fantastical vision lest the suspension of disbelief is broken and the magic is lost.
With this in mind, what would you think if you saw a pig in a zoo? You'd probably think that that particular zoo was sub-par, that the owners had their dreams crushed at childhood and didn't really care about their patrons.
I guess my point is that there are plenty of cool animals that one can find in a half-decent zoo so if you're gonna create a fictional zoo, try going for animals that are a little more....exotic.
Ability: Copy Bonus Opp.
Bonus: +2 Life
-5 damage is nice, and with the bonus, he gets a life gap of 7. At 3*, I'd say that's pretty good.
-Copy Bonus could be nice, giving him support against some clans.
-Decent against DR, since his bonus increases his life gap.
-Um... he... cooks good food?
-6 power is sketchy, and with no real support, he's not going to win easily.
-Copy Bonus is helpful, but only to a certain point. Many cards with manipulation bonus have an actual ability and better stats than Gerald. So winning... once again, not easy.
-SoA takes away his only hope of ever having help.
-Competition! Seriously, Nyema, Odile, Radek, Rodney, and Scopica are plenty good. So what was the point of adding in Gerald??? I'm confuzzled.
Overall rating: 7/10
I give him this rating only because I like Copy Bonus and he has such a big life gap at only 3*. But his sub par power and extreme amount of competition totally diminish his purpose. Not to say he's not usable, but you're better off sticking with some of the more stable cards within the Jungo.
☐ Gap Reducer
i can see why everyone is rating him negatively. first of all, he's a pig. in a zoo. uhh. also, even with such a nice ability, he won't win much because of his relatively low power (he only COPIES the bonus, he doesn't STEAL it). and even if he does manage to win a round through brute attacking potential, he probably ate too much of your pills that your opponent would be able to just take his time picking you apart. his nice ability is also one of his weaknesses - he does not provide a consistent constant ability, thus throwing your playstyle into chaos. and finally, he gets turned into bacon by some clans, i.e., Skeelz, Roots, and GHEIST.
with that said, this pig still has his uses.
- like most cheap "mediocre" cards, he's great for beginners (for blasting away the likes of Zdrone and Giovanni).
- he's great against higher-starred cards that depend on BOTH their ability and bonus (such as El Gringo or Sol Hona).
- he is extremely versatile (can set up a nice fork situation when up against Vortex, plays well against Frozn, maintains bonus against Piranas, can be thrown away as a dr against Pussycats).
- speaking of being versatile against certain clans, your hand instantly becomes a rubik's cube when you play him against an opponent sporting a two-clan deck.
- he can be used to call bluffs or to match stalls without having to pill much (he won't be forced to pill a lot because he'd match his opponent's bonus anyway - think Spiaghi or Morgan).
- if you make a mistake trying to read if your opponent is bluffing, you're not risking much (think of losing your strong hitter to a card that you thought was under-pilling, versus losing this pig to the same card).
- finally, with his nice life difference output and bonus-matching ability, he can be used as a safety card for the final rounds (ever had those moments when you wish your card had JUST ONE MORE DAMAGE so you could win? he'd do a fine job at those situations with that gapping potential).
i think people just say he sucks because he can't match what his battle-tested 3* brethren do best - Radek has his power manipulation, Rodney and Boohma have their attack manipulation, Nyema Hystrix, and Jalil have their versatile life-gapping potentials, Scopica and Odile have 8 power, and Dagouba just sucks. but if you think about it, Gerald has the ability to be each of these at different scenarios, not specializing in any aspect but providing more options on how you play your cards, and ultimately, more options on how to win. he's not gonna be played to match godlike beasts such as zatman or mona, but he'll be there to blindside your opponent with crafty play.
Gerald was probably created with all these in mind, thus his [sort of retarded] bio. to be able to use Gerald to his full potential, you've got to be as creative as a pig who cooks meals for the Jungo.
so i guess his use greatly depends on your playstyle. if you prefer high-risk high-reward strategies, or like giving your opponents headaches with confusing plays, or enjoy giving yourself headaches by conceptualizing surprise checkmates from depressing scenarios, use him. if you like the easier straightforward style, roast him.
rating: 7/10? his usability greatly depends on the user, so this varies.
Does he cook bacon?
They made Zhu Tang 's pig into a card.
Gerald- The Pig Chef
Gerald is an amazing chef. Many were put off to begin with because he is a pig and pigs aren't known for their hygiene. But he cleaned up after seeing the other chefs of the city at work. Now he competes with the top chefs and recently won against Maurice in the Chef of the year competition. Maurice made a claim that Gerald didn't reach the health and safety regulations but an intense investigation assured that he did. At the moment he continues to make astounding vegetarian dishes but refuses to to ever cook meat.
9/10 from me, this card was the cornerstone of my only ever elo deck with which I scored 1400+ Why? Because most people throw one of their hardest hitters at this card with 2/3 pillz , including pros, I guarantee going to 30/36 attack with him 1st turn is usually sufficient to cause such a life gap you can win the game with a fully pilled hit from any of your other cards, and the opp will leave round 3/4 as they just can't make it up
Maurice is just bitter because people mistakenly call him 'Gerald'.