• Released on friday 20/04/12
  • Illustrator: Vanoxymore
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Power of Benicio:

Protection: Power And Damage

The Power and Damage of Benicio cannot be reduced by an opposing character while the Protection ability is activated.


Bonus :

+2 Life

If Jungo wins the fight, the player controlling Jungo will win 2 Life points at the end of the round.

First evolution of the 4 different evolutions of this character :

  • JungoBeniciopicture
    Power4AbilityUnlock ability at
    Damage1Bonus+2 Life
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  • JungoBeniciopicture
    Power6AbilityUnlock ability at
    Damage2Bonus+2 Life
    Allowed in EFC up to Polit arena
  • JungoBeniciopicture
    Power7AbilityUnlock ability at
    Damage3Bonus+2 Life
    Allowed in EFC up to Polit arena
  • JungoBeniciopicture
    Power8AbilityProtection: Power And Damage
    Damage4Bonus+2 Life
    Allowed in EFC up to Polit arena
55 characters
missions icon 24 missions
Bonus +2 Life
Life for the animals in Clint City’s Zoo was turned upside down the night the meteorite “JNGA XII” crash landed on their cages. In the moments after the crash, radiation emitted by the huge rock, mixed up the DNA of all the creatures in the vicinity. Half-man and half-animal, the Jungo unite behind Ongh and swear to never return to their cages.
  • At level 1: min 3 398 Clintz
  • At level 2: min 10 159 Clintz
  • At level 3: min 10 108 Clintz
  • At level 4: min 3 177 Clintz
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71 comments on Benicio

Friday 20/04/2012, 12:22

this is what happens when Bulls hit..

Monday 07/05/2012, 07:36

Still longing for an ostrich smileysmileysmiley

Friday 20/04/2012, 13:27

Will the All-Stars admit a Toreador as a sportsman?

( I hope they don't! )

Tiny review of the card:
-8 power is the highest you can naturally get, and since it's protected, better yet. No more power manipulators
-4 damage. Low for a 4 card, but I see this card more of a powered wall, not a damage dealer
-4 stars. ELO Jungo were a bit short in 4*, with only Buba standing out as a solid staple in monoclan, and Niva from time to time.
Best stop cards are 2*, 3* best, due to their shakiness - middle finger to Greow. Ronald is a weakling, and Eggman's healing doesn't Synergize at all with Jungo's bonus.

Conclusion: (Giving numbered rates to any card is silly if you don't follow a proper rating sketch, it's totally random and... well, silly )
Overpowered: ☐ || Good: ☑ || Mediocre: ☐ || Horrendous: ☐

Benicio looks like a fresh addition to Jungo decks. Definitely replaces Niva in my deck. Opens room for a halfJungo with a more than decent 4*
Spyke, you better run away with your ... puts on shades ... bullshit. Yeaaaa

Friday 20/04/2012, 11:08

OK, Benicio del Toro, now what? Scuba diver Depp?

Friday 20/04/2012, 16:00

comparing this with Heitachi seems to be fair enough.
unlike Heitachi this card has its damage protected and I really like Heitachi.
I like him, he is cool addition for the clan but I understand the downfall, he is to weak against attack maniupulation (seen a lot in ELO).
against DR you are better off with Scopica(less stars) against power reduction the clan has Rodney, Mindy, Troompah, Boohma etc. it didn't really hurt the clan to begin with...

But he does well against cards like mona, spyke and the all-star clan. he makes Marina look silly and Robb Cr is now weak. Solidness is always good to have in a deck depending on the weeks in ELO he can function very well in some weeks. and he doesn't have that much competition for the 4* spot
- Buba is better but restricted to mono usage and very weak against SoA
- Niva has same stats but her DR ability only active on courage turns which is bad in current metagame(many DR counters).
- Eggman has less power but a really powerfull ability that can win a game in 1 round but is easily countered and very weak against power reduction and SoA
- sylth is the best 4* of the clan for sure but ELO banned(for a good reason)
- other 4* are not worth mentioning

Benicio is probably the best option to use in ELO so don't hate on the bull smiley

Wednesday 17/04/2013, 04:04

Review of Benicio

-8 powa (ooooo)
-Uses protection (smart)
-Cool name (There could possibly be a Benecio Redbeard one day)

-4 dmg (...)
-Moegura (Holy Moley!)

I at least wanted to begin by saying that he at least has a cool name. Perhaps I shall name my child Benicio...

I am going to ride the fence here on Benicio. You may have read the previous comments that people have posted. Benicio is a wall and there is no doubt about that. Very few can touch his power and those that can only bring him down to their level. Yes, att manipulation hurts him unless you pill quite a bit. This is where my frustration with Benicio lies...

ONLY 4 DAMAGE!?!? Yes you have the bonus to widen the gap but it still seems a little low to me. I tested Benecio for a good 2 weeks and I just felt he lacked that punch I wanted out of my 4*. If I am budgeting that much of my deck for a card, I want more damage. Now, it's not necessarily his fault. If Benicio were 8/5 with everything else the same, he could possibly be one of the most powerful Jungo cards. PLUS the added benefit of not really being able to do much to him except take away the bonus. Yes his low damage sucks, but 5 damage could possibly overpower him and 6 damage would probably add another *.

So where does Benecio fit in Jungo. Honestly, he is being phased out now by Moegura. Moegura's damage is that nice 5 that we want for a 4* Jungo and his power is 8 to boot. Add in a little att manipulation and we have a nice little terror of a 4*. But this is Benecio's review, we'll get to Moegura some other day...

Mono: Only if you don't have Buba or even Scopico for that matter. Scopico is a great 3* and, when not hit with SoA or SoB, does the same amount of lifegap as Benecio. The same amount of lifegap for 1 less * usually makes me pick Scopica over Benecio every time.

Half: If you want to use Benecio, try him here first. Being mostly a wall card, I have found him very useful with other clans such as Freaks and Pussycats. If you hit with Bogdan or Grudj in the first round proc the poison, and still have about 6-7 pills left; just hold on to Benecio for the last round and you will probably win. I have done it many times with GREAT SUCCESS!

In the end, I still prefer Moegura. But remember, Benecio can make some of the most powerful cards in the game like Caelus Cr and even his Leader Ongh look like chumps. Plus, for those weeks where the All-Stars are everywhere, throw in Benecio and watch your enemy quiver. All in all, good for beginners and possibly on certain weeks, but becomes a collectible.

Friday 20/04/2012, 11:43

now all we need is a bull fighter in All Stars and it ON smiley

Sunday 20/05/2012, 00:13

Incredible art. Some of my favorite card art of the past year!smiley

Wednesday 16/07/2014, 14:28

Missing art:
Seems he was originally a 5*

Friday 22/06/2012, 06:34

to counteract spider widers horrible log here is my own
slyths log #1
so after several months of learning how to read write and hold a pencil i finally have it figured it out. i decided to do a log after reading about it in my self motivational book called be the snake you want to be and it ...(edited out due to UR char limit.)..and that's how i realized that gophers aren't good for digestion. anyways i decided to do my first review on Benicio the newest member of the Jungo

Benicio is a strange animal ( though i am one to be talking) he normally keeps to himself reading sword fighting magazines. however if you get him talking it's like he never stops talking. like this one time i asked why he liked swords so much and...(edited out due to UR char limit)... and that is why you should never put peanut butter on a dodo bird.but as i was saying this guy likes swords ALOT. i mean Boohma being the clumsy elephant he is accidentally bumped one over and Benicio freaked which caused troohmpa to freak and eventually...(edited out due to UR char limit)... and thats why you should never wax your 19th century shields. anyways Benicio is an amazing fighter. i mean all you have to do is tell him that one of the All Stars laughed at him trying to be a matador and BOOM bye bye el grinjo,

Benicio is an excellent addition to the Jungo even if he is a little bit strange. like when he ...(you know what)... and thats why Benicio is an excellent addition to the Jungo.

(if you liked rate green and i'll do more

Saturday 28/07/2012, 05:24

i wish his third artwork was on the level four smileysmileysmiley
its much better lookin smiley

Sunday 07/04/2013, 04:47

Bye Benicio!

Now we have Moegura!

Monday 03/06/2013, 05:24

Benicio...solid but not used?

Benicio was brought out at a time when the whole Protection: P+D was just being introduced and thus was still in the 'testing the waters stage'. Whilst Benicio looks very nice and solid on paper, he is rather lacklustre in battle. Why?...you might ask

The main problem this guy has is damage of 4. It doesn't really need protecting as such, Jungo has never had a problem against DR and the most this guy could be reduced by is 2-3 anyway. On top of this that 4 damage makes him very plain against SOB, and not offensive enough to force an annoying lifegap If you find yourself mostly chucking this guy out against Artus' and Uranus', you may as well drop a star and pick up Scopica who does essentially the same thing for a star less

The other issue is simply his need to pill. The only time he really shines is against low powered power reducers like Caelus Cr or Trish. 7 powered reducers and even 6 powered with attack manip (like Radek and Mona) don't really count as he still needs to burn some pillz to beat them. Essentially making him a 'pill burner' card

Overall, because of his average damage coupled with the need to burn pillz makes this guy a wall at best. It's optimal to take Buba in mono for a monstrous power boost, or Moegura in half's for that one extra damage coupled with some confident attack manip.

Thanks to the current ELO meta, 'walls' are not as favoured with high damaging or utility 4/5* being coupled with utility/attack manipulating 2/3* being the 'in thing'. Walls that require pilling have no place

Sorry Benicio but in the current meta you receive a 6.75/10...Not bad enough to be a 6, but not good enough to be a 7

Wednesday 07/08/2013, 04:33

Attorney 1:But El Matador acted in self defense because Benicio attacked his village in a wild rage !
Attorney 2: Neurologists proved that Benicio has no recollection nor probably has no control of what he was doing when seeing red, which El Matador knew and provoked him with his red mask as shown in exhibit A.
Court: *rabble rabble rabble*
Magistrado Ld : has the jury reached a verdict?
Jury: we have your honor, we find the defendant, Benicio the bull, guilty
Magistrado Ld : for domestic violence and distubing the peace, the court sentences you to 23 million hours of community service
Benicio: oh damn....
A few days later...
*Poster reads* Jungo CLAN IN NEED OF NEW RECRUIT!!! We accept all feathery, scaly, and furry brethren whose been in contact with the JNGA XII meteorite
Benicio: *sigh* it just might be a start...

Sunday 22/04/2012, 04:27

Jungo should have an addition with Protection:Bonus smileysmileysmiley