Persona Collab REM Review and Analysis – July 2018

Introduction

The Persona Collab is finally making its way to North America and would have been more exciting if we did not already have Magic: The Gathering Collab. This is because Magic: The Gathering largely sidelined many of the Persona Cards and lowers their overall value as we now have alternatives for some of their abilities.

While this may sound depressing, it also means one can save their Magic Stones for a more beneficial event (large speculation for a Super Godfest with the debut of Richie ). With that being said, the Persona Collab comes with powerful farmable Weapon Assists and cards that are worth pursuing. Full article on farmable options can be found HERE.

This article will summarize all the REM cards available in the Persona Collab by examining their strengths, weaknesses, and where one can effectively utilize them.

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Overview

Persona Collab REM
 6 Star base    
 5 Star base      
Persona Collab REM Rankings – July 13, 2018
S  
A
B   
C   
D

All 6-star cards are available for trade within the Monster Exchange System along with Morgana 

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking.

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them.

Continue reading Persona Collab REM Review and Analysis – July 2018

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Farmable Persona Collab Drops Review

Introduction

The Persona Collab will be arriving in North America Monday, July 16 and comes with both an REM and Farmable component. Generally speaking, most farmables that come with Collabs are for Fan Service, but Persona is unique in that there are 4 Weapon Assists  available.

This article will briefly outline the 6 farmable cards in the Persona Collab to help you better plan out your stamina usage during the event.

My regular REM review will be coming soon.

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Weapon Assist

Weapon Assist cards are able to be inherited like most cards, but they will also transfer over several awakenings to the base card. This has become somewhat invaluable when pushing through challenging content as it enables your subs to become significantly stronger as they can now hold more than 9 awakenings.  Continue reading Farmable Persona Collab Drops Review

Version 15.0 – Plus Bank, Tamadra Stacking, and Evolution Gem Review

Introduction

Today marks the debut of Version 15.0 for North American players and with it comes numerous quality of life improvements; however, these changes comes with new interfaces that may require some adjusting. This article will summarize all the Plus Bank, Tamadra Stacking, and Evolution Gem (sometimes called Evolution Stone) mechanics along with how you can make the most of each new addition.

Full patch notes from GungHo NA’s Facebook can be found HERE.

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Monster Enhancements

After updating to Version 15.0, players will now gain access to the Monster Enhancements tab. This tab will provide a more seamless way to accomplish various tasks that used to be (and can still be) performed by Power-Up Fusion. Continue reading Version 15.0 – Plus Bank, Tamadra Stacking, and Evolution Gem Review

June 30 – July 1 Godfest Review Plus New Odin Evolution & Mesopotamian Commentary

Godfest Basics

The format for Godfests has been dramatically changed through their REM Renewal along with Full Disclosure of Rolling Rates. These changes dramatically improve your chances of rolling a specific card as the pool of available monsters is significantly smaller as only a portion of the all possible monsters are featured at a given time. This is great news for players as you are better able to focus your Magic Stones on key cards.

Godfests no longer advertise “rate increases” and instead Highlighted specific cards along with 6/7* Godfest Exclusives being available. As such, these events are the best time to roll the REM as the current meta is heavily favouring these rare and elusive monsters.

Rolling rates may change or vary with each Godfest event and some 6/7* GFE may have higher rolling rates. Always check the rolling rates before proceeding.

Introduction

Saturday marks the return of our bi-monthly Godfests and features absolutely nothing interesting this time around. This is because it is just a standard Godfest with an average line up and no boosted rates/additional cards being available.

With that being said, it is a pretty good event to skip in order to save your Magic Stones for a more lucrative event as there is speculation (nothing confirmed) that NA will be receiving a Super Godfest in the near future along with the release of a new 7* GFE.

On the other hand, both Red and Blue Odin received Mega Awoken evolutions that dramatically improve their viability. In addition to the regular Godfest review, this article will be touching upon the Odins to help you better understand them along with possibly changing your mind about using them as Monster Exchange fodder.

Official announcement can be found HERE.

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Godfest overview

Unlike Godfests of the past, only some 6/7* GFE will be featured. If they are listed as unavailable, you will be unable to roll them during the event.

June 30 – July 1 Godfest
6/7* GFE available

   3233    3370 3236 
 2991   3268     

6/7* GFE not available

          
 

You ideally wish to line up a Godfest that overlaps with several key targets to improve your overall chances of success. Thus, it may be advantageous to wait for a more opportune Godfest if the current one does not feature enough key targets.

Based on the revealed rolling rates of previous Godfests, 6* GFE will have 0.6% hit rate whereas the 7* had 0.5%. With that being said, some GFE may feature an increased rate and you simply have to check the displayed rolling rates each time.

On a side note, Ameno  and Dark Kali  have been absent for the second time in a row. Continue reading June 30 – July 1 Godfest Review Plus New Odin Evolution & Mesopotamian Commentary

Magic: The Gathering REM Review and Analysis – June 2018

Introduction

Magic: The Gathering Collab is coming to North America this Monday through a synchronized release with the JP Server. This is incredibly exciting as North American players are able to board the hype train as it departs the station instead of several months later when potentially newer and flashier things have been announced in JP.

Furthermore, this Collab has a massive following and many players may be rolling for both their potency and for nostalgia reasons. As a whole, this event is quite solid as all of the 6=star cards have merit and value unlike most other 5-stone machines of the past. As such, it may be harder to trade them in via Monster Exchange as they all offer something valuable through both their regular evolution and Weapon Assist form.

Unfortunately, the Magic: The Gathering has less value at the 5-star rarity which is where approximately 90% of the rolls will be found (basing off the notion that 6-star cards tend to be around 2.5% each). As such, it may be challenging to fully justify rolling and players may end up only Monster Exchanging for a few select cards.

This article will summarize each card’s strengths and weaknesses to give you a better idea of whether or not it is worth spending your Magic Stones in this event.

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Overview

Magic: The Gathering REM
 6 Star base
 5 Star base
Magic: The Gathering REM – July 2, 2018
S   
A   
B
C  
D  

All 6-star cards are available for trade within the Monster Exchange System.

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking.

Due to the power of all the 6-stars in the event, one should keep their first copy of each one and only consider trading if owning duplicates and interested in their Weapon Assist evolution.

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them.

Continue reading Magic: The Gathering REM Review and Analysis – June 2018

June 16-17 Godfest Featuring Evolved Neys

Godfest Basics

The format for Godfests has been dramatically changed through their REM Renewal along with Full Disclosure of Rolling Rates. These changes dramatically improve your chances of rolling a specific card as the pool of available monsters is significantly smaller as only a portion of the all possible monsters are featured at a given time. This is great news for players as you are better able to focus your Magic Stones on key cards.

Godfests no longer advertise “rate increases” and instead Highlighted specific cards along with 6* Godfest Exclusives being available. As such, these events are the best time to roll the REM as the current meta is heavily favouring these rare and elusive monsters.

Rolling rates may change or vary with each Godfest event and some 6* GFE may have higher rolling rates. Always check the rolling rates before proceeding.

Introduction

Saturday marks the return of our bi-monthly Godfests and features the Evolved Neys as an added prize. This will bump up the total number of featured 6/7* Godfest Exclusives (GFE) to 25 as opposed to 21 from the previous Godfest.

The additional 4 cards should increase the total rolling rates for the GFE which may make this the strongest non-Super Godfest event. With that being said, the evolved Neys should have a similar rolling rate (speculation) as Zela due to them coming out as 7-stars.

Official announcement can be found HERE.

Video commentary

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Godfest overview

Unlike Godfests of the past, only some 6/7* GFE will be featured. If they are listed as unavailable, you will be unable to roll them during the event.

June 16 – 17 Godfest
6/7* GFE available

      3391 3392 
3236 3370  2991   3268   
    

6/7* GFE not available

     3233 Scheat   

You ideally wish to line up a Godfest that overlaps with several key targets to improve your overall chances of success. Thus, it may be advantageous to wait for a more opportune Godfest if the current one does not feature enough key targets.

Based on the revealed rolling rates of previous Godfests, 6* GFE will have 0.6% hit rate whereas the 7* had 0.5%. With that being said, some GFE may feature an increased rate and you simply have to check the displayed rolling rates each time. Continue reading June 16-17 Godfest Featuring Evolved Neys

Rikuu Ranking, JP Cutoff, and Higher NA Scores

Introduction

The Rikuu Ranking Dungeon is in full swing and North America has already surpassed the JP cutoff. This is a surprising accomplishment as NA is usually behind JP unless the Ranking Dungeon was so delayed that we gained access to new cards/team compositions.

This article will examine the cutoff curve and what assumptions we can make along with what is the most popular/accessible team players are using.

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JP vs NA Curve

Images courtesy of the Puzzle & Dragons Community Discord Server.

Historically speaking, the crowning score curves for JP and NA look different, but JP usually edges out on top by the end. This is because North American players are able to immediately copy their strategies right from Day 1 and spend less time tinkering or experimenting with teams as they only need to make adjustments based on their Monster Box. Continue reading Rikuu Ranking, JP Cutoff, and Higher NA Scores

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