We have not had a powerful or useful farmable monster since Zaerog Infinity . Some may argue that Volsung or Hel are powerful, but are not special enough to warrant heavy investment. suffers from being inaccessible due to the challenging descend and an active is not novel nor unique (regardless of how strong it may be). is capable of clearing high level content due to a unique 49x multiplier, but the playstyle may be too foreign for most players and has a more restrictive sub pool. Furthermore, her viability as a sub is almost non-existent except for over riding poison skyfalls (or funky heart orb generator).
However, the latest descend boss, Yamatsumi , has power and uses beyond simply selling for 10 Monster Points. The key aspect in making a useful farmable monster is a novel active that has a synergetic role in popular teams. For further reading, I wrote an extensive list on the best farmable monsters to acquire HERE.
Yamatsumi differs from the rogue descend bosses such as in that his evolution materials, experience curve, and descend difficulty are all easier to achieve. However, only has 697 weighted stats that are heavily skewed towards health along with 3 awakenings. Granted the 3 awakenings are all valuable as it includes a wood row , skill boost , and skill lock resist . is of particular value as most farmable monsters lack this awakening and will also ease team building when using as a sub or lead.
has some leadership potential as he forms a 1.21x HP / 10.89x ATK / 1.21 RCV and has the capacity to loop their actives if both are max skilled. However, he will probably see more value when used as a sub on mono wood teams.
‘s active recovers 25% of maximum HP along with increasing wood and heal orb skyfalls by 10% for 4 turns. This can be max skilled to an 8-turn cooldown and allows for chaining of actives if 2 are present. The 25% max HP heal becomes significant on / teams as their leader skill significantly augments your health pool. Enhanced skyfall actives play a number of roles, most notably it increasing the occurrence of favourable orbs appearing on your board. It is most synergetic with orb enhance awakenings (which is partially why is so strong) as the newly fallen orbs come enhanced. By also increasing the chance of heal orbs spawning, you are able to stall longer on specific floors.
Mono wood teams that focus on are becoming more popular with Sylvie / Freyja teams leading the way with 2x HP / 10.5x ATK / 2.5x RCV (Awoken Astaroth also relies on , but is restricted to healer and devil types). By contributing 1 , does bring some damage along with a unique active. In addition, he can play a role on Awoken Bastet as his active greatly increases your combo level potential, especially if you do not own Vishnu . Lastly, the enhanced skyfall active can benefit Parvati (who is now a 39x lead) users as both the heal and green orbs are vital to her success.
Another important role enhanced skyfall actives play is overriding other skyfall actives. Many bosses are now causing a preemptive skyfall of various colours and this can lead to orb troll/fatigue if it is the wrong colour. As such, can override the bosses skyfall mechanic and replace with their own. You can only overwrite jammer and poison skyfall with actives that cause those specifically, so you will still be vulnerable to those. However, even being able to replace fire, water, light, or dark skyfalls with wood and heal is invaluable to mono wood teams.
Overall, is one of the better farmable monsters to be released. He may not fulfil every need nor be desired by every player, but he does have his uses on mono green teams or as a means to override unideal skyfall mechanics.
Let me know if you agree and your own thoughts on Yamatsumi.