In a small and surprising update, we received new Reincarnated Evolutions for several popular cards. For the most part, reincarnating a card is the best thing to do as they are bumped up to 1,000 weighted stats, additional awakenings, and triple typing. As such, you should be pursuing them almost all the time and the only real exception at the moment is Haku .
This article will provide a brief summary/thoughts on each of the featured cards in this content update. As a side note, you should be using 0-stamina Normals to abuse Legendary Earth for endless monster experience to level up all of these cards.
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New evolutions are some of the most exciting aspects of Puzzle and Dragons as it breathes new life into old cards and hopefully revitalizes their viability.
Like the other Egyptian 2 cards, Set gained a split evolution that removed all of this TPA to gain dual 7 combo awakenings as well as changing his sub attribute to Light from Wood. From a purely damage perspective, dual 7 combo awakenings are more potent when achieving 7 or more combos, but ruin more mindless-farming builds that rely on minimal comboing. As such, I feel that this evolutions is more of a sideways movement instead of a direct upgrade at this point in time for fire teams. This is because Set currently lacks an ideal home as Reincarnated Shiva is the strongest TPA team and for the most part will go for 6 combos with a TPA than 7 combos without.
One could perhaps argue that Krishna teams could utilize the new Set, but 7 combos could be challenging to achieve when trying to squeeze in rows. However, his best bet will be as a sub on future Reincarnated Ame no Uzume teams as his Physical typing is required. Ame no Uzume teams will be quite potent as they have a large pool of 7 combo awakening cards to draw from as Reincarnated Leilan is another ideal card.
Finally, various combo teams may try to simply capitalize on the 7 combo awakenings, but his lackluster base skill may make it harder to use efficiently.
Leilan may have the loveliest legs in Puzzle and Dragons and her reincarnated form beautifully captures allure and charm. Unless you are using the R/G form for the dual killers, you should immediately pursue the Reincarnated path.
Reincarnated Leilan is bolstered to 1,000 weighted stats along with gaining the 7 combo awakening. 7 combo awakenings are the new hot thing as it provides 2x damage for the owning monster when achieving 7 or more combos. Sadly, Leilan is row-based and that may make it more challenging to consistently activate when trying to connect 6 orbs. This places her a bit behind her other Chinese Celestial sisters as they are TPA based and thus easier to fully utilize.
As mentioned above, Leilan will probably have tremendous value on future Ame no Uzume teams as you can enjoy the high health and massive damage output for a relatively easy to activate Leader Skill. Furthermore, Leilan’s full board changer is perfect for Ame teams.
As a leader, Leilan is reasonable, but her main drawback will be the low damage output that is further compounded by the inability to utilize the 7 combo awakening as efficiently if stacking rows.
Meimei’s new Reincarnated Evolution is tremendously powerful as she mirrors Haku in her primary offensive awakenings, but trades an off-colour orb enhance for a badly needed second Skill Boost . While some players may frown upon Skill Boosts, the are actually vital for solo mode play, especially if you want to utilize duplicates and to a lesser extent, Carat .
The only reason why Meimei is less popular/potent as Haku is her typings as well as element that exclude her from the current top tier teams. Nevertheless, Meimei is incredible and is one of the best wood cards in the game as she brings double TPA, 1,000 weighted stats, and 7 combo awakening. This has beautiful synergy with the general combo/TPA nature of mono wood teams such as Bastet , Osiris , and future Ruel .
I do not believe anyone consciously uses the Killer Meimei forms and pursuing the Reincarnated form should be your top priority.
Like Leilan, Meimei can form a reasonable team, but main downside will remain the lack of overall damage unless you can heavily stack 7 combo awakening/TPA cards.
Apollo also received a new Reincarnated Evolution and is a massive upgrade for the most part and is worth pursuing. However, some people have raised concerns about his loss of Wood sub attribute and potential on Light Metatron’s future split evolution. Light Metatron must use Gods and in an ideal world, you want to be mono light in order to have sufficient damage from a single light cross. Granted 2 light crosses is overkill, but it is challenging to have 10 orbs available every turn.
Now, Apollo may feel like a no-brainer as a fit, but if you want to utilize the Guard Break awakening, you must have all attributes. This becomes problematic when both your leaders and a single sub are all a single element and will force you to bring a non-light card to cover two colours. Thus, the question becomes, how important is Guard Break?
Guard Break can reduce an enemy’s defense to 0 when matching all 5 colours. This trivializes PreDRA floors but Light Metatron teams have sufficient damage to overcome the 10 million defense with dual crosses. As such, there is no real need to actually worry about PreDRAs for Light Metatron at this point in time.
New evolutions are exciting as the Reincarnated forms are tremendously powerful and help bring these cards back into the meta.
I also hope you are spamming Legendary Earth for free monster experience to help combat these 16 million EXP curves.
Let me know what you think about these new cards.
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