I spent the past (BC long) weekend with my family and did not have access to a desktop to write a review for the
June July August Collab. As such, this will mostly be a quick summary of the cards and what to expect when rolling.
This post will be significantly more brief compared to other reviews due to time constraints.
Last year, the main focus of these cards was to help bolster your Myr teams. However, Myr has been steadily falling out of favour, but thankfully, Yog-Sothoth is the new premier light leader who can benefit from many of the featured Monsters.
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Pancaaake’s rolling adventure
I also deliver one of the best puns of 2017
Rolls at a glance
June Bride REM
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June Bride REM Rankings
Because looks matter and I chuckle every time I see the Innocent Newlywed as part of the card’s name. Should
not be a motivating factor in rolling
June Bride REM Artwork Rankings
S = Need a new box of tissues
A = Makes an acceptable wallpaper
B = 5/7
C = Has a porpoise and will get asked out on dates
D = Why are you in this Collab?!
Quick overview on notable cards
Persephone is hands down the strongest card in the entire Wedding Collab and has arguably the best artwork too. She is the first card available in NA/EU who is able to ignore elemental absorption damage. Elemental absorption constitutes any combination of Fire, Water, Wood, Light, or Dark absorbs.
While this is not as gamebreaking as Fujin’s absorption void, it will still have tremendous applications as it can allow you to bypass bothersome spawns such as Noah Dragon, Zaerog, and the Puppeteers.
Granted these spawns are manageable, the fact that you can now have a clean and tidy way to negate their signature mechanic is invaluable. Furthermore, she is able to generate dark orbs from Fire and Hearts which will not conflict with Dark Athena’s leader skill.
At this point in time, there is no lethal spawn that you NEED to have Persephone for, but she will make certain farming builds easier and future encounters may create a heavier reliance on elemental absorption voids.
Scheat is another new card added to the Wedding Collab and while she is not as unique/powerful as Persephone, she still has a solid place in today’s meta.
Follow Up Attacks are still somewhat rare and it is uncertain when we will get the Norn evoltions/Heroine buffs so this automatically makes Scheat more valuable. However, her position as a sub is highly competitive with Momiji and Amatusu , but her base active skill is unique and powerful.
Scheat is able to spawn a column of Light and Heart orbs on the outsides of the board which can be used to add easy combos, but more importantly to trigger the Follow Up Attack awakening. Furthermore, the 4 turns of Light skyfalls are potent for ensuring you have sufficient orbs present for future turns.
Eschamali’s new evolution propels her artwork to new heights while improving her overall value. She is bumped up to 999 weighted stats along with an improved Leader Skill.
Unfortunately, her Leader Skill is mostly restricted to speed farming applications as she is a 5o1e leader who is vulnerable to binds. However, her multiplier is outrageously high and can be paired with Dark Metatron to further hasten her clear times. However, this will mostly be used as an Arena 1 speed farming team and how important this is will be dependent on the number of Py you have available.
In terms of her active skill, Eschamali has tremendous value for mono light teams as the ability to flood the board with light orbs, remove hazards, and provide 4 turns of skyfalls is invaluable.
Wedding Akechi was perhaps one of the major factors that helps contribute to Myr’s success. The ability to create light and hearts is invaluable for most teams, but being able to enhance light orbs pushes Akechi over the top. Furthermore, with the relative easy access to Saria , it was quite common to have 2/3 optimal burst boards.
However, with the decline of Myr, Akechi also has a little loss in potency. Thankfully, Yog can abuse Akechi for orb generation. While we are familiar with the standard board combos for Akechi, one new option will emerge with the introduction of the Box awakenings.
The Box awakening removes the boss’s damage void shield when you are able to form a 3×3 box. This enables you to easily cheese through Noah and Gaia Dragon along with Azathoth in 3P Cosmic Trinity. This can be best achieved on Yog teams by using Ilm and Akechi for a full board of enhanced light. After, you will use a row generating active such as Wee Jas who will guarantee you 6 non-light orbs.
From there, you simply manipulate the 6 non-lights to cut off a 3×3 box. This will both nullify their damage void along with massive burst damage. Granted this can be achieved via Yog’s base active and the farmable Valkyrie , but Akechi has a stronger active overall.
Do not purchase Gadius for Monster Points as he is a mediocre card at best. His main value was on Myr teams for his bind clearing capabilities as his base active is lackluster. However, he can still be utilized as a reasonable mono Light sub but has lost his primary home.
Izanami was arguably one of the best Silver cards of any Collab during her debut last year. Her ability to provide 35% damage reduction for 3 turns (on a 6-turn cooldown) along with 5 enhanced light awakenings made her both offensive and defensive.
Sadly, most top-tier teams are innately durable and are often not without sufficient damage; however, Izanami is still a stellar card overall and has tremendous value for newer players.
50% uptime on her shield can help ensure you survive challenging encounters along with guaranteeing all your light orbs fall down enhanced.
If you were to roll a Silver Egg and it turned out to be your first Wedding Izanami, I would be happy.
There are other cards in this Collab, but they have fairly well defined uses. Satsuki is a lesser Eschamali active, but has a shorter cooldown while Ra is now a button sub. Unfortunately, all the D-ranked cards are underwhelming and the 4-star ones cannot even be used for Skill Inheritance and their pitiful base stats cannot really justified in 2017.
The June Bride Collab is less enticing this year compared to its debut due to almost no changes to older cards. This has caused many of them to be somewhat Powercreeped out of the meta along with the falling out of Myr.
Persephone is the jewel of this Collab, but she edges more on luxury than Fujin as we do not need her active skill outside of farming teams who want to optimize their clear times.
Last year I did encourage players to at least roll for Izanami as she is such an incredible 4-star, but her prowess has declined. As such, whether or not you choose to roll should come down to how much value you can personally gain from the cards. Just be warned that this Collab is very top-heavy in that there is very little value in the silvers/gold area.
Let me know what you think about this Collab and whether or not you are planning to roll.
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