GungHo has been amazingly generous with the free daily Monster Points and many players are now able to make their very first purchase. However, Powercreep has shifted the landscape of what constitutes a formidable leader and you may actually be better off saving your Monster Points for new cards to be released if none of the current (or soon to be released) ones bring significant value to your box.
This article will be mostly focused around the flowchart I have prepared. The content is based on recommendations that hold true today and things may change if new cards/awakenings/meta shifts occur.
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The following flowchart is designed to take into consideration all the current content released in JP. However, like tier lists, these recommendations should be taken with a grain of salt as your individual situation may dictate a different outcome.
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I wrote an older article that encompasses some of the more ideal/required subs for Ra Dragon and Dark Athena which can be found HERE. Below is a copy/paste of what comprises a more core team for these two leaders and holds relatively true today:
General idea for using your Monster Points
Despite the fact that Monster Points are becoming a more common commodity, they should still be treasured and your purchases should be worthwhile in adding value to your collection.
It is my personal belief that Monster Point cards should help you progress through content and they generally do so through their leadership capabilities. However, if you already possess competent end-game teams, the actual need to purchase one of these cards is greatly diminished if they do not actually help you advance into harder content.
One can argue that some Monster Point cards can make your life easier, but that can be harder to quantify as opposed to something that can push you more into end game content.
For example, if you are struggling to clear Arena 1 and you own the majority of strong component for a Dark Athena team, purchasing her can be a huge boon to your box as you would have in theory the capacity to clear Arena 3.
Once again, this is my belief on how to best use Monster Points: purchasing a leader who can carry you further into end game content.
The main goal of the flowchart is to first establish whether or not you have an end-game leader/team and whether or not a Monster Point card can help propel you forward.
Picking up a powerful leader who has synergy with your Monster Box should be your first priority. This is because if you are able to unlock more clearable content, you will begin to amass more resources such as Py, Best Friends, and rank experience.
If none of these are viable, you then proceed to determine if you can field a Red Myr team that is actually capable/strong. You do not actually need to purchase Light Hera Dragon as you can simply pair with your Light Metatron or future split evolution Paimon.
If you already own an end game team that is capable of clearing the same level of content as the above cards, it now becomes more of a want rather than need factor. By this I mean that you do not technically need a Monster Point card to advance your level of progression and instead want more toys in your collection to potentially make your life easier.
However, the first step is to determine if you are able to amass Monster Points easily and whether or not you simply rely on login bonuses or actively farm them from Rogue Descends/Arena.
If you do not have the time/motivation to farm MP, it would be best to simply save for the next big wave of Powercreep. However, if you have the ability/financial resources to amass Monster Points, you can then investigate ways to make your life easier.
Dark Athena is still a wonderful leader who has tremendous flexibility as she can function as a wonderful sub and surprisingly powerful inherit. While 750,000 MP is edging on luxury, it can be affordable to a dedicated player and she may make your life easier moving forward.
If Dark Athena is not desirable, it comes down to whether or not you can efficiently use Ragnarok Dragon or Yomi Dragon . If neither work for you, the logical decision is to simply save your MP unless you really want to buy something. At this point you can follow your heart as none of the remaining options are currently meta/powerful at the time of this posting.
Veteran players or those who are able to comfortably clear the majority of current content will find little value from purchasing a Monster Point card as they will not help advance their level of progression and may edge more on luxury than necessity. However, newer players or those lacking a potent end game team may find merit in purchasing the stronger leader options available, especially if they can field a nearly ideal team.
Let me know what you plan to do with your Monster Points and whether or not the above flowchart holds true for you.
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