Ney Review and Analysis

Introduction

The Monster Bootcamp Part 2 Godfest will feature Ney’s  debut and she will be the first Godfest Exclusive to have 5 distinct evolution paths. Ney is unique in that she is able to change her primary element, active, and leader skill to better suit your monster box. As a result, she will be the most flexible card to own as she can fulfill countless roles.

This article will provide an overview of her different evolution paths to better help you determine the best course of action.

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Who is Ney?

Ney is a brand new 6-star Godfest Exclusive that has 5 unique evolution paths that will alter her usabiltiy across different teams. This also means she will be able to be fully utilized by essentially every single Monster Box and will be a major boon to own.

However, due to her rarity and 5 different forms, you will be somewhat pressured to collect them all. Thankfully, having a Godfest Exclusive with this much flexibility is a great thing as she will almost never go to waste. By comparison, Dark Kali Dark Kali is a phenomenal card to own, but her own viability is restricted to her narrow focus and not all players can fully capitalize on her strengths. As a result, all the Ney-sayers towards new Godfest Exclusives should be somewhat content with the introduction of Ney as she will not go to waste.

As a result, Ney will debut on my tier list as S.

Which Ney is best for me?

Once you are fortunate enough to roll Ney, the hardest decision that rivals your starter Pokemon will be which Evolution you wish to pursue. While your choice can be reversed, you will lose any Skill Up Progress along with tedious/challenging to acquire materials.

All the Neys possess tri-elemental board changers that can produce heart orbs. While they lack a Follow Up Attack  awakening, they can help set up a kill board with the appropriate support. Furthermore, their dual TPA TPA and 7 Combo 45 awakenings enable them to deal spectacular damage on combo-focused teams. These kit hold true across all evolutions as they share the same set of awakenings.


 Fire Ney
TPA TPA 45 45 Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost Bind Immune Bind Immune

AS:
All orbs Arrow Fire Dark Heart
Heal 25% Maximum HP
2 Turns Bind Clear

LS:
All attribute cards ATK x7, 25% all damage reduction when attacking with Fire and Dark combos at the same time. Increases time limit of orb movement by 2 seconds.

Pros download
Cons x
  • Dual TPA TPA
  • Dual 7 Combo 45
  • Bind Immune
  • Unique board changer
  • Built in damage mitigation
  • +2s movement time
  • Can lead an effective team if heavy 7 Combo subs
  • Can combo with Akechi 3110 as dark inherit
  • Cute Butt
  • Low multiplier
  • Conditional damage mitigation
  • Sub on future Red Myr 
  • Hard to use on other fire teams
  • 12 base recovery
Impressions

Upon Ney’s release, Fire Ney will probably be the second least used of the 5 evolution paths. This is because she does not currently fit well on any current team as a sub and will find the most use on the future Fire Myr. However, she is still capable of leading a formidable team if you are able to heavily stack 7 Combo 45 awakenings.

49x ATK is quite low in this day and age, but each 7 Combo adds 2x and can quickly propel the damage upwards when you factor in mono-colour and orb changers. Furthermore, all Neys have the passive ability to add 2 seconds to orb movement time as a leader. This effectively grants them 4 Time Extend Time Extend awakenings, but only takes effect when used as a leader. Sadly, the shielding component of her leader skill is tied to damage activation and having two specific orbs present.


 Water Ney
TPA TPA 45 45 Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost Bind Immune Bind Immune

AS:
All orbs Arrow Water DarkHeart
Heal 25% Maximum HP
2 Turns Bind Clear

LS:
All attribute cards ATK x7, 25% all damage reduction when attacking with Water and Dark combos at the same time. Increases time limit of orb movement by 2 seconds.

Pros download
Cons x
  • Dual TPA TPA
  • Dual 7 Combo 45
  • Bind Immune
  • Amazing Blue Hunter  sub
  • Built in damage mitigation
  • +2s movement time
  • Can lead an effective team if heavy 7 Combo subs
  • Multi purpose active
  • Low multiplier
  • Conditional damage mitigation
  • Copies Ryune Ryune active
Impressions

Water Ney’s main strength outside of leading a potent team is her sub potential on Blue Hunter  teams. Blue Hunter is the most accessible leader for coop play as in theory, all players have access to him. While Blue Hunter has no actual sub restrictions, it is best to try and be as mono-water as possible to concentrate your damage and be better able to capitalize upon ideal orb changers. As a result, Water Ney will find tremendous value as she can act as one of your hardest hitting subs.

Perhaps having a board changer that mirrors Ryune is problematic as it is not truly unique; however, Dark Athena 3193 teams may enjoy the extra healing (which has more value on HP-boosted teams) along with the bind clear. Thus, it can be a powerful inherit on Dark Athena herself to abuse her bind immunity.

Blue Ney’s leadership potential follows the same train of thought as her cousins: potent when heavily stacking 7 Combo and mono colour subs.


Wood Ney
TPA TPA 45 45 Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost Bind Immune Bind Immune

AS:
All orbs Arrow  Green Dark Heart
Heal 25% Maximum HP
2 Turns Bind Clear

LS:
All attribute cards ATK x7, 25% all damage reduction when attacking with Wood and Dark combos at the same time. Increases time limit of orb movement by 2 seconds.

Pros download
Cons x
  • Dual TPA TPA
  • Dual 7 Combo 45
  • Bind Immune
  • Best Diablos  pairing of the Neys
  • Potential Anubis 3385 sub
  • Amazing Kamimusubi  sub
  • Built in damage mitigation
  • +2s movement time
  • Can lead an effective team if heavy 7 Combo subs
  • Multi purpose active
  • Low multiplier
  • Conditional damage mitigation
  • Copies Mitsunari 3105 active
Impressions

Wood Ney has the best potential to pair with Diablos due to them sharing wood as their primary element. While in theory you can use any Ney you wish, none of the other can produce wood orbs and you will be losing out on some damage overall.

By pairing with Diablos , you are actually increasing your damage multiplier (8.5x instead of 7x) along with gaining a 7×6 board. However, you do lose out on a more versatile active and one 7 Combo awakening, but these are fair trades overall.

In addition to Diablos pairings, Wood Ney can often act as a potent Anubis 3385 sub. This is because you are often building Anubis teams with Diablos and are often Dark, Wood, or Light heavy. As a result, you can effectively use Ney for both her passive damage and powerful active.

Finally, Wood Ney has incredible applications on the future Godfest Exclusive Kamimusubi  teams. Kamimusubi requires both wood and dark orbs for activation along with an HP-clause tied to their maximum damage multiplier.

Copying Mitsunari’s 3105 orb change can be seen as a drawback due to not being unique, but it is one of the more effective colour combos available.


 Light Ney
TPA TPA 45 45 Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost Bind Immune Bind Immune

AS:
All orbs Arrow  Light Dark Heart
Heal 25% Maximum HP
2 Turns Bind Clear

LS:
All attribute cards ATK x7, 25% all damage reduction when attacking with Light and Dark combos at the same time. Increases time limit of orb movement by 2 seconds.

Pros download
Cons x
  • Dual TPA TPA
  • Dual 7 Combo 45
  • Bind Immune
  • Potential Anubis 3385 sub
  • Powerful Yog  sub
  • Built in damage mitigation
  • +2s movement time
  • Can lead an effective team if heavy 7 Combo subs
  • Multi purpose active
  • Low multiplier
  • Conditional damage mitigation
  • Copies Apocalypse Uevo Apoc active
Impressions

Light Ney has the most potency as a sub across meta teams as she can be wonderfully utilized on Anubis 3385 and Yog .

Anubis teams are often build Dark, Light, or Wood heavy (especially if paired with Diablos) and this enables Light Ney’s active to be particularly effective. However, Ney truly shines on Yog teams due to both the board change, but the 25% healing component. This is because Yog teams must stay above 80% HP to achieve their full multiplier and having another offensive/defensive active is a massive boon.

Aside from these two stellar sub options, Light Ney follows the same path as her cousins from a leadership point of view.


 Dark Ney
TPA TPA 45 45 Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost Bind Immune Bind Immune

AS:
All orbs Arrow Jammer Dark Heart
Heal 25% Maximum HP
2 Turns Bind Clear

LS:
All attribute cards ATK x6, 25% all damage reduction when attacking with Dark and Dark combos at the same time. Increases time limit of orb movement by 2 seconds.

Pros download
Cons x
  • Dual TPA TPA
  • Dual 7 Combo 45
  • Bind Immune
  • Built in damage mitigation
  • +2s movement time
  • Can lead an effective team if heavy 7 Combo subs
  • Unique active
  • Creates Jammers
  • Worst of the Neys
  • Low multiplier
  • Conditional damage mitigation
Impressions

Dark Ney will be the least popular evolution of the series as she is the only one who produces Jammer orbs. I am still not sold on the Jammer meta even though the Fenrirs are receiving new and powerful evolutions. This is because cards that create Jammer orbs have little merit on traditional teams and will push Dark Ney out of popularity.

Conclusion

Ney is the start of an exciting trend for Godfest Exclusives as she has 5 unique evolution paths. Having 5 different options will ensure all players are able to utilize her and will not go to waste as some cards are more niche/specialized by comparison.

Which Ney evolution do you plan to make and how hard do you plan to roll in the Godfest to acquire her?

And just remember, Maybe she is born with it, Maybe it’s Ney-beline.

Happy Puzzling!

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29 thoughts on “Ney Review and Analysis”

  1. Two comments:
    1) Diablos is 8.5x, not 8x.
    2) Fire Ney works really well on cthugha teams. While they are less popular than Yog teams, they are still very powerful and can take advantage of the 25% heal. Since cthugha only needs 50% instead of yog’s 80%, 25% is significantly more likely to help reach the HP threshold. Cthugha also often has more of a tpa focus, which Ney can utilize, particularly due to the easily accessible kuvia compared to WScheat for yog or normal scheat for BHunter and the lower combo multiplier (maxes at 7 allows for tpa focus instead of combo focus). While this wont change the fact that Fire Ney will likely stay the second least popular until RMyr comes out, I felt it was worth mentioning.

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    1. Thank you for the Diablos note, article has been changed =)

      As for Cthugha, i am personally not a huge fan because they need so many things to go well for them
      -lack of bind immunity
      -HP clause multiplier
      -Damage mitigation (and some damage) is tied to combos — makes it hard to feasibly stall
      -No built in heal like Yog

      Like he can still clear challenging content, but it takes far more effort/investment imo

      Thus, I feel you would be making an average/good team a bit better but you may have more merits on other teams at this point in time

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    1. Well it also depends on the type of team you wish to use them on and whether or not you can capitalize on their killers/7c

      What I mean by this is that Mito is somewhat the queen of Devil Killing and is used on carry set ups for CTA and would be far better than a latent-ed Ney

      Essentially, the flexible killers is great, but is may or may not be hard to make use of both 7c and killers overall

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  2. I’m the weird guy that makes dark Ney. There’s tons of orb changers that swap jammers and for most burst boards you’re using two actives anyway. There’s a lot of potent dark 7c subs to suppliment her too and satsuki finally has a home with a dark Ney lead.

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    1. That is a good point about Subaki, but without a jammer converter (really it is Subaki) it can be problematic. Escha/castor will make a full board of dark which doesnt help etc

      Regardless, if she can help/benefit you and your subaki, I would go for it =)

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  3. Hey Mantastic, what are your thoughts on a Wood New x Diabolos team with something like Awoken Perseus, Reincarnated Meimei, Green Sonia or Romia as Subs?

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  4. Interesing team here utilizing Light Ney as the sub. I have named it, the prestige. Yog leader, Light Ney, Light Scheat, Ra Dragon, Orpharion, Yog helper. Any prevailing thoughts, opinions, or concerns?

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