GungHo North America has released the highly anticipated Monster Point Shop Survey that will enable the player base to vote for a specific 6* GFE to be featured for purchase for a limited time. You can purchase this card as many times as you wish.
This is an exciting time and is akin to Player’s Choice Godfest in which there will be controversy and players telling you to vote for XYZ cards. Naturally, what may be good for certain boxes may be inappropriate for yourself and it is still best to vote for what can benefit you the most. However, your vote should be as future-proof as possible as you want to have value from your purchase many months down the road.
This article will summarize who I feel will be the top voted cards as well as discussing the invaluable Future GFE Trading Post that JP enjoys.
You can vote for your favourite card HERE.
Regardless of the outcome I strongly discourage selling your 6* GFE fro 50,000 Monster Points as they are currently receiving new evolutions along with having the capability to trade four (200,000 MP) for a card of your choice.
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JP has already received this event in which Yog was the chosen monster to be available for 1,000,000 Monster Points. This is a hefty price tag overall and ideally want this purchase to be worthwhile moving forward for the foreseeable future.
Thus, we should ideally be voting for something that has staying power moving forward or has a new (and powerful) evolution already available in JP.
Top choices for North America
This is all speculation on my end, but judging from the various community groups, several stand out from the crowd.
Cotton is unique in that she has 5 distinct evolution paths that alter her primary attribute, active, and stat ditribution. This enables her to function on virtually any team as you can tailor her to your individual needs. This also means duplicates are desirable as you will most likely wish to make a different colour for your various teams.
For example, you love playing Anubis but find it challenging to play on a 6×5 board. Thus, you will inherit Macha on your Anubis and enter the dungeon with your Diao Chan as a leader (creates a 7×6 board) while paired with an Anubis friend. Eventually, Anubis will have the Macha inherit charged up and you can then activate it to swap places with your Diao Chan. This will result in a 7×6 board where both your leaders are Anubis.
For the most part, virtually any leader performs better on a 7×6 board as you have access to 12 more orbs which will raise your average combo count. However, colour Cross leaders tend to gain the most advantage of 7×6 board. This is because they are better able to reliably hit their third cross and even gain the chance to hit 4 or 5 which pushes their damage output to outrageous levels.
The only main drawback of Macha is that she is mostly for end game players who are trying to push into newer content along with duplicates having lower value.
Fujin has gained a new and exciting evolution in JP which grants them a second 7c and helps justify their usage beyond just an inherit. However, the main issue with voting for Fujin is the fact that duplicates have middling value along with their active skill becoming more accessible as more cards are released with the damage absorption void active along with the GFE Trading Post mechanic.
This is problematic because Fujin-style actives are becoming somewhat mandatory in end game content as leaders are gaining higher multipliers while lacking a damage control component. Thus, a Fujin active can save what would have either been a tedious or lethal encounter.
My main hesitation with voting for Fujin (despite not owning one on Mantastic) is the fact that I will probably roll one or a variant in the future along with the GFE Trading Post.
In essence, the GFE Trading Post will enable players to trade four 6* GFE (from a fixed pool) for a rare Collab card of their choice. Thus, players can effectively trade in 200,000 MP for a Beach Fujin . As a result of this trade, you would really not need another Fujin and is the main reason why I feel that voting for her is less ideal compared to Cotton or Macha.
Yog was the top voted monster in JP during their respective event but I feel he will not be as popular for NA players. This is because he only truly excels in farming Cosmic Trinity Annihilation (CTA) which is not that high of a priority overall.
Not that many players farm CTA and those who do have already max skilled their boss drops which mostly act as Box Cheerleaders. Thus, where can we effectively use Yog?
Short dungeons tend to be most favourable for him as well as certain ranking dungeons. However, these are quite niche overall and are not going to be used for pushing through into new end game content.
As a result, I feel that voting for Yog will mostly be a short term investment instead of one that helps you progress further into the game.
GFE Trading Post
The GFE Trading Post (may have a different name upon release) is a new mechanic in JP that enables players to trade 6* GFE (or specific rare seasonal cards) for a monster of their choice. This effectively enables you to trade away excessive duplicate cards and is the main reason why you should not be selling your 6* GFE for MP.
You can trade away what amounts to 200,000 MP for a card of your choice and is a great way to purchase Beach Fujin if you are in desperate need of a damage absorb void active.
This mechanic should come to NA within the next few months and will help lower the need to chase rare Collab cards as you can simply trade for them.
I will cover this topic more when it does come to NA.
The Monster Point Survey is an exciting time for PAD players as it gives us the chance to purchase our favourite card. However, only 1 card will be voted in and it is vital to vote for something that will have staying power moving forward.
Voting for a card that will grant you a short term advantage is not ideal since you will effectively outgrow them or roll something that is comparable and be left with buyers remorse.
Let me know who you are voting for and the rationale behind your decision in the comments below.
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You can vote for your favourite card HERE.