Monday marks the debut of the Yu Yu Hakusho Collab along with the first introduction of cards available in the Event Tab for the Monster Exchange.
Overall, Yusuke is an incredible card to own as both a sub and leader which makes him a highly desirable monster to own. As such, many players will be wanting to use the Trading Post to acquire Yusuke without heavily rolling in the Collab itself.
This article will explain why Yusuke is powerful along with how to use the Monster Exchange efficiently as well as trade-in recommendations.
For a full review of the Yu Yu Hakusho Collab, please refer to my previous post HERE.
–video coming soon–
Rolling/trading in for Yusuke
Active: Reduces cooldown of other skills by 1 turn. Removes lock status on orbs. Change all orbs to Water & Light orbs (13 turn CD)
Leader Skill: Light attribute cards HP x1.5, ATK x1.5, RCV x1.5. All attribute cards ATK x4 when reaching 7 combos or above. All attribute cards ATK x2.5 when reaching Light & Water combos
Upon his release, Yusuke will become one of the most dominating cards in the game as both a leader and sub. This is because he boasts wonderful offensive awakenings, active, and leader skill that helps him fit in the current meta.
As a leader, he is able to form a 2.25x HP / 225x ATK / 2.25x RCV team that only requires Light cards along with a Water and Light combo. Furthermore, he has a modest form of damage control via his 3-part Leader Skill.
Yusuke can be thought of as a more offensive Edward by trading out a shield for HP/RCV and a higher ATK multiplier. Both leaders have their pros and cons and if you missed out on Edward, it is well worth pursuing Yusuke.
Combining high unconditional durability with explosive damage is the main reason why Yusuke is a powerful leader. He is able to form a full bind immunity team along with being able to naturally address most problems with ease. As such, he will most likely be the strongest leader you have at your disposal.
In addition to his leadership potential, Yusuke can fill more roles as a sub compared to Edward due to his Void Damage Penetration awakening which enables him to trivialize damage void encounters. Furthermore, by owning double 7 Combo , a bi-elemental board changer, and the ability to equip any Killer Latent, Yusuke is quite self sufficient and requires less support to one shot a boss compared to other pixel options.
Unfortunately, like the Full Metal Alchemist Collab, the Yu Yu Hakusho event features a somewhat lackluster roster which may make it challenging to justify rolling. As such, utilizing the Monster Exchange may be the most efficient way of acquiring Yusuke.
The Monster Exchange system (sometimes called Trading Post) enables players to trade various cards with GungHo for a monster of their choosing. In the case of Yusuke, players will be required to trade four 6* GFE/YYH Collab cards.
While this may feel like a steep price, one has to remember that they are acquiring what is arguably one of the best cards in the entire game along with avoiding the need to actually roll in the Collab.
With that being said, it is unwise to blindly nuke your box and should instead try to determine what can be safely parted with.
The following image depicts all the acceptable trades that can be made for Yusuke. Just remember that you require any 4 of the shown monsters and the same one can be used multiple times.
GungHo has been slowly releasing new Mega Awoken evolutions (essentially awoken evolutions) for their older 6* GFE and these new forms can dramatically alter how the card performs. This makes it challenging to predict which card will become powerful moving forward.
Unfortunately, most players do not have 3 or more copies of a single 6* GFE and will have to dig deeper to find cards to trade away. Thankfully, some 6* GFE are either niche/less relevant along with some having less value beyond the first one. Just remember that it may be quite risky to trade away your only copy of a GFE as it will be challenging to replace them.
Exchangeable cards at a glance
The following table will hopefully act as a quick reference guide as to what Godfest Exclusives are safe to trade away assuming you have less cards available. Just remember that you can use the same card numerous times for the Monster Exchange system. On a final note, players must exchange a lower evolution form of the Godfest Exclusive so one may need to un-evolve them.
The Primarily Used as section will give a general indication as to where the card is mostly used as. In addition, the following symbols will be used to help facilitate fast information absorption:
- = yes
- = maybe/somewhat
- = no
These should be used as a starting point and not taken as absolute truth. Your individual monster box and needs are unique so still exercise your own judgement.
2 or 1 Yusuke
I can foresee this being a somewhat popular question and it is hard to give a definitive answer without knowing your Monster Box situation. A second Yusuke is naturally a powerful sub on his own team, but it would be quite rare to actually needing to run two as subs on a different team.
As such, it may border more on the edge of luxury but may also be a solution for players who lack enough strong/viable 7c Light/Water cards.
At this point in time, there are most likely no super amazing Collabs coming to NA any time soon along with the 10-stone machines being featured last month. As such, it may be a while before something new and powerful is released so if trading for a second Yusuke will dramatically improve your box it may be worth it.
Yusuke is the new Flavour of the Month as he is incredibly powerful along with being reasonably accessible for most players. These two factors brings us somewhat back into the Dark Athena era as a large chunk of my Friend’s list is now Yusuke.
While it may feel like a steep cost trading in 4 cards for Yusuke, it is generally worthwhile overall as he will take your Monster Box to the next level.
I plan to write and release a team building guide for Yusuke in the near future.
Let me know if you traded in for him and whether or not you felt it was worthwhile.
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