GungHo Collab REM Review – December 2021

Introduction

The GungHo Collab returns once again to North America and features a gigantic rolling roster along with various buffs and new cards to acquire.

Due to the fact that this IP is owned by GungHo, we can safely assume it will return on a regular basis which means the concept of FOMO (fear of missing out) should be lower as this event is featured several times per year.

This is important because we know Draconic Orchestra, Player’s Choice Godfest (PCGF), and possibly the Christmas REM are all on the way soon.

In addition to this, I personally feel that the GungHo Collab is becoming more of an Orb Skin event as the strongest cards featured here are Orb Skins which can be directly purchased via IAP, but cannot be Monster Exchanged for.

This can feel frustrating as Monster Exchanging is often the best practice when approaching a weaker event or an event where you have already rolled heavily.

Due to continuing wrist pains, I have only done Pros & Cons for notable cards and skipped the others.

Video commentary


Overview of all buffed existing cards

Overview

All Monster information gathered via Tsubaki Bot (Discord Bot) and monster icons come from PADx or Tsubaki Bot

GungHo Collab REM Pros & Cons – December 2021
Pros
Cons
  • 22.7% chance for any 7* card
    • Pretty high overall!
  • Lots of valuable Orb Skins
    • Can directly IAP
  • The best cards are Orb Skins
    • Cannot Monster Exchange for
  • Non-Orb Skin cards are falling behind by comparison
  • Older event
    • Lower reason to roll if you have in the past
  • Feels like a IAP for Belial & Crusader event
  • Many cards have aged poorly
  • Terrible bottom rarity
    • None are truly valuable
      • Comprise 43.8% of rolling pool

The GH Collab will be split into two parts with some cards being available all the time while others only within their respective period.

[Part 1]: 12/13 (Mon), 0:00 – 12/19 (Sun), 23:59 (PST)

[Part 2]: 12/20 (Mon), 0:00 – 12/26 (Sun), 23:59 (PST)

GungHo Collab REM
7 Star base
(22.7% total)
 
Always available


Pt. 1

  
Pt. 2

6 Star base
(33.5% total)

Always available

 
Pt.1

 
Pt.2

5 Star base
(43.8% total)

Always available

   
Pt.1


Pt.2

Icons show Base form/form they come out in
GungHo Collab Rankings – December 2021
S  
A
B  
C
 
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Bottom rarity quick summary

The bottom rarity should be the main motivation to roll in an event and the following chart shows all the 5-star Rankings. In total, they comprise 43.8% of the rolling pool.

While this is not as high as other events, none of the cards are truly desirable and I have yet to use any of them in my many years of playing.

GungHo Collab Bottom Rarity (5*) REM Rankings – December 2021
S
A
B
C
D

7 Star base

Belial – S

Pros
Cons
  • Orb Skin
    • Can directly IAP
  • Super Poison Resist
  • 4 SB Skill Boost
  • 5 Enhanced Heart Orbs +heart
    • Big RCV stat
      • Solves any team’s Healing needs
  • Full Cleric active
    • 5 turn CD
      • Reduces HP to 1
        • Good for Yuji Transform
  • Arguably the most universal Cleric
    • Well optimized stats
      • Reasonable HP & high RCV
    • Can fit on any team and still be valuable
    • 2 colours for all attribute dungeons
    • Orb Skin
      • Cannot Monster Exchange for
    • No SBR Skill Lock Resist
    • No personal damage
      • Can sometimes be an issue in end game content

Pros
Cons
  • Orb Skin
    • Can directly IAP
  • Immense personal damage
    • ()
    • Large ATK stat
    • Dark Sub Attribute
      • Often does meaningful damage
  • 1 turn CD
    • Easy to inherit over
    • +3 Dark Orbs
    • -50% HP
  • Fantastic Farming leader
    • Large ATK multiplier
    • Only have to connect 6+ Dark orbs
      • Stacks with Rows Dark row
      • Self sufficient with 2x active (yours + Friend)
  • Can create an efficient TA3 team
    • Relatively easy to play
    • Flexible sub choices
      • Basically anyone who can Double Damage Cap reliably
    • Orb Skin
      • Cannot Monster Exchange for
    • Faster TA3 teams exist
      • Eg. Saline Kitty
    • Opportunity cost of not using Cleric form


 Crusader/Paladin – S

Pros
Cons
  • 2 SB Skill Boost pre-Transform
    • 75% Shield for 2 turns with active
      • May provide 2 turns of stalling
  • Fantastic personal damage
    • Large ATK stat
  • Passive Damage
  • 4 turn CD
    • Board Unlock
    • Void Damage Void for 1 turn
      • Valuable on teams who lack VDP
        • Eg. Daytona
  • Has a sub colour
    • Helps for All Attribute dungeons
  • Orb Skin
    • Can directly IAP
    • Orb Skin
      • Cannot Monster Exchange for
    • Opportunity of not using Weapon Assist
    • 1 Dark Resist Dark Reduction feels odd
Weapon

Pros
Cons
  • 8 turns of 35% Damage Reduction
  • 7 turn CD!
    • Can inherit on a 1 turn CD card for permanent shield
  • Skill Boost Skill Boost
  • 2 Team HP
  • Invaluable when playing through current end game content
    • Everything hits so hard as a regular attack
    • Allows for safer clears
  • Orb Skin
    • Can directly IAP
    • Orb Skin
      • Cannot Monster Exchange for
    • Only truly useful for end game content
      • If you are at or below SR/WoC1, little use
Lakshmi – A (Low S)

Pros
Cons
  • 7 turns of 30% Damage Reduction
    • 9 turn CD
    • Also Unlocks + makes Fire orbs
      • Valuable in end game content
  • 2 Skill Boost Skill Boost
    • 4 with SA
  • Super Jammer Resist via SA
  • Immense personal damage
    • Large ATK stat
      • Double Caps on a regular basis
  • Passive Damage
    • Enhnaced Fire Orb Enhnaced Fire Orb Enhnaced Fire Orb Enhnaced Fire Orb
  • Light sub attribute
    • Helps in SR/WoC3
  • Orb Skin
    • Can directly IAP
    • Orb Skin
      • Cannot Monster Exchange for
    • Your money would be better spent buying Belial or Crusader
      • Still valuable overall but I would prioritize Belial & Crusader first
    • No damage vs Void spawns
Rudra – A

Pros
Cons
  • 2 Skill Boost Skill Boost
    • 4 with SA
  • Super Blind Resist  via SA
  • Passive Damage
      • Synergy with Rosalyn teams
  • Water sub attribute
    • Helps in SR/WoC3
  • 2 turn Void Damage Void
    • 12 turn CD
    • Also buffs RCV
    • Lower personal damage
      • Only
    • Not all teams need Void Damage Void
      • Usually best on Rosalyn

Pros
Cons
  • 2 turn Void Damage Void
    • 12 turn CD
    • Also buffs RCV
  • 2 Team HP
  • Cross
    • Relatively rare
    • Not all teams need Void Damage Void
    • Situational card overall

Dark Reeche Weapon – A

Pros
Cons
  • 5 turn Damage & Colour Absorb Void
    • Almost excessively long
    • But wonderful for MD1
      • Unlock solves Kanna & 5 turn helps for Australis or BAlbrecht
  • Skill Boost Skill Boost
  • TE+
  • Bind Immunity
  • 2 Dark OE Dark Orb Enhance
    • Nice to have but not mandatory
      • Would only Monster Exchange if lacking other Absorb options
Lucy & Valkyrie Style Weapon – B

Pros
Cons
  • Full Cleric active
    • Removes all Binds, Awoken Binds, Unmatchable
    • Board Unlock
    • Rainbow board
  • SB Skill Boost
  • 20% Jammer Jammer Resist, Poison Poison resist, and Blind Blind Resist Resist
  • 2 Dark OE Dark Orb Enhance
    • Orb Skin
      • Cannot Monster Exchange for
    • Your money would be better spent buying Belial or Crusader
Sari – B

Pros
Cons
  • Nearly full Cleric active
    • Removes a Awoken Binds & Unmatchable
    • Board Unlock
    • +6 Fire & Wood orbs
  • Super Poison Resist
  • Reasonable personal damage
    • 45 45 (45)
    • Ame No Uzume is a superior Cleric with the same colours
      • Healing Stick
      • Potentially more SB
      • More Passive Damage
      • RCV Buff
      • 8 Latent slots

Pros
Cons
  • Nearly full Cleric active
    • Removes a Awoken Binds & Unmatchable
    • Board Unlock
    • +6 Fire & Wood orbs
    • 7 turn CD
  • 2 Team HP
  • 2 Team RCV
  • Much more universally helpful option
    • Only truly works for Fire & Wood teams
      • Small downside
Reginleif – A

Pros
Cons
  • 6 turn Dark Skyfall buff
    • 6 turn CD
  • Clears 5 turns of Unmatchable & Awoken Binds
  • Arguably the best Unmatchable option for mono Dark in MD2
  • 4-6 SB Skill Boost
  • Solid personal damage
    • 45 45 ()
    • Cannot be relied upon for most Cleric needs
      • 5 turn clear is often not enough
Knight Kisaragi – S

Pros
Cons
  • 1.3x Egg Drop Rate
    • Only 1 of 3 cards available
      • Veroah  & Veroah Kitty
    • Invaluable if this is the first you own
      • Highly recommend Monster Exchanging
  • Button active
    • 500,000 x5
  • Dungeon Boost
    • Can inherit Dungeon Boost as active is already a Button
    • Bonus Egg drop rate does not work in multiplayer
    • Significantly less value if you already own  Veroah or Veroah Kitty
Omega – A

Pros
Cons
  • Fantastic Farming leader
  • 324x ATK with dual leaders when below 50% HP
    • Easy to activate
  • Huge personal damage
      • 32x personal damage
  • Synergistic active
    • -50% HP
      • Triggers awakenings & LS
    • Row of Fire & Dark
    • Only truly shines in a predictable dungeon
      • No Auto Follow Up
      • Have to manage HP
Cian – B

Pros
Cons
  • 30% Max HP Healed every turn
    • Lasts 7 turns
    • 7 turn CD
      • Can self loop with 1 card
  • Super Poison Resist
    • Auto Healing teams don’t truly work now
      • Timed executes
      • Takes away 1 entire active slot

6 star base

Ghostring – A

Pros
Cons
  • 4 SB Skill Boost
  • Huge personal damage multipliers
    • (/)
      • Great candidate for Double Damage Cap
      • Sub attribute may do meaningful damage
  • Large HP stat
    • Makes a big difference in newer/harder content
  • 2 turn CD
    • Easy to inherit over
    • Unlock + 3 Dark orbs
  • Only 7 awakenings
    • Hopefully more in future reruns
  • Low ATK stat
    • Offset by personal damage multipliers
  • Cannot Monster Exchange or IAP
  • Lower value if owning Ina or Sakura
    • Both fulfil a similar role but with TE and less HP

Pros
Cons
  • Two >50% awakenings
    • +2.25x damage for owning card
      • Only have to be above half health
  • Great to stick on a highly offensive card when Farming content
    • – HP
    • – RCV
      • Both penalties are too costly in most cases

Conclusion

The GungHo Collab has become an IAP-Orb Skin card affair as all of the best cards cannot be Monster Exchanged for. This is frustrating for players who have less disposable income as you either have to dig deep in an REM that has an underwhelming bottom rarity or pay nearly $30 CDN.

As a whole, the bottom rarity is terribly underwhelming along with comprising around 44% of the rolling pool. With this in mind, I would be hesitant to roll in this event as we know PCGF, Orchestra, and possibly Christmas REM will be coming in the near future.

WIth that being said, let me know what you think about this event in the comments down below.

Happy Puzzling!

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4 thoughts on “GungHo Collab REM Review – December 2021”

  1. Thank you very much for this review. Kept me from rolling too many stones. I hate that PAD is more and more about buying units directly with real money.

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