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Draconic Orchestra REM Review and Analysis – December 2019

Introduction

The Draconic Orchestra will be making a triumphant return on December 23 and has become significantly stronger since the last time. This is because all of the top rarity cards have now gained Weapon Assists along with several powerful and unique cards being available.

While this is exciting, players have to remember that this is a 10-Stone event which does make it more costly to roll and trade. Furthermore, there are only four bottom rarity cards in this entire Egg Machine who lack Weapon Assists. This will make it harder to justify rolling heavily in as dupes will start appearing earlier and in much higher quantities.

With this in mind, I feel it is still worth to roll a few times as having new cards is always valuable along with the off chance you hit a Diamond egg.

This article will outline the pros and cons for each cards to help players make a more informed decision as to whether or not they should roll.

Video commentary


Overview

Draconic Orchestra REM Pros & Cons – December 22, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Music theme
  • GungHo-made
    • Should have high chance of returning regularly
  • All cards have 2-3 unique evolutions
  • All 7-star cards have Weapon Assists
  • 10 Magic Stones per pull
    • Steeper Monster Exchange rates
  • Weapon Assists only on 7-star cards
  • Four 5-star cards
    • Will represent the vast majority of rolls
    • Don’t really want dupes of them
  • Event is top heavy
Draconic Orchestra REM
 7 Star base  
 6 Star base
 5 Star base
Draconic Orchestra REM – December 22, 2019
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A
B
 
C
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking.

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them.

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Christmas REM Review and Analysis – December 2019

Introduction

The Christmas REM is making a festive return to Puzzle and Dragons and comes with two new cards along with some buffs to existing monsters. Unfortunately, the event as a whole is underwhelming and is not surprising due to the fact that it only costs 5 Magic Stones.

5-stone events tend to be horribly top heavy as their lower rarities are simply filler/junk which makes it challenging to justify rolling in. Furthermore, the Christmas REM is one of the older events which means there are numerous old cards sitting at the bottom who have not received buffs or reworks for several years.

This is unfortunate as Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year along with us receiving more Magic Stones compared to before. With that being said, we will be having a Player’s Choice Super Godfest soon along with the return of Draconic Orchestra. Furthermore, the current Fujimi Fantastia Collab is quite strong and is worth rolling in. If you wish to read about Christmas Sonia, please refer to my other article HERE.

This article will summarize each of the featured card’s strengths and weakness along with how to best use them to help you make a more informed decision of whether or not you should roll.

Video commentary

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Overview

Christmas REM Pros & Cons – December 12, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Favourite characters are festively dressed
  • Comes on time
    • Much faster compared to ~2 month delay
  • My rankings form a Christmas tree
  • No Weapon Assists for all cards  but the 9-star
  • Top-heavy event
  • Many cards feel lackluster
Christmas REM Rarities
 9 Star base
 8 Star base   2511 
 7 Star base 3375 2510  
 6 Star base  2513 1782
 5 Star base 3377 3376 3378 
Christmas REM  Rankings – December 13, 2019
S
A  
B  3376
C 2511 2510 1782 3378  3377
D 3375 2513

All icons show most evolved form

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking.

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should almost always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them.

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Fujimi Fantasia Bunko Review and Analysis – December 2019

Introduction

The 7-Stone Fujimi Fantasia Bunko Collab will be making an exciting debut in North America and comes as a bit of a surprise as had a strong possibility of never coming stateside.

This Collab is more top-rarity heavy; however, there is still a sizable amount of value at the bottom rarity. As such, it is worthwhile to roll a modest amount as many of the 7/8* cards come with unique and powerful kits that are hard to replicate elsewhere.

This article will summarize each card’s strengths and weaknesses to give players a better understanding of what each card can do for their Monster Box.

Video commentary

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Overview

Fujimi Fantasia Bunko REM Pros & Cons – December , 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Debut event
  • Weapon Assists  on all 7/8* cards
  • High value at 7/8*
  • No Weapon Assists for 6*
    • Only one evolution form
  • Only 1 card can be Monster Exchanged
    • Have to roll 7*
  • Top rarity heavy Collab
Fujimi Fantasia Bunko REM Rarities
8 Star base
7 Star base  
6 Star base  
Fujimi Fantasia Bunko REM Rankings – December , 2019
S  
A  
B
C
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

All icons show Base form

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them

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Heroine REM Review and Analysis – November 2019

Introduction

The Heroine Rare Egg Machine will be returning to North America once again while providing various buffs to several cards along with new Weapon Assists for five of the 6* cards.

While this does sound nice, this event may be skipped by many players due to how many times it has come around and no one wanting a seventh duplicate of a 5-star card.

This is the exact situation I am in as I have heavily rolled in this event the first couple of times it came around and despite never acquiring a 7-star card, I have no interest in pursuing them. This is not because they are weak, but the 10-Stone cost combined with me owning numerous copies of almost every 5-star card will result in countless wasted rolls. Furthermore, the 5-star cards were once unique and strong but have now become somewhat Powercrept by newer and flashier options.

As a result, the motivation/desire to roll may be lower, even for new players as fewer cards at the bottom rarity stand out like they did in the past.

This article will summarize each card’s strengths and weaknesses to give players a better understanding of what each card can do for their Monster Box.

Video commentary

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Overview

Heroine REM Pros & Cons – November 22, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Value at all rarities
  • Select 6-star cards have powerful Weapon Assists 
  • High weighted stats at top rarities
  • Old event
    • Many players have rolled many times
    • 10 Stones per roll
  • Few buffs this time around for 5-star cards
  • 5-star cards are becoming Powercrept
  • More top heavy
Heroine REM Rarities
 7 Star base  
 6 Star base        
 5 Star base     
Heroine REM Rankings – November 22, 2019
S
A  
B   
C
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

All icons show Evolved form

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them

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Fist of the North Star Collab REM Review & Analysis – November 2019

Introduction

The Fist of the North Star Collab will be making a triumphant return this coming Monday, November 18. This comes as a bit of a surprise as it has been several years since the last time this Collab returned and essentially every cards has been buffed/reworked to help them keep abreast with today’s cards.

This is a 5-Magic Stone Rare Egg Machine which is home to one of the strongest leaders in the game: Raoh Raoh. Raoh is the premier Fire leader we have been waiting for as he offers built in Follow Up Damage and can create an abusive System to clear end game content.

While this is exciting, the Collab as a whole features many weak cards and the 5-Stone cost somewhat works against them. Furthermore, due to the fact that Raoh is classified as a 7* card, he will require five, not four Trade Fodder to Monster Exchange for.

This article will cover the strengths and weaknesses of each card to give players a better understanding of what to expect in the Fist of the North Star Collab REM.

Video commentary

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Overview

Fist of the North Star Collab REM Pros & Cons – November 15, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Raoh Raoh
  • Raoh Raoh
  • Raoh Raoh
  • Raoh Raoh
    • 4 makes a System
  • Many 5* cards have questionable value
    • None have Weapon Assists
  • 7* cards exist
    • Slightly higher Exchange costs
  • Terrible rolling rates
Fist of the North Star Collab REM Rarities
7-Star Base Raoh kenshiro
6-Star Base toki yuria 
5-Star Base shin rei juda shew thouzer 1875
juza fudo rihaku huey nano
Fist of the North Star Collab REM Rankings – November 15, 2019
S Raoh
A kenshiro toki yuria
B shin thouzer juza huey nano
C rei fudo rihaku
D juda shew 1875

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

All icons show the most evolved form

Use these rankings as starting points, not absolute truths

Regardless of a card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them.

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Samurai Showdown Collab REM Review & Analysis – November 2019

Introduction

The Samurai Showdown Collab will be making their debut appearance this coming Monday after a content-packed NA stream on Friday.

While the prospect of gaining new cards is always exciting, it comes at a time when we are heavily saturated with content that demands our Magic Stones. This is because the Stream also announced a return of the buffed Heroine series along with Fist of the North Star. The exact dates for these events are unknown but are coming soon.

Furthermore, there is a 24h 7-stone Super Godfest which has appealing rates and 1.5% chance for the 7% GFE.

With that being said, the Samurai Showdown Collab is one of the higher value events due to every card having value. This is exemplified by all cards coming with a Weapon Assist along with many having unique kits that are hard to replicate elsewhere.

This article will cover the strengths and weaknesses of each card to give players a better understanding of what to expect in the Samurai Showdown Collab REM.

Video commentary

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Overview

Samurai Showdown REM Pros & Cons – November 9, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Debut event
  • All cards have Weapon Assists
  • No “bad” cards
  • Many cards feature unique kits
  • 6 Magic Stones per roll
    • Easier to roll
  • Contains Voice Awakenings ,
    Orb Skin, and IAP bundles
  • 6 Magic Stones per roll
    • Slightly higher Exchange costs
    • Lower weighted stats
  • Comes during other exciting events
Samurai Showdown REM Rarities
6-Star Base
5-Star Base
Samurai Showdown REM Rankings – November 9, 2019
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A  
B  
C
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

All icons show Base form

Use these rankings as starting points, not absolute truths

Regardless of a card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them.

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Power Rangers Collab REM Review & Analysis – October 2019

Introduction

The Power Rangers Collab is the second NA-exclusive event and is a significant improvement compared to Voltron. Despite the 10-stone cost, many of these cards are powerful or possessing kits we have no way of replicating. In addition to that, every card has a Weapon Assist which helps provide merit to most Monster Boxes.

In fact, I plan on rolling a modest amount in this event due to the plethora of useful 6-star cards I could acquire. Furthermore, the fact that it is a new event should help in avoiding dupes, at least initially.

Regardless, this article will cover the strengths and weaknesses of each card to give players a better understanding of what to expect in the Power Rangers REM.

Video commentary

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Overview

Power Rangers REM Pros & Cons – October 26, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Debut event
  • All cards have Weapon Assists
    • Some are unique
  • All cards are 6/7* base
    • Higher weighted stats
  • Worth rolling in
    • Unique value at the 6*
  • 6* cards have rarer awakenings via Weapons
    • Cloud
    • Full Bind Immunity
    • Double Evo Killer 44
    • <50%
  • 10 Magic Stones per roll
    • Higher Exchange costs
  • No Voice Awakenings ,
    orb skin, animation, or IAP bundles
  • May not return?
    • Voltron?
Power Rangers REM Rarities
7-Star Base  
6-Star Base
Power Rangers REM Rankings – October 26, 2019
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A
B
C
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

All Green Ranger evolutions are discussed in his section

All icons show Base form

Use these rankings as starting points, not absolute truths

Regardless of a card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them.

Continue reading Power Rangers Collab REM Review & Analysis – October 2019