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Yu Yu Hakusho Collab REM Review and Analysis – March 2019

Introduction

This coming Monday marks the return of the Yu Yu Hakusho (YYH) Collab along with various buffs, new evolutions, and 5 additional cards to roll for.

Upon the initial debut, the YYH Collab featured a relatively lackluster roster but was the first event to feature the Monster Exchange system. This system revolutionized how players approached Collab/Seasonal REMs as it enabled us to trade in various cards for one of our choosing. This meant we could avoid rolling in events with poor value at the bottom rarity and acquire the top prize with no additional Magic Stones spent.

As such, many players acquired Yusuke who was game changing upon his debut. Sadly, GungHo has little love for beloved hero and only gave him Limit Break + Super Awakenings.

This may be a let down for many players who were hoping he would gain an improved Leader Skill but while he is no longer considered the best, Yusuke is still a powerful card to own.

This article will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of all the featured cards to give players a better understanding of whether or not Magic Stones should be spent. Finally, one thing to keep in mind is that Monster Hunter will be returning to North America soon and offers significantly more value overall.

Video commentary

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Overview

YYH Pros & Cons – March 28, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Split evolutions for 6*-cards bring new value
  • All cards have Limit Break/SA
  • Few meaningful buffs to older/lower rarity cards
  • Yusuke was not greatly buffed
  • Most cards are replaceable and few are “must haves”
  • Monster Hunter is coming soon
Yu Yu Hakusho Collab REM
6 Star base    
5 Star base     
Yu Yu Hakusho Collab REM Rankings – March 28, 2019
S
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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Dragonbound & Dragon Caller REM Review and Analysis – March 2019

Introduction

The Dragonbound & Dragon Caller (DBDC) Rare Egg Machine returns to North America on Monday, March 18 and comes with sizable buffs to the top rarity cards along with Limit Break/Super Awakenings on every card. With that being said, there are no new cards available this time around along with no changes made to the older cards.

With this in mind, it makes it challenging to justify rolling in this event provided you have most of the bottom rarity cards. This is because this event has come around several times and with each repeat (assuming one did roll before), the chances of getting something new diminish. For example, I rolled heavily during the first event and was blessed with an outrageous amounts of Shazels but also picked up all of the 5-star cards. As such, the motivation to roll in subsequent events has drastically gone down as duplicates beyond the second tend to be wasteful.

Regardless, the DBDC REM is arguably the highest value collab/seasonal machine in the game despite the 10-stone cost due to the incredible value at the bottom rarity (only other major contender is Monster Hunter which is coming soon). This is important as nearly every roll will have value to a given player assuming it is their first/second time acquiring that card.

Generally speaking, the DBDC cards are highly specialized and are able to fulfill their respective role wonderfully well. While this means one may not be using them all the time, they are sometimes vital to own for specific content/mechanics as it is hard to replace them otherwise.

For the most part, I would encourage all players to roll in this event assuming they do not own many/most of the bottom rarity cards as they are unique and can help one progress through new content. With that being said, for players who have rolled in the past 3 events, the chances of rolling something new are quite low and may be better skipping as a whole.

This article will summarize each card’s strengths and weaknesses to give you a better understanding of what is in store within this event.

Overview

DBDC Pros & Cons – March 15, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Virtually every card is valuable
  • Most 5-stars are worth pursuing
    • Triple Killers
  • Significant buffs to top rarity cards
  • High weighted stats all around
  • Cards tend to be highly specialized
    • Great at their niche
  • No buffs to older/lower rarity cards
  • Duplicates beyond 2 are seldom needed
  • Large rolling pool
    • Hard to snipe a specific card
  • Monster Hunter Buffs have not been revealed
  • Monster Exchanging is costly
Dragonbound & Dragon Caller REM
 7 Star base     
 6 Star base       
 5 Star base       
DBDC REM  Rankings – March 15, 2018
S    
A    
B
C
 
D

All 7-star cards are available for trade within the Monster Exchange but have incredibly high costs

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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Street Fighter Collab Review & Analysis

Introduction

The Street Fighter Collab will be one of the largest Collabs to be released in Puzzle and Dragons due to the sheer number of cards released. There are 8 unique 6-star cards that have 3 distinct evolutions forms along with 9 5-star monsters for a grand total of 17 different possible rolls.

Furthermore, many of these cards feature unique active skills that cannot be replicated elsewhere along with homage being paid to their abilities within the franchise.

As a whole, this an exciting event due to the numerous unique active skills and cards. Sadly, one drawback is the difficulty in acquiring any one specific card due to the sheer number of monsters available. On the bright side, all cards come with a Voice  awakenings so players can enjoy hearing their iconic lines.

To potentially offset the sheer size of the Collab, all Diamond Eggs will be available for 2.5% each (total 20%) with the Orb Skin Ken at 3.5%. Furthermore, nearly all of the Diamonds have merit so there is value in rolling due to their high total rolling rates.

This article will review each monster’s strengths and weaknesses to give a better understanding of what one can expect within the Street Fighter Collab.

Just be aware that all rolls will cost 6 Magic Stones along with the Monster Exchange demanding a 5:1 trading ratio.

Finally, the JP 7 Year Anniversary Stream occurs on February 20th and may reveal something more powerful. Thankfully, this occurs during the early days of the Street Fighter Collab so it is possible to wait and see what is going to be released.

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Overview

Street Fighter Collab REM – Feb 15, 2019
 6 Star base    
 5 Star base    
Street Fighter Collab REM Rankings – Feb 15, 2019
S  
A     
B      
C  
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons only show base form of the 6-star cards which may not be their strongest form.

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

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Valentine’s REM Review and Analysis

Introduction

This Valentine’s Day, North American players will be enjoying the Valentine’s REM on time! This may be great to help you get into the spirit of love, but the event as a whole is quite unlovable.

This is because this egg machine is average overall with no outstanding prize card. This can be further compounded by poor rolling rates for the top tier cards with the only saving grace being the Gemstone Princess equivalents boasting a 7.5% roll rate.

For the most part, these Gemstone Princesses function like their REM equivalent and only lose value if one owns them already.

For the most part, this is a skip-able event unless one enjoys the artwork or strongly desires a Gemstone Princess.

Video commentary

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Overview

Valentine’s REM – Feb 8, 2019
 8 Star base  
 7 Star base   
 6 Star base   
 5 Star base
Valentine’s REM Rankings – Feb 8, 2019
S  
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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New Year REM Review and Analysis – February 2019

Introduction

The New Year’s REM returns just in time for the Lunar New Year and features two new cards while also providing various buffs/evolutions for existing cards. Unfortunately, there will still be two silvers available along with this Collab being average at best.

With the REM Renewal and disclosed rolling rates, Collabs and Seasonal events have gained increased value due to GungHo not wishing to showcase abysmal rates. Thus, it should be easier to roll the top prizes, but you must also be prepared for the bottom rarity fodder.

As such, the decision of whether to roll or pass should be done based upon your individual box needs, desire to roll the cute artwork, and whether or not the lower rarity cards have merit for you.

As a whole, most of the New Year Event is mediocre but not game breaking which should be taken into consideration if thinking about rolling.

Video commentary

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Overview

New Year REM – February 1, 2019
 8 Star base  2534  
 7 Star base  2537 2536  
 6 Star base  3417 
 5 Star base 3419 2574 LD Hanzo
 4 Star base 3420 2540
New Year REM Rankings – February 1, 2019
S
A  
B   3419
C 2540 2537 2536 2534  3417
D LD Hanzo 3420 2574

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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Fate/stay night Collab Review and Analysis – January 2019

Introduction

The Fate/stay night: [Heaven’s Feel] Collab is another 6-Magic Stone event that features powerful cards along with NA receiving all of the buffs JP had to wait for immediately. This gives them significantly more power right out of gate and is a tempting event to roll in. Unfortunately, the 6-star cards (highest rarity) each have a 2.5% chance of being rolled (10% chance total) along with requiring 5 trade fodder to acquire.

Another potential hurdle for rolling in this event is the simultaneous release of a potent Super Godfest. Regardless, the decision of whether or not to roll comes down to your own individual Monster Box needs.

This article will summarize each card’s strengths and weaknesses to provide a better idea of what to expect in this event. On a side note, the farmables available in this event are quite powerful and are worth acquiring.

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Overview

 Fate/stay night: [Heaven’s Feel] Collab REM
6 Star base   
5 Star base
 Fate/stay night: [Heaven’s Feel] Rankings – January 25, 2018
S
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

Continue reading Fate/stay night Collab Review and Analysis – January 2019

To Kuroyuri, or not to Kuroyuri

Introduction

The GungHo Collab returns to North America on Wednesday, January 16th and comes while the REM portion is reasonable overall, being able to purchase Kuroyuri  for 750,000 Monster Points is exciting.

At this point in time, there are not too many things to spend Monster Points on and while the 750,000 price tag is quite steep, Kuroyuri is a powerful card to own. Unfortunately, players require two of her to fully capitalize on her unique abilities.

This article will explain how Kuroyuri works and why can be beneficial to purchase for your Monster Box for the limited duration of the GungHo Collab event.

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Monster Point system

The Monster Point system has been around for a couple of years and over time has become more user friendly in the sense that players are able to acquire MP more easily. The Monster Point Shop can be accessed via Shop -> Purchase Monster. Continue reading To Kuroyuri, or not to Kuroyuri