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Voltron Collab Egg Machine Review and Analysis

Introduction

The Voltron Collab is an exclusive series coming to North America and this is the first time NA will be receiving cards that JP does not. This is a tremendous step in the right direction as it grants us the chance to acquire unique cards or at the very least, a re-skin of a Collab we would never be able to have.

Collaborations in Puzzle and Dragons are a costly process as GungHo has to secure licensing, hire artists, and design the cards from scratch. This is partially the reason why NA/EU does not gain access to all the exclusive JP Collabs as the costs would not justify the potential income.

Therefore, having Voltron gives us the chance to show GungHo how much support NA can muster as well as hopefully granting us the ability to fill in the Monster gaps.

All players above rank 50 will receive 1 free pull on the Voltron Rare Egg Machine.

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Rolls overview

Voltron Egg Machine Overview
6 star rolls
5 star rolls
4 star rolls

 

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Voltron Overview

As mentioned above, Collaborations give GungHo the chance to design new and interesting cards to help round out our Monster Boxes. The appeal is further magnified through nostalgia, appealing artwork, and the sense of being a limited time offer. Continue reading Voltron Collab Egg Machine Review and Analysis

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Evangelion Collab Rare Egg Machine Review and Analysis

Introduction

The Evangelion Collab is one of the oldest Collabs in Puzzle and Dragons. This is generally a bad thing as older cards are poorly positioned against Powercreep and to keep the Collab interesting, GungHo has released several new cards. Unfortunately, most are disappointing reskins of existing REM monsters with noticeable downgrades.

To make matter worse, the Collab has low value outside of the 6-star category and has little to offer for the average player.

All players above rank 50 will receive 1 free pull on the Evaangelion Collab Rare Egg Machine.

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Rolls overview

Evangelion Collab Egg Machine Overview
6 star rolls 3393 3394
5 star rolls 3398 2328 3396 3395 3397 1201
4 star rolls 700 2327 3400 704 1200 2326

Evangelion Collab Egg Machine Overview
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6 star rolls

Myr Regalia, Rei
3393
Attacker / Dragon / Machine
4,210 HP / 1,775 ATK / 523 RCV
950 Total
Bind Immune Bind Immune Time Extend Time Extend Time Extend Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist TPA TPA

Active Skill:
Question Orb Arrow Heart
+7 seconds orb movement time for 1 turn
10 turn cooldown

Leader Skill:
3x ATK when matching 4 colours, 6x with 5 colours. 3x ATK & 50% damage reduction with a heart cross
324x ATK / 75% damage reduction

Pros Cons
  • Bind immune
  • 950 weighted stats
  • Leader skill is amazing on paper
  • TPA-based team
  • Not loli
  • Poor sub value
  • Leader skill is impractical
    • no viable board changer
  • Low value active
  • Cannot use orb changers except single orb
  • Lower consistency than Myr Miru
  • Needs rainbow activation and heart cross
  • No sub element
Impressions

Rei Myr looks gamebreaking on paper if you only look at her multiplier without taking into consideration the activation requirements. However, upon closer inspection, she is far from easy to utilize and is impractical in end game content.
Continue reading Evangelion Collab Rare Egg Machine Review and Analysis

Heroine Egg Machine Review and Analysis

Introduction

The Heroine Rare Egg Machine is one of the most highly anticipated events to come to Puzzle and Dragons. These monsters feature popular Godfest Exclusives, but are a seperate card that is only available through this exclusive machine for a limited time.

Unlike a regular Rare Egg Machine, each pull will cost 10 Magic stones. However, do not let the amplified price discourage you as the featured cards are all brand new (thus chances of dupes are lower) along with featuring powerful and unique abilities. Furthermore, all cards are worth at least 15,000 Monster Points and there are no silver eggs.

I highly encourage you to liberally use your Magic Stones in this event as well as trying your best to acquire as many for the duration of this event. This is because the cards featured here bring skill sets that cannot be replicated by other REM cards and being unique is incredibly valuable when tackling new content as many provide unique Killer combos along with 7×6 boards. In addition, most are pretty girls.

All players above rank 50 will receive 1 free pull on the Heroine Rare Egg Machine.

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Rolls overview

Heroine Egg Machine Overview
7 star rolls 3274
6 star rolls 3276 3275 3277 3278 3279
5 star rolls 3284 3283 3282 3281 3280

7 star rolls

Ilmina
3274
Devil / Attacker
4,185 HP / 2,205 ATK / 124 RCV
901 Total
Skill Boost Skill Boost Skill Boost Skill Boost Time Extend Time Extend 37 God Killer Dragon Killer

Active Skill:
100,000 true damage to all enemies
All Arrow Fire Light
13 turn Cooldown

Leader Skill:
All attribute 3x ATK / 2x RCV when maching Fire & Light. Changes to 7×6 board
9x ATK / 4x RCV

Pros Cons
  • 7×6 board
  • True damage and board change
  • 4 Skill Boosts Skill Boost
  • 3 Killers
  • Various leader pairings:
    • Ilm 3235
    • Kenshin Kenshin
    • Tsubaki Ult Tsubaki
    • Minerva 3238
  • Easy activation
  • 75,000 MP Value
    • Please don’t sell
  • Makes me want to read books
  • No SBR Skill Lock Resist
  • Killers hurt damage control
  • RCV tied to dealing damage
    • Harder to stall
Impressions

Ilmina is the only 7-star roll from the Heroine Rare Egg Machine and will be one of the most desired monsters. Her active skill is unique in that she is able to fulfill two role simultaneously through her true damage component and full board changer. This enables you to execute high defense monsters and then sweep the next floor with the generated board from a single active. This saves you an active skill slot when playing through challenging content or can even help with preserving time in Ranking dungeons or mass farming. Continue reading Heroine Egg Machine Review and Analysis

New Year REM Review and Analysis

Introduction

The New Year REM is returning to mark the Lunar New Year and this time, there will hopefully be no Monkeying around as this is the year of the Rooster. To mark this festive occasion, GungHo has released several new cards along with buffs to preexisting monsters.

Overall, the NY Collab is quite powerful as it does offer value at essentially every rarity bracket, but it does fall short to the standard that Bleach set. Regardless, the cards available may be of substantial value for many players and whether you choose to roll or not will come down to how much these cards can benefits your teams/box.

All players above rank 50 will receive 1 free pull on the New Year Rare Egg Machine.

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Rolls overview

New Year Rare Egg Machine Overview
8 star rolls 3418 2533 2534
7 star rolls 2537 2536
6 star rolls 2535
5 star rolls 3419 2574 LD Hanzo
4 star rolls 2539 2540 2541 2542 3420

8 star rolls

NY Yomi
3418
God / Balance
4,372 HP / 1,536 ATK / 205 RCV
813 Total
+light orb Time Extend Time Extend Skill Lock Resist +light orb Skill Boost Time Extend +light orb 45

Active Skill:
Enhance all orbs
+5 seconds to orb movement time for 3 turns
8 turn Cooldown

Leader Skill:
4x ATK for matched ATT when erasing 5 orbs with 1 enhanced. 2.5x ATK & 25% damage reduction when reaching 6+ combos
100x ATK / 43.75% damage reduction
Effective: 1.78x HP / 100x ATK / 1.78x RCV

Pros Cons
  • 100x ATK
  • 43.75% damage reduction
  • 45 2x ATK for Yomi with 7+ combos
  • Ample time extend
  • Can overcome combo shields
  • Flexible team building
  • Some damage control
  • Must make 6+ combos for shield
  • Deals 6.25x ATK to gain shield
  • Vulnerable to binds
  • Stalling is not as practical on fragile bosses
  • Must have an enhanced orb
  • Weak base active
  • Low sub value
Impressions

New Year’s Yomi is everything I could ever want for Awoken Yomi’s Awoken Yomi future reincarnated evolution as it preserves the fun 5o1e combo leader that is capable of dealing amazing burst damage along with defensive capabilities. Continue reading New Year REM Review and Analysis

Bleach Collab REM Review and Analysis – Winter 2016

Introduction

The Bleach Collab is returning to North America this Boxing Day and comes with numerous improvements to existing cards along with new additions. Due to the timing of the release, all of the newer/improved cards are well positioned for Powercreep and we actually received this Collab quite quickly after Japan.

All of the rolls from the Bleach REM qualify as assistants for Skill Inheritance so do not be too hasty when selling.

Furthermore, all players above rank 50 will receive 1 free pull on the Bleach Collab Rare Egg Machine.

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Rolls overview

Bleach Collab Rare Egg Machine Overview
6 star rolls 3353 3357 3359 3355
5 star rolls 3361 3363 Kenpachi Toshiro Kisuke
4 star rolls Rangiku Yoruichi Ishida Chad Orihime

6 star rolls

Ichigo has two viable evolution paths and both are worth considering. The choice of which path to take should be made based upon your monster box and available cards. Continue reading Bleach Collab REM Review and Analysis – Winter 2016

Christmas REM Review and Analysis

Introduction

This holiday season marks the third return of the Christmas REM and features all the returning favourites along with a few new characters. Several older cards have been buffed to help them keep abreast with Powercreep and this article will discuss how all the featured cards fit in the current meta along with examining their pros and cons.

All players above rank 50 will receive 1 free pull on the Christmas Rare Egg Machine.

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Rolls overview

Christmas Rare Egg Machine Overview
8 star rolls 2511 2512 3379
7 star rolls 3375 2510
6 star rolls 3374 2513 1782
5 star rolls 3377 3376 3378
4 star rolls 2520 Christmas Echidna Christmas Siren Christmas Alurane Christmas Angel Christmas Lilith

8 star rolls

Christmas Kali
2511
God / Dragon
4,025 HP / 1,774 ATK / 355 RCV
876 Total
Skill Boost Bind Immune Time Extend Bind Immune Skill Boost Time Extend TPA Skill Lock Resist Bind Clear awakening

Active Skill:
All Arrow Fire Water Green Light Dark Heart
7 turn Cooldown

Leader Skill:
1.35x HP / ATK / RCV God & Dragons. 6x ATK when matching Fire, Water, Wood, Dark & Heal
1.82x HP / 65.61x ATK / 1.82x RCV

Impressions

Dark Kali Dark Kali has been one of the most popular monsters in Puzzle and Dragons since the release of Ra Dragon. Being able to produce a combo-able on a 7-turn cooldown is invaluable and ideal teams run two. Thus, Christmas Kali is a viable alternative as she is a colour swap of the original along with having an additional 700 HP. This is a significant amount of health as it will translate into 1,575 more HP on the new Ra Dragon 3265 team.

Despite what sounds like a significant upgrade from the GFE alternative, Christmas Kali has some underlying problems. Most notably, her primary attribute is fire and is more susceptible to half damage compared to dark. Furthermore, by having dark as her sub attribute, you must exercise caution when dealing with dark absorb bosses. Finally, when the changes to Skill Inheritance goes live, Christmas Kali may be at another disadvantage as same attribute inherited cards gain additional stats. Continue reading Christmas REM Review and Analysis

Yama P Final Fantasy Buffs

Introduction

As part of a celebration for the latest Final Fantasy game, Yama P decided to roll the FF Collab REM numerous times and buff the monsters he rolled. This type of randomization buffs can be somewhat frustrating as we may have the wrong cards being improved or those who do not need them; however, you can simply view these as an additional bonus as the Final Fantasy Collab is already one of the best to date.

This post will be showcasing all the buffs and the impact they may have on those cards and how to make the most of them. My Final Fantasy Review will also be updated very soon to reflect these changes.

I do not know how long it will take for these buffs to come to NA/EU and I can only presume it will be soon and ideally before the Collab is over.

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Buffs

Noctis
3305
Physical / Attacker
TPA TPA Skill Lock Resist
Time Extend Time Extend Time Extend
Skill Boost Skill Boost Devil killer
6 star base
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4 Question Orb Arrow Dark
+1 combo for 1 turn
7 turn CD
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1.5x HP/ATK/RCV but cannot erase 3 connected orbs. 3x ATK with 3 combos. 6x with 6+ combos
2.25x HP / 81x ATK / 2.25x RCV
1.5x HP/ATK/RCV but cannot erase 3 connected orbs. 4x ATK with 3 combos. 7x with 6+ combos
2.25x HP / 110.25x ATK / 2.25x RCV

Noctis now scales significantly faster as the combo clause is a modest issue when you are unable to connect 3 orbs. This also means he is able to deal up to 110.25x ATK and results in higher burst damage that may reduce the need to bring a damage enhancing active. Quite powerful overall Continue reading Yama P Final Fantasy Buffs