Category Archives: Collab REM Reviews

Beach REM Review – September 2017

Introduction

The Summer Fall REM has finally returned to North America in September. While it may not be beach season for most of the Northern hemisphere, I am certain more tropical destinations are having fun in the sun. Regardless, the Beach REM has been significantly revamped to include 3 new cards along with a brand new evolution to one of our favourite busty girls.

Historically, having strong silvers present was what helped define a powerful Collab REM, but unfortunately, GungHo has been steadily shifting towards unique cards/abilities that cannot be mimicked through the regular REM. This has begun to force players to use their Magic Stones in these seasonal events even if the value is poor at the bottom.

I personally am not a fan of this trend as Magic Stones are already spread thin enough for the average player, but the Beach REM does offer incredible value at the very top. While it contains one of two colour absorb voids, the awakenings that the Beach Fujin carry enable her to be utilized beyond that of an inherit.

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Beach Collab at a glance

Beach REM Rarities
8-Star Base Beach Myr B Claire  
7-Star Base B Meta B Sonia B Pandora  
6-Star Base summer urd B Chester Meimei B Lakshmi
5-Star Base B Kurone B Fuu
4-Star Base B Awilda B Goemon B Navi Armadel

Rankings are in no particular order within each tier

Beach REM Rankings
S   
A B Goemon B Claire
B summer urd B Pandora Beach Myr B Sonia 
C B Navi B Awilda Meimei B Lakshmi B Meta
D B Chester Armadel B Kurone B Fuu

Swimsuit Rankings by Pancaaake
S     B Claire
A B Meta summer urd B Pandora Beach Myr
B B Navi B Kurone B Fuu
C B Awilda Meimei B Lakshmi   B Sonia
D B Chester Armadel B Goemon

Perhaps the most important ranking table in this whole article. This is just for fun and should not be the reason you roll.

8-Star base

Beach Myr Beach Myr – B
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  • Can still clear content as a leader
  • Lowest cooldown to produce 6+ heart orbs
  • Comes ready to use
  • Outdated as a leader
  • Heart Crosses are far less viable
  • Poor active outside niche farming

Beach Myr has suffered heavily from Powercreep and the Continue reading Beach REM Review – September 2017

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Quick Thoughts on Final Fantasy and Void Damage Penetration Awakening

Introduction

I have been dealing with a lot of real life stuff including a problematic PC so content has been delayed/put on hold. Regardless, I wanted to share my thoughts on the new Final Fantasy evolutions but mostly the brand new Void Damage Penetration  awakening.

The Void Damage Penetration awakening will grant players new and efficient ways to deal with troublesome encounters and will join the ranks of my Holy Trinity of awakenings by replacing Guard Break .

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Void Damage Penetration

Void Damage Penetration is often referred to as the Box awakening as it requires you to form a 3×3 box of that card’s colour to activate (must be exactly 3×3 of that entire colour, no more, no less). When activated, you will ignore damage void shields as well as provide 2.5x ATK to the Box awakening owner. This damage buff can stack with multiple boxes and will occur even without a Damage Void to break. Thus, you can utilize this as a way for a specific card to burst even higher against high defense spawns. Just be aware that this will not have an effect against absorbs, thus Sopdet. Parvati, Hera Dragon, and Vishnu will not be countered. Continue reading Quick Thoughts on Final Fantasy and Void Damage Penetration Awakening

June Bride Collab Overview – August 2017

Introduction

I spent the past (BC long) weekend with my family and did not have access to a desktop to write a review for the June July August Collab. As such, this will mostly be a quick summary of the cards and what to expect when rolling.

This post will be significantly more brief compared to other reviews due to time constraints.

Last year, the main focus of these cards was to help bolster your Myr Miru teams. However, Myr has been steadily falling out of favour, but thankfully, Yog-Sothoth  is the new premier light leader who can benefit from many of the featured Monsters.

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Pancaaake’s rolling adventure

I also deliver one of the best puns of 2017

Rolls at a glance

June Bride REM
 8 Star base  W Gadius 
 7 Star base W Satsilo 
 6 Star base W Ra W Bastet
 5 Star base W Akechi W Ruka W Kano F
 4 Star base W Echidna W Cinderella W Sopdet W Iza W Lilith
June Bride REM Rankings
 S  
A W Akechi 
B W Satsilo W Iza
C W Ra W Gadius
D W Bastet W Echidna W Cinderella W Sopdet W Lilith W Ruka W Kano F

Waifu/Husbando factor

Because looks matter and I chuckle every time I see the Innocent Newlywed as part of the card’s name. Should not be a motivating factor in rolling

June Bride REM Artwork Rankings
 S   
A W Akechi W Echidna W Satsilo
B W Sopdet
C  W Bastet W Ruka
D   W Cinderella W Gadius W Lilith W Kano F W Ra W Iza

S = Need a new box of tissues
A = Makes an acceptable wallpaper
B = 5/7
C = Has a porpoise and will get asked out on dates
D = Why are you in this Collab?! Continue reading June Bride Collab Overview – August 2017

Male and Female Hunter Review – Monster Hunter Collab

Introduction

The Monster Hunter Collab is in full swing along with a flurry of questions as to which Male and Female Hunter you should pursue. While there will often be a best option from a general point of view, you have to take your own Monster Box into consideration as each scenario is unique. As such, you should take my recomendations with a grain of salt and pursue the path that helps you the most.

All players above rank 50 will receive a free Male Hunter and by completing the special dungeon with the smaller team size, you will also gain a free Female Hunter.

If you wish to read the full REM review, please check out my previous posting HERE.

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How to acquire Female Hunter


Breezing through 3-Player mode


Hunters at a glance

There are plenty of valuable resources floating around the interwebs with the Reddit community leading the charge for countless Puzzle and Dragons content. This helpful chart will essentially give you a TLDR version that was created by tb_ax:


Generally speaking, this flowchart will apply to the majority of players; however, I do want you to still exercise your own creative judgement based on your personal scenario (I personally disagree with the Female Hunter flow). Additional Male and Female Hunters can be purchased for 200,000 Monster Points.

Male Hunter
Hunter Priority
1
2
3
Female Hunter
Hunter Priority
1 / 2
1 / 2 /3
2 / 3

Despite the fact that all the Hunters have low weighted stats, they are actually quite well rounded due to the fact that Coop Boost Multiplayer Bonus will provide you with 50% more HP/ATK/RCV. Furthermore, some of the Hunters require coop mode to optimally function through their leader skill.

Finally, all Hunters can be used as assistants via Skill Inheritance. Continue reading Male and Female Hunter Review – Monster Hunter Collab

Monster Hunter Collab Review and Analysis

**All pulls will cost 10 Magic Stones**
Review of the Hunters will be done separately

Introduction

The Monster Hunter Collab is one of the most highly anticipated Collaberations to come to NA/EU as the cards push the envelope of Powercreep along with having stellar artwork.

However, Monster Hunter Collab comes with a higher price tag of 10 Magic Stones per roll along with having distressingly low rates for the top prizes. With that being said, the strongest leader from the Monster Hunter Collab is best when paired with existing Pantheon cards so you don’t technically need to roll him.

Generally speaking, you can measure the overall strength of a Collab by the value the lowest-tier prizes as they will be the most common cards you will acquire when playing as Non/light IAP. As such, you should examine the 5-star rolls as that is most likely what you will be blessed with.

Taken from Padx which was based on 1276 players and 4770 rolls. http://bit.ly/2sLUi8O

This article will review all the monsters featured in the Collab REM while the Male/Female Hunters will be covered in a separate posting.

All of the cards in the Monster Hunter Collab have exceptionally high base stats for their rarity and that is taken into consideration as they have some sort of offset to keep them balanced compared to other REM cards. Finally, all the 5-star cards will sell for 15,000 Monster Points and is tied for the most efficient Magic Stone to MP ratio alongside the Heroine and 10-stone REM.

On the bright side, Monster Hunter will put the Dragons back into Puzzle and Waifus Dragons.

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Overview

Monster Hunter REM
 7 Star base
 6 Star base   
 5 Star base
Monster Hunter Collab Rankings – July 7, 2017
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A
B       
C    
D

Order shown is not reflective of ranking and you should only look at the tiers

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

Continue reading Monster Hunter Collab Review and Analysis

PAD Academy Review and Quick Analysis

Introduction

The PAD Academy REM is returning the Puzzle and Dragons along with several new cards and evolutions to existing Monsters. For the most part, this Collab is on the luxurious side as it offers modest value for the most part and is more for the collecting/pretty girl aspect. However, based on community feedback, Collab Reviews are important and Academy is more interesting than the Waferman Collab and deserves a quick overview.

With that being said, Monster Hunter Collab is coming to NA/EU soon (when, I do not know so don’t ask) along with new 6-star GFE so there is fierce competition for your Magic Stones.

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Overview

PAD Academy REM
 8 Star base  Summer Sakuya 
 7 Star base  Summer Lucifer Summer Isis Summer Athena
 6 Star base  
 5 Star base  Summer Theurgia Summer Sasuke
 4 Star base  2816 Summer Snowwhite Summer Thumbelina Summer Cinderella Summer Sleeping Beauty
PAD Academy Collab Rankings – June 25, 2017
S  
A   Summer Athena 
B Summer Isis Summer Sasuke Summer Theurgia Summer Lucifer 
C
2816 Summer Snowwhite Summer Thumbelina Summer Cinderella Summer Sleeping Beauty Summer Sakuya
D

Order shown is not reflective of ranking and you should only look at the tiers

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

Continue reading PAD Academy Review and Quick Analysis

New Heroine Cards: Uruka, Julie, and Fluffier Ilmina

Introduction

The Heroine REM is returning to NA/EU with new ultimate evolutions and two brand new cards. The first time this special REM came around, I did encourage people to roll in it despite the 10-stone cost. This is because essentially all of the cards have merits and value for a more developed Monster Box. Furthermore, since they were all new at the time of their release, the chances of rolling dupes was significantly lower. As such, the motivation to roll or not to roll should be based on your own requirements and expectations.

Despite new evolutions, not much as essentially changed for the majority of the cards as they were mostly small stat boosts plus an additional awakening. However, Ilmina 3274 did receive a fluffier evolution that dramatically shifts their gameplay and usage. You can read about my original review of the Heroine REM HERE.

Amusingly, with the inclusion of Uruka  and Julie , the Heroine REM is stronger than ever as there are now plenty of amazing top tier prizes worth chasing. Just be aware that these prizes are in the 6+ star category so they will be rarer to roll.

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Rolls overview

Heroine Egg Machine Overview
7 star rolls
6 star rolls      
5 star rolls    
Heroine Egg Machine Rankings
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*Rankings are in no particular order

New / notable cards

Fluffier Ilmina

Devil / Physical Continue reading New Heroine Cards: Uruka, Julie, and Fluffier Ilmina