Category Archives: Collab REM Reviews

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

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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.

Video commentary

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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.

Video commentary

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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
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Heroine Egg Machine Rankings
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New / notable cards

Fluffier Ilmina

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

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

 

Voltron Collab Rankings – April 23, 2017
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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

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