Category Archives: Collab REM Reviews

Full Metal Alchemist Collab Review and Analysis – December 2018

Introduction

The Full Metal Alchemist (FMA) Collab make an exciting return to North America on December 3rd and features Limit Breaking/Super Awakenings for all cards as well as sizable buffs to the 6-star cards. Furthermore, all of the 6-star cards will have the option of being converted into a Weapon Assist to further diversify their value.

Upon the initial release, Edward  stood head and shoulders above the crowd as an end game leader. With his new set of buffs, he is still considered top tier, but not as game breaking upon his debut. Part of the problem with all FMA cards is that a large part of their power comes from Super Awakenings which are disabled in coop mode.

As a whole, the Full Metal Alchemist Collab features high value in all of the 6-star cards (10% Rolling Rate) so there is some merit in rolling with dupes being useful due to the Weapon Assist. With that being said, it may be better to utilize the Monster Exchange System to acquire Edward and ignore the event in order to spend Magic Stones on high value Godfests.

As always, the decision of whether to roll or not to roll will still come down to individual preference and how much you value the cards or franchise.

Video commentary

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Overview

Full Metal Alchemist REM
 6 Star base
 5 Star base
Full Metal Alchemist Rankings – December 1, 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 Full Metal Alchemist Collab Review and Analysis – December 2018

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Dragonbound & Dragon Caller REM Review and Analysis – November 2018

Introduction

The Dragonbound & Dragon Caller (DBDC) Rare Egg Machine returns to North America on Monday, November 19 and comes with numerous buffs, new cards, and Monster Exchange options.

As a whole, 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. 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 incredibly 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 2 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.

Video commentary

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Overview

Dragonbound & Dragon Caller REM
 7 Star base     
 6 Star base       
 5 Star base       
DBDC REM  Rankings – November 17, 2018
S        
A      
B  
C
  
D  

All 7-star cards are available for trade within the Monster Exchange.

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.

Continue reading Dragonbound & Dragon Caller REM Review and Analysis – November 2018

[Video/Brief Overview] Halloween Rare Egg Machine

Introduction

The Halloween event comes as a small surprise as we will be receiving it alongside JP at the appropriate time. This is wonderful as we are able to jump on the hype train as it departs the station along with potentially having a stronger card 2-3 months before we normally would.

With that being said, the Halloween REM follows the trend of most 5-stone Collab and Seasonals: lackluster for almost all of the rolls except for 1-2 at the very top. This heavily promotes the usage of the Monster Exchange system in order to acquire the top prizes instead of vainly wasting Magic Stones to roll terrible low rarity cards.

Due to my own hectic schedule this weekend along with personal/health issues, I am not able to produce a full fledged review but my thoughts are summarized in the following video and written recap.

Video commentary


Video summary

The general gist of the video is that the new Cotton is an amazing card as she features triple 7 Combo 45 plus double TPA TPA (along with FUA )which makes her have 18x personal damage. Furthermore, her Leader Skill grants her 144x ATK / 68.36% damage reduction when hitting 7 or more Combos along with Light and Dark combos. Continue reading [Video/Brief Overview] Halloween Rare Egg Machine

Beach REM Review and Analysis – October 2018

Introduction

Ready for some fun in the sun? Ready to hit the beach with your new swim suit? I for one am personally forsaking the idea of having a beach body as it is nearly October and I cannot leave the house without a sweater. Regardless, the Beach REM returns to North America and comes with some new buffs/evolutions along with two brand new 8-star cards including Yog in a bikini!

Unfortunately, this event is horribly top heavy which may make players think twice before spending Magic Stones. With that being said, Beach Valkyrie B Claire has now become the October Quest monthly prize along with the 8-stars being available through the Monster Exchange system.

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

Video commentary

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Overview

Beach REM Rarities
8-Star Base
Beach Myr   
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 Goemon B Navi
Beach REM Rankings – September 27, 2018
S    
A
B
B Sonia 
C
Beach Myr B Meta B Pandora  summer urd B Goemon B Navi
D B Chester Meimei B Lakshmi B Kurone B Fuu

All 8-star cards are available for trade within the Monster Exchange.

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.

Continue reading Beach REM Review and Analysis – October 2018

GungHo Collab REM Review and Analysis – September 2018

Introduction

Monday marks the debut of the GungHo Collab Rare Egg Machine along with part 2 of the event. As a whole, the GH REM is reasonable, but not necisarily game breaking along with costing 6 Magic Stones per roll.

On the bright side, rolling rates for 6/7* are quite promising (total of 32% in JP) which is partially attributed to the sheer number of cards available. Finally, players will be able to utilize the Monster Exchange System to trade in for a 7* card of their choice.

This article will summarize each card’s strengths and weaknesses to help you make a more informed decision of whether or not to roll.

Video commentary

—video coming soon—

Overview

GungHo Collab REM
 7 Star base    
 6 Star base
 5 Star base
GungHo Collab REM Rankings – September 15, 2018
S
A       
B
C     
D  

All 7-star cards are available for trade within the Monster Exchange.

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.

Continue reading GungHo Collab REM Review and Analysis – September 2018

GungHo Pal Egg Machine – Why You Should Roll

Introduction

The revamped GungHo Pal Egg Machine (PEM) is now live in North America and is a wonderful place to spend your Pal Points.

By comparison to the Rare Egg Machine, the PEM is a “free” way to acquire valuable cards. Players are able to acquire Pal Points much faster than Magic Stones and can farm them through Best Friends or special events. As such, it would be wise to utilize Pal Points in this event to acquire the new cards as they can provide value for most Monster Boxes.

This article will highlight the more ideal rolls and what players should be aiming for.

Video commentary

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Pal Point farming/usage

Pal Points are generated every day for just logging in along with being granted after using a friend in a dungeon. There is a limit of 99 Pulls that can be stored at a given time, but one can also save Pal Points in their Mailboxes for 60 days. Continue reading GungHo Pal Egg Machine – Why You Should Roll

[First Impressions] DBDC Buffs + New Cards & Sonia, Ney, Cotton, and More Buffs

Introduction

On my YT YouTube channel, I often release First Impression Videos that summarize my initial thoughts on new content being released in JP if it is significant/meaningful overall.

As such, I decided to chime in my thoughts on the new Dragonbound & Dragon Caller cards along with significant buffs to existing cards. While this video can be educational, it is also an indication that DBDC will be coming back to North America in 2-3 months. As such, it may be wise to save your Magic Stones as it is arguably the highest value event in Puzzle and Dragons.

Video


I forgot to mention that players can use the Monster Exchange to acquire 7* DBDC cards by trading in 5 rare Collab cards (7*+). This is an outrageously high cost and will not be applicable for the vast majority of the player base. With that being said, it can help those who have either been lucky or rolled excessively clean out their unwanted rare cards for something truly valuable.

Conclusion

Dragonbound & Dragon Caller should be coming back to North America in 2-3 months time so one may wish to start saving Magic Stones for this exciting event.

Let me know what you think about the new cards along with sizable buffs to Sonia, Ney, and Cotton.

Happy Puzzling!

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