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Street Fighter Collab REM Review Review and Analysis – May 2021

Introduction

The Street Fighter Collab returns to North America for a second rerun which includes new evolutions, buffs, and 3 additional cards to be rolled. Due to the 6-Magic Stone price tag, the Monster Exchange Rate are lower compared to other event as players only require five 6-star GFE as Trade Fodder.

On the other hand, the Collab as a whole is reasonably underwhelming along with the bottom rarity not providing much value outside of Buttons and a potential Pixel Blanka System.

As such, this is an easy event to potentially skip from a rolling point of view as there are no truly amazing cards and if something is appealing, Monster Exchanging may be your best course of action.

Video commentary

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Overview

Street Fighter Collab REM Pros & Cons – May 2021
Pros
Cons
  • 6 Stones per roll
  • More affordable Monster Exchange rates
    • Requires five 6* GFE Fodder
    • More motivation to not roll
  • Every card has multiple Evolution options
  • No truly outstanding card
  • Many cards feel outdated
  • Relatively little value at bottom rarity
Street Fighter Collab REM
6 Star base
(22.7% total)
   
  
5 Star base
(77.3% total)

Street Fighter Collab Rankings – May 2021
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

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

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Demon Slayer REM Review Review and Analysis – May 2021

Introduction

The highly anticipated Demon Slayer Collab finally comes to North America along with several small Leader Skill buffs. As a whole, this event has become more “dated” due to the significant delay between the JP and our release. While cards can never receive direct nerfs, they can become weaker relatively speaking as newer cards are often stronger compared to older ones.

As such, many cards have lost some of their edge but at the same time, there is still a tremendous amount of value to be found within the 7 and 8-star rarities. Sadly, this event also features one of the worst designed REM-set ups as players cannot Monster Exchange for the 7-star cards which means they have to be rolled. This will be a similar experience to the Monogatari Collab where players could frivolously roll in the vain hope of acquiring Nadeko and we will have a similar experience here.

With this in mind, having a significant Magic Stone hoard will be needed to dig deep into this REM and with no Pity System in place, repeated sadness can/will occur.

On the bright side, GungHo will be gifting all players one free 8-star roll at a future, unknown date.

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Overview

Demon Slayer Collab REM Pros & Cons – May 2021
Pros
Cons
  • New event
    • Features many hard to replicate cards
  • Weapon Assists for all 7 & 8-stars
  • Unique and powerful cards at 7 & 8-star rarity
  • Free 8-star roll from GH
    • Will be gifted at a later date
      • I do not know when
  • Bottom rarity is mostly lackluster
    • 70% of the rolling pool
    • Only 1 has Weapon
  • Cannot Monster Exchange for 7-stars
    • Have to roll
    • Odds are not in your favour
  • 7-8 month old event in JP
    • Cards have lost some of their edge
  • No Skill Up Dungeon
    • Gotta Py everything
Demon Slayer Collab REM
8 Star base
(6% total)
7 Star base
(24% total)
6 Star base
(70% total)
Demon Slayer Collab – May 2021
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

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

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GungHo Collab REM Review Review and Analysis – April 2021

Introduction

The GungHo Collab returns to North America once again but this time at a much later date relative to the JP server. This has significant Powercreep consequences as this event took around 4 months to arrive instead of the normal 2. I want to stress that the 2 month window for JP content is a guesstimate as nothing is guaranteed but being delayed by 2 additional months makes many of these cards feel “dead on arrival.”

To make make matter worse, the Monster Hunter Collab has a simultaneous release with JP which means we got significantly stronger cards much earlier than expected. This in turn makes many of the GungHo cards laughable by comparison.

As such, I feel that this is a relatively lackluster/underwhelming event as there almost no value at the bottom rarity along with the 6 and 7-stars often being inferior to other available options. As such, this can be an easy event to skip from a rolling point of view and maybe using the Monster Exchange to acquire a key card for your Monster Box.

Finally, I want to mention that this event is home to three cards who have an 18 turn Leader Swap ability. Owning one of these cards will be valuable for late game players as it does open up Leader Swapping strategies for WoC2 / Rank EXP abuse. As such, the value of these cards heavily hinges on your current game progression and what other Leader Swap options are available. For players who cannot take advantage of Leader Swapping, these will be relatively average cards.

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Overview

GungHo Collab REM Pros & Cons – April 2021
Pros
Cons
  • Monster Exchange uses 6-star Fodder
    • We have been given many recently
      • Can be more liberal with trading
  • Opportunity to acquire an 18 turn Leader Swap active
    • Invaluable under the right circumstances
      • Can be Monster Exchanged for
  • Bottom rarity is lacking
    • None provide any true value
    • Comprise 41.8% of rolls
  • Few cards are truly game changing
    • Relatively easy to skip/only Monster Exchange
  • Old event
    • Fewer buffs at bottom rarity
  • Orb Skin cards cannot be Monster Exchanged for
    • Both are quite strong
  • Came 2 months late
    • Monster Hunter came 2 months early
      • Powercreep
GungHo Collab REM
7 Star base
(24.5% total)

6 Star base
(33.7% total)
 
5 Star base
(41.8% total)
GungHo  Collab – April 2021
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

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*Owning one of these Leader Swapping cards from the GungHo Collab will be valuable for late game players as it does open up Leader Swapping strategies for WoC2 / Rank EXP abuse. As such, the value of these cards heavily hinges on your current game progression and what other Leader Swap options are available. For players who cannot take advantage of Leader Swapping, these will be relatively average cards.*

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

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Monster Hunter Collab REM Review and Analysis – March 2021

Introduction

The Monster Hunter Collab returns to North America once again and features numerous buffs for existing cards along with new Weapons for all 6-star cards.

This greatly bolsters their overall value along with all the 6/7* cards receiving significant upgrades along with a 60% chance of rolling any of these cards.

While this looks appealing, players should be mindful of the fact that the bottom rarity received almost no love this time around along with the 10 Magic Stone price tag. Furthermore, due to this being the 6th run of this Collab, the majority of older players are already oversaturated with 5-star cards.

As such, it may be difficult to justify rolling here for players who have already done so too many times in the past as acquiring your 7th Gammoth will be a sad waste of 10 Magic Stones. On the other hand, players who have never or hardly rolled can still find value with conservative amount as there is plenty of value to be found within the 6 and 7-star rarities.

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Overview

Monster Hunter Collab REM Pros & Cons – March 2021
Pros
Cons
  • All cards have 1-2 Weapon Assists
  • Bottom rarity is okay, not horrible
    • Having 1 copy of many of them may helpful due to Weapon
    • Can greatly aid newer boxes due to Resists
  • New Weapons for 6-stars
    • Greatly bolsters their viability
  • 60% chance for 6/7*
  • Old event
    • Many players have too numerous dupes
    • 5-stars are relatively neglected
  • No new monsters added
    • Most players already have most bottom rarity cards
  • 10 Stones per pull
    • Harder to justify if already owning most of the cards
      • 7th Rathian does not feel nice
Monster Hunter Collab REM
7 Star base
(20% total)
 
6 Star base
(40% total)

 
5 Star base
(40% total)
Monster Hunter Collab – March 2021
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

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

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Monogatari Collab REM Review and Analysis – March 2021

Introduction

The Monogatari Collab REM makes an exciting debut in North America that features wonderfully powerful cards at the 7 and 8-star rarity. In fact, many of these are powerful leaders and acquiring any of them should help advance almost any Monster Box.

Sadly, only the single 8-star card can be Monster Exchanged for which means players will have to roll heavily to acquire any of the 7-stars at 7 Magic Stones per attempt. This is frustrating as the bottom rarity (6*) is okay, not fantastic while also comprising 77.5% of the rolling pool.

With that being said, the 7/8-star cards are wonderfully powerful and are difficult to replicate elsewhere. As such, I feel that this is still a good event to roll in, especially for more developed Boxes as many of the cards featured here are heavily geared towards clearing end game content.

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Overview

Monogatari Collab REM Pros & Cons – March 2021
Pros
Cons
  • 7/8-star cards are tremendously powerful
    • All have 2 forms + Weapons
  • Bottom rarity is okay, not horrible
    • Having 1 copy of many of them is still helpful
  • Cannot Monster Exchange for 7-star cards
    • Have to roll
      • 7 Stones per roll
  • 6-stars comprise 77.5% of the rolls
Monogatari Collab REM
8 Star base
(2% total)
7 Star base
(20.5% total)
6 Star base
(77.5% total)
Monogatari Collab REM – March 2021
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

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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 – February 2021

Introduction

The Valentine’s REM returns to North America and offers several new cards and various buffs in the hopes of enticing players to spend their Magic Stones.

As a whole, Seasonal REMs are underwhelming affairs as their bottom rarity cards are often many years old and severely neglected to the point that they serve no purpose outside of a Box Cheerleader.

Sadly, this is the case here as I do not feel any of the 5-star cards have any meaningful value and the Gemstone alts at the 6-star rarity have dramatically declined in value over the years. As a result, this event will be a lackluster affair to roll in and if you are truly interested in any of the top rarity cards, Monster Exchanging would be a better approach compared to rolling.

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Overview

New Year’s REM Pros & Cons – February 2021
Pros
Cons
  • 5 Magic Stones per roll
  • Almost came out on Valentine’s Day
  • No Weapon Assists outside 9-stars
  • Majority of rolls will be disappointing
  • All 5-star cards serve no real purpose
    • Comprise 55% of the rolls
Valentine’s REM
9 Star base
(2% total)
 
8 Star base
(3% total)
 
7 Star base
(13% total)
 
6 Star base
(27% total)
   
5 Star base
(55% total)
    
Valentine’s REM – February 2021
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

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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’s REM Review and Analysis – February 2021

Introduction

The New Year’s REM returns to North America with several new cards and buffs to existing monsters in the hopes of enticing players to spend their Magic Stones here.

Historically speaking, Seasonals such as New Year’s or Christmas are notoriously poor quality machines as they often contain cards from many, many years ago. Furthermore, these ancient cards are often the lower rarity who rarely receive meaningful buffs while also comprising the majority of the rolling pool.

All of this holds true today for the current New Year’s event but I feel that the amount of valuable cards has increased, albeit in the higher rarities. This in turn creates a conundrum: risk rolling in hopes of the top prizes as cannot be Monster Exchanged for, or ignore the 7-stars and simply Exchange or IAP Bundle for the cards you desire.

For the most part, I would go with the Monster Exchange route and pray the free rolls yield something meaningful as the bottom rarity is truly disastrous.

Video commentary

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Overview

New Year’s REM Pros & Cons – February 2021
Pros
Cons
  • Some highly valuable cards
    • Hard to replicate what they do
    • 8 & 9* can be Monster Exchanged
  • All strong cards locked behind higher rarities
  • Terribly lackluster bottom rarities
    • Why do 4-stars still exist?
  • No Weapon Assists outside 9-stars
  • Majority of rolls will be disappointing
New Year REM – February 1, 2021
 9 Star base
 8 Star base 2534  
 7 Star base 2537 2536  
 6 Star base 2535 
 5 Star base 3419 2574 LD Hanzo
 4 Star base 3420 2540
New Year’s REM – February 2021
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C 2534 2536 2535  3419 2574 2540
D LD Hanzo 3420

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show Base form

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

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Kamen Rider Collab REM Review and Analysis – January 2021

Introduction

The Kamen Rider Collab returns to North America along with various buffs to existing monsters as well as several new cards.

As a whole, I feel this event is underwhelming from a rolling point of view due to the lower potency of the bottom rarity cards who comprise 77.3% of the rolling pool. While each card does have a Weapon Assist , the bottom rarity ones are often easily replaced by other options which in turn grants them lower usability.

With this in mind, I would be most inclined to do the free rolls and utilize the Monster Exchange system or IAP bundles if truly interested in the higher value cards.

Due to various health issues, this article will be lacking a modest amount of text as typing is incredibly painful and voice-text was not working for me along with having to change my work flow/process within a short period of time.

I have still included pros & cons for each card but the larger text summaries may be missing. With that being said, the corresponding video will be unchanged and will provide further elaboration if the pros & cons are insufficient.

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Overview

Kamen Rider Collab REM Pros & Cons – January 2021
Pros
Cons
  • All cards have Weapon Assists
    • Grants more value for dupes
  • 6 Magic Stones per roll
  • Monster Exchange uses five 6* GFE
  • Big rolling pool
    • Should be harder to get Dupes
  • 3 Funky orb skins
  • Big rolling pool
    • Harder to get what you want
  • May just be a Monster Exchange, no Roll event
    • More efficient
  • Bottom rarity cards have middling value overall
    • Many are easily replaced
    • Comprise 77.3% of rolls
Kamen Rider Collab REM
6 Star base
(22.7% total)
       
 
5 Star base
(77.3% total)
 
Kamen Rider Collab – January 2021
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show Base form

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

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Mystics & Spectres REM Review and Analysis – January 2021

Introduction

The Mystics and Spectres REM is a brand new series that will have many similarities to the Sin Dragons & Key Heroes event we had a couple of months ago.

This is because both events feature GungHo-owned cards that will be available within the Rare Egg Machine. This means that non-event cards will appear but at the same time, this is worth the risk as the new cards featured are quite strong.

On the downside, there will be no Monster Exchange available for the three top rarity cards who all have to be rolled or purchased via an IAP bundle. As such, if you are wanting any of the higher rarity cards, you will have to commit to numerous rolls.

Regardless of this, this article will outline the pros and cons for each card to give players a better understanding of what to expect in the new Mystics & Spectres Rare Egg Machine.

Video commentary

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Overview

Mystics & Spectres REM Pros & Cons – January 2021
Pros
Cons
  • All cards have Weapon Assists
  • Value across all rarities
  • Powerful top rarity cards
    • All capable of clearing end game content
  • Debut event
    • Featured cards are at their strongest right now
  • GungHo owned
    • Will return on a regular basis
  • Not a separate machine
    • Not guaranteed to roll these cards
  • No Monster Exchange
    • Have to roll
    • Challenging to roll top rarity cards
Mystics & Spectres REM
7 Star base
  
6 Star base
   
5 Star base
   
Mystics & Spectres REM Rankings – January 2021
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show Base form

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 [Heaven’s Feel] Collab Review and Analysis – December 2020

Introduction

The Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] Collab returns to North America and includes several new monsters and evolutions along with various buffs.

Sadly, this is one of the worst events to date as there is relatively little value across all rarities with one of the best cards featured not being available via the Monster Exchange system. As such, I feel that this is an event players should heavily consider skipping as the odds of actually rolling something of value is quite low.

Regardless of this, this article will outline the pros and cons for each card to give players a better understanding of what to expect in the Fate Collab Rare Egg Machine.

Video commentary

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Overview

Fate Collab REM Pros & Cons – December 2020
Pros
Cons
  • 6 Magic Stones per roll
  • Bottom rarity has lackluster value overall
    • Comprises 85.5% of rolling pool
    • No Weapon Assist on 5-stars
  • Most 6-star cards feel outdated already
  • Few cards feel meaningful
  • Most rolls will be disappointing
Fate Collab REM
6 Star base
(14.5% total)
   
5 Star base
(85.5% total)
Fate Collab REM Rankings – December 2020
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D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show Base form

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

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