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Male & Female Hunter Review – November 2019

Introduction

The Monster Hunter Collab is in full swing and one of the more exciting features is the inclusion of the Male and Female Hunters. These cards are able to be evolved into a total of 12 distinct evolutions while also having the option of exchanging either 3 Evolved Male/Female Hunters for a Super Hunter.

This article will provide a brief summary of what each Hunter does and where how they can be used along with advice on whether the 3 Super Hunters are worthwhile.

One thing to keep in mind is that none of the Hunters have received buffs which potentially lowers their overall value as they will have  harder time keeping abreast with current options. Furthermore, these are free/farmable cards so their power is kept in check.

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Acquiring Hunters

During the current Monster Hunter event, players will receive one base Male Hunter in the mail and an earn an additional Male and one Female from clearing the Monster Hunter dungeons. As such, some players will be in possession of several Hunters. In addition to these free Hunters, each base form can be purchased for 200,000 Monster Points. These Hunters will only be available if players did not login/clear the dungeons last time as none of these were reset outside of a free Female Hunter. Continue reading Male & Female Hunter Review – November 2019

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Monster Hunter Collab REM Review and Analysis – October 2019

Introduction

The Monster Hunter Collab will be returning to North America for the third time in 2019 on Monday, October 7. This may feel like a bit of an overload, but it is one of the single best events to roll in for the vast majority of players.

This is because it is home to some of the most valuable Weapon Assists in the game along with tremendous value at the 5-star rarity. This helps lessen the pain of rolling a Gold Egg as some are chase cards due to their Weapon Assists and 60% resistance to Blind Blind Resist, Jammer Jammer Resist, or Poison Poison resist mechanics.

On the other hand, more veteran players may have less desire to roll as they may have already acquired most/all the 5-stars along with numerous dupes. This can make it challenging to continue rolling if already saturated.

The following article will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of all the featured REM cards to give players a better understanding of whether or not Magic Stones should be spent. With that being said, if you have rolled little or none at all thus far, it will almost always be a good idea to do so now.

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Fast Overview


Overview

Monster Hunter Pros & Cons – October 3, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Some of the best Weapon Assists in the game
  • Huge value at the 5-star rarity
    • Roll for the Resists
  • Dupes are usually welcomed
  • All cards can be Limit Broken/SA
    • Massive weighted stats
  • Puts the Dragons in Puzzle and Dragons
  • One of the prettier Orb Skins
  • All rolls cost 10 Magic Stones
    • High Monster Exchange cost
  • Large rolling pool
    • Harder to roll a specific card
  • Has come many times before
    • May already own the older cards so less motivation to roll
  • No cards have Voice Awakening
    • GH missed out on ROARS
Monster Hunter Collab REM
7 Star base     
6 Star base      
5 Star base   
Monster Hunter REM Rankings – October 3, 2019
S
A  
B  
C
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

All icons show non-Weapon Assist form

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

Continue reading Monster Hunter Collab REM Review and Analysis – October 2019

GungHo Collab Review & Analysis

Introduction

The GungHo Collab is making a return appearance in a special 7-stone Machine that only features 6 or 7-star cards. This is a surprising turn of events as the original GH Collab featured lackluster 5-stars that clogged up the machine.

In fact, there is a 29.5% chance of rolling one of the 7-star cards with some of them being incredibly powerful. Unfortunately, the rolling pool is heavily bloated which means it will be difficult to snipe any one specific card. On the bright side, any 7-star card will require 5 trade fodder which includes 6-star GFE.

This article will outline the strengths and weaknesses of the GungHo cards to give players an idea of what each card has to offer and whether or not it is worth their Magic Stones.

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Overview

GungHo Collab REM Pros & Cons – September 20, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • 7 Magic Stones per roll
    • Monster Exchange uses five 6-star GFE
  • 29.5% chance to roll any 7-star card
    • Most have strong value
  • Will return on a regular basis
    • Cards should be routinely buffed etc.
  • Massive rolling pool
    • Harder to acquire one specific card
GungHo Collab Lineup
 7 Star base
 6 Star base
GungHo Collab Rankings – May 29, 2019
S  
A
B   
C
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show highest evolution available which may or may not be their strongest form

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

Continue reading GungHo Collab Review & Analysis

Shinrabansho Collab REM Overview – September 2019

Introduction

The Shinrabansho Collab will be making what should be their final return to Puzzle and Dragons on September 9. This comes at a truly strange time as the current DBDC 2 Ranking Dungeon requires Sigma for optimal scoring but comes right after the Tournament finishes.

Regardless, the Shinrabansho Collab will bring numerous buffs to existing cards, new Weapon Assists, and a few new monsters to acquire. There are some powerful cards to be rolled in this event, including some 5-stars, but the main problem is the rolling pool is so heavily bloated that it will become harder to snipe any one specific monster. This may make it challenging to stomach for some players along with the cards having less than Waifu-level art.

With this in mind, I will be highlighting who I feel are the more notable cards in this event to give players a snapshot of what can potentially be rolled.

If you feel I have overlooked/left out any particular 5-star card, please let me know in the comments below and I will reply/edit the article accordingly.

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Overview

Shinrabansho Pros & Cons – September 6, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • 5-stone event
    • Gentler Monster Exchange rates
  • Some 5-star rolls are quite valuable
  • Large rolling pool
    • Hard to snipe a specific card (especially 5*)
  • Large variance in value for cards
  • I find the artwork to be ugly
  • Most likely the final return of this Collab
Shinrabansho Collab REM
 7 Star base Shin Athena Shin Sonia
 6 Star base
 5 Star base   +14 others
Shinrabansho Collab Rankings – September 7, 2019
S Shin Athena
A
B Shin Sonia
C + many others
D More 5-stars

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

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 Shinrabansho Collab REM Overview – September 2019

Dragonbound & Dragon Caller REM Review and Analysis – August 2019

Introduction

The Dragonbound & Dragon Caller (DBDC) Rare Egg Machine returns to North America on Monday, August 26 and comes with small buffs all around but introduces three new cards (plus a new evolution). This may feel a little frustrating as most of the older/lower rarity cards received no additional love which may lower their overall usability. With that being said, the Dragonbound & Dragon Caller event is still a high value event for players who have never/barely rolled.

This is because the 5-star (lowest rarity) is home to some wonderfully powerful cards that may be challenging to replicate elsewhere. They may not be as unique/powerful compared to their initial debut, but they are still worth pursuing for most players and help make nearly every roll have some value. Generally speaking, the DBDC cards are highly specialized and are able to fulfill their respective role wonderfully 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.

With being said, it makes it challenging to justify rolling in this event provided you have most of the bottom rarity cards. This is because this event has come around several times and with each repeat (assuming one did roll before), the chances of getting something new diminish. For example, I rolled heavily during the first event and was blessed with an outrageous amounts of Shazels but also picked up all of the 5-star cards. As such, the motivation to roll in subsequent events has drastically gone down as duplicates beyond the second tend to be wasteful.

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. On the other hand, for players who have rolled in the past 4 events, the chances of rolling something new are quite low, and this event 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.

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Overview

DBDC Pros & Cons – March 15, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Virtually every card is valuable
  • Most 5-stars are worth pursuing
    • Triple Killers
  • High weighted stats all around
  • Cards tend to be highly specialized
    • Great at their niche
  • Little buffs to older/lower rarity cards
  • Duplicates beyond 2 are seldom needed
  • Large rolling pool
    • Hard to snipe a specific card
  • Monster Exchanging is costly
Dragonbound & Dragon Caller REM
 7 Star base       
 6 Star base      
 5 Star base       
DBDC REM  Rankings – August 23, 2019
S     
A     
B
C
   
D

All 7-star cards are available for trade within the Monster Exchange but have incredibly high costs

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 – August 2019

Beach REM Review and Analysis – August 2019

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 I am getting old and grey in the hair. Regardless, the Beach REM returns to North America and comes with some new buffs/evolutions along with two brand new cards including Veroah in a bikini! With that being said, I am truly surprised that Beach Zela was not chosen as the new top-rarity card but I can see the overlap with Beach Yog’s active.

Unfortunately, this event is horribly top heavy which may make players think twice before spending Magic Stones. This is because the lower rarity cards have failed to receive meaningful buffs (or any changes for that matter). As such, if you are truly GungHo for a certain card, it may be best to utilize the Monster Exchange system instead of rolling. Furthermore, many Super Godfests feature Seasonal cards and is how I acquired most of my 8-star monsters from this event. As such, waiting for those can be another viable way to acquire these cards while also having stronger miss-rolls.

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

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Overview

Beach REM Pros & Cons – August 15, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • 5 Magic Stones per roll
    • Friendly Monster Exchange rates
  • BJ received a huge buff
  • Adds depth for Water-oriented players
  • Actually came in the Summer
  • Terribly top-heavy event
    • Low rarity cards have low value
    • Many Troll Diamonds

 

Beach REM Rarities
9-Star Base
8-Star Base  
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 – August 15, 2019
S
A B Meta
B B Sonia
C
B Pandora  summer urd B Goemon B Navi
D B Chester Meimei B Lakshmi B Kurone B Fuu

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 – August 2019

Final Fantasy REM 6 Stars Review and Analysis – July 2019

Monster information was generously added in by Adam aka tocshi.

Introduction

The Final Fantasy Collab is one of the older events in Puzzle and Dragons, but it has not been seen for quite some time. This has led to the vast majority of cards growing stale and forgotten. With that being said, the entire Collab is receiving a massive overhaul for both new monsters and new evolution forms for existing cards along with buffs across the board.

All of this will make Final Fantasy one of the best events in Puzzle and Dragons that also costs 5 Magic Stones per pull. What makes the Final Fantasy Collab so strong is the fact that it has one of the best Diamond/6* rates of any Collab (22.5%) along with each card having numerous forms. This grants them an additional layer of viability along with the Weapon Assist forms (Crystals) being exceptionally powerful.

With that being said, one of the biggest drawbacks of the Final Fantasy Collab is the massive rolling pool, which makes it significantly harder to acquire any one specific card. Thankfully, the 5 Magic Stone cost grants us the lowest cost if using the Monster Exchange system.

This article will summarize each card’s strengths and weaknesses along with examining each individual form they can assume. As a result, this will be an exceptionally long article and CTRL + F may be your best friend. Furthermore, I will be breaking up this review into two parts for 6, and 5/4-star cards.

The 5/4-star review can be found HERE.

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Overview

Final Fantasy Pros & Cons – July 29, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • 5 Magic Stones per roll
    • Friendly Monster Exchange rates
  • Exceptionally high Diamond rate
    • 22.5% total
  • Cards have numerous forms
    • Provide different roles
    • Dupes are more welcomed
  • All 5-star cards have a Pixel form
    • Provides at least 2 VDP
  • Massive rolling pool
    • Harder to snipe a specific card
  • Top-heavy
    • Many lower rarity cards are just okay
Final Fantasy REM
 6 Star base Lightning Cloud Yuna Sephiroth Cecil LD Cecil
3305 3299
 5 Star base Squall Rinoa Zidane Tidus Bartz Terra
Shantotto Vaan 3294 3296
 4 Star base Vivi Ace Aemo Wol Rain 3303 3301
Final Fantasy REM – July 29, 2019
S Lightning Cloud Yuna Cecil 3305 3299
A 3294
B Sephiroth Rinoa Zidane Terra Vaan  Vivi Ace
C Squall Tidus Bartz Shantotto 3296 Wol Rain 3303 3301
D Aemo

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking. Icons only show the card’s evolved form, which may or may not be their best one.

Icons only show the evolved form for easier reference, which may or may not be the best one to pursue.

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

Continue reading Final Fantasy REM 6 Stars Review and Analysis – July 2019