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Street Fighter Collab Review & Analysis

Introduction

The Street Fighter Collab will be one of the largest Collabs to be released in Puzzle and Dragons due to the sheer number of cards released. There are 8 unique 6-star cards that have 3 distinct evolutions forms along with 9 5-star monsters for a grand total of 17 different possible rolls.

Furthermore, many of these cards feature unique active skills that cannot be replicated elsewhere along with homage being paid to their abilities within the franchise.

As a whole, this an exciting event due to the numerous unique active skills and cards. Sadly, one drawback is the difficulty in acquiring any one specific card due to the sheer number of monsters available. On the bright side, all cards come with a Voice  awakenings so players can enjoy hearing their iconic lines.

To potentially offset the sheer size of the Collab, all Diamond Eggs will be available for 2.5% each (total 20%) with the Orb Skin Ken at 3.5%. Furthermore, nearly all of the Diamonds have merit so there is value in rolling due to their high total rolling rates.

This article will review each monster’s strengths and weaknesses to give a better understanding of what one can expect within the Street Fighter Collab.

Just be aware that all rolls will cost 6 Magic Stones along with the Monster Exchange demanding a 5:1 trading ratio.

Finally, the JP 7 Year Anniversary Stream occurs on February 20th and may reveal something more powerful. Thankfully, this occurs during the early days of the Street Fighter Collab so it is possible to wait and see what is going to be released.

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Overview

Street Fighter Collab REM – Feb 15, 2019
 6 Star base    
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Street Fighter Collab REM Rankings – Feb 15, 2019
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons only show base form of the 6-star cards which 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

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Valentine’s REM Review and Analysis

Introduction

This Valentine’s Day, North American players will be enjoying the Valentine’s REM on time! This may be great to help you get into the spirit of love, but the event as a whole is quite unlovable.

This is because this egg machine is average overall with no outstanding prize card. This can be further compounded by poor rolling rates for the top tier cards with the only saving grace being the Gemstone Princess equivalents boasting a 7.5% roll rate.

For the most part, these Gemstone Princesses function like their REM equivalent and only lose value if one owns them already.

For the most part, this is a skip-able event unless one enjoys the artwork or strongly desires a Gemstone Princess.

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Overview

Valentine’s REM – Feb 8, 2019
 8 Star base  
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Valentine’s REM Rankings – Feb 8, 2019
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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

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New Year REM Review and Analysis – February 2019

Introduction

The New Year’s REM returns just in time for the Lunar New Year and features two new cards while also providing various buffs/evolutions for existing cards. Unfortunately, there will still be two silvers available along with this Collab being average at best.

With the REM Renewal and disclosed rolling rates, Collabs and Seasonal events have gained increased value due to GungHo not wishing to showcase abysmal rates. Thus, it should be easier to roll the top prizes, but you must also be prepared for the bottom rarity fodder.

As such, the decision of whether to roll or pass should be done based upon your individual box needs, desire to roll the cute artwork, and whether or not the lower rarity cards have merit for you.

As a whole, most of the New Year Event is mediocre but not game breaking which should be taken into consideration if thinking about rolling.

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Overview

New Year REM – February 1, 2019
 8 Star base  2534  
 7 Star base  2537 2536  
 6 Star base  3417 
 5 Star base 3419 2574 LD Hanzo
 4 Star base 3420 2540
New Year REM Rankings – February 1, 2019
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B   3419
C 2540 2537 2536 2534  3417
D LD Hanzo 3420 2574

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

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Fate/stay night Collab Review and Analysis – January 2019

Introduction

The Fate/stay night: [Heaven’s Feel] Collab is another 6-Magic Stone event that features powerful cards along with NA receiving all of the buffs JP had to wait for immediately. This gives them significantly more power right out of gate and is a tempting event to roll in. Unfortunately, the 6-star cards (highest rarity) each have a 2.5% chance of being rolled (10% chance total) along with requiring 5 trade fodder to acquire.

Another potential hurdle for rolling in this event is the simultaneous release of a potent Super Godfest. Regardless, the decision of whether or not to roll comes down to your own individual Monster Box needs.

This article will summarize each card’s strengths and weaknesses to provide a better idea of what to expect in this event. On a side note, the farmables available in this event are quite powerful and are worth acquiring.

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Overview

 Fate/stay night: [Heaven’s Feel] Collab REM
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 Fate/stay night: [Heaven’s Feel] Rankings – January 25, 2018
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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

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To Kuroyuri, or not to Kuroyuri

Introduction

The GungHo Collab returns to North America on Wednesday, January 16th and comes while the REM portion is reasonable overall, being able to purchase Kuroyuri  for 750,000 Monster Points is exciting.

At this point in time, there are not too many things to spend Monster Points on and while the 750,000 price tag is quite steep, Kuroyuri is a powerful card to own. Unfortunately, players require two of her to fully capitalize on her unique abilities.

This article will explain how Kuroyuri works and why can be beneficial to purchase for your Monster Box for the limited duration of the GungHo Collab event.

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Monster Point system

The Monster Point system has been around for a couple of years and over time has become more user friendly in the sense that players are able to acquire MP more easily. The Monster Point Shop can be accessed via Shop -> Purchase Monster. Continue reading To Kuroyuri, or not to Kuroyuri

10 Magic Stone GungHo Collab Godfest Review and Analysis – January 2019

Introduction

Starting on Wednesday January 16, the GungHo Collab will return to North America alongside a special 10-Stone Godfest. This differs from the original debut of the GungHo Collab as players will be able to roll various other monsters for 10 instead of 6 Magic Stones. To “compensate” for the higher price, all rolls will come out at Max Level, +297, and fully Awoken.

These collateral benefits are largely wasted and are not justification enough for the inflated price, but even after adjusting for the higher cost, are still better value compared to vanilla Godfests.

As a whole, the GungHo Collab REM portion is reasonable for the average player but none of the cards dramatically shake up the meta and are more for niche uses. With that being said, the 7-star cards have received Limit Breaking and Super Awakenings which dramatically improve their overall viability.

This article will provide a review of all the REM cards within the GungHo Collab and you can use this information to help make a decision of whether or not rolling is a good idea. Cards such as Kuroyuri  and other GungHo Collab-related events will be discussed in a separate article.

Super Godfests have historically had a 33% rolling rate so it would not be surprising if the GungHo Collab Godfest mirrored that pattern due to the 10-Magic Stone cost.

Official rolling rates and line up can be found in game during the event.

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Overview

GungHo Collab REM
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GungHo Collab REM Rankings – January 12, 2018
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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.

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Sword Art Online Collab Review and Analysis – January 2019

Introduction

The Sword Art Online (SAO) Collab makes a debut to North America on January 7th, 2019 and follows the recent trend of 5-Stone machines having Weapon Assist forms at the top rarity. This is valuable because it can open up team building compositions along with expanding the value a 6-star card can bring. Furthermore, all 6-star cards will be available through the Monster Exchange system but tend to fall short as a whole.

The main problem with the Sword Art Online Collab is that most of the cards are not meta changing despite being reasonable overall. Furthermore, the 5-star pool is quite lacking which means players will mostly be chasing for the top rarity cards. Thankfully, the event has a valuable event dungeon which can yield lucrative rewards and cards with Eugeo  being a must have.

This article will examine each of the Egg Machine cards featured in the SAO Collab to give players an idea of what to expect and whether or not they should spend their Magic Stones.

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.

On a positive note, all of the Voice Awakenings  will be in Japanese and there will be no option to convert to English.

Video commentary

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Overview

Sword Art Online REM
 6 Star base     
 5 Star base  
Sword Art Online Rankings – January 3, 2018
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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 Sword Art Online Collab Review and Analysis – January 2019