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Shaman King Review And Analysis – May 2019

Introduction

The Shaman King Collab will be making their debut in North America this coming Monday and is an exciting time for NA players. This is because there was a certain degree of uncertainty of whether or not we would actually experience this event as it is home to several unique and powerful cards.

One notable feature is that all monsters feature a Weapon Assist evolution which enables them to provide additional awakenings when used as an inherit. As such, all cards have some degree of value and is reminiscent of the Monster Hunter Collab. With that being said, all Weapon Assists have a different active which may change their value for each player. Carefully inspect before committing to this evolution. With that being said, the Shaman King differs in that all cards have significantly lower weighted stats but is offset by the 6-Magic Stone per roll price tag.

On the bright side, essentially every card is good/has some value and it makes it hard to justify not rolling.

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

Video commentary

—Shaman King Hype?!—

Overview

Shaman King Collab Pros & Cons – May 23, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • All cards feature a Weapon Assist
  • Monster Exchange requires 6-star GFE
  • Value in essentially every card
  • Debut in NA
    • The first few rolls should not have dupes
  • Lower weighted stats
  • 5:1 Monster Exchange ratio
    • 6 Magic Stone cost
Shaman King Collab REM
 6 Star base
 5 Star base
Shaman King Collab REM Rankings – May 23, 2019
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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.

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PAD Academy Review and Analysis – May 2019

Introduction

The PAD Academy event returns to North America and is simply an underwhelming event. This is often the case with older events as GungHo seldom buffs the bottom rarity cards and PAD Academy is a 5-stone event.

Despite the fact that some of your favourite cards are dressed up in school uniforms, it cannot truly justify the mediocrity of this event and i would strongly encourage players to not roll in this event.

Regardless, this article will outline the strengths and weaknesses of this event to give players an idea of what each card has to offer.

Video commentary

—You are beautiful—

Overview

PAD Academy Pros & Cons – May 10, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • School uniforms
  • No real top prize
  • One of the weaker events
    • Best to save your Magic Stones
PAD Academy REM
 8 Star base  
 7 Star base Summer Lucifer Summer Isis Summer Athena 
 6 Star base   
 5 Star base Summer Theurgia Summer Sasuke 
PAD Academy REM Rankings – May 10, 2019
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A
B
C Summer Lucifer Summer Isis Summer Athena  
D Summer Theurgia Summer Sasuke

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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Skilling Up Monster Hunter Cards

Introduction

The Monster Hunter Collab is in full swing and with it comes the special Skill Leveling Dungeon. This dungeon enables players to enter with their newly acquired rolls to skill them up for the low price of 50 stamina.

Generally speaking, this is an amazing medium as it can potentially allow for 5 skill ups for 50 stamina (1 per card) and is the most stamina efficient place to do so.

With that being said, players should NOT be skilling up all Monster Hunter cards, especially those being used as a dedicated Weapon Assist .

Video commentary

–video coming soon–

Skill Leveling Dungeon

Skill Leveling Dungeons are one of the best parts of a Collaboration as it enables players to efficiently Skill Up their newly acquired cards. In essence, players check the levels available and simply populate their team with those respective cards. Continue reading Skilling Up Monster Hunter Cards

Monster Hunter Collab Review and Analysis – April 2019

**All pulls will cost 10 Magic Stones**
Review of the Hunters will be done separately

Introduction

This coming Monday marks the exiting return of the Monster Hunter Collab which was last  seen in January of 2018. Amusingly, the Weapon Assists from Monster Hunter have become arguably more powerful with end game content heavily featuring problematic mechanics that are best dealt with by resisting them.

For the most part, the Monster Hunter Collab can be thought of as the Weapon Assist Collab as all of the cards are able to assume a Weapon Assist evolutions which grants the 5-star cards incredible value. As such, it is worth rolling in this event for just the 5-star cards as some are able to provide 60% resistance to Blind Blind Resist, Jammer Jammer Resist, or Poison Poison resist attacks.

Furthermore, all cards (new and returning) are able to be Limit Broken and receive Super Awakenings which pumps their weighted stats to amazingly high values.

Despite the fact that the top rarity cards are able to be acquired via the Monster Exchange system, the cost is far too high and would be difficult to justify for the majority of players.

This article will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of all the featured cards to give players a better understanding of whether or not Magic Stones should be spent. With that being said, the answer will often be yes if one should be rolling in this event as it holds so many valuable cards for pushing into the higher levels of Arena and end game content.

On a different note, I have hidden a special Easter Egg in this article =)

Video commentary

—You are beautiful and Happy Easter!—

Overview

Monster Hunter Pros & Cons – April 18, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • All cards can be Limit Broken/SA
    • Massive weighted stats
  • Some of the best Weapon Assists in the game
  • Huge value at the 5-star rarity
  • Introduces a new Leader Skill mechanics for row/blob teams
  • Puts the Dragons in Puzzle and Dragons
  • One of the prettier Orb Skins
  • All rolls cost 10 Magic Stones
  • Large rolling pool
    • Harder to roll specific card
  • 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 – April 18, 2019
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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.

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Yu Yu Hakusho Collab REM Review and Analysis – March 2019

Introduction

This coming Monday marks the return of the Yu Yu Hakusho (YYH) Collab along with various buffs, new evolutions, and 5 additional cards to roll for.

Upon the initial debut, the YYH Collab featured a relatively lackluster roster but was the first event to feature the Monster Exchange system. This system revolutionized how players approached Collab/Seasonal REMs as it enabled us to trade in various cards for one of our choosing. This meant we could avoid rolling in events with poor value at the bottom rarity and acquire the top prize with no additional Magic Stones spent.

As such, many players acquired Yusuke who was game changing upon his debut. Sadly, GungHo has little love for beloved hero and only gave him Limit Break + Super Awakenings.

This may be a let down for many players who were hoping he would gain an improved Leader Skill but while he is no longer considered the best, Yusuke is still a powerful card to own.

This article will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of all the featured cards to give players a better understanding of whether or not Magic Stones should be spent. Finally, one thing to keep in mind is that Monster Hunter will be returning to North America soon and offers significantly more value overall.

Video commentary

—video coming soon—

Overview

YYH Pros & Cons – March 28, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Split evolutions for 6*-cards bring new value
  • All cards have Limit Break/SA
  • Few meaningful buffs to older/lower rarity cards
  • Yusuke was not greatly buffed
  • Most cards are replaceable and few are “must haves”
  • Monster Hunter is coming soon
Yu Yu Hakusho Collab REM
6 Star base    
5 Star base     
Yu Yu Hakusho Collab REM Rankings – March 28, 2019
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.

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Dragonbound & Dragon Caller REM Review and Analysis – March 2019

Introduction

The Dragonbound & Dragon Caller (DBDC) Rare Egg Machine returns to North America on Monday, March 18 and comes with sizable buffs to the top rarity cards along with Limit Break/Super Awakenings on every card. With that being said, there are no new cards available this time around along with no changes made to the older cards.

With this in mind, 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.

Regardless, 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 (only other major contender is Monster Hunter which is coming soon). 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 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.

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 3 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.

Overview

DBDC Pros & Cons – March 15, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Virtually every card is valuable
  • Most 5-stars are worth pursuing
    • Triple Killers
  • Significant buffs to top rarity cards
  • High weighted stats all around
  • Cards tend to be highly specialized
    • Great at their niche
  • No buffs to older/lower rarity cards
  • Duplicates beyond 2 are seldom needed
  • Large rolling pool
    • Hard to snipe a specific card
  • Monster Hunter Buffs have not been revealed
  • Monster Exchanging is costly
Dragonbound & Dragon Caller REM
 7 Star base     
 6 Star base       
 5 Star base       
DBDC REM  Rankings – March 15, 2018
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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.

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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.

Video commentary

—video coming soon—

Overview

Street Fighter Collab REM – Feb 15, 2019
 6 Star base    
 5 Star base    
Street Fighter Collab REM Rankings – Feb 15, 2019
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A     
B      
C  
D

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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