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Dragonbound & Dragon Caller REM Review and Analysis – March 2020

Introduction

The Dragonbound & Dragon Caller (DBDC) Rare Egg Machine returns to North America on Monday, March 9 and comes with numerous buffs/upgrades to existing cards across all rarities. This is greatly appreciated due to the fact that many of these cards had less than 9 awakenings.

For the most part, the DBDC event features monsters who are quite specialized in a particular niche. These types of cards may not be used all the time but are a boon to own, especially the lower rarity cards who feature numerous Killer awakenings.

In the past, the DBDC was one of the highest value machines available and while it has declined in relative value compared to newer options, it is still home to numerous strong cards. For myself, I always look at the bottom rarity to determine whether or not it is worth rolling in and in the case for DBDC, they are mostly Killer solutions which has the most value in Ranking Dungeons or Farming builds.

Another point to consider is the Dragonbound & Dragon Caller event will return on a regular basis so there is no “rush” to pull/acquire these cards if you cannot foresee a use for them over the next several months. As such, it may be best to “time” your rolls for when the event returns after stronger buffs which makes the cards relatively more valuable compared to current options.

Regardless, 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

DBDC Pros & Cons – March 6, 2020
Pros
Cons
  • Virtually every card has value
  • Useful to own many 5-star cards
    • Triple Killers
  • Cards tend to be highly specialized
    • Great at their niche
  • Will return on a regular basis
  • Hardly any Weapon Assists
    • Dupes are less valuable
  • Older event
    • Numerous  cards feel a bit outdated
    • Many cards still lack 9 awakenings
  • 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 – March 6, 2020
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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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GungHo Collab Review & Analysis – February 2020

I will try to reply to all comments by Monday evening as I have my second of 4 all-day hospital procedure early Tuesday morning and the recovery time was around 36 hours last time. Hopefully this one provides more benefits

Introduction

The GungHo Collab is making a return appearance this coming Monday and features several new Weapon Assists for existing cards along with a new 7-star monster.

As a whole, this event is reasonable overall but I feel that it is starting to age badly. This may be the case for many other events as they may not have cards that help the Transform meta but can still help round out weak points in most Monster Boxes.

Another drawback is that the 5-star cards were added back into the event which further dilutes the overall value of this event.

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.

Video commentary

—Video coming Monday—

Overview

GungHo Collab REM Pros & Cons – February 21, 2020
Pros
Cons
  • Will return on a regular basis
    • Cards should be routinely buffed etc.
  • Valuable cards in all rarities
  • Symmetrical ranking chart
  • Massive rolling pool
    • Harder to acquire one specific card
  • Collab feels “old”
  • Does not help Transform meta
    • May be better to save your Stones
  • Top-heavy event
    • Somewhat offset but huge rolling pool
  • Re-added in 5-stars
GungHo Collab Lineup
 7 Star base
 6 Star base
 5 Star base   
GungHo Collab Rankings – February 21, 2020
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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.

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Valentine’s REM Review and Analysis Feb 2020

Introduction

The Valentine’s Rare Egg Machine will be making a return to North America this coming Monday and with it comes two new cards along with a brand new evolution for Sonia.

Sadly, this event feels like it is aging worse and worse due to the bottom rarity cards being neglected/receiving meaningless buffs. With that being said, it is the best opportunity to acquire a Gemstone Princess should you be lacking burst actives that scale with specific awakenings. While this type of active has merits, it is somewhat on the decline due to higher and higher multipliers often being sufficient for most content.

With that being said, this is a skip-able event unless one enjoys the artwork or strongly desires a Gemstone Princess due to the lackluster 5-star cards who will heavily dominate your rolls.

Video commentary

—video coming soon—

Overview

Valentine’s REM – Feb 7, 2020
Pros
Cons
  • High chance for a Gemstone
  • Cute/festive cards
  • Poor 5* cards
    • No Weapon Assist
    • Not much value
  • Little love for bottom rarity cards
Valentine’s REM – Feb 7, 2020
9 Star base
 8 Star base
 7 Star base   
 6 Star base    
 5 Star base      
Valentine’s REM Rankings – Feb 7, 2020
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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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Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters Collab Review and Analysis – Jan 2020

Introduction

The highly anticipated Yu-Gi-Oh Collab will be making a debut in North America on Friday, January 31st and alongside a healthy dose of nostalgia, it features tremendously powerful cards.

The main theme of this Collab is Transforming cards with Yugi paving the way for new and powerful cards. At this point in time, Yugi will be the strongest leader available by a significant margin and will probably signal a new era of Powercreep due to the additional step to achieve Transformation.

While having strong prizes at the top rarity is the norm, the Yu-Gi-Oh Collab also features numerous valuable options across all rarities and should encourage players to roll a modest to large amount. This is because many of these cards help facilitate Transformation and it is my belief that this will be the next era of PAD for the foreseeable future.

This article will outline the pros and cons for each card to help players make a more informed decision as to whether or not they should roll.

Video commentary


Overview

Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters Collab – January 28, 2020
Pros
Cons
  • Exceptionally high weighted stats
    • +25% Limit Break growth
  • All cards have Weapon Assists
  • Yugi
    • Can roll many key subs for him here
  • Many cards help prep for future Transformation meta
  • Debut event
  • Nostalgia
  • 10 Magic Stones per pull
    • Steeper Monster Exchange rates
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters Collab REM
 7 Star base   
 6 Star base       
 5 Star base     
Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters Collab – January 28, 2020
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking.

Icons show Base form regardless if it is their most powerful evolution

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

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Draconic Orchestra REM Review and Analysis – December 2019

Introduction

The Draconic Orchestra will be making a triumphant return on December 23 and has become significantly stronger since the last time. This is because all of the top rarity cards have now gained Weapon Assists along with several powerful and unique cards being available.

While this is exciting, players have to remember that this is a 10-Stone event which does make it more costly to roll and trade. Furthermore, there are only four bottom rarity cards in this entire Egg Machine who lack Weapon Assists. This will make it harder to justify rolling heavily in as dupes will start appearing earlier and in much higher quantities.

With this in mind, I feel it is still worth to roll a few times as having new cards is always valuable along with the off chance you hit a Diamond egg.

This article will outline the pros and cons for each cards to help players make a more informed decision as to whether or not they should roll.

Video commentary


Overview

Draconic Orchestra REM Pros & Cons – December 22, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Music theme
  • GungHo-made
    • Should have high chance of returning regularly
  • All cards have 2-3 unique evolutions
  • All 7-star cards have Weapon Assists
  • 10 Magic Stones per pull
    • Steeper Monster Exchange rates
  • Weapon Assists only on 7-star cards
  • Four 5-star cards
    • Will represent the vast majority of rolls
    • Don’t really want dupes of them
  • Event is top heavy
Draconic Orchestra REM
 7 Star base  
 6 Star base
 5 Star base
Draconic Orchestra REM – December 22, 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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Christmas REM Review and Analysis – December 2019

Introduction

The Christmas REM is making a festive return to Puzzle and Dragons and comes with two new cards along with some buffs to existing monsters. Unfortunately, the event as a whole is underwhelming and is not surprising due to the fact that it only costs 5 Magic Stones.

5-stone events tend to be horribly top heavy as their lower rarities are simply filler/junk which makes it challenging to justify rolling in. Furthermore, the Christmas REM is one of the older events which means there are numerous old cards sitting at the bottom who have not received buffs or reworks for several years.

This is unfortunate as Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year along with us receiving more Magic Stones compared to before. With that being said, we will be having a Player’s Choice Super Godfest soon along with the return of Draconic Orchestra. Furthermore, the current Fujimi Fantastia Collab is quite strong and is worth rolling in. If you wish to read about Christmas Sonia, please refer to my other article HERE.

This article will summarize each of the featured card’s strengths and weakness along with how to best use them to help you make a more informed decision of whether or not you should roll.

Video commentary

—video coming soon—

Overview

Christmas REM Pros & Cons – December 12, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Favourite characters are festively dressed
  • Comes on time
    • Much faster compared to ~2 month delay
  • My rankings form a Christmas tree
  • No Weapon Assists for all cards  but the 9-star
  • Top-heavy event
  • Many cards feel lackluster
Christmas REM Rarities
 9 Star base
 8 Star base   2511 
 7 Star base 3375 2510  
 6 Star base  2513 1782
 5 Star base 3377 3376 3378 
Christmas REM  Rankings – December 13, 2019
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B  3376
C 2511 2510 1782 3378  3377
D 3375 2513

All icons show most evolved form

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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Fujimi Fantasia Bunko Review and Analysis – December 2019

Introduction

The 7-Stone Fujimi Fantasia Bunko Collab will be making an exciting debut in North America and comes as a bit of a surprise as had a strong possibility of never coming stateside.

This Collab is more top-rarity heavy; however, there is still a sizable amount of value at the bottom rarity. As such, it is worthwhile to roll a modest amount as many of the 7/8* cards come with unique and powerful kits that are hard to replicate elsewhere.

This article will summarize each card’s strengths and weaknesses to give players a better understanding of what each card can do for their Monster Box.

Video commentary

—video coming soon—

Overview

Fujimi Fantasia Bunko REM Pros & Cons – December , 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Debut event
  • Weapon Assists  on all 7/8* cards
  • High value at 7/8*
  • No Weapon Assists for 6*
    • Only one evolution form
  • Only 1 card can be Monster Exchanged
    • Have to roll 7*
  • Top rarity heavy Collab
Fujimi Fantasia Bunko REM Rarities
8 Star base
7 Star base  
6 Star base  
Fujimi Fantasia Bunko REM Rankings – December , 2019
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

All 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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