Category Archives: Collab REM Reviews

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

—video coming soon (when I get over this cold/sore throat)—

Overview

Sword Art Online REM
 6 Star base     
 5 Star base  
Sword Art Online Rankings – January 3, 2018
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

Continue reading Sword Art Online Collab Review and Analysis – January 2019

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Heroine REM Review and Analysis – December 2018

Introduction

This Boxing Day, North America will be blessed with yet another 10-Stone Egg Machine through the Fest Exclusive Heroine series. While it may feel frustrating to constantly be bombarded by 10-Stone events, one has to remember that Heroine was one of the original events that featured a higher Stone cost so this should not come as any surprise.

As a whole, the Heroine series is one of the higher-value events due to the fact that many of the cards provide wonderful value but does fall short compared to Dragonbound & Dragon Caller (DBDC) due to the fact that DBDC has stronger cards at the bottom rarity. With that being said, Heroine is home to some invaluable cards that are hard to replicate elsewhere. Thus, it is worth rolling assuming one is missing many of the lower rarity cards with Mel  being a key card to own.

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

Heroine REM Rarities
 7 Star base 3274   
 6 Star base        
 5 Star base      
Heroine REM Rankings – December 21, 2018
S 3274  
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

Continue reading Heroine REM Review and Analysis – December 2018

Christmas REM Review and Analysis – December 2018

Introduction

The Christmas REM is making a festive return to Puzzle and Dragons and comes with several new cards along with some buffs to existing cards. 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.

With all this in mind, I would be only inclined to do a free roll and possibly utilize the Monster Exchange system for a high rarity card if they are appealing.

This article will summarize each of the featured card’s strengths and weakness along with how to best use them.

Video commentary

—video coming soon—

Overview

Christmas REM Rarities
 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, 2018
S
A
B 2511   1782
C  3375 2510  2513 3378 
D 3377 3376

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

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 Christmas REM Review and Analysis – December 2018

Full Metal Alchemist Collab Review and Analysis – December 2018

Introduction

The Full Metal Alchemist (FMA) Collab make an exciting return to North America on December 3rd and features Limit Breaking/Super Awakenings for all cards as well as sizable buffs to the 6-star cards. Furthermore, all of the 6-star cards will have the option of being converted into a Weapon Assist to further diversify their value.

Upon the initial release, Edward  stood head and shoulders above the crowd as an end game leader. With his new set of buffs, he is still considered top tier, but not as game breaking upon his debut. Part of the problem with all FMA cards is that a large part of their power comes from Super Awakenings which are disabled in coop mode.

As a whole, the Full Metal Alchemist Collab features high value in all of the 6-star cards (10% Rolling Rate) so there is some merit in rolling with dupes being useful due to the Weapon Assist. With that being said, it may be better to utilize the Monster Exchange System to acquire Edward and ignore the event in order to spend Magic Stones on high value Godfests.

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.

Video commentary

—video coming soon—

Overview

Full Metal Alchemist REM
 6 Star base
 5 Star base
Full Metal Alchemist Rankings – December 1, 2018
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

Continue reading Full Metal Alchemist Collab Review and Analysis – December 2018

Dragonbound & Dragon Caller REM Review and Analysis – November 2018

Introduction

The Dragonbound & Dragon Caller (DBDC) Rare Egg Machine returns to North America on Monday, November 19 and comes with numerous buffs, new cards, and Monster Exchange options.

As a whole, 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. 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 incredibly 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 2 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.

Video commentary

—video coming soon—

Overview

Dragonbound & Dragon Caller REM
 7 Star base     
 6 Star base       
 5 Star base       
DBDC REM  Rankings – November 17, 2018
S        
A      
B  
C
  
D  

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

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 – November 2018

[Video/Brief Overview] Halloween Rare Egg Machine

Introduction

The Halloween event comes as a small surprise as we will be receiving it alongside JP at the appropriate time. This is wonderful as we are able to jump on the hype train as it departs the station along with potentially having a stronger card 2-3 months before we normally would.

With that being said, the Halloween REM follows the trend of most 5-stone Collab and Seasonals: lackluster for almost all of the rolls except for 1-2 at the very top. This heavily promotes the usage of the Monster Exchange system in order to acquire the top prizes instead of vainly wasting Magic Stones to roll terrible low rarity cards.

Due to my own hectic schedule this weekend along with personal/health issues, I am not able to produce a full fledged review but my thoughts are summarized in the following video and written recap.

Video commentary


Video summary

The general gist of the video is that the new Cotton is an amazing card as she features triple 7 Combo 45 plus double TPA TPA (along with FUA )which makes her have 18x personal damage. Furthermore, her Leader Skill grants her 144x ATK / 68.36% damage reduction when hitting 7 or more Combos along with Light and Dark combos. Continue reading [Video/Brief Overview] Halloween Rare Egg Machine

Beach REM Review and Analysis – October 2018

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 it is nearly October and I cannot leave the house without a sweater. Regardless, the Beach REM returns to North America and comes with some new buffs/evolutions along with two brand new 8-star cards including Yog in a bikini!

Unfortunately, this event is horribly top heavy which may make players think twice before spending Magic Stones. With that being said, Beach Valkyrie B Claire has now become the October Quest monthly prize along with the 8-stars being available through the Monster Exchange system.

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

—video coming soon—

Overview

Beach REM Rarities
8-Star Base
Beach Myr   
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 – September 27, 2018
S    
A
B
B Sonia 
C
Beach Myr B Meta B Pandora  summer urd B Goemon B Navi
D B Chester Meimei B Lakshmi B Kurone B Fuu

All 8-star cards are available for trade within the Monster Exchange.

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 – October 2018