Tag Archives: Edward

[First Impressions] Full Metal Alchemist Return with Buffs & Assist Evolutions

Introduction

On my YT YouTube channel, I often do First Impression videos of new content being released in JP in hopes of informing the NA player base to help us make better decisions moving forward.

Generally speaking, we are 2-3 months behind JP for most events and being able to see into the future can help us make an informed decision as what to do with our Magic Stones and resources.

As such, the Full Metal Alchemist is returning and we should be able to expect the same thing in the future as we did enjoy the Collab in the past. Furthermore, players will be able to utilize the Monster Exchange system to acquire and 6-star card.

Video commentary


In essence, all cards received the ability to be Limit Broken and Super Awoken which dramatically improves their weighted stats and viability in solo mode. Unfortunately, this will mostly only apply to the top rarity cards who also received sizable buffs and a Weapon Assist form.

Through their Weapon Assist forms, each gains more value as a duplicate and gives players more options if lacking key Monster Hunter inherits.

In regards to buffs, the most noticeable one is to Edward  who is able to gain a third 7 Combo 45 as a Super Awakening along with buffing his Leader Skill from 144x ATK to 196x. This is a massive jump in both personal damage and team damage and should help bring him back up to speed with current top tier leaders.

Conclusion

The Full Metal Alchemist revival grants sizable buffs to the top rarity cards along with being able to acquire them via the Monster Exchange. The main appeal of Edward is his team building flexibility as he can use any card while having a powerful damage reduction component.

A more formalized review will occur when the cards are being released in North America.

Let me know what you think of the buffs and changes in the comments below.

Happy Puzzling!

Mantastic Icon Mantastic Social Media Mantastic Icon
FB icon Facebook twitter Twitter YT YouTube
Twitch Twitch discord Discord download Patreon

If you enjoy my content, please consider turning off AdBlocker for this website =)

Advertisements

[Video] My First Alt. Arena Clear – Team & Thought Process

Introduction

Alt. Arena (often times referred to as A4) is considered the hardest dungeon in the game and I finally got around to seriously attempting it. The dungeon features many of your “favourite” spawns which have added mechanics, boosted stats, as well as some brand new horrors.

Things such as 145,000 preemptives, damage voids, resolves, and hundreds of millions of health are common occurrences and it takes both luck and planning to succeed.

Video clear

I decided it was time to stop putting off A4 after rolling Edward  and teamed up with either Virtual or Darksworn for both stamina efficacy and greater access to key actives (current solo record was death on floor 17).

Team composition

My team is far from optimal and simply have to make due with what is at my disposal. Do note that Sheen Sheen is preferred over Carat Carat as I have more Time Extends Time Extend than Skill Boosts Skill Boost. I am only showing the Killer latents and the rests is filled by SDR Skill delay resist.

Arena 4 Edward
Inherit Carat 3193 3449


Card

God Killer God Killer

physical killer physical killer
Yuna
Dragon Killer Dragon Killer Dragon Killer
3264
Healer Killer

 

God Killer God Killer

Machine Killer Machine Killer

Healer Killer Healer Killer

 

God Killer God Killer
Inherit 3414 3386

This composition is far from ideal so just use it as a starting point for planning out your runs. The Rathian  inherit is in his Weapon to provide passive 60% poison orb resist. This is quite amazing as it can allow you to avoid some of the more nasty mechanics.

With that being said, I plan to modify our teams slightly moving forward:

Arena 4 Edward
Inherit Carat Zeta Hydra 3449


Card

God Killer God Killer

physical killer physical killer
Yuna
Dragon Killer Dragon Killer Dragon Killer
3264
Healer Killer

 

God Killer God Killer

Machine Killer Machine Killer

Healer Killer Healer Killer

 

God Killer God Killer
Inherit 3414

Bringing longer delays can help stall out problematic spawns and the additional cooldown is a fair compromise overall. By changing my Nees inherit to Sasuke’s weapon assist, our teams can guarantee 100% poison resist. Just remember to leave both the Sasuke and Rathian Weapon assists at Skill Level 1 to help avoid overwriting the stronger base active.

Conclusion

Arena 4 is an exciting, albeit ridiculous dungeon that is heavily reliant on research, planning, puzzling skills, and luck. I plan to continuously play Alt. Arena along with streaming my adventures moving forward.

Let me know if you have attempted Arena 4 and how successful you were in the comments below.

Happy Puzzling!

Full Metal Alchemist Collab Review and Analysis – March 2018

Introduction

The Full Metal Alchemist Collab is one of the most highly anticipated events to come to North America as it features the game changing Edward . Unfortunately, the rest of the Collab is mediocre as a whole since most of the other cards have niche or situational value at best.

This leads to an unfortunate conundrum as one of the best cards in the game can be acquired here but you also run the large risk of rolling numerous fodder cards instead. Comparing Full Metal Alchemist to events such as Heroine, Dragon Bound & Dragon Caller, and Monster Hunter, the lack of value at the bottom (and even the top excluding Edward) may make it challenging for many players to spend their Magic Stones. Granted Full Metal Alchemist is only priced at 5 Magic Stones per roll, it may just result in you being disappointed twice as often.

As such, the decision of whether to roll or not to roll will still come down to individual preference and how much you value the cards outside of general usability.

Video commentary

—video coming soon—

Overview

Full Metal Alchemist REM
 6 Star base
 5 Star base
Full Metal Alchemist Collab Rankings – March 2, 2018
SS/Edward  
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 – March 2018