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Mystics & Spectres REM Review and Analysis – January 2021

Introduction

The Mystics and Spectres REM is a brand new series that will have many similarities to the Sin Dragons & Key Heroes event we had a couple of months ago.

This is because both events feature GungHo-owned cards that will be available within the Rare Egg Machine. This means that non-event cards will appear but at the same time, this is worth the risk as the new cards featured are quite strong.

On the downside, there will be no Monster Exchange available for the three top rarity cards who all have to be rolled or purchased via an IAP bundle. As such, if you are wanting any of the higher rarity cards, you will have to commit to numerous rolls.

Regardless of this, this article will outline the pros and cons for each card to give players a better understanding of what to expect in the new Mystics & Spectres Rare Egg Machine.

Video commentary

—video coming Monday—

Overview

Mystics & Spectres REM Pros & Cons – January 2021
Pros
Cons
  • All cards have Weapon Assists
  • Value across all rarities
  • Powerful top rarity cards
    • All capable of clearing end game content
  • Debut event
    • Featured cards are at their strongest right now
  • GungHo owned
    • Will return on a regular basis
  • Not a separate machine
    • Not guaranteed to roll these cards
  • No Monster Exchange
    • Have to roll
    • Challenging to roll top rarity cards
Mystics & Spectres REM
7 Star base
  
6 Star base
   
5 Star base
   
Mystics & Spectres REM Rankings – January 2021
S   
A    
B   
C
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

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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Version 18.5.2 Update – Paimon, DKali, Ameno Buffs, New Latent Skills, & More

Introduction

Maintenance has finally ended and with it comes numerous new changes including buffs to existing cards, new Latent skills, and buffs to P&D Pass, and more.

As a whole, new stuff is always exciting along with the future release of Ruler of Hell’s Halls-No Dupes after Kindle can successfully be updated to this version.

With that being said, I would like to go over all of the new stuff that has been released/changed since last night.

Official NA post can be found HERE.

Video commentary


Buffs to existing cards

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Farm a Servant, Assassin

Introduction

The Fate Collab is now in full swing and while Rare Egg Machine portion is lackluster (full Review can be found HERE), the Farmable Servant, Assassin  is an incredibly valuable card and should be acquired by most players.

The reason for this is that he functions as both a double Row generator along with possessing a special Button nuke.

Servant, Assassin can be acquired through either 5 Rainbow Event Medals :eventmedal: or by heavily grinding the Fate event dungeon. Either way, one can find Servant, Assassin in the Monster Exchange Event tab for the duration of the Fate event.

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Servant, Assassin

 Servant, Assassin

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Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] Collab Review and Analysis – December 2020

Introduction

The Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] Collab returns to North America and includes several new monsters and evolutions along with various buffs.

Sadly, this is one of the worst events to date as there is relatively little value across all rarities with one of the best cards featured not being available via the Monster Exchange system. As such, I feel that this is an event players should heavily consider skipping as the odds of actually rolling something of value is quite low.

Regardless of this, this article will outline the pros and cons for each card to give players a better understanding of what to expect in the Fate Collab Rare Egg Machine.

Video commentary

—video coming Monday—

Overview

Fate Collab REM Pros & Cons – December 2020
Pros
Cons
  • 6 Magic Stones per roll
  • Bottom rarity has lackluster value overall
    • Comprises 85.5% of rolling pool
    • No Weapon Assist on 5-stars
  • Most 6-star cards feel outdated already
  • Few cards feel meaningful
  • Most rolls will be disappointing
Fate Collab REM
6 Star base
(14.5% total)
   
5 Star base
(85.5% total)
Fate Collab REM Rankings – December 2020
S
A
B    
C
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

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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Don’t Run 4 Choices! Appreciation Medal Gift Dungeon Until Reading

Introduction

Probably my most click-baity title to date but I was unsure of how to better convey the message of no entering the new 4 Choices! Appreciation Medal Gift Dungeon without understanding what it entails.

This is because this special Gift Dungeon will award players with one Appreciation Medal that can be Monster Exchanged for various 7-star Godfest Exclusives. The catch is players can only clear one of these dungeons along with the dungeon names not actually telling you what possible card their respective Appreciation Medal can be Exchanged for. Also, once one has been cleared, there is no undo button and you are stuck with your current choice.

With this in mind, I would like to take this time to elaborate on my own thought process of which Appreciation Medal should be pursued along with what each one can be Monster Exchanged for.

Just be aware that we have 90 days to clear this dungeon which means you have time to sit and ponder this decision. Furthermore, this dungeon also awards a sizable amount of in game Coins so bring a bonus Coin drop leader if possible.

Official post can be found HERE.

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10 Magic Stone Super Godfest + Sophie Debut Nov 30 – Dec 2

Introduction

Monday features yet another 10 Magic Stone Super Godfest that features the brand new Godfest Exclusive, Sophie along with all the cards who gained new evolutions in the past Update.

This means the Legendary Heroes who have received Pixels forms  such as Pixel Napoleon will be available for the first time in over a year. As such, players have the opportunity to acquire tremendously powerful Killer solutions that may have been otherwise missing from their Monster Box.

With that being said, this Super Godfest features the base 33% chance of rolling any Godfest Exclusive along with two Samurai 3 cards at 1.5% each. As such, if you already have the Legendary Heroes, this Super Godfest may be less appealing.

Video commentary

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Rolling line up

7* GFE (1.5% each, 16.5% total)
 
6* GFE (1.5% each, 16.5% total)
3370 3414 3416 3268
Samurai 3 (1.5% each, 3% total) (icon shows Weapon)
Legendary Heroes (2% each, 10% total)
Pantheon cards (1.54% each, 53.9% total)

Base Sophie


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November 25 New Evolutions – MA Raijin, Fujin, & More

Introduction

One wonderful aspect of PAD is how older cards receive new evolutions that can completely overhaul their kit and allows them to become top-tier monsters.

As such, players should never sell or Trade away their only copy of a given card because there is always the chance it will receive a new and powerful evolution in the future.

This holds true for the latest batch of new evolutions as Raijin has now become a tremendously valuable card due to her potent Leader Skill and personal damage. While Raijin is one of the stars of this new wave of cards, there are several others worth pursuing and this article will highlight the strengths and weaknesses for the new Evolutions found within this update.

Official GHNA post can be found HERE.

Video commentary


New Evolutions

Raijin

Pros
Cons
  • Significant personal damage
    • 3 7c 45 & 3 TPA TPA
    • Huge ATK stat
    • Can use Zaerog Weapon
  • Low cooldown active
    • Unlocks board
    • Board changer
    • ATK debuff overwriter
  • Powerful Leader Skill
    • High Effective HP
    • Easy to activate
    • High damage output
  • Favourable Fasca pairing
    • 3 / 288 / 4/  43.75% / FUA / 7×6
  • Restricted to Attackers
    • Offset by strong pool available
  • 18 SB Skill Boost needed to Transform Fasca

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8th Anniversary Festival! Survey Reward Egg Machine

Introduction

The votes have been tabulated and the winners have been announced for the 8th Anniversary Festival! Survey Reward Egg Machine.

This is a special one-time gift pull where players will be awarded one of the five most voted Pantheon cards for free. I always love free stuff but sadly, this event does not feature a separate Egg Machine to continue pulling from this event and you will have to hope you pull the card you actually want from your one free pull.

On the other hand, all of the featured cards are highly relevant for a variety of teams and I wish to highlight each of their uses.

Video commentary


Winners & Commentary

If you find yourself with multiple copies of any of these cards, one possible use can be having several copies with different Latents as we cannot easily change/swap them between a single card.

For example, if you owned only 1 Diaochan , you may want to have one of them using a Poison Surge and the other with Jammer Surge depending on the dungeon at hand. Continue reading 8th Anniversary Festival! Survey Reward Egg Machine

5 Magic Stone Thanksgiving Godfest + Yurisha Debut Nov. 13 – 15

Introduction

Friday marks the start of a special 5-Magic Stone Godfest where players will have a 20% chance of rolling any Godfest Exclusive and 80% chance for a Pantheon card.

While these are lower rates when directly compared to a Super Godfests, one must remember that Super Godfests have double the Magic Stone cost and a 33% chance for a GFE.

This means players can enjoy 2 rolls for the same price with a 20% chance of hitting a GFE each time. Furthermore, newer players will be able to acquire more Pantheon cards with greater ease as many of them will still be meaningful to their Monster Box’s development.

With that being said, this Godfest features less collateral benefits compared to Super Godfests as all rolls only come with 55 Pluses along with the Pantheon cards being less Evolved.

For a brand new player, this may be a slight turn off as it was possible to potentially roll a ready-made team from Super Godfests. On the other hand, Pluses and Evolution materials will be plentiful at some point and the Magic Stone discount is always meaningful.

Finally, this Godfest will also feature the debut of the brand new Godfest Exclusive, Yurisha .

Video commentary

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Rolling line up

7* GFE (1% each, 6% total)
   
7* GFE (0.5% each, 4% total)
6* GFE (1% each, 6% total)
Blodin
6* GFE (0.5% each, 4% total)
3268 Scheat Eschamali
Pantheon cards (1.45% each, 79.75% total)

Yurisha


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King of Fighters Review and Analysis – November 2020

Introduction

The King of Fighters Collab returns to North America after a prolong absence. This means that all cards have received various buffs along with new evolutions.

In fact, each card has at least 3 different forms they can pursue which does give more flexibility to a given card. Sadly, none feature Weapon Assists along with painfully low Weighted Stats at the 5-star rarity which comprises 82.5% of the rolling pool.

While this does mean that players have a much higher chance at a top rarity card compared to most other Collabs, the bottom rarity does not offer much to even a modestly developed Monster Box. As such, if you are truly interested in any of the top rarity cards, it would be best to utilize the Monster Exchange system.

Regardless of this, this article will outline the pros and cons for each card to give players a better understanding of what to expect in the King of Fighters Collab Rare Egg Machine.

Video commentary

—video coming Monday—

Overview

King of Fighters Collab REM Pros & Cons – November 2020
Pros
Cons
  • 17.5% chance for any 6-star card
  • Each card has 3+ evolutions
    • Grants more flexibility
  • 5 Magic Stones to roll
  • Big rolling pool
    • Harder to roll dupes
  • 5-star cards are lackluster
    • None bring any true value to modestly developed Boxes
    • Comprise 82.5% of the rolling pool
  • No Weapon Assists
  • Poor event to roll in
    • Best to just Monster Exchange
King of Fighters Collab REM Rarities
6-Star Base
(17.5% total)

5-Star Base
(82.5% total)

King of Fighters Collab REM – November 2020
S
A
B
C
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show Base form

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

Continue reading King of Fighters Review and Analysis – November 2020