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June Bride REM Review and Analysis

Introduction

The June Bride returns to North America and despite the pretty dresses and coming during the correct month, it is a lackluster event.

This is because it is a tremendously old Seasonal REM which means many of these cards are several years old. Furthermore, the bottom rarities seldom receive meaningful buffs and it is hard to keep up with years of Powercreep.

With this in mind, I would be hesitant in spending Stones in this event as you are incredibly likely to roll something disappointing from a value/usability point of view.

Regardless, this article will outline the pros and cons for each card within the June Bride event to give players a better understanding of what each monster can do.

Video commentary

—video coming Monday—

Overview

June Bride Pros & Cons – June 26, 2020
Pros
Cons
  • Pretty outfits for your favourite cards
  • Comes in June
  • One of the worst machines overall
  • Little value throughout
  • 4-6* are uninspiring and comprise 78.8% of the rolling pool
  • Only 9* have Weapon Assists
June Bride REM
9 Star base
(2% total)
8 Star base
(6% total)
 
7 Star base
(13.2% total)
W Satsilo 
6 Star base
(18% total)
W Ra W Bastet
5 Star base
(36.48% total)
W Akechi W Ruka W Kano F
4 Star base
(24.32% total)
W Sopdet W Iza
June Bride REM Rankings – June 26, 2020
S
A
B    W Satsilo W Ra
C W Bastet W Akechi
D W Ruka W Kano F W Sopdet W Iza

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

Bottom rarity quick summary

The bottom rarity should be the main motivation to roll in an event and here is a brief summary showcasing their awakenings and/or Weapon Assists if applicable. Awakenings in (brackets) are Super Awakenings.

These comprise almost 25% of your rolls

  • W Sopdet TPA Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist +light orb +light orb Light reduction Light reduction Light reduction – D
  • W Iza +light orb +light orb +light orb +light orb +light orb Dark Reduction Dark Reduction Dark Reduction Skill Boost – D

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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

–video coming soon–

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
S
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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Dragonbound & Dragon Caller REM Review and Analysis – August 2019

Introduction

The Dragonbound & Dragon Caller (DBDC) Rare Egg Machine returns to North America on Monday, August 26 and comes with small buffs all around but introduces three new cards (plus a new evolution). This may feel a little frustrating as most of the older/lower rarity cards received no additional love which may lower their overall usability. With that being said, the Dragonbound & Dragon Caller event is still a high value event for players who have never/barely rolled.

This is because the 5-star (lowest rarity) is home to some wonderfully powerful cards that may be challenging to replicate elsewhere. They may not be as unique/powerful compared to their initial debut, but they are still worth pursuing for most players and help make nearly every roll have some value. 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.

With being said, 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.

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. On the other hand, for players who have rolled in the past 4 events, the chances of rolling something new are quite low, and this event 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

DBDC Pros & Cons – March 15, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Virtually every card is valuable
  • Most 5-stars are worth pursuing
    • Triple Killers
  • High weighted stats all around
  • Cards tend to be highly specialized
    • Great at their niche
  • Little buffs to older/lower rarity cards
  • Duplicates beyond 2 are seldom needed
  • 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 – August 23, 2019
S     
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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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
S    
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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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