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New Year REM Review and Analysis

Introduction

The New Year REM is returning to mark the Lunar New Year and this time, there will hopefully be no Monkeying around as this is the year of the Rooster. To mark this festive occasion, GungHo has released several new cards along with buffs to preexisting monsters.

Overall, the NY Collab is quite powerful as it does offer value at essentially every rarity bracket, but it does fall short to the standard that Bleach set. Regardless, the cards available may be of substantial value for many players and whether you choose to roll or not will come down to how much these cards can benefits your teams/box.

All players above rank 50 will receive 1 free pull on the New Year Rare Egg Machine.

Video commentary

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Rolls overview

New Year Rare Egg Machine Overview
8 star rolls 3418 2533 2534
7 star rolls 2537 2536
6 star rolls 2535
5 star rolls 3419 2574 LD Hanzo
4 star rolls 2539 2540 2541 2542 3420

8 star rolls

NY Yomi
3418
God / Balance
4,372 HP / 1,536 ATK / 205 RCV
813 Total
+light orb Time Extend Time Extend Skill Lock Resist +light orb Skill Boost Time Extend +light orb 45

Active Skill:
Enhance all orbs
+5 seconds to orb movement time for 3 turns
8 turn Cooldown

Leader Skill:
4x ATK for matched ATT when erasing 5 orbs with 1 enhanced. 2.5x ATK & 25% damage reduction when reaching 6+ combos
100x ATK / 43.75% damage reduction
Effective: 1.78x HP / 100x ATK / 1.78x RCV

Pros Cons
  • 100x ATK
  • 43.75% damage reduction
  • 45 2x ATK for Yomi with 7+ combos
  • Ample time extend
  • Can overcome combo shields
  • Flexible team building
  • Some damage control
  • Must make 6+ combos for shield
  • Deals 6.25x ATK to gain shield
  • Vulnerable to binds
  • Stalling is not as practical on fragile bosses
  • Must have an enhanced orb
  • Weak base active
  • Low sub value
Impressions

New Year’s Yomi is everything I could ever want for Awoken Yomi’s Awoken Yomi future reincarnated evolution as it preserves the fun 5o1e combo leader that is capable of dealing amazing burst damage along with defensive capabilities. Continue reading New Year REM Review and Analysis

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11 Million Downloads Celebration Godfest Review and Analysis

Godfest basics

When making the decision to roll or save your magic stones, you need to determine if the featured pantheons can benefit or compliment your teams. Chasing for one specific monster is unwise as you will most likely be disappointed and should ideally have Godfests that overlap with many target cards. Remember all monsters that come out of the REM will qualify for Skill Inheritance so do not be too hasty when selling dupes. For a more detailed team building help, please refer to my full list Popular Leader’s and their Full Sub List Post. Lastly, to find more information about a specific pantheon or monster, refer to my Master List to better refine your search. If you are considering to purchase a Four Gentlemen card, please read my Review and Comparison HERE.


Introduction

To mark the 11 million downloads in North America, GungHo is throwing a modestly more special Godfest to mark this occasion. We have been experiencing 4x GFE for quite some time now and with only a smattering of 5x to try and entice us. However, these increased rates do not appear to be any more special than Godfests of old due to the significantly larger REM pool. It is my understanding (I could be wrong) that with each new pantheon (or GFE) added, the rates to roll a particular card go down. Thus, the increased rates are merely there to keep abreast with this “inflation.”

Regardless, this Godfest features a reasonable line up along with +33 to each roll (+11 to each stat).

2916 Gala of Flame Silk
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Day 1
Heroes Egyptian 2
Bankai Yamato Bankai Andro Bankai Perseus Wukong bankai Awoken Pandora Set Nut Osiris Hathor Nephthys
GFE
 Kali Dark Kali Red Sonia Blue Sonia Green Sonia Eschamali Scheat Australis
 Ult Tsubaki Ult Sumire Ult Kaede Fenrir Viz Fenrir Kanna 3268 Baby Satsuki
 Gremory Ronove 2991 2993 2997 Sherias Roots Sherias Balboa
Baldin




Day 2
Norse Sengoku
Freyr I&I Awoken Freyja Thor Awoken Loki 3101 3103 3105 3107 d-d-akechi
GFE
Urd Skuld ult evo Verd Metatron dtron Ryune Saria Sylvie
Ult Zuoh Ilm Sherias Roots Sherias Baldin Balboa Ronove 2991
2993 2997 Gremory Gadius Typhon rodin Blodin Green Odin
3268

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Day 1

Day 1 features both the powerful Heroes pantheon and poorly aging Egyptian 2. Continue reading 11 Million Downloads Celebration Godfest Review and Analysis

Cosmic Getaway Godfest: Greco-Roman 2, Mechanical 1 & 2, and Hero Gods Review and Analysis

When making the decision to roll or save your magic stones, you need to determine if the featured pantheons can benefit or compliment your teams. Chasing for one specific monster is unwise as you will most likely be disappointed and should ideally have Godfests that overlap with many target cards. Remember all monsters that come out of the REM will qualify for Skill Inheritance so do not be too hasty when selling dupes. For a more detailed team building help, please refer to my full list Popular Leader’s and their Full Sub List Post. Lastly, to find more information about a specific pantheon or monster, refer to my Master List to better refine your search.


The Cosmic Getaway Godfest introduces the new Godfest Exclusive cards Sherias Sherias and Baldin Baldin. These two formidable dragons bring both stunning art and new utility for a variety of teams. I will be creating a separate posting detailing their uses so stay tuned/check back over the weekend. Outside of the two new cards, the featured gods and select GFE will appear at a 3x rate. It is a shame GungHo is featuring the newly Awoken Greco-Roman 2 gods with the lacklustre Mechanical 2 series. However, day 2 is more promising as the Mechanical 1 is gaining more viability on mono colour teams and the Hero pantheon are still the heros that their name implies.

Water Gala of the Tides Water
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Day 1
Greco-Roman 2 Mechanical 2
Awoken Ares A Hermes Awoken Artemis Awoken Apollo Awoken Persephone Denebola Acubens Algedi Alcyone Hamal
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Day 2
Hero Mechanical 1
Bankai Yamato Bankai Andro Bankai Perseus Wukong bankai Awoken Pandora Antares Alrescha Spica Pollux Castor

Day 1:

The Greco-Roman 2 are renown for their double orb changer active that converts two different elements into their primary colour. This is fantastic for teams who wish to flood the board with their desired colour and generally is best on row based teams. With the introduction of their awoken evolutions, players now have a tough decision to make as each evolution offers different benefits.

On the other hand, the Mechanical 2 series are one of the newer pantheons and feature monsters who have a hard time fitting in due to a lack of synergy. Only Hamal Hamal can be effectively used at the moment and it would be best to avoid rolling for this pantheon until more cards are released or the jammer meta is more solidified. Lastly, none of the Mechanical 2 Gods have an ultimate evolution and may not for some time.
Continue reading Cosmic Getaway Godfest: Greco-Roman 2, Mechanical 1 & 2, and Hero Gods Review and Analysis

Greco-Roman 2, Three Kingdoms, Greco-Roman 1, and Hero God Pantheon Analysis

Refer to the Master List for directory to the other pantheons and their analysis.

Take a look at my Popular Leaders and their Full Sub List post for inspiration on team building ideas. If contemplating on purchasing a MP Dragon, please check out my Monster Point Dragon Purchasing Check-list Guide.

Keep in mind all of the following monsters qualify for Skill Inheritance so do not be too hasty in selling dupes.

Greco-Roman 2

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 Ares
Ares
God / Physical
TPA Skill Boost Blind Resist
Fire Row Skill Lock Resist Fire Row
Fire Row

Heart Water Arrow Fire
8 turn CD
Ares is one hot fire team sub and was once crowned the title of highest ATK base stats in the game. However, time has seen his place shifted around to his current form of a fire row Fire Row powerhouse. Furthermore, with his god typing, he makes an incredible Shiva Dragon Shiva D sub. Unfortunately, Ares is unable to be as well utilized on other top fire teams such as Awoken Shiva Shiva or Gadius Gadius as he will either create too many fire orbs and prevent sufficient combos or remove heart orbs.

On the bright side for Awoken Shiva Shiva teams, Ares just had an Awoken Evolution announced Awoken Ares. This will grant him Devil / Attacker typing and causing him to become TPA TPA oriented with massive base attack and an enhanced fire skyfall active in conjunction with double orb change. This is also great news for Raoh teams as the double orb change helps flood the board with fire orbs. Unfortunately, this will remove his presence on Shiva Dragon Shiva D teams so exercise caution before committing. I will also do his own special post comparing his evolutions at a later date.

Hermes
Hermes
God / Attacker
Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost Skill Boost
Water Row TPA Water Row
Water Row
—-
BL Hermes
God / Physical
Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost Skill Boost
Water Row Devil killer Water Row

Green Heart Arrow Water
8 turn CD
—-
Awoken Hermes
Awoken Hermes
Devil / Attacker
Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost Skill Boost
Water Row Water Row TPA
blue + orb blue + orb
—-
Green Heart Arrow Water + 2 turn water skyfall
8 turn CD
Hermes is one of the few monsters that has 3 unique and powerful options for evolution trees (which I will be covering in a more extensive post). The decision of which evolution boils down to the type of leader you are using.

  • B/D Hermes is best on Neptune Dragon Neptune Dragon teams
  • B/L  BL Hermes is a physical Blue Sonia Blue Sonia sub (or Neptune Dragon Neptune Dragon )
  • Awoken Awoken Hermes for every other water team except for Neptune Dragon Neptune Dragon and Blue Sonia Blue Sonia

Regardless of which evolution path you choose, all the Hermi (Hermeses?) are outstanding mono water team subs on row Water Row based teams as his active overflows the board with your desired water orbs and can be combo-ed with nearly every full board changer to generate a 2/3 water board.

Please read my Hermes Evolution Comparison Post for a more detailed examination of which path is best for you.

Awoken Artemis
Awoken Artemis
Attacker/ Devil
TPA Skill Boost Blind Resist
Wood Row Enhanced Wood Orb Skill Lock Resist
 TPA Enhanced Wood Orb
—-
Fire Heart Arrow Green + 2 turn wood skyfall
8 turn CD
—-
Artemis
God / Attacker
TPA Skill Boost Blind Resist
Wood Row Skill Lock Resist Wood Row
Wood Row
—-
Fire Heart Arrow Green
8 turn CD
Artemis is still in an awkward position even with her branched evolution tree. Her double orb changer is similar to Australis Australis and Liu Bei Liu Bei , but she cannot as easily be placed on any team as both those counterparts do their job better.

Australis Australis has 5 Wood Row awakenings and a more powerful active as her skyfall buff lasts for 4 turns. Liu Bei Liu Bei has 3 TPA TPA awakenings and by default hits harder (maybe the skyfall mechanic negates this). Regardless, playing Artemis on a TPA oriented combo team such as Awoken Bastet Bastet is problematic due to overflowing the board with too many wood orbs and potentially causing you to be unable to form 7+ combos required for full leader skill activation. You can arguably use Awoken Artemis  as a leader on her own to form a 4x HP / 16x ATK team but must work around awkwardly matching water and wood orbs.

However, one thing Awoken Artemis shines at is being an Awoken Astaroth Astaroth sub as her team is normally quite restrictive in their sub choices.

Please read my Artemis Evolution Comparison Post for a more detailed examination of which path is best for you.

 

Apollo
Apollo (blue)
God / Attacker
+heart +heart TPA
Skill Boost TPA Light Row
Light Row
—-
Heart Dark  Arrow Light
8 turn CD
—-
Awoken Apollo
Awoken Apollo
Healer / Attacker
+heart +heart TPA
Skill Boost +light orb TPA
Skill Lock Resist +light orb
—-
Heart Dark  Arrow Light + 2 turn light skyfall
8 turn CD
L/B Apollo Apollo (blue) is a fantastic light row Light Row sub for Saria Saria / Thor Thor teams as his active floods the board with numerous light orbs and almost always ensures you can manufacture 2 unique rows. Furthermore, his dual orb changing capabilities allow him to combo with most full board changers. Unfortunately, a lack of SBR Skill Lock Resist or time extend Time Extend diminish his utility value.

On the other hand, Awoken Apollo Awoken Apollo is quite the horny and majestic unicorn (seriously, his art is just mind-boggling) and appears to have less synergy with most teams as he lost his row enhances. The strange part of the entire Greco-Roman pantheon’s active favours row formation due to flooding the board with their respective colour. Regardless, Awoken Apollo gains the healer typing and opens options to be used on Awoken Ama Amate , Light Metatron Metatron , and Light Zhuge Liang Light Zhuge Liang teams. In addition, the new wood typing means Awoken Sakuya Sakuya teams do not need to bring a wood sub and may ease team building. Of course, the overflow of light orbs may make it problematic to adequately combo, but can be used after Light Kali Kali ‘s active to ensure a more combo friendly board. Furthermore, the enhanced skyfall mechanic may add lethal amounts of additional damage.

Please read my Apollo Evolution Comparison Post for a more detailed examination of which path is best for you.

Persephone
Persephone
God / Healer
+heart +heart TPA
Skill Boost TPA Dark row
Dark row
—-
D.R Persephone
God / Devil
+heart +heart TPA
Skill Boost God Killer Skill Lock Resist

—-

Heart Light Arrow Dark
8 turn CD
—-
Persephone was far prettier in her dark/fire D.R Persephone form and is only evolved to dark/wood because of the additional awakenings and most notably 2 Dark row . In addition, the 2 +heart awakenings add significant increase to healing that should not be overlooked. Furthermore, the enhanced heal orbs will be converted into enhanced dark orbs. Row based teams love actives that can flood the board with dark orbs and D/G  Persephone is an amazing candidate. Main drawback are a lack of Skill Lock Resist awakening and may place constraints on team building along with no devil typing. This changes with the D.R Persephone evolution at the cost of 2 Dark row and TPA.

However, Awoken PersephoneAwoken Persephone was just announced in JP and brings yet another tough decision to make in terms of viable evolution paths. I will be making a special follow up post at a future date with her pros and cons, but I will just leave you with her becoming Attacker / Devil typing and being orb enhance Dark Orb Enhance and TPA TPA reliant.

Continue reading Greco-Roman 2, Three Kingdoms, Greco-Roman 1, and Hero God Pantheon Analysis

PAX East Godfest Analysis and Pantheon Breakdown

My breakdown and analysis of all the featured pantheons for the PAX East godfest. For a more detailed team building help, please refer to my full list HERE.

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Day 1
Greco-Roman 2 Three Kingdoms
Ares Hermes Awoken Artemis Apollo (blue) Persephone Cao Cao Sun Quan Liu Bei DQXQ LL Lu Bu
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Day 2
Greco-Roman 1 Hero
Minerva Neptune Awoken Ceres Venus Awoken Hades Bankai Yamato Bankai Andro Bankai Perseus Wukong bankai Awoken Pandora

Day 1:

Day 1 features some of the most powerful subs in Puzzle and Dragons who bring a mixture of utility and sheer power in their actives and awakenings. The Greco-Roman 2 all have amazing double orb changer that convert 2 other orbs into their primary colour. Furthermore, their entire pantheon is in the process of receiving Awoken Evolutions which push their base stats and actives into new territory by granting them an enhanced skyfall mechanic for 2 turns. Furthermore, all of the Greco-Roman 2 monsters have 2+ viable evolution paths so their flexibility is unsurpassed. The Three Kingdoms have more diversified actives that fulfil many roles and with the new awakenings buff, some have 2 viable evolutions. In addition, DQ DQXQ LL will be reunited with her sister to form a newly announced Awoken evolution that caps at 100x damage. Overall a great day to roll if you are looking to bolster your mono colour teams.

Greco-Roman 2
jjjjjjjjMonsterjjjjjjjjj  Notes
 Ares
Ares
God / Physical
TPA Skill Boost Blind Resist
Fire Row Skill Lock Resist Fire Row
Fire Row

Heart Water Arrow Fire
8 turn CD
Ares is one hot fire team sub and was once crowned the title of highest ATK base stats in the game. However, time has seen his place shifted around to his current form of a fire row Fire Row powerhouse. Furthermore, with his god typing, he makes an incredible Shiva Dragon Shiva D sub. Unfortunately, Ares is unable to be as well utilized on other top fire teams such as Awoken Shiva Shiva or Gadius Gadius as he will either create too many fire orbs and prevent sufficient combos or remove heart orbs.

On the bright side for Awoken Shiva Shiva teams, Ares just had an Awoken Evolution announced (no icon yet). This will grant him Devil / Attacker typing and causing him to become TPA TPA oriented with massive base attack and an enhanced fire skyfall active in conjunction with double orb change. This is also great news for Raoh teams as the double orb change helps flood the board with fire orbs. Unfortunately, this will remove his presence on Shiva Dragon Shiva D teams so exercise caution before committing. I will also do his own special post comparing his evolutions at a later date.

Hermes
Hermes
God / Attacker
Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost
Skill Boost
Water Row TPA Water Row
Water Row
—-
BL Hermes
God / Physical
Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost
Skill Boost
Water Row Devil killer Water Row

Green Heart Arrow Water
8 turn CD
—-
Awoken Hermes
Awoken Hermes
Devil / Attacker
Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost Skill Boost
Water Row Water Row TPA
blue + orb blue + orb
—-
Green Heart Arrow Water + 2 turn water skyfall
8 turn CD
Hermes is one of the few monsters that has 3 unique and powerful options for evolution trees (which I will be covering in a more extensive post). The decision of which evolution boils down to the type of leader you are using.

  • B/D Hermes is best on Neptune Dragon Neptune Dragon teams
  • B/L  BL Hermes is a physical Blue Sonia Blue Sonia sub (or Neptune Dragon Neptune Dragon )
  • Awoken Awoken Hermes for every other water team except for Neptune Dragon Neptune Dragon and Blue Sonia Blue Sonia

Regardless of which evolution path you choose, all the Hermi (Hermeses?) are outstanding mono water team subs on row Water Row based teams as his active overflows the board with your desired water orbs and can be combo-ed with nearly every full board changer to generate a 2/3 water board.

Awoken Artemis
Awoken Artemis
Attacker/ Devil
TPA Skill Boost Blind Resist
Wood Row Enhanced Wood Orb Skill Lock Resist
 TPA
Enhanced Wood Orb
—-
Fire Heart Arrow Green + 2 turn wood skyfall
8 turn CD
—-
Artemis
God / Attacker
TPA Skill Boost Blind Resist
Wood Row Skill Lock Resist Wood Row
Wood Row
—-
Fire Heart Arrow Green
8 turn CD
Artemis is still in an awkward position even with her branched evolution tree. Her double orb changer is similar to Australis Australis and Liu Bei Liu Bei , but she cannot as easily be placed on any team as both those counterparts do their job better.

Australis Australis has 5 Wood Row awakenings and a more powerful active as her skyfall buff lasts for 4 turns. Liu Bei Liu Bei has 3 TPA TPA awakenings and by default hits harder (maybe the skyfall mechanic negates this). Regardless, playing Artemis on a TPA oriented combo team such as Awoken Bastet Bastet is problematic due to overflowing the board with too many wood orbs and potentially causing you to be unable to form 7+ combos required for full leader skill activation. You can arguably use Awoken Artemis Awoken Artemis as a leader on her own to form a 4x HP / 16x ATK team but must work around awkwardly matching water and wood orbs.

However, one thing Awoken Artemis Awoken Artemis shines at is being an Awoken Astaroth Astaroth sub as her team is normally quite restrictive in their sub choices.

For further reading as to which Artemis evolution is best for you, please read my full analysis HERE.

 

Apollo
Apollo (blue)
God / Attacker
+heart +heart TPA
Skill Boost TPA Light Row
Light Row
—-
Heart Dark  Arrow Light
8 turn CD
—-
Awoken Apollo
Awoken Apollo
Healer / Attacker
+heart +heart TPA
Skill Boost +light orb TPA
Skill Lock Resist +light orb
—-
Heart Dark  Arrow Light + 2 turn light skyfall
8 turn CD
L/B Apollo Apollo (blue) is a fantastic light row Light Row sub for Saria Saria / Thor Thor teams as his active floods the board with numerous light orbs and almost always ensures you can manufacture 2 unique rows. Furthermore, his dual orb changing capabilities allow him to combo with most full board changers. Unfortunately, a lack of SBR Skill Lock Resist or time extend Time Extend diminish his utility value.

On the other hand, Awoken Apollo Awoken Apollo is quite the horny and majestic unicorn (seriously, his art is just mind-boggling) and appears to have less synergy with most teams as he lost his row enhances. The strange part of the entire Greco-Roman pantheon’s active favours row formation due to flooding the board with their respective colour. Regardless, Awoken Apollo gains the healer typing and opens options to be used on Awoken Ama Amate , Light Metatron Metatron , and Light Zhuge Liang Light Zhuge Liang teams. In addition, the new wood typing means Awoken Sakuya Sakuya teams do not need to bring a wood sub and may ease team building. Of course, the overflow of light orbs may make it problematic to adequately combo, but can be used after Light Kali Kali ‘s active to ensure a more combo friendly board. Furthermore, the enhanced skyfall mechanic may add lethal amounts of additional damage.

Persephone
Persephone
God / Healer
+heart +heart TPA
Skill Boost TPA Dark row
Dark row
—-
D.R Persephone
God / Devil
+heart +heart TPA
Skill Boost God Killer Skill Lock Resist

—-

Heart Light Arrow Dark
8 turn CD
—-
Persephone was far prettier in her dark/fire D.R Persephone form and is only evolved to dark/wood because of the additional awakenings and most notably 2 Dark row . In addition, the 2 +heart awakenings add significant increase to healing that should not be overlooked. Furthermore, the enhanced heal orbs will be converted into enhanced dark orbs. Row based teams love actives that can flood the board with dark orbs and Persephone is an amazing candidate. Main drawback are a lack of Skill Lock Resist awakening and may place constraints on team building along with no devil typing. This changes with the D.R Persephone evolution at the cost of 2 Dark row and TPA .

However, Awoken Persephone (no icon at the moment) was just announced in JP and brings yet another tough decision to make in terms of viable evolution paths. I will be making a special follow up post at a future date with her pros and cons, but I will just leave you with her becoming Attacker / Devil typing and being orb enhance Dark Orb Enhance and TPA TPA reliant.

Continue reading PAX East Godfest Analysis and Pantheon Breakdown