Another week of Gungho JP stuffing Collabs down our throats! If you’re an NA Puzzle and Dragons player, then read on for my quick PAD Island Beach REM recommendations below:
PAD Island REM (NA)
I didn’t have a detailed post prepared for PAD Island for when JP got it, but it should be somewhat obvious as to the lack of value the REM gives. I’ll start with the positives:
Beach Veroah currently sits at Tier 3 on our Puzzle and Dragons JP Aggregate Tier list. Has a ridiculous leader skill: Dual Veroah has 4x HP and 324x ATK, +4 second move time, and +6 combos for matching 9+ connected Water orbs. Downside is she’s orb hungry; hopefully that 4x HP can buffer you enough to charge your skills or get a better board. Decent card overall, but at only 1% rate from the Beach REM or trading 5 7* GFE for it makes her not worth chasing for. Unless you’ve claimed her as your waifu already.
Beach Barbara & Julie recently received an Ultimate Evolution, giving her huge buffs to her Leader skill. Increased to 256x ATK at max, and healing is no longer a problem, as she gets 4x RCV (dual B&J) for matching fire + water. Definitely better than Beach Veroah in this regard, they currently sit at Tier 2 on the Aggregate List. Can be worth chasing for by either rolling and/or trading in 4 eligible 6* cards, depending on your box.
The other 3 8* (Beach Yog, Eschamali, and Fujin) are now nice trophies at this point, or trade food for Barbara & Julie. 8* rates total at 6%.
As for notable 7*, it has the new Beach Idun and Idunna (decent base/active skill), and Beach Sonia possibly for ranking, totalling at 4%.
The rest aren’t worth mentioning as you’ll either have plenty of from rolling in the previous years, or they’re shadowed by other more accessible cards.
In total you’re looking at 1 + 6 + 4 = 11% max, for a “good” roll. Don’t chase for Beach Veroah. Barbara & Julie can be worth if you want to finally pick her up and have the subs + Assists for. But in general, I would steer clear of this REM this year.
Power Pros Collab REM (JP only)
Power Pros Baseball Collab returns to JP for this week only. The 6* cards and buffs aren’t bad, but aren’t good enough to chase for. I can potentially see some cards hitting Tier 4 or even Tier 3 for the PAD JP Aggregate List, but is it really worth rolling page full of Gold eggs for?
Gungho has been hitting us with Collabs left and right, and we haven’t had a nice infusion of stones in a long while. This Collab for me is a hard pass.
Duel Masters Collab (JP only, past)
Duel Masters Collab “DMC” ran for 1 week, last week. And just like Power Pros, it wasn’t particularly anything special. Some good cards, tons of bad cards. I hope you didn’t roll more than the free roll.
Gungho Collab 7-stone REM (JP/NA)
Currently running until the end of the month for the Puzzle and Dragons JP server. Can expect NA to get it soon.
Gungho revived this collab by introducing a ton of new Chrono:MaGia and Summons Board cards into PAD. Also, all previous 5* are removed. Now this Collab has 100% diamond rates. The better 7* diamonds come out at ~30%, which is actually pretty good.
However, just by skimming through, it’s obvious that not all 7* will be useful. I’m pretty disappointed they didn’t give any of the new cards Assist Evos, nor buff the old 7* enough.
Take a look for yourself, credits to the PADX team as usual
So, while the rates seem great, I wouldn’t necessarily roll away all your stones. With the large array of cards, you’re going to have to do your homework and evaluate which cards will benefit your current team or potential to make new teams.
This collab REM gets a 50/50 from me, rather than the “passes” from Beach, Power Pros, and Duel Masters.
In other news…
7* Ina is pretty much solidified as the dark row queen with FUA, at Tier 1 on Aggregate List.
“Trumpet Haku” Phenom pairs with Ina, so she’s rising on the list as well.
Coco Felkena and Onoda, two leaders that also have built in FUA to their leader skill, are also rising.
Beach Barbara & Julie beats out Beach Veroah in the rankings despite Veroah being a much bigger chase.
When is our 100 free stones Gungho?
DISCLAIMER: (quoted from SetsuPAD)
On all current and future Aggregate/Tier lists: “Don’t take these ratings as fact; I encourage you to simply take them as a starting point for discussion to figure out which leads are actually the best for your specific situation.”
Cards you own that are not on these Tier Lists are not automatically non-viable, and cards you own that are on these Tier Lists are not automatically viable.
These tier lists pretty much assume BEST and OPTIMAL subs (often hard-to-acquire GFEs/collab cards) tackling hard dungeons (3-Player Rushes, Alt Arena, Arena 4, etc.) Therefore, their uses largely depend on your box, your progression in PAD, and personal puzzling + comboing skills.
JP Aggregate Leader List
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