In this week, JP takes a minor break from the back-to-back Collab REMs we’ve been having. Only Monster Hunter is running currently, of which I will detail my thoughts below.
NA Puzzle and Dragons server has Dragon Bound / Dragon Caller REM until the end of this week. I know I am a week late to the party, but if you’re still debating on rolling and/or have stones left over, look out for my brief summary below as well!
The PAD JP Aggregate Leader List sees Tifa reaching Tier 1. 7×6 Lead and pairing probably with Karin Shindou (Dark Color) mostly. I personally think she is a little squishy with no shield and only 2.25x HP, but hey what do I know?
Finally, as a foreword for all my current and future REM reviews:
“My REM reviews are of my opinion only; and just like the JP Aggregate Tier Lists, should only serve as a base and suggestion. You are encouraged to look at your own box, your needs, and the REM rates to try and formulate your own strategy. And finally, my reviews are mostly aimed towards Non-IAP to slight IAP players, as means to make better use of their stones. “
Monster Hunter REM (JP)
It’s the 4th time Monster Hunter has come around to the JP server. This time around, no major buffs were introduced. However, 2 new 7* and 1 new 6* are added into the REM: 7* Velkhana, Alatreon, and 6* Rajang.
Alatreon is a pretty decent 7*; tanky 4x HP/RCV, but quite orb hungry to reach a max multiplier of only 324x. Good awakenings and short active. Better subbing potential than leading. Assist Evo form has 4 poison resists, but active is too short as an Assist (at only 11 turns at S.Lv 1). Not a must have.
Velkhana on the other hand is a capable lead. Currently sitting at Tier 3 on the PAD JP Aggregate Leader list, he is very tanky, sitting at 4x HP and a dual 35% shield when healing 100,000+ with heart orbs. 100k+ might seem a little daunting, but having subs like Mizutsune helps a lot with its 3x RCV AS. Overall an easy lead to play with, and an even better lead with the shield. Decent Assist Evo form with a long active, but not a must have.
Rajang is an interesting 6* addition. The strongest nuke thus far with 500x light nuke, useful in farming teams. Easy to play and hard hitting as a 7×6 lead. A whopping 4300 ATK with everything maxed, and 25x ATK when reaching 10+ combos by himself (2 10-combo awakenings). Personally haven’t played, but he’s a huge damage stick in 7×6 teams, easily surpassing Zela and the likes. However, a poor active skill that’s “only” useful in farming.
As for my verdict on rolling, it depends how much you’ve rolled in the last 3 times Monster Hunter has come around. If you have most of the 6* already and like 4 or more of the 7*, I would definitely stay away. 10-stone per roll only to get dupes is too expensive.
However, if you’re new or don’t have over half of the MH cards, this REM is worth it for the Assist Evo equips and a chance at some very good 7* leads.
If you’re in the middle ground of the scenarios above, then it’s ultimately up to you if you want to gamble. (I personally belong to the 1st scenario, rolled 3 times and got 2 non-dupe 7*, but you can end up with way worse). Finally, no it’s not worth trading for any of the cards unless you somehow end up with 4+ 7* MH dupes.
Dragonbound Dragon Caller REM (NA)
Back in July when DBDC REM came for the JP server, I noted that it is one of the best 10-stone REMs (alongside Monster Hunter). It still holds true, but only if you are still missing over half of the cards the REM has to offer.
Just like my verdict for Monster Hunter above, 10 stones is very expensive to roll if you’re only going to roll a duplicate, not to mention the 5* and 6* of DBDC don’t even have a Assist Evo form.
The new 7* Hailen and Rehven offer interesting LS and Awakenings, but is in my opinion not good enough to chase nor roll for. The rest of the 7* are still decent, but Ideal and Lajoa have fallen out of favour. Roche can be used in 7×6 situations, Valeria is still good for ranking/farming, Suou is still good in Fire/Water teams.
Again, the 5* and 6* cards are great, but most of us already have a majority of them. Rolling in this case would just be expensive dupes.
I would stay away if you’re a veteran. New players, roll away. Don’t recommend trading.
Shinrabansho Collab REM (NA)
Pretty plain and simple, the rates are meh and the 5* gold are all close to useless. It is a 5 stone per roll machine, so what did you expect. The upside however is that the 6* all have Assist Evo forms now.
The gem in this REM in my opinion is that new 6* addition with the triplets, Meryl & Mujina & Neun. Tons of skill boosts, 4 killers, feels like Barbara and Julie all over again. Easy peasy leader skill and double 25% shield, but lack a HP multiplier.
So in my opinion, Shinrabansho isn’t worth rolling for any kind of player; I’ve personally gotten a few 6* from when JP got it. Is just sitting in my box ATM. Maybe it fills a niche in NA, but not any I’m aware of at the moment.
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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