Fist of the North Star represents a significant letdown after what was an exciting collab run with Final Fantasy and Bleach. Part of this is due to just getting it a few months ago in October, but is escalated by the fact that the buffs and new additions are underwhelming. There’s not much exciting in this REM and I fully expect players to save their stones until it gets the buffs it deserves.
Trash REM is trash.
In the process of writing this review, I found myself focusing on the negative. After all, a collab that was poor during its initial JP release is pretty much worthless after a two month delay. So instead of writing “Sucks.” for everything, I’m going to try to focus on the positives, assuming any exist. Just imagine that “This card is crap, but…” is prefaced for every review.
It should go without saying that almost everyone should skip this collab REM. While I usually qualify that statement with “unless you really like the original IP”, I don’t think I can make that exception in this case, things are just that bad. There are a few niche cards like Thouzer and Juza that hardcore farmers might want, but the average player has very little to gain. Hopefully the next time around this collab will get the buffs it deserves and things will be better!
I didn’t think I’d be done with this today, in only a few hours to boot.
|Fist of the North Star Conqueror – No Drop Bonus – 72 Runs
|Uighur (Wee Jas/Yuri)
The numbers pretty much line up with what PDX is reporting: 20% for each Tama drop and only 100% for the boss floor. Since this is going to be a busy week and I only really cared about Raoh, I went ahead and started farming today even though the trash floors aren’t a guaranteed drop. That being said, it’s uncertain how they’ll handle bonus drop periods since this collab is only running for a week. I have to think there’s going to be at least one bonus day, it’s just that PDX hasn’t picked up on that information yet.
Farming was a breeze, thanks to a video by Izaya:
I fed some Flampys to my Leilans just for this and it was well worth it (thank you, Ra Dragon). The time and effort saved was amazing.
Skill Up Numbers
|Light Wee Jas
|Wood Wee Jas
My garbage luck with my high-priority collab skill ups has finally changed for the better. It’s unfortunate that Toki only got two skill ups, but if I really need him for something I’ll just throw some Bubpys at him (Bubpys are pretty worthless to me, anyways). After FF and Eva, I’m glad to be done with this collab so quickly.
The Fist of the North Star Collab returns to NA and is easily the best collab the region has ever received. It was unfortunate that the Final Fantasy Collab was about 200 days outdated, but luckily this collab is still relevant after only a month delay. Yuria and uevo Raoh are extremely strong leaders and the silvers have decent value, especially for players to whom Mamiya is relevant. As good as this collab looks, is it worth rolling? It’s hard to say since no collab is going to present great value since the rates are always poor, but if there was ever a collab to roll in, this is it.
If you’re fine with the horrible collab REM rates, Fist of the North Star is a fine REM to spend some stones on. The gold eggs are all great and the silver eggs are surprisingly high quality.