RS;RS May Banners - a 15 minute review
By - cannons_for_days
I'm only at 300 gems lmao im so fucked
Same with no lyza or roufas but got emelia
Less than 1,000 here and managed to pull zero banner SS from Minstrel/Albert.
I am also fucked.
that banner just didn't seem worth it to me but if you like the characters i can see why.
It's not worth it to me except for Albert and as a side Minstrel in some cases. Just a problem with me being unable to stop myself from pulling and trying to rely on luck rather than reality. :)
It's a good thing I don't buy paid jewels...
lol i totally understand, especially with how many gems they give out.
This is a great read, and always happy to see more Rei advocacy. She has gotten me through a ridiculous amount of tough battles.
Agreed on Mecha, I got him on JP and his [Fast] Attack is super useful considering I don't have Bart or Galahad on JP.
Other advice is all good too. We have too many good banners available right now.
Who can reasonably follow this advice?
Its basically pull on everything?
While Cannon's a pretty smart guy and gives reasonable overviews and advice on here I gotta agree with you. Personally if I were to recommend styles to new players for this month I'd say 45k the Gladius banner, then get Bart and Mesarthim on their cheap reruns and then pray Mech doesn't also cost 45k. I would not roll on the Red or Fuse banners, I consider them very low priority compared to the coming storm of banners.
People who hoarded 135k gems can easily pull them all. I was at that point but I thought my hoard was getting too big so I started spending. Wasn't expecting them to drop 4 good banners in a roll.
also small note on Bart/Polka banner: Polka's SS Sword is available for free as a story reward. it is basically custom made for him and it spikes his damage potential -- before Roufas was released, Polka high rolling his S3 was probably the most damage a single move could do in GL.
Just curious if someone could link me to see what Mecha looks like... googling "Mecha SaGa" doesn't really... do much lmao. Curious if it's just a robot or a genuine mecha or just a human named Mecha lol.
I'm fairly new and I only pulled on the roufas banner and got all the char on that banner. Had to pity Roufas unfortunately. I stopped using my gems to pull after that as others mentioned that since I'm fairly new, I should just use my gems on Roufas banner instead of Red banner.
Now that Mecha banner is coming and you mentioned it could be better than Jo, should I put priority on Mecha banner instead of pulling from Red banner? I don't have any of those chars nor do I have Mecha not SS Polka.
Or should I just save for Jo and Matriarch which is much hyped by literally every comments I saw in here and YouTube videos.
I will say that just having a turn-1 \[fast\] will not immediately power creep Jo, because they have different damage types. So neither will beat each other outright when hitting for weakness. Jo is also a much more versatile unit overall.
If you're low on gems I would advise to be on the lookout for next week's banners since we are in the pre-anni phase.
I would save gems until you have pity for jo/matriach then left over pull on Barth banner. mesarthim is a good choice too since there are no other AOE heal/revivers even in jp
Personally, just my opinion, I'd say Mesarthim if you don't have Narwhal or WR > Roufas and pitying Emelia and Liza along the way if it's sensible enough jewel wise > Mech > Bart > 1.5y saving > other pulling because you have the jewels to spare. Personally I'd rather have the Gladius banner, Mech, and Bart and 0 jewels going into the 1.5y month than going into the 1.5y month without any of those units but 60k jewels, since I'm sure it will be a good enough month to at least pity the truly important Matriarch/Holy King.
Jo's extremely good but, and this probably a contentious opinion, I don't think she's so invaluable you should stop all spending if you can't guarantee a pity on her. May's got a lot of killers worth their weight in jewels who should last for a year if not years based on foresight ... though Global is such a chaotic wasteland you never know.
I got the free Mesarthim from the last event. Was that the version of that style you were talking about? Or is it the one in the banner with princess rei?
It's the one with the Princess Rei banner.
As I mentioned I think she's only a mega priority if you don't have healer WR or Narwhal's Daughter ... though at an 18k pity and somewhere around a 10k~ jewel average to pull her with some good side character possibilities it's a hell of a deal.
My Minstrel is hitting over 30k how is that comparing to others poorly?
OP didn't say Minstrel himself was bad but his banner is bad compared to the rest of the banners we're getting.
Yeah its unfortunate when one clear unit shines the most out of 2 or 3 others.
I think they are considering the banner as a whole, which has 1 decent unit, 1 niche meta unit, and 2 duds. In comparison to all 4 SF1 and re-print banner units being decent investments. PWR's Blessed Garden also does similar damage to his s3, and she's on an 18k pity banner.
so red, blue and rouge are still good even in jp? I still don't have any of those characters on that banner. i'm at 135k jewels and i also don't have anyone on the Barth banner (which I will most likely pull on since i have no fire damage characters). i want to save for both Jo and Matriarch pity
Red fell off before this even in GL. This \[1/1000 of a second\] style is a GLEX, not available in JP, and gives him a breath of fresh air. This style is good, but not necessary at all with the Gladius banner being pushed forward.
Blue is still among the strongest turn-1 and turn-2 (NY multi-hit attack) attackers for sun damage in JP. Sun attackers are also more rare compared to other damage types, so the power creep happens slower.
Rouge in JP fell off faster since he had a defense passive instead of weak-point focus. For GL, he's still good for the turn-1 opener and aoe cycling, but for endurance fights with dark weakness Orlouge, Roc, and Rei all exist in GL and have a higher potential ceiling.
ah I see. I pulled white rose on the current banner, would Blue still be worth looking at?
I still use Blue quite often. He brings a ton of Sun damage, either single target or AOE.
Red is very good, better due to his S3 is very unique.
There still aren't that many sun mages in the game which is why Blue is still relevant.
Rouge however has taken a hit as there are so many more Shadow mages. Still if you don't have that many, he is still a good choice.
These are also on cheap banners. So 18k for a pity is great for units that are all good.
The barth banner is more expensive, with 36k for a pity. Still 18k plus 36k still allows you to pity for Jo and Matriarch
Welp there's plenty of good banners this month. If only my jewel could also hold out :(