Celtic God REM Review

Celtic God REM Review

Celtic God REM Review

Wow that was a pretty sneaky fast release for this pantheon. I’m actually really happy about this pantheon. It’s lots of great stuff in it!

TL:DR

  • New players: Roll for the tri color leads, they’re super starter friendly and can make great subs further down the line.
  • Fujin Type active for the Light type
  • Possible cheese setups with Awoken Hades for the Dark type.

Chef’s preference:

  • Lugh- I don’t have a Fujin type on my NA account, if I did, this would drop down.
  • Aife- My most used team right now is Ideal/Diablos, the 7cs are amazing.
  • Brigid- Would love a Triple Machine Killer
  • Dagda- Don’t have Tardis, if you do have Tardis this is something for you.
  • Arianhod- I always thought I would like playing cheese teams because I loved old AA luci, but ehn?

Menu introduction

  • Tri-colors are great leads to start and turn into great subs or inherits later.,
  • Fujin inherit at some point in time in the end game is almost a necessity.
  • Key sub to a cheese team as an option in the future.

Let’s take a look at the tri-color similarities

Leader Skill: 1.5x HP, 3x ATK for Own Att. Extends time to move orbs by 3 seconds, 2x ATK when 2 own attribute combos, 3x when 3+ combos.

I absolutely love the design of these leader skills for newer players. It does quite a few things:

  • Time extend for helping players combo.
  • Passive stat buff for building around a mono color team, which is still a good starting point for learning the game.
  • Rewards for combos.

Active Skill: Remove Orb locks, reduces Awoken Skill Bind by 3 turns, 1 Orb type, Poison, and Jammers to Own Orbs.

  • Removes awoken bind
  • Removes orb locks
  • Orb change for their attacks

So Fire turns Wood to Fire, Water turns Fire to Water, and Wood turns Water to wood. This is a really good multi-use skill, if you’ve been reading you know I adore multi-use skills. If for some reason you don’t have Green Odin or didn’t buy Odin Dra yet, these are really nice to have. Dealing with orb locks is also a really big pain sometimes especially if your’e stuck with 2 poison or jammer on the board that just can’t get matched away, this takes care of those edge cases.

Service

Brigid

Main Dish

 

 

Unbindable with triple Machine killer. Stats are kind of on the weakside except for ATK, true to what fire element does best for the most part, lots of damage. The RCV is really the weakest spot of this unit, you’ll want to be careful when constructing the team to have some high RCV units like Uriel or Ame No Uzume.

Side Dish

This is really nice to have as it falls along the lines with No.6, Kiri, and Shazel. If you’re going into something like Machine Rush, or Demonius (screw that guy) the combination of the killers and it’s active skills will definitely make short work of some of these bosses. It’s overall use is great on any fire based team, but really you’ll want to use it for killing specific things. Unfortunately, GungHo has decided it can’t take Machine Killers (like Kiri can’t have more Dragon Killers etc.) and you can’t stack 5.

Spice

Since it is a three part active skill, the tri-color of this series is super nice to have. It counters multiple dungeon mechanics, awoken bind and orb lock, and gets rids of hazards. However, because of it’s flexibility it’s more of a side grade to the common double orb changers like Ares, Uriel, etc. as you’re giving up either extra orbs and skyfall from Ares, or heart orbs to heal from Uriel/Yamato Takeru. While it is possible to combo the orb changers together to get more orbs, you’ll have to take into consideration if you will be running into Awoken Binds or Orb Locks in later stages.

Wine Pairing

I think this one and the other tri colors would pair well with the Indian 2 counterparts who also focus on matching multiple same color orbs. Shiva can also work to help make up the RCV weakness.

Aife

Main Dish

 

 

Oh my god this unit makes me moist like chocolate cake should be. Triple 7c! With the current meta shift being high combo count teams and let’s be honest, it’s just Diablos/anything for the most part, this is a really good sub. If you happen to also have Amatsu,which also gives you blue orbs, you can deal a ridiculous amount of damage. The Double TE awokens also synergize well with her 7c to make sure you can get to that combo count.

So the stats are a little more balanced than Brigid, there’s a little more RCV, which is nice. None of the tri-color Leader skills will buff your RCV, so if you need to heal you may find that healing up with the HP bonus but no RCV bonus can be a little challenging. Some nice subs for her would be Skuld and Andromeda to bring some hearts. Andromeda would also help bind clear as long as she’s not bound. Aife is bindable, so you can also consider either using a leader resist badge or bring in Isis if you need it.

Side Dish

As I stated above, I’ve been using Ideal/Diablos setup quite a bit, this is probably one of my top picks for a sub since it does do so many things that will help me take on dungeons when I go in blind or if something doesn’t go the way I want it to. Any combo team should consider this, it really doesn’t matter too too much if it’s taking away fire orbs, unless you’re trying to use No. 6, for example, as the 7c damage coming from Aife should be significant even if those orbs get taken away.

Spice

Inheriting with her I would feel like is more of a waste if you are running her in any teams, I would even go for a dupe inherit first because I think she’s really that good for the current meta teams. If you don’t have any of the current meta teams the usage would be the same as Brigid, bring along the assist for taking care of any possible dungeon mechanics that it can counter if you like what you’re bringing in more- example, using Kiri as a sub for the Dragon Killers and inheriting Aife onto Kiri since Kiri’s skill isn’t really useful when she’s a sub.

Wine Pairing

I would definitely go for a Sarasvati pairing first since you can get the Attacker type bonus as well as with Brigid. The new You Yu could be a nice pairing too as he’ll help with the RCV multiplier, but be warned that play style can get orb hungry.

 

Dadga

 

Main Dish

 

 

The big daddy of TPAs has arrived. Holy crap. Dagda rivals Scheat in the number of TPAs on a single unit. Team building for him is fairly easy, find yourself some more TPA Green units like here and you can work your way through what you have. Fairly average/below average across the board for stats, but at least they are balanced. He is bindable so maybe have a backup plan for the cases where he can get bound, also since he doesn’t bring his own SBR, one of your two subs will need to carry 2 SBR to make sure you can’t get Skill bound. The good thing is that the primary color matches Odindra and with the 300k MP from the February quests it shouldn’t be that big of a deal to cover that weakness.

Side Dish

No lie, you got Tardis, you use him on Tardis. The TPA damage will be amazing! Though I suppose if you’re still running Artemis/Balboa teams you can work that in too. Same as the other tri colors, use him where you’ll want to have some sort of skills to counter specific mechanics or in his case, shelling out the damage in a TPA setup. The greatest thing about him, Balance type. ALL THE KILLERS! All the killers with the TPA is just great.

Spice

I think he’s closer to Brigid than Aife in terms of how to use him as an inherit, if you’re not really running a TPA heavy green team you can use him to inherit, but I think the damage rewards if you have a TPA green team available would be worth from him.

Wine Pairing

The usual as the trio, Not many lead Vishnu, but you can definitely run him on Bastet type team.

Lugh

Main Dish

 

 

So no skyfall as a leader with a specific set of instructions on how to use:

  • Light and Fire must be matched
  • You need 8 orbs or less on the board.

Given a standard 6×5 board, needing 8/30 remaining you are aiming for 7 combos or more to make sure you only have 8. The twist is here- he’s a light row lead. So you need to make rows for him to work properly. There are definite limitations as well, with no skyfall and the necessity of rows for him to reach maximum potential, the possibility or usage of him breaking high combo shields is rather low if you want to trigger that LS with the row awakenings. I would select Ilm, Ilmina, Saria as some of his top choices for subs and fill in the rest with others. You can consider something like Tsubaki even though she’s off color she’s at least going to ensure you can get the shield from the Light/Fire matches.

Side Dish

So the real reason I’d have him on any team would be for his Fujin Inherit. If you’re running a light row team or just need something that can be available with skill boosts (Looking at you, Hanuman) right away, he’s not a bad choice to slot in. In some cases for more end game players who like doing 3p descended rush, having him deal with Sopdet floor 1 as an insurance clause might not be so bad if you’re going in with a support team. Bonus points if you’re running him on Yog because that actually works better.

Spice

Fujin Inherit option! Yaay! If you’re gonna deal with Sopdet, Parvati, or Vishnu, bring it as an inherit because absorb at the damage numbers we put out now are just stupid.

Wine Pairing

No skyfalls are always kind of a pain to pair things with because they negate lots of actual leader pairings. The only one I would recommend that would make any remote sense would be Awoken Raphael, since between the two they cover both colors anyways, both have row awokens and you still get some benefit if you flub part of your combo and leave say 6 or 7 orbs on the board instead of 5.

Arianhod

Main Dish

 

 

So earlier I mentioned how annoying no skyfall leads can be. This one is actually a little better than Lugh in terms of running  a no skyfall team since she’s actually not too restrictive in terms of colors to match. Plus you’re aiming for TPA with her base awokens so you’re also a little more flexible there in your board solutions in terms of spacing. Rows are probably the least flexible in terms of possible solutions.

So, her attack is like weak sauce, like watered down ketchup weak. But at least she’s Balanced typing so she can take killers to make up for that. The two TPAs also can help out a bit. A key thing to remember is that she’s got skill haste, along with her combo focus, bringing in board changers like Haku or Gadius will be great for her and help her color the covers she needs for her haste.

Side Dish

So, a while ago people were talking about Minerva Cheese teams, now it’s all about Kiri cheese teams. This lady, will let you pull off a Hades cheese team. Even without any dark latents, having Hades fight a dark main element means you’re only taking 6.25% damage. Add into the fact that the 6.25% damage can easily be covered with latents on a sub like Dark Valk. This means you can have Arianhod’s skill up much quicker and not worry about stalling at all. Hades himself is also no slouch for damage as you can match up the TPAs with her and Hades and just go to town. So you do need at least 1 more unit to cover the awoken as opposed to Kiri, but definitely a good option.

Spice

Because of how specific her skill is, you’re just better off not inheriting her and using her as a sub on the Hades cheese team.

Wine Pairing

Sadly, as with above, no skyfall limits your choices, you’re really stuck with just Dark Metatron.

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