I’m still two rings short of being able to ascend a red 5* but I have both Santa and JF waiting in the wings. After seeing how JF was nerfed, I’m not sure which of these two will be the most advantageous to ascend. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Oh, and I have 3 Khagans but, yeah, no, not going to happen. My third came in a 10 pull for Avalon which was very annoying.
JohnFrank gets my vote. Santa’s great at tanking, but JF has great versatility that makes him effective in more places. I know we’re mid-month and it’s common to see JF in raids already, but I think you’ll see even more of him as casual players (or those who get him later in the month) catch up.
I would go with JF. Santa is a good tank but lacks in versatility. JF has many uses imo. He lacks in the titan department but otherwise he’s solid in wars, raids and events. Yes he’s not GM (people keep comparing them) but he’s worth the rings. I’m trying to decide between him and Marjana and i think i will go with JF. Best of luck and let us know who got the rings
Well I vote JF too due to fast mana and alllll the utility he brings to a team but FYI Santa is good for more than just being a tank lmao
He’s fantastic to help complete tough map stages is his #1 use imho, and he’s also good for a red team in war.
My only worry is emblems. I could immediately take my monk emblems off Li Xiu (currently at 19) and use them for Santa. No way I’m taking emblems off Proteus or Guinevere (or even Kiril) to put them on JF.
OP, I don’t know you - is your four star bench already solid? Because if not then working on this is the clear answer.
I have Santa and GM, but not JF. I realize that GM is not a perfect analog, but it’s the best information I have to offer. GM is WAY better than Santa. To such an extent that if JF is some reasonable facsimile of GM he’d be the clear call for me (that is, GM is so much better that an 80% GM would still be > Santa imo). I think JF is interesting and am hoping to still land one in the Costume Portal. I face a lot of Kunchens and Finleys, so his pre-buff defensive flip looks intriguing.
Really? I’ve only run into him a couple of times. Realizing this may be slightly off topic, but are other people seeing him much in the mid or high Diamond Arena? I don’t think it’s totally off topic, because his presence there (or lack thereof) will say a lot about what most of the game’s elite think about him as a defender and whether or not he’s worthy of emblems (since, if he IS showing up near the top he will undoubtedly have emblems).
Also, if he IS getting emblems at that level I think it’d be very telling, as this would be the group most likely to have Hel / Guinevere / Zeline. If he’s getting fed in conjunction with or instead of that group then we can also infer a lot about his perceived worth from that.