So, is there any benefit to enhance/leveling your cards before you evolve them?
When evolving the cards name and rarity will change like this:
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Type___Card name _____Rarity
Gods_[Great Bounty] Gnome_(Rare)
When you decide to evolve a card you have to consider the following things:
First off, the level and skill level of your non-Final Form (a card not in final evo stage, 4th stage) will be reset after evolving.
With that being said, when you evolve a card at level 1, it will evolve up and retain 5% of the ATK and DEF of the level 1 evolve and level 1 evolver cards.
There is no benefit to upgrading your card's skill before its final form. Unless you are desperate for its skill in your 5 card deck
On the other hand, if you MAX Level one or each of the cards, it will contribute 10%!
Although it may not seem like much,
after you add the 5% more bonus ATK and DEF from max leveling, it turns out to be a pretty significant amount.
To get the best possible version of a card you need 8 cards of the same name and you need to max each cards in every step!:
Evolve "card" with Evolver "card" 4 times
Evolve "card+" with Evolver "card+ 2 times
Evolve "card++" with Evolver "card++"
This will give you the best possible version of the card available
Here are a few examples of more than 4 card evolving in this image.
I would like take the time to formally apologize to Zebriah, I found these photos before on picassa and were unaware that she was the one who created them, TY so much for your hard work!
Using 6 cards...
Using 8 cards...
For actual evo calculations... Click Here to go to the evo card spreadsheet
So let's talk about how the percentage of max evo changes your def and attack.
Say you evolve four cards together without enhancing. When you get the final evolution, you enhance that last card to max maturity. This will be our base number to measure what combinations we can do to our cards to make them more powerful.
In case of the Normal Demon Cu Sith card, the unevo card has an attack of 390 and a defense of 410. That 4 card Final form without max enhancing each Evo stage give you a Final Form of 1850 max attack and a max defense of 1944.
Now, if you were to collect 8 cards together and evolve them.
Evolve "Cu Sith" with
Evolver "Cu Sith" 4 times
Evolve "Cu Sith+" with
Evolver "Cu Sith+" 2 times
Evolve "Cu Sith++" with
Evolver "Cu Sith++"
This process does not include maxing at each level
Once you max the final form (and only the FF) of this 8 card evo, the Product is a [Mad Dog] Cu Sith the final stats would be an attack of 1875 and 1971. A measly 6% gain overall.
However, if we go back, going with four cards again and making them all a max maturity before and after each evolve stage, the FF max attack is a staggering 2,453 while the max defense is 2,579. That's a 155% bonus.
The last thing we can possibly do is to take 8 cards, enhance each to their maximum level before evolving (17 cards total maxing out), and evolve. The FF Cu Sith is now 2,783 attack and the defense is 2,925. The percentage gained is 239%.
Now most people are shrugging at that, saying they have cards with base stats higher. Well, let's take Tiamat then. Base stats are 3,700 attack and 3,150 defense.
4 Card, Last Enhance = 17,530 attack, 14,925 defense.
8 Card, Last Enhance = 17,779 attack, 15,134 defense.
4 Card, All Enhance = 23,243 attack, 19,789 defense.
8 Card, All Enhance = 26,384 attack, 22,463 defense.
___ Cu Sith & Tiamat stats were taken from the forum for the Order: Guardian Force of Yggasdril in Rage of Bahamut
Anything lower than that is going to be too insignificant in my personal opinion.
In addition, I would even go as far to say only max Evo cards that you know you will be using often in your attack or def deck.