The choice to skip or pull on a banner can be daunting for Dokkan players. Players that have been playing Dokkan for a long time may have stockpiled top tier festival Cards and might be able to skip a few banners here and there. Newer players might not have that luxury and may want to pull on every banner to get some decent teams going. However, the UR Resilient Will to Protect the Future - Trunks (Teen) (Future) S.TEQ and UR True Power of a God - Zamasu E.AGL Banners are too valuable to skip.
TEQ Trunks Banner
Once Dokkan Awakened, Resilient Will to Protect the Future - Trunks is one of the best Cards in the game. Trunks enters the fray with the new Leader Skill: “Future Saga Category Ki +3, HP and ATK +170% and DEF +130%” and easily replaces the previous Category Leader, UR Power to Face Despair - Super Saiyan Gohan S.PHY. This Trunks makes the already impressive line-up of Future Saga far more powerful. When paired with newer Cards like True Power of a God - Zamasu, or the forthcoming UR Heroic Warrior - Gohan (Future) S.INT, and even older Cards like UR Strength Beyond Gods - Super Saiyan God SS Vegito S.TEQ, UR Dark Menace - Goku Black E.PHY, and so on. Trunks also comes with the Leader Skill: “Super Class Ki +3 and HP, ATK & DEF +120%”, which opens up the possibility for teams with non-Future Saga Cards, that can come in handy for tougher challenges (e.g., Super Battle Road).
On top of excellent Leader Skills, Trunks’ kit also comes with an astounding Passive Skill and Super ATK that makes Trunks versatile. In his base form, Trunks can infinitely stack ATK when he launches a Super ATK, and his Passive Skill increases ATK and DEF by 100%.
Super Saiyan Trunks takes those buffs to the next level. Once transformed, Trunks can now stack both ATK and DEF with every Super ATK, his Passive Skill increases ATK and DEF by 120%, increases his Ki, and buffs his ATK an additional 10% each turn, up to 80%. When coupled with already impressive base stats, Super Saiyan Trunks can easily hit in the millions.
In his final form, Trunks loses stacking, but in return, his Super ATK now massively reduces enemy DEF and causes immense damage. Trunks’ new Passive Skill grants him an ATK buff of 30% and DEF buff of 10% per Ki Orb obtained. On top of all that, Trunks’ ATKs become effective against all types and upon initial transformation, can randomly change Ki Orbs of one type into TEQ.
While the stacking mechanic in his Super Saiyan form is terrific, realistically, not many events will last long enough to use it to its full potential.
Let’s not forget Trunks is part of the Hybrid Saiyans category, Time Travelers, Vegeta’s Family, Transformation Boost, Super Saiyans, and makes a great addition to each of them.
AGL Zamasu Banner
In his glorious Dokkan Awakened form, True Power of a God - Zamasu is an excellent addition to many Teams, but he’s a bit of a glass cannon. Zamasu touts the primary Leader Skill: “Realm of Gods Category Ki +3, HP and ATK +170% and DEF +130%” replacing the previous Category leader, UR Transdimensional Instinct - Goku (Ultra Instinct -Sign-) S.INT. On top of being the new Realm of Gods leader, Zamasu also has the Leader Skill “Extreme Class Ki +3 and HP, ATK & DEF +120%,” making him a solid pick for Extreme Class teams for events like Super Battle Road or Virtual Dokkan Ultimate Clash. While Zamasu may not be able to tank every hit on Super Battle Road as well as other Cards, he still hits hard enough to justify bringing him along.
In his base form, Zamasu’s Super ATK causes immense damage to the enemy and greatly lowers their DEF. The DEF debuff pairs well with Zamasu’s Passive Skill which increases ATK by 100%, reduces damage received by 40% and recovers 7% of HP whenever player HP drops below 70%.
Once Zamasu transforms, his Super ATK effects don’t change, but his Passive Skill now grants an additional +2 Ki, an ATK buff of 120%, reduces damage received by 40%, and now recovers 10% HP whenever player HP is below 80%. While Zamasu has no stack mechanic, he does gain the Link Skills Big Bad Bosses and Nightmare, which buff ATK, as well as the Ki Link Skill Fused Fighter.
Where the fun begins is when Zamasu reaches his final form. Zamasu’s Passive Skill now grants him an additional +4 Ki, an ATK buff of 280%, reduces damage received by 20%, and disables the enemy’s guard. Coupled with a Super ATK that lowers enemy DEF, Zamasu, in his final form, can steamroll some powerful opponents under the right conditions. One small drawback with Zamasu’s final form is that he reduces any Super Class allies ATK by 10%.
With his Passive Skill and Link Skills, enemies will hopefully be long defeated before Zamasu’s DEF becomes an issue. Not does Zamasu excel in the Realm of the Gods Category, he’s also an exceptional addition to Potara, the aforementioned Future Saga, Transformation Boost, and Time Travelers.
Should You Pull?
Definitely pull on these banners. Assuming these banners don’t change from their Japan version counterparts when you perform three multi-summons you get one summon free. That type of discount alone makes at least three pulls a great chance to get these new Cards.
I’d personally prioritize Trunks over Zamasu, but that can change depending on what Cards players have. The Zamasu banner also features the UR Endless Evolution of the Warrior Race - Super Saiyan Broly E.PHY, who is a powerful leader for Movie Bosses and Full Power, as well as UR Epitome of Sublime Beauty - Goku Black E.INT. Trunks’ banner features UR Transcendent Fusion - Super Saiyan Gogeta S.AGL, UR Strength Beyond Gods - Super Saiyan God SS Vegito S.TEQ, and UR Observance of Pride - Super Saiyan God SS Vegeta S.AGL.
While many of these featured Cards pop up often in other banners, this may be an excellent opportunity to rainbow them. Whether a player is free-to-play or not it wouldn’t hurt to add some top tier Cards to your box.
“But what about that new Cooler Banner and LR Kale and Caulifla?”
“Christmas and New Years are close, what if that guaranteed 200 stone LR summon comes back?”
“What about Gogeta Blue for 5th Year?”
As far as future celebration Cards go, Fifth Year for Global is a long way down the line, with plenty of opportunities to collect free stones. Upcoming banners like LR The Strongest Pair in the Universe - Super Saiyan 2 Caulifla & Super Saiyan 2 Kale S.AGL and UR Unequalled Ultimate Power - Coora E.STR don’t have any discounts, or free pulls, as they are now, so players are spending way more versus the Trunks and Zamasu banner.
There’s always going to be some fantastic new Card somewhere down the line, and eventual power creep, so hoarding all the time seems a little pointless.
The holidays are near, so this can be a tough choice depending on when the banner is released. Players with stones to spare, definitely pull on these banners. Players with under 200 stones, who have no intention of buying stones soon, should pull at least once on the banners, if not one rotation. Best of luck, and hopefully, you don’t pull all SRs like my recent pulls.