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Would you rank-up Photon & Onslaught 7 stars when you have them 6r5 comp 200 ascended?

JeancrbJeancrb Posts: 202 ★★
edited May 1 in General Discussion
After many months of bad luck with 7*, I got pissed and ranked up so many 6r5, put them comp200 and ascended them. Including Photon & Onslaught.

And now last week I got back to back Onslaught & Photon 7 stars :smiley: Are they even worth ranking up not awaken in comparison of the 6r5 ascended? Even at comp20 if I awaken one of them? I also have enough rank-up materials for one 7r3. Or would you just not bother and focus on other future good champions?

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    SupermanojSupermanoj Posts: 98
    It mostly depends on how easy rank up materials come your way. I have Silk r5 max sig and ascended but still took the 7* to R2 a few days ago when I pulled her. Eventually will R3 her too.
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    JeancrbJeancrb Posts: 202 ★★

    It mostly depends on how easy rank up materials come your way. I have Silk r5 max sig and ascended but still took the 7* to R2 a few days ago when I pulled her. Eventually will R3 her too.

    I'm mostly f2p, 10 dollars from time to time for offers. So not so easy, I mostly get from contents, so I have to be careful spending it and choose carefully the champions that I will rank-up especially the 7 stars. Do you use your 7* R2 over your 6r5?
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    JeancrbJeancrb Posts: 202 ★★

    I'd argue that photon is better at high sig on attack and hence she should be low priority right now, there's still a long way to go before we outgrow 6* champs especially with ascension and it being so accessible.
    So my advice would be leave the photon alone for now , and prioritise other champs. Onslaught's sig isn't that important but I doubt you'd need the r3 over the 6* R5 ascended since he's going to be banned for about 90% of the time anyway and unless you play very high tier battlegrounds you don't need that much fire power.

    So NO, don't waste r3 resources on them and take other champs that you don't have maxed out for now. You can take them up later when the resources are easier to get

    It was a bit my thoughts process, but I was so frustrated about these pulls that I wanted confirmation I was not crazy to leave them sleeping at R1 level 1, no matter how many people want them :smiley: Hopefully I will have a use of them in 1 year
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    Kingering_KingKingering_King Posts: 570 ★★
    Yes
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    PriyabrataPriyabrata Posts: 1,151 ★★★★

    I have a R5 S200 Ascended Onslaught and the next day I ranked him up, I got a 7 star Onslaught from my 1st Titan.

    Then Explored Act 8 and got a Mutant R2-3 gem.

    Guess what, I gave it to Onslaught. 😜

    Now I have one onslaught for defence and one for offence

    This is the exact scenario I'm afraid of I already have him as a 6* but I'm close to forming and titan and I'm holding onto him till I open it
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    DotDot Posts: 12

    I have a R5 S200 Ascended Onslaught and the next day I ranked him up, I got a 7 star Onslaught from my 1st Titan.

    Then Explored Act 8 and got a Mutant R2-3 gem.

    Guess what, I gave it to Onslaught. 😜

    Now I have one onslaught for defence and one for offence

    This happened to me with Spider Pig. My first r5a, and my first Titan pull. Got a 2-3 science gem from Necropolis and never looked back.

    I guess it depends on how much resources you have coming in. I have a r6 Onslaught that I picked up from arena and just pulled the 7* - I'm not spending on getting him to r3 with this event, but I am currently planning on going full mutant selectors from Spring of Sorrow or whatever and he'll probably be my next r3. I think the CR and Stat Focus available to 7* champs will make him that much more of a threat.

    Photon I'd ideally want awakened. But same thing - if you like her and see her having value going forward there's no reason to not have both for the foreseeable future. My r3 Pig is on defense, but I still bring my 6* to war for some fights. And I absolutely loved using the 7* in 8.4, and he's a monster in BGs.
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    UsagicassidyUsagicassidy Posts: 1,139 ★★★★
    edited May 1

    I'd argue that photon is better at high sig on attack and hence she should be low priority right now, there's still a long way to go before we outgrow 6* champs especially with ascension and it being so accessible.
    So my advice would be leave the photon alone for now , and prioritise other champs. Onslaught's sig isn't that important but I doubt you'd need the r3 over the 6* R5 ascended since he's going to be banned for about 90% of the time anyway and unless you play very high tier battlegrounds you don't need that much fire power.

    So what you're telling me is that I should throw more stones into my 6* Photon and not be afraid of taking her above R3?
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    phillgreenphillgreen Posts: 3,873 ★★★★★
    When the 5/65 gets rinsed in BG's, time to upgrade.
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    PriyabrataPriyabrata Posts: 1,151 ★★★★
    edited May 2

    I'd argue that photon is better at high sig on attack and hence she should be low priority right now, there's still a long way to go before we outgrow 6* champs especially with ascension and it being so accessible.
    So my advice would be leave the photon alone for now , and prioritise other champs. Onslaught's sig isn't that important but I doubt you'd need the r3 over the 6* R5 ascended since he's going to be banned for about 90% of the time anyway and unless you play very high tier battlegrounds you don't need that much fire power.

    So what you're telling me is that I should throw more stones into my 6* Photon and not be afraid of taking her above R3?
    Yes, the sig gives her a substantial amount of block proficiency and more damage, which is great for attack and if you're worried about defence then don't.
    If you're opponent is using a r2/3 Mantis or elsa, Your photons getting absolutely destroyed whether it's a r3 or R5 ascended and if they don't have a proper counter/ don't know how to play around her mechanics they'll die either way . Those few seconds won't matter if you don't play high tier bgs

    Edit: another piece of advice take her to r4 first if you're happy with the damage keep her there if you're not ASCENDED her first instead of R5, cause ascension dust is much more accessible compared to those catalysts, if you're still looking for more damage then sure R5 them but I personally prefer to prioritise champs that aren't likely to come as 7* in the near future, or someone like abs man or Kate that need MAX sig ideally for R5 before the ones available as 7*s
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    FrostGiantLordFrostGiantLord Posts: 1,818 ★★★★
    Well, 7*s are 7*s, and two Onslaughts are always better than one
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    Hulk808Hulk808 Posts: 41
    7*s are the future
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    Wu_Bangerz23Wu_Bangerz23 Posts: 910 ★★★

    I have a R5 S200 Ascended Onslaught and the next day I ranked him up, I got a 7 star Onslaught from my 1st Titan.

    Then Explored Act 8 and got a Mutant R2-3 gem.

    Guess what, I gave it to Onslaught. 😜

    Now I have one onslaught for defence and one for offence

    This is the exact scenario I'm afraid of I already have him as a 6* but I'm close to forming and titan and I'm holding onto him till I open it
    If having a r2-3 onslaught worries you......well that's a good problem to have lol. I want hulk, Titania or silk from 7 star science selector....maybe I should max all three of my six stars for them lol. I swear it's what happens. You rank one up and bam you get the higher star
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    IvarTheBonelessIvarTheBoneless Posts: 1,271 ★★★★
    Completely out of the topic but what is comp the abbreviation for @Jeancrb ? Just curious, Ive never heard it before
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    SupermanojSupermanoj Posts: 98
    Jeancrb said:

    It mostly depends on how easy rank up materials come your way. I have Silk r5 max sig and ascended but still took the 7* to R2 a few days ago when I pulled her. Eventually will R3 her too.

    I'm mostly f2p, 10 dollars from time to time for offers. So not so easy, I mostly get from contents, so I have to be careful spending it and choose carefully the champions that I will rank-up especially the 7 stars. Do you use your 7* R2 over your 6r5?
    I haven't had much I need to use her for yet until something challenging comes my way. Can't use her in AQ or war but I plan on comparing the two next month in EQ and see how much difference there is between the two.
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    JeancrbJeancrb Posts: 202 ★★

    Completely out of the topic but what is comp the abbreviation for @Jeancrb ? Just curious, Ive never heard it before

    Hahahaha I'm french and we say "competence" for the signature ability, completely forgot the word "sig" exists when I wrote this topic :smiley:
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    Sachhyam257Sachhyam257 Posts: 1,076 ★★★★
    I haven't ranked up my 7* unawakened photon/kushala/adam/elsa because I've already got their ascended 6* r5 sig200 versions.

    These 4 are my favourite champs in the game btw. I just don't see anywhere I'd use the unawakened 7* over my 6*s rn, so they're just AQ picks for me.

    I might rank them up if I have resources to spare, but no plans currently.
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    Rayven5220Rayven5220 Posts: 2,020 ★★★★★
    If you're not gonna use both (one on offense, one on defense) then I would argue to just leave them for now.

    Max sig photon r5a will do alot more than a r3 unduped.

    Onslaught however doesn't really need the sig. as much as it helps with his damage output, it's not a huge deal so if you want to use one on defense (7r3) then one on offense (6r5A) then he would be worth it.
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    OakenshieldOakenshield Posts: 1,881 ★★★★
    Thankfully I pulled my 7* photon before I R5d or Ascended my 6*. I had brought her to R4 and max sig, but R4 resources and 6* sig stones are more plentiful at Valiant so that was less of a big deal. As such I R2’d my Photon and have since lucked into an awakening.

    After some abysmal luck on my last 4 titan openings, I went ahead and R5A + Max sigged my Onslaught and my Kushala, so I doubt I would invest much in a 7* version of those in the near term even if I did pull them - better to invest in my other strong 7*s. I usually only ascend champs that aren’t in the 7* pool, but these two are so good - and not easily available - that I made an exception.

    I probably won’t have many more issues with this problem though - I doubt I’m going to be R5 many more 6*s at this point outside of rank up gems, and I have already R5d the really key 6*s that i don’t think we are going to see in the 7* pool any time soon.
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    GK625GK625 Posts: 18
    You should rank the 7* eventually but there is no rush. Get your mileage out of the 6* and only rank the 7* as necessary. It could be soon, it could be in 6 months. No wrong way to do it.
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