Is it worth pre-emptively ranking up?

I’ll cut straight to the chase here with this one. Currently prowl is my only scout at 5*, and currently unduped. He’s currently r3 and I’m not far off being capable of taking him to r4. I know how good he gets with his sig, and I do use him, although not very often as he doesn’t fit in as well with my current A-team as my r5 4* g1 bee.

I know the chances of getting him again are fairly slim considering the size of the current 5* pool, but would it be worth taking him to r4 even though he won’t be at his max potential?

I’ve been hesitant to preemptively rank up with 5*, as I done it with grimlock at 4* and had to wait a while to get the dupe, although naturally resources are more accessible now.

As mentioned, he’s my only scout, and although he hits hard, synergies and the more accessible denial of power that g1 bee offers have kept him out of my main team.

Any thoughts or advice from anyone who’s found themselves in a similar position? There are other bots who could also use the rank up to r4, but the potential for when he is duped has got me wondering.

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  • SkBirdmanSkBirdman Posts: 358
    Prowl is a beast. Thats all you need to know.
  • Mr_WonderfulMr_Wonderful Posts: 736
    I agree he is a beast, but as a power gainer and controller, he doesn’t match up to s duped g1 bee that’s been getting all my sig programs recently. That almost permanent power lock made relatively light work of master dinobot, and the path that gained power while blocking.

    Coupled with the bee/WJ synergy, which directly boosts both if I get the power upgrade, I’m finding it hard to displace bee as the scout in my team. Granted, I’d prowl was duped, it’d be a totally different matter, but how long will that take. Especially when my pills have been fairly counter productive recently. For a while arcee was my ranked warrior. Then I pulled drift twice, and I immediately installed him as my anti evade bot. Shortly after, I duped arcee, now I have 2 anti evade bots at r3, when if I had an inkling I would pull 2 anti evade specialists, I wouldn’t have ranked both.

    But such is rng luck, especially when my most recent pulls have been grindor and mv1 prime, both of whom I have no use for.

    I’d take the prowl dupe over any other scout, except maybe windblade, and that’d only be because drift is there and if I manage to get to 1M chips, dinobot will be taken to enable swordmasters without windblade and finally give me a synergy I can use for primal.

    T3a has been a rarity for me, I haven’t been able to fully explore the past few spotlights due to time, plus hound and primal were a nightmare for me. I’m on the cusp of building my first one through arena (again, time restraints make it a slow drag). Which is why I’m in need of the advice to make sure it’s the right decision before I plough ahead with something I might regret. Prowl is a beast, there’s no denying that, but the power gain and control aspect g1 bee has me worried it’ll be a wasted rank up, especially with the low-ish chances of me getting the dupe, and how useful I would find a bot like WB over an unduped prowl.
  • Red_EyesRed_Eyes Posts: 862
    If you don't take up Prowl will you lose/have to sell important sparks? Do you have a 4* Prowl at R5?

    Eventually Prowl will be available via bot chips if you are so inclined to spend 1 mil chips to dupe him. It sounds like you're getting by fine with Bumblebee though.
  • that1guythat1guy Posts: 373
    edited June 20
    A 5 star prowl at rank 4 will outperform your 4 star g1 bee in all cases. It's best to rank him up as he offers utility in power drain despite not having an active signature. Power drain is an often overlooked ability that really shines in AM, especially now with fights like the minibosses found in section as well as Megatronus himself. Lastly, his melee damage is great when you build up the stacks at r4.

    As others have said, at some point he'll be available to purchase via bot chips, or if lady luck smiles, you'll dupe him.
  • Mr_WonderfulMr_Wonderful Posts: 736
    Red_Eyes wrote: »
    If you don't take up Prowl will you lose/have to sell important sparks? Do you have a 4* Prowl at R5?

    Eventually Prowl will be available via bot chips if you are so inclined to spend 1 mil chips to dupe him. It sounds like you're getting by fine with Bumblebee though.

    @Red_Eyes I won’t be selling any sparks, more so using ones I won’t get very often, t3a. Although bee is getting me through stuff prowl currently might not, it’s looking to the future I guess.

    @that1guy I guess your right, he’ll get ranked up eventually. I’m gonna give it to the end of the spotlight, and see what bots come next month. Dinobot is one I’ve had my eye on for a while, and I doubt shockwave will appear again so soon. If prowl isn’t there next month, I’ll weigh up my options and take it from there.

    Like I said, the rarity of t3a for me recently has got me very hesitant to rank him before he’s really ready....
  • RocsolidRocsolid Posts: 261
    I’ll cut straight to the chase here with this one. Currently prowl is my only scout at 5*, and currently unduped. He’s currently r3 and I’m not far off being capable of taking him to r4. I know how good he gets with his sig, and I do use him, although not very often as he doesn’t fit in as well with my current A-team as my r5 4* g1 bee.

    I know the chances of getting him again are fairly slim considering the size of the current 5* pool, but would it be worth taking him to r4 even though he won’t be at his max potential?

    I’ve been hesitant to preemptively rank up with 5*, as I done it with grimlock at 4* and had to wait a while to get the dupe, although naturally resources are more accessible now.

    As mentioned, he’s my only scout, and although he hits hard, synergies and the more accessible denial of power that g1 bee offers have kept him out of my main team.

    Any thoughts or advice from anyone who’s found themselves in a similar position? There are other bots who could also use the rank up to r4, but the potential for when he is duped has got me wondering.

    A 4* doesnt even compare to a 5*. To unlock you could get one from the monthly missions. Synergies are a different thing though. Imo, I'd r4 him and slowly forge him in prep. I take bots I dont use to r4 just in case I decied to use em.
  • Mr_WonderfulMr_Wonderful Posts: 736
    Rocsolid wrote: »
    I’ll cut straight to the chase here with this one. Currently prowl is my only scout at 5*, and currently unduped. He’s currently r3 and I’m not far off being capable of taking him to r4. I know how good he gets with his sig, and I do use him, although not very often as he doesn’t fit in as well with my current A-team as my r5 4* g1 bee.

    I know the chances of getting him again are fairly slim considering the size of the current 5* pool, but would it be worth taking him to r4 even though he won’t be at his max potential?

    I’ve been hesitant to preemptively rank up with 5*, as I done it with grimlock at 4* and had to wait a while to get the dupe, although naturally resources are more accessible now.

    As mentioned, he’s my only scout, and although he hits hard, synergies and the more accessible denial of power that g1 bee offers have kept him out of my main team.

    Any thoughts or advice from anyone who’s found themselves in a similar position? There are other bots who could also use the rank up to r4, but the potential for when he is duped has got me wondering.

    A 4* doesnt even compare to a 5*. To unlock you could get one from the monthly missions. Synergies are a different thing though. Imo, I'd r4 him and slowly forge him in prep. I take bots I dont use to r4 just in case I decied to use em.

    Taking 5* to r3 is my minimum, at least for ones I intend on using. The t3a shortage for me is the difference there I guess, which is why r3 5* and high to max forged r5 4* have been giving me selection headaches. Prowl fitted in well with my old team of 4* g1 prime, ratchet, 5* grim, 4* WJ as he was comparable in stats to the others. Now he only has g1 bee to compete with as the 4* were all forged away, except bee and WJ. He doesn’t fit as well with grim, g1 megs, WJ, arcee etc. I do have Magnus there synergy wise, but megs has always been my go-to tact as a personal choice. Plus megs doubles up as my hard hitter in the squad, which makes me wonder about prowl’s place in the squad.

    For the purposes I use a scout for, like power control, g1 bee still shades prowl due to bee being duped. That eternal power lock is just fun. Due to resource limitations I’ve been trying to make sure I get the rank up’s right and necessary. If prowl was duped he’d be before grim for r4, but needs must. Grim needed to go to r4 out of current choices. He’s just so bloody beefy and such a tank for spotlight.

    I’m getting that the consensus is rank prowl up anyway, so I think that’s what’s gonna happen. Hoping to the kabam gods he pops up in the store next month. Dinobot was the one I’d been waiting on, so if I’m missing out on him, it’s gotta be worth it.
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