Beach REM Review and Analysis – August 2019

Introduction

Ready for some fun in the sun? Ready to hit the beach with your new swim suit? I for one am personally forsaking the idea of having a beach body as I am getting old and grey in the hair. Regardless, the Beach REM returns to North America and comes with some new buffs/evolutions along with two brand new cards including Veroah in a bikini! With that being said, I am truly surprised that Beach Zela was not chosen as the new top-rarity card but I can see the overlap with Beach Yog’s active.

Unfortunately, this event is horribly top heavy which may make players think twice before spending Magic Stones. This is because the lower rarity cards have failed to receive meaningful buffs (or any changes for that matter). As such, if you are truly GungHo for a certain card, it may be best to utilize the Monster Exchange system instead of rolling. Furthermore, many Super Godfests feature Seasonal cards and is how I acquired most of my 8-star monsters from this event. As such, waiting for those can be another viable way to acquire these cards while also having stronger miss-rolls.

This article will summarize each card’s strengths and weaknesses to give you a better understanding of what is in store within this event.

Video commentary

—video coming soon—

Overview

Beach REM Pros & Cons – August 15, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • 5 Magic Stones per roll
    • Friendly Monster Exchange rates
  • BJ received a huge buff
  • Adds depth for Water-oriented players
  • Actually came in the Summer
  • Terribly top-heavy event
    • Low rarity cards have low value
    • Many Troll Diamonds

 

Beach REM Rarities
9-Star Base
8-Star Base  
7-Star Base B Meta B Sonia B Pandora  
6-Star Base summer urd B Chester Meimei B Lakshmi
5-Star Base B Kurone B Fuu
4-Star Base B Goemon B Navi

 

Beach REM Rankings – August 15, 2019
S
A B Meta
B B Sonia
C
B Pandora  summer urd B Goemon B Navi
D B Chester Meimei B Lakshmi B Kurone B Fuu

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking.

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should almost always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them.

Continue reading Beach REM Review and Analysis – August 2019

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Midsummer Week’s Tournament- Zeus Verse Strategies

Introduction

The Midsummer Week’s Ranking Dungeon has arrived in North America and features an exciting 12 floors. This basically screams out Zeus Verse time! For the most part, this will be the most accessible leader for the average player due to the fact that he is farmable while also having no team building restrictions. The only major drawback is that players must remain at full health.

While there are other builds available, they require more rare/hard to build compositions along with some relying on the No Skyfall badge. As such, I will be focusing on the most common choice: Zeus Verse (I also cannot make any of those teams so anything written about them is from observation, not actual experience).

118,500 clear

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Score breakdown

In Ranking Dungeons, players are scored based on the following:

  • Each Combo is worth 5,000 points
  • Each second remaining is worth 500 points
  • Hitting 40 Million damage is 10,000 points
  • Each active used to kill a floor (no combo made) is -5,000 points

Continue reading Midsummer Week’s Tournament- Zeus Verse Strategies

Final Fantasy REM 6 Stars Review and Analysis – July 2019

Monster information was generously added in by Adam aka tocshi.

Introduction

The Final Fantasy Collab is one of the older events in Puzzle and Dragons, but it has not been seen for quite some time. This has led to the vast majority of cards growing stale and forgotten. With that being said, the entire Collab is receiving a massive overhaul for both new monsters and new evolution forms for existing cards along with buffs across the board.

All of this will make Final Fantasy one of the best events in Puzzle and Dragons that also costs 5 Magic Stones per pull. What makes the Final Fantasy Collab so strong is the fact that it has one of the best Diamond/6* rates of any Collab (22.5%) along with each card having numerous forms. This grants them an additional layer of viability along with the Weapon Assist forms (Crystals) being exceptionally powerful.

With that being said, one of the biggest drawbacks of the Final Fantasy Collab is the massive rolling pool, which makes it significantly harder to acquire any one specific card. Thankfully, the 5 Magic Stone cost grants us the lowest cost if using the Monster Exchange system.

This article will summarize each card’s strengths and weaknesses along with examining each individual form they can assume. As a result, this will be an exceptionally long article and CTRL + F may be your best friend. Furthermore, I will be breaking up this review into two parts for 6, and 5/4-star cards.

The 5/4-star review can be found HERE.

Video commentary

—video coming soon—

Overview

Final Fantasy Pros & Cons – July 29, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • 5 Magic Stones per roll
    • Friendly Monster Exchange rates
  • Exceptionally high Diamond rate
    • 22.5% total
  • Cards have numerous forms
    • Provide different roles
    • Dupes are more welcomed
  • All 5-star cards have a Pixel form
    • Provides at least 2 VDP
  • Massive rolling pool
    • Harder to snipe a specific card
  • Top-heavy
    • Many lower rarity cards are just okay
Final Fantasy REM
 6 Star base Lightning Cloud Yuna Sephiroth Cecil LD Cecil
3305 3299
 5 Star base Squall Rinoa Zidane Tidus Bartz Terra
Shantotto Vaan 3294 3296
 4 Star base Vivi Ace Aemo Wol Rain 3303 3301
Final Fantasy REM – July 29, 2019
S Lightning Cloud Yuna Cecil 3305 3299
A 3294
B Sephiroth Rinoa Zidane Terra Vaan  Vivi Ace
C Squall Tidus Bartz Shantotto 3296 Wol Rain 3303 3301
D Aemo

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking. Icons only show the card’s evolved form, which may or may not be their best one.

Icons only show the evolved form for easier reference, which may or may not be the best one to pursue.

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them.

Continue reading Final Fantasy REM 6 Stars Review and Analysis – July 2019

Final Fantasy REM 5 & 4 Stars Review and Analysis – July 2019

Monster information was generously added in by Adam aka tocshi.

Introduction

The Final Fantasy Collab is one of the older events in Puzzle and Dragons, but it has not been seen for quite some time. This has led to the vast majority of cards growing stale and forgotten. With that being said, the entire Collab is receiving a massive overhaul for both new monsters, but also new evolution forms for existing cards along with buffs across the board.

All of this will make Final Fantasy one of the best events in Puzzle and Dragons that also costs 5 Magic Stones per pull. What makes the Final Fantasy Collab so strong is the fact that it has one of the best Diamond/6* rates of any Collab (22.5%) along with each card having numerous forms. This grants them an additional layer of viability along with the Weapon Assist forms (Crystals) being exceptionally powerful.

With that being said, one of the biggest drawbacks of the Final Fantasy Collab is the massive rolling pool, which makes it significantly harder to acquire any one specific card. Thankfully, the 5 Magic Stone cost grants us the lowest cost if using the Monster Exchange system.

This article will summarize each card’s strengths and weaknesses along with examining each individual form they can assume. As a result, this will be an exceptionally long article and CTRL + F may be your best friend. Furthermore, I will be breaking up this review into two parts for 6 and 5/4-star cards.

The 6-star review can be found HERE.

Video commentary

—video coming soon—

Overview

Final Fantasy Pros & Cons – July 29, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • 5 Magic Stones per roll
    • Friendly Monster Exchange rates
  • Exceptionally high Diamond rate
    • 22.5% total
  • Cards have numerous forms
    • Provide different roles
    • Dupes are more welcomed
  • All 5-star cards have a Pixel form
    • Provides at least 2 VDP
  • Massive rolling pool
    • Harder to snipe a specific card
  • Top-heavy
    • Many lower rarity cards are just okay
Final Fantasy REM
 6 Star base Lightning Cloud Yuna Sephiroth Cecil LD Cecil
3305 3299
 5 Star base Squall Rinoa Zidane Tidus Bartz Terra
Shantotto Vaan 3294 3296
 4 Star base Vivi Ace Aemo Wol Rain 3303 3301
Final Fantasy REM – July 29, 2019
S Lightning Cloud Yuna Cecil 3305 3299
A 3294
B Sephiroth Rinoa Zidane Terra Vaan  Vivi Ace
C Squall Tidus Bartz Shantotto 3296 Wol
Rain 3303 3301
D Aemo

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking. Icons only show the card’s evolved form, which may or may not be their best one.

Icons only show the evolved form for easier reference, which may or may not be the best one to pursue.

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them.

Continue reading Final Fantasy REM 5 & 4 Stars Review and Analysis – July 2019

Question Time with Mantastic – August 2019

Introduction

The general gist of Question Time posts are for players to ask various PAD-related questions that do not have a simple/Google-able answer or related article on my website. I do play other games and have often found myself having specific/unique questions about it but have no where to go and can imagine this may hold true for some of my readers.

With that being said, there will be some restrictions on the types of questions I will be answering.

If planning on commenting on a regular basis, it is advantageous to create a WordPress account to both receive notifications as well as giving me a point of reference as to who I am responding to.

Do’s and Don’t

download For the most part, almost any question will be answered, even some non-invasive Off-Topic ones; however, it is best to ask questions that require explanation/why/my personal opinion. The following examples are Fantastic types of questions to ask:

  • Of these options, what is the best Yusuke team I can make for Arena 3?
  • What direction do you think GungHo will take with the 4x HP leads?
  • Can Heart Cross teams be revived and if so, how?

x The following types of questions will not be answered by me either because it has a simple Google-able answer or shows a lack of effort on the reader’s part:

  • Anything that Google/Padx can answer
  • A link to your entire Monster Box and saying “make me a team”

Conclusion

I hope my readers use this opportunity to ask questions that will hopefully improve their overall game play and progression.

Happy Puzzling!

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July 29 New Evolutions & Buffs

Introduction

Monday night saw the release of several exciting evolutions along with various buffs to existing cards as was promised on the GHNA stream. The other key/major announcement is the the highly anticipated return of the Final Fantasy Collab which will be coming soon (my guess is next Monday).

Regardless, this article will provide my thoughts on the more notable buffs/changes that were released last night.

Official posting can be found HERE.

Fenrir Viz Solo Arena 5

–video coming soon–

New evolutions

Mega Awoken Skuld

Active: Delay enemies for 1 turns; Unlock all orbs; Change all orbs to Water, Wood, and Heal orbs (12 turn CD)

Leader Skill: 5x ATK for Water Att.; 2x HP for Wood Att.; 3x ATK and reduce damage taken by 25% when matching 5 orbs in L shape [4/225/1/43.75%]

Awakenings: Bind Immune Bind Immune   Skill Lock Resist
Super Awakenings: 45 
Typing: Machine / God
Weighted Stats (Limit Break): 1100 (1320)
HP 6175 (7410) / ATK 1911 (2293) / RCV 301 (361)

Pros
Cons
  • Massive effective HP
    • 4x HP / 43.75% Damage Reduction
  • High personal damage with L
  • LS triggers from any 5 orbs in L
    • Easy to activate from any board
    • Not tied to combo count
  • SA can cover FUA if needed
  • HP tied to Wood cards
    • Not really needed for all cards
  • L’s are clunky
    • Lower combo count
    • Harder to VDP

Skuld follows the trend of tremendously durable cards due to her massive Effective HP. She combines both 4x HP and 43.75% Damage Reduction which is only tied to any L (5) match of orbs. This gives her significantly higher consistency compared to Fatalis as both her Damage Reduction and maximum multiplier can be fulfilled from any given board. Continue reading July 29 New Evolutions & Buffs

4th REMDra Fever – 7×6 Event Strategies

Introduction

The REMDra Fever part 4 continues the trend of these special Ranking Dungeons for North American players. These events can allow players to achieve a Crown by simply hitting the cap of 999,999 points along with lucrative rewards along the way. With that being said, it will take numerous runs to achieve but will be faster this time around due to the 7×6 board but one can still augment their scores by following the strategies outlined in this article.

With that being said, the dungeon is profitable to run over and over again as it only costs 30 stamina and offers valuable drops. Furthermore, any number of players can achieve a Crown and is not only given to the first X number of players to hit 999,999.

This article will explain the rules for REMDra Fever and how to maximize your score potential.

4th REMDra Fever Event: 7/26 (Fri) 12am ~ 7/28 (Sun) 11:59pm (UTC-8)

Video commentary/clear

–video coming soon–

Scoring system

The REMDra Fever Ranking Tournament values players in significantly different ways and we must alter our play style accordingly. Continue reading 4th REMDra Fever – 7×6 Event Strategies

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