Best Friend Reset is Coming and how to Improve Your Chances of Being Selected

If you have not used your BFF token or hit 150, 250, or rank 500, you will lose them after the next maintenance on
4/17 (Wed) 6pm (UTC-8)

Introduction

After the next maintenance, all players will be able to select a new Best Friend (BFF) along with the various Rank Machine resets. This is wonderful as it gives all players various benefits for free but you must use it or lose it. This is because the reset will give players another Best Friend selection that will not override your existing ones but failing to use a current selection will not carry over after the reset.

Best Friends are a vital part of your PAD experience as it will enable you to expand the leaders available as well as gaining additional Pal Points.

This article will explain the Friend and Best Friend System along with how you can improve your chances of being selected by strangers as well as how to form BFF Triangles.

From the previous reset, I was the first player on any PAD server to achieve 300/300 Best Friends on my Mantastic account and wondering if I can achieve that same status on Fantastic as I am around 175. With this in mind, if you wish to Best Friend Mantastic or Fantastic, please leave your ID number, your in game name, and which account you want to Best Friend. Mantastic can only accept a handful of players as I can only delete a few inactive BFF.

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Finding Friends

The first step to Pal Point domination is to find friends to populate your list. As you rank up, your friends list will max out at 50 players. You can add 5 additional friend slots for 1 magic stone, up to a maximum of 300 friends. Continue reading Best Friend Reset is Coming and how to Improve Your Chances of Being Selected

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What to do with all your Rainbow Event Medals

Introduction

With the REMDra Fever Ranking Dungeon coming to a close today, many players will be suddenly in possession of an additional 14 Rainbow Event Medals :eventmedal:. These medals are a limited currency used in the Monster Exchange System that does not stack. As such, they may be cluttering your Monster Box and the temptation to spend may be high.

At this point in time, Odysseus has been one of the best places to spend your Rainbow Event Medals but with the Monster Exchange Survey, players may have another medium to utilize these coins.

For the most part, I am inclined to only spend my Rainbow Event Medals on Odysseus due to the lower cost and sizable benefit as well as saving for future undetermined events.

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Limit availability

Rainbow Event Medals are a limited currency within Puzzle and Dragons due to the fact that they cannot be repeatedly farmed through stamina usage like Plus Eggs. As such, players should be conservative with their spending as we do not know what kind of content will be released in the future. Continue reading What to do with all your Rainbow Event Medals

REMDra Fever Ranking Dungeon Strategies [Round 2 7×6]

Introduction

Do you still have REMDra Fever? Eager to grind away for another two days for a second Crown?  Then you are in luck as Part 2, 7×6 has just begun!

The REMDra Fever Ranking Dungeon is completely different compared to previous Ranking tournaments because Crowns are not just awarded to the top X% of players. Instead, we receive a score for every successful clear of the REMDra Fever Ranking Dungeon and this will be added to all other clears. This cumulative total will then be used to determine our rewards but the most important aspect is players will secure a Crown if they hit 999,999 points. This Crown is guaranteed regardless of how much of the player base achieves this score.

This concept of a “free” Crown sounds almost too good to be true and it somewhat is. We only have a very limited amount of time to play these dungeons and if you are busy for those few days, you will be out of luck. Furthermore, the 999,999 score cap will be difficult/impossible to achieve without ranking up or refilling stamina.

[1st REMDra Duration]: 4/11 (Thu), 12:00 AM – 4/12 (Fri), 11:59 PM (UTC-8)
[2nd REMDra Duration]: 4/13 (Sat), 12:00 AM – 4/14 (Sun), 11:59 PM (UTC-8)

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

As a side note, Part 2 will be faster due to the 7×6 aspect as it will yield higher average scores per run. Furthermore, players may wish to farm the dungeon for the lucrative rewards and there is a swipe build available to hasten this process.

If you are interested in some 7×6 solving strategies, check out my previous article HERE.

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Swipe Faming


New scoring system

The REMDra Fever Ranking Tournament values players in significantly different ways and we must alter our play style accordingly. Continue reading REMDra Fever Ranking Dungeon Strategies [Round 2 7×6]

REMDra Fever Ranking Dungeon Strategies [Round 1]

Introduction

Do you like Crowns? Do you like Grinding? Are you tired of only the top 3-7% getting Crowns? Do you enjoy painful time constraints? If you answered yes to all of the above then you will love the REMDra Fever Ranking Dungeon! In fact there are two parts which means players have the chance to earn two Crowns!

The REMDra Fever Ranking Dungeon is completely different compared to previous Ranking tournaments because Crowns are not just awarded to the top X% of players. Instead, we receive a score for every successful clear of the REMDra Fever Ranking Dungeon and this will be added to all other clears. This cumulative total will then be used to determine our rewards but the most important aspect is players will secure a Crown if they hit 999,999 points. This Crown is guaranteed regardless of how much of the player base achieves this score.

This concept of a “free” Crown sounds almost too good to be true and it somewhat is. We only have a very limited amount of time to play these dungeons and if you are busy for those few days, you will be out of luck. Furthermore, the 999,999 score cap will be difficult/impossible to achieve without ranking up or refilling stamina.

[1st REMDra Duration]: 4/11 (Thu), 12:00 AM – 4/12 (Fri), 11:59 PM (UTC-8)
[2nd REMDra Duration]: 4/13 (Sat), 12:00 AM – 4/14 (Sun), 11:59 PM (UTC-8)

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

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New scoring system

The REMDra Fever Ranking Tournament values players in significantly different ways and we must alter our play style accordingly. Continue reading REMDra Fever Ranking Dungeon Strategies [Round 1]

Original Cloud City’s Scarlet Blaze Clears

Introduction

Cloud City’s Scarlet Blaze makes a return to North America and is an exact repeat of its first inception. With this in mind, I have decided to simply repost my original clears with older and less ideal teams here. The main point of this is to showcase how one can go about these dungeons as they do have troublesome mechanics despite us having better cards at our disposal.

Most of the commentary found below was from my initial impressions of the dungeon and it is actually quite interesting to see how team building has evolved over time.

Challenge 10

Challenge 10 was surprisingly straight forward and was actually done first try on both accounts.

Challenge 9

I realized from extensive testing on Fantastic that the poison skyfalls could easily ruin a promising run.

Challenge 8

Avoiding light and dark teams made Machine Hera easy to deal with as you ignore her 2 turns of light and dark absorb. Continue reading Original Cloud City’s Scarlet Blaze Clears

Rex, Sara, & Luna Trading Advice with Spring Fest Medal

Introduction

Starting on Wednesday, April 10, North American Players will be given 1 Spring Fest Medal to trade via the Monster Exchange system to acquire one new 7* Godfest Exclusive (GFE). For this event, Wandering Ancient Dragon Knight – Rex , Crimson Lotus Warrior, Echidna – Sara , and Dark Blade Divine Queen, Hera – Luna will all be available but only 1 may be acquired via the Spring Fest Medal.

This is quite exciting as players will be able to choose the best card for their Monster Box; however, all three of these new cards will be available in the upcoming Super Godfest. Furthermore, with the inclusion of a special IAP bundle, players are also able to acquire a random 7* GFE.

With this in mind, players who plan on purchasing the IAP bundle or roll in the upcoming Super Godfest should wait to exchange after all has been done. This is to avoid rolling a duplicate after trading as cards tend to have significantly more value if it is the only copy you own.

This article will summarize each card’s strengths and weaknesses to help players determine which is the best GFE to choose.

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Monster Exchange

Starting Wednesday, April 10, players will be able to trade in a free Spring Fest Medal for one of the three new Fest Monsters via the Monster Exchange system. This is a one time trade and cannot be reversed, thus it is best to wait until after rolling in the Super Godfest or if purchasing the special IAP bundle to ensure one does not acquire a dupe card. Continue reading Rex, Sara, & Luna Trading Advice with Spring Fest Medal

Monster Exchange Survey Advice

Introduction

On Monday’s GungHo NA stream, it was announced that the Monster Exchange Survey will be available to North American players.

This event allows players to vote for a Godest Exclusive (GFE) to be featured in the Monster Exchange System and gives us the opportunity to potentially acquire a valuable card.

Unfortunately, the trading ratio was quite unfavourable in Japan and resulted in few players actually being able to take advantage of it.

Voting can be done HERE.

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JP results

Due to the fact that the JP server is 2 months ahead of North America, we are able to see what events/goodies are being released a head of time to better plan our PAD future.

Thankfully, this included the Monster Exchange Survey where Zela was the number one voted card. The reason for Zela winning is largely due to her incredible sub potential as she is arguably the strongest wood card in the game due to her incredible kit. Furthermore, duplicates are used for luxury farming teams along with leader we do not have in NA (JP-exclusive Collabs).

With this in mind, I do not foresee Zela winning our survey as she has less applications for NA players. Continue reading Monster Exchange Survey Advice

Puzzling those Dragons

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