To Kuroyuri, or not to Kuroyuri

Introduction

The GungHo Collab returns to North America on Wednesday, January 16th and comes while the REM portion is reasonable overall, being able to purchase Kuroyuri  for 750,000 Monster Points is exciting.

At this point in time, there are not too many things to spend Monster Points on and while the 750,000 price tag is quite steep, Kuroyuri is a powerful card to own. Unfortunately, players require two of her to fully capitalize on her unique abilities.

This article will explain how Kuroyuri works and why can be beneficial to purchase for your Monster Box for the limited duration of the GungHo Collab event.

Video commentary

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Monster Point system

The Monster Point system has been around for a couple of years and over time has become more user friendly in the sense that players are able to acquire MP more easily. The Monster Point Shop can be accessed via Shop -> Purchase Monster. Continue reading To Kuroyuri, or not to Kuroyuri

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10 Magic Stone GungHo Collab Godfest Review and Analysis – January 2019

Introduction

Starting on Wednesday January 16, the GungHo Collab will return to North America alongside a special 10-Stone Godfest. This differs from the original debut of the GungHo Collab as players will be able to roll various other monsters for 10 instead of 6 Magic Stones. To “compensate” for the higher price, all rolls will come out at Max Level, +297, and fully Awoken.

These collateral benefits are largely wasted and are not justification enough for the inflated price, but even after adjusting for the higher cost, are still better value compared to vanilla Godfests.

As a whole, the GungHo Collab REM portion is reasonable for the average player but none of the cards dramatically shake up the meta and are more for niche uses. With that being said, the 7-star cards have received Limit Breaking and Super Awakenings which dramatically improve their overall viability.

This article will provide a review of all the REM cards within the GungHo Collab and you can use this information to help make a decision of whether or not rolling is a good idea. Cards such as Kuroyuri  and other GungHo Collab-related events will be discussed in a separate article.

Super Godfests have historically had a 33% rolling rate so it would not be surprising if the GungHo Collab Godfest mirrored that pattern due to the 10-Magic Stone cost.

Official rolling rates and line up can be found in game during the event.

Video commentary

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Overview

GungHo Collab REM
 7 Star base      
 6 Star base
 5 Star base
GungHo Collab REM Rankings – January 12, 2018
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A         
B
C     
D  

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 10 Magic Stone GungHo Collab Godfest Review and Analysis – January 2019

Farm a Eugeo

Introduction

The Sword Art Online Collab is now in full swing and while Rare Egg Machine portion is lackluster, the Farmable Eugeo  is an incredibly valuable card and should be acquired by most players.

The reason for this is that he functions as a superior Meridionalis  from a speed-farming perspective along with possessing an invaluable active skill.

Eugeo can be acquired through either 5 Rainbow Event Medals :eventmedal: or by heavily grinding the SAO event dungeon. Either way, one can find Eugeo in the Monster Exchange Event tab for the duration of the SAO event.

Video commentary

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Eugeo at a glance

Eugeo

Active: Change top-most row & bottom-most row into Water orbs. Increases time limit of orb movement by 150% for 2 turns. (15 turn cooldown) Continue reading Farm a Eugeo

Sword Art Online Collab Review and Analysis – January 2019

Introduction

The Sword Art Online (SAO) Collab makes a debut to North America on January 7th, 2019 and follows the recent trend of 5-Stone machines having Weapon Assist forms at the top rarity. This is valuable because it can open up team building compositions along with expanding the value a 6-star card can bring. Furthermore, all 6-star cards will be available through the Monster Exchange system but tend to fall short as a whole.

The main problem with the Sword Art Online Collab is that most of the cards are not meta changing despite being reasonable overall. Furthermore, the 5-star pool is quite lacking which means players will mostly be chasing for the top rarity cards. Thankfully, the event has a valuable event dungeon which can yield lucrative rewards and cards with Eugeo  being a must have.

This article will examine each of the Egg Machine cards featured in the SAO Collab to give players an idea of what to expect and whether or not they should spend their Magic Stones.

As always, the decision of whether to roll or not to roll will still come down to individual preference and how much you value the cards or franchise.

On a positive note, all of the Voice Awakenings  will be in Japanese and there will be no option to convert to English.

Video commentary

—video coming soon (when I get over this cold/sore throat)—

Overview

Sword Art Online REM
 6 Star base     
 5 Star base  
Sword Art Online Rankings – January 3, 2018
S
A    
B   
C    
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

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

Continue reading Sword Art Online Collab Review and Analysis – January 2019

REMDra Descended Returns to NA!

Introduction

Starting on Wednesday, January 2, the North American server will enjoy another Gatcha-Dragon event in which players can participate for lucrative individual and server-wide rewards.

The event lasts for a week and comes in two difficulties with each one having a chance for an Egg MachineDra to spawn. Each successful clear with an Egg MachineDra appearance will count towards your personal progression as well as the server total and once certain thresholds have been met, rewards will be distributed.

This is a wonderful event as it gives players of various levels of progression the chance to grind towards something meaningful.

With that being said, there is the chance that players will receive 2 free pull in the Heroine REM which means one should hold off on using the Monster Exchange system in case fortune smiles upon you.

Just be aware that the dungeon follows a Limited Time Dungeon (LTD) format so one must check each day to see their play times. This can be done in game via the LTD tab.

Video commentary

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How it works

The Descended functions like the previous REMDra event North America had last October in that players have the opportunity to play for both personal and server-wide rewards. Continue reading REMDra Descended Returns to NA!

Monster Point Spending Advice – January 2019 + Dark Meimei Commentary

Introduction

The New Year kicks off with a bang through the generosity of GungHo North America in both Magic Stones, new Challenge dungeons, and Monster Points (MP). In fact, just logging in once during the month of January will give all players 700,000 Monster Points through their in-game mail.

For newer players, this will be the most they have ever had and the temptation to spend them immediately will be great. With that being said, I want to caution players from making ill-informed decisions and wasting this amazing gift.

This article will explain how the Monster Point system works, basic do’s and don’ts, a review of the new Dark Meimei , and an overview of the best MP cards to purchase at this point in time

Video commentary

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Monster Point system

The Monster Point system has been around for a couple of years and over time has become more user friendly in the sense that players are able to acquire MP more easily. The Monster Point Shop can be accessed via Shop -> Purchase Monster. Continue reading Monster Point Spending Advice – January 2019 + Dark Meimei Commentary

Question Time with Mantastic – January 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.

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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