November 25 New Evolutions – MA Raijin, Fujin, & More

Introduction

One wonderful aspect of PAD is how older cards receive new evolutions that can completely overhaul their kit and allows them to become top-tier monsters.

As such, players should never sell or Trade away their only copy of a given card because there is always the chance it will receive a new and powerful evolution in the future.

This holds true for the latest batch of new evolutions as Raijin has now become a tremendously valuable card due to her potent Leader Skill and personal damage. While Raijin is one of the stars of this new wave of cards, there are several others worth pursuing and this article will highlight the strengths and weaknesses for the new Evolutions found within this update.

Official GHNA post can be found HERE.

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New Evolutions

Raijin

Pros
Cons
  • Significant personal damage
    • 3 7c 45 & 3 TPA TPA
    • Huge ATK stat
    • Can use Zaerog Weapon
  • Low cooldown active
    • Unlocks board
    • Board changer
    • ATK debuff overwriter
  • Powerful Leader Skill
    • High Effective HP
    • Easy to activate
    • High damage output
  • Favourable Fasca pairing
    • 3 / 288 / 4/  43.75% / FUA / 7×6
  • Restricted to Attackers
    • Offset by strong pool available
  • 18 SB Skill Boost needed to Transform Fasca

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GungHo Collab Review and Analysis – November 2020

Introduction

The GungHo Collab returns to North America with a large list of buffs and new evolutions for existing cards along with several debuting cards.

As a whole, this event does have respectable rolling rates as over 50% of the cards are Diamonds with the majority having value at this point in time. On the other hand, the bottom rarity may not be as appealing for players with more developed Boxes and will appear nearly half the time.

With this in mind, it is perfectly acceptable to treat this as a Trade-only event as there are several top rarity cards that are wonderfully powerful along with Monster Exchanges requiring five 6-star GFE.

Regardless of this, this article will outline the pros and cons for each card to give players a better understanding of what to expect in the GungHo Collab Rare Egg Machine.

One thing to keep in mind is that many of the cards at the 7 and 6-star rarity are cycled out with each event so cards like Zeta will not be available.

Video commentary

—video coming Monday—

Overview

GungHo Collab REM Pros & Cons – November 2020
Pros
Cons
  • GungHo owned
    • Will always return on a regular basis
    • Buffs on regular basis
    • No rush to roll
  • Big rolling pool
    • Harder to roll dupes
  • 25% chance for top rarity
    • Exceptionally high
  • 6 Magic Stones per roll
  • Bottom rarity has middling value for developed Boxes
    • Nearly 50% of rolls
  • Big rolling pool
    • Hard to get what you want
    • May be better Monster Exchanging
GungHo Collab REM Rarities
7-Star Base
(25% total)

6-Star Base
(27% total)
 
5-Star Base
(48% total)
GungHo Collab REM – November 2020
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show Base form

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

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8th Anniversary Festival! Survey Reward Egg Machine

Introduction

The votes have been tabulated and the winners have been announced for the 8th Anniversary Festival! Survey Reward Egg Machine.

This is a special one-time gift pull where players will be awarded one of the five most voted Pantheon cards for free. I always love free stuff but sadly, this event does not feature a separate Egg Machine to continue pulling from this event and you will have to hope you pull the card you actually want from your one free pull.

On the other hand, all of the featured cards are highly relevant for a variety of teams and I wish to highlight each of their uses.

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Winners & Commentary

If you find yourself with multiple copies of any of these cards, one possible use can be having several copies with different Latents as we cannot easily change/swap them between a single card.

For example, if you owned only 1 Diaochan , you may want to have one of them using a Poison Surge and the other with Jammer Surge depending on the dungeon at hand. Continue reading 8th Anniversary Festival! Survey Reward Egg Machine

5 Magic Stone Thanksgiving Godfest + Yurisha Debut Nov. 13 – 15

Introduction

Friday marks the start of a special 5-Magic Stone Godfest where players will have a 20% chance of rolling any Godfest Exclusive and 80% chance for a Pantheon card.

While these are lower rates when directly compared to a Super Godfests, one must remember that Super Godfests have double the Magic Stone cost and a 33% chance for a GFE.

This means players can enjoy 2 rolls for the same price with a 20% chance of hitting a GFE each time. Furthermore, newer players will be able to acquire more Pantheon cards with greater ease as many of them will still be meaningful to their Monster Box’s development.

With that being said, this Godfest features less collateral benefits compared to Super Godfests as all rolls only come with 55 Pluses along with the Pantheon cards being less Evolved.

For a brand new player, this may be a slight turn off as it was possible to potentially roll a ready-made team from Super Godfests. On the other hand, Pluses and Evolution materials will be plentiful at some point and the Magic Stone discount is always meaningful.

Finally, this Godfest will also feature the debut of the brand new Godfest Exclusive, Yurisha .

Video commentary

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Rolling line up

7* GFE (1% each, 6% total)
   
7* GFE (0.5% each, 4% total)
6* GFE (1% each, 6% total)
Blodin
6* GFE (0.5% each, 4% total)
3268 Scheat Eschamali
Pantheon cards (1.45% each, 79.75% total)

Yurisha


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King of Fighters Review and Analysis – November 2020

Introduction

The King of Fighters Collab returns to North America after a prolong absence. This means that all cards have received various buffs along with new evolutions.

In fact, each card has at least 3 different forms they can pursue which does give more flexibility to a given card. Sadly, none feature Weapon Assists along with painfully low Weighted Stats at the 5-star rarity which comprises 82.5% of the rolling pool.

While this does mean that players have a much higher chance at a top rarity card compared to most other Collabs, the bottom rarity does not offer much to even a modestly developed Monster Box. As such, if you are truly interested in any of the top rarity cards, it would be best to utilize the Monster Exchange system.

Regardless of this, this article will outline the pros and cons for each card to give players a better understanding of what to expect in the King of Fighters Collab Rare Egg Machine.

Video commentary

—video coming Monday—

Overview

King of Fighters Collab REM Pros & Cons – November 2020
Pros
Cons
  • 17.5% chance for any 6-star card
  • Each card has 3+ evolutions
    • Grants more flexibility
  • 5 Magic Stones to roll
  • Big rolling pool
    • Harder to roll dupes
  • 5-star cards are lackluster
    • None bring any true value to modestly developed Boxes
    • Comprise 82.5% of the rolling pool
  • No Weapon Assists
  • Poor event to roll in
    • Best to just Monster Exchange
King of Fighters Collab REM Rarities
6-Star Base
(17.5% total)

5-Star Base
(82.5% total)

King of Fighters Collab REM – November 2020
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show Base form

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

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[PSA] 80 Free Magic Stones, Pantheon Survey, & Watch Ads for Box Space

Introduction

Puzzle and Dragons can often be an overwhelming game due to the sheer volume of content that can be found within the game along with continuously rotating events.

In fact, there is a strong likelihood that some aspects of events or updates may be overlooked/forgotten and I would like to take the time to share three notable things that are going on in PAD right now.

In this article you will find out how to acquire 80 Magic Stones, voting within a Pantheon Survey for a special REM, and how to watch Ads for additional Monster Box space.

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80 Magic Stones

I love Magic Stones. You probably also love Magic Stones. Getting 80 for free is fantastic but it is hidden away in the Achievements tab: Continue reading [PSA] 80 Free Magic Stones, Pantheon Survey, & Watch Ads for Box Space

Question Time with Mantastic – November 2020

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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10 Magic Stone Seasonal Super Godfest Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Introduction

Today marks the debut of an exciting Seasonal Super Godfest that features both Academy Valeria and the highly coveted Valentine’s Ideal .

What makes Seasonal Super Godfets special is the inclusion of top rarity Seasonal cards alongside Godfest Exclusives with Pantheon cards comprising the bottom rarity. While the Magic Stone cost is doubled compared to rolling in a Seasonal event, the odds are more in your favour here. This is because you have around a 1/3 chance to acquire any top rarity Seasonal or Godfest Exclusive along with a modest chance for 7* Seasonals and finally Pantheons rounding out the rest of the rolls.

This is significantly better compared to rolling a 5-star Halloween card that has essentially no value and this Seasonal Super Godfest can also snag some Trade Fodder or valuable cards overall.

Video commentary

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Rolling line up

9* Seasonal (1.5% each, 3% total)

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Halloween REM Review and Analysis – October 2020

Introduction

The Halloween event returns to North America just in time for the spookiest day of the year and comes with various buffs and new cards within the Rare Egg Machine.

Generally speaking, Seasonal events tend to be quite lackluster to roll in as they usually feature tremendously old cards who have not seen any meaningful buffs for numerous years. Furthermore, these cards often populate the bottom rarity of these events while also being the most likely card to roll due to their inflated rolling rates.

As such, the majority of rolls will be lackluster and leads me to avoid rolling and using the Monster Exchange system if it will prove valuable.

Regardless of this, this article will outline the pros and cons for each card to give players a better understanding of what to expect in the Halloween REM event.

Video commentary

—video coming Monday—

Overview

Halloween REM Pros & Cons – October 2020
Pros
Cons
  • Spooky themed event
  • Easy event to skip/pass
  • Scariest thing is the rolling rates
    • 75%+ for 5 or 6-star
  • Terrible value at bottom rarities
  • Don’t roll
Halloween REM Rarities
9-Star Base
(2% total)
 
8-Star Base
(4.5% total)
7-Star Base
(17.8% total)
2406  
6-Star Base
(36% total)
3224 3225 2409 H Vampire Halloween Alraune
5-Star Base
(39.7% total)
3226 3227 3230 3228 3229
Halloween REM – October 2020
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C 2406  2409 H Vampire 3229
D 3224 3225 Halloween Alraune 3226 3227 3230 3228

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show highest non-Weapon Assist form if possible

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

The bottom rarity should be the main motivation to roll in an event and here is a brief summary showcasing their awakenings and/or Weapon Assists if applicable. Awakenings in (brackets) are Super Awakenings.

  • 3226 TPA Dark row Skill Boost Skill Boost Dragon Killer Skill Lock Resist Dragon Killer Dark row Dark row ( TPA ) – D
  • 3227 Poison resist Poison resist Poison resist TPA Devil killer Dragon Killer 37 Healer Killer ( ) – D
  • 3230 TPA Auto heal Auto heal Auto heal Auto heal Auto heal Auto heal Auto heal  ( 45 ) – D
  • 3228 Skill Boost +heart +heart +heart blue + orb blue + orb blue + orb blue + orb blue + orb ( Skill Boost ) – D
  • 3229 Bind Immune Bind Immune Skill Boost Skill Boost Skill Boost TPA Devil killer Devil killer (TPA ) – C

Continue reading Halloween REM Review and Analysis – October 2020

Sin Dragon Key Shard Farming – 2P Pixel Woodsie + Zeus Dios

Introduction

The Sin Dragon and Key Heroes event features powerful Weapon Assists that can be farmed by repeatedly playing the event dungeon over and over again.

For myself, I have decided to use my Fantastic account to self coop as I already had the entire team made along with it being easy to use and low investment.

If you are wondering why farming these Shards is important or which Keys to pursue, please check out my Sacred and Cursed Key Guide HERE.

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Team set up

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