Right before the release of coop dungeons, I hit the coveted rank 500 milestone. I meant to do this post then, but was swept up in the frenzy of coop and the Cauchemar ranking dungeon, I had to put it on hold.
PAD as a whole has been advancing quickly with the advent of 3 minute stamina, numerous best friend resets, experience of a lifetime, and now coop dungeons. All of these give players the opportunity to rank up at an increased rate. Regardless, it still takes a very long time to reach rank 500. This journey took me over 850 days to reach. For fun, 88 million experience translates into:
- 58,666.7 Tower of Giants, Dragons of the Tower runs (at 1,500 exp per run)
- 6,518.5 King of Gods runs (at 13,500 exp per run)
- 1,333.3 Zaerog Infinity runs (at 48,000 exp per run)
- 440 Experience of a Lifetimes at 200k experience each
A few personal achievements I want to highlight is having my dream Awoken Sakuya team achieve hypermax status through the final skill up on Elia . Invade farming is a depressing experience and I ended up using a lot of Shynpy as I remember going one day 0/43 on invades. Granted we can now farm as a guarenteed spawn (not drop) in Mythic God Rush coop mode, but I managed to max skill her beforehand. To a certain extent, the earlier you hop on a powerful monster’s bandwagon, the more benefit you will reap as many monsters do succumb to powercreep over time.
In addition, I had always dreamed of owning an Apollo when I pulled my Sakuya about 2 years ago, and the most recent godfest granted me my old wish. I am probably not going to use him for his original intention as a sub, but he is at least there should I desire his presence.
In addition, I also completed my 16th +297 monster as I want to branch out into other types of teams aside from .
The 3 teams I wish to work on/towards are my Yomi Dragon along with I&I and the future Awoken Archdemon Lucifer upon release.
I have no issues with leveling and evolving monsters due to the abundance of pal points and have not farmed those types of dungeons in a very long time. As such, I am mostly waiting the return of 10x descends to plus out my teams in order to capitalize on their current power.
In addition, I plan to start diving deeper into the mythic difficulties of coop with only Zaerog Infinity cleared solo (I coop-ed with myself and cleared Nordis which you can find HERE). Both these I can reliably clear and will make a post at a later date discussing the viability of farming 500 monster points via the PreDRAs .
Overall, I am quite satisfied and happy with the direction Puzzle and Dragons is heading and look forward to many more ranks and fun to come.
7 thoughts on “Rank 500 and beyond”
Elia is not a guaranteed drop on god rush mythical +
Ah, well maybe I have just gotten lucky so far, editing. Thanks =)
So you get extra team every 100 and a pull of the century machine starting at 150 and every 100 after that? What’s the best pull you got off the century machine?
Correct about the extra team every 100 ranks. As of now, North America has only had the rank 150 Memorial Egg Machine and from that I got my third Amon -_- Fantastic got a dupe Indra so not much better luck in that regards. Hopefully the subsequent rank specific egg machines will come to NA faster!
That sucks I am at 224 was hoping for another pull soon got a freyr on my pull just need surtr to get her awoken form
Well congrats on Freyr as he is a fantastic card in their own right as a lead or sub. Awakening them will take time, but you will get there. Especially with the 3 minute stamina, you can try up to 9x a day on natural stamina.