I probably speak for everyone in saying that Awoken Spodet and her 200k absorb shield is one of the deadliest encounters in Puzzle and Dragons. is a dangerous encounter that can be found in many challenge dungeons, Arena, or Sphinx Descended. She is the cause of many heart breaks and I wanted to share some strategies I use to mitigate the risk.
- ~1.5 million health
- Light element to start and switches to dark when under 50%.
- Absorbs all damage dealt above 200k
- Kills you after 4 turns
The damage absorb is triggered by any single attack that exceeds 200k damage (affected by elemental bonuses). Single attack refers to a single element attack on a monster (whether main or sub attribute)
The above image shows a perfect amount of damage dealt provided is in her light element (if she was dark, all the light damage would have healed her instead). Even though the 2 leader’s total damage exceeds 200k, each individual attack falls below that threshold and will still deal damage. In addition, damage is dealt starting with your own leader and then left to right starting with your first sub for their primary attribute. After your friend’s leader has attacked with their primary attribute, you then deal damage left to right again with your sub element. Therefore, the ordering of your subs can play a critical role, especially if you have an exceptionally high attack sub. Those should be placed first in case they accidentally heal the boss.
The teams that will have the greatest success against are those who have more controllable damage through either a scaling multiplier, two prong attack or row based, or leader skills tied to active usage for additional damage.
A scaling multiplier refers to leaders that gain additional damage by matching more combos. Two good examples are Awoken Shiva and Awoken Bastet . These two both deal significantly less damage with few combos matched and both are reliant.
Some leaders who have favourable match ups against Sopdet include, but not limited to:
- Awoken Shiva
- Awoken Bastet
- Awoken Lucifer (sets of 3 and 4 dark orbs)
- Awoken Pandora
- Awoken I&I & Ryune +
- Awoken Thor & Saria +
- Awoken Freyja & Sylvie +
- Awoken Yomi (match 5, nothing else)
- Shiva Dragon
All of these leaders can control their damage and can gently ping away at her health. For a long time, I choose to bring my Awoken Bastet for those dungeons because it ensured a nearly 100% success rate on Sopdet while retaining the burst necessary for the other floors.
Hopefully this sheds some light on how deal with bosses who have low thresholds for damage absorption. Best of luck in your PAD journeys and Happy Puzzling!