Island Luau Godfest: Indian 1, Three Kingdoms, 4x Select GFE Review and Analysis

Godfest basics

When making the decision to roll or save your magic stones, you need to determine if the featured pantheons can benefit or compliment your teams. Chasing for one specific monster is unwise as you will most likely be disappointed and should ideally have Godfests that overlap with many target cards. Remember all monsters that come out of the REM will qualify for Skill Inheritance so do not be too hasty when selling dupes. For a more detailed team building help, please refer to my full list Popular Leader’s and their Full Sub List Post. Lastly, to find more information about a specific pantheon or monster, refer to my Master List to better refine your search. If you are considering to purchase a Four Gentlemen card, please read my Review and Comparison HERE.


Introduction

The Island Luau Godfest comes right before the PAD Island REM and presents players with a tough decision of where to spend their hard earned magic stones. To further entice players to roll this godfest, GungHo has combined a 4x GFE event alongside the release of Gremory Gremory and Ronove Ronove. Where you decide to spend your stones depends on your monster box and goals along with how desirable PAD Island is for you.

Green Forest Gala Cameo
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Day 1
Indian 1 GFE
Shiva Awoken Lakshimi Awoken Parv Awoken Indra Awoken Vritra Red Sonia Blue Sonia Green Sonia Kali Dark Kali
Ult Tsubaki Ult Sumire Ult Kaede Kanna Baby Satsuki
Urd Skuld ult evo Verd Fenrir Viz Fenrir
Baldin Balboa Gremory Ronove
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Day 2
Three Kingdoms GFE
A Cao Cao A Sun Quan A Liu Bei Awoken DQXQ A Lu Bu rodin Blodin Green Odin Metatron dtron
Red Sonia Blue Sonia Green Sonia Ult Zuoh Ilm
Gadius Typhon Ryune Saria Sylvie
Eschamali Scheat Australis Sherias Roots Sherias
Baldin Balboa Gremory Ronove

Day 1:

The Indian 1 Pantheon finally has all their Awoken evolutions; however, many of them are starting to fall out of the meta due to the speed of powercreep. Furthermore, Shiva Shiva, Lakshmi Awoken Lakshimi, and Parvati Awoken Parv only come into their full power with their awoken forms and will be quite weak beforehand. Thankfully, Indra Awoken Indra and Vritra Awoken Vritra have some value (albeit niche) on several teams prior to awoken evolutions. The main drawback of the Indian 1 is the delay between their uses on pull and acquiring their awoken evolution.

Indian 1

jjjjjjjjMonsterjjjjjjjjj  Notes
 Shiva
Shiva
Attacker / Devil
Time Extend Skill Boost TPA
TPA Skill Boost Enhnaced Fire Orb
Skill Lock Resist Time Extend
—-
Heart Fire Arrow Enhnaced Fire Orb +heart
Reduce enemy defence 75%
7 turn CD
Awoken Shiva is one of the hottest leads in Puzzle and Dragons as he forms a powerful 27.56x ATK / 2.25x RCV team that is two prong  TPA reliant (in a future update, currently 20.25x). Furthermore, his sub pool has no type restrictions other than they must have the fire attribute. This allows for great flexibility with team building along with compensating for fire’s normally low RCV. I enjoy Awoken Shiva’s playstyle as he combines speed and power and can clear high level content due to amazing burst potential. If you wish to read about how to properly construct a Shiva team, please refer to my Team Building Guide.

Unfortunately, Awoken Shiva does falter in the highest level content as his active is relatively weak and his damage output is heavily gated by active usage and may run out of steam mid dungeon. However, do not let this discourage you as he is capable of clearing Challenge 9s and some 10s with the right team and investment. You will also be able to find a huge number of friends due to his popularity.

Lastly, his sub potential is quite low as there are better options for a fire orb enhancer.

 Lakshmi
Awoken Lakshimi
Physical / God
Skill Boost Auto heal Bind Clear awakening
Time Extend blue + orb Skill Lock Resist
TPA Water Row
—-
4 Question Orb Arrow Heart + 25x ATK heal
8 turn CD
Awoken Lakshmi is an often overlooked water powerhouse as she forms an incredible 56.25x ATK / 2.25x RCV team that is focuses around water rows Water Row . For comparison sake, most other row leaders range from 10.25-25x ATK. Granted you have to match 6 connected heart orbs to do so (in any shape), but the augmented recovery and built in bind recovery Bind Clear awakening from the your leaders help alleviate team building stress. Your subs ideally need to generate both heart and water orbs and some noteworthy ones include, but are not limited to, Andromeda Bankai Andro, Ryune Ryune, Sumire Sumire, and Gabriel Gabriel.

With a built in heal and heart orb generating active, you can stall for actives with ease and the naturally high base HP on water type monsters allows you to survive attacks that most other non-HP multiplied teams could not. Furthermore, you are able to control your damage output by choosing how many heart orbs to match. This is becoming more vital with the advent of bosses with specific damage absorption shields. Lastly, her awakenings are all over the place and perhaps when her design phase they gave up and just gave her a little of everything.

Lakshmi’s main drawbacks are a difficulty finding friends along with almost no sub potential herself.

 Parvati
Awoken Parv
Balance / Devil
Poison resist Enhanced Wood Orb TPA
Auto heal TPA Skill Boost
Bind Immune Bind Immune
—-
Water Arrow Heart
Green Heart Arrow Enhanced Wood Orb +heart
5 turn CD
Awoken Parvati is another 56.25x ATK / 2.25x RCV leader who is also reliant on heart orb matching for damage. She is essentially the wood version of Lakshmi Awoken Lakshimi , but focuses on Two Prong Attacks TPA to deal lethal damage. This is fantastic as most of the strongest wood subs are TPA oriented and many have 3 of those awakenings. Furthermore, the bind immunity eases team building as you may not need to bring a bind clearing sub. Unfortunately, she lacks a recover bind Bind Clear awakening awakening to help the rest of her team. In addition, with her scaling multiplier, you can control your damage and also elect to not trigger two prong attacks to handle floors with specific damage absorptions.

There is not too much else to say for Parvati as she is a powerful lead who is capable of clearing Arena 1. Her main drawback is her lack of popularity as her leader skill requires some thinking to proc and many people are opting for more mindless/higher output leads.

On the bright side, her two tigers are both cute and majestic.

Indra
Awoken Indra
Dragon / Physical
Time Extend Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost
Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost Time Extend
TPA TPA
—-
75% damage reduction for 2 turns. 1 turn haste
13 turn CD
Awoken Indra has some of the most formidible artwork around and now covers the elusive wood attribute on rainbow teams. In addition, his dual TPA are favourable along with his two SBR and time extends. As such, Indra brings a great deal of defensive utility along with a powerful damage reduction shield. In his awoken form, he loses a turn of shielding for a single turn of haste along with a -2 turn cooldown. Some players find this discouraging as the old active helped ensure you survived dangerous mechanics without fear of death.

Indra lost his God typing in his awoken form and makes him less desirable for Ra Dragon Ra Dragon teams as he will no longer benefit from the full multiplier. As such, you could use his God typing form Indra for full multiplier and SBR coverage. However, Awoken Indra is a dream sub on Sherias Roots Sherias Roots teams due to the dragon typing and wood coverage.

Overall, Indra is a powerful card to roll for more endgame oriented players.

Vritra
Awoken Vritra
Dragon / Devil
Dark row Skill Boost Dark row
Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost Dark row
Dark row God Killer
—-
Varying damage to all enemies, 2x dark ATK
8 turn CD

Dragon & Devil 2x HP / 2x ATK. 3x ATK with dark + fire combo
2x HP / 6x ATK
Awoken Vritra is finally here and saves this impressive dragon with some of the most amazing artwork to date. Furthermore, GungHo has dramatically improved his functionality and enables him to become a 2x HP / 6x ATK lead for dragons and devils when matching dark and fire. This can be beautifully paired with Awoken Lucifer Awoken Archdemon Lucifer, Pandora Awoken Pandora, or even Loki Awoken Loki to form a more durable tank team.

However, Vritra will begin to find uses as a sub due to his incredible awakenings. You are able to upgrade his active via Skill Inheritance to avoid the self damage nuke on mono-dark teams.

In addition to his prowess on mono-dark teams, Vritra can also be found on push button teams who wish to farm a dungeon quickly by pressing an active to sweep a floor. You must combine his active with a health reset (such as Goemon Goemon) to ensure full damage.

The HP reset is usually a bad thing, but on teams such as Dark Metatron dtron, it can be a lifesaver if you are unexpectedly healed too much.

Day 2

The Three Kingdoms have become one of the most desirable pantheons to own as each card brings a phenomenal amount of power and utility to their respective teams. Whether as leaders or superstar subs, you will want to own at least a few of these mighty warriors and are even respectable before their awoken evolutions so you will have value early on. Overall, the Three Kingdoms are one of the strongest pantheons and are worth pursuing.

 

Three Kingdoms

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 Cao Cao
Cao Cao
Dragon / Attacker
Fire Row
 Enhnaced Fire Orb Skill Lock Resist
Skill Boost Skill Boost TPA
TPA

R.D cao
Attacker / God
Fire Row Enhnaced Fire Orb Skill Lock Resist
Skill Boost Fire Row Dragon Killer


Water Arrow Fire
1 turn delay
9 turn CD
Cao Cao is an incredibly powerful mono fire sub due to his active combining an orb change and delay along with synergistic awakenings. Cao Cao is best matched with Awoken Shiva Shiva due to the heavy reliance on TPA TPA awakenings. However, you can still use him to great success on Gadius Gadius and Raoh Raoh teams due to the single Fire Row awakening and being the only high end delay fire monsters have.

One thing to keep in mind is that his other evolution R.D cao will gain Dragon Killer Dragon Killer and another Fire Row awakening which is more suitable to fire row teams (who still need a good leader) along with God typing (which mean Shiva Dragon Shiva D sub potential).

We are still waiting on the release of Awoken Cao Cao A Cao Cao who will have a leadership potential that is similar to Awoken Liu Bei, albeit without the super star of Zeus Dios.

Awoken Sun Quan
A Sun Quan
Healer / Physical
Water Row blue + orb Blind Resist
Skill Boost TPA Skill Lock Resist
TPA TPA—-
2 turn delay. 2x ATK water for 2 turns
13 turn CD
—-
Sun Quan
Sun Quan
Dragon / Healer
Water Row blue + orb Blind Resist
Skill Boost Water Row TPA
Time Extend
—-
Sun Quan B.L
God / Healer
Water Row blue + orb Blind Resist
Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist Dragon Killer

2 turn delay, 2x ATK Healer types for 2 turns
13 turn CD
Awoken Sun Quan now is able to enhance water type monsters for 2 turns instead of healers. This is quite a dramatic shift as it opens up new opportunities to use for both usage as a sub and assistant via Skill Inheritance. As a sub, Awoken Sun Quan can be used on every mono-water team as a replacement for Awoken I&I I&I as your damage enhancement and his physical typing grants him a spot on Blue Sonia Blue Sonia teams. In addition, he is capable of covering the water/fire attributes on rainbow teams although his active will mostly be used for the 2 turns of delay.

As a leader, Awoken Sun Quan is capable of forming a 36x ATK / 4x RCV team when matching Fire and Water along with using an active skill. This could be paired with Awoken Hermes A Hermes to bolster your HP, but the awkwardness and low output will probably have him used mostly as a sub.

In his other evolution forms, Sun Quan is a powerful and highly desired sub as he can cover the awkward water and wood elements on rainbow teams along with providing 2 turns of delay. The 2x damage for healers is simply icing on the cake, but may benefit numerous cards. With the advent of awakenings buff, his other evolution Sun Quan B.L has relevance due to possessing a skill lock resist Skill Lock Resist and dragon killer Dragon Killer awakenings along with regaining the god typing. This is important for Neptune Dragon Neptune Dragon , Awoken Ra Ra , and Ra Dragon Ra Dragon teams as the added god typing allows you to benefit from their full leader skill.

Sun Quan is also an excellent candidate for Skill Inheritance as the delay can prove invaluable.

Awoken Liu Bei
A Liu Bei
Physical / Attacker
Wood Row Enhanced Wood Orb Jammer Resist
Skill Boost Skill Boost Bind Immune
Bind Immune Wood Row
—-
Dark Heart Arrow Green + 20% Max HP heal and 2 turn bind clear
10 turn CD
—-
Liu Bei
Liu Bei
Dragon / Attacker
Wood Row Enhanced Wood Orb Jammer Resist
Skill Boost TPA TPA
TPA
—-
G.L Liu Bei
God / Attacker
Wood Row Enhanced Wood Orb Jammer Resist
Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist Dragon Killer
—-
Dark Heart Arrow Green + 3,000 HP heal
10 turn CD
Liu Bei was once regarded as a superstar wood sub when Awoken Bastet Bastet reigned supreme. However, his star has fallen quite far from grace and  is in an awkward position due to his awakenings and active synergy while we wait for his Awoken evolution. But once Awoken Liu Bei goes live, his star will once again soar into the heavens as both a super star lead and sub.

Awoken Liu Bei seems to do it all, double orb change, 20% maximum HP heal, 2 turns of bind clear while being bind immune, and a 64x ATK lead that stacks wood rows Wood Row. Perhaps it is his leadership potential that has everyone frantically scrambling to prepare a button team for coop farming. Double Liu Beis are capable of forming a 64x ATK / 4x RCV team when matching 9+ connected wood orbs. Thankfully, the future ultimate evolution Zeus Dios Ult Zeus Dios makes your life easy by being able to convert the entire board into wood on a 15-turn cooldown. Thus, coop teams would fill their sub roster with multiple Zeus Dios and simply button their way to victory. 0 skill required. I strongly suggest you read my full review of Awoken Liu Bei HERE.

Outside of a brainless and powerful leadership role, Awoken Liu Bei can be used as a sub on mono wood teams as a bind clearing sub who also is able to generate numerous wood orbs. In addition, the 20% heal has more impact on teams that multiply health or while playing coop.

Liu Bei’s Wood/Fire evolution has an incredible 3 TPA awakenings However, Liu Bei’s active makes TPA combo arrangements challenging because of the chance of wood overflow. A double orb changer is better suited to Wood Row oriented teams, but his awakenings puts him behind when compared to Australis Australis or G/D Artemis Artemis .

Regardless, once Awoken Liu Bei goes live, most players will immediately convert him into a superstar coop leader.

DQXQ
Awoken DQXQ
God / Dragon
Light Row Water Row Time Extend
Skill Boost Light Row Water Row
Skill Lock Resist Light Row

—-
Dark  Arrow Light
Fire Arrow Heart
Jammer Poison Arrow Water
8 turn CD
Awoken DQXQ is finally reuniting the two sisters to form a rainbow/light row hybrid leader who can achieve 100x damage! This has incredible burst potential while catering to players who enjoy rainbow teams as you are still required to match 4 elements. Furthermore, you are able to control your damage as your multiplier scales from 16-100x based on the number of linked water or light orbs. This is invaluable when facing content that has specific damage absorption shields. Unfortunately, Awoken DQXQ is vulnerable to binds and also lost her bind recover Bind Clear awakening awakening so you will need to carefully plan your team roster before tackling a dungeon. Furthermore, her lack of an HP or RCV multiplier may cause you problems when stalling or recovering from a large preemptives. However, you have immense sub flexibility due to skill inheritance and should be able to address any problematic mechanic. I strongly encourage you to read my detailed analysis of her HERE as I go into greater detail for team building and strategies. She is also my new favourite lead and have been almost playing her exclusively since her debut to clear essentially all the current content available.

Branching away from her leadership potential, Awoken DQXQ or her L/L DQXQ LL evolution act as a powerhouse mono light sub due to synergistic awakenings and complimenting active. She finds an ideal home on Saria Saria / Thor Thor teams and can also act as a pseudo bind clearer through Bind Clear awakening (in her L/L form) and a row of hearts provided she herself is not bound. L/L can also be found on Awoken Ama Amate or any other healer team as a staple sub.

For beginner players, any evolution DQXQ is a fantastic starting leader who will teach you comboing skills and provide a steady 16x multiplier. You can also mix and match with other rainbow leads to augment your damage output at the cost of a harder to activate multiplier.

Overall, DQXQ is an incredibly powerful monster for beginner and veteran players. Also, two is better than one and I am thankful GungHo reunited the sisters.

Lu Bu
A Lu Bu
God / Devil / Dragon
Dark row Dark Orb Enhance Bind Immune
Skill Boost Bind Immune Dark row
Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist Bind Clear awakening
—-
3x ATK for devils. HP set to 1
11 turn CD
Chaotic Flying General, Lu Bu has a fantastic name that will only become more spectacular with his newly created Bankai Evolution. Outside the new SBR and bind recover Bind Clear awakening awakening, Lu Bu has finally got his Dragon (and now Dragon typing) back! The bind recovery is especially valuable for your dark/devil teams as you now have a more reliable means to take care of binds. Many players were already using Lu Bu as a base for Skill Inheritance to counteract preemptive binds, but you may be able to have more flexibility due to his ability to remove binds with a horizontal heart orb match.

As a sub, Lu Bu  can be found on Awoken Lucifer Awoken Archdemon Lucifer and Awoken Pandora Awoken Pandora teams as the largest single turn nuke (ties with King Baddie King Baddie) and emergency bind clear if needed. Some may argue that a 3x nuke is excessive; however, with the pace of powercreep in end game dungeons, we may have to call upon Lu Bu’s active more in the coming months.

As a leader, Lu Bu provides 2x HP and 4.5x ATK for devil types when a skill is used (3x with no skill). This allows him to form a powerful tank team that can be paired with Pandora, Lucifer, or the future Nobunaga Nobunaga to form a 2x HP / 40.5x ATK / 1.5x RCV devil team. That’s 40.5x ATK on a dark row Dark row team. You will obliterate everything when combined with Lu Bu’s active. Move over Red Sonia Red Sonia.

Conclusion

Day 2 has significantly more value compared to Day 1 as all the Three Kingdoms are powerful and useful even before their Ultimate Evolutions. However, I strongly encourage you to read my post on PAD Island as it is a limited time Collab REM that has incredible value.

Let me know what you hope to roll this Godfest and how many stones you have saved up/budgeting.

Happy Puzzling!

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11 thoughts on “Island Luau Godfest: Indian 1, Three Kingdoms, 4x Select GFE Review and Analysis”

  1. I was planning on skip day 1 and make two pulls day 2…but watching dzydzydino pulls I decided to give a try for a Kaede, and…OMG,OMG,OMG,OMG, I finally did it…I finally pull my first Sonia (rank 429): Blonia o_O.
    Day two I will be able to made only one pull and then use the free stones for one summer pull xD

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    1. Congrats on your Blonnia =D She is one of my fav leaders and hopefully will server you well

      I tuned into Dzy’s stream last night and was amazed by his luck. Pretty Myraculous XD

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  2. I spent a pack hunting for MP and the new GFEs… Wood Gala was strong! I don’t think you’re the only one cursed with dupe luck, I got my zillionth Urd and Australis (which promptly went to the Beach Myr fund), but I did manage to get my first Freya (FINALLY!), and the big jackpot was Sherias Roots, woohoo! Now I just hope to have some good luck in the summer REM *crossed fingers*.

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    1. Wow! Congrats on the Sherias Roots =D

      And at least 4x GFE awards lots of additional MP per stone spent (and Urd is great for inheritance, but then again not if you have a zillion of them)

      As for Indra, I fixed his section =) Something must have got lost in the C/P from my page merp

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  3. Your bit on Lakshmi/Parvati needs to be updated as they can now reach 56.25x. While I’m sad to miss out on Cameo/Robin Hood, both days of this GF are awful for me and it was already a no-pull due to Summer REM.

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      1. I’m going to have 31 pulls day one and can probably earn 3-4 more if I need to during the duration of the event. Will probably end up rolling everything as I’m aiming for all the board-changers, Myr, and Eschamali. As an aside, I’m really hoping Gungho makes a Halloween Karin with a B/L/D board-change after this Meimei.

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        1. Hopefully your luck with the Beach REM goes well =)

          I’d be really curious as to your results if you wouldn’t mind sharing them.

          As for Halloween Karin, we can only dream / pray XD

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