I have finally been converted over to the dark side: I own Awoken Liu Bei on both accounts. Puzzle and Buttons is a strange concept for me as I have only seldom used my old Australis paired with Liu Bei team despite having 3 max skilled Dios . However, now that I have the strongest leader in coop, I took the time to browse the ALB Discord Server for team building inspiration.
The ALB Discord server has sample team builds for every dungeon imaginable along with strategy and step-by-step instructions. It is also a way to connect with other Awoken Liu Bei users and I highly encourage you to take a look.
The Liu Bei team I use to farm Special Descend Rush is significantly faster and less mentally taxing than my previous Sarasvati team (full breakdown can be found HERE). Outside of speed, Liu Bei teams rarely induce mental fatigue as they are so straight forward and is a significant boon when playing a dungeon over and over again.
My team is quite similar to the Discord team, but these should be used as a template as you may be missing a few of the key cards to success. Lacking the template team is sometimes a nice thing as it requires you to theory craft your own team and it did take me around an hour to commit to this team. Being able to solve these types of puzzles and using the cards you have been dealt is one of the aspects of PAD I do enjoy.
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Team build and explanation
Awoken Liu Bei Teams for SDR Farming (No Pass/Stall)
The team has a total of 18 Skill Boost awakenings along with a Dragon Killer on G/G Astaroth and both Dragon and Devil Killer on G/L Parvati . These Killer awakenings ensure you are able to kill each floor in a single turn and do not have to gamble with the number of wood orbs spawned on floor 1 or the locked orbs on floor 5 and 6. Red Sonia is barely skill up and acts as a skill delay buffer.
In order to have your damage enhance ready by floor 5, your team requires at least 18 skill boosts if you use a Norse God and 20 for a Gemstone Princess if you inherit it on Liu Bei.
Any card that has an inherit MUST have at least 2 Skill Delay Resist latents which may feel ironic as you are farming for these drops. However, is critical to ensure you have all your required active skills as the invading Tamadra hits very hard and you do not have actives to spare. For cards that do not have a mandatory inherit, you can either use the latents or inherit a very long cooldown to act as a buffer.
Finally, the level of your monsters is irrelevant as this is a Rogue dungeon and you will start at level 1. However, plus eggs do matter and it is highly encouraged to be fully +297.
The dungeon is quite straight forward once your team is set up and the only true puzzling you have to do is matching as many locked orbs as possible and connecting wood on floor 3. If the SDR Tamadra should invade, simply proceed as if it were a regular boss.
Dragon Killer is exceptionally potent in this dungeon and helps ensure you safely pass all the floors with only a single combo and minimal enhanced orbs. Devil Killer is also required to one shot Zaerog on floor 6.
Blue is for Team A
Red is for Team B
Step-by-Step SDR Farming
Connect 8+ wood orbs
|Floor 4||Green Odin
|Floor 5||2 turn damage enhance
Awoken Liu Bei does require a certain degree of Puzzling to to theory craft a suitable team for end game content. However, once the team has been formed, it becomes quite brainless to repeatedly clear. I do look forward to mindlessly acquiring SDR compared to my previous methods as this can be a wonderful stamina dump when short on time.
Let me know how you have been farming SDR.