60 Million Downloads Godfest Review and Analysis with GFE Tier List

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 any of the Monster Point cards, please refer to my updated Tier List for help and advice.


Introduction

To mark  the special 60 million worldwide downloads, GungHo has blessed us with a rather exciting Godfest that not only features desirable pantheons, but also 5x GFE and +20 to all stats (60 pluses in total). This is probably one of the best Godfests in recent memory and will be very tempting to roll for the majority of players. However, many people are speculating the release of Fujin 3414 and Raijin 3416 who both posses gamebreaking new active skills. Unfortunately, both of these cards are 6* GFE so the chances of you rolling them will remain low. Furthermore, GungHo has a tendency to release new cards alongside poor Godfests and it may be a long time before we are fortunate enough to this desirable of a roster again.

With this post, I am going to once again tinker with my formatting in order to streamline the information delivered as my previous tier lists/checkmark reference tables proved successful. As such, I will rank all the cards featured with an explanation/justification for each placement. This will yield a faster posting for me and more condensed information as people tend to enjoy a quick reference table.

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Day 1
Japanese 1 Indian 1
3271 3386 3387 Amate Awoken Yomi 3241 3242 3243 3449 3450
GFE
Metatron dtron Red Sonia Blue Sonia Green Sonia Urd Skuld ult evo Verd
Ult Tsubaki Ult Sumire Ult Kaede 3233 Baby Satsuki 3268 Ult Zuoh 3235
Gadius Typhon Ryune Saria Sylvie Sherias Roots Sherias 3372
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Day 2
Three Kingdoms Indian 2
A Cao Cao A Sun Quan A Liu Bei Awoken DQXQ A Lu Bu 3068 3069 3070 3071 3072
GFE
Kali Dark Kali Sherias Roots Sherias 3370 3372 Ronove 2991
2993 2997 Gremory rodin Blodin Green Odin 3268 Eschamali
Scheat Australis Fenrir Viz Fenrir Ult Tsubaki Ult Sumire Ult Kaede 3233
Baby Satsuki

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Ranking the cards – Pantheons & GFE

As part of my new format for Godfest posts, I will try my best to tier the featured pantheon cards along with GFE and then combine the two to showcase how strong of a day it is to roll. These opinions are my own and take into consideration the card’s value as a leader, sub, inherit, and possibly any niche role they fulfill. In order to rank in the highest tier, the card has to excel in their respective role and cannot feasibly be replaced by anyone else. This can also be thought of as a Best in Slot card and tends to have applications on the top tier teams.

Despite my best to remain neural, there is always the potential for bias and you need to be able to examine a card and determine if it can benefit your unique Monster Box. Continue reading 60 Million Downloads Godfest Review and Analysis with GFE Tier List

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Mantastic is now on Patreon!

Introduction

After months of deliberation, I have finally decided to implement and launch mydownload Patreon page. Paetron is a medium akin to GoFundMe, but for content creators such as artists, musicians, and pretty much anything you can imagine. However, Patreon differs in that your support is pledged on a monthly basis and has a meaningful impact moving forward as I will continue to have sizable medical expenses for the foreseeable future.

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Why I created a Patreon page

I created my Patreon page to provide my readers with another medium to support me as content creation is a time consuming process. What may take you minutes to read usually takes hours to produce as there is great deal of effort involved with researching, formatting, commenting and writing each article

When I first started Mantastic PAD, my goal was to help other players as this is the game I am most passionate about. I am well aware that Puzzle and Dragons is a relatively small game in North America and Europe and it is somewhat unreasonable to make a living from content creation when compared to larger games like Hearthstone. However, PAD is my favourite game and it is still my goal to help as many people as possible.

My real life situation is less than Mantastic as I have been battling severe health issues since July 2014 along with a strong likelyhood of a cancerous lump in my eye that has involved a failed surgery. I better explain my situation in a previous website posting (Feb 2017 & Sept 2016) should you wish to read more about it. In essence, I spend the majority of my time and money with various doctors and specialists that leaves very little time or resources for normal activities. Unfortunately, I see doctors on average 4-5 times a week and many of the treatments take days-weeks to recover from and has left me unable to work.

My most recent Lidocaine procedure (Feb 21, 2017) has provided a noticeable reduction of base-level pain, but I am far from out of the woods as I will probably require “booster” infusions at a reduced cost ($500-550) at unspecified intervals (most likely monthly?). While this may not feel like a massive sum of money to some individuals, it is massive for me as I already have other doctors/healthcare practitioner expenses that already overstretches my disability benefit.

How you can make a difference

Even something as small as $5/month can make a world of a difference if even 1% of my readership base participates. $5/month translates into about 17 cents a day or can be viewed as about 35-50 cents per article as I usually produce something new every 2-3 days (you could also view $5 as a failed silver egg from the REM!). Regardless of Paetron participation, I will still continue to produce high quality content that will help you advance through your Puzzle and Dragons journey.

I am well aware that this is not something that everyone can do, but what everyone can do to help is simply disable/whitelist AdBlocker for my various platforms. This will have a dramatic impact overall as my website alone is visited around 10,000 times a day for the past several months.

The finer details for Patrons

Reward tiers

In order to further show my gratification to all my Patrons, I have created a fun-rewards tier that will grant you various benefits. These benefits will reset on a monthly basis (where applicable) and some will require coordination on both ends to fulfill.

For those Patrons at or above $5/month will gain special perks in my discord Discord server and you have to go into User Settings to sync your Patron account to your Discord account. This cannot be completed by anyone else, but feel free to ask for help if needed.

You cannot sync your two accounts until after the first of the month as that is when Patron officially recognizes you.

Coordination can be completed via Discord or my FB icon Facebook messaging system.

When will I be charged?

You will be charged on the first of the month and that will also trigger all the reward tiers. If you pledge support part way through a month, you will have to wait until the next month for your rewards.

Conclusion

I do appreciate you taking the time to read and visit my Paetron page and I hope to continue to be a valuable resource moving forward. Support is by no means mandatory and I simply wanted to provide a medium for individuals who want to go the extra mile.

Happy Puzzling!

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Question Time – Answers, February 2017

Introduction

As a follow up to my debut Question Time Post, here are the promised answers. I feel that this style of posting is beneficial and will try to do this on a monthly basis moving forward. Some questions may have been lumped together if there was a certain degree of overlap.

I enjoy the diverse questions and also helps provide me with inspiration for future posts as some topics are more popular/requiring more research to better answer.

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Questions and answers

Here is a simple question for farming. If you do not own a button team, what other cards could you use to speed farm a dungeon? (R.E.M. Cards included)

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For the most part, almost every player can utilize an Awoken Liu Bei A Liu Bei alternative (Green Odin Green Odin, Perseus Bankai Perseus, and Australis Australis) with numerous Zeus Dios Ult Zeus Dios as subs to button through most content in the game. However, barring those REM leads, you can still use Dios as a leader as he does offer 49x ATK when below full HP. One of my mods created this Dios Guide and I strongly encourage you to check it out. You can also go onto my discord Discord server and PM Rawrzcookie for more clarification.

This type of farming is the universally fastest and easiest to assemble for mid level content when played in coop. Continue reading Question Time – Answers, February 2017

Super Ultimate Colosseum 0-Stone Clear Strategies

Introduction

Super Ultimate Colosseum is the hardest dungeon to date as it features an incredible array of dangerous spawns who have buffed up stats and abilities. There are many hurdles that plague this dungeon including massive HP pools, numerous resolves, combo shields, lethal mechanics, and repeated dangerous spawns. it is not for the feint of heart and only the most invested team and skilled players have a chance of conquering the Colosseum.

While Arena 3 has randomized spawns, the encounters in Colosseum are much harder by comparison and have dramatically larger health pools (there is some variance in appearances, but not as much). This presents a wonderful challenge and has injected a new sense of excitement into my Puzzle and Dragons life.

0-Stone Meridionalis clear

As this was my first time clear, I played quite cautious along with having several hundred people tuning into my Twitch Twitch stream. Playing under a large audience can be intimidating as your every move is critiqued and my conservative playstyle probably reflects that. As I play and clear Colosseum more, I will most likely improve my clear times and refine my set up. I will probably make an effort to stream everyday that Colosseum is available as it is the most exciting dungeon to play.

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Teams used

Continue reading Super Ultimate Colosseum 0-Stone Clear Strategies

Post Lidocaine Procedure Update

Thank you to everyone for your support during this challenging time. I am still combating a modest amount of the normal side effects so it may take some time for appropriate responses or new content to be released. Normal side effects include nausea, fatigue/drowsiness, and disorientation with it being most severe for the first 24 hours.

Overall the procedure went well and I was able to tolerate the entire procedure without any complications. I am currently experiencing a noticeable improvement in baseline pain levels, but I have been very cautious this past 48 hours and did  have one unusual flare up. I am still by no means cured and have a very long road ahead, but hopefully it will be shorter and less painful moving forward.

I will most likely need repeat infusions for Lidocaine (how frequently remains to be unseen), but these would at least be available for only $500-550 per treatment as I would be taking it home with me and having it slowly released into my bloodstream over the course of about 4 days.

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Once again, thank you to everyone for your continued support. You have made this whole week bearable through your encouragement, prayers, and well wishes. I also want to thank everyone who contributed financially for funding my procedure. Within a week’s time, you were able to pay for the procedure in full and this makes a world of a difference moving forward as I still have many hurdles to overcome and my eye cancer follow up next week as well.

It is often easier to update my social media platforms as they are better suited towards quicker posts so feel free to follow along:

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I am still sifting through my Question Time post and should ideally have it finished on the weekend along with finalizing my Patreon page.

Once again, I want to thank each and every one of you for your support and it means the world to me.

Happy Puzzling!

Monster Point Cards Tier List – A Revised Look and Overview

Just because you have 300,000 MP, it does not mean you MUST buy a card now. Plan it out and wait if lacking any ideal option

Introduction

As part of the large event extravaganza in NA and EU, we will be receiving 390,000 Monster Points over the next few months. For many players, this will their first time passing the 300,000 mark which is required to purchase a card and many will be eager to take the plunge. Conversely, this additional 390,000 may put some players dangerously close to the cap of 999,999 (why is there a cap, I do not understand) and may preemptively force some player’s hands. However, just note that the MP is stored in your mailbox so you don’t actually need to open and cap.

As such, this article will review all the MP cards available (excluding seasonals) to help you better understand their value, if your box can support them, and how they rank against each other.

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Ranking the MP cards

It is important to understand how the MP cards stack up against each other as it is my belief that these cards should dramatically improve your monster box and help you progress into the next tier of content.

The following chart ranks the MP cards against each other and takes into consideration their highest evolution and new buffs announced with the JP 5 year stream. I am also working under the presumption you have access to the ideal or as close to the ideal team as possible. Just because the card has strong potential, you need the subs to back them up as they will flop otherwise. The MP cards should also help push you further into end game content and should differ from the type of team you currently have. I will go into more detail further down explaining their uses and value.

To reiterate, this list may be subjective and you should make sure you actually have the cards to support their purchase.

MP Cards Tier List – February 20/2017
download download download 3265 3193
download download 3266
download 3264 Ragnarok 3262
2558736037bba11c264e4086f62b8246_clipart-question-mark-question-mark-clipart-nature_2400-2400 3263 Xiu Min Xin Hua
x You Yu Xiang Mei

Explanation and justification for each card

While a tier list is helpful for a quick reference, it is best to understand why the cards are ranked as they are. Continue reading Monster Point Cards Tier List – A Revised Look and Overview

Thoughts on 5 Year Anniversary JP Stream

Introduction

A 5 year anniversary for any game is a significant milestone and GungHo intends to make it memorable through a massive array of buffs, new evolutions, and quality of life improvements. I do not plan to comment on every single detail of the stream, but instead wish to highlight what I feel are more meaningful and how they can impact the player base.

If you wish to read the full details, I encourage you to visit the puzzledragonsx posting HERE. Just bear in mind North America tends to receive any new changes about 2 months after JP does.

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Recorded broadcast of JP Stream


Monster Box folder system

Sorting/filtering the monster box has come a long way since the inception of PAD, but it still has plenty of room for improvement. The new Monster Box folder system will allow you to more seamlessly sort your box to show cards of interest.

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We will have an all folder, categorized, 2 custom, evolution material, awoken materials, and enhance materials folders. As someone who spends quite a bit of their time looking at their monster box, this will be quite an amazing update as it will better allow us to customize it to our liking or simply leave as is within the all card folder.

3 person coop

The debut of two player coop was met with mixed reviews and I can foresee a 3-way to be just as controversial. However, unlike the coop we all know, there will be some distinct changes/restrictions: Continue reading Thoughts on 5 Year Anniversary JP Stream