Creature Quest Dungeon Challenge Defense Guide

Introduction

Creature Quest features 3 unique game play modes that should all be taken advantage of to make the most progress possible. In this article, I will be focusing on the PvP (player versus player) Dungeon Challenge mode from a defensive point of view to better help you design a formidable defense in order to repel would-be attackers.

This posting will be using knowledge/terminology previously discussed in my New Player’s Guide.

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What is the Dungeon Challenge?

Challenge Dungeons are the weekly PvP (player versus player) ladder. You are able to create a dungeon with your own various sized creatures and then use your Challenge Points to attack other players. Each offensive and defensive victory awards Prestige (points that correspond to your numerical ranking) while failed defenses lose Prestige. There is no penalty for failing an offense. To better facilitate fairer match-making, players are divided up into Gold, Silver, and Bronze tiers. Continue reading Creature Quest Dungeon Challenge Defense Guide

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Might of the Guardians Godfest Review, Tier List, 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 complement 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 Popular Leader’s and their Full Sub List Post which is in the process of being updated. 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

The Might of the Guardians Godfest descends this Sunday and will only be featuring Godfest Exclusives (GFE) at 5x rates with no boosted pantheons. In addition, each roll will come out with +40 to a random stat. Non-featured GFE will not appear from the REM on those respective days.

Having a Godfest with no featured Pantheons and boosted rates for GFE may feel appealing, but it is my belief that the overall rates of rolling something meaningful are lowered. It is my understanding that cards have a certain roll rate and Godfest boost them. However, with less cards experiencing a boosted rate, you are more likely to roll 4-stars or other sad fodder.

One unfortunate aspect of this Godfest is that it does not feature any core Dark Athena 3193 subs. Dark Athena is not reliant on Godfest Exclusives outside of a few inherits and the fact that it is not a Midnight Gala further diminishes your chances.

If you wish to read a more thorough analysis of the Three Kingdoms 2 pantheon, please refer to my previous post HERE. A full review of Fujin and Raijin can be found HERE.

Might of the Guardians Godfest
Silk
 Gala of Flame 2916



Day 1
GFE
Red Sonia Blue Sonia Green Sonia Ult Zuoh 3236 Ult Tsubaki Ult Sumire Ult Kaede 3233
Eschamali Scheat Australis Fenrir Fenrir Viz Sherias Roots Sherias Gremory Ronove 2991
2993 2997 3414 3416 3268 3372 3371



Day 2
GFE
3390 3391 3392 Kali Dark Kali   Urd Skuld ult evo Verd
Gadius Typhon Ryune Saria Sylvie Sherias Roots Sherias Gremory Ronove 2991
2993 2997 3414 3416 3268 3372 3371

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Ranking the cards – Pantheons & GFE

These rankings I assign cards 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 neutral, 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 and situation. Continue reading Might of the Guardians Godfest Review, Tier List, and Analysis

Dark Athena Team Building, Discussion, and Rationale for 750,000 MP

Do not nuke your Monster Box for 750,000 MP to buy Dark Athena. She will be a permanent addition to the MP shop

Introduction

Dark Athena 3193 has been a long anticipated card that was up until this point only available in JP; however, NA/EU will finally be able to purchase her for 750,000 MP starting May 1st. This is a tremendous stepping stone as we are actually able to acquire a Radar card when PAD Radar is not available in our regions. Regardless, the question within the community will transition from is she coming to “Should I buy Dark Athena?” This is a loaded question as she does cost 750,000 MP and you should carefully weigh the pros and cons along with actually having a viable team to use her.

I did write extensively about her in a previous posting, but will create a new one based on the new cards that have been released since her debut in JP. However, there will be some overlap between the two but I have added in a much needed team building section.

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Solo Arena 3 clear

She is so forgiving I can make mistakes:

Screenshot from my first clear:

Dark Athena at a glance

Dark Athena
3193
God / Devil / Attacker
3,618 HP / 2,501 ATK / 0 RCV
862 Total
TPA TPA TPA Skill Boost Skill Boost Skill Boost Bind Immune Bind Immune

Active Skill:
Enhance all water & dark orbs
3 turn delay
11 turn Cooldown

Leader Skill:
1.5x HP & 3.5x ATK for God, Devil, and Attacker cards. 2x ATK & 2x RCV when matching Dark and Water orbs
2.25x HP / 49x ATK / 4x RCV

Pros Cons
  • 12.25 or 49x ATK
  • 2,501 base ATK
  • 3 TPA TPA for burst
  • Tanky Leader Skill
  • Forms one of the best teams in PAD
  • Can quickly clear challenging content
  • Farms Arena 3
  • Flexible team building
  • Bind immune
  • Damage enhance & delay
  • Can overcome combo shields
  • No evolution required
  • Comes ready to use
  • Can use Haku(s) 
  • Can be used as a sub
  • Must match both water and dark for RCV
  • Stalling is not as practical
  • No SBR Skill Lock Resist
  • Low movement time
  • Gemstone inherit semi required
  • Costs 750,000 MP

Impressions

Dark Athena may look lackluster from a purely multiplier perspective; however, she is actually one of the strongest cards/leaders in the game. There are many factors that go into consideration when trying to determine what makes a strong leader, and Dark Athena covers almost all of them.

Dark Athena has one of the most unconditional leader skills which dramatically raises her consistency and speed when playing through both challenging and easy content. Simply having to match a single water and dark combo for 49x is trivial compared to the shenanigans other leads require. This ease of activation enables you to flood the board with dark orbs in order to better take advantage of Dark Athena’s three TPA TPA awakenings. Furthermore, with the introduction of the 7 combo 45 awakening, Dark Athena has even more burst potential as she can run duplicate Hakus  to great success. Continue reading Dark Athena Team Building, Discussion, and Rationale for 750,000 MP

New Content Update – April 25, 2017

Introduction

In a small and surprising update, we received new Reincarnated Evolutions for several popular cards. For the most part, reincarnating a card is the best thing to do as they are bumped up to 1,000 weighted stats, additional awakenings, and triple typing. As such, you should be pursuing them almost all the time and the only real exception at the moment is Haku .

This article will provide a brief summary/thoughts on each of the featured cards in this content update. As a side note, you should be using 0-stamina Normals to abuse Legendary Earth for endless monster experience to level up all of these cards.

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New evolutions

New evolutions are some of the most exciting aspects of Puzzle and Dragons as it breathes new life into old cards and hopefully revitalizes their viability.

 Set

Like the other Egyptian 2 cards, Set gained a split evolution that removed all of this TPA TPA to gain dual 7 combo 45 awakenings as well as changing his sub attribute to Light from Wood. From a purely damage perspective, dual 7 combo awakenings are more potent when achieving 7 or more combos, but ruin more mindless-farming builds that rely on minimal comboing. Continue reading New Content Update – April 25, 2017

Voltron Collab Egg Machine Review and Analysis

Introduction

The Voltron Collab is an exclusive series coming to North America and this is the first time NA will be receiving cards that JP does not. This is a tremendous step in the right direction as it grants us the chance to acquire unique cards or at the very least, a re-skin of a Collab we would never be able to have.

Collaborations in Puzzle and Dragons are a costly process as GungHo has to secure licensing, hire artists, and design the cards from scratch. This is partially the reason why NA/EU does not gain access to all the exclusive JP Collabs as the costs would not justify the potential income.

Therefore, having Voltron gives us the chance to show GungHo how much support NA can muster as well as hopefully granting us the ability to fill in the Monster gaps.

All players above rank 50 will receive 1 free pull on the Voltron Rare Egg Machine.

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Rolls overview

Voltron Egg Machine Overview
6 star rolls
5 star rolls
4 star rolls

 

Voltron Collab Rankings – April 23, 2017
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Voltron Overview

As mentioned above, Collaborations give GungHo the chance to design new and interesting cards to help round out our Monster Boxes. The appeal is further magnified through nostalgia, appealing artwork, and the sense of being a limited time offer. Continue reading Voltron Collab Egg Machine Review and Analysis

– Azazel Descended – Dios Leader Farming Guide

Introduction:

Coming up on Friday, April 21, 2017, a new Descend Dungeon will come to NA. Azazel Descended will feature Azazel , who is another farmable card whose active is inheritable. His active will boost your ATK for 1 turn by 70% for every Resistance-Dark Blind ResistAwakening (better known as Blind Resist) on the team. In other words, your ATK will be enhanced by 1+(0.7*n) where “n” is the number of Blind Resist awakenings you have on your team. Some of you may find a use for Azazel, others may be looking to farm for the additional dungeon drops, but regardless, here’s a Dios-lead guide for farming this dungeon! Continue reading – Azazel Descended – Dios Leader Farming Guide

Thoughts on the Upcoming Super Carnival

Introduction

GungHo is releasing a new style of Director’s Carnival and is swapping out the Valkyries to make room for the Gala Exclusives. Normally the Gala Exclusives (Gemstones + Legendary Heroes) are restricted to their respective colour Gala/Carnival and having them all available at once is unique and interesting. However, how ideal is this Carnival when there is no complimentary Godfest and nothing else being featured at bolstered rates?

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Ranking the Gala Exclusives

Lifting directly from my latest Tier List, the Gala Exclusives have the following rankings: Continue reading Thoughts on the Upcoming Super Carnival