Anime Expo 2017 Godfest Review and New Cards 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.

I also encourage you to visit my discord Discord server as it is full of knowledgeable and friendly people.

Introduction

The Anime Expo Godfest comes this Friday to NA/EU and will also be debuting a brand new pantheon and GFE. Furthermore, all featured cards will be available at 5x rates along with +25 to each stat (+75 total) to every roll.

However, the only pantheon featured will be the new Samurai Series 2 who have 6-star base values which will inevitably lower their overall rates. In addition, non-featured GFE will not appear on those respective days.

Video commentary

–video coming soon–

Rolls at a glance

Anime Expo Godfest


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Day 1

Fenrir Fenrir Viz   Ult Tsubaki Ult Sumire Ult Kaede 3233
 Sherias Roots Sherias 3372 3371 Gremory Ronove 2991 2993
2997 3414 3416  3268




Day 2

  3390 3391 3392   Kali
Dark Kali Gadius Cross Typhon Ryune Saria Sylvie Ult Zuoh 3236 3414
3416  Eschamali Scheat Australis

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.

Legend guide

Symbols condense the time spent processing information and here is a brief explanation for each one I will use:

S

The best of the best. These cards compromise a best in slot role on top tier teams. They are largely irreplaceable and tend to offer something unique that cannot be easily replicated. This mostly exists to showcase the jump in power between the rest of the cards available.


A

All of the cards in this tier bring tremendous value to a variety of teams as either leaders, subs, or inherits that are challenging to mimic elsewhere. For example, Green Odin 3390 remains one of the strongest bind clears and only card that can remove 5 turns of awoken skill binds (outside of Odin Dragon 3264). It may not be paramount to your success, but is well worth owning overall.


B

This category indicates cards that have value, but are not as widely used/irreplaceable as the above tier(s). While they may make your life easier and still bring an additional layer of power to your team, they are far from necessary. With that being said, some of these cards could hold the key to your own teams as everyone has different tools to work with.


C

Cards in the question mark category tend to be those that are a luxury and are often not widely used for the average player. With that being said, they may bring niche value to your monster box or provide an additional option to use. A great example of this is Red Odin 3392 who is a premiere button farming option, but with the addition of Red Tamazo 3162, players at least have a “farmable” poison inherit along with the future implementation of Descend inherits.


D

This category indicates the bottom of the Puzzle and Dragons barrel. These cards tend to have almost minimal value as they simply do not fit in the current meta and are badly in need of a buff or new evolution to give them viability. With that being said, you should still keep them as they technically have the most potential for improvement.


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This arrow indicates if a card has moved up since the last posting/tier list. The category/bracket they are placed in will be their new home and each arrow will show how many brackets they moved up (eg. 2 will indicate they climbed up two rankings).

This takes into consideration the the + and – within tiers.


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This arrow indicates if a card has moved down since the last posting/tier list. The category they are placed in will be their new home and each arrow will show how many brackets they moved down (eg. 2 will indicate they were demoted down by two rankings).

This takes into consideration the the + and – within tiers.


+

A + indicates that these cards are relatively stronger than the other cards in that respective tier bracket and are trying to move up and may do so if a minor buff or new card/evo is released that can full capitalize on their strengths.


No plus/minus

No plus/minus indicates that the card is in the middle of their respective tier bracket.


A – indicates that this card is relatively weaker than the others in their respective tier bracket and are on the cusp of being demoted.

Samurai Series 2 overview

The Samurai Series 2 is the latest pantheon to be released in NA/EU and they are trying their best to push the envelope of Powercreep through amazing actives and incredible awakenings.

Just be aware that all of these cards are 6-star bases which lowers their overall roll rates. Furthermore, their evolution is an Awoken one which changes their active skill. As such, you need to decide which is more vital to your success as the non-awoken form is going to be mostly an inherit.

Remember, their board changers can be utilized across different colour teams and the bind clearing aspect can be invaluable for upgrading a bind-immune card.

 Inahime – A

Inahime is able to produce a board of fire, wood, and heart orbs along with a secondary benefit depending on which evolution you pursue. Her non-awoken form will add +2 combos while awoken grants 3 turns of bind and awoken bind clear.

Both of these are incredibly powerful and it is worth noting that the +2 combo mechanic is quite rare, especially when paired with a valuable board changer. Furthermore, you can use it to upgrade an existing Verdandi  on Kushinadahime  teams.

On the flip side, the 3 turns of bind and awoken bind clear is valuable, but is not sufficient to clear Linthia’s 5 turns so Green Odin 3390 may still be the desired choice in some situations.

As a sub, Inahime will be a wonderful support sub due to her bind immunity, bind clearing capability paired with a powerful board changer. Furthermore, her other utility-based awakenings help solidify her as a powerful support card.

As a leader, she is able to provide 16x on her own, but is unable to clear 3 connected orbs. Thus, you require 8 fire orbs for your offensive and defensive multiplier (25% damage mitigation). As such, I feel she would be too inconsistent for challenging content.

 Nene – A

Nene is a colour changed version of Inahime as she has the option of +2 combos in her non-awoken form and 3 turns of bind and awoken bind clear in her awoken evolution. Furthermore, she shares the same utility-based awakenings and awkward leader skill.

As such, you will probably use Nene in a similar manner, but water already has a natural +2 combo card through Khepri and Meridionalis so it is not as unique.

However, being able to produce a board of water, light, and heart orbs is relatively new/unique and finally lends a combo synergy for Wukong  and Gabriel Gabriel

 Oichi – A+

Oichi is once again a colour-swapped version of Inahime, but her main novelty is 3 Skill Boosts Skill Boost when Awoken.

This will help her compete with Tengu Tengu on farming teams, but has the added benefit of providing two SBR Skill Lock Resist awakenings which can be invaluable for Liu Bei A Liu Bei teams. Furthermore, her board changer produces wood, dark, and hearts which can be completely converted into wood via Liu Bei.

Finally, their dark and wood board changer paired with +2 combo count (non-awoken form) has tremendous potential for Kushinadahime and Noctis teams. Not only will it produce a high-combo board that can also heal, the +2 combo count acts as a damage enhance as it will allow you to hit maximum multiplier.

 Tachibana Ginchiyo – A

Tachibana differs from the Fire/Water/Wood sisters as she produces a 5-elemental board (all but Dark) along with trading bind immunity for two 7 combo 45 awakenings.

Dual 7 combo awakenings will provide them with 4x ATK which will most likely result in them being your hardest hitting card. Unfortunately, the active skill is less than desired.

Despite the fact that Kushinadahime is able to produce amazing amounts of damage from 8 combos, a board changer that does not produce dark orbs is terrible in this current meta (was thinking from an inherit point of view for +2 combos).

However, there is great potential for Tachibana to pair with Reincarnated Sakuya . This pairing will result in 100x ATK / 25% damage mitigation on a 7×6 board. Furthermore, Tachibana’s active skill has perfect synergy with their colour activation requirements. Furthermore, the dual 7 combo awakenings will deal amazing damage.

 Nohime – A-

Nohime mirrors Tachibana, but instead, they produce a board of fire, water, wood, dark, and heal orbs. Thus, their value is significantly higher due to the fact that dark orbs are included. Furthermore, Nohime can transfer stats to Haku while providing a +2 combo in their non-awoken form.

All of this leads to massive burst damage potential as let’s say that the board produces only 7 combos, it is pushed up to 9 and will more than likely sweep the floor. As a result, Nohime can act as both a burst and board changer for Kushinadahime teams.

Outside of their inheritance potential, Nohime can make a reasonable sub on combo-oriented teams as they provide three Skill Boosts, a board changer, and 75% damage reduction shield on top of their dual 7 combo awakenings. Unfortunately, it is harder to place them on a team as they lack God or Healer typing.

 Amenominakanushi – A

Amenominakanushi is a mouthful to say and is also the newest GFE to be added into the REM. Amen is akin to a row- oriented Aizen 3359 that is unfortunately awkward overall.

The main problem is that it is challenging to find relevant light cards with water sub-attributes. Furthermore, his damage output is heavily reliant on finding light cards with rows otherwise the  225x may feel “low”. Now 225x is still pretty amazing considering you have the potential to stack rows, but it may still be challenging to pierce through PreDRAs without 2 separate rows. However, this can be overcome by an active skill (usually budget one there anyway), but at least you only need to use an orb changer.

However, the ease in which you deal damage will be a drawback despite having a flat 36x ATK. This is because you generally need to stack rows which leads to fewer TPA and orb enhances so you are going to be modestly orb hungry despite 5 light orbs equaling to 81x.

All of this is not to say that Amenominakanushi is a poor card, it’s just that they are not heavily favoured in the current meta along with having less ideal subs compared to Aizen.

Pantheon tier list

Due to the way that Powercreep works and how GungHo does not actually nerf cards, I may have to do a soft reset in a few months where I demote everything but the very top down 1 ranking and then readjust if things have become stronger. Presently, I only demote cards if I have overvalued them or they have completely fallen out of the meta. However, this is not the case for this list’s ranking but may be something I do in the future.

Pantheon Tier List – June 29, 2017

S+
   3071 3449 Isis  3386 Carat Facet

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S
      

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S-
   Blue Valk

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A+
A Cao Cao 3110 Sheen 3387  3070  3243

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A
     Raphael 3068 3069 3238 3101 Rozuel Ariel 3202 Dark Valk

A-
3269 3062 2985  3241 3242
3384 3271 3103 3198 Cameo Avalon Drake Michael  Red Valk
GValk 2920
 

B+
Awoken Ares     3105 Famiel
3200 Muse Silk 2918 Leeza   Awoken Archdemon Lucifer 3273

B
Uriel Gabriel   Set I&I 3270 3054 3056
3058 3060
 2982  2916 Nobunaga Valen Zeta Hydra Thor 
  Red Guan Yu Guan Yu  3272

B-
Cerebrus Rider Green wee jas Hamal Fire Dragon Knight Water Dragon Knight Earth Dragon Knight Shining Dragon Knight Shadow Dragon Knight 
 Awoken Karin Genie
 

C+
3239 3240 3450 3107 Thanatos  Wee Jas Laila Sharon Dark Chester
Light Zhuge Liang  Red Riding Hood Snow White Thumbelina  Sleeping Beauty
C
Thuban Sadalmelik Alnair Shedar Diadem  Green Zhuge Liang 2922

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C-
A Lu Bu Chiyome Hatsume Sasuke Fuma Hanzo arcline Shaitan Undine Sylph
Acubens
 Dino Rider Merlin Rider Marine Rider Arthur Rider Gryps Rider
 
D+
Nim Delgado Creuse Denebola Lucifer Griffan Rider
D
Kraken Rider Unicorn Rider
D-

GFE tier list

I feel that having a tier list that visually ranks the various GFE against each other when looking at their viability as a leader, sub, assist, or niche role is beneficial. Being able to cover numerous aspects will result in a higher placing along with their value in rolling dupes. This will attempt to rate these cards from a general box point of view and your individual situation will dictate just how important each card is.

Generally speaking, if a this is your first time acquiring a GFE, it will have at least some value and you should never sell a non-duplicate card.

This is an updated list compared to last time to reflect the new evolutions that have been announced/released in JP. Within each tier, the cards are in no particular order and is simply how they appear in my icons master list or after reshuffling.

GFE Tier List – June 29, 2017
S
3414 Dark Kali 
A
 3390 Eschamali Ryune Saria 3235 Gremory Ronove 3391 3372
Ult Kaede 3260 Cross Typhon     3416 3233
B
Sylvie Scheat  2997 Ult Sumire Australis 2991 Fenrir Fenrir Viz Sherias Roots
  
C
 3392 Gadius 3370 3268 2993
D
Sherias Kali

Putting it all together

5x GFE and Pantheon rates apply.

Anime Expo Godfest – June 29, 2017
Day 1
Day 2
S
3414
Dark Kali  3414

A

  3416 Ronove
Gremory 3372 Ult Tsubaki Ult Kaede 3233
Eschamali 3236 Saria Ryune Cross Typhon
  3390 3391
 3416 

B
2997 2991 Sherias Roots  
Ult Sumire Fenrir Fenrir Viz
Scheat Australis Sylvie 
C
3268 2993 3371
 Gadius 3392
D
 Sherias  Kali

Conclusion

The Anime Expo Godfest has a very promising Day 2 as it features essentially all the top GFE, but you have to remember that the only featured Pantheon has 6-star base forms which will inevitably offset the 5x rates.

Let me know what you think about the newly released cards and whether or not you are planning on rolling.

Happy Puzzling!

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53 thoughts on “Anime Expo 2017 Godfest Review and New Cards Analysis”

  1. It’s worth noting that PADX is saying that this godfest will be paired with a Samurai Carnival, featuring Sengoku 1 and Wisdom Kings at 3x rates. That makes the lack of 5* pantheons in the godfest a bit less painful.

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  2. 6 rolls and it feels like a dupe fest (and I played 3 weeks).
    Got 2nd Blonia, 2x Ronia, 1st Fenrir, Leonardo Okita and Trailokya…
    Feels like I need to play red teams? With 2 Napoleon, 2 Ronia, 1 Silk and 1 Urd. When do they Release the New evos of Ronia and Urd?

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    1. It’s cool got my 7th Sitri. So MANY Sarias, too. Honestly, any Loki after the first is 1 too many 😦 but the silver rolls during 5x GF are the pain and I played back in golem REM days. There’s never been a better time to start the game…except maybe with 150k monster points the other month 😉

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    1. Main issue is water TPA struggles to find an ideal home outside of Julie (who technically wants boatloads of Ragnarok Dragons) so even though a card is strong, they need a good home to be used on

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    1. aside, would it be better if the ranking system explanation was hidden in a spoiler box
      that would let new readers still find it on the article, but long time readers that are familiar with it would be able to scroll past it a bit faster

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  3. Day 1 hasn’t been the best, so I’ll by trying my luck again tomorrow. Anticipated the Samurai 2 Series quite a bit, as I fell in love once again with the little details GungHo add in terms of lore and such. If you enjoy the legends behind the cards I highly recommend looking into the lives of this lovely quintette of Samurai Wives.

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  4. I’m waiting for day 2 for the chance of Fujin, Eschmali and Dark Kali. I am sure i will be disappointed but hopefully the energy of Canada Day will be infusing my REM pulls and get me what i want.

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    1. Naturally it didnt work out. I got an even distribution of new to old cards.

      dupes:
      Gadius
      Vajrabhairava
      Mori Motonari
      Fuma
      Pollux

      New:
      Algedi
      Nohime
      Oichi
      Inahime

      and finally after trying so long to get him after his release:

      Akechi

      So not rolls that I was hoping for, but getting 3 of the new pantheon(6*) isnt too shabby. Akechi is great; but I don’t really use my dark rows team much anymore. Maybe when Reincarnated Lucifer comes out he will see some use.

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      1. You did pretty well! For myself, I am missing a modest amount of cards but I never seem to roll them so it is always wonderful acquiring them as it does open new possibilities =D

        Do you have any plans for the new pantheon cards?

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        1. I was considering trying Nohime leader paired with Anubis for an easy comboing 7×6 board. 10 combos should be easy for 150x attack, with 600x attack for Nohime. The 25% shield should be pretty easy to maintain and 1.5 recovery from Anubis would make recovery easier. So decent max damage, durability and damage control(3x for activating a skill, 5x to just match 4 colours. 15x if you watch 4 colours and activate a skill).

          But i was also thinking she would be great for an Anubis team inherit for the extra 2 combos and full board change.

          But if I evolve her the AS gets changed and I get the 75% shield instead. Switching back and forth as needed would be too resource intenstive.

          Same for Oichi. As you mentioned, she would be great for inherit on RKush for the +combo but then she can’t be used in her Awoken form.

          As leaders, both Oichi and Inahime suffer from being orb hungry in order to maintain their shields. So damage control is inversely related to survivability. Which means stalling is pretty much out of the question except against green absorb and damage absorb. Still, it would be interesting to try them in their Awoken forms as leaders.

          For Inahime i would take Krishna and Ares for increased skyfall. And some big two pronger like Rozuel or Hino.

          Oichi i would do dual Kaede, Sylvie and Verdandi.

          But in the end i will likely just inherit Oichi and Inahime for Kush.

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  5. Trailokyavijaya
    Scheat
    Sanada Yukimura

    First thought. Yay no dupes or silvers…yet
    Second thought…well, I don’t even know where you would go….

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    1. Welp… Jinxed myself
      Cursed Dragon ( I have 3 now…)
      Red Riding Hood ( Wasn’t it bad enough I rolled you in PAD Academy? Plus I already have Mitsuki…)
      Hattori Hanzo…(Well, not what I wanted but also unexpeceted)

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  6. How would you rate Typhon, didn’t see him in your list on pulls. Or is he really bad? I also got Heroic Yinyang sword pair, Gan Jiang & Mo Ye on day two.

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  7. I got Light Metatron. Looks like a good bind cleaner for Fujin.
    For my New red box, what do you think would be the best Team out of:
    1 Urd, 2x Ronia, 2 Napoleon, 1 Krishna, 1 TrailokyaXXX.

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  8. Two pulls… Ryune and Ginchiyo… Two (new) diamond rolls but why am I still disappointed? Possibly because I wanted Nene for Kush… Well at least maybe I can inherit ryune somewhere.

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  9. I rolled Ameno and Dark Kali (and a second Unicorn Rider). Really like using Ameno so far.

    Unrelated, but what’s your favorite artwork on a card? Mine would be ultimate Goemon.

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