Flight of the Dragon Lords Godfest 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 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 Flight of the Dragon Lords Godfest features the first ever 6x GFE rates for NA/EU along with +50 to a random stat to all rolls. While 6x is a new milestone, it comes with no featured pantheons along with a questionable 2x rates carnival.

However, GungHo will also be tempting players with two brand new Godfest Exclusives: Cthugha  and the all mighty Yog-Sothoth .

While Cthugha offers an interesting kit, the real prize and focus will be on Yog-Sothoth who is capable of leading one of the strongest teams in the game that has a low skill cap, modest orb requirements, and outrageous damage potential combined with a defensive multiplier.

Video commentary

–video coming soon–

Rolls at a glance

Flight of the Dragon Lords Godfest
No true Pantheon


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Day 1
 
 
2x rates

  3390 3391 3392   Kali Dark Kali
Sherias Roots Sherias Fenrir Viz Fenrir 3372 3371 Gremory Ronove 2991 2993
2997  3268 3414 3416   
6x Rates



Day 2
 
 
2x rates

Gadius Cross Typhon Ryune Saria Sylvie Ult Zuoh 3236 3414 3416 
Eschamali Scheat Australis Ult Tsubaki Ult Sumire Ult Kaede 3233  3371 3372
     Sherias Roots Sherias
6x Rates

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.

New Godfest Exclusive overview

Cthugha  and Yog-Sothoth  will both be their Puzzle and Dragons debut in the Flight of the Dragon Lords Godfest. Yog is going to be one of the most desirable cards in the game due to his relatively unprecedented leadership potential. His ability to lead one of the strongest teams in the game is further compounded by his ease of usage along with relatively flexible team building requirements.

On the other hand, Cthugha is an interesting 5-star GFE who has a flexible utility-based active skill. His potency as a leader is naturally lower compared to Yog, but Cthugha retains formidable prowess as a sub due to his offensive-based awakenings.

Yog-Sothoth – S

Yog will remain one of the most desirable leaders for the foreseeable future and I did write a comprehensive article which can be found HERE. However, here is a snippet of the Pros and Cons for those who simply want a tldr version.

Yog-Sothoth 

Pros download
Cons x
  • Bind Immune with bind clear
  • 324x ATK for a mono colour team
    • 2 combo Yogs will be a thing
  • 43.75% damage reduction
  • Low skill cap/easy to use
  • Flexible team building
  • Incredible base active skill
    • Possibly best value in the game
  • 1,100 weighted stats compounded by
    coop boost Multiplayer Bonus awakening
  • 6-star GFE
  • Lack of damage control
  • HP-conditional multiplier
  • Can’t really stall
  • RCV somewhat low
Cthugha – A

Cthugha is a brand new 5-star Godfest Exclusive that brings an interesting utility-oriented active skill for combo-focused teams, While +2 combo count actives are becoming slightly more common, one may want to have certain additional benefits alongside.

Cthugha is able to provide +2 combo count for 1 turn along with two turns of haste. This is significantly more flexible compared to Meridionalis  who generates numerous water orbs which is often counter intuitive for combo teams. Furthermore, 2 turns of haste will always have merit, even outside of combo teams.

Button coop farming teams are always looking for new and exciting ways to overcome combo shields along with being able to cycle through their active skills more efficiently. As such, Cthugha can make a wonderful inherit for these situations.

In addition, Cthugha has merits as a sub on combo teams due to his dual TPA TPA and coop boost Multiplayer Bonus awakenings. Coop boost provides 50% more base stats to a given monster when used in coop. Thus, Cthugha is able to greatly benefit from his 1,000 weighted stats.

While eclipsed by Yog as a leader, Cthugha still retains modest leadership potential that is quite effective in coop mode. Cthugha is able to produce 156.25x ATK team with 43.75% damage reduction when achieving 7 combos. However, he also has an HP-clause, but is lowered down to 50% for full multiplier. As such, if you are able to keep your health above 50%, you will be able to deal the highest damage output of other combo leaders at 7 combos (feasible on nearly every given board), but you will be vulnerable to binds, preemptives, and must bring some form of self healing to succeed.

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.

As with any tier list, you should take these rankings with a grain of salt as individual cards may have more or less value for your particular monster box.

Pantheon Tier List – July 30, 2017

S+
  3385  3071 3449 Isis  3386 Carat Facet
 

S
       
S-
   Blue Valk 
 

A+
A Cao Cao 3110 Sheen 3387  3070  3243
 

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 3204 3206

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 – July 30, 2017
S
3414 Dark Kali  

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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

Notable changes

Skuld A -> S

Perhaps I undervalued Skuld’s  power on my previous ranking, but then again, Monster Hunter was not confirmed for NA/EU which dramatically bolsters her potency. Monster Hunter Collab has given us both Blue Hunter  and Diablos  who can both efficiently capitalize on her strengths.

Skuld boasts two 7 combo 45 and a Follow Up Attack  awakening which makes her your hardest hitting sub on combo teams along with possessing the ability to bypass Resolve bosses. However, it may have been challenging to use her on non-Monster Hunter teams as Anubis 3385 requires 8 combos for activation which is often not possible when forming a column of heart orbs along with lacking Healer typing for Kushinadahime .

However, for Blue Hunter, you are able to achieve potent damage at 7 combos along with having Skuld being on-colour. Furthermore, with a Diablos leading a team, the 7×6 board will enable you to fully capitalize on Skuld’s strengths regardless or the other leader pairing.

Amusingly, all the S-tier cards are 6-star GFE.

No Pantheon or true Carnival

The Flight of the Dragon Lords Godfest features no Pantheon cards along with a semi-bizarre Carnival that features the Brave 2 and Wisedragon series at 2x rates.

This has to be the lowest boosted rates in recent memory along with the Brave 2 series being 6-star bases. As such, you cannot feasibly rely on the Carnival to act as a buffer against missed GFE rolls.

It is my understanding that all cards have a base roll value that is amplified through Godfests. Thus, having fewer boosted cards (or incredibly rare cards being boosted) will have a lower overall effect on your roll rates. As such, there is the strong possibility to acquire numerous silver eggs despite it being the best time to roll GFE.

As such, you need to evaluate how important each day is and whether or not there are enough prizes worth pursuing.

Putting it all together

6x GFE rates apply. No Pantheon, but a strange 2x rates Carnival. Only including the featured GFE and not the Carnival. Cards are listed in no particular order

Flight of the Dragon Lords – July 30, 2017
Day 1
Day 2

S
  Dark Kali 3414
 3414 


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

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

Conclusion

The Flight of the Dragon Lords Godfest features the first ever 6x GFE rates for NA/EU, but it comes with no featured Pantheons and a 2x Carnival. However, the debut of the highly anticipated Yog-Sothoth  may be enough temptation to entice players to roll.

Let me know what you think about the this Godfest and whether or not you are planning on rolling.

Happy Puzzling!

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41 thoughts on “Flight of the Dragon Lords Godfest Review and Analysis”

  1. Hey Mantastic, love the post! Was wondering why the Wisedragons are ranked so highly? I have two of them but I’m not sure what to do with them. What are they generally used for?

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    1. They are basically used for inherits for mainly mono-colored teams since they have a 5x attack boost on certain colors

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  2. I’m rolling day 2, so I have an extra stone or two. My main account is just fine (missing Kanna!), and my Junior account could use pretty much anything good for a rank 132 like a Sonia, Odin, or something super-ultra-mega rare.

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  3. People who hunt for GFE should roll. 6x is a good rate. There is no Pantheon but remember that there are often only 5 extra Pantheon cards comparing to this. Of course 2x for “no true Pantheon” and 6x for GFE is overall not as good as 5x for both “true Pantheon” and GFE (like the previous one) but if you’re chasing for Yog, it’s a good chance lol.

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  4. I got a new phone from work to test out so i started a 2nd account. It’s only rank 72 but i had 7 pulls worth.

    Muse
    2x Sherias(really??! 1/4 of my PAD rolls on this alt account are Sherias?!)
    Grodin
    Baldin
    Kopis
    Verdandi

    With my free introductory roll after playing the guides, I had Yamato.

    Like I said, this is a test phone so I don’t know if i will bother backing it up. Its not like i have much. I would probably be better off just starting anew when we choose what model of phones we are using.

    My main got:
    Anima
    Phoenix Rider
    Cthugha
    I&I
    Cursed Dragon
    Parvati
    Blodin

    I can’t really complain at getting Cthugha the week he is released. The only other one i didn’t already have was Anima but then i really wish I hadn’t gotten him.

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    1. Ok….after using him for a bit, I have to admit that for an early pull, Sherias is pretty good. Having a rows leader like Yamato means i basically have to get lucky with skyfall as i have but 1 (non skilled) orb changer. Sherias’ activation clause is possible on almost any board.

      So he is quite useful early game but will languish once i get higher.

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    2. Well extra Blodins are always in style as 4SB is handy. As for Cthugha, it looks like a fun leader to play!

      You alt doesnt seem to have anything really meaningful nor special to keep imo.

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  5. Rolled a pack this Godfest and got a lot of duds, including one six star that was a DValk. My phone died during a roll and I thought nothing of it. Recharged my phone, rolled a few more, then looked in my Monster Box to see the monster I rolled when my phone died…

    Yog-Sothoth

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  6. No Fenrir or Yog this time, but I think I got some good stuff.
    Dupe Urd
    Green Wee Jas
    Amenominakanushi (is this correct? 😀 )
    Dupe Perseus
    Ronove
    Zhuge Liang
    Ars Nova

    Ameno sounds like a jackpot, but I think I do not have a really good pool for him/her. And I need to deevolve Alcyone so I can make her LB.
    Ameno/Alcyone/Revo Indra/Apocalypse/Apocalypse OR Ars Nova looks like my best bet for this atm. I need more fast color changer for all my teams 😉

    Question: Revo Perseus and Ronove are looking somehow compareble. Ronove makes more damage, but I think I will struggle to form a team for him. Perseus could have a good team with 2x Awoken Perseus/Oichi/Revo Parvati/utily.
    Ronove/2x Perseus/Indra/…I think I should skip Ronove 😀 😀 😀 😀 .D 😀

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  7. Rolled 5 times, not too bad, but was hoping for Yog:
    Ronove (dup)
    L Kali (first)
    Norn (red)
    Red dragon egg
    Rider kraken (fused)

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  8. Rolled 11 times, hoping to just roll some good cards or waifus (not necessarily mutually exclusive):

    – LKali (my 3rd)
    – Chiyome (dupe)
    – Dantalion (first)
    – Apocalypse (first) (my Miru team is excited <3)
    – Grodin (first)
    – Sitri (my 3rd; technically 4th, but I sold the last one I rolled)
    – Aten (first, no idea what to do with QQ)
    – LKali (srsly?!??!)
    – Folen Lazule (first, never heard of it)
    – Gryps Rider (multiple dupe, sold out of frustration)
    – Cthugha (:OOOOO)

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  9. Two pulls on main: Fuma…that would have been good a couple years ago 🙂 and Mercuria.

    Two on alt: chester #2 and minerva #3

    Might roll tomorrow. I figure if you don’t roll at least once in a godfest, you are not in the game.

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  10. I give partner my phone and pulls a diamond yellow monster and I scream! Omg it’s not Kanna or other humanoids and I think Sherias looks more like a dragon. Omg I have a Yog! I look at the screen and it’s Fenrir Viz.

    Facepalmed.

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  11. Did you know that hino can be a diamond egg? I do now. ‘-_-

    I had great gfe luck… 5/6!
    2x lmeta (#4&5)
    2x sitri (#3&4)
    Elephant waste of life (#3)
    Verdandi #4 ( now I can make an all verdandi Kush team LoL)

    And today…FML I rolled the hino and a third Ame no Uzume.

    1300 days in and still no dkali or valks. Still.
    I have to laugh.

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  12. With the Grand PreDRA event, I will be getting very close to being able to purchase Dark Athena. My question is, is it worth it?

    I already have a good Kushi team. It’s far from ideal, and has two fairly worthless fillers, but it has two Hakus and I can easily farm A1 (and I don’t plan on trying to farm A2 or A3, A2 rewards aren’t worth it, and A3 radar dragons scare the sh*t out of me).

    With Dark Athena, I can get fairly close to the ideal team with two Hakus, Sima Yi, and an Oku for SBR coverage. Its playstyle interests me a great deal, being able to match dark TPA and water for a million damage. But the thing is, I already have Julie, which plays similarly and has subs that I’m fairly happy about at the moment. I don’t know if DAthena is worth the 750k MP.

    The other option would be to wait for something more brokenly OP to be released or blow it all on Jewels which is the only thing I spend MP on right now. What do you think I should do?

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    1. Well the thing is, buying Dark Athena now wouldn’t really advance you by leaps and bounds. Kush is capable of clearing end game content even with 2 hakus so from a progression point of view I feel it is not needed. However, if you feel it will make you enjoy the game more, then go for it

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  13. I pulled a Cthugha on my main account the first day. I wasn’t able to use my alt account yesterday due to phone issues. I got it working before work today and decided to roll once before heading in. I got Cinderella and was so disappointed I rolled again. I got Yog! I didn’t even have time to upgrade him, but I’ve been having a good time pairing him with my main account’s Ilm. It gives you more flexability with damage control.

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  14. Has this happened to anyone else: I rolled on my wife’s account, and I was super-excited to see a diamond egg pop out, but it turned out to be an evolved Nut. 😦

    On my account, I rolled 7 times and got two 6* GFE (Raijin, Blonia), one 5* GFE (dupe Verdandi), the red Wisedragon, a dupe Liu Bei, and 2 troll golds. Overall not too bad!

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