Monster Bootcamp Part 2 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 Monster Bootcamp Part 2 Godfest features the first 7x rates for GFE as well as the debut of Ney .

Ney is a brand new 6-star GFE who features the first ever 5-evolution path that results in a uniquely powerful card who can be utilized by every single player. I go into more detail about Ney in my full review HERE.

Unfortunately, this Godfest features no additonal Plus Eggs with each roll and instead all cards come out at level 50. To poorly entice players, each roll will come with 1 free Tamadra. Finally, there will be no featured Pantheon cards which may result in overall lower rates for featured cards.

Video commentary

–video coming soon–

Rolls at a glance

Monster Bootcamp Part 2 Godfest

Day 1

No pantheon

 3390 3391 3392   Gadius Cross Typhon 
  Ryune Saria Sylvie  Ult Tsubaki Ult Sumire Ult Kaede
3233    Fenrir Fenrir Viz 3268




Day 2
No Pantheon

    Kali Dark Kali Ult Zuoh 3236 3414
3416   Eschamali Scheat Australis Sherias Roots Sherias 3372
3371 2997   Gremory Ronove 2991 2993

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

Ney  is a brand new 6-star GFE who features the first ever 5-evolution path that results in a uniquely powerful card who can be utilized by every single player. I go into more detail about Ney in my full review HERE.

Cthugha  and Yog-Sothoth  both made their Puzzle and Dragons debut one month ago in the past Flight of the Dragon Lords Godfest. For the sake of redundancy I have included their brief reviews below.

Yog is 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.

Ordering withing each bracket is random.

Pantheon Tier List – September 15, 2017
S+
3385  3071 3449 Isis  3386 Carat Facet  
S
       

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S-
   Blue Valk 

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A+
A Cao Cao 3110 Sheen 3387  3070  3243  

A
     Raphael 3068 3069 3238 3101 Rozuel Ariel 3202 Dark Valk   

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

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   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 Lucifer Griffan Rider
D
Kraken Rider Unicorn Rider
D-

Notable changes

Tachibana  and Nohime  are both part of the Samurai 2 series and both posses dual 7 Combo 45 awakenings. I have historically ranked them too low for their diluted board changer, but their raw firepower can no longer be denied. Presently speaking there are only a handful of cards in NA that have dual 7 Combo and as such they should be cherished/valued.

On the other hand, Inahime  and Oichi  are both capable of leading a carry set up for Cosmic Trinity. Now, how valuable is a carry set up for one end game dungeon? Well I would say it is quite invaluable due to the fact that GungHo tends to feature special invades during events that are worth pursuing. As a result, I feel they both deserve to move up to reflect their carrying potential. Furthermore, they excel in shorter dungeons where you can repeatedly active skill to sweep as they have amazing damage output. Just be aware that both struggle in stalling and with combo shields.
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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.

Do note I have not had time to review the new Sherias/Sherias Roots evolutions so they may shift soon.

GFE Tier List – September 15, 2017
S
3414 Dark Kali    3235

 Debut

A
 3390 Eschamali Ryune Saria Gremory Ronove 3391 
 3260    3416 




B

Sylvie Scheat  2997 Ult Sumire Australis 2991 Fenrir
Fenrir Viz Sherias Roots    3370 3268 Ult Kaede
3372 Cross Typhon 3233

C
 3392 Gadius 2993
D
Sherias Kali

Notable changes

I do not feel anyone needs to be changed at this point in time barring the new planned evolutions for several cards which I have not had time to research due to computer issues and in the process of selling my place. Otherwise Ney debuts at S.

Featured Pantheon ratings

No pantheons are boosted for this Godfest

Monster Bootcamp Part 2 Pantheons – September 15, 2017
Day 1
Day 2
S
A
B
C
D

Looks appealing eh

No valuable Carnival

Both days feature the nearly pointless Tamadra Special which awards a single Tamadra with each pull.

Putting it all together

7x rates apply

Monster Bootcamp Part 2 – September 15, 2017
Day 1
Day 2

S
  
     Dark Kali 3236
3414 

A
3390 3391  Ryune
Saria  Ult Tsubaki 
  3416 
Eschamali  Gremory Ronove
 –
B
 Cross Typhon  
Sylvie Ult Sumire Ult Kaede 3233
 Fenrir Fenrir Viz 3268
Scheat Australis Sherias Roots 3372
3371 2997 2991
C
3392 Gadius
Ult Zuoh 2993
D
Kali Sherias

If I had to pick a day to roll, I would put my Magic Stones on Day 2 as it features a far superior line up as it is quite top heavy. Furthermore, Day 2 also features the highly desired Follow Up Attack  through the Norns.

Conclusion

The Monster Bootcamp Part 2 Godfest features an amazing 7x rates for Godfest Exclusives. However, there are no featured Pantheons, no Carnival, and no Plus Eggs with each roll. As a result, this is one of the lowest collateral benefits Godfest in recent memory and will be mostly used to lure in players for the chance at acquiring their very first Ney.

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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38 thoughts on “Monster Bootcamp Part 2 Godfest Review and Analysis”

      1. Did Day 1. Rolled quite a few times, did not have good luck. Things are complicated now too; since the equip evolution announcement, I don’t know which of the dupes I rolled might get upgrades. The Sumire equip really makes it tricky to predict. How many Gadiuses is a man supposed to keep???

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          1. I horde stuff, so I generally keep everything. I have 6 Gadiuses, 6 Cthugas, 6 Tsubakis, 8 Sumires, etc, accumulated over time. I rolled a couple Weapon 1s this time, which I think replace some I had previously sold, and since they’re strong candidates for equip evos, I have to hold them for now.

            Anyway, talk about first world problems!

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    1. Nene kinda needs to be paired with someone other than herself. But yes that way she can be used as lead but is nowhere near as useful as Inahime and Oichi

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  1. dkali and dmeta don’t deserve to be in S, especially not ahead the likes of ameno getting recent buffs and work well with pixel and fua mechanics. leads that accomadate fua and pixels for upcoming content should be rated higher. typhon and sylvie also should be bumped up to A, their evos are amazing and typhon is a very high A now almost into a borderline S.

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    1. Typhon is in too awkward spot as his 4-color board changer is quite overshadowed by cards such as Haku. Even with his future evo, he won’t in my opinion raise to high tiers.

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      1. Typhon’s new evo does 4m with just a prong and 5-hearts. Pretty sure none of the cards in tier A can pull that sorta numbers off with just 2 combos.

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    2. I havent had a chance to fully update based on IRL things so it reflects current NA trends

      As for Dmeta, she is still a solid leader who can clear end game content along with being a valuable sub if needed. She can utilize both pixels or FUA depending on her team set up (rows or combos/TPA)

      I am still on the fence with Dkali but it may be time to retire her soon

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  2. Did three pulls on day 1 first was grodin, nb my first, then i got yog, super happy about that one immediately max skilled him and almost cried when he rolled out. And last but not least i pulled a sumire. All in all quite pleased, ive very much been looking forwards to yog, my bride eshcemali has been dreaming of that melted pile of multipliers. Hope the rest of you guys are just as successful as i am!

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  3. ‘Only’ GF with no Pantheon is not really of interested for me. All I want is Meimei and Spica since I rolled Balthier (who made me able to use Fujin as sub/inherit). I have a nice team for him that can deal good damage when ever I want, but we want improvement, right!?
    I also need just some light inherits and a Orochi for Amenominakanushi so I can try A2 the first time.
    So I used my 100 Day Gift for my 3rd Yda (such a dupe account) and sephiroth. To Pixel him looks like a waste when you see all the awakenings of the old evo…We can not have everything. 😀

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    1. Yeah gfe only godfest are mostly geared towards players who have the pantheoms or been playing for a long period of time

      As for the pixel evo, it has less value due to future farmable cards gaining the damage void awakening

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  4. Day 2 for me. I have most of the gfes from day 1.

    Aside: I have Amenominakanushi on both accounts and very good subs to go with them. Outstanding lead, imo. Recovery is really not an issue. Just need 1 L/B sub on each team with decent rcv. There is even a use for max skilled Fenrir L/B (and less optimal: L.Meta L/B) with a good inherit (e.g) saria.

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  5. 1300+ days in… Missing a dozen or so gfe so this is when I decided to roll. Five rolls, got two new gfe, rest pantheon dupe (hello Pandora #6). No silvers, no diamonds.
    Reasonably happy, but no ney and still no ilm/fujin/raijin.

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  6. This is the first time I’ve rolled all my stones away.

    Rozuel
    Amenominakanushi
    Kraken Rider
    dupe Chrono Turtle
    dupe Dino Rider
    2nd Verdandi

    I think it’s worth it. I just hope I can save enough for the next worthwhile Godfest.

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  7. This GFE completely sucked for me. Nothing but trash. Two Riders, one Berserker Z, and some other horrible roll I forget.. Not gonna be spending any money on this game for a while. Such disappointment.

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  8. Not too much luck here. My alt got Zuoh(nice for Balthier) and somehow a 2nd Apollo. Of all the golds i could i gotten, my alt who has very few gods gets a dupe in a pantheon that isn’t even featured. So bizarre.

    As far as my main, 2nd dupe of Scheat and 1st dupe of Cthugha. At least I am using lots of combo leaders so inherited Cthugha should be useful.

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