The Tamadra Carnival is in full swing and offers players a guaranteed chance at either a Baby or Adult Tamadra. Each pull will cost 500 Pal Points and may be contesting with the Plus Egg Pal Egg Machine in terms of appeal and value.
This article will quickly look at the stamina value/efficacy for using this special PEM along with some sample rolling.
—video coming soon—
The purpose of the Pal Egg Machine is to save players time and stamina as the rewards are often found in tedious dungeons or those that do not have collateral benefits. At this present time, the strongest events are the Plus Eggs and now Tamadras as both have amazing and direct stamina savings (there will be a future PEM that features rare boss drops such as Orpharion parts but that is not for the average player).
We have been enjoying amazing dungeons for Plus Eggs these past few events so it makes it a little harder to judge the true value of a Plus Egg. I have always used the benchmark of Star Den for Plus Eggs as it offers 10 for 25 stamina (in coop). However, with +99 descends 5-minute Descends and the upcoming unlimited +30 Descends, Plus Eggs have dramatically been reduced in value.
In the past month, you could have acquired 10 +297s and with the upcoming +30 Descends, you can make a brand new +297 for only 250 stamina (in coop).
All of this has greatly helped the Plus Egg starved NA/EU server as we can now quickly power up a wider variety of Monsters. As a result, Plus Eggs have a more blurred value in terms of stamina cost.
On the other hand, Tamadras have never had any discounted/special dungeon to play and the Tamadra Carnival that occurred alongside the REM is not a reliable medium. As a result, we are still left with Tamadra Infestation as our farming destination.
Tamadra Infestation costs 50 stamina (in coop) and will yield at worst 3 Babies and 1 Adult Tamadra. Furthermore, Baby Tamadras has about a 50% chance to successfully awaken a Monster.
Thus, it would take 50 stamina to produce 2 awakenings in the worst case scenario. By comparison, you can achieve 20 Plus Eggs from Star Den (60 from the upcoming event).
Comparing Tamadra and Plus Egg PEM
The Tamadra PEM will yield on average 1 Adult every 5 pulls so let us use a 10 roll sample size:
- From Tamadras, you will gain 6 awakenings for 10 pulls (150 stamina)
- From the +15 PEM, you can achieve 150 pluses (375 stamina in Star Den)
This would lead to the conclusion that Plus Eggs are the superior choice to pull; however, with +30 Descends right around the corner, the stamina cost drops down to 125. This is also compounded by the relative ample Plus Eggs lying around from the most recent events.
Just bear in mind that the rate of awakenings will not be as perfectly consistent in a smaller sample size along with the hit rate of Adult Tamadras so the math is not perfect.
Edit: I had 1/3 Adult Tamadras from 39 pulls
Conclusion – too long; didn’t read
Just pull what can benefit you the most as the effective stamina savings are comparable when factoring in all the current events for Plus Eggs. However, with that being said, I feel more people will be in need of Tamadras as this is the first time that we have had a discounted event.
Let me know if you plan on pulling the Tamadra Event and whether or not you are willing to dip into your mail Pal Points for additional pulls.
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