Directors Choice 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. If you are considering to purchase any of the Monster Point cards, please refer to my updated November Article for help and advice.

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Introduction

The Director’s Choice Godfest could be thought of as a way to close out 2017 on what is hopefully a high note. However, it is going to be challenging to top the recent Dragonbound & Dragon Caller event and many players are also low on Stones from King of Fighters.

Unfortunately, the Director’s Choice Godfest will fail to impress as it features 30 GFE but Cotton  and Kami  will not be featured. Furthermore, GFE have only a 5x rate and the added bonus is that they come out evolved, awakened, level 50, and +50 to a random stat (+50 applies to all rolls).

The evolved/awoken part saves you minor resources but is nothing special in this day and age and by skipping their first evolution, some collectors will not be able to fill up their Monster Book.

Finally, there are no featured Pantheon cards and we could be facing a relatively lackluster Godfest overall.

If you wish to read my last Godfest review, please click HERE.

Video commentary

–video coming soon–

Rolls at a glance

Director’s Choice Godfest


All Days
5x Rates

No Pantheon

3390 3391 3392   3236    
Kali Dark Kali        Eschamali
3260 Ult Sumire Ult Kaede 3233  3372 3414 3416  Scheat

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.

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 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.

I had an interesting conversation with a friend who plays PAD yesterday and we came to the conclusion that only a few specific Pantheon cards are truly viable. This is because content has become so challenging/specialized that you require very specific counters to overcome. This has led to a drop in team building creativity as you often find yourself using the same cards over and over again with the occasional new Monster you wish to pursue.

As a result, have become somewhat obsolete in end game content barring a few niche exceptions.

Ordering within each bracket is random.

Pantheon Tier List – December 30, 2017
S+
3385  3071 3449 Carat    
S
       3386 Facet
S-
    

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A+
A Cao Cao 3110 Sheen 3387  3243   
  

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A
     Raphael 3068 3069 3238 3101 Rozuel Ariel 3202 Dark Valk  3070   

A-
3105 2920  3269 2985  3241 3242 GValk
3384 3271 3103  Cameo Avalon Drake Michael  Red Valk Blue Valk 
 

B+
3198   Awoken Ares     Famiel
3200 Muse Silk 2918 Leeza   Awoken Archdemon Lucifer 3273 3062 3450

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 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

Haku & Kushinadahime   S -> S-

The reign of Kushinadahime is starting to crumble as we move into harder and harder content. This is because the no skyfall clause acts as a liability when trying to maximize your damage output. You must utilize your given orbs and cannot get lucky via Skyfalls. One can argue that the perfect damage control is nice but we now have so many tools that remove the need for said control, eg. FUA , Box , and Fujin 3414 style actives.

Thus, Kushinadahime’s potential is somewhat hampered. This is not to say she is not a viable leader, she is still one of the best Pantheon cards to run, but is slowly falling behind.

With all that being said, Haku is also on the decline as the teams she functions well on (Kushinadahime and Dark Athena 3193) are falling as well.

Wukong, Yamato, and Andromeda   

All three Heroes have been moved into A+ as a result of under usage on top tier teams. While Wukong and Sanada can be used for their 3 Skill Boosts, the times you actually require them is being lowered due to the release of the farmable Whaledor . Furthermore, the single 7 Combo 45 adds damage, but is not enough to compete against sexier cards such as Nohime  or Uranus .

Greco-Roman 3     

The Greco-Roman 3 Pantheon was heavily discussed in my previous article HERE, but the gist of it is that Cronus  and Uranus  are the two big prizes due to their triple 7 Combo 45 awakenings. These awakenings grant them 8x damage when achieving 7 or more combos.

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 – December 30, 2017
S
3414   3235    

A

 3390 Eschamali   3391  3260 
   Dark Kali    3370 3268

B
 Scheat  Ult Sumire Australis 2991    
Ult Kaede 3372 Ronove 3416   
C
 3392  2993  3233 Kali
D

Notable changes

No changes this time aruond

Featured Pantheon Ratings

No Pantheons are featured this Godfest

Director’s Choice Godfest Pantheons
December 30, 2017
Day 1
Day 2
S
A
B
C
D

This section may feel redundant but it helps emphasize no Pantheons are being featured.

Super Carnival

The Director’s Choice Godfest will overlap with the Super Carnival which features an abysmal 2x rates for the Wisedragons and lackluster Legendary Hero series.

I am not sure if we are using the word Super correctly.

Putting it all together

5x rates apply for all days

Director’s Choice Godfest – December 30, 2017
S
3236   3414 
A
3390 3391    Dark Kali 
   Eschamali 3260
B
  Ult Sumire Ult Kaede 3372 3416 Scheat
C
3392  Kali  3233 
D

While this may look somewhat appetizing due to the removal of numerous lowly ranked cards, you have to remember that Cotton  and Kami  are missing and they are some of the strongest monsters in the game.

Conclusion

The Director’s Choice Godfest has a poor line up due to the 5x rates and absence of Cotton and Kami. You can achieve a similar rolling rate on any normal Godfest but will have access to the full roster of strong Godfest Exclusives.

Perhaps we can all rest assured that our Christmas money will be safe for the time being.

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

Happy Puzzling!

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12 thoughts on “Directors Choice Godfest Review and Analysis”

    1. I feel that jammer-based teams are always going to struggle mostly due to the lack of Jammer-making cards. Cards that make jammers are rare in the REM/Collabs and are mostly boss drops/farmables which GH tends to make weaker

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  1. You should have also considered rates, as since everything is evolved, rates are garbage. 5* GFE turning into 6* makes you more vulnerable to other trash that is not featured.

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  2. Great article with a tinge of humor as always. However, I would like to know why Sheen is ranked A+ but Facet is ranked S? Combo-based teams are the meta nowadays and it is more likely that a typical Blue Hunter or Anubis team would have more finger awakenings than TPA. Thanks!

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    1. i think it may be a byproduct of the older days when TPA teams had relevance. Facet should probably be lower down with only Carat being the top as SB is the most universal/accessible

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