March 31 – April 1 Godfest Overview plus Preview for future Kaede, Fujin, and Raijin Evolutions

 Godfest Basics

The format for Godfests has been dramatically changed through their REM Renewal along with Full Disclosure of Rolling Rates. These changes dramatically improve your chances of rolling a specific card as the pool of available monsters is significantly smaller as only a portion of the all possible monsters are featured at a given time. This is great news for players as you are better able to focus your Magic Stones on key cards.

Godfests no longer advertise “rate increases” and instead Highlighted specific cards along with 6* Godfest Exclusives being available. As such, these events are the best time to roll the REM as the current meta is heavily favouring these rare and elusive monsters.

Rolling rates may change or vary with each Godfest event.

Introduction

The upcoming Godfest begins on March 31st and runs until April 1st and will once again feature twenty 6-star GFE. This current line up is reasonable overall but just remember that you only have to wait around 2 weeks for another Godfest to come back.

With that being said, it may be advantageous to wait for the official GungHo NA stream on Friday evening in case they tease a new Collab or Seasonal REM. This is because Puzzle and Dragons is slowly becoming more dependent on rare Collab cards and it may be best to save your Magic Stones for those events.

On the bright side, all players will receive a free Rank 50 roll for this Godfest.

As with any Godfest, the decision of whether to roll or not will be dependent on your own Monster Box and individual needs.

You can read the most recent Godfest review HERE. Continue reading March 31 – April 1 Godfest Overview plus Preview for future Kaede, Fujin, and Raijin Evolutions

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Puzzle and Dragons Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Puzzle and Dragons is one of the oldest and complex mobile games on the market. This can be attributed to it’s 6+ years of existence that has put players through a roller coaster ride of different metas, strategies, and mechanics. While the actual injection of Powercreep is reasonable for someone who has been playing for years, it can become quite overwhelming if you are new to the game.

This article will attempt to answer the more common questions new players may have and any feedback or suggestions are welcomed. I will be focusing on terminology, Box management, explaining the various mechanics, and answering what I feel are pressing questions for newer players.

This page will attempt to answer the more common questions and will provide links to my other articles if you wish to read a more detailed analysis.

This article was last updated on March 15, 2018

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Valentine’s REM Review and Analysis – March 2018

Introduction

Love is Patient, Love is Kind, PAD Valentine’s REM occurs in March. While you may have spent all of your Magic Stones on Full Metal Alchemist, this seasonal REM is reasonable, but not as game changing overall.

For the most part, there is only one true chase card but the sprinkling of Gemstone Princesses does provide value at the lower rarities. This is important as these types of actives are the most reliable/universal way to provide damage enhancement for your teams. Furthermore, while the Chinese Celestials offered in this event are lackluster for end game players, they may be the easiest source of board changing for a newer player.

Finally, all of the cards featured in this REM are adorable and may help bring your Waifu to Laifu.

There are currently no updated pages for each of the cards on padx, but you can refer to their initial news post HERE.

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Overview

Valentine’s REM
 8 Star base
 7 Star base  
 6 Star base   
 5 Star base
Valentine’s REM Rankings – March 23, 2018
S  
A  
B  
C
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them

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March 17-18 Godfest Overview

 Godfest Basics

The format for Godfests has been dramatically changed through their REM Renewal along with Full Disclosure of Rolling Rates. These changes dramatically improve your chances of rolling a specific card as the pool of available monsters is significantly smaller as only a portion of the all possible monsters are featured at a given time. This is great news for players as you are better able to focus your Magic Stones on key cards.

Godfests no longer advertise “rate increases” and instead Highlighted specific cards along with 6* Godfest Exclusives being available. As such, these events are the best time to roll the REM as the current meta is heavily favouring these rare and elusive monsters.

Rolling rates may change or vary with each Godfest event.

Introduction

The upcoming Godfest begins on March 17th and runs until March 18th and will once again feature 20 6-star GFE. This current line up is reasonable overall but just remember that you only have to wait around 2 weeks for another Godfest to come back.

With that being said, there is some speculation that the Valentine’s Day REM will make a return soon if we judge from the cooking contest GungHo NA announced, but just bear in mind that it could be another month or two away.

As with any Godfest, the decision of whether to roll or not will be dependent on your own Monster Box and individual needs.

You can read the most recent Godfest review HERE. Continue reading March 17-18 Godfest Overview

Indigo Tournament – Tips and Strategies

Introduction

The Indigo Tournament is another chance for players to try and achieve a new high score to unlock various rewards. This include in-game items, cosmetic upgrades, and solo mode badge quest credit along with a Magic Stone for the first clear.

Unfortunately, this ranking dungeon has a fairly rigid set up for success and hopefully you have ample Killer cards at your disposal.

This article will summerize the dungeon along with explaining the rationale behind building a successful team.

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[Video] My First Alt. Arena Clear – Team & Thought Process

Introduction

Alt. Arena (often times referred to as A4) is considered the hardest dungeon in the game and I finally got around to seriously attempting it. The dungeon features many of your “favourite” spawns which have added mechanics, boosted stats, as well as some brand new horrors.

Things such as 145,000 preemptives, damage voids, resolves, and hundreds of millions of health are common occurrences and it takes both luck and planning to succeed.

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I decided it was time to stop putting off A4 after rolling Edward  and teamed up with either Virtual or Darksworn for both stamina efficacy and greater access to key actives (current solo record was death on floor 17).

Team composition

My team is far from optimal and simply have to make due with what is at my disposal. Do note that Sheen Sheen is preferred over Carat Carat as I have more Time Extends Time Extend than Skill Boosts Skill Boost. I am only showing the Killer latents and the rests is filled by SDR Skill delay resist.

Arena 4 Edward
Inherit Carat 3193 3449


Card

God Killer God Killer

physical killer physical killer
Yuna
Dragon Killer Dragon Killer Dragon Killer
3264
Healer Killer

 

God Killer God Killer

Machine Killer Machine Killer

Healer Killer Healer Killer

 

God Killer God Killer
Inherit 3414 3386

This composition is far from ideal so just use it as a starting point for planning out your runs. The Rathian  inherit is in his Weapon to provide passive 60% poison orb resist. This is quite amazing as it can allow you to avoid some of the more nasty mechanics.

With that being said, I plan to modify our teams slightly moving forward:

Arena 4 Edward
Inherit Carat Zeta Hydra 3449


Card

God Killer God Killer

physical killer physical killer
Yuna
Dragon Killer Dragon Killer Dragon Killer
3264
Healer Killer

 

God Killer God Killer

Machine Killer Machine Killer

Healer Killer Healer Killer

 

God Killer God Killer
Inherit 3414

Bringing longer delays can help stall out problematic spawns and the additional cooldown is a fair compromise overall. By changing my Nees inherit to Sasuke’s weapon assist, our teams can guarantee 100% poison resist. Just remember to leave both the Sasuke and Rathian Weapon assists at Skill Level 1 to help avoid overwriting the stronger base active.

Conclusion

Arena 4 is an exciting, albeit ridiculous dungeon that is heavily reliant on research, planning, puzzling skills, and luck. I plan to continuously play Alt. Arena along with streaming my adventures moving forward.

Let me know if you have attempted Arena 4 and how successful you were in the comments below.

Happy Puzzling!

Full Metal Alchemist Collab Review and Analysis – March 2018

Introduction

The Full Metal Alchemist Collab is one of the most highly anticipated events to come to North America as it features the game changing Edward . Unfortunately, the rest of the Collab is mediocre as a whole since most of the other cards have niche or situational value at best.

This leads to an unfortunate conundrum as one of the best cards in the game can be acquired here but you also run the large risk of rolling numerous fodder cards instead. Comparing Full Metal Alchemist to events such as Heroine, Dragon Bound & Dragon Caller, and Monster Hunter, the lack of value at the bottom (and even the top excluding Edward) may make it challenging for many players to spend their Magic Stones. Granted Full Metal Alchemist is only priced at 5 Magic Stones per roll, it may just result in you being disappointed twice as often.

As such, the decision of whether to roll or not to roll will still come down to individual preference and how much you value the cards outside of general usability.

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Overview

Full Metal Alchemist REM
 6 Star base
 5 Star base
Full Metal Alchemist Collab Rankings – March 2, 2018
SS/Edward  
S
A
B
C      
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them

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