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.

Video commentary

–video coming soon–

Godfest overview

Unlike Godfests of the past, only some 6* GFE will be featured. If they are listed as unavailable, you will be unable to roll them during the event.

March 31 – April 1 Godfest
6* GFE available

  2991       
3236 3391 3392  3370  3233   

6* GFE not available

   Scheat    3268 

You ideally wish to line up a Godfest that overlaps with several key targets to improve your overall chances of success. Thus, it may be advantageous to wait for a more opportune Godfest if the current one does not feature enough key targets.

Based on the revealed rolling rates, 6* GFE will have 0.6% hit rate each for a total of (0.6*20) 12% for any 6* GFE. This also means that there is a 0.6% chance to acquire one of the two new cards released. With that being said, some 6* GFE may feature an increased rate and you simply have to check the displayed rolling rates each time.

Amusingly. Ameno  has finally been returned to the line up after missing 3 Godfests in a row. In addition, all other missed cards last time are now featured.

GFE Tier list

This list reflects a card’s overall usage/viability in the current meta as well as moving forward. Cards are in no particular order within each tier.

Use these rankings as a starting point and not as absolute truth. Highly valued cards only have merit if you have a team to support them so they are somewhat subjective to your own Monster Box.

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep the first copy of anything you roll

6* GFE Tier List – March 30, 2018
S
  3235     

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A
       3370

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B
 Scheat 2991   3268 3391 

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C
 3392 3233
D
March 31 – April 1, 2018 Godfest Rankings
S
    3235
A
    3370 
  
B
  2991  3391
C
 3392 3233
D

Compared to the last Godfest event, this event is more lackluster due to the exclusion of numerous top tier cards. Of course, this Godfest may still hold merit for your Monster Box but it may be best to wait and at least see what the GungHo NA stream has in store.

Notable changes
Kaede C -> S

Kaede was once upon a time a top tier leader who could form an amazing system team that could mow through the current end game content. However, the heart cross play style fell out of favour along with System teams struggling to bring enough active diversity if they wanted to continuously loop Kaede’s base active. As a result, she fell quickly from grace as stronger and less orb hungry teams emerged.

However, Kaede’s newest evolution released in JP will help restore her to her former glory. Her newest evolution will help her function as both a traditional leader for end game content as well efficient swipe farming.

Kaede’s Leader Skill grants her No Skyfalls along with 10x ATK when there are 6 or less orbs on the board and 2.5x ATK / 25% damage reduction when matching two wood combos. This results in 625x ATK / 43.75% damage reduction with dual leaders. This is easily enough damage to mow through end game content and the added survivability helps mitigate many mechanics. Unfortunately, this Leader Skill is reasonably orb hungry as you require 6 wood orbs for your damage reduction which can make stalling problematic. Granted you can match the whole board (can blob combos to ensure 6 orbs remain) for 100x ATK which may help you pass through many spawns. As such, there is a certain need for high HP subs to help you stay healthy though problematic encounters.

Players are still able to utilize a Haste system to help improve consistency but this does eat into what possibly actives you can bring into a dungeon. Regardless, Kaede’s largest problem is the lower consistency, awkward stalling, and damage reduction tied to matching two sets of wood orbs.

On the flip side, Kaede can also function as one of the best No Skyfall farming leaders. This is because she has both bind immunity along with a 10x ATK multiplier. Thus, using a Zeus Dios Ult Zeus Dios board will result in 100x ATK and no Skyfalls. This will both increase clear times as well as avoiding any colour absorbs (which can be a problem for Reincarnated Liu Bei ).

 Fujin – still S

Fujin will be receiving a new evolution in the nearish future that will enable them to function as a wonderful sub and modest leader.

Historically, Fujin was almost exclusively used as an assist to help deal with damage absorption spawns (Parvati, Vishnu, Hera Dragon, etc.) but this will change with her new split evolutions. Her sub form will gain access to double 7 Combo 45 while retaining her utility based awakenings. This can lower the actual need to inherit her as she can function well on your team due to her high damage output.

On the other hand, her leader form will grant her 81x ATK / 4x RCV / 43.75% Damage Reduction for Attackers when achieving 6 or more combos. This is reasonably strong and quite reliable for the damage reduction component along with gaining bind immunity. Of course her sub pool is somewhat restricted, but will help newer accounts progress due to the ease of activation.

 Kami S -> A

Kami is still a viable leader, but is no longer as unique as she was before. This is because we now have several options for Follow Up Attack  for Dark cards along with her Leader Skill not being as proficient overall. She can still clear shorter content, but lacks the diverse sub pool Yog  along with being more vulnerable in longer dungeons due to the 80% health clause.

 Raijin C -> B

Raijin will soon receive new split evolutions that will either grant her Guard Break  and a third TPA TPA or bind immunity and a modest leader skill.

While neither form is tremendously powerful, it does provide more potency than before and can be incorporated onto your team, especially when you need to remove locked orbs.

Raijin could have been more valuable if she has gained 7 Combos 45 instead of TPA and I feel that Sherias Roots  will still be a better Guard Break option due to Killers and Dark sub attribute.

Pantheon/5* GFE Highlights

With the presence of a Godfest, only 6* GFE are Highlighted. As a result, the 6* Pantheon cards now lose their Highlighted rates and drop down to 0.64% chance to roll which makes them on par with 6* GFE.

This creates an interesting conundrum, during non-Godfest events, the chances of you rolling a 6* Pantheon card are significantly higher but you cannot acquire the GFE.

With this in mind, it is still best to roll in Godfest events as the 6* GFE tend to be stronger overall and you can at least still roll a 6* Pantheon card at the same time.

Featured Cards

The Rare Egg Machine will continuously rotate various Pantheon and former 5* GFE cards that will overlap with Godfests. This includes the new Celtic Series, Greco Roman 3, and the following 5* former GFE

    
    
    Australis

Aife  provides three 7 Combos 45 while Lugh  is a Fujin  style active with no Haste. You can read more about the Celtic Series in my previous post HERE. Keeping abreast with Aife are the triple 7 Combo Cronus  and Uranus .

Collabs vs Godfests

Prior to the reveal, it was quite risky to roll in Collabs as they often left players more disappointing than anything else. However, after seeing the Monster Hunter rolling rates, you have a pretty solid chance at acquiring a 7*+ card. Of course you will have to weigh the pros and cons along with examining the lowest rarity rolls from the Collab.

One interesting point is that Macha has a 0.6% rate while the top prizes in Monster Hunter had 2% and 5.22% for 6*. If that Collab rate carries over to the Dragonbound & Dragon Caller event, you would have around a 5% chance of rolling Li for the Leader Swap active.

With that being said, Collabs are starting to shift towards the strongest cards in the game. This is unfortunate for newer players as there is simply not enough Magic Stones to go around. This mostly comes on the heels of the revamped Heroine Event along with Dragon Bound & Dragon Caller and Monster Hunter being the top 3 that NA has received.

Thus, it has become more valuable for veteran player to roll in Collabs due to the fact that it offers cards you cannot otherwise replicate. On the other hand, newer players will tend to find more merit in regular Godfests as they need to round out their Monster Box before chasing more niche cards.

Conclusion

This upcoming Godfest features a more lackluster roster compared to last time and is a good chance for players take a break from spending Magic Stones. It is possible the GungHo NA will announce something exciting, but we are fortunate their stream occurs the night before the Godfest goes live. However, if they do announce the return of either Heroine or Dragon Bound & Dragoncaller, it would be wise to save your stones.

The new format of Godfests will require more patience overall since only a few cards will be featured at a given time. While this enables you to better snipe a key card, it also means you have to make peace with hoarding stones until the cards you truly want are featured.

Godfests remove the Highlighted status of Pantheon cards to make space for the 6* GFE and while this can be frustrating, Godfests are still the best time to roll the REM.

Let me know what you think about this Godfest and any suggestions to formatting future Godfest posts in the comments below.

Happy Puzzling!

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7 thoughts on “March 31 – April 1 Godfest Overview plus Preview for future Kaede, Fujin, and Raijin Evolutions”

  1. I’d still argue Kami is more consistent than Yog because she is less orb hungry, and it’s easier to clear floors without using a skill.

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  2. This is more of a general question I suppose, but how has Ilm stayed in the S rank for so long? I feel like she’s been up there ever since you started doing tier lists. While Ilm is mai waifu for laifu, I can’t understand how she’s stayed so good for the past year, especially when the powercreep has pushed down many others in the same timespan. Is it because her leader skill is so easy to activate? I feel like there are much easier to activate, stronger leader skills now though… Awokens? Synergy? Other PAD mechanics and jargon I don’t understand? Surely it can’t be stats… Is it the floof? Floof is pretty important

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  3. Can you please do more articles about team building and what subs to use for various top tier monsters? You used to do them frequently in the past and your articles about Blonia, DAthena, and DQXQ are what got me interested in all of your content in the first place. I know you have the “top tier leaders and their subs” list but it seems very outdated. I think these articles could help out a lot of us and the more in depth, the better to help those of us who don’t have a complete monster box. Love your stuff and keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you for your feedback. I am trying to figure out a way to feasibly do something along those lines but the problem is the game has become somewhat watered down in terms of team building

      It somewhat revolves around

      Multiple 7c
      Follow Up Attack
      Inherit as needed

      And this usually results in the same few subs being used. I plan on shifting my new player FAQ to the popular leaders post spot but trying to remember how to do that lol

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  4. Wow I just rolled Kaede a month or two ago and was thinking I missed the boat, but now I’m glad I have her!

    For collabs vs godfests, I’ve been rolling so much better during these bi-weekly godfests than I have been for collabs. It varies, but since gungho revealed rates my rolls have become very poor… I almost always rolled better than my husband, and now somehow he’s getting at least moderate cards and I’m left with no crystal. At all. Except for the recent godfest! And bless reincarnations, without them most of the decent cards I roll would be trash.

    Still shooting for Fujin. Someday.

    Thanks for the info, as always!

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