Best Friend Reset and How to Improve your Chances of being Selected

Introduction

Next week’s maintenance will come with the ability to select a new Best Friend (BFF) along with the various Rank Machine resets. This is amazing as it has been over a year since the last Best Friend Reset and many players may be new to this feature at this point in time.

Best Friends are a vital part of your PAD experience as it will enable you to expand the leaders available as well as gaining additional Pal Points.

This article will explain the Friend and Best Friend System along with how you can improve your chances of being selected by strangers as well as how to form BFF Triangles.

As a side note, I will be opening up as much Friend space as possible on my two accounts and will be accepting requests from players who wish to Best Friend me.

Official GungHo NA post can be found HERE.

Video commentary

–video coming soon–

Finding Friends

The first step to Pal Point domination is to find friends to populate your list. As you rank up, your friends list will max out at 50 players. You can add 5 additional friend slots for 1 magic stone, up to a maximum of 300 friends.

However, the sooner you add space and expand your friend list, the more pal points you will be rolling in. You can view this as an opportunity cost as for each day you have more friends, the more pal points you will generate in future days. Because PAD is a long term game, the sooner you invest, the more you will be rewarded. Thankfully, making friends in PAD is quite easy and the community is incredibly warm and welcoming. We can find friends via:

  • Posting your ID on various forums, Reddit threads,  and Facebook groups (@PG, @US, @HG)
  • Typing in a player’s ID under Friends -> ID search
  • Choosing Users from the helper selection list

As simple as 1, 2, 3
As simple as 1, 2, 3

When you first start your PAD journey, you want to add as many friends as possible and constantly delete inactive low-level players (as they have most likely quit/rerolled) to maximize your pal point generation by having a list of friends to choose from when entering dungeons. If you post your ID on the various fan pages, players will send you invites, and many high-rank players will offer their leads. As you progress, you are going to become more choosy with whom you keep on your friends list as space may become an issue.

Best way to display your ID

It is best to not post a picture of your entire box as you only want to highlight your most preferred leaders. Showing numerous maxed out cards will cause intimidation and fear that you will rotate between too many leaders to be a stable Best Friend.

As such, I prefer to edit my team to show my favourite leader from left to right along with my ID as the team name. This condenses your information to a single picture and shows stability in those highlighted leads.

Keys to success

The key to building and maintaining your friends list after the early game is based on several factors:

  • Popular leader(s): If you are fortunate and have a popular leader, you will generate far more pal points than the more niche ones. Even if you are unable to effectively use that leader, still have it visible, especially when you take a break for stamina/sanity etc
  • Account activity: Logging in everyday will refresh your last activity status on your friends list and will lessen your chances of being deleted
  • Consistent leader display: your number of friends is strongly based around what leaders you have visible, so always try to keep a consistent showing of your ideal leaders.
  • Invested leaders: In this day and age, most teams have fully maxed out cards; however, if resources are scarce, invest in your strongest leader. This is because it is the only card displayed to your friends and having a fully invested Leader will attract more friends.
    • Building off this, try to use a powerful/rare inherit if possible. For example, using a Fujin style inherit will make you more popular and desired.
  • Avoid duplicate leader display: your team slots determine which monster your friends can see and take. Slot 1 and current team selected display to your entire friends list. Slot 2 is only visible to best friends (BFF). Try to avoid showing the same leader in any of these team slots.

Best Friend selection

After you have done all that and have passed rank 50, it’s time to make a best friend selection! Choosing a best friend is a large commitment by PAD standards and once the selection is made, it cannot be undone. If for some reason you are deleted or you delete your BFF, you will lose all the benefits even if you re-friend at a later date. There have been a few BFF renewals that allow you to select a new BFF in addition to your already existing friendships. This may or may not happen every X number of months so please choose wisely.

Just remember that with each Best Friend reset, you will be able to expand your number of Best Friends and previously selected ones will not be lost.

Best friend benefits

Establishing a Best Friend link grants bonuses to both players every time you choose each other to take into a dungeon (whether coop or solo mode). Both players gain 100 instead of 10 Pal Points per day along with being able to see leaders in team slots 1, 2, and active/current as well as remaining visible for up to 24 hours without a login refresh. This is especially important for low level players who wish to simply use a powerful friend repeatedly for faster and safer clears. With this in mind, when you are making a BFF decision, you should seek out players who have:

  • Leader(s) suitable to your box and team
  • Established a certain tenure of playing in hopes they do not suddenly quit the game
  • Have some sort of communication established

Best Friend Triangles

Best Friend selection is only needed from one party for both players to benefit and allows three players to form a best friend triangle:

  • A -> B
  • B -> C
  • C -> A

Doing this successfully will enable all parties involved to have two new best friends with only one selection.

Triangles naturally work best if all three members have complimenting leaders along with some form of communication being established.

Newer account best friending

There is some controversy as to what a new player should do with their BFF token. Some people argue that the pal points through a triangle are more valuable, while others claim that having a high-rank BFF will allow more content to be cleared. I am personally in favour of best friending a high-ranking player at the cost of losing out on a triangle. This is because having access to leads far stronger than what you are capable of is far more important than up to 200 pal points per day. Stamina is still a more valuable currency than pal points as it could mean the difference between victory or losing 50 stamina for a failed descend. There is still risk in choosing higher level players as they may rotate between many leads and could restrict your access to what is ideal for you. As such, please message/contact your intended recipient and establish some sort of communication.

On this train of thought, it is advantageous to use your Alternate account to Best Friend your Main. This will grant your newer account a faster level of progression along with more Pal Points overall.

Best Friending Mantastic or Fantastic

If you wish to Best Friend either of my two accounts, please send me a Friend request along with leaving a comment indicating you wish to Best Friend me after the reset.

*Edit* Due to high volume, Mantastic may have a full friend request box but if you leave your ID I can add you =)

Conclusion

Best Friends resets are an exciting time as it will help foster new relationships and have players reach out into the community. Having Best Friends will allow for increased Pal Point generation along with having access to desirable leaders for 24 hours at a time.

Let me know what you think about the Best Friend system and make sure you spend your current one if you haven’t done so already.

Happy Puzzling!

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130 thoughts on “Best Friend Reset and How to Improve your Chances of being Selected”

  1. I wish to be your best friend after the reset, I already sent you a friend request as well (My IGN: NinjitsuD4)

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  2. Friend request sent. Will best friend before/after reset. Leads include Diablos, Edward, Light Ideal, Anubis, GSonia, BSonia, Rikuu, and Kushi. (willing to swap any leads around if something is desired) (my ID 381,594,247)

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  3. Love your content and would be great to best friend your account (I still have my slot before reset, so can add both your accounts). Thanks! (366,977,240)

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  4. Sent you a request and will be BF-ing you after the reset! Leads include Red Athena, Valentines Ney, Dark Athena, Reincarnated DQXQ & Anubis. (Cymbidium #371,270,395)

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  5. I’ve already bestfriended Fantastic, so I might bestfriend Mantastic too.
    Although i haven’t added Mantastic yet, I’ve sent a request now.
    321,251,359
    I mainly use Kushinadahime and desperately rolling for Anubis right now.

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  6. I’d like to add Mantastic as a best friend but your list is full! Having 100% uptime on Diablos would be a great help to my DIdeal team since I do not have many people running Diablos on my friends list. My ID is 320836484 (Mozzarella). Thanks for the great content!

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  7. Please please please accept my friend request and then I’ll make you a best friend…. My name is Fantum and ID is: (with margin of error): 328-338-458. You don’t know how happy I would be and it would be beneficial for both of us. I’ll send you a friend request but in your videos you always have a ton of unanswered request. It would be fantastic to be best friends with Mantastic!!!! 🙂

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          1. After a day and a half of trying I am going to downgrade my hopes slightly and ask that you send me an invite to fantastic because you have received the max invites on that account. If you free up space I would still be so effing honored to be Mantastics BF but fantastic is fine as well. Same ID as above….

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              1. I used my bf early on and the guy became inactive. I managed to get mantastic as a friend though so a best friend will come soon! 😉 (after reset) (plz don’t delete me)

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  8. Sent a friend request to Fantastic from my account and wife’s. Will best friend on both accounts after reset. 363698396, 3781044414

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  9. I tried to send a friend request to mantastic, but it says user has reached the limit. Please add me when able so I can BF you before the reset.

    ID: 320095270

    Thanks mantastic!

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  10. Sent friend request to Fantastic, id is 318336358, username is cra-z《傻土豆》.
    Diablos, Sonia Clea, Cthugha, can request for Ganesha, Kush or Anubis, but you probably have enough of those. I’d be open to a friend request on Mantastic, but it wouldn’t help you much.

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  11. I know it’s a long shot with your box filling out, but would love to at least friend you. I run Yuna, Sherias, and Kami the most. I play daily and just reached Rank 500 before the reset. My ID is 365,944,397
    I check in on your Twitch streams often and enjoy your content. I go by nabe on Pad and show up as originalnabe on the stream. Keep doing what your doing man.

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  12. I tried friending Mantastic for a best friend request but you are full. I run Mega Gronia (Oichi inherit), Revo Anubis, Edward (Yog inherit), Ganesh, Kami (Awoken Demon Lucifer inherit). My IGN is Adonalsium and my ID number is 332,296,397. I don’t think I’d be as much use to Fantastic as I run mostly Edward and would prefer to BF request Mantastic. Hope I make the cut!

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  13. I’d like to bf mantastic after the reset my id is 379,110,464

    I play daily and mainly use anubis yuna bh

    Thanks! 🙂

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  14. Hi I am a regular follower of you blog and I would like to bff both mantastic and fantastic. I already sent a request to fantastic but mantastic friend box is full. My ID is 311139498 (quang). Thank you.

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  15. Hey, I’d love to add and use my best friend on mantastic or fantastic .
    Rank 570, Lots of meta leads.
    Beleqwaya : ID 333 248 384

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  16. Howdy mantastic, I’ll be looking for a new best friend tomorrow and would like to add you if possible. I run Edward mostly with sherias and metatron in boxes 1 and 2, respectively. I’ll also run Shiva, blue hunter and anubis on occasion. I’m rank 478, and play daily. I’m good with either best friending mantastic or fantastic. My ID is 333,569,334. Hope you can make room. As a side note, noble hower (posted above) is also my best friend (in pad and real life) and if we both best friend you we will be available for triangle play. Hope you have room for us! Thanks!

    P.S. Love your content!

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  17. Hey Mantastic, huge fan of your guides and REM analysis! Hope I’m not too late, but I’m running a Blue Sonia as my favorite lead with an Ameno team as second. My ID is: 386,758,367. If you have room on either of your accounts, I’d love to add you!

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  18. Hello Mantastic! I’ve been enjoying your posts for a very long time and check this site every day. I would love to Best Friend either account. Diablos is in my 1 slot. Hope your day is going well and Happy Puzzling!

    ID is 312 064 311

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  19. That’s Fantastic!!

    Side question. Do you feel the pressure of having so much sway in how people vote, team build, use/save stones, etc. Not saying you don’t give pertinent information from an everyone win standpoint.
    Just crosses my mind from time to time.

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    1. I don’t really feel the pressure overall as I try to remain as neutral as possible to provide the information which subsequently leads to players making an informed decision =)

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  20. Hey Mantastic~

    I’d love to best friend you after the reset!

    Followed your content for a long time, and I’ve donated! 🙂

    I mostly run Edward, Yog, Anubis. Would like to run Kiri cheese.

    My IGN is Switters.
    ID: 372,689,262

    Would like to best friend Mantastic!

    Thanks!

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  21. Hi Mantasti! I would just want to say thank you for all of the material you have been publishing. Thanks to you, I was able to get back into this game and have fun again. I would love to best friend you. I run enra, kush, and Anubis. Thanks

    Id number: 308,194,288

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          1. It says that you maxed out on your friends. If you can’t add me onto Mantastic could I best friend the other account?

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  22. Love your blog. Could I be added to Manastic? 360240284. Your Diablos would work nicely for my Reincarnated Anubis or Ideal teams.

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  23. Hi Mantastic, may I also get added to your Mantastic?
    My ID is 383996254.
    I run Blue and Green Sonia, Anubis, D. Athena, and some weird leads.

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  24. Hello Mantastic. I commented earlier and wanted to see if you were still accepting best friends. I’ve still got mine to choose and will save it for you if you are interested. I realize I may not have many of the same leaders you have, but I’d still run your guy daily. My ID is “nabe” and my # is 365944397
    My go-to leaders include Yuna, Kami, Sherias Roots, Blue Hunter, and Zeus Verse. I also will occasionally run Myr or DAthena.

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      1. Thanks for the friend request. I checked it at 5:30 this morning and was not able to accept it. It seems someone else filled your friends list out. I will keep it in my mail until it expires and I will check it regularly to see if you’ve expanded. Thanks again.

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  25. Hi Mantastic.

    Would love to best friend your Mantastic account. I keep in my 3 slots light ideal, ganesha and dark ideal.

    My ID is 341 943 362
    IGN: kyseri

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      1. Thank you!

        Got the invite but your list is full. I will continue to try adding you and will best friend you once it get thru. 🙂

        Just traded in for Yusuke as well which will likely replace my light ideal slot.

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  26. Hello, always enjoy your posts! I would like to BFF Mantastic on my main and alt account respectively, here are my ID: 343,643,249 & 303,592,318. Thanks!

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  27. If you have any more room for best friends on mantastic, my leads: LIdeal, Yusuke, Rikuu, Sonia Fio, Anubis, and Kami. My id 309089292. In game name DrStrange.

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  28. Hey Mantastic,
    I’ve been looking for a stable diablos account.
    It helps makes my jinogre work better.
    Would you happen to have any room left for BF on Mantastic?
    My ID is 328,434,477.
    Thanks

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