The Lucky 7’s Tournament is another Ranking Dungeon that will test player’s skill in order to receive valuable rewards. What makes this tournament special is that the top 17% will be able to earn Sleipnir . Sleipnir has wonderful weighted stats along with attribute absorb void. Furthermore, the top 7% of players will also receive a Crown.
In regards to the dungeon itself, it is a fixed team that has No Skyfalls along with a rainbow and leave X number of orbs on the board clause. This can lead to some issues of orb troll but it is possible to sweep several floors without full activation.
This article will outline strategies for improving your score along with combo tips.
–video coming soon–
- 4/5 colours = 16x ATK
- 5 or less orbs remaining = 64x ATK
- Full activation = 1,024x ATK
Due to the scaling component of his Leader Skill, one does not always have to full activate every single floor and it is possible to clear several with only 1 component.
You also have 10.5 seconds to move orbs but it is ideal to not actually use up the entire time in order to further bolster your score.
The No Skyfall clause puts a soft cap on combo count as an average board has 7-8 combos. Furthermore, cascading your combos (placing orbs to strategically fall into place after others are matched) is slower overall unless it would save time matching as the delayed animation can be costly overall.
Activating 5 or less orbs
On a 6×5 board there are 30 orbs present and if one matches 8 combos (3×8) there will be 6 orbs remaining. As such, if one wishes to trigger the 5 or less orbs clause, a connect 4 must be made assuming there was no 9/10 combo available.
This can be tricky as a whole to find a place to slot in the connected 4 orbs, but by placing them in the outermost column, one can still have a board to puzzle in:
The above pattern shows the location of the 4 connected and can easily be mirrored around. This strategy tries to preserve my Section 1-2-3 method (more can be read HERE).
Of course, not every board has 8 available combos and in the case where one has 7, more blobbing (connected 5 orbs) must take place. This blobbing is often a result of 5 orbs of a single element (or 8, 11) as it is more efficient to match two sets of 3 if 6 orbs are present.
For myself, I prefer to blob my combos on the outermost or the same side columns:
By matching 2 columns, the board has 20 orbs remaining and by simply matching 5 combos, there will be 5 orbs remaining.
Full multiplier is not always required
The Lucky 7 Tournament does not require full activation for several floors and this means one can just brute force combo their way through (hitting 7 or 8 combos with no additional connected orbs). This is important as players do not have to connect additional orbs and should help hasten their clear time.
Colour = max combo but only need 4 colours to sweep floor (eg. 7 combos)
X orbs = by leaving 5 or less orbs on the board, the 64x can sweep the floor; however, usually leaving X orbs results in full activation
Full activation = match 4 colours and leave 5 or less orbs
It is always ideal to go for as many combos as possible on a given board.
Score break down
In Ranking Dungeons, players are scored based on the following:
- Each Combo is worth 5,000 points
- Each second remaining is worth 500 points
- Hitting 40 Million damage is 10,000 points
In the Lucky 7’s Tournament, players will always achieve the damage cap of 40 million so it then comes down to Combos and Time.
Due to the fact that there are 6 floors, each Combo formed is worth 5,000/6 = 833.33 points.
Thus, if you can form an additional Combo within 1.67 seconds, it is worth doing.
Sleipnir is a wonderful prize from this Ranking Dungeon as he provides a colour attribute absorb void (negates spawns that absorb a specific colour) and 75% damage reduction shield. In addition, he has massive base stats but can also be converted into a Weapon Assist .
This Weapon Assist provides +5% Team HP and + 10% Team RCV . This can help teams hit specific HP thresholds for tanking a large preemptive along with additional healing. If opting for this route, it is best to leave Sleipnir unskilled to prolong the cooldown if the Colour Attribute Absorb Void and 75% shield is undesired.
Due to the fact that we are receiving this dungeon after the JP server, we are able to see their cutoffs and rankings:
7% border: 139,700
17% border: 135,417
It is quite shocking that the difference between 7 and 17% is only 4,300 points (less than a single combo) and this is because of the No Skyfall clause that plateaus out total combo count.
On the bright side, NA has historically performed worse than JP so it is possible (not guaranteed) our cutoffs will be lower overall.
The Lucky 7’s Ranking Tournament is an exciting event as it forces players to test their Combo skills for the chance at Sleipnir and a 7% Crown.
Let me know how you find this Ranking Dungeon in the comments below and what % you hope to achieve.
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