August 18-19 Godfest Review Plus Madoo Commentary & Updated Tier List

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 6/7* 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 and some 6/7* GFE may have higher rolling rates. Always check the rolling rates before proceeding.

Introduction

Saturday marks the debut of Madoo  /  during our bi-monthly Godfest and is an interesting card overall. Sadly, this Godfest comes on the heels of a Super Godfest in NA which means most players are out of Magic Stones along with this event being lackluster by comparison.

Furthermore, JP had a special 7-themed Super Godfest that was not tied to a specific date/anniversary which means there is a strong likelihood NA will receive something similar in 2-3 months (no confirmation, just speculation). As such, it would be wise to skip this Godfest in favour of saving Stones for more promising events.

With that being said, this article will summerize this Godfest, review Madoo, along with providing some insight on future JP GFE evolutions that just came out.

Official announcement can be found HERE.

Video commentary

–video coming soon–

Godfest overview

Unlike Godfests of the past, only some 6/7* GFE will be featured. If they are listed as unavailable, you will be unable to roll them during the event.

August 18-19 Godfest
6/7* GFE available

         
3268      

6/7* GFE not available

  3370 3236  2991      3233
       

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 of previous Godfests, 6* GFE will have 0.6% hit rate whereas the 7* had 0.5%. With that being said, some GFE may feature an increased rate and you simply have to check the displayed rolling rates each time.

Looking at the past few Godfests, it appears that the trend is now to include two 7* and fifteen 6* GFE which is significantly lower compared to before. We used to have twenty 6* and one 7* which makes the overall rolling rates for hitting any 6/7* GFE lower.

Madoo

Active Skill: +2 combo count for 1 turn. Delay 2 turns to all enemies (14 turn cooldown)

Leader Skill: All attribute cards ATK x3 when reaching 4 combos or above. All attribute cards ATK x5, 25% all damage reduction when attacking with 6+ Fire, Water, Wood, Light, Dark, Heart, Jammer, Poison or Mortal Poison orbs at the same time. Increases time limit of orb movement by 3 seconds

Awakening: Bind Immune Bind Immune   Skill Lock Resist Fire Row Fire Row Fire Row Fire Row

Madoo

Active Skill: +2 combo count for 1 turn. Delay 2 turns to all enemies (14 turn cooldown)

Leader Skill: Fire attribute cards ATK x4, RCV x2. Increases time limit of orb movement by 3 seconds. All attribute cards ATK x3, 25% all damage reduction when attacking with 5+ Fire, Water, Wood, Light, Dark, Heart, Jammer, Poison or Mortal Poison orbs at the same time

Awakening: Bind Immune Bind Immune Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist TPA TPA TPA  

Pros
Cons
  • Two distinct evolutions
    • VDP  route tends to be superior
  • Powerful Leader Skills
    • Blob leader that can activate
      on any element (incl. hazards)
    • Unconditional RCV
    • Almost unconditional damage reduction
    • Modest damage control
  • Provides Fire with a viable VDP 
  • Active skill provides +2 combos
  • 7* GFE
  • Base ATK multiplier is “low”
  • Restricted to using Fire subs
  • Lacks 7/10c awakenings
  • Situational sub
  • Lackluster inherit
Thoughts

Madoo is a powerful new 7* Godfest Exclusive whose primary role will be as an unconditional blob leader in her VDP form .

This evolution path enables her to achieve 144x ATK / 4x RCV / 43.75% damage reduction when connecting any 5 orbs. This means any element can be blobbed (even if you do not have that element on your team) which means one can almost always activate on a given board. This is wonderful as she will be quite difficult to kill as she can always heal back up to full health and her effective health becomes quite high. The main drawback to her Leadership potential is her own personal damage may be lackluster unless one connects 4 Fire orbs.

While she has wonderful Leadership potential, her ability to function as a sub or inherit are significantly lower. If used as a sub, Madoo will almost only be used for her VDP  awakenings. While she does have viable personal damage, one must try to connect 4 Fire orbs together to ensure she is able to one shot durable spawns. If VDP is not required, Madoo will most likely be skipped for other options as she lacks 7/10c awakenings.

As an inherit, her active skill is lackluster due to the fact that adding +2 combos is modestly common, but the fact that it comes with a 2 turn delay means the overall cooldown is longer. It is rare that one will need both mechanics at the same time as it is presumed the boss will die right away. As such, if using it for a delay, the 14 turn cooldown is not justified compared to other options.

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 almost always keep the first copy of anything you roll

Godfest Tier List –  August 17, 2018
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Debut 
A
      

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B
  3268 3236   

arrow-down-red-300px  3370
C
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D
August 18-19, 2018 Godfest Rankings
S
    
A
       
B
   3268 
C
D

Changes explained

Ameno A -> S

Ameno has gained a brand new split evolution in JP that has revived their viability. Not only does she gain a significantly higher multiplier, but gaining a VDP improves clear times and consistency. There is currently no link to padx at this time so her icon remains not updated.

Dark Metatron B -> S

Dark Metatron gains her highly anticipated Mega Awoken Evolution that dramatically upgrades her in every way possible. Not only does she gain stellar awakenings, but her active skill now has perfect synergy with her incredible Leader Skill. Dark Metatron is able to grant 4x HP to Gods along with a 225x ATK multiplier AND a 43.75% damage reduction shield. This propels her effect HP to unprecedented levels (nearly 8x) and makes her able to tank virtually any execution in the game along with all preemptives with ease.

JP sites rank her as the highest tier leader in the game which may be partially attributed to the initial hype, but she is amazing overall. Like Ameno, no current link to padx.

You can view my First Impressions of both Ameno and Dark Metatron in the following video:

 Blue Sonia S -> A

Blue Sonia is still a powerful and durable leader, but she is starting to lose ground compared to other options. Most notably is her limited sub pool and inability to run a Ragnarok  or Odin Dragon 3264 equivalent like Green Sonia .

She can still waltz through Arena 3 and has the ability to damage control all absorption spawns, but the game is starting to shift towards leaders with either more flexibility/damage output along with being able to handle Alt Arena more easily.

 Paimon A -> B

Paimon is still one of the best subs for the new Myr  but even with her new and improved form, she is no where near her previous power level. As such, Paimon tends to have less places to be used on and while he is an amazing HP stick, he provides less for most teams compared to other FUA  options along with Yog  having one naturally built in.

3370 Baldin A -> B

Baldin is still a wonderful Killer card who is able to have wonderfully high personal damage against a wide variety of spawns. Sadly, his base active skill is lackluster while also possessing a long cooldown. Furthermore, most teams are now shifting towards 7 Combo 45 subs as their damage is unconditional by comparison. With that being said, Baldin is still a powerful option for specialized content where his Killers can be fully taken advantage of.

 3233 2991  Raijin, Kanna, Dantalion, & Gremory B -> C

Raijin, Kanna, Dantalion, and Gremory are all being demoted due to the lack of viable places they can be used on. For the most part, their active skills are underwhelming and they lack the ideal awakenings to justify their usage as a sub. As such, it is only fitting that they be demoted to better help differentiate their value compared to the other Godfest Exclusives.

Godfest summary

Overall, this Godfest may be the worst since the REM Renewal for acquiring any 6/7* GFE. This is because there are only 17 cards featured (as opposed to the normal 21) and assuming the cards retain their standard 0.6/0.5% rates, the chances of acquiring a rare card is at an all time low.

Despite the allure of Reeche and Madoo, they will both be featured again in a future Godfest where there are hopefully stronger rates overall for the Godfest Exclusives.

Another point to consider is that Japan recently had a 7’s theme Super Godfest that is not tied to any anniversary or time milestone so there is a strong possibility that NA will enjoy this in 2-3 months (speculation, not confirmed).

GFE Trading Post

Due to the power of rare Collab cards, having extra copies of 6-star Godfest Exclusives has become vital to progressing through the game. Sadly, gunning purely for 6* GFE was best done during the previous Super Godfest where the chances of rolling a 6* GFE were significantly higher.

Regardless, the Trading Post/Monster Exchange System makes it highly undesirable to actually sell any 6* GFE as they can instead be traded in for a desirable/rare card.

Pantheon/5* GFE Highlights

With the presence of a Godfest, only 6/7* GFE are Highlighted. As a result, the 6* Pantheon cards now lose their Highlighted rates and drop down to around 0.64% chance 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.

Rolling rates may change each Godfest so always double check the line up beforehand.

Featured Cards

The Rare Egg Machine will continuously rotate various Pantheon and former 5* GFE cards that will overlap with Godfests. The following is not an exhaustive list, but only highlighting the notable cards being featured alongside. regardless, always check the official line up in game for confirmation of what is available.

    
3260 Ult Sumire Ronove 2993 

As a whole, the Samurai 2 series are quite powerful as either subs, inherits, or leaders. They have recently received new evolutions that help strengthen their position in their respective roles. Sadly, one strong Pantheon is not justification for this lackluster Godfest and should still be avoided overall.

In regards to the featured formed 5-star GFE, Tsubaki 3260 is an amazing powerhouse as she will be receiving the ability to gain a Dragon Killer Dragon Killer Super Awakening which grants them 27x personal damage against Dragon spawns. This combined with her 2 Skill Boosts Skill Boost and soon to be buffed weighted stats (Limit Breaking) means she will be a commonly used card moving forward. Otherwise, only Sumire Ult Sumire is noteworthy for their Weapon Assist form that grants a Skill Bind Resist Skill Lock Resist awakening.

Collabs vs Godfests

Prior to the REM Renewal, it was quite risky to roll in Collabs as they often left players more disappointed than anything else. However, after seeing various Collab rolling rates, one has 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.

On the bright side, we are now able to utilize the Monster Exchange System to trade in for a desirable card. This was most prominent for acquiring Yusuke  as players did not actually have to roll in it and could simply exchange four 6* GFE/YYH Collab cards.

Sadly, Collabs are starting to shift towards the strongest cards in the game which is unfortunate for newer players as there is simply not enough Magic Stones to go around.

As a result, 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.

Thankfully, all players are able to use the Monster Exchange System to trade in for a rare Collab card of their choice.

Conclusion

The upcoming Godfest mostly feels like a big trap overall due to the limited number of 6/7* Godfest Exclusives. Furthermore, there is some speculation that NA may have a Super Godfest soon (mirroring the Japan 7’s Super Godfest) which will have the much higher rolling rates and is a better place to spend your Magic Stones. Even if a Super Godfest is not on the horizon, this event is lackluster and is better to simply save for a more opportune event.

While Madoo is new and exciting, she will most likely be available in the next several Godfests which would hopefully have better rates overall.

Let me know what you think about this event in the comments below along with how much you plan on rolling.

Happy Puzzling!

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37 thoughts on “August 18-19 Godfest Review Plus Madoo Commentary & Updated Tier List”

  1. I want Reeche and Madoo but this is not the time to get them. On top of that, summer is coming up. I will probably just trade for blujin and blyog(?), as those cards seem really cool, but then I’ll need to restock in a super godfest or something.

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  2. I’m not gonna type an entire essay about why Paimon being in B rank is wrong, but in general, Orb Enhance awakenings are a very powerful tool that boost the damage of the ENTIRE team. This is something that Yusuke, Myr, Yog, and Ameno teams all enjoy greatly (It actually helps a lot more than you’d expect on a team like Yusuke in Alt Arena). Dantalion is almost the exact same way, but there just aren’t many viable fire teams in the meta right now to use his OE well.

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  3. 5 rolls. 3 garbage but got another Typhon (1948) and my first Kamimusubi (3785). I think I will quite while I am at 40% drop rate.

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  4. I just started an alt account for co-op and I re-rolled several times until I got a 6 star GFE, Blue Sonia. Is this good enough for a first roll? Her attack multiplier is low but she seems to have great HP and awakenings and I multipurpose active. Tbh I’m kind of sick of doing the tutorial at this point lol.

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  5. It seems like you’re speculating regarding a super team with Ragnarok and Odin dragons. Which other critters would you put on this team?

    Also, I must be missing something; why is Ragnarok so awesome? He just seems very strong to me. If you can quickly sell me on him, I’ll put work into him immediately.

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    1. For Green Sonia (in an Alt Arena setting), dupe Gronia, Dupe Ragnarok, and Green Cotton/Ney are desirable cards

      Ragnarok Dragon can gain a God Killer Super Awakening and can use God Killer latents which makes him able to deal more effective dmg than a card with 3 God Killer awakenings. This combined with his level 110 stats makes him a monster in AA as the Metatron and Kali are both Gods

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      1. Awesome; thank you. That’s a heck of a lot of work getting him super-hyper-ultra-mega-maxed, but it sounds worth it. I do have two, a Green Sonia, an Odin Dragon, and a green Ney (GH hasn’t graced me with a Cotton, and I’m sure I’d need the FUA :-). That’s pretty close.

        Making a team with No. 6 (which I already have maxed) would be a lot easier.

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      1. I would ass Planar, if you have her, is a near perfect fua sub and Eir (who you can farm currently) is pretty good as well.

        Personally, I’m not completely sold on Izanagi and am planning on going Dmeta/Dmeta/Planar/Revo Luci/Eir

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        1. The main idea with izanagi is the 3 turn cd can be greatly abused, especially with haste at the end of Alt Arena. One can use Izanagi on both the Metatron and Kali if 2 turns of haste are present

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