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

If you have not used your BFF token or hit 150, 250, or rank 500, you will lose them after the next maintenance

Introduction

After the next maintenance, all players will be able 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.

This time around, I plan to go for 300/300 Best Friends on my Mantastic account as i am sitting at 279. If you wish to Best Friend Mantastic or Fantastic, please leave your ID number, your in game name, and which account you want to Best Friend.

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  or Rathian  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 will most likely be full and may not be able to add people

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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75 thoughts on “Best Friend Reset is Coming Back and How to Improve your Chances of being Selected”

  1. Greetings. Please add me as a friend in PAD. I’ll add you as a best friend and send you a present both before and after the reset. My ID is 366909455. I play 24/7 and haven’t missed a day since starting PAD (978 days.) Currently rank 637. I have all leaders shown in this article and many more. Thanks in advance for your consideration.

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  2. Is posting a review like this how you improve your chances of getting selected? Hmmmm.
    Anyways, my Id is 352,044,441(bye) and would definitely like to best friend.

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  3. I have two requests: one for myself (ID: 333 248 384 ) for Mantastic {I have Fantastic already}, and one for my wife (ID: 377 102 444) for either account. Thanks for always providing such great content.

    And if anyone else has extra friends slots, or wants to best friend other people, we are pretty much on daily. R622 & R534 respectively.
    ~Beleqwaya

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  4. Hello Mantastic! I am Granto and I have been following your stream quite recently (even appeared on 3p Arena twice). I would like to best friend you, and some info about me.
    Rank 700
    Julie x Barbara
    Yusuke
    Diablos
    Yog-Sothoht
    Reeche
    Edward (soon)
    341,217,430 (Preferably Mantastic)

    I also have a few questions about monster exchange advice. So I am able to exchange for Edward, but I have wanted to exchange for Suou. Candidates I have for this monster is 2 Madoo, 2 Lajoa, and a Planar. My main concern is wether or not I should keep my Planar, as I may roll a dark metatron (hopefully) in the future seasonal godfest, as she is a strong sub for the team. Worth it?

    Thank you for getting this far,
    Granto

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    1. Your friend list is full

      As for your Monster Exchange questions, I would not trade in for Suou as they are nice but not game breaking overall and we don’t know how much GH will buff the super rare cards in the future

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      1. Thanks Mantastic! I just rolled Valeria so I won’t be trading for Suou. I deleted one friend just for you! 😉
        My friend list is open for your request

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  5. Mantastic woud be awesome to best friend you since your posts and advice have kept me successful in PAD! 344,552,364 Rank 526
    Thanks!

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  6. Hi mantastic, wish to best friend mantastic and fantastic. Have been following your YouTube stream. I am very active.

    Fav leader is dark meta.

    ID: 395441258

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  7. looking for a best friend token with Mantastic name is Hawkfan7, My ID is 369736484. rank 454 play daily on 2 accounts this used to be my Alt. now my main. usually have Ed, Youske, and Anubis up. Would live a Diablos best friend.

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  8. Hi Mantastic, would love to have your Mantastic account as best friend. My account ID is 315,577,274. Rank 555, daily user mainly plays Yusuke, Dmeta, thank you!

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  9. Hi mantastic I send a friend request to fantastic, my Account ID is 390 806 322, usually never let my stamina go above 250 so i am really frequent

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  10. Hey mantastic, would love to add you as a best friend. I’m rank 620 and I play daily. I have a lot of popular leaders but currently running yusuke. ID is 375 863 272

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  11. AvaGames here!
    Rank 200 < x < 225
    I will soon optimize my teams to use the following leaders:
    Curse Inclined Dragon Caller, Ideal
    Great Witch of the Ice Flowers, Reeche
    Guardian Deity of the Sky City, Athena
    ID: 399537485

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  12. Hey Mantastic, love all your content and videos, thank you so much for all the help and guidance!

    As most others have mentioned, I would love to add you as a best friend before the reset.

    I have all meta leaders hypermaxed, but am usually rotating between DMeta and BJ, with a little bit of Ed.

    My IGN: Hazewell
    ID: 314,534,439

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  13. Hi Mantastic, thank you for all the content your provide!
    If possible, I would like to Best Friend Mantastic on both my accounts before the reset if you have space, if not, Fantastic would also be great
    Both my accounts are around the same rank (560+), I have been playing the game for a bit over 2 years and I am committed to this game for the foreseeable future.

    lydy: 360 027 406
    Mainly run:
    Reeche
    Madoo
    Yusuke
    Ed

    ydyl: 301 225 422
    Mainly run:
    Zela
    D.Meta
    Madoo
    Yuskue

    Thanks in advance! 😀

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  14. Hello! I am willing to best friend any account!
    I mainly use:
    Beach B&J (Rathian assist)
    Reeche (Reeche)
    Blonia (no assist)

    My ID is 398232402

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  15. Aah i’m sad… you probably will not add me…. I’m only rank 300 and only have a Dark Metatron leader… ); but i do have revo kushi (irrelevant you will probably say) and Veroah/Roche

    Hopefully you will add me 🙂

    My in-game name is Archis2104
    My ID is 338,022,450
    (mantastic or fantastic whichever)

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  16. I would like to best friend.

    I have Jhoira, zela, madoo, and Edward
    I also have Ideal.

    My ID is 336193203.

    Thanks for the amazing content
    Thanks

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