Question Time with Mantastic – August 2020

Introduction

The general gist of Question Time posts are for players to ask various PAD-related questions that do not have a simple/Google-able answer or related article on my website. I do play other games and have often found myself having specific/unique questions about it but have no where to go and can imagine this may hold true for some of my readers.

With that being said, there will be some restrictions on the types of questions I will be answering.

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Do’s and Don’t

download For the most part, almost any question will be answered, even some non-invasive Off-Topic ones; however, it is best to ask questions that require explanation/why/my personal opinion. The following examples are Fantastic types of questions to ask:

  • Of these options, what is the best Yusuke team I can make for Arena 3?
  • What direction do you think GungHo will take with the 4x HP leads?
  • Can Heart Cross teams be revived and if so, how?

x The following types of questions will not be answered by me either because it has a simple Google-able answer or shows a lack of effort on the reader’s part:

  • Anything that Google/Padx can answer
  • A link to your entire Monster Box and saying “make me a team”

Conclusion

I hope my readers use this opportunity to ask questions that will hopefully improve their overall game play and progression.

Happy Puzzling!

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44 thoughts on “Question Time with Mantastic – August 2020”

  1. I can’t seem to find any info on how to get Rikuu. Do I just have to wait for the next event that offers them as a reward?

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  2. Do you think we will get My Hero Collab in NA? And if so, which units are you excited about? I personally would love Deku just to play wood again as I’m getting burnt out on predominantly light and dark teams.

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  3. Hello! Since Gungho is seemingly doing better at making lower rarity cards a teeny bit more viable with streaming machine pulls and event revisiting; how do you feel about buffing surveys. Is it better that people choose lower rarity cards for the buffing or the higher/highest rarity cards?
    Also, any guess on the next main character for the next story? My guess is Metatron or Arcangel.

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    1. It is hard to guess who will be buffed next but the most logical things would be the ones who are used the least. I am sure GH has data of what is and what is not used etc.

      As for next story protagonist, I would say Metatron would be a pretty good guess

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  4. Is Highren a good leader pairing? I read your guide on DBDC and had mixed feelings on rolling a Highren, but I have seen her used as an often whale pairing with another card. Is Highren good/practical as a leader or better as a sub?

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    1. Neither Highren evolution is a truly desirable leader as he wants to have multiple blobs of two colours

      But as a sub, his Water form has wonderfully high VDP potential which does make them a viable solution for VDP damage on mono Water teams

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  5. I got myself a VDP latent and have Aten but no Dyer (or friend with one). Should I use the latent on Aten or DT Lucia (seems like a great rainbow lead but I’m missing Aljae and again no friend) or save? I’m currently trying to clear AA3 and been using Alice/Fasca (Floor 20 is as far as I got with some luck). Thoughts?

    Also, I sent a friend request to Fantastic, been playing for 1,344 days now and login everyday. Hopefully I can get on the list.

    Happy Puzzling!

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    1. I feel if you try posting your info on the various social media platforms (reddit, fb) you should be able to find some friends. Either way I accepted your request =)

      As for the latent question, you would have to determine who you feel you would be using more in the foreseeable future (or next month if you got the PAD Pass)

      As for dying with Alice/Fasca, this might help (older article https://mantasticpad.com/2020/04/10/alice-x-fasca-versus-alt-arena-3/) but it has a checklist of what to bring

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      1. Thanks!

        I do have the pass and thought the same thing (use it now and get another next month). I’m thinking of using it on Lucia. I have a team that looks solid for AA3 using her as a sub on Yugi/Nelle.

        I have watched the video and read the article on what’s needed. I think I’ll clear it soon (fingers crossed).

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  6. Are the new Super Reincarnated evolutions (Thor, Tsukuyomi and Vritra) any good? I’m thinking about using SR Tsukuyomi, but I’m not entirely sure if she’s a good sub or leader?

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    1. SR Yomi gives an absurd amount of time extend along with a pretty useful active and SA

      Thor can be used as a solution for ATK and RCV buffs and Vritra I feel is okay as they are not providing that much uniqueness overall as they are a weak Yugi for LS

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  7. Hello Mantastic, do you have room for a friendrequest? I am a daily Player at Lvl 707 and would be happy if you could friend me. Next time i can choose a best Friend i would add you for sure.
    My ID: 324.541.401
    Best regards

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  8. Hi Mantastic, have you ever explained the meaning behind your nickname (if there is one)? Or is there some story behind it?

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    1. I believe it was because it is somewhat a play on words with Mantastic being a combination of manly and fantastic. It also has a pretty positive ring to it along with an easy time making alt accounts and naming them

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  9. Hey Mantastic, what is your strat for accumulating enough water orbs to VDP Astrea on Fl 7 or AA4 using your Tsukuyomi x Norza team. Trying to vdp with spinners is killing me. Do you use a turn to bring 6 to the top or bottom and then hold down on spinners until their are 3 blue in a row on one side (if that description makes sesnse) 🙂

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    1. The first turn has them doing a gravity so you should use that turn to hoard/save orbs

      If the spinners do occur, the “cheesing/manipulation” of the spinners like you described is your next best bet

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  10. Hi Mantastic hope you are feeling well! During the last ranking dungeon, I literally started a PandPet video (where he cleared the dungeon) at the exact same time I entered the dungeon. I noticed his animations went faster at times, perhaps gaining a second or two per floor. I could not rank any higher than 7%, while he was around 1.5%. My question is a follows: is there any way to make the game go faster? Does the device you use make any difference? Are there settings you can change to speed things up.
    Thx!

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    1. There is no way to go faster from an animation point of view assuming every other metric is the same

      One thing about longer ranking dungeons is that if you are just one second faster per floor (probably doable), you would gain 500 x floors more points so in the last ranking, 500 x 9 = +4,500 points

      Perhaps super old devices may be slower but I cannot confirm that

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  11. Have you ever toyed with stacking L-heart/shield awakenings with other dmg reduction? Curious to hear your thoughts. I have been pleasantly surprised playing Aljae/whoever recently with all of the innate reduction, having played 3-4x Hp leader pairings for the past year or so. Don’t have the box depth to tinker this way, myself…

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    1. The only experience I have had with L Hearts is through Yomi x Norza and I do try my best to match that particular pattern as the additional personal damage and damage reduction are meaningful (damage is +1.5x or half a 7 combo)

      I feel the Damage Reduction may not be that impactful as you usually have enough HP to survive. On the other hand, the bonus damage is noticable

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  12. Hi Mantastic!
    From what I’ve seen over the years PAD cards have constantly become stronger and stronger and to compensate this we’ve been introduced to newer challenges such as unmatchable orbs, blind skyfall, etc. I can’t imagine that this is sustainable and that they can continuously add on more. So my question is where do you think GungHo is headed with this and what would you like to see?

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    1. GungHo has somewhat dug themselves into this pit of obnoxious mechanics to keep dungeons challenging.

      From what I can see, the game is now more focused on team building (so having the right cards/deep box) and active skill management. Orb matching/puzzling is still a part of the game but it plays a much smaller role nowadays imo

      In terms of what GH can do, they tend to introduce a new and obnoxious mechanic that can only be truly countered by a specific active which they will then release shortly after

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      1. I think an interesting twist would be a special reset of all dungeons with the stipulation that each dungeon must be cleared with only monsters who existed at the time the dungeon debuted.

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  13. Is there a translated floor mechanic walkthrough of Shura/Alt Shura Realm? I can’t seem to find translated versions on Protic or Skyo.

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  14. Hi mantastic, in your witches review, you mentioned that BOdin was one of the best 6 star GFEs, but I don’t really understand his value outside of just being a big blue VDP stick, which seems pretty replaceable. Am I missing something or are blue teams just that starved for VDP?

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  15. I’m always at a loss for what latents to use on my teams, and as a result my latent tamadras just end up sitting in my box and taking up space.

    Is there a good rule of thumb for what to inherit on a given monster?

    If it helps the three main monsters I want to put latents on are Valentine’s Ideal, D.T Lucia, and Reincarnated Ra Drag.

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    1. General rule of thumb:

      -offensive cards usually take killers for the dungeon they will be used in. rainbow things like Aten usually get VDP latent

      -utility cards can have Poison Surge or SDR since they do not use killers well

      If ever unsure, SDR is never a bad choice

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  16. kenshin equip or shinji&kaworu keychain on yomi for aa4? i dont need the sb or damage since i have vergil, but the jammer resists would be nice. mainly concerned about the huge cd for shinji & kaworu keychain

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