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Ranking Tournaments are finally returning to North America and gives players an opportunity to complete their various quests along with earning the highly coveted crowns. This time around, Hera-Is will come with a no Inherits restrictions which will force players to choose very specific subs and can compromise some team building strategies.
The goal of these tournaments is to “test” our skill by imposing a scoring system to determine your percentile ranking.
In these ranking dungeons, we are scored based on 3 criteria:
However, due to the fact that there has been an exceptionally long content gap between this dungeon’s JP release and NA debut, brand new strategies and compositions will need to be used. I guess you can view a long content gap as a brand new dungeon as tactics of old have become less meta.
–video coming soon—
My own clears will be published once the event goes live
|Darken 3 random orbs for 5 turns
Lock all fire orbs
|2||1,391,806||-99% preemptive gravity|
|3||1,877,083||-1s orb movement for 3 turns|
|4||3,027,031||Absorbs 5 or less combos
50% reduction vs Light
|5||1,739,028||+10% Jammer skyfall|
|6||3,798,827||Preemptive skill bind|
The dungeon is quite straight forward and outside of the first floor, no real mechanics to deal with.
Cosmic Trinity is one of the hardest dungeons in the game as it features 6 floors of randomly spawned Descend Bosses that gain increasingly higher stats. Furthermore, if you are able to survive the randomness of each floor, you will be greeted by one of three incredibly challenging bosses on floor 7.
It is both the randomness, massive damage output, and health of the each floor that makes Cosmic Trinity challenging. However, if you have well invested teams with the appropriate Killers and inherits, you will be able to overcome the majority of floors and even cheese your way through the final floor.
However, even the most prepared teams can face certain death if the wrong spawns do appear so it can be challenging to have a perfect clear rate.
With all that being said, I have devised an efficient set up for my two account that enables me to easily bypass all 3 final boss encounters with Cthulhu and Nyarlathotep being killed in one or two turns.
–videos coming soon—
This is not the only efficient set up that can be created but is the best I can put together given my two Monster Boxes. I still require some stalling on the first floor, but given Dark Metatron’s durability, it is rarely a problem and is even easier when I play with just myself. Continue reading Efficient Cosmic Trinity Farming with Mantastic and Fantastic
The Norns comprise three older Godfest Exclusives: Urd , Skuld , and Verdandi who all possess powerful board changers but have slowly fallen out of favour due to the inability to successfully use on current meta teams. However, with the release of their new split evolutions, they gain dramatic improvements to their capabilities as a sub due to the addition of 7 Combo and Follow Up Attack awakenings.
These two awakenings are some of the most powerful ones currently available as it can dramatically shift your playstyle and strategies when playing through challenging content. Furthermore, both 7 Combo and Follow Up Attack help comprise what I like to call the “Holy Trinity” of powerful awakenings with Guard Break being the third.
This article will examine the Norns new found viability as well as providing advice on how to maximize their potential. In addition, I will touch upon the other new split evolutions to better aid you in your decision making of which one to pursue.
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The Holy Trinity of awakenings ( ) are the three most powerful traits a monster can have. However, due to their relatively young age, they are not commonly seen across many cards. Thus, cards that do possess at least one will gain significant value while we wait for cards/evolutions to trickle in from JP. Continue reading New Split Evolutions Review/Era of Follow Up Attack – August 16, 2017
GungHo has been amazingly generous with the free daily Monster Points and many players are now able to make their very first purchase. However, Powercreep has shifted the landscape of what constitutes a formidable leader and you may actually be better off saving your Monster Points for new cards to be released if none of the current (or soon to be released) ones bring significant value to your box.
This article will be mostly focused around the flowchart I have prepared. The content is based on recommendations that hold true today and things may change if new cards/awakenings/meta shifts occur.
—video coming soon—
The following flowchart is designed to take into consideration all the current content released in JP. However, like tier lists, these recommendations should be taken with a grain of salt as your individual situation may dictate a different outcome.
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I wrote an older article that encompasses some of the more ideal/required subs for Ra Dragon and Dark Athena which can be found HERE. Below is a copy/paste of what comprises a more core team for these two leaders and holds relatively true today: Continue reading Monster Point Card Flowchart and Buying Advice – August 13, 2017
I spent the past (BC long) weekend with my family and did not have access to a desktop to write a review for the
June July August Collab. As such, this will mostly be a quick summary of the cards and what to expect when rolling.
This post will be significantly more brief compared to other reviews due to time constraints.
Last year, the main focus of these cards was to help bolster your Myr teams. However, Myr has been steadily falling out of favour, but thankfully, Yog-Sothoth is the new premier light leader who can benefit from many of the featured Monsters.
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I also deliver one of the best puns of 2017
June Bride REM
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June Bride REM Rankings
Because looks matter and I chuckle every time I see the Innocent Newlywed as part of the card’s name. Should
not be a motivating factor in rolling
June Bride REM Artwork Rankings
S = Need a new box of tissues
A = Makes an acceptable wallpaper
B = 5/7
C = Has a porpoise and will get asked out on dates
D = Why are you in this Collab?! Continue reading June Bride Collab Overview – August 2017
Last night, GungHo NA/EU did a surprise release of numerous new evolutions for existing cards that now present players who own the cards to make some tough decisions as to which path they pursue.
For the most part, these new evolutions follow a different path compared to the existing ones and you must choose either option A or B. For the most part, most of these paths are relatively balanced and it is up to you to decide whether or nor the new form is worth pursuing.
This article will examine the pros and cons of the new forms compared to the existing evolutions to better help you decide which route to pursue.
—video coming soon—
Puzzle and Dragons possesses one of the more complex evolution trees for video games as some monsters have convoluted paths.
Generally speaking, a Reincarnated evolution will be the strongest form a card can assume, but it must go through an Awoken evolution beforehand. Reincarnated and Awoken forms have different base skills compared to their starting evolution and is often stronger by comparison but may also have no natural skill up available. However, the Reincarnated form gains 1,000 weighted stats, a significantly more powerful leader skill, and triple typing. Continue reading New Evolutions August 3, 2017 Review