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I am Mantastic and Fantastic. I often play with myself, write guides, and make bad puns. Happy Puzzling!

Fusing Monster Experience for Greats (1.5x EXP) to Quickly Max Out Cards

Introduction

When I first started playing PAD, Skill Up and Great/Super rates were a 10% chance to succeed and waiting for a 2x event was meaningful. Fast forward to today and it is essentially 100% chance for Great/Super which is fantastic overall but also means we should be mindful of how much EXP we fuse to a given card.

As such, I often try my best to never waste anything and try to fuse just enough so that a Great (which almost always happens) will fully max out the respective card.

With this in mind, I want to “math out” the EXP needed along with common EXP materials you can use to quickly and mindlessly max level a card.

I will only be using on-colour EXP material as it provides 1.5x more EXP and have adjusted the following charts to properly reflect the current EXP fusion values. Furthermore, the values of the Snow Globes and King Dragons are now the same for every colour. With that being said, Dark has a few more advantages due to more options of EXP fodder.

Video commentary


4 million curve

Always fuse on-colour for 1.5x more EXP. All Colours show what type of materials to fuse to the respective colour.

1.5x = 4M
x = 2.67M

4M Curve – 2.67M
Goal: Level 84
What to Fuse
All Colours
(Fuse matching colour)

or

Dark

or

It is challenging to find common fodder to add up to 2.67 million EXP so I just use as few things as possible for 3 million EXP.

The Queen Metal Dragon and the EXP of a Lifetime Tamadra both yield 3 million EXP when fused on-colour. These can be used in lieu of a lil Snow Globe as both grant 3 million EXP.

5 million curve

1.5x = 5M
x = 3.33M

5M Curve – 3.33M
Goal: Level 84
What to Fuse
All Colours
(Fuse matching colour)

King plus Super King yields 3,750,000 exp.

10 million curve

Weapon Assists tend to require 10 million EXP.

1.5x = 10M
x = 6.66M

10M Curve – 6.66M
Goal: Level 84
What to Fuse
All Colours
(Fuse matching colour)

or
Dark

All of the above options yield 6,750,000 EXP

Conclusion

This is something that I do on a regular basis and has become somewhat second nature to me and with the recent buff to EXP values, this has become easier compared to before.

With that being said, I hope this is helpful to some of my readers.

Happy Puzzling!

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Kingdom Collab REM Review

Introduction

The Kingdom Collab makes a debut in North America and comes with a 10 Magic Stone price tag. While this on the more expensive side, all cards feature Weapon Assists which can help offset the pain of rolling a bottom rarity. Furthermore, due to the fact that this is a debut event of a newer Collab, many of these cards feature the newer awakenings and are better suited towards current content compared to older machines.

With this in mind, I would be inclined to do at least 5 or so rolls (plus free Memorial pulls) as the chances of acquiring a duplicate are reasonably low due to the large rolling pool and the fact that we have never rolled this before. Continue reading Kingdom Collab REM Review

Illusionary Artists REM Review

Introduction

The Illusionary Artists are a GungHo owned event that features numerous event cards that are lumped together with the REM alongside a sprinkling of Godfest Exclusives (GFE). This means that the Artists event will return on a regular basis and it is not a far stretch to expect buffs, especially for the top rarity.

On the other hand, the rolling rates are abysmal as there is a strong likelihood that you will not even be able to roll an event card, let alone the top rarity cards who boast a 1% rolling rate. This can lead to frustration along with those top rarity cards being potentially difficult to team build for as they require 28 Skill Boosts Skill Boost to Transform which will be challenging for less developed boxes. Continue reading Illusionary Artists REM Review

Big Buffs for Brave 1 & 2 Series

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Question Time With Mantastic – May 2022

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. If planning on commenting on a regular basis, it is advantageous to create a WordPress account to both receive notifications as well as giving me a point of reference as to who I am responding to.

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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State of the Game – April 2022

Introduction

Puzzle and Dragons is a constantly evolving and changing game that has gone through numerous ups and downs. Presently speaking, PAD is in a great place due to the high volume of new content being released on a regular basis. Furthermore, we have a steady stream of free Magic Stones along with a wider variety of content to actually play.

With that being said I want to take a look at the current state of the game for April 2022 by providing my thoughts and commentary on this highly addictive game.

Due to continuous wrist problems, this article will have the meat of the content done via video but my commentary notes are all here.

Video commentary

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Magic Stone Economy

  • Free vs Paid stones
    • 5 vs 10 MS REMs
  • IAP shifting more towards Bundles
    • Mitigates higher rolling cost by directly giving valuable card
  • Purtle spreadsheet
    • So many free stones acquired each month
    • +175 in March

Continue reading State of the Game – April 2022

Question Time With Mantastic – April 2022

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. If planning on commenting on a regular basis, it is advantageous to create a WordPress account to both receive notifications as well as giving me a point of reference as to who I am responding to.

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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Question Time With Mantastic – March 2022

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. If planning on commenting on a regular basis, it is advantageous to create a WordPress account to both receive notifications as well as giving me a point of reference as to who I am responding to.

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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Turning Spinners into Winners

Introduction

Spinners or Roulettes are one of the better designed mechanics in the game simply because they can be overcome by strong Puzzling Skills. Of course, we can Lock the Board, have excessive Movement Time, Roulette Clear Super Latent, or make our own Spinner but the fact that they can be purely overcome via intelligent matching makes it a rewarding challenge.

For myself, I am confident in my own Puzzling abilities to turn Spinners into Winners and I wish to share my thought process of how I approach them.

Video commentary & examples


What are Spinners?

Spinners or Roulettes are fixed positions on a given board that cycle/rotate between all 6 elements. For the most part, the vast majority of Spinners will be on a 1 second interval time which means it will take 6 seconds to fully cycle.

(Jammer Poison) Arrow Fire Arrow Water Arrow Green Arrow Light Arrow Dark Arrow Heart Arrow Fire Repeats

Just be mindful that Locked Orbs will not change in Spinners and can be a counter if overwhelmed. Continue reading Turning Spinners into Winners