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[WIP] GungHo Collab REM Review Review and Analysis – April 2021

GungHo Collab comes out on Friday (April 9) & they announced this late Wednesday night. it is impossible to finish 31 cards with multiple evolutions. As such, I will be doing Work In Progress (WIP) article to at least showcase info as I work throughout the weekend. Content here is subject to change and may have some remnants of my Monster Hunter article
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Introduction

The

Video commentary

—video coming Monday—

Overview

GungHo Collab REM Pros & Cons – April 2021
Pros
Cons
  • Monster Exchange uses 6-star Fodder
    • We have been given many recently
      • Can be more liberal with trading
  • Opportunity to acquire an 18 turn Leader Swap active
    • Invaluable under the right circumstances
      • Can be Monster Exchanged for
  • Bottom rarity is lacking
    • None provide any true value
    • Comprise 41.8% of rolls
  • Few cards are truly game changing
    • Relatively easy to skip/only Monster Exchange
  • Old event
    • Fewer buffs at bottom rarity
  • Orb Skin cards cannot be Monster Exchanged for
    • Both are quite strong
GungHo Collab REM
7 Star base
(24.5% total)

6 Star base
(33.7% total)
 
5 Star base
(41.8% total)
GungHo  Collab – April 2021
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A
B   *( )*
C  
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show Base form except for the Leader Swap cards

*Owning one of these Leader Swapping cards from the GungHo Collab will be valuable for late game players (WoC2 / Rank EXP abuse) as it does open up Leader Swapping strategies. As such, the value of this card heavily hinges on your current game progression and what other Leader Swap options are available. For players who cannot take advantage of Leader Swapping, this will be a relatively average card.*

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them

Continue reading [WIP] GungHo Collab REM Review Review and Analysis – April 2021

7* GFE Great Witch Medal Exchange

Introduction

From April 5th to April 31st, all players who log into PAD will receive a free Great Witch Exchangeable Medal which can utilized to acquire one of the ten Great Witches.

This is a tremendously exciting event due to the fact that players can choose which Godfest Exclusive they want to acquire and do not have to leave anything up to luck from rolling or community-based voting. As such, this is a fantastic opportunity plug in a theoretical hole in your Monster Box as many of these 7-star Godfest Exclusives are powerful.

Due to the fact that there are 10 different choices available, the one you choose will depend on which cards you have already acquired as it is almost always going to be more meaningful to have a new unique Witch as opposed to another duplicate of an existing monster.

With this in mind, I will be going over each of the 10 possible choices by showcasing their most relevant form and current usage to help players make a more informed decision if missing multiple Witches.

Finally, players do have a modest amount of time to decide on who they wish to Exchange for. As such, if you do roll in any upcoming Super Godfest (these always occur), you may acquire something you did not already have.

Full GHNA post can be found HERE.

Video commentary


Great Witches

Continue reading 7* GFE Great Witch Medal Exchange

Question Time with Mantastic – April 2021

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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Monster Hunter Collab REM Review and Analysis – March 2021

Introduction

The Monster Hunter Collab returns to North America once again and features numerous buffs for existing cards along with new Weapons for all 6-star cards.

This greatly bolsters their overall value along with all the 6/7* cards receiving significant upgrades along with a 60% chance of rolling any of these cards.

While this looks appealing, players should be mindful of the fact that the bottom rarity received almost no love this time around along with the 10 Magic Stone price tag. Furthermore, due to this being the 6th run of this Collab, the majority of older players are already oversaturated with 5-star cards.

As such, it may be difficult to justify rolling here for players who have already done so too many times in the past as acquiring your 7th Gammoth will be a sad waste of 10 Magic Stones. On the other hand, players who have never or hardly rolled can still find value with conservative amount as there is plenty of value to be found within the 6 and 7-star rarities.

Video commentary

—video coming Monday—

Overview

Monster Hunter Collab REM Pros & Cons – March 2021
Pros
Cons
  • All cards have 1-2 Weapon Assists
  • Bottom rarity is okay, not horrible
    • Having 1 copy of many of them may helpful due to Weapon
    • Can greatly aid newer boxes due to Resists
  • New Weapons for 6-stars
    • Greatly bolsters their viability
  • 60% chance for 6/7*
  • Old event
    • Many players have too numerous dupes
    • 5-stars are relatively neglected
  • No new monsters added
    • Most players already have most bottom rarity cards
  • 10 Stones per pull
    • Harder to justify if already owning most of the cards
      • 7th Rathian does not feel nice
Monster Hunter Collab REM
7 Star base
(20% total)
 
6 Star base
(40% total)

 
5 Star base
(40% total)
Monster Hunter Collab – March 2021
S  
A
B
C
D  

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show Base form

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them

Continue reading Monster Hunter Collab REM Review and Analysis – March 2021

Alt. Ruler of Hell’s Halls Guide by the Marvelous Melvin

Foreword

Due to various health issues ruining the past few days, I have been unable to do as much as I normally would like. Thankfully, I have Fantastic friends and the Magnificent Melvin has kindly given permission to repost his Alt. Ruler of Hell’s Halls Guide.

Melvin is a real life friend and we used to play Board Games on a regular basis until Covid but thankfully, his zest for PAD has not waivered and he actively plays on NA and JP.

His writing style differs from mine and I have preserved his content with only minimal formatting adjustments.

Introduction

Hey guys! It’s the Marvelous/Magnificent Melvin here! You guys may better known me as the Luscious Leilan though! I made a few appearance on Mantastic’s stream before but due to the Covid pandemic, I was unable to make any more appearances nor play more board games with him. Here’s to hoping that this pandemic ends soon so everything returns to normal but I digress, I had a lot of spare time on my hand during this quarantine thing and thought I create a Alt. Ruler of Hell’s Halls guide for the community! This is probably the only other chance to achieve the Devil title so here’s to hoping that this guide will be of some use to you all! Best of luck to all those attempting for the Devil title! Continue reading Alt. Ruler of Hell’s Halls Guide by the Marvelous Melvin

Monogatari Collab REM Review and Analysis – March 2021

Introduction

The Monogatari Collab REM makes an exciting debut in North America that features wonderfully powerful cards at the 7 and 8-star rarity. In fact, many of these are powerful leaders and acquiring any of them should help advance almost any Monster Box.

Sadly, only the single 8-star card can be Monster Exchanged for which means players will have to roll heavily to acquire any of the 7-stars at 7 Magic Stones per attempt. This is frustrating as the bottom rarity (6*) is okay, not fantastic while also comprising 77.5% of the rolling pool.

With that being said, the 7/8-star cards are wonderfully powerful and are difficult to replicate elsewhere. As such, I feel that this is still a good event to roll in, especially for more developed Boxes as many of the cards featured here are heavily geared towards clearing end game content.

Video commentary

—video coming Monday—

Overview

Monogatari Collab REM Pros & Cons – March 2021
Pros
Cons
  • 7/8-star cards are tremendously powerful
    • All have 2 forms + Weapons
  • Bottom rarity is okay, not horrible
    • Having 1 copy of many of them is still helpful
  • Cannot Monster Exchange for 7-star cards
    • Have to roll
      • 7 Stones per roll
  • 6-stars comprise 77.5% of the rolls
Monogatari Collab REM
8 Star base
(2% total)
7 Star base
(20.5% total)
6 Star base
(77.5% total)
Monogatari Collab REM – March 2021
S
A
B
C
D

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show Base form

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them

Continue reading Monogatari Collab REM Review and Analysis – March 2021

Question Time with Mantastic – March 2021

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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Choosing your Free Weekly 6-star Godfest Exclusive

Introduction

Today marks the start of a tremendously exciting event as each week players will receive one (two with PAD Pass) 6* Fest Exchangeable Medal to be used on any 6-star Godfest Exclusive (GFE).

These can be found within the Monster Exchange tab and each week the line up of Godfest Exclusives will rotate. Just be aware that you can use these Fest Exchangeable Medals any week and can even do them all in week 4 if that proves to be the ideal for your Monster Box.

As a general blanket statement, the best course of action is to acquire cards you currently do not have as a brand new card may often fill holes in a given Monster Box along with many of the 6-star GFE holding significant value.

With this in mind, I will list the GFE I feel will provide the most value with the presumption that you own absolutely nothing. Remember, a new card will often outpace a duplicate.

Video commentary

–video coming soon–

Weekly line up

The following image shows the weekly rotation for the featured GFE but it should also be noted that a card will not show up again once their week has passed. This means trading right away for the cards you need but also trying to plan out who you actually want to acquire. Continue reading Choosing your Free Weekly 6-star Godfest Exclusive

Valentine’s REM Review and Analysis – February 2021

Introduction

The Valentine’s REM returns to North America and offers several new cards and various buffs in the hopes of enticing players to spend their Magic Stones.

As a whole, Seasonal REMs are underwhelming affairs as their bottom rarity cards are often many years old and severely neglected to the point that they serve no purpose outside of a Box Cheerleader.

Sadly, this is the case here as I do not feel any of the 5-star cards have any meaningful value and the Gemstone alts at the 6-star rarity have dramatically declined in value over the years. As a result, this event will be a lackluster affair to roll in and if you are truly interested in any of the top rarity cards, Monster Exchanging would be a better approach compared to rolling.

Video commentary

—video coming Monday—

Overview

New Year’s REM Pros & Cons – February 2021
Pros
Cons
  • 5 Magic Stones per roll
  • Almost came out on Valentine’s Day
  • No Weapon Assists outside 9-stars
  • Majority of rolls will be disappointing
  • All 5-star cards serve no real purpose
    • Comprise 55% of the rolls
Valentine’s REM
9 Star base
(2% total)
 
8 Star base
(3% total)
 
7 Star base
(13% total)
 
6 Star base
(27% total)
   
5 Star base
(55% total)
    
Valentine’s REM – February 2021
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A
B    
C
D    

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show Base form

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them

Continue reading Valentine’s REM Review and Analysis – February 2021