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

Question Time With Mantastic – September 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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Yu-Gi-Oh Collab REM Review – August 2021

Introduction

The Yu-Gi-Oh Collab makes their second return to North America amidst a sea of buffs and new cards. As a whole, this event is home to a wide variety of valuable cards with the bottom rarity having value. In fact, I still use two of the 5-star cards (Kuriboh Weapon and Fortress Dragon ) and will most likely continue to do so moving forward.

As such, if you are a player who has never rolled in this event before, it is in your best interest to do so as it does feature unique cards with value sprinkled throughout all rarities along with Weapon Assists for all cards. On the flip side, there are no new bottom rarity cards which lowers the motivation to roll again if you have already done so in the past.

Due to continuing wrist pains, I have only done Pros & Cons for each card and did skip over underwhelming Weapons.

Video commentary


Overview

All Monster information gathered via Tsuabki Bot (Discord Bot) and monster icons come from PADx

Yu-Gi-Oh REM Pros & Cons – August 2021
Pros
Cons
  • All cards have a Weapon Assist
  • Value can be found at all rarities
  • All cards feature 8 Latent slots
    • Even those that Transform
  • Cannot Monster Exchange for 6-stars
  • No new bottom rarity cards
    • Lower motivation to roll again

 

Yu-Gi-Oh REM
7 Star base
(8% total)
6 Star base
(51.4% total)

5 Star base
(40.6% total)
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking Continue reading Yu-Gi-Oh Collab REM Review – August 2021

90M Downloads (11th) REMDra Fever – Just Match L’s

Introduction

The REMDra Fever “Ranking” Dungeon returns to North America and gives players a chance to grind for a (cosmetic) Crown by accumulating 999,999 points over any number of runs. While this is exciting, it will take numerous clears to achieve but there are ways to bolster your score to save time, stamina, and mental sanity. Generally speaking, no Dark orbs will take less effort overall as it is much easier to achieve a higher combo count due to only 5 possible orb types appearing. Furthermore, the inclusion L  (1,500 pts) and Heart L (1,500 pts) will help hasten this process.

In fact, just matching L’s yields 35-40k scores with relatively little effort and should be taken advantage of a much as possible.

As with all REMDra Fever events, the dungeon is quite lucrative to run over and over again as it only costs 25 stamina and offers valuable drops. Furthermore, any number of players can achieve a Crown and is not only given to the first X number of players to hit the score cap of 999,999.

This article will explain the rules for REMDra Fever and how to maximize your score potential and how to farm it as efficiently as possible once you are satisfied with your score.

11th REMDra Fever Event: 8/16 (Mon), 0:00 – 8/22 (Sun), 23:59 (UTC-8)

Video commentary

–video coming soon–

REMDra scoring system

REMDra Fever Ranking Tournaments have a significantly different scoring system compared to normal Ranking Dungeons and we must alter our play style accordingly. Continue reading 90M Downloads (11th) REMDra Fever – Just Match L’s

Understanding Weapon Assists / Skill Inheritance + Strategies for Optimizing Their Use

Introduction

PAD is a wildly complex game that can incredibly overwhelming to newer players as the entire concept of an early game experience has largely been removed due to Powercreep along with Normal and Technical Dungeons being incredibly old and out of date.

This can give new players a false sense of security when they are using 2021 teams to clear 2014 content as they will be wildly unprepared when faced with modestly challenging content.

As such, I would like to take the time to discuss a key mechanic of PAD: Weapon Assists / Skill Inheritance. This mechanic is vital to your success when playing through challenging content and adds another layer when it comes to team building. In fact, Weapon Assists tend to be solid cards to invest in as they tend to be Powercrept at a slower rate compared to Leaders or subs.

This article will provide a brief history of Weapon Assists, how they function, and how to optimize their usage.

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A brief history

Weapon Assists actually came out after the ability to Inherit/Assist cards and we referred to them as Skill Inheritance at the time. Eventually GungHo released Weapon Assists and changed the terminology which is why the term inherits/assists are often used interchangeably. Continue reading Understanding Weapon Assists / Skill Inheritance + Strategies for Optimizing Their Use

Star Weaving Fairies REM GFE Line Up

Introduction

The Star Weaving Fairies event lasts for four wonderful weeks and will always feature the Event cards at 24.5% of the total rolling pool. While this may feel distressing, the 75.5% of other cards will rotate with each given week.

It is in your best interest to roll in this event as the Event cards are powerful and unique. As such, choosing which week you wish to roll in will be an important step to take. With this in mind, I have created a helpful chart that shows which GFE are featured for any given week.

If you wish to read more about the Star Weaving Fairies event cards, please check out my Review HERE. Continue reading Star Weaving Fairies REM GFE Line Up

Question Time with Mantastic – August 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!
Mantastic Icon Mantastic Social Media Mantastic Icon
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Twitch Twitch discord Discord download Patreon
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Star Weaving Fairies REM Review – July 29th, 2021

Introduction

The Star Weaving Fairies make their debut in North America and features a REM that shares a similar format as Sin Dragons/Mystics as the Event cards will be lumped together with other REM monsters.

Furthermore, there is no Monster Exchange option for any of the cards which means players will have to repeatedly pull in order to acquire any of the Event cards. As such, many Magic Stones will need to be spent but I would advise not rolling until we see the rolling rates for a special 9-Magic Stone Super Godfest that goes live on Saturday, July 31st.

With that being said, the Star Weaving Fairies features many powerful cards along with new top-tier leaders who will be able to tackle all content currently available.

Due to continuing wrist pains, I have only done Pros & Cons for each card and did skip over underwhelming Weapons.

Video commentary


Overview

Star Weaving Fairies REM Pros & Cons – July 2021
Pros
Cons
  • All cards have a Weapon Assist
  • 16 free rolls for all players over the duration of the event
  • Debut event
    • All Event cards will be New
  • 7* rarity features new top-tier leaders
  • No Monster Exchange
  • Frustrating rolling rates
    • 75.5% rolls will be non-Event cards
      • 4.5% for any Event 7*
      • 24% for Event 6*
        • 5.25% for 7* GFE
        • 5.25% for 6* GFE

Check the Official GHNA post to see the full rotating line up for the Faries event HERE as the GFE featured will change each week.

Star Weaving Fairies REM
7 Star base
(4.5% total)
6 Star base
(24% total)
Icons show Base form/form they come out in
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking Continue reading Star Weaving Fairies REM Review – July 29th, 2021

Upcoming Events in July – P&D Pass Bonus, Heroine, [Fairy] Title Challenge, & Fairies Event

Introduction

GungHo NA has been releasing News Update videos for the past 2 months which is fantastic as we are better able to plan out our play time and Magic Stone usage. As such, here is a recap of the upcoming North American news for July 2021 along with  screenshots of the notable news points in case watching videos is not ideal.

On a different note, there will be a maintenance on Wednesday evening from 18:00 – 2:00 (UTC-8) which will grant 9 Resets including Rank 150-1000 Memorial pulls, Present, and Best Friend selection. If you wish to read more about Best Friends, check out my other article HERE. I will release an update video after Patch Notes go live.

Mantastic summary


Continue reading Upcoming Events in July – P&D Pass Bonus, Heroine, [Fairy] Title Challenge, & Fairies Event

Hellish Training Arena – Farming with Double Anubis or Anubis + Resolve Orochi

Introduction

Hellish Training Arena (Training Arena 3 / TA3) is the newest Normal Dungeon released that features outrageously high health encounters, massive incoming damage, along with 50 million Monster EXP reward which greatly aids cards going trying to get to Level 120.

This 50 million Monster EXP is outrageously high for 120 stamina but this dungeon is not for the faint of heart as it features incredibly over-tuned HP, Attack, and Defense values on every spawn. You will be unsuccessful without careful planning.

With this in mind, I would like to share two of my teams that have found success by abusing Anubis through 7×6 Leader Swapping.

Dungeon info

Skyozora link HERE

Basically everything has outrageous amounts of Health and possibly Defense along with stupidly hard attacks. My approaches are either one shot every floor (requires a highly specific set up) or abusing Orochi’s Resolve and Delays. Continue reading Hellish Training Arena – Farming with Double Anubis or Anubis + Resolve Orochi

Sin Dragons & Key Heroes Overview – July 5th, 2021

Introduction

The Sin Dragons & Key Heroes event returns to North America and features one of the worst possible designed REMs to date. This is because the event cards are mixed in with the regular, non-GFE REM which means rolling a first evolution Pantheon card will happen far too often. Furthermore, most of the buffs/love this time around went into the 7-star rarity who all feature abysmal rolling rates. To top it off, players cannot Monster Exchange for any card along several of the 6-star cards being valuable.

To make matters worse, many of these cards no longer keep abreast with newer options which in turn makes it harder to justify rolling. Thankfully, all players will receive a total of 30 free rolls over the duration of the event. As such, I would not spend Magic Stones to roll until after all 30 freebies have been acquired as you may not need to roll any more afterwards.

With that being said, I will be continuing my shorter format articles due to my wrist pains in order to shed some light on what we can expect from this event.

Video commentary


Overview

Sin Dragons & Key Heroes REM Pros & Cons – July 2021
Pros
Cons
  • All cards have a Weapon Assist
  • 30 free rolls for all players
  • Several powerful/unique cards at 6/7* rarity
  • No Monster Exchange
  • Terrible rolling rates
    • 50% rolls will be non-Event cards
    • 6% for 7*
    • 18% for 6*
  • Most cards have not aged well
  • Skippable event due to underwhelming odds
    • Especially if you rolled before
  • Bottom rarity cards (5*) have lost their edge
Sin Dragons & Key Heroes REM
7 Star base
(6% total)
      
6 Star base
(18% total)
  
5 Star base
(26% total)
  

Icons show Base form/form they come out in

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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking Continue reading Sin Dragons & Key Heroes Overview – July 5th, 2021