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

Noah Ranking Dungeon Top 5 Percent Scores

As a follow up to my previous POST discussing my initial strategies and team building for Noah Tournament, I wanted to share my first few successful attempts. I decided to go with Yomi Dragon Yomi Dragon on both accounts due to the lateness of the hour and ease in which I can play through the dungeon.

Mantastic speed
Mantastic team

Lilith Lilith is critical to the success of the team because she is needed to counter the PreDRAs Fire PreDRA on floor 4 and is max skilled to 10 turn cooldown. As such, my team requires at least Continue reading Noah Ranking Dungeon Top 5 Percent Scores

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is a time for love, kindness, affection, chocolate, flowers, etc. However, I want to take a step back from all the conventional societal standards and focus on something we all love and care for: Puzzle and Dragons as the only GF we need is 4x GFE ;). Everyone has a certain monster that they cannot live without; whether it be your starting roll, wonderful waifu, or hunky husbano, there is something enchanting about our favourite monster. Our love may be strongly tied to their art work as it is one of the strongest connections to our monster box. Unlike other video games, our monsters do not move or talk, but we still cherish them just the same.

For myself, I have an irrational love for Sakuya  Sakuya  Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!

Noah Tournament Ranking Dungeon Strategies

I thought we would have had more time to rest and relax after the last ranking dungeon, but the North American GungHo staff may have been affected by the 3 minute stamina buff and are firing out content left right and centre. Regardless, the Noah Tournament Ranking Dungeon is the fourth in the ranking dungeon series and has the No Dupes restriction. No Dupes has become easier to manage as the restrictions only apply to your own team and not your friend’s leader. This means you can still bring matching leaders and has eased team building and theory crafting. However, with ranking dungeons, we are not simply concerned with finishing the dungeon, but with scoring as high as possible. I failed to achieve the top 1% from the Cauchemar Tournament, but averaged top 2% over the course all 3 ranking dungeons to date. As such I wish to share my thoughts and strategies to help my fellow Puzzle and Dragoners in achieving a new personal best. Continue reading Noah Tournament Ranking Dungeon Strategies

Awoken Archdemon Lucifer, UUevo Baal, and Amon Analysis

Cue the fan boy screams, Awoken Archdemon Lucifer Awoken Archdemon Lucifer  is here. UUevo of both Baal Baal and Amon Amon were also released, but the majority of the attention will be on Awoken Archdemon Lucifer due to his amazing increase in power and viability.

Awoken Archdemon Lucifer Awoken Archdemon Lucifer is the only awoken evolution to be released of the 3. Being an awoken evolution, Awoken Archdemon Lucifer received a revamped active and leader skill along with new and powerful awakenings. Continue reading Awoken Archdemon Lucifer, UUevo Baal, and Amon Analysis

Rank 500 and beyond

Rank 500
The prestigious 11th team slot

Right before the release of coop dungeons, I hit the coveted rank 500 milestone. I meant to do this post then, but was swept up in the frenzy of coop and the Cauchemar ranking dungeon, I had to put it on hold.

Lifetime exp at 501
Takes just under 88 million exp for rank 500

PAD as a whole has been advancing quickly with the advent of 3 minute stamina, numerous best friend resets, experience of a lifetime, and now coop dungeons. All of these give players the opportunity to rank up at an increased rate. Regardless, it still takes a very long time to reach rank 500. This journey took me over 850 days to reach. For fun, 88 million experience translates into: Continue reading Rank 500 and beyond

Yamatsumi – Farmable Monster Analysis

We have not had a powerful or useful farmable monster since Zaerog Infinity Z8 . Some may argue that Volsung Volsung or Hel Awoken Hel are powerful, but are not special enough to warrant heavy investment. Volsung suffers from being inaccessible due to the challenging descend and an active is not novel nor unique (regardless of how strong it may be). Awoken Hel is capable of clearing high level content due to a unique 49x multiplier, but the playstyle may be too foreign for most players and has a more restrictive sub pool. Furthermore, her viability as a sub is almost non-existent except for over riding poison skyfalls (or funky heart orb generator).

However, the latest descend boss, Yamatsumi Yamatsumi , has power and uses beyond simply selling for 10 Monster Points. The key aspect in making a useful farmable monster is a novel active that has a synergetic role in popular teams. Continue reading Yamatsumi – Farmable Monster Analysis

Nordis Descended – Mythical Plus: Mantastic & Fantastic Coop

First of all, I love playing with myself; in coop, PAD multiplayer mode. Now that I have that out of my system, I can properly explain my strategy for clearing Nordis Descended – Mythical Plus which is the found in the coop/multiplayer dungeon section. Mythical Plus differs from the regular Nordis Descended as the bosses have more health along with the nasty PreDRA Fire PreDRA spawn on floor 8. Thankfully, coop allows you to bring 8 subs to better combat the harder mechanics in Mythic Plus.

My 2 accounts (Mantastic and Fantastic) are able to do coop together by using their semi developed Continue reading Nordis Descended – Mythical Plus: Mantastic & Fantastic Coop