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Teams I Have Used to Clear Arena 3

Introduction

Arena 3 is now half stamina (and double rank EXP) courtesy of the latest maintenance update. This will allow more players the opportunity to play as it is less punishing from a stamina point of view. At the time of this posting, I have what I guess is 100 clears (and 29 Radar Dragons) and will begin to diversify the teams I have use and plan to play other interesting leaders due to the reduced stamina cost.

This post will be used to keep track of all the teams I have used to successfully clear Arena 3 and will be edited as changes are made or as new teams clear the dungeon. I will be revamping/re-releasing a comprehensive Arena 3 guide in the near future as I wish to keep these two thoughts separate for easier reference.

Just keep in mind that many teams are capable of clearing Arena 3, but will require varying degrees of luck and favourable Radar Dragon encounters to succeed. Remember, strange teams may only be able to clear one of the five Radar Dragons and would also need easy spawns leading up to them etc.

As a final note, I am missing most of the end game leaders/subs and will probably never be able to play them, but that does not mean they are incapable of clearing Arena 3. Thus, this post will only show what I have at my disposal.

I highly recommend you watch my Twitch Twitch Stream from time to time as I regularily clear Arena 3 there.

Video commentary

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General team building guidelines

Arena 3 is a grueling 24 floor dungeon that features some of the hardest encounters in the game. Furthermore, each floor is chosen randomly form a fixed pool of spawns that can further hinder team building decisions, but here are a few guidelines to keep in mind (I will go into further detail in my Arena 3 guide): Continue reading Teams I Have Used to Clear Arena 3

Awoken Umisachi Yamasachi Clears Arena 3

Introduction

To shake things up on my Twitch Stream, I decided to use my new Awoken Umisachi Yamasachi 2982 in Arena 3. I usually farm Arena 3 with my Myraculous Myr Miru, but was tempted by the prospect of the 400x glass cannon. I have probably cleared Arena 3 over 65 times now so I do know the dungeon inside and out. However, U&Y does need a certain degree of luck to succeed and is by no means a consistent leader.

Video clear


Team line up

I have not had much time to tinker around with my Awoken Umisachi Yamasachi team, but my current set up addresses most of the concerns in the dungeon and I got very lucky with the water orb skyfall (de)buff from the first floor. I plan to release my U&Y guide after Krishna so stay tuned for that and any changes I do make to my team.

Latent awakenings were either Time Extend or Rainbow Resist (1% of each colour).

Mantastic Team
Card Inherit Comments
2982 Makes water and dark orbs
Kali Sherias
  • Kali has better awakenings
  • Sherias upgrades her active
U&Y Makes water and wood orbs
Famiel Luck-based board change
Isis Susano Best shield I own
Fantastic Team
Card Inherit Comments
2982 Makes water and dark orbs
U&Y Makes water and wood orbs
Famiel Luck-based board change
Awoken Oorochi Emergency delay
Isis Indra 75% shield

Using water-based cards is great for when you are trying to kill with a 25x, 3 water combo match, but is largely not needed for most bosses as 144x does sweep. The numerous TPA can be helpful for piercing high defense bosses along with padding your damage on 144x. 400x kills everything, including Kali through her shield.

Reflecting on the run, I may want to try and find a recover bind Bind Clear awakening sub to help deal with binds when my Isis reach their shielding stage. It would also be nice to have some sort of heart orb generation as my current set up has no way to heal and use actives for damage. I do not own any Dark Kali Dark Kali style actives to inherit so my choices are limited with Linthia Linthia or Gainaut Gainut being lesser choices.

Conclusion

Awoken Umisachi Yamasachi is certainly capable of clearing Arena 3, but has far less consistency compared to the other high tier leaders. Being able to deal (amazing) damage is not the only thing that makes a strong leader as all the best teams have some sort of defensive mechanic.

What do you think of Umisachi and Yamasachi as well as who do you run on your team?

Happy Puzzling!

[Videos] Fighting Radar Dragons

Introduction

I play a lot of Arena 3 and try my best to always record my Radar Dragon encounters as there is very little documentation available as very few players are able to successfully clear on a repeated basis. In addition, I also try to stream while making my Arena attempts so you should check out my Twitch Twitch page every Monday and Thursday at 6pm PST. Please refer to my Arena 3 Guide I posted earlier for a full breakdown of the fight.

Videos

Hephaestus Dragon

By far the most magical thing I have ever done in my entire PAD career. Just WOW
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Zeus Dragon

Arguably one of the easiest dragons to face and is the most universally approachable for the various leaders that can clear Arena 3.

Conclusion

Arena 3 is a special place. Anything can happen and you will witness many Myracles if you continue to follow my website!

Happy Puzzling!

[Videos] Myr VS Noah Dragon, Parvati, Vishnu, and Hera Dragon

Introduction

In my previous post, I go into detail of my strategies I use to clear Arena 3 along with my lack of luck with acquiring the Radar Dragons. However, that all changed tonight on my Twitch Twtich Stream (I go live every Monday and Thursday at 6pm PST) where I finally got Noah Dragon to drop! I guess all it took for the GungHo Gods to smile down upon me was to write a guide to help everyone else!

Videos

As a fair warning, there may be some inconsistent issues with sound as I am uploading from my Twitch Stream and there may be copyright issues.

Noah Dragon

I kindly skipped the 95 turns of stalling beforehand =)

Parvati & Vishnu

Helpful for those who are contemplating how to handle these absorbs

Hera Dragon

2 million absorb = 1 million light damage. Skyfalls are not my friend

Conclusion

I should stream Arena 3 runs more often! But in all seriousness, this was the first time a Radar Dragon has ever dropped and I am pretty happy about it. Hopefully these videos prove helpful for those venturing into the dangerous waters that are Arena 3.

A3 Noah D Drop

Happy Puzzling!

Myr: Arena 3 & Radar Dragon Strategies

Introduction

For those who follow my Twitter, you may have seen my tweets showcasing my various Arena 3 clears and my lack of Radar Dragon drops. However, my consistency in clearing Arena 3 is only improving with each attempt and I wish to share my experience and strategies to help enhance your own chances of success. Very few players have been able to clear Arena 3 and from various Google searches, even fewer discussions/guides. Just bear in mind that a lot of my strategies and advice revolves around using a Myr Miru team in coop as that is the only high end leader I possess. Other favourable leaders with high clear rates include, but not limited to: Ronove Ronove, Kaede Ult Kaede, Ra Dragon Ra Dragon, Xiang Mei Xiang Mei, Gremory Gremory, and Sherias Roots Sherias Roots. Just keep in mind that no team can have 100% clear rate and you have to go in with the mindset that certain Radar Dragons will ruin your run.

Video commentary

Background on Arena 1 & 2

Ultimate Arena (Bipolar Goddess) is designed to be the final test of a player’s skill. The first incarnation, Arena 1, was a hellish 21 floor dungeon that featured a 30 million HP boss at the end along with each floor drawing from a pool of random spawns to cause even more heartache and randomness. It is the randomness that keeps Arena exciting as you will always have a different path leading into the final floors and makes it harder to counter every single mechanic that could appear. Over time, Arena 1 became significantly easier with the advent of Powercreep, Coop, and Skill Inheritance. As such, many players (including myself) have began to use it as a fun way to dump stamina and acquire Py Shynpy along with using more niche leaders to up the excitement factor. Continue reading Myr: Arena 3 & Radar Dragon Strategies

[Video] Myr VS Arena 3, Floors 17+

Introduction

Following up on my first Arena 3 clear this morning, I decided to record my subsequent playthrough and boy was it Myraculous. Myr Miru is my current favourite team to play and I feel a strong attachment in my heart, although that could be the heart crosses talking. Regardless, Myr has 49x ATK and a 75% damage reduction shield when matching a heart cross and can stack either TPA TPA or Light Rows Light Row while heavily benefiting from numerous enhanced light orb +light orb awakenings. Sidenote, have you ever seen a more Mantastic face before?

Video

This had to be one of the most challenging end floor spawns I have ever encountered and it was quite Myracle I am still alive to tell the tale. Despite the long playtime, it is actually quite exciting to watch and I hope it is both entertaining as well as informative:

Noteworthy Screenshots

I guess a too long, didn’t watch version. They kind of spoil the excitement of the video. Continue reading [Video] Myr VS Arena 3, Floors 17+

A Puzzle and Dragons Myracle

Introduction

After my dissapointing 5x GFE Godfest, I was left a little sad by my lack of REM luck. Thankfully, GungHo had introduced Myr Miru to North America and she has proven to be one of the strongest leaders in the game while being completely farmable. If you wish to read more about team building, please check out my article HERE. If you want some sample clears of how to farm her without MP Dragons, please click HERE. I had already cleared Arena 2 with DQXQ Awoken DQXQ but was still at the mercy to RNG for certain floor spawns (Ilsix being the most noteworthy) and had maybe a 50% clear rate. However, after using Myr a few times (and actually practicing the heart-cross mechanics), I was able to essentially farm Arena 2 and the only deaths would occur form human error. As such, I decided to test my luck and fingering skills in Arena 3 where something truly Myraculous occurred.

Team and explanation

When deciding which subs to bring for any challenging encounter, you want to maximize their value by striking a balance between active synergy, awakenings, and base stats. Through Skill Inheritance, you are able to further customize your team to your liking by bringing ideal bodies who can then inherit a stronger active. Of course, you have to use what you are given and it can make for some interesting team compositions.

For my latent choices, the Recovery RCV Latent and HP Imp HP have 4x the value on Myr teams due to the 75% damage reduction shield.

Mantastic’s Team
Card Inherit Latents Comments
Miru Gadius Imp HP Imp HP RCV Latent
RCV Latent Skill delay resist
Gadius combos with DQXQ and acts as a board changer
Awoken DQXQ Awoken DQXQ RCV Latent RCV Latent RCV Latent
RCV Latent RCV Latent
Protects against skill delays
DQXQ LL  Fire resist Water Red Wood resist
Light reduction Dark Reduction
Recover bind Bind Clear awakening helps remove binds from the team
Saria Imp HP Imp HP Imp HP
Imp HP Imp HP
Board changer and combos with Wedding Akechi W Akechi
Awoken Apollo Dark Reduction Dark Reduction Dark ReductionDark Reduction Dark Reduction Best remaining light card. Can overwrite skyfall debuffs.

Can combo with other heart makers to producs damage

Continue reading A Puzzle and Dragons Myracle