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Efficient Cosmic Trinity Farming with Mantastic and Fantastic

Introduction

Cosmic Trinity is one of the hardest dungeons in the game as it features 6 floors of randomly spawned Descend Bosses that gain increasingly higher stats. Furthermore, if you are able to survive the randomness of each floor, you will be greeted by one of three incredibly challenging bosses on floor 7.

It is both the randomness, massive damage output, and health of the each floor that makes Cosmic Trinity challenging. However, if you have well invested teams with the appropriate Killers and inherits, you will be able to overcome the majority of floors and even cheese your way through the final floor.

However, even the most prepared teams can face certain death if the wrong spawns do appear so it can be challenging to have a perfect clear rate.

With all that being said, I have devised an efficient set up for my two account that enables me to easily bypass all 3 final boss encounters with Cthulhu  and Nyarlathotep  being killed in one or two turns.

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Fine print

This is not the only efficient set up that can be created but is the best I can put together given my two Monster Boxes. I still require some stalling on the first floor, but given Dark Metatron’s durability, it is rarely a problem and is even easier when I play with just myself. Continue reading Efficient Cosmic Trinity Farming with Mantastic and Fantastic

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Cosmic Trinity – Why Dark Athena and Ra Dragon are Faltering and the Idea of Support Teams

Introduction

Cosmic Trinity offers the most challenging encounters that are currently available but are gatekeeped behind 3-Player Coop. Now I understand that not everyone likes the idea of trusting random strangers, but at least your own personal progression is less hindered by comparison to 2-Player mode.

With all that being said, new teams and leaders have emerged as more ideal/meta while cards that were previously at the top have begun to falter and decline.

This article will examine what makes a powerful team/leader for Cosmic Trinity, why Dark Athena and Ra Dragon are faltering as well as things you can do to improve your own chances of success barring perfect/ideal teams.

In addition, I will also be touching upon the idea of utilizing a support team if you are lacking top tier teams for Cosmic Trinity.

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Support team in action


What is Cosmic Trinity?

Cosmic Trinity is one of the new 3P dungeons that falls under the Complete Annihilation difficulty.  It features various Descend bosses that gain increasingly higher stats up until the point where they can have 50+ million HP and deal essentially lethal amounts of damage to the average team. Furthermore, they appear in a random fashion which makes it challenging to actually plan accordingly. Finally, the final floor is guarded by a brand new encounter that is quite terrifying, but has various ways to cheese it.

Thus, half the challenge is actually being able to survive until the final boss while having the capacity to deal sufficient damage against spawns with 200-500 million health. Continue reading Cosmic Trinity – Why Dark Athena and Ra Dragon are Faltering and the Idea of Support Teams

Farming Medjedra for +15 Eggs: Dark Metatron x Ganesha

Amazingly efficient and speedy clears for gaining 15 Plus Eggs.

I could potentially go faster if I did not have to pass due to cards being on specific accounts etc. I average around 80 second clears.

Ganesha x Dark Metatron Medjedra Farming
20 Skill Boost & 5+ Skill Lock Resist


Team A
Inherit 3072 Famiel
Card Bankai Perseus Ult Zeus Dios Ult Zeus Dios Skill Boost


Team B
Card 3071 Ult Zeus Dios 3390 Ult Zeus Dios
Inherit 3273 thouzer Cameo
Ganesha x Dark Metatron Medjedra Steps
Floor 1 True Damage
Floor 2 Durga 3072 -> Dios Ult Zeus Dios
Floor 3 True Damage
Floor 4 Dios Ult Zeus Dios -> Combo Generator (Thouzer thouzer)
Floor 5 PASS
Burst -> Dios Ult Zeus Dios
Floor 6 Dios Ult Zeus Dios

Godfest review is on the way and

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Thoughts on New 3-Player Coop Dungeons

Introduction

3-Player Coop is in full swing and with it comes a flurry of highs and lows, excitement paired with despair, along with a new hurdles of challenges to overcome. I have been able to play a modest amount of 3-Player since the release on Monday and was able to clear all the non-Endless Corridor levels through pre-made teams as well as random-matchmaking.

This article will simply summarize my thoughts and impressions thus far as well as some advice moving forward. If you wish to read a more detailed article on preparing yourself for 3-Player Coop, you can find it HERE.

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Random matchmaking

One of the best aspects of 3-Player Coop is the built in matchmaking system. A large barrier to the enjoyment of 2P mode was the difficulty in finding partner who had synergistic teams. As such, 3P being both a more solo-oriented experience by comparison helps you quickly find a match and actually get to playing.

While random matchmaking can be exciting and possibly amusing, it also has the tendency for troll-oriented teams (although I have managed to dodge all of those). This is because you are matched with two random players and do not see their teams until you actually enter the dungeon so you cannot preemptively dodge the match. Continue reading Thoughts on New 3-Player Coop Dungeons

Preparing for harder 3-Player Coop Dungeons

Introduction

3-Player Coop has been released in North America, but our first taste was with an easy to clear evolution material dungeon. While this may seem a  bit lackluster, it was probably done to “test” the servers as well as giving players a more gentle transition before the real content is released.

As such, this article will be going over what you should be prioritizing in this temporary downtime.

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How does 3-Player differ?

3-Player Coop is significantly more polished than 2-Player in that there is a dedicated match-making system in place. This will enable you to randomly match with 2 strangers while preserving a solo-y feel as you use your unique own team/health bar and only share the board in between turns. Continue reading Preparing for harder 3-Player Coop Dungeons

Awoken Liu Bei Button Farming Skill Delay Resist Tamadras

Introduction

I have finally been converted over to the dark side: I own Awoken Liu Bei A Liu Bei on both accounts. Puzzle and Buttons is a strange concept for me as I have only seldom used my old Australis Australis paired with Liu Bei team despite having 3 max skilled Dios Ult Zeus Dios. However, now that I have the strongest leader in coop, I took the time to browse the ALB Discord Server for team building inspiration.

The ALB Discord server has sample team builds for every dungeon imaginable along with strategy and step-by-step instructions. It is also a way to connect with other Awoken Liu Bei users and I highly encourage you to take a look.

The Liu Bei team I use to farm Special Descend Rush is significantly faster and less mentally taxing than my previous Sarasvati 3069 team (full breakdown can be found HERE). Outside of speed, Liu Bei teams rarely induce mental fatigue as they are so straight forward and is a significant boon when playing a dungeon over and over again.

My team is quite similar to the Discord team, but these should be used as a template as you may be missing a few of the key cards to success. Lacking the template team is sometimes a nice thing as it requires you to theory craft your own team and it did take me around an hour to commit to this team. Being able to solve these types of puzzles and using the cards you have been dealt is one of the aspects of PAD I do enjoy.

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Team build and explanation

The strategy I use is to one shot Zaerog Infinity through his 75% damage reduction shield. This is done via a damage enhance, a full board enhance, and Dragon Dragon Killer and Devil Devil killer Killer awakenings.

Awoken Liu Bei Teams for SDR Farming (No Pass/Stall)

Team A
Inherit Awoken Freyja Red Sonia Australis
Card A Liu Bei
Ult Zeus Dios 2639 1259 Ult Zeus Dios

Team B
Card A Liu Bei Ult Zeus Dios 1117 Ult Zeus Dios Ult Zeus Dios
Inherit Awoken Yomi Green Odin

Continue reading Awoken Liu Bei Button Farming Skill Delay Resist Tamadras

Meta Snapshot: Alternate Accounts and How to Successfully Create One

Introduction

Today’s Meta Snapshot will explore the rising  popularity of alternate (alt) or additional accounts. This article will define what an alternate account is, how to go about raising one, the viability in today’s meta, and why it feels go to play with yourself. For reference, Mantastic is rank 642 and Fantastic is rank 600 which gives me a strong understanding of how to successfully play two high level accounts. Do keep in mind that I have been playing both account for over 1,000 days so my level of progression will differ from other players.

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What is an alternate account?

Simply put, an alternate account is an additional account for a player who already has an existing one (often referred to as their main). In the past, players created alt accounts to help alleviate boredom during the dark days of 10 stamina/min. However, many people did not stick with it due to a lack of coop  and slow progression years ago.

Today, many players have started to make new accounts not only to fight off boredom, but to play coop ‘solo’ by piloting two accounts.

Pros
  • Able to play coop at your own convenience
  • Have full control and only have your self to blame for mistakes
  • There is a certain joy when raising a new account (applies to most games)
  • Have twice the stamina to play with
  • Have twice the free magic stones to roll
  • If your accounts are different letter groups, you gain additional time slots to run the hourly dungeons
  • Can tell strangers you play with yourself in your spare time

Continue reading Meta Snapshot: Alternate Accounts and How to Successfully Create One