Sunday marks the debut of two new 7-star Godfest Exclusives who are both outstanding leaders that help push Powercreep to the next level. Unfortunately, they are debuting within a reasonably average Godfest as it only features 33% chance for any GFE which is as low as it can go. On the other hand, all five Samurai 3 cards () will be featured in their Weapon Assist form which helps bring the “good” rolling pool up to 40.5%.
As such, the value of this Super Godfest will be higher for those who lack Samurai 3 cards but will be more underwhelming for those who have already rolled them all.
With that being said, this article will examine both new Godfest Exclusives in greater detail.
New Godfest Exclusives
Both Royal Oak and Nautilus are special 7-star GFE who have a 2 step Transformation that does not cycle back around like Jiraiya. As a whole, this is a better design as it enables Royal Oak and Nautilus to have Skill Boosts in their Base form (something a cyclic Transforming card cannot) along with no true worries about juggling a certain active skill for a specific floor. As such, it is best to try and reach the Final form as fast as possible but both have a 6 turn cooldown after they Transform for the first time. This means that without Haste, it will take a least 6 turns to Transform into their final and strongest form. Continue reading Royal Oak & Nautilus Debut Super Godfest Review→
Today marks the debut of three new 7-star Godfest Exclusives (GFE) who will be available through the current Super Godfest. Furthermore, all players who log in between April 16 – May 9 will receive a special 9-Year Anniversary Medal which can be exchanged for one of the three new GFE .
This means players can choose their most desired card and not have to gamble with rolling or spending Magic Stones. As such, the question of who to choose will be on the forefront many player’s minds and there is no easy answer as all three provide value in their own way. Building upon this, if you are unable to make a decision, there is no rush as once you acquire the Exchange Medal, it does not expire. This means you can wait and see if your Box develops in a particular way which in turn makes one choice better overall. Finally, players who are at or near Rank 1000 will eventually receive the Rank 1000 machine in a future update (soonish) where 3/5 cards available are these new 7-star Godfest Exclusives.
Regardless of all this, I will be taking a closer look at each of the new 7-star GFEs to give players a better idea of how to use them in hopes of making a meaningful decision for their Exchange Medal.
Finally, this article will also take a look at the current Super Godfest as it does feature quite a lucrative line up with notable collateral benefits for newer players.
Super Godfests are special 10-Stone events where players will have at least a 1/3 or 33% chance of acquiring any Godfest Exclusive. For the sake of value, I will always lump in the Samurai 3 series into the pool of “good” (aka GFE) pool as their Weapon Assists are some of the best.
As such, the current Super Godfest running from January 31 – February 2 is entirely average and is nearly 10% lower chances for acquiring a GFE or Samurai 3 card compared to the recent Player’s Choice Godfest.
With this in mind, I would be most inclined to skip this event as it is nothing special and we will have essentially a similar event featuring a tiny bit above 1/3 GFE rates on a regular basis.
On a different note, I miss the days of when GHNA named their Super Godfests.
Player’s Choice Godfests (PCGF) are one of the more exciting events to come to PAD as it allows players to vote for their favourite cards with the most popular ones appearing in a special REM.
This in turn should produce a strong rolling roster as the more desirable cards will be featured. Furthermore, all players will be able to vote once per category with the top voted cards being featured at a later date.
As a whole, I like how GungHo has now created three separate voting categories as it ensures a more even distribution of rare/valuable cards but it is not without fault as 40 Pantheon cards can be voted in along with the 7-star GFE sharing their pool with the Samurai 3 Pantheon.
Regardless, this article will highlight my thoughts for voting within the PCGF along with listing various possible cards to vote for. Just bear in mind that my advice has may not always be 100% applicable to your situation and you should be voting for what will benefit you the most.
How to vote
Voting within the PCGF has become significantly easier as it can be completely done within the app and no third party sites are involved.
Friday marks the start of a special 5-Magic Stone Godfest where players will have a 20% chance of rolling any Godfest Exclusive and 80% chance for a Pantheon card.
While these are lower rates when directly compared to a Super Godfests, one must remember that Super Godfests have double the Magic Stone cost and a 33% chance for a GFE.
This means players can enjoy 2 rolls for the same price with a 20% chance of hitting a GFE each time. Furthermore, newer players will be able to acquire more Pantheon cards with greater ease as many of them will still be meaningful to their Monster Box’s development.
With that being said, this Godfest features less collateral benefits compared to Super Godfests as all rolls only come with 55 Pluses along with the Pantheon cards being less Evolved.
For a brand new player, this may be a slight turn off as it was possible to potentially roll a ready-made team from Super Godfests. On the other hand, Pluses and Evolution materials will be plentiful at some point and the Magic Stone discount is always meaningful.
Finally, this Godfest will also feature the debut of the brand new Godfest Exclusive, Yurisha .
Today marks the debut of an exciting Seasonal Super Godfest that features both Academy Valeria and the highly coveted Valentine’s Ideal .
What makes Seasonal Super Godfets special is the inclusion of top rarity Seasonal cards alongside Godfest Exclusives with Pantheon cards comprising the bottom rarity. While the Magic Stone cost is doubled compared to rolling in a Seasonal event, the odds are more in your favour here. This is because you have around a 1/3 chance to acquire any top rarity Seasonal or Godfest Exclusive along with a modest chance for 7* Seasonals and finally Pantheons rounding out the rest of the rolls.
This is significantly better compared to rolling a 5-star Halloween card that has essentially no value and this Seasonal Super Godfest can also snag some Trade Fodder or valuable cards overall.
Today marks the debut of another 10 Magic Stone Super Godfest which features a healthy roster of desirable 7-star Godfest Exclusives. Like the past few Super Godfests, this event will feature a 33% GFE rate while also including 2 Samurai 3 Pantheon cards to bring the total of “desirable” rolls to 36%.
This has become the norm for Super Godfests as most feature at least a 1/3 chance for GFE and it now becomes a matter of lining up as many desirable cards as possible in a single event.
As such, the value of any Super Godfest will hinge on how much you value the featured GFE as it will return on a regular basis.
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Rolling line up
7* GFE (1.5% each, 16.5% total)
6* GFE (1.5% each, 16.5% total) **
Samurai 3 (1.5% each, 3% total)
Other Pantheon cards (1.6% each, 64% total)
*Note, Cotton comes in one of her 5 Evolved forms but the total chance of rolling any Cotton is 1.5%.
To roll or not to roll
Generally speaking, Super Godfests cost 10 Magic Stones and feature at worst, 1/3 chance for any Godfest Exclusive. As such, it is most advantageous to try and line up as many key cards for your Monster Box as possible before shaking the REM’s hand.
In the case of this Super Godfest, it features the same rolling odds as a standard Super Godfest while also including a modest array of the newer 7-star GFEs which in turn may make it more appealing. Cards such as Menoa , Remu , Norza , along with Shelling Ford and Fagan Rai for their Weapons are all currently powerful cards to own. With that being said, this can still be seen as a relatively generic Super Godfest as there are no Seasonal cards featured nor exceptionally high rates for GFE.
As such, the decision of whether or not to roll will come down to your own individual Monster Box and goals. Building upon that, it is important to determine whether or not you are rolling to advance your position or the concept of Need over Greed.
What I mean by this is determining whether or not rolling here will actually help you clear more content compared to what you can right now. For example, if you are currently stuck on Arena 5, you need to determine what is holding you back: is it a lack of experience and active skill management or is it because you are using a team with many holes in it?
If you are failing due to issues stemming from your own orb matching skills or active skill management, rolling may not actually help, especially if you have a solid team already. On the flip side, if you have hit a metaphorical wall and are currently being held back by the depth of your Monster Box, rolling can be advantageous assuming the featured cards can help you.
If you would like further reading on this Need over Greed topic, feel free to check out my Though Process for Rolling or Monster Exchanging article HERE.
The current Super Godfest features a 64% Pantheon rolling rate along with a healthy spread of newer 7-star GFE or those that have significant value. While this does sound appealing, one must remember that this is a relatively standard Super Godfest due to no Sasonals nor stronger rolling rates.
As such, the decision of whether or not to roll will come down to your own Monster Box and goals for PAD. With that being said, it is never a “bad” thing to roll in Super Godfests as they always feature 1/3 chance to acquire a GFE which are either tremendously powerful or used as Trade Fodder.
With that being said, let me know what you think about this event in the comments below and whether or not you plan on rolling. If you did roll, let me know how it went.
Another Super Godfest has descended upon North America not even 2 weeks after Remu’s debut that shares the same rolling rates and distribution of Godest Exclusives and Pantheons.
As a whole, Super Godfests have become the norm with at least 1/3 chance to acquire any Godfest Exclusive (6 or 7-star) for the price of 10 Magic Stones per roll. This has become the current baseline in which we measure the potential value of a Super Godfest with better events featuring any combination of higher rolling rates, rarer non-GFE cards such as the Samurai 3 Pantheon, or featuring high rarity Seasonal cards like Valentine’s Ideal .
In the case of this current Super Godfest, it features essentially 1/3 GFE rates along with two Samurai 3 cards which brings the total chance for acquiring any other Pantheon card at 64%.
As such, this is not an exceptional Godfest from a rolling point of view and at least from my own point of view, a weaker roster of Godfest Exclusives as many of the 7-stars featured are Redeemable from an Event Medal or older.
With that being said, the featured line up may be exceptionally valuable for your own individual needs which in turn can give justification to roll. Furthermore, newer accounts can almost always benefit from rolling in a Super Godfest as many of the Pantheon cards can at least function as transitional cards for your current teams.
On a side note, I miss having actual names for Super Godfests.
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Remu has only been in North America for 10 days or so and I am just including the same copy-paste breakdown of her from my previous Godfest article:
Super Godfests have become a regular part of our PAD life as it will offer at least 1/3 chance to acquire any Godfest Exclusive (6 or 7-star) for the price of 10 Magic Stones per roll. With this baseline in mind, the spicier Super Godfests are those that feature any combination of higher rolling rates, the inclusion of high rarity Seasonal cards (eg. Valentine’s Ideal ), or featuring rarer non-GFE cards such as the Samurai 3 Pantheon.
In the case of the current Super Godfest, it features essentially 1/3 GFE rates along with two Samurai 3 cards which brings the total chance for acquiring any Pantheon card at 64%.
As a whole, this does not scream exceptional value but this Super Godfest includes many of the newer Godfesrt Exclusives, but most importantly the debut of Remu .
Remu is going to be the new hot Transforming Fire leader who pairs beautifully with Dante along with two of their key subs coming from the current Sacred Relic event.
With this in mind, this Super Godfest may be worth rolling in if you have the capacity to field a strong Remu team and did not pull Dante. Furthermore, Norza , Menoa , Grandis , and Shelling Ford are featured who all bring something valuable to any Monster Box.
Today marks the debut a special Super Godfest that features all 9 Great Witches that have been released thus far along with a discounted Magic Stone cost. This leads to an interesting situation as each roll will only cost 8 Magic Stones along with the featured roster containing many useful and powerful Godfest Exclusives along with the entire Samurai 3 Pantheon.
The Samurai 3 Pantheon are one of the newer cards to be released who have received Weapon Assist evolutions in JP which should becoming to North America now/soon. These Weapon Assists are unique and powerful as they are able to provide 80% Resistance against a certain mechanic () along with a single Skill Boost .
With this in mind, the Samurai 3 Pantheon is highly desirable and I will add their 7.5% total chance into the “good” stuff to roll category for this Super Godfest.
Puzzle and Dragons is an incredibly deep game that requires an exceptional amount of in-game knowledge to efficiently build a team with Weapon Assists playing a vital role in this process. This makes sense as you have 2 leaders, 4 subs, and 6 inherits/Weapons along with a potentially long checklist of mechanics to cover/counter. Continue reading 8 Magic Stone Super Witches Godfest Review→