Category Archives: Monster Analysis

New Split Evolutions Review/Era of Follow Up Attack – August 16, 2017

Introduction

The Norns comprise three older Godfest Exclusives: Urd , Skuld , and Verdandi  who all possess powerful board changers but have slowly fallen out of favour due to the inability to successfully use on current meta teams. However, with the release of their new split evolutions, they gain dramatic improvements to their capabilities as a sub due to the addition of 7 Combo 45 and Follow Up Attack  awakenings.

These two awakenings are some of the most powerful ones currently available as it can dramatically shift your playstyle and strategies when playing through challenging content. Furthermore, both 7 Combo and Follow Up Attack help comprise what I like to call the “Holy Trinity” of powerful awakenings with Guard Break  being the third.

In addition, all the Sonias  received their own split evolutions along with Denebola  and Zuoh .

This article will examine the Norns new found viability as well as providing advice on how to maximize their potential. In addition, I will touch upon the other new split evolutions to better aid you in your decision making of which one to pursue.

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The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity of awakenings (45  ) are the three most powerful traits a monster can have. However, due to their relatively young age, they are not commonly seen across many cards. Thus, cards that do possess at least one will gain significant value while we wait for cards/evolutions to trickle in from JP. Continue reading New Split Evolutions Review/Era of Follow Up Attack – August 16, 2017

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New Evolutions August 3, 2017 Review

Introduction

Last night, GungHo NA/EU did a surprise release of numerous new evolutions for existing cards that now present players who own the cards to make some tough decisions as to which path they pursue.

For the most part, these new evolutions follow a different path compared to the existing ones and you must choose either option A or B. For the most part, most of these paths are relatively balanced and it is up to you to decide whether or nor the new form is worth pursuing.

This article will examine the pros and cons of the new forms compared to the existing evolutions to better help you decide which route to pursue.

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Foreword on evolutions

Puzzle and Dragons possesses one of the more complex evolution trees for video games as some monsters have convoluted paths.

Generally speaking, a Reincarnated evolution will be the strongest form a card can assume, but it must go through an Awoken evolution beforehand. Reincarnated and Awoken forms have different base skills compared to their starting evolution and is often stronger by comparison but may also have no natural skill up available. However, the Reincarnated form gains 1,000 weighted stats, a significantly more powerful leader skill, and triple typing. Continue reading New Evolutions August 3, 2017 Review

Yog-Sothoth Review and Analysis

Introduction

Yog-Sothoth  is one of the most highly anticipated Godfest Exclusives to be released as they are without a doubt overpowering. They easily push the envelope of Powercreep as they have an incredibly easy to activate leader skill along with somewhat outrageous damage output.

While leaders like Anubis 3385 and Kushinadahime  have the potential to achieve amazing damage output, they are somewhat gatekeeped behind significant player skill and having ideal boards. As such, they are sometimes out of reach for the average player whereas Yog-Sothoth will be simple to play by comparison.

This article will examine his strengths and weaknesses along with his uses/applications and some team building guidelines.

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Yog-Sothoth at a glance


6,258 HP / 1,985 ATK / 233 RCV
1,100 Total
Time Extend Skill Lock Resist Bind Immune Bind Immune Skill Boost Skill Boost Multiplayer Bonus

Active Skill:
All orbs Arrow Light Heart
Recover 40% Maximum HP
4 turn bind recovery
13 turn cooldown

Leader Skill:
All cards 6x ATK when HP is greater than 80%. 2.5x when HP is less than 80%. 3x ATK and 25% damage reduction when matching two Light combos
324x ATK / 43.75% Damage reduction

Yog-Sothoth 
Rank: S

Pros download
Cons x
  • Bind Immune with bind clear
  • 324x ATK for a mono colour team
    • 2 combo Yogs will be a thing
  • 43.75% damage reduction
  • Low skill cap/easy to use
  • Flexible team building
  • Incredible base active skill
    • Possibly best value in the game
  • 1,100 weighted stats compounded by
    coop boost Multiplayer Bonus awakening
  • 6-star GFE
  • Lack of damage control
  • HP-conditional multiplier
  • Can’t really stall
  • RCV somewhat low

Elaboration of Pros and Cons

Pros

Yog-Sothoth is simply an amazing card to own because of his Continue reading Yog-Sothoth Review and Analysis

One Shot Challenge Rewards: Whaledor, Raguel, and Drahklist Analysis

Introduction

This current set of One Shot Challenge (OSC) is one the easier side compared to previous incarnations. This is due to both Powercreep of available cards (think Monster Hunter and pairing everything with Diablos ) and easier spawns overall. As such, many players may be completing their first OSC and will now be the proud owner of one of three new cards.

Each of these cards has tremendous value and you will be able to acquire all 3 over time through future OSC. Furthermore, there will be limited time Guerrilla dungeons that will allow you to skill them up and farm as many as you are humanly able to.

This article will highlight how all three cards can be used and why they are worth pursuing.

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Anubis x Diablos Whaledor clear

Whale-done me. Pretty much any combo leader with Diablos will waltz through this OSC
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3 new cards

All three new cards feature majestic artwork along with niche applications that can dramatically enhance your gameplay. Continue reading One Shot Challenge Rewards: Whaledor, Raguel, and Drahklist Analysis

Brave 2 and Wisedragon Series Review and Analysis

Introduction

As part of the REM overhaul, 10 new monsters have been added to the pool while simultaneously removing the less than desirable Late Bloomers, Elementals, and Fruit Dragons. This will at least cut down on the excessive silver/troll gold fodder while giving players the opportunity to pull new and exciting cards. At this point in time, the Late Bloomers and Fruit Dragons are often part of various gift dungeons but the elementals are now currently unobtainable.

This article will review both the Brave 2 and Wisedragon Pantheons along with advice and suggestion on how to use them.

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Rankings

I will be following my S, A, B, C, D ranking scale with +/- as required. I will also incoperate these the next Godfest review charts. The order they appear in is irrelevant as only the difference in tiers should give you a general baseline to go off of.

One last point to keep in mind is that all 10 of these cards will be available at any time unlike Gala exclusives.

Brave 2 & Wisedragons Rankings
S+
S
S-
A+
A    
A-

Brave 2 Pantheon

The Brave 2 series features pretty girls Continue reading Brave 2 and Wisedragon Series Review and Analysis

New Evolutions and Upgrades Review for Version 11.1 – June 7, 2017

Introduction

As part of the Version 11.1 patch (full review can be found HERE), new evolutions and balance changes/buffs are now live for some of your favourite monsters.

This article will highlight the strengths and benefits of each new evolution while providing advice as to which path you should pursue along with providing commentary on all the new changes on each monster

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New evolutions

While most awoken/reincarnated forms tend to be strict upgrades, the ones that were released today are not so clear cut. Granted they do gain either an improved active/enhanced stats/more awakenings/etc, but some of these dramatically change what the card is known for and you should exercise careful planning if you lack duplicates. I will be referring to the official FB post HERE. Continue reading New Evolutions and Upgrades Review for Version 11.1 – June 7, 2017

New Evolutions: Metatrons, Angels 2, and More – May 18, 2017

Introduction

7 new split evolutions have been released overnight that breathe significant new life into some older cards. With this article, I wish to explore how these new evolutions fit in the current meta as well as discussing which path you should pursue.

Cards to receive new evolutions:

  • Rozuel 
  • Ruel 
  • Lumiel 
  • Nephthys 
  • Light Metatron 
  • Dark Metatron 
  • Amaterasu 

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Split evolutions

Split evolution paths tend to push cards into either a more sub or leader oriented role and are Fantastic overall as it allows you to better customize each card to your liking. Sometimes there is an obvious winner, but there may be times that where you wish to retain the older evoluton. This can occur when new split does not warrant enough benefits or they lose a particular typing/sub element.

 Rozuel

Rozuel was a potent fire sub due to her triple TPA, unbindability, recover bind, and God typing. This granted her flexibility as she could perform the role of both a bind clearer and offensive powerhouse when matching a TPA. In addition, the water typing had merits on rainbow teams and her low base cooldown enabled you to inherit an active of your choice over top. Continue reading New Evolutions: Metatrons, Angels 2, and More – May 18, 2017