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[Review] Cotton & Ney Buffs, New Ryune & Sylvie Evo, and More

Introduction

Last night, GungHo NA dropped a large update to existing characters that include huge buffs to all the Neys  and Cottons  along with Mega Awoken Evolutions for Ryune  and Sylvie .

These changes give players the opportunity to further their progression as Cotton has now become an incredible powerhouse while Ryune can act as an end game leader that is somewhat similar to Beach Barbara & Julie .

In addition to this, GungHo NA also announced that all players will receive 1 special pull at an NA-exclusive machine where one of the five 7* GFE (aka Witches     ) will come out!

All of these changes/announcements are making PAD incredibly exciting and November promises to be the best month to date. If you wish to read more about the upcoming November event including the free 100 Magic Stones, please refer to my previous article HERE.

Official notes on all the buffs and evolutions can be found on GungHo NA’s Facebook HERE.

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Voice awakenings

The Voice  awakenings grant certain cards the ability to have a voice line when using their active skill in a dungeon. While this is a cosmetic effect, some players may feel upset that it takes up an awakening slot. Thankfully, it does not actually take away from the monster’s original power as GungHo has condensed either Skill Boost Skill Boost, Time Extend Time Extend, or double 50% bind Immunity Bind Immune into their stronger form   . Continue reading [Review] Cotton & Ney Buffs, New Ryune & Sylvie Evo, and More

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Team Building for Yusuke

Introduction

Yusuke  is the newest craze to come to NA Puzzle and Dragons as he is one of the best leaders in the game along with being an amazingly powerful sub. Furthermore, he will be one of the most widely available cards due to the fact that he is available to trade in for via the Monster Exchange System (can read more about that HERE).

These factors have led us into a throwback to Dark Athena 3193 era as a large chunk of player’s friend list may now be populated by Yusuke.

This article will summarize my thoughts and rationale for building a Yusuke team; however, team building is more about countering the dungeon mechanics and somewhat removes the notion of “perfect set ups.” As such, I find it best to understand how each sub functions as well as Yusuke’s strengths and weaknesses.

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Sample gameplay

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 Yusuke at a glance

HP: 4,035
ATK:
 1,820
RCV: 410

Active: Reduces cooldown of other skills by 1 turn. Removes lock status on orbs. Change all orbs to Water & Light orbs (13 turn CD)

Leader Skill: Light attribute cards HP x1.5, ATK x1.5, RCV x1.5. All attribute cards ATK x4 when reaching 7 combos or above. All attribute cards ATK x2.5 when reaching Light & Water combos

Awakenings: Bind Immune Bind Immune Skill Boost Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist Time Extend 45 45  Continue reading Team Building for Yusuke

Team Building for Blue Sonia

Introduction

Blue Sonia  is the first of what is presumed to be Mega Awoken evolutions for 6-star Godfest Exclusives (GFE). While most meta leaders tend to recycle the same pool of subs, Blue Sonia utlizes a completely different set of cards along with a interesting twist on Tank-oriented teams.

This article will summarize my thoughts and rationale for building a Blue Sonia team. However, team building is more about countering the dungeon mechanics and somewhat removes the notion of “perfect set ups.” As such, I find it best to understand how each sub functions as well as Blue Sonia’s strengths and weaknesses.

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 Blue Sonia at a glance

HP: 7,080
ATK:
1,959
RCV: 0

Active: Bind Recovery for 3 turns. Removes lock status on orbs. Change all orbs to Water & Dark orbs (15 turn CD)

Leader Skill: Dragon type cards HP x1.5, ATK x1.5, RCV x1.5. Increases time limit of orb movement by 2 seconds. All attribute cards ATK x5, 25% all damage reduction when attacking with Water and Dark combos at the same time

Awakenings: Bind Immune Bind Immune Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost Skill Boost 45 45   Continue reading Team Building for Blue Sonia

Amen, Mut, & Khonsu Review and Analysis – New 750,000 MP Cards

Introduction

Three new and somewhat exciting cards have been added into the Monster Point shop: Amen , Mut , and Khonsu . All three of them will cost 750,000 Monster Points and will be a sizable investment for the average player. As such, it is wise to make sure you can actually benefit from them and avoid buyer’s remorse. However, all 3 will have a unique Weapon Assist evolution which enables them to contribute awakenings if assisted.

With that being said, GungHo NA will be announcing the winner of the MP Shop Survey will be revealed on Friday, April 20th during their official Twitch stream. The winner will cost 1,000,000 Monster Points and will only be available for a limited time. Thus, it may be best to wait until you see what the winner is as it may influence your purchasing decision.

This article will summarize Amen, Mut, and Khonsu’s viability and how you can make the most out of their presence.

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750,000 MP

750,000 Monster Points is still a large amount despite the fact that we have been given large amounts of the past year. As such, many players will only be able to purchase a single card and you wish to gain as much value from this card as possible.

Assist Evolutions

All three of the new cards are able to Continue reading Amen, Mut, & Khonsu Review and Analysis – New 750,000 MP Cards

Celtic Series Overview

Introduction

The Celtic Series is the newest Pantheon to be added into the Rare Egg Machine. This means they will be rotated throughout the REM but will be Highlighted upon their initial debut until the next Godfest.

With the Rare Egg Machine Renewal, all Pantheon cards, former 5* GFE, and miscellaneous junk will rotate on a regular basis but will Highlight specific cards during non-Godfest events. However, the Celtic Series are all 6* base cards which means they will have middling rolling rates during Godfests as they will lose their Highlighted status.

Despite boasting 1.4% rolling rates right now, it is not worth pursuing them at this point in time and it will be better to wait for a Godfest to have the chance of acquiring 6* GFE alongside of the Celtic Series.

Unlike some 6* Pantheon cards, the Celtic Series do not possess an Awoken Evolution and retain their active skill. Thus, it is advantageous to evolve them.

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Celtic Series overview

 Brigid

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Greco-Roman 3 Review

Introduction

The Greco-Roman 3 series is a new Pantheon consisting of 6-star base cards. This means they will harder to roll than other Pantheon cards but are compensated by powerful actives and awakenings.

While the series has 5 different cards, you essentially have 10 different monsters as the active skill dramatically changes from base to Awoken form.

This article will summerize my thoughts on the series as well as provide advice as how to maximize their performance.

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Two distinct forms

The Greco-Roman 3 Pantheon is similar to the Samurai 2 in that their base and Awoken form dramatically changes their usage.

Base form     

The base form of the Greco-Roman 3 Pantheon all possess a 4-elemental board changer (that makes hearts) along with 1 turn of colour absorb void. This means you are able to bypass encounters like Noah Dragon a bit more more easily as you can void/ignore the colour absorption mechanic. Continue reading Greco-Roman 3 Review

Red Myr and Light Hera Dragon Review

Introduction

Red Myr  and Light Hera Dragon  have both been released in the Monster Point shop for 750,000 MP. This places them in Dark Athena 3193 territory and are 2.5x more expensive than the regular MP cards. As a result, players are wondering if either of these two new cards are worth their price tag and what factors should be taken into consideration when making a purchase.

This article will summarize my thoughts on these two new monsters along with how I approach purchasing a MP card.

On a side note, I have successfully moved into MOMtastic’s home and content should begin to roll out once again on a regular basis.

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How I value MP cards

Before I even look at Red Myr and Light Hera Dragon, I want to establish my internal checklist for evaluating a MP card’s worth and this will greatly influence my opinions on whether or not to pursue a purchase.

When thinking of a purchase, I ask myself the following questions: Continue reading Red Myr and Light Hera Dragon Review