Category Archives: Ranking Dungeons

Midsummer Week’s Tournament- Zeus Verse Strategies

Introduction

The Midsummer Week’s Ranking Dungeon has arrived in North America and features an exciting 12 floors. This basically screams out Zeus Verse time! For the most part, this will be the most accessible leader for the average player due to the fact that he is farmable while also having no team building restrictions. The only major drawback is that players must remain at full health.

While there are other builds available, they require more rare/hard to build compositions along with some relying on the No Skyfall badge. As such, I will be focusing on the most common choice: Zeus Verse (I also cannot make any of those teams so anything written about them is from observation, not actual experience).

118,500 clear

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Score breakdown

In Ranking Dungeons, players are scored based on the following:

  • Each Combo is worth 5,000 points
  • Each second remaining is worth 500 points
  • Hitting 40 Million damage is 10,000 points
  • Each active used to kill a floor (no combo made) is -5,000 points

Continue reading Midsummer Week’s Tournament- Zeus Verse Strategies

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4th REMDra Fever – 7×6 Event Strategies

Introduction

The REMDra Fever part 4 continues the trend of these special Ranking Dungeons for North American players. These events can allow players to achieve a Crown by simply hitting the cap of 999,999 points along with lucrative rewards along the way. With that being said, it will take numerous runs to achieve but will be faster this time around due to the 7×6 board but one can still augment their scores by following the strategies outlined in this article.

With that being said, the dungeon is profitable to run over and over again as it only costs 30 stamina and offers valuable drops. Furthermore, any number of players can achieve a Crown and is not only given to the first X number of players to hit 999,999.

This article will explain the rules for REMDra Fever and how to maximize your score potential.

4th REMDra Fever Event: 7/26 (Fri) 12am ~ 7/28 (Sun) 11:59pm (UTC-8)

Video commentary/clear

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Scoring system

The REMDra Fever Ranking Tournament values players in significantly different ways and we must alter our play style accordingly. Continue reading 4th REMDra Fever – 7×6 Event Strategies

3rd REMDra Fever – No Dark Event Strategies

Introduction

The REMDra Fever “Ranking” Dungeon returns to North America and diverts from the traditional Ranking Dungeon format as rewards are achieved via a cumulative score. As such, players can grind for a Crown by simply hitting the cap of 999,999 points. With that being said, it will take numerous runs to achieve but there are ways to bolster your score to save time, stamina, and mental sanity.

With that being said, the dungeon is quite lucrative to run over and over again as it only costs 30 stamina and offers valuable drops. Furthermore, any number of players can achieve a Crown and is not only given to the first X number of players to hit 999,999. Furthermore, no Dark orbs will be present which will inflate our combo count and hasten our journey to 999,999 points.

This article will explain how the new rules for REMDra Fever and how to maximize your score potential.

3rd REMDra Fever Event: 7/22 (Mon) 12pm ~ 7/25 (Thu) 11:59pm (UTC-8)

4th REMDra Fever Event: 7/26 (Fri) 12am ~ 7/28 (Sun) 11:59pm (UTC-8)

Video commentary/clear

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New scoring system

The REMDra Fever Ranking Tournament values players in significantly different ways and we must alter our play style accordingly. Continue reading 3rd REMDra Fever – No Dark Event Strategies

Ideal Ranking Tournament Strategies

Introduction

Ranking Dungeons will return to North America this Monday with the Fixed Leaders, Ideal Tournament. This tournament will force players to use Light Ideal as a leader but can bring any sub.

This gives the illusion of a Fixed Team, but heavily favours those who have deep Monster Boxes as it places a heavy emphasis on Skill Boosts to have Fujin ready in time.

To compensate for this, the dungeon is only 5 floors long which means Combos are heavily rewarded which means a lucky Skyfall will result in a significantly higher score.

On the bright side, the cutoff for a Crown is 7%.

Just be aware that the Forced Colour Skyfall + Orb Refresh Strategy no longer works for this Ranking. Due to this, our cutoff will be lower compared to JP to the point where it may be challenging to predict the final value.

Video commentary

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155,552 Clear with no FUA


Score breakdown

In Ranking Dungeons, players are scored based on the following:

  • Each Combo is worth 5,000 points
  • Each second remaining is worth 500 points
  • Hitting 40 Million damage is 10,000 points
  • Each active used to kill a floor (no combo made) is -5,000 points

Continue reading Ideal Ranking Tournament Strategies

REMDra Fever Ranking Dungeon Strategies [Round 2 7×6]

Introduction

Do you still have REMDra Fever? Eager to grind away for another two days for a second Crown?  Then you are in luck as Part 2, 7×6 has just begun!

The REMDra Fever Ranking Dungeon is completely different compared to previous Ranking tournaments because Crowns are not just awarded to the top X% of players. Instead, we receive a score for every successful clear of the REMDra Fever Ranking Dungeon and this will be added to all other clears. This cumulative total will then be used to determine our rewards but the most important aspect is players will secure a Crown if they hit 999,999 points. This Crown is guaranteed regardless of how much of the player base achieves this score.

This concept of a “free” Crown sounds almost too good to be true and it somewhat is. We only have a very limited amount of time to play these dungeons and if you are busy for those few days, you will be out of luck. Furthermore, the 999,999 score cap will be difficult/impossible to achieve without ranking up or refilling stamina.

[1st REMDra Duration]: 4/11 (Thu), 12:00 AM – 4/12 (Fri), 11:59 PM (UTC-8)
[2nd REMDra Duration]: 4/13 (Sat), 12:00 AM – 4/14 (Sun), 11:59 PM (UTC-8)

This article will explain how the new rules for REMDra Fever work and how to maximize your score potential.

As a side note, Part 2 will be faster due to the 7×6 aspect as it will yield higher average scores per run. Furthermore, players may wish to farm the dungeon for the lucrative rewards and there is a swipe build available to hasten this process.

If you are interested in some 7×6 solving strategies, check out my previous article HERE.

Video commentary/clear

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Swipe Faming


New scoring system

The REMDra Fever Ranking Tournament values players in significantly different ways and we must alter our play style accordingly. Continue reading REMDra Fever Ranking Dungeon Strategies [Round 2 7×6]

PAD Special Event Tournament Strategies

Introduction

Today marks the first day of the PAD Special Event Tournament and gives an interesting twist on team building as our Leaders are fixed but subs, inherits, and solo mode badge are up to the player. This gives some degree of freedom but will constrict scores due to the No Skyfall clause.

Any Ranking Dungeon with No Skyfalls will have a high density of scores near each cutoff as we are somewhat capped on how high our score can go. As such, even improving by 2 seconds (1,000 points) can result in a sizable difference in scores.

This article will outline the strategies I used for this Ranking Dungeon in hopes of improving your final score.

Video clear – 129,708


Score breakdown

In Ranking Dungeons, players are scored based on the following:

  • Each average Combo is worth 5,000 points
  • Each second remaining is worth 500 points
  • Hitting 40 Million damage is 10,000 points
  • Each active used to kill a floor (no combo made) is -5,000 points
  • Matching Bonuses
    • Activate specific awakenings to trigger varying bonus points
      • Some tournaments will increase the point value for certain awakenings

Continue reading PAD Special Event Tournament Strategies

PAD Special Event Tournament 3 Strategies

Introduction

The PAD Special Event Tournament is in full swing and gives players the chance at acquiring a Crown for the top 7%. For the most part, this is a generous range to acquire the primary cosmetic feature in Puzzle and Dragons. Unfortunately, the heavily weighted Matching Bonuses combined with certain teams being vastly superior may feel frustrating for the average player.

This article will explain my though process and team building for scoring well in the PAD Special Event Tournament.

184,506 run

My best recorded run but has room for improvement

Rows are king

The PAD Special Event Tournament features Matching Bonus (additional points for matching specific patterns) with all Rows boosted to 10x their regular value. As a result, any Row matched will yield +2,000 Points and makes it the only real viable strategy. Continue reading PAD Special Event Tournament 3 Strategies