Hello and welcome to the first entry into my Descend Guides!
Descends are the most challenging dungeons ins PAD and they offer a wide variety of mechanics to puzzle your way around =)
What my goal with my future guides is to provide commentary on all the floors as well as the tips and strategies to employ in order to circumnavigate the most dangerous of foes. I will try to include as many screenshots as possible along with following my own template as set out here: Continue reading The Guide to my Descend Guides!!→
I am Mantastic & Fantastic and have been playing PAD for over two years and currently play two different accounts (rank 470 & 376 at time of posting) and very iap light. PAD is currently my most played game with only WoW attempting to compete (only 3 raids a week).
Mantastic is my main account and I never knew about rerolling and started with countless 3 & 4 star things and sorting by CHR looks quite distressing and would have looked worse if i had not fed away numerous plus egg mistakes. Continue reading Hello Everyone!→
Also known as Crimson, Lotus Mistress, Echidna, she is one of the first valuable farmable monsters a new account can acquire and was actually my third hyper maxed monster. I have had great success using her on my Kirin (Sakuya) team for nearly two years. Her lower stat weight along with poor awakenings paired with new descends being anti-delayed have pushed her more out of the top meta teams, but her delay is still invaluable. Her lower exp curve combined with very accessible evolution materials and exceptionally high recovery makes her a boon to a newer account.
So what is the point in actually delaying a boss for three turns? Well in those three turns, you cannot die! You can use it as a way to restall for other actives, take your time in killing the boss by avoiding kill mechanics at low hp, or to even wait out nasty bind situations. In short, Echidna allows you to by pass one floor you normally would have died to. Naturally she shines on rainbow teams that require a red sub or mono red teams to take fullest advantage of what she brings to the table; however, she can be used as a free pass to other teams. Provided you can take the relative loss of a sub slot, Echidna can still excel for almost all of the content. Do not be afraid to use her on a non-boss floor to save actives for a boss that does have a status void shield.
Now that you are all excited about getting your hands on one of these beauties, where is the best place to farm them? You could try to spam normal dungeons for the 2% drop chance or pray to the Pal Egg Machine Gods for one. BUT, she has her own survey dungeon and to make it even better, she can spawn on the first four floor as well as a guaranteed appearance on the boss. Scarlet Snake Princess has four different difficulties and of course higher difficulty yields better drop rate. It is best to play during an enhanced drop period and she drops in her three star form, Naga. These can be fed into any evolution form of Echidna as a skill up attempt so there is no extra investment required.
Overall, Echidna is still a fantastic card to have in your pocket for even the toughest of content! I hope this does help and would love any feedback you may have =)
Many people have been asking what direction to take / what to do as a new player so I will list a relative guide as what you should strive to aim for. Keep in mind that you are clearing content in days it took me weeks/months to reach so things may feel fast forwarded and frustrating at times.