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The Four Gentlemen Series: A Comparison and Analysis

Introduction

With the release of the Xiu Min Xiu Min, North American players now have a total of ten, 300,000 Monster Point cards to choose from. The first six are relatively well-known and how they fit in the current meta. However, The Four Gentlemen are still relatively new and many players are wondering who is best the best to purchase. As such, I wish to compare and contrast Xiang Mei Xiang Mei, Xin Hua Xin Hua, You Yu You Yu, and Xiu Min Xiu Min. This article will not go into extensive depth of each card and I encourage you to read my previous postings dedicated to each of them if you require team building, latent, and inheritance advice:

Four Gentlemen at a glance

Each of the Four Gentlemen feature a single attribute, mono-typing, a killer awakening, and an incredible scaling multiplier.

Four Gentlemen Stats
Xiang Mei Xiang Mei
Xin Hua Xin Hua

Healer
2,812 HP / 1.903 ATK / 1,001 RCV
995 Total
Skill Boost Skill Boost Time Extend Skill Lock Resist Fire Row 37

Active Skill:
Question Orb  Arrow Heart
1 turn haste
7 turn CD

Leader Skill:
1.5x HP / 2x ATK for Healer type. 3x ATK when 2 heal combo, 4.5x ATK with 3+ heal combos

2.25x HP / 81x ATK Healer types

Balance
4,496 HP / 1.714 ATK / 599 RCV
992 Total
Skill Boost Time Extend Skill Lock Resist Dark row TPA physical killer

Active Skill:
Question Orb  Arrow Dark
Question Orb  Arrow Heart
1 turn haste
7 turn CD

Leader Skill:
1.5x ATK / 1.5x RCV for Balance type. 2.5x ATK when clearing 5 connected heal orbs. Max 7.5x (10+ orbs)

126.56x ATK / 2.25x RCV Balance types

You Yu You Yu
Xiu Min Xiu Min

Attacker
3,655 HP / 2,606 ATK / 325 RCV
995 Total
Skill Boost Skill Boost Time Extend blue + orb blue + orb blue + orb Skill Lock Resist Balance killer

Active Skill:
Question Orb  Arrow Water
1.5x ATK Attacker types
7 turn CD

Leader Skill:
1.5x ATK when matching 2 water combos. Max 2.5x (4 combos). 5x ATK when matching 5 connected orbs with 1 enhanced.
156.25x ATK

Physical
7,011 HP / 1,465 ATK / 0 RCV
994 Total
Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist Time Extend Light Row Light Row Healer Killer

Active Skill:
Question Orb  Arrow Light
1.5x ATK Physical types
10 turn CD

Leader Skill:
1.5x ATK when matching 2+ Light combos. 2x ATK when clearing 5 connected Light orbs, up to 7x at 10
110.25x ATK

Continue reading The Four Gentlemen Series: A Comparison and Analysis

Purple Plum Virtue, Xin Hua – New 300k MP Monster Review and Analysis

Introduction

Xin Hua (XH), or Plum, is the second of the Four Gentlemen series 300k MP monsters to be released and has been met with extreme controversy due to her horribly limited sub pool and and a complete dependency on Skill Inheritance. Xin Hua has less viability than Xiang Mei Xiang Mei due to no health multiplier and an even smaller sub pool. Furthermore, Xin Hua lacks both a dual typing and sub colour which may seem strange; however, this appears to be the trend for the 4 Gentlemen series and you are banking on their leadership potential to compensate.

Xin Hua
Xin Hua
Balance
4,496 HP / 1.714 ATK / 599 RCV
992 Total
Skill Boost Time Extend Skill Lock Resist Dark row TPA physical killer

Active Skill:
Question Orb  Arrow Dark
Question Orb  Arrow Heart
1 turn haste
7 turn CD

Leader Skill:
1.5x ATK / 1.5x RCV for Balance type. 2.5x ATK when clearing 5 connected heal orbs. Max 7.5x (10+ orbs)

126.56x ATK / 2.25x RCV Balance types

Xin Hua Scaling
# heal orbs 5  6 7 8 9 10
Multiplier 14x 27.7x 45.6x 68x 95x 126.56x

Arena 2 Clear

The following video is to showcase Xin Hua’s play style and how she is capable of clearing the challenging Arena 2:

From the video, it becomes apparent that Xin Hua hits incredibly hard but is very reliant on using dupes of herself to ensure a system-like team and a constant stream of heart/dark orbs. Continue reading Purple Plum Virtue, Xin Hua – New 300k MP Monster Review and Analysis

Yomi or Ra Dragon with my first 300k Monster Points?

I have almost completely made my mind up what I should do with my first 300k Monster Points as I was lucky with the 4x GFE rates this past godfest. I am actually very excited and have been researching both Yomi Dragon Yomi Dragon and Ra Dragon Ra Dragon to try and determine who would be the best fit for my box and playstyle. I am only 1 skill up away from hypermaxing Elia Elia and completing my Awoken Sakuya Sakuya team pictured below. It is rare to be able to complete a team in PAD and the satisfaction I will have with the final skill up will be a glorious thing. As such, I wish to expand and branch out to a different team as Sakuya will most likely not have any roster changes any time soon.

Sakuya Dream Team
Tada!

My goal is to develop another end game team who is capable to clearing current content should my Sakuya encounter issues. Both  Yomi Dragon and  Ra Dragon are rated as top tier leads who both have the capacity to clear all the content PAD has to offer and I wish to weigh the pros and cons of using either along with my suitability based on my monster box.

Yomi D stats
Not mine XD

Yomi Dragon Yomi Dragon has a playstyle similiar to Awoken Yomi Awoken Yomi as both leads require you to match 5 connected orbs with at least one being enhanced. Yomi Dragon is vastly superior due to consistency because Awoken Yomi requires 7 combos to reach maximum damage potential. I have an Awoken Yomi team and enjoy the playstyle, but feel constricted by the lack of consistency and low recovery. As such, I am very tempted to purchase Yomi Dragon as it will allow me to develop and learn a new team.

Pros:

  • Unbindable along with bind recovery Recovery Bind awakening
    • This completely removes the need to bring a bind clear sub as Yomi Dragon ‘s active can generate 4 heal orbs and a single row of hearts will remove 6 turns of binds
  • Powerful and synergetic active
  • 2.25x recovery for god type monsters
  • Easy to activate 36x damage with only restriction is having 5 dark orbs
  • Can create teams with numerous haste actives and thus spamming skills
  • 2 time extend Time Extend and 1 Skill Lock Resist awakenings
  • Team building is flexible and only restricts you to using god type dark monsters
  • Less ugly than Ra Dragon Ra Dragon

Cons:

  • Lowish damage? Really would not be an issue when you have 9+ dark orbs so there may be some reliance on actives
  • Kind of ugly and does not fit the Puzzle and Waifus theme

Ra D stats

Ra Dragon Ra Dragon is the king of rainbow leads as he offers an unbelievable 144x  damage to god types when matching red, blue, green, yellow, purple, and heart orbs. Everything will essentially fall over and you will most likely overkill anything when proc-ing your leading skill. Unfortunately, Ra Dragon comes with a high skill cap along with specific and restrictive subs

Pros:

  • 144x damage for a relatively easy to active leader skill (“easy” when compared to other 100x leads)
  • 2.25x recovery along with very high base stats
  • 2 two prong TPA awakenings push your damage even higher
  • Time Extend awakenings to help ensure you match your 6 elements
  • Unbindable

Cons:

  • Lacks a Skill Lock Resist awakening and puts a strain on team building in order to achieve 100% resistance
  • Sub pool is very constricted and relies heavily on having 2 Dark Kalis Dark Kali for constant board refreshes
  • Highest chance of any lead to be orb trolled
  • Even uglier than Yomi Dragon

MP shop

So now the big question is what am I going to purchase? When deciding which MP Dragon to invest in, you should look at your potential sub pool. A leader, no matter how powerful, is going to falter without ideal subs. For myself, I already have a powerful rainbow leader in Awoken Sakuya Sakuya along with 0 Dark Kalis Dark Kali . Therefore, if I were to buy Ra Dragon , I would be missing all of the important subs with the exception of Awoken Isis Isis along with not being able to branch out and experience different team playstyles. As such, I will purchase Yomi Dragon because I have a stronger sub pool along with wanting to experience a new type of team and gameplay.

Purchasing Yomi D
Here we go!
My Yomi D
Ahhhh *screaming in Japanese*

Okay, that gave me quite the adrenaline rush! My first MP dragon and I now have a new project to work on. It will mostly be trying to 297 everything I can and here are some tentative teams I may try to run. I am open to team building feedback as my experience here is more limited when deciding on ideal subs.

Dark Box
Any input is greatly appreciated!
Yomi D 1
Z8 isnt a god, but is max skilled
Yomi D 2
25 percent gravity may be useful?
Yomi D 3
Shield and board refresh all day
Yomi D 4
Too many orb changers?
Yomi D 5
Haste all day?