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GungHo Collab Review & Analysis

Introduction

The GungHo Collab is making a return appearance in a special 7-stone Machine that only features 6 or 7-star cards. This is a surprising turn of events as the original GH Collab featured lackluster 5-stars that clogged up the machine.

In fact, there is a 29.5% chance of rolling one of the 7-star cards with some of them being incredibly powerful. Unfortunately, the rolling pool is heavily bloated which means it will be difficult to snipe any one specific card. On the bright side, any 7-star card will require 5 trade fodder which includes 6-star GFE.

This article will outline the strengths and weaknesses of the GungHo cards to give players an idea of what each card has to offer and whether or not it is worth their Magic Stones.

Video commentary

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Overview

GungHo Collab REM Pros & Cons – September 20, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • 7 Magic Stones per roll
    • Monster Exchange uses five 6-star GFE
  • 29.5% chance to roll any 7-star card
    • Most have strong value
  • Will return on a regular basis
    • Cards should be routinely buffed etc.
  • Massive rolling pool
    • Harder to acquire one specific card
GungHo Collab Lineup
 7 Star base
 6 Star base
GungHo Collab Rankings – May 29, 2019
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show highest evolution available which may or may not be their strongest form

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them.

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What Makes a Good Leader in Puzzle and Dragons? June 2019

Introduction

One of the most popular questions I see floating around the PAD community is “what makes a good leader?” or “is this a strong leader?” Now both of these questions are heavily loaded as the answer generally depends on your subs. A leader, no matter how powerful, is heavily reliant on your team composition, inherits, and individual monster investment. Furthermore, what qualifies as a strong leader will change over time as new content is released.

There are many tier lists available that rank leaders based on various criteria, but they always assume the perfect team (regardless of how rare or hard to pull those monsters are). They also look at how consistent a leader performs in a variety of end game content instead of a single dungeon.

As such, tier lists should be taken with a grain of salt and be used as a starting base to determine if a leader has potential. You should then look up team building guides to see if you have ideal subs in order to successfully run that team.

The purpose of this article will be to further explore what merits a strong leader, what to look for in your monster box, and why consistency is invaluable when playing through harder content.

Being told something good is one thing, but understanding why is more important. You can read this article while thinking of your favourite leader to better understand why they are effective or ineffective.

I wrote a similar article to this in January 2017 but feel the meta has changed/shifted sufficiently to revisit this topic. The main reason is because of how much easier it is to FUA /SFUA and VDP at the same time as this is invaluable for end game content.

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Factors that make a leader strong

Forewarning

The tier lists tend to not take player skill into consideration; however, you need to assess your own skill level as you need to be able to actually activate your leader skill on a consistent basis. A prime example of this was when Anubis was floating around on some lists. In theory, this works as his multiplier was at the time the highest available. Unfortunately, very few people could actually activate him on a consistent basis and was misleading to say the least.

In addition to ignoring player skill, tier lists assume the perfect team as that is the most fair way to compare various leaders. However, many of these teams require exotic subs (and inherits) that most players do not own and this will inevitably lead to a less than stellar performance. Continue reading What Makes a Good Leader in Puzzle and Dragons? June 2019

Arena 5 Farming with Dark Karin

Introduction

The GungHo Collab Super Godfest has blessed me with Dark Karin who has quickly become my favourite leader for farming Arena 5. This is because she combines ease of activation, high and consistent damage, along with flexible team building options that can cover all the required mechanics.

This article will be solely focusing on Dark Karin’s ability to clear Arena 5 and will look at mechanics/counters are required, her strengths and weaknesses, and team building compositions.

As with any leader, the team used should be customized to the dungeon at hand and this article will be solely focusing on Arena 5.

Video commentary

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Sample clear

This clear was done right after rolling her and is essentially the same I plan to use moving forward.

Arena 5 mechanics

Arena 5 is often considered the best Arena to farm due to the fact that it provides a hefty amount of Rank experience, two Killer latents (Dragon, Devil, etc.), and a singly Py. Furthermore, the difficulty level has become significantly easier over time due to the introduction of spicier leaders and more options to counter the various mechanics. Continue reading Arena 5 Farming with Dark Karin

GungHo Collab Godfest Featuring Dark Evolutions Review & Analysis – May 2019

Introduction

The GungHo Collab is finally making a return to North America after several months. Following the trend in January, the 6 and 7-star cards will be available during a Super Godfest. What makes this Godfest more exciting is the debut of the Dark evolutions which grant significantly more power to four of the 7* GungHo cards.

Due to the Super Godfest, the total chance of acquiring something of value is higher, but each roll will cost 10 Magic Stones. Thankfully, all cards come out +297, max Awoken, and max Level along with the rolling rates being around 33% to acquire a 6/7* GFE or 7* GungHo Collab card.

This article will outline the strengths and weaknesses of the GungHo cards to give players an idea of what each card has to offer and whether or not it is worth their Magic Stones.

Video commentary

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Overview

GungHo Collab Super Godfest Pros & Cons – May 29, 2019
Pros
Cons
  • Super Godfest
    • Around 33% for GFE/Top rarity card
  • All rolls come with lucrative benefits
    • +297
    • Max Awoken
    • Max level
  • New Dark evolutions
  • Skill leveling dungeon is available
    • Note that Dark evos have a different active
  • 7* GFE should have a 1.5% roll chance
  • Strong chance no 5* GH Collab cards
  • 10 Magic Stones per pull
  • No Monster Exchange available
  • Mostly older 5* Pantheon cards as filler
GungHo Collab Lineup
 7 Star base  
 6 Star base
 5 Star base
GungHo Collab Rankings – May 29, 2019
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A  
B    
C     
D  

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Regardless of card’s ranking, you should always keep it if it is your very first time acquiring them.

Continue reading GungHo Collab Godfest Featuring Dark Evolutions Review & Analysis – May 2019