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PAD Halloween 2021 Highlights

Happy Halloween PAD fam! The PAD Halloween Egg Machine continues the 2021 trend post-DBDC of giving all the PAD originals/seasonals a plethora of assist equips (This time lollipops!).

Firstly, we’ll cover a full review of the machine thanks to Mantastic PAD that covers the 2021 run. Next we have excerpts from DarkDarkRai reviewing meta relevance for the brand new Halloween Inahime, Halloween Chakeol and Reincarnated Halloween Cotton. Finally, we have content from Randall_KTO: HDurga Last Year vs HDurga This Year!

Mantastic PAD Review

DarkDarkRai Highlights

[7956] Masquerade Vampire Princess, Inahime

[7956] Masquerade Vampire Princess, Inahime

The never ending crusade to push orb-skin cards power level continues here, though perhaps not to the extent of the more notable Belial. While Halloween Chakeol is no doubt the best card from this machine now, I feel I should mention Halloween Inahime first, because this will either convince you to spend 20$, or skip purchasing this bundle, without reading farther. 

Her main use as a sub is going to be for [7772] Blazearm Scarlet Conqueror, Sea Wolf, but her primary use will likely be as a sub in the long term. Though she has not been out long enough to have her best-use cases tested, she has still seen quite a large amount of use, especially for Sea Wolf. 

Delays and skill-boosts increase in use with each new absolutely game shattering double transform lead that gets released. Most of the best delays up until this point for red have been tied to an equip, such as Glavenous Helldnova, Red Shelling Ford and CROWS1 ([7421] JPN-Only). However, this is the first time that red has received a late game viable card with a delay active that is not an equip since Duval from Sacred Relic Dragon Saga. Not only is this card late game viable in its non-equip form, but it also has a dark sub-attribute which is the one color that Red teams desperately needs in NA at this current moment, due to lack of JPN-Only Magneto. 

Halloween Inahime’s main drawback is that outside of Sea Wolf (who uses 7cs to boost team damage), her damage is lackluster. 3 7C awakenings for an 8x multiplier often does not make the cut in today’s current late game meta. If you tack her extra VDP SA on to that then she reaches a 20x personal multiplier which is still only modest. She will struggle to hit damage cap with leaders other than those similar to Sea Wolf.  

Aside from her delay she does have a couple other great draws. A cross awakening (or 2 with SA) for blind skyfall mitigation since end game throws it at you left and right. 100% poison resist is also in her kit.

The cards Inahime is most likely to replace are other low cooldown cards that can hold delay active equips. Your most likely candidate for a dark attribute card, that has a low cooldown active skill, and can hold your equips? GungHo Belial. What does GungHo Belial have? A Super Poison Resist Awakening. So not only does Inahime help you cover the same attributes as the ever notorious Belial, but she effectively serves the same purpose that Belial would in the early game, while also providing better damage, and the potential for a DDC (double-damage cap) latent on Sea Wolf.

Example Team Making Use of H.Inahime

This team offers absolutely massive damage with a ton of 7c stacking for Sea Wolf’s active skill, all the cards available to be Damage Cap broken, full coverage, and amazing utility with the addition of Inahime. 

[7954] Masquerade Witch, Chakeol

[7954] Masquerade Witch, Chakeol

Halloween Chakeol is the true queen of this collab. Is she ever a doozy: a system-able 35% shield active, strong awakenings and the ability to also be used as a leader and sub. Her optimal home is currently as a sub for Yuji/Mahito teams. Sadly, her usefulness in NA is somewhat diminished due to lacking Darth Vader, who loads up the dark takoyaki/ACE awakenings that Chakeol desperately wants as a leader. He also provides an extremely low cooldown VDP active on a dark sub, which NA does not have as of now. Her optimal pair as a lead is Baran (7697) from Dragon Quest collab which is also currently JPN-Only. 

Her base form offers an amazing suite of awakenings for dark teams, boasting the valuable double 10c awakenings without SA, Tape Resist and 2 dark takoyakis/ACEs. Not to mention the great utility offered via 100% blind resist SA, meaning you can have 2 statuses covered with one slot. One issue with her kit is the lack of VDP.

Example Team Making Use of H.Chakeol

This team presents what I believe to be the most relevant use for Halloween Chakeol. If NA had Dragon Quest collab or Star Wars collab this team would look much different. Due to the lack of these cards I do not think Halloween Chakeol has much real use in Shura 3, and her use is mostly restricted to MD1 and future-proofing your monster box.

[7960] Cheerful Toy Dragon Caller, Cotton

[7960] Cheerful Toy Dragon Caller, Cotton

Finally we come to what I most recommend trading for in this event, Halloween Cotton. Her new reincarnated evolution packs a powerful punch with the upcoming Godfest Exclusive, Daytona. Boasting a huge personal multiplier with 6 TPAs, and a 10c, she is almost unparalleled when it comes to damage on Daytonas TPA reliant teams. She also has the option to Super Awaken any of the 3 main resists (Poison, Blind or Jammer), giving you the ability to cover any resist you may have missed in the rest of your team building. 

She also has a strong active, giving you a tri-color board of Light, Dark and Heals, and unlocking the board at the same time. More importantly, she gives you the VDP (pierce damage void) active that Daytona desperately needs, allowing you to make optimal TPA boards capping your entire teams damage. This active is so good in fact that there are even instances where multiple Cotton on your Daytona team is very viable.

Daytona/Daytona Double H.Cotton build – Credit to Randall_KTO

Randall_KTO’s Halloween Durga Template: 2020 vs 2021

Final feature is for Randall_KTO who has abused Halloween Durga’s passive 50% shield and systemable 35% active shield.

[6622] Masquerade Dancer, Durga

Original 2020 ASR1 Team post on Reddit: Durga the Immortal

HDurga 2020 for ASR1 by Randall_KTO

Maybe catch him on stream in action: Randall_KTO on Twitch

8th Anniversary Festival! Survey Reward Egg Machine


The votes have been tabulated and the winners have been announced for the 8th Anniversary Festival! Survey Reward Egg Machine.

This is a special one-time gift pull where players will be awarded one of the five most voted Pantheon cards for free. I always love free stuff but sadly, this event does not feature a separate Egg Machine to continue pulling from this event and you will have to hope you pull the card you actually want from your one free pull.

On the other hand, all of the featured cards are highly relevant for a variety of teams and I wish to highlight each of their uses.

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Winners & Commentary

If you find yourself with multiple copies of any of these cards, one possible use can be having several copies with different Latents as we cannot easily change/swap them between a single card.

For example, if you owned only 1 Diaochan , you may want to have one of them using a Poison Surge and the other with Jammer Surge depending on the dungeon at hand. Continue reading 8th Anniversary Festival! Survey Reward Egg Machine

[PSA] 80 Free Magic Stones, Pantheon Survey, & Watch Ads for Box Space


Puzzle and Dragons can often be an overwhelming game due to the sheer volume of content that can be found within the game along with continuously rotating events.

In fact, there is a strong likelihood that some aspects of events or updates may be overlooked/forgotten and I would like to take the time to share three notable things that are going on in PAD right now.

In this article you will find out how to acquire 80 Magic Stones, voting within a Pantheon Survey for a special REM, and how to watch Ads for additional Monster Box space.

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80 Magic Stones

I love Magic Stones. You probably also love Magic Stones. Getting 80 for free is fantastic but it is hidden away in the Achievements tab: Continue reading [PSA] 80 Free Magic Stones, Pantheon Survey, & Watch Ads for Box Space

September 9 New Evolutions


One of the best aspects of PAD is having older cards receive new evolutions or meaningful buffs to help them stay abreast with newer options.

While it is impossible to have everything be truly viable along with the innate power disparity compared to Pantheons versus top rarity Collab cards, many of the cards featured in this latest update can bring additional depth and options to a given Monster Box.

This article will high light the strengths and weaknesses for the new Evolutions found within this update.

Official GHNA post can be found HERE.

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New Evolutions


  • 99 turn Dark Skyfall buff
  • Exceptional personal damage against Attackers
  • Not many Attackers to kill
  • LS is too orb hungry/impractical

Continue reading September 9 New Evolutions

Monster Bootcamp Part 1Godfest Review and Analysis

Godfest basics

When making the decision to roll or save your magic stones, you need to determine if the featured pantheons can benefit or complement your teams. Chasing for one specific monster is unwise as you will most likely be disappointed and should ideally have Godfests that overlap with many target cards. Remember all monsters that come out of the REM will qualify for Skill Inheritance so do not be too hasty when selling dupes. For a more detailed team building help, please refer to my Popular Leader’s and their Full Sub List Post which is in the process of being updated. Lastly, to find more information about a specific pantheon or monster, refer to my Master List to better refine your search. If you are considering to purchase any of the Monster Point cards, please refer to my updated Tier List for help and advice.

I also encourage you to visit my discord Discord server as it is full of knowledgeable and friendly people.


The Monster Bootcamp Part 1 Godfest features the first 6x rates for Pantheons and GFE along with actually featuring powerful cards overall.

Furthermore, each roll will yield +50 to a random stat as well as appearing at level 50.

In addition, Day 1 will feature a complimentary Tamadra with each roll (hooray?) while Day 2 will coincide with the Wisedragons and Heroic Warriors Carnival. This Carnival will feature 2x rates for the following cards:

  Heroic Warriors

  Wise Dragons (5x burst for respective colour)

Regardless, the collateral perks on either day are slim to say the least and all the focus will be on the truly exciting Pantheon and GFE line up.

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–video coming soon–

Rolls at a glance

Monster Bootcamp Part 1 Godfest

_Day 1
A Cao Cao    A Lu Bu

2997  3414 3416   Eschamali Scheat Australis
  3390 3391 3392 Kali Dark Kali
Sherias Roots Sherias 3372 3371 Gremory Ronove 2991 2993

Day 2

3268 Gadius Cross Typhon Ryune Saria Sylvie Ult Zuoh 3236 3414
3416  Ult Tsubaki Ult Sumire Ult Kaede 3233  
    Fenrir Fenrir Viz  

Ranking the cards – Pantheons & GFE

These rankings I assign cards are my own and take into consideration the card’s value as a leader, sub, inherit, and possibly any niche role they fulfill. In order to rank in the highest tier, the card has to excel in their respective role and cannot feasibly be replaced by anyone else. This can also be thought of as a Best in Slot card and tends to have applications on the top tier teams.

Despite my best to remain neutral, there is always the potential for bias and you need to be able to examine a card and determine if it can benefit your unique Monster Box and situation. Continue reading Monster Bootcamp Part 1Godfest Review and Analysis