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8th Anniversary Festival! Survey Reward Egg Machine

Introduction

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

5 Magic Stone Thanksgiving Godfest + Yurisha Debut Nov. 13 – 15

Introduction

Friday marks the start of a special 5-Magic Stone Godfest where players will have a 20% chance of rolling any Godfest Exclusive and 80% chance for a Pantheon card.

While these are lower rates when directly compared to a Super Godfests, one must remember that Super Godfests have double the Magic Stone cost and a 33% chance for a GFE.

This means players can enjoy 2 rolls for the same price with a 20% chance of hitting a GFE each time. Furthermore, newer players will be able to acquire more Pantheon cards with greater ease as many of them will still be meaningful to their Monster Box’s development.

With that being said, this Godfest features less collateral benefits compared to Super Godfests as all rolls only come with 55 Pluses along with the Pantheon cards being less Evolved.

For a brand new player, this may be a slight turn off as it was possible to potentially roll a ready-made team from Super Godfests. On the other hand, Pluses and Evolution materials will be plentiful at some point and the Magic Stone discount is always meaningful.

Finally, this Godfest will also feature the debut of the brand new Godfest Exclusive, Yurisha .

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Rolling line up

7* GFE (1% each, 6% total)
   
7* GFE (0.5% each, 4% total)
6* GFE (1% each, 6% total)
Blodin
6* GFE (0.5% each, 4% total)
3268 Scheat Eschamali
Pantheon cards (1.45% each, 79.75% total)

Yurisha


Continue reading 5 Magic Stone Thanksgiving Godfest + Yurisha Debut Nov. 13 – 15

King of Fighters Review and Analysis – November 2020

Introduction

The King of Fighters Collab returns to North America after a prolong absence. This means that all cards have received various buffs along with new evolutions.

In fact, each card has at least 3 different forms they can pursue which does give more flexibility to a given card. Sadly, none feature Weapon Assists along with painfully low Weighted Stats at the 5-star rarity which comprises 82.5% of the rolling pool.

While this does mean that players have a much higher chance at a top rarity card compared to most other Collabs, the bottom rarity does not offer much to even a modestly developed Monster Box. As such, if you are truly interested in any of the top rarity cards, it would be best to utilize the Monster Exchange system.

Regardless of this, this article will outline the pros and cons for each card to give players a better understanding of what to expect in the King of Fighters Collab Rare Egg Machine.

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—video coming Monday—

Overview

King of Fighters Collab REM Pros & Cons – November 2020
Pros
Cons
  • 17.5% chance for any 6-star card
  • Each card has 3+ evolutions
    • Grants more flexibility
  • 5 Magic Stones to roll
  • Big rolling pool
    • Harder to roll dupes
  • 5-star cards are lackluster
    • None bring any true value to modestly developed Boxes
    • Comprise 82.5% of the rolling pool
  • No Weapon Assists
  • Poor event to roll in
    • Best to just Monster Exchange
King of Fighters Collab REM Rarities
6-Star Base
(17.5% total)

5-Star Base
(82.5% total)

King of Fighters Collab REM – November 2020
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show Base form

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

Continue reading King of Fighters Review and Analysis – November 2020

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

Introduction

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

10 Magic Stone Seasonal Super Godfest Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Introduction

Today marks the debut of an exciting Seasonal Super Godfest that features both Academy Valeria and the highly coveted Valentine’s Ideal .

What makes Seasonal Super Godfets special is the inclusion of top rarity Seasonal cards alongside Godfest Exclusives with Pantheon cards comprising the bottom rarity. While the Magic Stone cost is doubled compared to rolling in a Seasonal event, the odds are more in your favour here. This is because you have around a 1/3 chance to acquire any top rarity Seasonal or Godfest Exclusive along with a modest chance for 7* Seasonals and finally Pantheons rounding out the rest of the rolls.

This is significantly better compared to rolling a 5-star Halloween card that has essentially no value and this Seasonal Super Godfest can also snag some Trade Fodder or valuable cards overall.

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Rolling line up

9* Seasonal (1.5% each, 3% total)

Continue reading 10 Magic Stone Seasonal Super Godfest Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

Halloween REM Review and Analysis – October 2020

Introduction

The Halloween event returns to North America just in time for the spookiest day of the year and comes with various buffs and new cards within the Rare Egg Machine.

Generally speaking, Seasonal events tend to be quite lackluster to roll in as they usually feature tremendously old cards who have not seen any meaningful buffs for numerous years. Furthermore, these cards often populate the bottom rarity of these events while also being the most likely card to roll due to their inflated rolling rates.

As such, the majority of rolls will be lackluster and leads me to avoid rolling and using the Monster Exchange system if it will prove valuable.

Regardless of this, this article will outline the pros and cons for each card to give players a better understanding of what to expect in the Halloween REM event.

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—video coming Monday—

Overview

Halloween REM Pros & Cons – October 2020
Pros
Cons
  • Spooky themed event
  • Easy event to skip/pass
  • Scariest thing is the rolling rates
    • 75%+ for 5 or 6-star
  • Terrible value at bottom rarities
  • Don’t roll
Halloween REM Rarities
9-Star Base
(2% total)
 
8-Star Base
(4.5% total)
7-Star Base
(17.8% total)
2406  
6-Star Base
(36% total)
3224 3225 2409 H Vampire Halloween Alraune
5-Star Base
(39.7% total)
3226 3227 3230 3228 3229
Halloween REM – October 2020
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C 2406  2409 H Vampire 3229
D 3224 3225 Halloween Alraune 3226 3227 3230 3228

Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show highest non-Weapon Assist form if possible

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

The bottom rarity should be the main motivation to roll in an event and here is a brief summary showcasing their awakenings and/or Weapon Assists if applicable. Awakenings in (brackets) are Super Awakenings.

  • 3226 TPA Dark row Skill Boost Skill Boost Dragon Killer Skill Lock Resist Dragon Killer Dark row Dark row ( TPA ) – D
  • 3227 Poison resist Poison resist Poison resist TPA Devil killer Dragon Killer 37 Healer Killer ( ) – D
  • 3230 TPA Auto heal Auto heal Auto heal Auto heal Auto heal Auto heal Auto heal  ( 45 ) – D
  • 3228 Skill Boost +heart +heart +heart blue + orb blue + orb blue + orb blue + orb blue + orb ( Skill Boost ) – D
  • 3229 Bind Immune Bind Immune Skill Boost Skill Boost Skill Boost TPA Devil killer Devil killer (TPA ) – C

Continue reading Halloween REM Review and Analysis – October 2020

Sin Dragon Key Shard Farming – 2P Pixel Woodsie + Zeus Dios

Introduction

The Sin Dragon and Key Heroes event features powerful Weapon Assists that can be farmed by repeatedly playing the event dungeon over and over again.

For myself, I have decided to use my Fantastic account to self coop as I already had the entire team made along with it being easy to use and low investment.

If you are wondering why farming these Shards is important or which Keys to pursue, please check out my Sacred and Cursed Key Guide HERE.

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Team set up

Continue reading Sin Dragon Key Shard Farming – 2P Pixel Woodsie + Zeus Dios

Farmable Sacred and Cursed Key Guide

Introduction

The Sin Dragon and Key Heroes event is one of the largest to date as it features a strong REM component along with many farmable cards that come in the form of Sacred and Cursed Keys.

These Keys function somewhat like the Monster Hunter Hunters in the sense that players have to play through the event dungeon to acquire evolution materials to evolve the Keys into various Weapon Assists .

As a whole, these Weapon Assists are worth pursuing as they are Farmable with many of them sharing the same active skill as their Sin Dragon counterpart. While these Weapon Assists will not always be as strong as their REM alternatives, they only cost time and stamina to acquire.

As such, this article will outline each of the 10 different Keys to help give players a better understanding of what to expect from each of them along with advice on which ones to prioritize.

If you are searching for the REM review, please check out my other post HERE.

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Sacred and Cursed Keys

All players will receive one Sacred Key when they log in and one Cursed Key for clearing the Sin Dragon Rush dungeon along with another copy of each from the second part of this event. Additional Keys can and should be purchased for 100,000 Monster Points. Continue reading Farmable Sacred and Cursed Key Guide

Sin Dragon and Key Heroes Review and Analysis – October 2020

Introduction

The highly anticipated Sin Dragons and Key Heroes is finally coming to North America! This special month-long event features 12 new cards who will be added into the Rare Egg Machine. Of these 12 cards, many of them are impossible to replicate elsewhere along with the top rarity featuring some of the strongest leaders to date.

These new cards will constitute 50% of the rolling pool while the other 50% will feature a rotating list of Pantheons and ex-Godfest Exclusives. Furthermore, there is no Monster Exchange available for this event which means that players will have to roll in in order to actually acquire any of the cards featured in this article.

While this can be frustrating, we will be blessed with numerous free rolls and 150 Magic Stones during the event.

With this in mind, I would love to outline the pros and cons for each card to give players a better understanding of what to expect in the Sin Dragon & Key Heroes event.

On a different note, this event does feature many valuable Farmable cards which will be covered in a separate post.

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Overview

Sin Dragon and Key Heroes REM Pros & Cons
– October 2020
Pros
Cons
  • Powerful Transforming cards at 7*
    • 30 turn cooldown but have
      respectable Base forms
  • Weapon Assists for all 5 and 6* cards
    • Comes out as Weapon Assist
      • Less investment to develop
  • No bad cards from Sin Dragons/Key Heroes
  • Not a separate machine
    • Pantheons will appear 50% of the time
  • No Monster Exchange
    • Have to roll
  • Rolling rates are poor
    • 5% total for any 7-star card
      • 1% each
Sin Dragon and Key Heroes REM
7 Star base
(5% total)
6 Star base
(18% total)
5 Star base
(27% total)
*Note that the rolling rates add up to 50%, the other 50% will be a rotating list of Pantheons*
Sin Dragon and Key Heroes – October 2020
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show Weapon Assist or Transformed state if possible

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

The bottom rarity should be the main motivation to roll in an event and here is a brief summary showcasing their awakenings and/or Weapon Assists if applicable. Awakenings in (brackets) are Super Awakenings.

The Sin Dragons feature Pantheons as the “bottom rarity” as they are included in the Rare Egg Machine. As such, it is best to examine each rotation to try and line up Pantheons that are more desirable for your Monster Box.

Continue reading Sin Dragon and Key Heroes Review and Analysis – October 2020

Monster Hunter Collab Review and Analysis – September 2020

Introduction

The Monster Hunter Collab returns to North America and contains an absurd number of different cards along with multiple evolutions. Furthermore, every single card has one Weapon Assist with the top rarity having two options.

This greatly decreases the frustration associated with duplicates as most cards will have value along with the several bottom rarity cards providing numerous Resists Jammer Resist Poison resist Blind Resist.

While the bottom rarity is not as strong relatively speaking to other options, they are still respectable cards and many can be used to help round out your inheritance options. As such, if you have never rolled here before, there is value to be found as almost every Weapon Assist will be helpful.

With this in mind, I would love to outline the pros and cons for each card to give players a better understanding of what to expect in the Monster Hunger Collab Rare Egg Machine.

On a different note, this is my longest article to date at 10,538 words.

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Overview

Monster Hunter Collab Pros & Cons – September 2020
Pros
Cons
  • BIG Weighted Stats all around
  • All cards have a Weapon Assist
    • 7-star cards have two
  • 1/5 chance for any top rarity card
  • Value at every rarity
  • Huge rolling pool
    • Harder to roll dupes
  • Has returned numerous times
    • Older players will have little motivation to roll
  • Bottom rarity is no longer as dominating as before
    • Less rolls should be used overall
  • 10 Magic Stone cost
    • More expensive to Monster Exchange
  • Overall, not as game changing as before
  • Huge rolling pool
    • Harder to roll what you want
Monster Hunter Collab REM
7 Star base
(20% total)
 
6 Star base
(40% total)
 
5 Star base
(40% total)
 
Monster Hunter Collab – September 2020
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Order within each tier is random and not reflective of ranking

Icons show Revo or Transformed state if possible

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

The bottom rarity should be the main motivation to roll in an event and here is a brief summary showcasing their awakenings and/or Weapon Assists if applicable. Awakenings in (brackets) are Super Awakenings.

  • Skill Boost Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist Skill Lock Resist Time Extend  ( Balance killer) – B
      Balance killer Enhnaced Fire Orb Enhnaced Fire Orb Enhnaced Fire Orb Enhnaced Fire Orb Imp ATK
  • Skill Boost Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist Time Extend Time Extend 45 Healer Killer physical killer 37 ( Skill Boost) – B
    Poison resist Poison resist Poison resist Imp ATK
  • Skill Boost Time Extend Time Extend Enhnaced Fire Orb Enhnaced Fire Orb Enhnaced Fire Orb Enhnaced Fire Orb 45 45 ( 45 ) – D
    Imp ATK Imp ATK Imp ATK Time Extend Fire Row Fire Row
  • Skill Boost Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist Blind Resist Blind Resist Poison resist Poison resist 45 ( 45 ) – B
    Blind Resist Blind Resist Blind Resist Imp ATK
  • Skill Boost Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist Water Row Water Row Water Row Water Row 45  ( ) – D
    Imp HP Imp HP Imp ATK Time Extend Blind Resist Jammer Resist
  • TPA TPA TPA TPA TPA Time Extend Skill Boost Skill Boost 45 ( TPA 45) – C
    Balance killer 42 Time Extend Imp ATK
  • Time Extend Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist TPA TPA TPA TPA  ( TPA ) – D
    RCV Latent RCV Latent Imp ATK Bind Clear awakening Bind Clear awakening
  • Skill Lock Resist Time Extend Time Extend Time Extend Time Extend Skill Boost Healer Killer Healer Killer ( Time Extend ) – B
    Jammer Resist Jammer Resist Jammer Resist Imp ATK

Continue reading Monster Hunter Collab Review and Analysis – September 2020