Puzzle and Dragons is my longest played game as I have now passed 2,500 days which technically makes it my longest lasting relationship to date. Regardless, I wish to take this opportunity to explain my thought process and rationale for rolling in any event or when Monster Exchanging.
To preface this, I want to stress that there is no “correct” way to play PAD as it is incredibly open-ended as there is no true story or lore and after a terribly brief tutorial, you are basically tossed into the wilds and expected to play. Due to this degree of freedom, there is a strong possibility that you may be playing PAD for different reasons compared to myself along with varying goals and expectations. This is perfectly fine and as long as you are enjoying yourself and not compromising other aspects of your life, you are playing this game “right.”
Regardless, I wish to share my own approach to maximizing my PAD resources which in turn brings me the most excitement from this tremendously old game.
Why I play Puzzle and Dragons
I originally started playing PAD after reading a newspaper article describing this new hit app in Japan while riding the bus. The article piqued my curiosity and later that night I downloaded Puzzle and Dragons on my iPad mini as my phone was not smart enough to run it and is why I prefer playing on a larger screen as that was what I got used to originally. Continue reading My Thought Process for Rolling or Monster Exchanging
The Monster Exchange system is one of the better aspects of Puzzle and Dragons as it allows players to access cards that would normally be too difficult to acquire otherwise. By being able to trade in several other cards for something of value can greatly advance your progress but it is not without drawbacks.
The card you are trading for will cost 4 or 5 rare cards and the value they bring to your Monster Box must last for a prolong period of time to justify this trade.
With this in mind, I want to outline how I approach Monster Exchanging for top rarity Collab/Seasonal cards by explaining my own mental checklist.
This article is based on my own goals and approach to playing the game which may be different compared yours so use these thoughts as a starting point, not absolute truths.
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Monster Exchange system
The Monster Exchange system for top rarity Seasonal/Collab cards first came to North America during the YYH Collab debut where Yusuke was featured. Continue reading Monster Exchanging for Top Rarity Collab/Seasonal Cards
The Shaman King Collab is in full swing and alongside the potent REM are two cards that can be acquired via the Monster Exchange and two via Monster Point spending. Each card brings something to the table and may make them worth farming or purchasing.
This article will summarize their strengths and weaknesses to give you a better idea if they are worth pursuing.
A full Shaman King REM review can be found HERE.
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Monster Exchange cards
Keep in tune with previous Collabs, The Shaman King event will feature two cards that can be acquired by farming in the respective event dungeon. This farming will yield Bronze, Silver, and Gold event tokens which can eventually exchanged for the Rainbow variety.
Upon acquiring 3 Rainbow Event tokens, players can one-time exchange for the featured card. Continue reading Shaman King Collab Monster Exchange & Monster Point Card Reviews
Until March 10th, players will be able to utilize the Monster Exchange to acquire various Killer Latent Tamadras at a 2:1 ratio. This is valuable because players can trade away their less valuable Latent Tamadras for something useful. Sadly, this can only be done once but is worth the effort.
Trades can be found via the Monster Exchange Event tab.
More valuable Killers
At this point in time, God , Dragon , and Devil Killer latents tend to be the most valuable due to the popularity of these spawns in challenging content. This is also the reason why players may see Trades asking for these while offering something else.
in the advent that players have less options for the Monster Exchange system, it would best to try and acquire these three.
Players have the opportunity to acquire valuable Killer Latents from the Monster Exchange system at a 2:1 ratio. This is a great time to find value from less desirable Latents as they can be traded away with ease.
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GungHo is a large company that makes numerous games outside of Puzzle and Dragons with this event celebrating all their titles for the next 2 months. As such, the content will be released in a staggered format that will try to bring excitement for the next 60 days.
There will be 2 new MP cards, 2 new cards in the Monster Exchange (with the REM cards also being available at a later date), numerous Pal Egg Machine buffs/additions, special dungeons, and an exclusive Rare Egg Machine. Just note that not all of these will be available right away as they will be released in a staggered manner.
This article will summarize all of the new content coming out this Saturday with the PEM and REM being covered in separate posts as they will be released at a later date. With that being said, one should start saving their Pal Points as some of the cards are quite valuable.
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750,000 MP cards
During the GungHo Collab, players will be able to spend 750,000 Monster Points to gain a new card util October 31st. This price tags puts them on par with Dark Athena and Amen so it would not be a far stretch to hope these new cards would be able to add at least a similar level of power to your Monster Box. Continue reading GungHo Collab Arrives in NA – MP Cards, Monster Exchange, & Dungeon Review
Today marks the debut of Version 15.0 for North American players and with it comes numerous quality of life improvements; however, these changes comes with new interfaces that may require some adjusting. This article will summarize all the Plus Bank, Tamadra Stacking, and Evolution Gem (sometimes called Evolution Stone) mechanics along with how you can make the most of each new addition.
Full patch notes from GungHo NA’s Facebook can be found HERE.
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After updating to Version 15.0, players will now gain access to the Monster Enhancements tab. This tab will provide a more seamless way to accomplish various tasks that used to be (and can still be) performed by Power-Up Fusion. Continue reading Version 15.0 – Plus Bank, Tamadra Stacking, and Evolution Gem Review
Monday marks the debut of the Yu Yu Hakusho Collab along with the first introduction of cards available in the Event Tab for the Monster Exchange.
Through this event tab, players will be able to trade in variuos dungeon drops for particular skill up materials but the main focus will be on exchanging four 6* GFE/6* YYH Collab cards for Yusuke .
Overall, Yusuke is an incredible card to own as both a sub and leader which makes him a highly desirable monster to own. As such, many players will be wanting to use the Trading Post to acquire Yusuke without heavily rolling in the Collab itself.
This article will explain why Yusuke is powerful along with how to use the Monster Exchange efficiently as well as trade-in recommendations.
For a full review of the Yu Yu Hakusho Collab, please refer to my previous post HERE.
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Rolling/trading in for Yusuke
Active: Reduces cooldown of other skills by 1 turn. Removes lock status on orbs. Change all orbs to Water & Light orbs (13 turn CD)
Leader Skill: Light attribute cards HP x1.5, ATK x1.5, RCV x1.5. All attribute cards ATK x4 when reaching 7 combos or above. All attribute cards ATK x2.5 when reaching Light & Water combos
Awakenings: Continue reading Monster Exchanging for Yusuke
Version 14.0 comes with numerous exciting features with the Monster Exchange / Trading Post leading the way. This new mechanic will allow players to trade in various cards for something of potentially greater value.
At this point in time, there are only farmable materials available but will eventually include rare Collab cards.
This article can trade will explain the process, when to use it, and how to use it effectively.
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Monster Exchange / Trading Post
The Monster Exchange system acts like a form of trading in which players exchange several cards with GungHo in order to receive something more valuable. Continue reading Monster Exchange / Trading Post Guide