So I have been tirelessly trying to reach my second crown on Mantastic and first on Fantastic through the Satan Ranking Tournament. In my previous POST, I go over all the possible top tier team compositions as well as my tentative strategies for the dungeon as a whole. I was even able to post a 125k+ score with the water-based DQXQ and a helpful video as reference. However, this proved to be insufficient due to the surge of You Yu who are better able to hit the damage cap and go faster.
Ups and downs with a touch of heartbreak
I continued to throw stamina and stones at Satan to improve upon my water DQXQ team’s score and I was successful on both my accounts:
And these are pretty Fantastic scores and I feel that I hit the relative cap for DQXQ with Mantastic as I it will be incredibly challenging to improve upon that score. Unfortunately, neither of these scores are sitting in the top 1% due to the You Yu nation pushing the cut off above 127,500.
So I stayed up late last night playing the Satan Ranking Tournament using the strategies theory crafted in my Previous Post. If you have not read that already, I strongly encourage you to go through it as it will contain more details and other viable team options.
This is my current high score and I will be updating with a new video if I should surpass it.
125,302 score video
I am in love with the new overlay and let me know what you think of it!
Ways to improve your score
It may seem like commonsense, but your time remaining is incredibly important as each second counts for 500 points. If I was able to remove those few brief pauses of hesitation, I could be 2 seconds faster and have 1,000 more points. The main drawback of using DQXQ is the acrobatics and extra time required to form a row with 3 other elemental matches. On the bright side, the preemptives give us additional time to plan our movements due to the extra animations.
Hit damage cap
The damage cap for an additional 10,000 points is a total of 40 million. You must try your best to hit that because there will be players who make the same number of average combos and time remaining. Thus, to guarantee your position, you must hit over 40 million. Thankfully, with the skyfall buff and single fire floor, you should be able to easily achieve that.
Bring orb changers, not board changer/random orb generators
This is perhaps a little nitty-gritty, but when trying to min max your score, you need to save as much time as possible. You ideally want to use as few actives as possible as it only adds extra time. However, if you must use an orb changer, it is better to bring an orb changer instead of a board changer or someone who randomly creates X number of orbs. This is because there will be an element of planning between each floor and you can plan your move when you know exactly where the orbs will be post-active. As such, board changers and random orb generators will ruin your planning as the end result cannot be predicted.
Hopefully this video and subsequent post provides some fresh inspiration for your ranking dungeon endeavors. I strongly encourage each and everyone of you to clear the dungeon for the magic stone and participation rewards. I only ask you do not exceed my score as I am so close to hitting the top 1% and my second crown.
Satan Tournament is the next installment in the ranking dungeon series and offers players a chance to acqurie 10,000 Monster Points and various coloured Py. The goal of these tournaments is to “test” our skill by imposing a scoring system to determine your percentile ranking.
In these ranking dungeons, we are scored based on 3 criteria:
Average combos made: 5,000 points per combo
Time Remaining: 500 points per second remaining
Maximum damage: up to 10,000 points if you hit 40 million.
-1s move time for 3 turns
+25% water skyfall for 5 turns
Total preemptive damage: 31,298 Water skyfall (de)buff ends on floor 7
7 floors that favour a combination of speed and average combos made
All floors have a significant amount of health (cannot button)
The water skyfall allows for combo-based leaders to shine
Water skyfall also favours water-based teams
Skyfall buff ends on Satan (floor 7)
Wood teams have it “easiest” while fire will struggle in terms of type advantages
5 turn actives can be used more than once
Total preemptive damage: 31,298. Please make sure you heal
Auto heal awakenings can help alleviate the stress of healing as the damage comes over the course of several floors.