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Team Building for Puzzle and Dragons in 2018 with Yusuke, Beach Barbara & Julie, Dark Metatron, & Edward

Introduction

Team building in Puzzle and Dragons is an invaluable skill as it enables players to examine a dungeon and determine the best approach possible. Over the course of many years, the strategies used for team building have changed as it is largely defined by the types of mechanics players will face and what tools are currently available.

Presently speaking, the top tier teams are those that have high amounts of effective health (whether through HP or damage reduction) in order to withstand outrageously large preemptives or attacks. Unfortunately, just using a strong leader is not enough and having the right subs, inherits, and latents is mandatory to success.

Nowadays, players are able to better customize their teams to counter dungeons as we now have access to more inherits, latents, weapon assists, specialized awakenings, and more counters to common mechanics.

This article will be focusing on how to build a team to counter the dungeon at hand instead of specifically saying one must use XYZ team to succeed. In addition, I will be presenting some generic team building ideas for some of the more popular leaders today.

Video commentary

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PAD is a Puzzle game

This may seem like a redundant statement, but Puzzle and Dragons requires both orb matching skills as well as planning for the dungeon. All mechanics have some sort of counter and it is up to the player to determine the most efficient way to do so without compromising the overall team composition. Continue reading Team Building for Puzzle and Dragons in 2018 with Yusuke, Beach Barbara & Julie, Dark Metatron, & Edward

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Team Building for Yusuke

Introduction

Yusuke  is the newest craze to come to NA Puzzle and Dragons as he is one of the best leaders in the game along with being an amazingly powerful sub. Furthermore, he will be one of the most widely available cards due to the fact that he is available to trade in for via the Monster Exchange System (can read more about that HERE).

These factors have led us into a throwback to Dark Athena 3193 era as a large chunk of player’s friend list may now be populated by Yusuke.

This article will summarize my thoughts and rationale for building a Yusuke team; however, team building is more about countering the dungeon mechanics and somewhat removes the notion of “perfect set ups.” As such, I find it best to understand how each sub functions as well as Yusuke’s strengths and weaknesses.

Video commentary

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Sample gameplay

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 Yusuke at a glance

HP: 4,035
ATK:
 1,820
RCV: 410

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: Bind Immune Bind Immune Skill Boost Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist Time Extend 45 45  Continue reading Team Building for Yusuke

Team Building for Blue Sonia

Introduction

Blue Sonia  is the first of what is presumed to be Mega Awoken evolutions for 6-star Godfest Exclusives (GFE). While most meta leaders tend to recycle the same pool of subs, Blue Sonia utlizes a completely different set of cards along with a interesting twist on Tank-oriented teams.

This article will summarize my thoughts and rationale for building a Blue Sonia team. However, team building is more about countering the dungeon mechanics and somewhat removes the notion of “perfect set ups.” As such, I find it best to understand how each sub functions as well as Blue Sonia’s strengths and weaknesses.

Video commentary

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 Blue Sonia at a glance

HP: 7,080
ATK:
1,959
RCV: 0

Active: Bind Recovery for 3 turns. Removes lock status on orbs. Change all orbs to Water & Dark orbs (15 turn CD)

Leader Skill: Dragon type cards HP x1.5, ATK x1.5, RCV x1.5. Increases time limit of orb movement by 2 seconds. All attribute cards ATK x5, 25% all damage reduction when attacking with Water and Dark combos at the same time

Awakenings: Bind Immune Bind Immune Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost Skill Boost 45 45   Continue reading Team Building for Blue Sonia

Krishna – New Savior for Fire Teams: Review, Analysis, and Team Building

Introduction

Krishna 3068 has finally received his new ultimate evolution and has been transformed into a top tier leader. While he may not be as overpowering as some of the heart cross leaders, Krishna has numerous advantages including the most flexible team building, ability to focus on rows or TPA, along with being able to fully utilize any given board. Krishna is capable of clearing end game content including Arena 3.

Video commentary

 Krishna at a glance

Krishna
3068
God / Balance / Devil
3,735 HP / 1,767 ATK / 353 RCV
845 Total
Enhnaced Fire Orb Enhnaced Fire Orb Fire Row Skill Lock Resist Skill Boost Time Extend Enhnaced Fire Orb Enhnaced Fire Orb Enhnaced Fire Orb

Active Skill:
+15% fire skyfalls for 3 turns
Question Orb Arrow Fire
6 turn CD

Leader Skill:
1.5x HP/ATK/RCV to fire cards. 3x ATK with 2 fire combos. 4.5x ATK with 3 fire combos
2.25x HP / 45.56x ATK / 2.25x RCV

Krishna Scaling Leader Skill
# Fire Combos 0-1 2 3+
Multiplier 2.25x 20.25x 45.56x

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Sarasvati – New 100x Row Leader: Review and Analysis

Introduction

Sarasvati is the one of the newest monster to be released that is capable of achieving 100x ATK. However, what sets her apart from the other high multiplier leads is the ease in which she can hit skyhigh numbers along with being able to stack water rows Water Row and a permenant skyfall buff. Sarasvati perfectly fits the term Glass-Cannon as she lacks any defensive multiplier and can have issues stalling along with being quite orb hungry. However, if you can overcome these shortcomings while being choosy with which dungeons you tackle with her, you will be greatly rewarded. If you wish to read a comparison with You Yu, please read HERE.

Video Commentary

Discussing the new Leader Skill and Awakenings

Just keep in mind that video is based on her old leader skill and awakenings.

Sarasvati at a glance

Sarasvati
3069
God / Healer / Physical
3,815 HP / 1,300 ATK / 608 RCV
844 Total
blue + orb Skill Boost Time Extend Skill Boost Time Extend Water Row Water Row Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist

Active Skill:
Question Orb  Arrow Water (except from Water)
3 turns +15% water skyfall buff
6 turn CD

Leader Skill:
2x ATK for Water attribute. 2.5x ATK with 2 water combos. 5x at 3 combos.
100x ATK

Sample gameplay

As a change from my normal sample gameplay videos, I actually own her and can publish my own clears.

Legendary Sea of Stars before leader skill buff:


Arena 1 coop with myself. There is no sound due to copyright problems when lifting from my stream:


You can also do your own research by using the search term 聖徳の麗女神・サラスヴァティ

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Awoken Pandora Team Building and Discussion Guide

Awoken Pandora
Awoken Pandora
Dark row Bind Clear awakening Skill Boost Skill Lock Resist Time Extend Skill Boost Dark row Dark row
Green Arrow Dark
 / Light Arrow Heart + haste
9 turn CD
1.56x HP / 6.25-25x ATK / 1.56x RCV (Devil Dark row based team)
Match 4-8 connected dark orbs

Awoken Pandora Awoken Pandora is one of the most powerful leaders in Puzzle and Dragons as she combines both burst and survivability. Dark monsters have historically been the strongest colour as they have amazing synergy and a deep sub pool. Thankfully, there are a number of dark devils to draw upon and only main weakness is bind removal options. Awoken Pandora plays similarity to Awoken Lucifer Awoken Archdemon Lucifer teams in that they both share the same durable row-based playstyle. You can read my Awoken Archdemon Lucifer guide HERE. Lastly, you are able to control your damage through dark row Dark row activation as well as stacking actives to unleash some of the highest total burst damage in the game.

Pros:

  • Ability to control your damage as this is becoming more relevant with specific absorption shields that require you to hit less damage
  • Bolstered health and recovery allow for easier stalling and removes the need to bring damage mitigation
  • Leaders have a combined 6 dark row Dark row , 2 skill lock resist Skill Lock Resist , and 2 time extend Time Extend awakenings
  • Recover Bind Bind Clear awakening awakening can be powerful provided leaders are not bound
  • Spectacular burst damage potential
  • Active is an amazingly powerful tool to generate dark orbs, hearts, and haste
  • A pretty girl with flowers and a magical box

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Awoken Lucifer Team Building and Discussion Guide

Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
1.82x HP / 16.4x ATK / 1.82x RCV (God & Devil Dark row based team)
Arena 1 Strategy Guide

Awoken Archdemon Lucifer Awoken Archdemon Lucifer is one of the most powerful leaders in Puzzle and Dragons as he combines both burst and survivability along with flexible team building. Dark monsters have historically been the strongest colour as they have amazing synergy and a deep sub pool. Unlike Yomi Dragon Yomi Dragon or Awoken Pandora Awoken Pandora , Lucifer can use both God and Devil type monsters which grants him access to subs that would otherwise not fully benefit from the leader skill. Furthermore, you are able to control your damage through dark row Dark row activation as well as stacking actives to unleash some of the highest total burst damage in the game.

Pros:

  • Ability to control your damage as this is becoming more relevant with specific absorption shields that require you to hit less damage
  • Bolstered health and recovery allow for easier stalling and removes the need to bring damage mitigation
  • Leaders have a combined 6 dark row Dark row , 2 skill lock resist Skill Lock Resist , and 6 skill boost Skill Boost awakenings
  • God Killer God Killer awakening is amazingly powerful as it allows your leaders to deal 3x damage to god type bosses
  • Spectacular burst damage potential
  • Team building is quite flexible as you can use God or Devil types

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