NA Alt Update 6

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Account background: I’m playing this account for my friend. It is non-IAP outside the various special deals. The purpose of this account is to see how far I can take it being non-IAP, but I eventually envision spending money on it in order to co-op farm with my main. The initial box review can be found here; the entire series here.

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As usual, I farmed MP. It was slightly different the past week as Linthia was at 1.5x EXP, meaning I could continuously farm and still have extra stamina leftover each rank. I used that opportunity to farm much needed stones. Basically every rogue and/or coin dungeon had yet to be done on this account, not to mention Challenge Modes, so there’s still plenty of stones to be had. Here’s hoping day 2 of the next godfest is good; PDX is currently reporting Japanese 2 and Indian 2 day 1 which is pretty bad.

The other major event was the quest update which was quite lucrative as this account already had all of them completed. The boost to MP, stones and Tamas was quite welcome.

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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 29

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Summer Myr added to 2, Typhon Ana 3➞2, Xiang Mei 2➞3, Ra Dragon 2➞3, Izanagi ❀➞3, Liu Bei removed from 3, Machine Zeus removed from 3, Sephiroth 3➞❀, Summer Lakshmi added to ❀, Pandora removed from ❀, Saito removed from ❀, Machine Hera removed from ❀
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
2
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
2991 - 狂面の魔公爵・Dantalion
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
2758 - Blue Bamboo Virtue, You Yu
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2997 - 宝冠の聖魔王・Paimon
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2924 - Rebellious Demon, Oda Nobunaga
2901 - Awoken Cao Cao
3019 - Rurouni, Himura Kenshin
1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
3069 - 聖徳の麗女神・Sarasvati
2679 - Asst Capt of 13th Squad, Rukia Kuchiki
3115 - Goddess of Beach Volley, Lakshmi
2749 - Awoken Artemis
2945 - Steel Wand Mech Dragon God, Balboa
2920 - Godlike Chivalrous Thief, Robin Hood
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
2929 - Moonlit Feline Goddess Armor, Ace
2904 - Awoken Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth

Disclaimer: The aggregate list is basically a compilation of the leader tier lists from three JP PAD sites: Game8, GameWith and AppMedia. The idea is that while a single tier list can have many points of contention, hopefully an aggregate can kind of smooth things over (it doesn’t, really, but it helps a bit). I try to keep my hands off the results as much as possible; the extent of my involvement is setting the algorithm to aggregate the results. I wish I could be fully hands off, but as none of the lists have 1:1 correlation in their grades, I have to have that much involvement. Don’t take these ratings as fact; I encourage you to simply take them as a starting point for discussion to figure out which leads are actually the best for your specific situation.


I’m not sure what’s up with Pad-Plus lately. I usually tried to make these posts on Saturdays or Sundays to coincide with them releasing their popularity results, but if they continue to be late or just don’t make the post at all, I’m considering moving the posts to Mondays in order to capture the potential release of collab card rankings.

Anyways, GameWith made some sweeping changes to their list, the top three tiers all being heart-crossers. I’m personally fine with this mechanic taking over the meta since I enjoy both the playstyle and the power level it brings, but I sympathize with anyone that’s already tired of it. They also removed the co-op-centric leads which is a welcome change.

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
Change: 3➞2

It should come as no surprise that anything with a heart-cross and a decent ATK multiplier is taking over the meta. Typhon Ana — arguably one of the “worst” of the good ones — settling in at tier-2 should tell volumes about how dominant this mechanic is.

2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
Change: 2➞3

I’d like my MP and Flampys back, please. I think tier-3 is reasonable for her, but there are a few cards that look out of place alongside her: You Yu, Lucifer and Dantalion, while good, probably shouldn’t be on the same level. Xiang Mei’s playstyle might be boring, but she’s still incredibly powerful.

2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
Change: 2➞3

It’s been almost a year since Ra Dragon has been released and he’s still on this list. A pretty amazing investment for those that got in early. It makes me wonder if GungHo will ever buff the MP Dragons (or at least discount their MP cost) or will they all just eventually fall off the face of the earth.

2984 - Awoken Izanagi
Change: ❀➞3

His buff from a 35% to 50% shield has been appropriately reflected in this update. Being a single tier below Myr is where he belongs.

2528 - Awoken Machine Zeus
Change: Removed from 3

GameWith removed co-op leads from their list — including Liu Bei and MHera — which is something I can only be thankful for.

2662 - Awoken Pandora
Change: Removed from ❀

RIP.

New Card Holding Tank

New cards will be held here temporarily in an attempt to isolate the aggregate list from knee-jerk ratings.
Card Notes
2827 - Armored Batman
Ranked Sites: Game8 (S), GameWith (SS), AppMedia (S+)

My main gripe about Batman is that his relatively low movement time will make the row + cross playstyle extremely difficult to execute for most players; I already have a hard enough time with it on Gremory and Batman teams will have at least one second less than her. However, taking skill out of the equation, he’s flat out stronger than Gremory or Typhon Ana.


Jump to: Game8 | Game8 Co-op | GameWith | GameWith Farming | AppMedia | Pad-Plus


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Wadatsumi Tournament Results

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Whew, 0-matching sure is hard work. Congrats to Chase Chat for dominating the top 10.

A video of the run is here. This strat will technically still be viable in upcoming ranking dungeons, but it won’t be optimal since none of them are eight floors or greater. The basic concept should still be good, though, preemptives willing.

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NA Alt Update 5

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Account background: I’m playing this account for my friend. It is non-IAP outside the various special deals. The purpose of this account is to see how far I can take it being non-IAP, but I eventually envision spending money on it in order to co-op farm with my main. The initial box review can be found here; the entire series here.

Previous update


The big news this week was finishing the MP farming for and purchasing Summer Myr. I did about 125k MP in five days on natural stamina only which was a better rate than I was expecting. Beyond that, I continued to grind Zaerog∞ — and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future — and also farmed skill ups and tamas when I had time.

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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 28

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: None
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
2
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3
2991 - 狂面の魔公爵・Dantalion
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
2758 - Blue Bamboo Virtue, You Yu
2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
2528 - Awoken Machine Zeus
2997 - 宝冠の聖魔王・Paimon
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
2924 - Rebellious Demon, Oda Nobunaga
2901 - Awoken Cao Cao
3019 - Rurouni, Himura Kenshin
1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
3069 - 聖徳の麗女神・Sarasvati
2679 - Asst Capt of 13th Squad, Rukia Kuchiki
2749 - Awoken Artemis
2945 - Steel Wand Mech Dragon God, Balboa
2920 - Godlike Chivalrous Thief, Robin Hood
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
2929 - Moonlit Feline Goddess Armor, Ace
2904 - Awoken Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
3033 - Shinsengumi 3rd Squad Captain, Saito Hajime
2526 - Awoken Machine Hera

Pad-Plus appears to be back. Still not sure why they skipped last week, but they did change their format very slightly so maybe it has to do with that. Game8 also changed their co-op list to include leaders that are co-op-focused. This was a much needed improvement as the list now isn’t just a rehash of the solo list with a few co-op leaders scattered in. It’s also good to see MAthena getting some love.

New Card Holding Tank

New cards will be held here temporarily in an attempt to isolate the aggregate list from knee-jerk ratings.
Card Notes
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
Ranked Sites: Game8 (S), GameWith (SS), AppMedia (SS), PadPlus (1)

It should be noted that AppMedia is the only site that upgraded Myr after her upgrade to a 7.7x multiplier.

2827 - Armored Batman
Ranked Sites: Game8 (S)

Armored Batman is now a 64x leader with a 75% heart-cross shield. He has an advantage over Gremory and Typhon Ana in that he has no type restrictions, but this doesn’t actually mean too much in practice as all the good heartmaking subs are devil, dragon or balanced anyways. Not supplying any time extends himself makes him more difficult to use.

3115 - Goddess of Beach Volley, Lakshmi
Ranked Sites: AppMedia (S), PadPlus (12)

Seeing as AppMedia is the only site showing her some love, I don’t anticipate her making the list next week.


Jump to: Game8 | Game8 Co-op | GameWith | GameWith Farming | AppMedia | Pad-Plus


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JP 100-Box Update 6: RIP 20-Box o7

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Sigh. I was really hoping there would be a way to opt-out, but I guess 20-boxing is much too obscure to make concessions for.

There are workarounds like filling up the excess space with garbage, but that kills the clean, concise and beautiful nature of the challenge. Then I remember if I had 100 box space from the start, I’d have a pretty damned great Ronove team and I get even more depressed. Well, I’ll sit on it a few weeks to see where I want to go, but it’s very likely that this will just become an outlet for rolling free stones again, meaning there will be little point in blogging about it anymore.

Also, there’s no real update this week since I pretty much dropped the account once I heard this box space update was coming. I did, however, beat Star Justice with Awoken Yomi which I feel is a pretty big feat considering how ill prepared my box is for all the gimmicks in that dungeon. But, whatever. Sigh.