It’s been so long since we had our last Challenge Dungeons that I’ve fallen out of the habit of preparing for them and feel far behind. With them starting on Monday, I’ll mostly have to make due with what I have. I was looking forward to using my Beelzebub team again, but the dark binds in Lv10 and 9 are looking to prevent that. It’ll be up to Verdandi to pick up the slack.
This Lv10 smacks you right in the face with everything that makes Lv10 obnoxious, leading off with DQ Hera’s preemptive followed up by Beelzebub’s preemptive full-board poison. I’d try with my Beelzebub team, but Athena on the third floor seems impossible to deal with due to the 10-turn dark bind. If there was a good way to get past that, the rest of the dungeon seems doable, but not enough of a sure thing to commit the stone to clear the bind.
Maybe a better way to address this dungeon is with some kind of awoken Greco-Roman team. However, I found a Verdandi 0-stone video that gives me hope I can do it with her. I don’t have the Freyja like the video does, but I’m hoping GZL will do the trick (the main difference being he’ll get hit by Athena’s 10-turn dark bind). I’m still willing to stone once or twice just for the Py.
For those looking for ideas for their own team, here’s a YouTube link for Challenge 8 in Japanese. You can narrow the search further by limiting the time to about three months ago.
This dungeon has all my most hated dragons, this time three in a row starting on floor 3: Threedia, DFagan and Defoud. Once again, Sakuya’s dark bind makes using Beelzebub almost impossible (it might be worth trying to brute force my way through the preemptive blind, though). This leaves me with Verdandi who looks more than capable of finishing this dungeon off, but it will be a huge a pain in the ass. I’m thinking I’ll bring Susano in my flex spot to stall out on DFagan and reload for Defoud after unloading on Threedia. I’m imagining a lot of stamina being used to clear this through trial and error.
An awoken Greco-Roman team is also an option, but I’d like to try and clear it with a real team first.
Lv8, on the other hand, I have no qualms with using an awoken Greco-Roman team. With Zeus Vulcan out of the picture, my Ceres team will once again have free reign.
It’s good to finally reach a level that seems easy. This is the only level I feel 100% obligated to clear as I need the Woodpy for my Meimei system. I’m hoping Verdandi will make quick work of this.