Devil Challenge Teams – Shiva Dragon Edition

Dungeon Team Reward
Devils' Domain - Legend Plus 2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares1670 - Norn of the Past, Urd1732 - Stormy God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon 1329 - Jewel of Darkness
520 - Snow Globe Dragon Rouge1006 - Snow Globe Dragon Noir
Sorceress - Mythical 2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares1253 - Blazing Dragonfire Angel, Uriel1732 - Stormy God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon 1327 - Jewel of Wood
Soul Reaper - Mythical 2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares1253 - Blazing Dragonfire Angel, Uriel1732 - Stormy God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon 1328 - Jewel of Light
Fiend Prince - Mythical 2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares1253 - Blazing Dragonfire Angel, Uriel1732 - Stormy God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon 1326 - Jewel of Water
Lord of Hell - Mythical 2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares1253 - Blazing Dragonfire Angel, Uriel1732 - Stormy God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon 1325 - Jewel of Fire
Corpse Wyrm - Legend 2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon1344 - Sword-Wielding God of Victory, Freyr2142 - Dusk Scarlet Dragon Caller, Tsubaki1253 - Blazing Dragonfire Angel, Uriel1732 - Stormy God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon 2000 Pal

There are a surprising amount of good fire dragon-gods.

Mephisto is a good example of why Shiva Dragon doesn’t need a dedicated bind clearer in most situations. Uriel + Yamato are more than enough to survive both a light and dark bind.

33 thoughts on “Devil Challenge Teams – Shiva Dragon Edition

  1. Here I am struggling to beat the devil challenge/carefully choosing my subs and team and you just rekt it with no problem.no big deal hah

    Congrats!

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    • There was no rationale behind it. You can pretty much put any fire gods on the team and beat pretty much everything. I guess the extra heartmaker insures you can’t die to as much stupid crap. I also wouldn’t consider this endgame content which is why team comp doesn’t really matter.

      Also I screwed up the team for Devil Rush, need to change Uriel to Urd.

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      • Well I know it isn’t the end all team, and you probably can’t run Shivagon against Z8, but hey for someone like me, clearing the Devil Rush is a nice goal. Good to know Uriel was supposed to be Urd.
        I plan on running Ares Urd x2 Tomato for my team. I didn’t want to bother with Uriel if I didn’t need to.

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        • Urd is really only necessary for her board change for clearing things like Beelzebub’s full poison and setting up two-color burst boards for things like the Ultimate Arena. I don’t really like her as a regular sub, particularly not two. Uriel is much better and stands to only improve with a split uevo. If you have an Uriel I think it’s worth running him over one of your Urds.

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      • I’ll go with this.

        But really, if I didn’t just randomly pick subs, this would be the best reason to use Uriel over something else.

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  2. Congratulations! Devil Rush and Mephisto are still beyond my ability (I don’t have DKali or any other unbindable dark card so while LMeta can clear off light bind, she’s not up in time to clear the dark bind hahaha (using LKali)). Shiva Dragon’s power is amazing!

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    • Depending on what else is in your box awaiting evo, you may want to consider farming a Fagan and using his dark uevo as a dark unbindable. That’s what I used in a Ra team to clear Mephisto and it works pretty well — unbindable, great stats, two TPAs, and the gravity is on a short enough cooldown that it isn’t totally useless.

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  3. It occurred to me earlier while using Shiva Dragon, I notice all the other dragons get something from their previous versions with their haste actives. I really wish Shiva Dragon got orb enhance or armor break. Ra gets time extend, Neptune gets poison, Odin gets bind clear. Just two turn haste for Shiva, seems a little odd. Also seems to be the most expensive to evolve for some reason.

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    • I’d like to think everyone that uses Shiva Dragon is satisfied with its power level. I can see where you want the trend to be completed, but Yomi Dragon’s active also has nothing to do with its original.

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      • Oh the power level isn’t the issue, not at all. Just the continuity sake was more the thought. I wasn’t aware Yomi dragons was different also.

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  4. Kinda disappointed to see you using Shiva Dragon to clear everything, basically takes the entire puzzling skill element out of PAD completely

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    • Shiva Dragon is a pretty heavy investment regardless of IAP/non-IAP, and the whole point is to cut down on puzzling effort. Where does this time and energy saved go? Into more teams!

      You’re still free to bring a combo or rainbow lead into even tougher stuff. And for a lot of us this isn’t our first pass at Devil Challenge, so why not?

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    • I wasn’t aware anyone came to this blog to see me demonstrate skill, or lack thereof. Even the most skilled PAD players use farming teams of some kind; there’s no point in applying effort in clearing content that doesn’t require it.

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  5. Woo, go Uriel!

    There’s too many uses for Flampy’s and I’m too lazy to farm more for Yukimura so I end up using Uriel a lot. I don’t know about giving him +eggs though…

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    • Yeah, I wouldn’t give Uriel +eggs, at least not until he gets his split uevo. He’s surprisingly good, though, considering his pantheon is mostly regarded as garbage nowadays.

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      • Surprised you like Uriel that much, even more than Urd… but I guess Uriel>Ares makes a better board than Urd>Ares for row burst, an extra row doesn’t hurt, and tricolor board changes aren’t terribly reliable.

        Hope Uriel keeps god typing though, he seems a likely candidate for Dragon/Attacker, especially if archangels wake up instead of splitting. (unless the split ult was already confirmed somewhere?)

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        • The trend has been to receive a split uevo — or uuevo in the case of the Japanese 2 — before receiving their awoken. I don’t see any reason they would break this trend, but stranger things have happened. Until then, I’m going to assume they’re getting splits first.

          If they’re getting splits first, splits always keep their base type which in the case of the Archangels is god type. I would think dragon/attacker would be a good candidate for Uriel’s awoken uevo as devil doesn’t make too much sense for most of the angels (it’s not like devil made flavor sense for a lot of the gods that received them, though).

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  6. Hey setsu, do you think you could help me figure out what team I can clear ultimate devil rush with? That, and what to work on for the future…
    I’m really unsure where to go next, I can’t seem to clear sonia gran or any rushes..

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        • Uh, you have the basis of a pretty insane team with multiple LKalis and a DKali. Considering you already have Horus max skilled, I’d try a team of Horus / LKali / LKali / DKali / Sun Quan / Horus. Isis would be ideal over Sun Quan if you had her. The same team is good for all rainbow teams including Ra, Hathor and Sakuya (although you probably would swap out DKali for her). Any of those teams should be able to get you through any rushes or descendeds. You’ll have to skill them up first, though, but you’d have to do that with just about any team.

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  7. So, Yomi dragon is S tier now. Apparently he’s tanky as hell, and can clear arena as consistently as Nepdra, so he’s in.

    My quickie thoughts: A bit surprised TBH. I had him begged solidly at A+, but I suppose survivability is a good thing, and a bind proof, bind clear with an active that makes hearts and on-color orbs at a reasonable CD AND gives haste is a good combo to have XD. (In hindsight, no duh.)

    Apparently the added skill bind resist is what pushed him into S tier. Take that all the people who thought it wasn’t enough of a buff! (includes me lol)

    Also, the art is the least terrible of the 5, so that’s nice.

    All in all, I would put him at S-, I truly think he’s a super solid leader, but I still feel he’s not quite the same tier as Nepdra, Shivadra and the other S tier cards. OP at farming the 5x4s though, or so I’ve been told.

    In conclusion, I want him. If I’d have decided that three days ago I probably wouldn’t have bought Nepdra, but the past is in the past. Now to find a way to get 200K MP. Do I really need a second Gonia? Will I ever use DMeta? The time to ask the big questions is upon us… or at least me… I’ll decide in 4 months when he arrives in NA lol. got 100K easy selling a dupe Gonia and an unused DMeta, and with some luck, I could get 100K by then without any major sacrifices. One stone a day, 4 months until he’s come and gone, so 120 stones, about 1K MP per stone… This could work. May have to skip the Nepdra cheese though, but the marionettes aren’t going anywhere!

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    • Yes, I underestimated Yomi Dragon as well, but the skill bind resist is really what put the team over the top since 100% is a requirement nowadays and that makes it all the easier to meet. I still want it as a leader and a sub, but we’ll see how things play out by the time it gets released here. I’m definitely going to have to check out some videos to see the team in action.

      Also, I think the MP Dragons are now on two week rotations on NA. I’ve heard from some reliable sources that the game data states that, contrary to Shiva Dragon which was around for a month. But I guess we can find out for sure in a week or so.

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  8. Congrats on the clears. I’m a big fan of the Ares / Ares / Yamato / flex template. No Uriel for me, so I’m toggling between Urd, Fire/Dark Cao Cao, and Fire/Light Leilan and even Awoken Ra if I need true damage.

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  9. So I got 1 Ares from the GF, I don’t remember if I told you, but after EVOing him I now understand the power of Ares on a Shivagon team. I did get two Urials though so although not as desired as Ares, he does have a row awakening so I suppose I can run Ares Tomato Uriel x2.

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  10. Any thoughts on devil rush team for shiva dragon with the options of 2 ares Uriel urd sanada Yamato ame rgy Sanada and ame are the only ones not skilled and urd and ares 297. Rgy convert poison and hearts is someone tempting. I’ve done it with a cookie cutter Kali team but wanted to mess with shiva dragon more

    Thanks

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    • Shiva Dragon should trash the dungeon. The only thing you have to worry about is Beelzebub’s full board poison which, like you said, RGY can take care of.

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      • Well got it done. Took a few try’s because of annoying trolling on the first few floors when I was trying to save an orb changer. Luckily Urd active dropped 12 red which is enough to 1 shot. I ended up going with Ares Ame Urd and Sanada (probably a mistake since he isn’t skilled up).

        Don’t remember having 6-7 combos dropping 1-2 red orbs so often :/

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