So I pretty much gave up on Ra Dragon. While it could give me better final results than Shiva Dragon, just having to abort so many attempts due to sucking and/or bad RNG is very demoralizing (as if it already wasn’t bad enough). I definitely think Shiva Dragon is the way to go for shitters like me. I haven’t tried any of the time extend leaders like Zeus & Hera and Thoth & Sopdet, but at this point it doesn’t look worth the effort. I’ve gotten the best results going purely for speed since there’s no way I can ever get close to that 0.5 seconds per match to make extra combos worth it. The only time you should extend your efforts to make extra combos is if you need enough damage to one-shot a floor.
FYI, on this run I didn’t use RValk. I think she’s good if you’re just trying to get into the top 10% because she increases the chances of one-shotting Cauchemar, but it’s probably better just to use another high ATK sub if you’re trying to maximize your score. Similarly, I also used Set for his wood subtype to help against Siren in hopes of reducing the combo requirement to one-shot her, but if you’re really trying to min-max you should just use your highest ATK sub.
The past two dungeons, my percentile ranking was fairly stable for the duration of the event; if anything it went up. I expect more of the same, but there’s a chance my score could actually go down this time if the 1% reward really increases the competition now that an in-game epeen fellator is on the line. It definitely was much more difficult to get into the top 0.2% this time and small increases in score made a pretty big difference, so I think the effects are already evident. I’d like to think I’m safe, but I’ll be keeping a closer eye on my score than usual.