I’ve pretty much phased out farming numbers from my blog, but GungHo has so graciously given us the chance to relive the hell that was the Cat Dragons so I decided to loosely keep track of the numbers. This is just the first batch — I imagine myself farming this dungeon a ton to hopefully skill up two each — but here’s what I got so far:
|Fire & Shadow Dog Dragon Mythical – 66 Runs (3300 Stamina) – 2x Drop|
|Monster||Drops||Rate||Stam / Drop|
Considering the drop numbers I got for Nephthys and Hathor from the Cat Dragons, this isn’t all that unexpected. I believe that the Shibamarus being split between two elements where the DeviNyans weren’t is what’s killing per drop efficiency, but if you’re skilling up multiple things in the dungeon then it actually turns out to be advantageous. I can’t imagine running this dungeon to skill up only one of Akechi or Sanada, especially since these two will almost certainly get voted into the survey dungeon. To those that are going to anyways — I mean, they’re simply that good — I hope you don’t suffer too much.
As for what difficulty to farm on, I did mythical for the Cat Dragons so I’m going to continue to do so here. Even if it turns out that it isn’t as stamina efficient — I haven’t seen enough data to convince me the lower difficulties are actually better in that regard — time is what’s really important to me. True, you can push button expert, but having to run the dungeon more times than I have to isn’t appealing. Especially if we get 10x (PDX is currently reporting EU is for their next event, so it’s likely NA will as well).
I’m using a team of Cloud / Leonis / Shedar / Ilm / Thor / Cloud to farm the dungeon. It’s pretty damned mindless. It’d be truly mindless if Furi didn’t have that damned combo shield. It still beats farming the Arena, anyways.
I heard JP is going to get a 4x skill up event for their 4th anniversary. That’d sure be nice to have in general, but especially for this dungeon.