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.
I didn’t get nearly as much MP as I wanted this week, but much of my stamina was spent on gathering stones and skill ups instead, which I suppose is a worthy allocation of resources. I’m not even sure what MP card I want to buy next, anyways, so I guess there isn’t much of a rush to hit 300k again. I wanted Ragnarok Dragon for use on both Ronove and MAthena, but I’m balking on that idea now, especially since I’ve had so much success with Summer Myr and Liu Bei.
Summer Myr Doing Work
To be honest, I didn’t actually think I’d get much mileage out of my Summer Myr team, not because she isn’t powerful, but because I didn’t expect to have to solo in any meaningful way on this account. However, NA got two solo challenges last week so the investment paid off.
Whew. I barely cleared the 62 million hurdle to one-shot Zeus. Ryune + Hatsume gave me a very nice 19-11 board, meaning I could make two rows and a single TPA; I’m not sure of the math, but anything less probably wouldn’t have been enough damage (could I have gone TPAs instead? I don’t know). Awoken Ra was on Navi and an orb refresh was on my friend Myr which was necessary to get that first-turn, two-color board. This also made me quite happy that I invested in Sun Quan, but it also made me realize not having any god killers in my box is a huge disadvantage. I also should work on hypering Christmas Paulina for the active orb enhance.
Next up was the Liberty Geist Snow Globe challenge. Much, much easier than Zeus, but it was still satisfying to have a team that could easily pull it off. I really wish they’d give some sort of confirmation that you completed it, though, as it would’ve put many minds at ease, including my own.
Hatsume has been working surprisingly well for me. A water + heart changer would obviously be ideal, but just having a quick water changer to pair with Myr’s heart spawning has been quite nice.
I have some incentive to make a Cao Cao team, both for solo and co-op, and Scarlet would likely be a key sub for a solo team. However, after running the dungeon a few times and realizing that a) it sucks and b) it gives significantly less EXP than Zaerog∞, I decided to put off finishing my Scarlets for now. In reality, I should’ve done this at earlier ranks when I could rank continuously off her dungeon (and would get about the same MP), but hindsight is 20-20.
This team is pretty bad. There are so many reasons why I can’t improve it that I don’t want to take the time to explain them all, but just know that the overarching reasons are:
- This account’s Liu Bei can’t be relied upon for the Ra active since it has no SDRs
- I don’t want to buy SDRs
- I don’t want to remember to stall if I get a latent invade.
- I don’t want to change Liu Bei’s inherit since I need the Ra for Zaerog farming and I don’t have anything better to inherit anyways.
- Basically I’m just lazy and don’t want to invest in a real Scarlet farming team.
This current team is also vulnerable to skill delays, but if I forget to stall for Ra I just die to PreDRAs where it’s still possible to stall for Griffin(Xmas Sonia) later in the dungeon. Yes, this team is bad, but for people that also have weird constraints, maybe this will give you some ideas on how to work around them. Thankfully, I don’t intend to do long-term farming here so I’ll just deal with the janky team, skill a Scarlet or two and get out.
Plans for the Future
I’m going to use this section to keep track of the cards I want to raise as it’s too easy for me to forget what I have to do. This list is ordered loosely by priority.
I imagine this post will continually get more boring as time progresses as I simply can’t accomplish as much as the interval between rank up stamina refreshed keeps getting larger and larger. Going forward, my main focus will be on replenishing my stone supply, hopefully having at least a pack’s worth the next time the Heroes come around. After that, I’ll be looking to raise my rank as much as possible, hopefully hitting 700 or higher before going all out in stoning for stamina. SUDR will play a large role in getting there. There’s some merit to the argument that I should just be patient and continue using stamina on dungeons that benefit me beyond just rank EXP, but I’d rather just make my stones more stamina efficient sooner.
As for my MP situation, I’ll probably buy Ragnarok Dragon, but part of me just wants to wait and see what Halloween has in store for us. Since Ragnarok Dragon will probably rotate back in around that time, maybe I’ll just wait. With Summer Myr working out so well, I don’t really need Ronove and getting a working MAthena team will take a while to get started, anyways.
- Anji – Super-high priority
- Farm stones
- Farm MP for Ragnarok Dragon/Halloween
- Farm SUDR for Ilsix
- Prep GOdin for MAthena?
- Avalon Drake
- Tengu – Done
- Ra – Done
- Spica – Done
- Ronove – Green Fruit (next rotation?)
- Christmas Paulina
- Wee Jas
MHera Arena 1
- Dill Sirius
Long Term Liu Bei
- Summer Armadel
- Ragnarok Dragon
- Kagutsuchi – MHera
- Bastet Ace
- LValk Ana
- Goemon #2
- Cao Cao