Challenge Dungeons 33 Lv10 – Spica

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3057 - Spirit Tree Mechanical Star God, Spica 2594 - Anti-God Machine, Ragnarok Dragon 2594 - Anti-God Machine, Ragnarok Dragon 2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove 3058 - Life Tree Mechanical Star God, Spica 3057 - Spirit Tree Mechanical Star God, Spica
2505 - Awoken Astaroth 2668 - Azure Jewel Princess, Carat 1742 - Guardian Divine Emperor, Liu Bei 2563 - Destroying Bow Steel Star God, Australis 923 - Elemental of True Death, Thanatos 2390 - Thought Spinner Norn, Verdandi

A surprisingly easy Lv10, mostly due to a favorable Ragnarok Dragon killer matchup. Laila was the most problematic floor and in retrospect I should’ve considered running Balboa just to make dealing with her easier.

REM Review – Fist of the North Star Collab 4

3409 - Creator of the New Century, KaiohFist of the North Star represents a significant letdown after what was an exciting collab run with Final Fantasy and Bleach. Part of this is due to just getting it a few months ago in October, but is escalated by the fact that the buffs and new additions are underwhelming. There’s not much exciting in this REM and I fully expect players to save their stones until it gets the buffs it deserves.
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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 49

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Myr 1➞2, New Year’s Yomi added to 3, Meridionalis 3➞❀, Noctis 3➞❀, Fujin added to ❀, New Year’s Kanna added to ❀, Raijin added to ❀, ReiMyr added to ❀, KaworuKali added to ❀
Legend: ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
3265 - 全能神・Ra Dragon
2
3125 - Miracle Reversal Fighter, Kinnikuman
3359 - Former Captain of Squad 5, Sosuke Aizen
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
3193 - Guardian of the Imperial Capital, Athena
3
3068 - Divine General of the Radiant Heaven, Krishna
3379 - Holy Night Visitor, Gremory
3202 - Goddess of Great Compassion, Acala
3235 - Maniacal Phantom Demon, Ilm
3418 - 物見の夜月神・Tsukuyomi
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
3266 - 暗黒神・Yomi Dragon
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3238 - Reincarnated Minerva
3262 - 鍛煉神・Shiva Dragon
3276 - Conquest Bow Steel Star Goddess, Meridionalis
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
3239 - Reincarnated Neptune
3263 - 聖舶神・Neptune Dragon
2749 - Awoken Artemis
3372 - 清杖の龍機神・Balboa
3414 - 翠角の天鬼姫・Fujin
3240 - Reincarnated Ceres
2534 - Crimson Sun Longevity Dragon Caller, Kanna
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
3416 - 黄角の天鬼姫・Raijin
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
3223 - Old Castle Freeloader, Sonia Gran
2997 - Crowned Sacred King of Hell, Paimon
3393 - Rei & Myr Suit
3353 - The Final Getsugatensho, Ichigo Kurosaki
3305 - The Chosen King, Noctis
3129 - Akuma Choujins' Final Assassin, Akuma Shogun
3385 - Reincarnated Anubis
2827 - Armored Batman
3394 - Kaworu & Kali Suit

Disclaimer: The aggregate list is an average of the tier lists from multipler JP gaming sites. It is compiled automatically by a script. I endeavor to have as little influence on the results as possible. Feel free to refer to the FAQ. Don’t take these ratings as fact; I encourage you to simply take them as a starting point for discussion to figure out which leads are actually the best for your specific situation.


Altema appears to have fallen in line with Game8 and GameWith, making their own Ra Dragon Tier. AppMedia also took steps toward this, demoting Summer Myr from their top tier. The last time the Ra Dragon Tier existed? Early November 2015. He was then included in the top aggregate tier until early July 2016 and was at least an honorable mention until early November 2016. It’s hard to believe that he’ll have another yearlong reign, but, at least considering what the game is like right now, it doesn’t seem all that far-fetched.

I find it strange that Game8 hasn’t updated in a while, at the very least to tweak Gremory’s position post-buff, but perhaps they don’t think that warranted any changes. We won’t know for sure until their next update, though.

The honorable mention tier is now pretty huge. This is in part due to Altema’s addition, but I also think it reflects the wide variety of strong leads currently in the game (or it could just mean everything got pushed down due to the Ra Dragon Tier).

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
Change: 1➞2

Myr would’ve fallen last week anyways had I not added Altema.

3418 - 物見の夜月神・Tsukuyomi
Change: Added to 3

I’m a fan of NY Yomi and I hope to roll one in my quest for multiple NY Spicas. I think this ranking is more than fair.


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Godfest Help Post: 1/14-1/15

2657 - Heroic God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru2658 - Adored Starsea Goddess, Andromeda2659 - Brave Vanquishing Deity, Perseus2660 - Fervent Monkey King, Sun Wukong2662 - Awoken Pandora2384 - Ruling Firestorm God, Set2385 - Divine Galaxy Goddess, Nut2386 - Soul-Judging God of Dark Riches, Osiris2387 - Sacred Life Goddess of the Colored Sky, Hathor2388 - Soaring Night Goddess of the Dead, Nephthys
2392 - Awoken Freyr2393 - Awoken Idunn&Idunna2394 - Awoken Freyja2395 - Awoken Thor2396 - Awoken Loki3101 - Patriot Warrior, Sanada Yukimura3103 - Contemplative Strategist, Mori Motonari3105 - Humanistic Spy, Ishida Mitsunari3107 - Radiant Dandy, Maeda Keiji3109 - Meticulous Rebel, Akechi Mitsuhide

Grading scale. The individual grade is a composite grade of all monsters in it relative to all other pantheons. The combined grade is a composite of all monsters in both pantheons relative to all other combinations of pantheons. Combined grades are not an average of the individual grades, but based on the normal distribution of all possible two-pantheon-combinations. Grades do not factor co-op or skill inheritance at this time.
Godfest: Heroes & Egypt 2 1/14, Norse & Sengoku 1/15
Criteria
Day 1 Day 2
Heroes Egypt 2 Norse Sengoku
Leader
Individual B B- B+ B
Combined B B+
Sub
Individual A+ C- B A-
Combined B A-
Overall
Individual A- C B+ B+
Combined B A-

This is a help thread, so please feel free to ask questions on just about anything concerning the godfest or your teams, box and progress in general.

It’s been over two months since my last help thread. I’m looking to keep the question count low while I settle back in, but let’s see if there’s any interest in the first place.

I now auto-generate most of this post. If there are any bugs, including display issues in non-Chrome browsers, please let me know. Thanks!

Please read the rules before posting, especially if this is your first time:

  • I will only take box questions that supply a PADherder. It makes it much, much easier for me to give good advice this way (you could say I can’t give good advice without the sorting options). Try PadListener to sync if you’re on Android (if it works for you), otherwise use this method.
  • Box/roll questions that don’t supply rank, IAP status and main teams will be ignored. Any other information you want to supply will only help.
  • Please check the FAQ after the break before asking a question. Questions that aren’t covered by the FAQ will be prioritized; questions that don’t may be ignored.
  • I have WordPress set to flag comments with multiple links to combat spam. I still get the comment, I just have to approve it manually for it to show up on the site. So if your comment doesn’t show up, this might be the case. Ideally, only post a single link to your PADherder.
  • I generally reply on a first come, first serve basis, but if there’s a low hanging fruit I’ll address that first.
  • I will post thread status as bold red comments. Make sure you read these comments before posting to make sure you aren’t violating the rules. I’m no longer segregating comments by day, instead I’ll indicate how many questions I be able to take for a given thread in the first status comment, then stop taking new ones after that.
  • No new questions will be taken after the godfest ends. Questions asked in other posts may be ignored; please wait for the next godfest!
  • Follow-ups to existing questions will be taken as long as the post is still open for comments.
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  • Any comments breaking the rules will be removed without warning.

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NA Alt Update 12

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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.

Previous update


It’s been a long, long time since I updated. I’ll try catch up as quickly as I can, although I’ve forgotten many of the details.

Since the last update about two months ago, I’ve gained 95 ranks and almost 500k MP. It doesn’t even feel like I worked particularly hard and, to be honest, I really didn’t.

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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 48

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Meridionalis ❀➞3, Ilm ❀➞3, Minerva 3➞❀, Shiva Dragon added to ❀, Neptune Dragon added to ❀, Artemis added to ❀, Balboa added to ❀, Ceres added to ❀, Sherias Roots added to ❀, Ichigo added to ❀, Akuma Shogun added to ❀
Legend: ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
3265 - 全能神・Ra Dragon
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
2
3125 - Miracle Reversal Fighter, Kinnikuman
3359 - Former Captain of Squad 5, Sosuke Aizen
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
3193 - Guardian of the Imperial Capital, Athena
3
3068 - Divine General of the Radiant Heaven, Krishna
3379 - Holy Night Visitor, Gremory
3276 - Conquest Bow Steel Star Goddess, Meridionalis
3202 - Goddess of Great Compassion, Acala
3235 - Maniacal Phantom Demon, Ilm
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
3305 - The Chosen King, Noctis
3266 - 暗黒神・Yomi Dragon
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3238 - Reincarnated Minerva
3262 - 鍛煉神・Shiva Dragon
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
3239 - Reincarnated Neptune
3263 - 聖舶神・Neptune Dragon
2749 - Awoken Artemis
3372 - 清杖の龍機神・Balboa
3240 - Reincarnated Ceres
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
3223 - Old Castle Freeloader, Sonia Gran
2997 - Crowned Sacred King of Hell, Paimon
3353 - The Final Getsugatensho, Ichigo Kurosaki
3129 - Akuma Choujins' Final Assassin, Akuma Shogun
3385 - Reincarnated Anubis
2827 - Armored Batman

Disclaimer: The aggregate list is an average of the tier lists from multipler JP gaming sites. It is compiled automatically by a script. I endeavor to have as little influence on the results as possible. Feel free to refer to the FAQ. Don’t take these ratings as fact; I encourage you to simply take them as a starting point for discussion to figure out which leads are actually the best for your specific situation.


Two big changes: Game8’s revamp and the addition of Altema. I’m enjoying the addition of Altema, not only because it lessens the need to tweak the algorithm in response to sweeping changes, but they also include a few cards some of the other sites don’t. The addition didn’t make too much of an impact, though, so I take that as a sign that the aggregate is working as intended and that the sites are mostly in agreement. Sure, there are nuanced differences, but in the big picture being in a tier above or below means little.

As there appears to still be confusion behind the method of this post, I threw together a quick FAQ as well.

Anyways, I’m still working on some backend tools so the comments will be kept to a minimum.

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
3372 - 清杖の龍機神・Balboa
Change: Added to ❀

Perhaps the most amusing thing is that his sub split is generally considered the better leader. 6x vs 7x is no small difference, but the sub version’s bind immunity and utility makes him a bit more appealing, especially in Arena where there are a couple wood binds (Kraken and Apollo).

New Card Holding Tank

New cards will be held here temporarily in an attempt to isolate the aggregate list from knee-jerk ratings.
Card Notes
3418 - 物見の夜月神・Tsukuyomi
Ranked Sites: Game8 (S), AppMedia (S), Altema (S)

For a card so highly rated, it was a bit difficult finding relevant videos. Here’s a fairly impressive Arena 3 clear, proving that NY Yomi has the sustain and firepower to get through Hephaestus Dragon solo. Six combos for a 43.75% shield is a great return considering the ease and consistency of activation. The seven-combo awakening does some massive damage. Here’s hoping revo Yomi is treated even half as well.

3394 - Kaworu & Kali Suit
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A), AppMedia (S), Altema (S)

3414 - 翠角の天鬼姫・Fujin
Ranked Sites: Game8 (B), Altema (A)

3393 - Rei & Myr Suit
Ranked Sites: Game8 (B), GameWith (B), AppMedia (S-), Altema (S)

3416 - 黄角の天鬼姫・Raijin
Ranked Sites: Game8 (B), Altema (A)

2534 - Crimson Sun Longevity Dragon Caller, Kanna
Ranked Sites: AppMedia (S+)

3372 - 清杖の龍機神・Balboa
Ranked Sites: AppMedia (S-), Altema (A)


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Wishlist for 2017

PAD’s been doing well lately and overall I’m still pretty happy with the game, but it can always serve our personal desires better. Here are some of the things I’m hoping to see this coming year.

  1. Solo play incentives – I’ve coped with the shift to co-op play by making an alt to play with myself so it should be no surprise that I’d like solo play improvements. Co-op has such overwhelming advantages that solo play feels so futile that it’s hard to simply ignore the differences. It’s time to throw solo a bone. Solo is the game’s roots, why many people picked it up in the first place and why now many people have dropped the game. The 0 stamina normals JP will see as part of the HajiDora event is a nice start, but solo needs bonuses to special dungeons as well. I’d like to see half stamina bonuses; it wouldn’t feel so bad playing by yourself and co-op would still have a huge advantage with shared HP and awakenings, among others.
  2. Dungeon replay for solo – Co-op has this, solo should too.
  3. Buffs to neglected cards – Every JP stream we anticipate it. And every stream we’re disappointed. “That card” differs for everyone, but without a doubt everyone has at least one. Some will eventually be realized, but here’s hoping most of them happen this year. Here’s a short list of some of the things I’d like to see:
    • Egypt 2
    • Constellation 2
    • GFE Rejects (Guan Yus and Zhuge Liangs)
    • LMeta
    • Angels
  4. Improved +Egg management – One of the biggest turn-offs for this game is box management in general, but the biggest offender is fusing +eggs, especially now that they’re so plentiful. Other mobile games have some form of fusing automation/assistance and it’s about time PAD did too. I’m not saying it’s a trivial task, but it’s one they should invest in. Spending like 30 min on fusing after your hour of STTD is over is far from fun.
  5. Swipe to select cards – This is already implemented for the post-dungeon sell screen and should be expanded to your standard box. Make it a toggleable option if you have to.
  6. Better endgame ranking incentives – Right now, people farm rank just for the sake of doing so. There’s no reward except whatever pride you get out of it. Especially with rank EXP getting so much easier to obtain with Ganesha, I’d like to see more incentives given to encourage it. My idea is to have the EXP curve reset every 1,000 ranks. Each successive reset would have a steeper curve, but it would be significantly better than the wall there is now. This would reward those farming rank with bonuses that’re already in place — namely easier to access stamina refreshes, maximum stamina increases and more team slots — as to not make those that would rather not farm rank feel too left out. Those that are already above 1,000 would just have their rank adjusted based on total EXP and rewards would be retroactive. Maybe you get some type of cosmetic indicator for each reset like the ranking dungeon crowns. I’m not sure how the high rankers would feel about this solution in particular, because maybe they prefer the seemingly insurmountable challenge that currently exists, but I think something should be done.
  7. More MP sinks – Let’s face it, the MP Shop is horrible. Outside the cards, which are great, there’s nothing worth spending MP on. Maybe that’s the point, but I’d like to have more things to work toward. Another MP card set would be the easiest solution, although I don’t see it happening so close to the uuevo MP Dragons.
  8. Revitalize BFFs and the friend system in general – This is an extension of the solo/co-op issue, but right now BFFs and other friends are a simple formality rather than something useful. The only time I’ve actually been glad I had BFFs since the inception of co-op was the GungHo PEM. I’m not all to fond of BFF whoring, but they should definitely be worth more than they are now.
  9. Improved box sorting options – The incremental improvements to the box filters aren’t enough. I’d like the ability to make custom labels and then being able to filter on them. A good example might be the Myr evo materials; you could label all the mats so you can easily access cards for leveling and evolving while also reminding you to not accidentally use them elsewhere. Other uses might be for grouping commonly used subs for your main leads, making per dungeon adjustments easier.
  10. Edit teams from the dungeon lobby – Nothing’s more annoying than going into a dungeon lobby, only to find that you have to leave it as you have to make a small team adjustment to better complement your partner. Why not just allow team editing from this screen? Another nice feature would be seeing your team’s label in the dungeon lobby.
  11. Improved NA community management – For all the speculated reasons why it’ll never happen, I’d still like to see improvement. Mainly in the timeliness of event announcements (why does EU get godfest announcements days before NA?). I don’t expect anything to change in the future, but one can still hope.
  12. More/improved social features – I believe co-op was a push to help address this deficiency, but it essentially killed the one way to interact with others in-game: the friends list. There are so many ways to improve PAD in this respect, but what still amazes me is that you can’t make your own player profile. I can see not wanting to moderate such a thing, but in my opinion it’s such a simple way to add some customizability to a game where it’s very difficult share who you are to other players. Every other mobile game I’ve played has this feature, if not something even more sophisticated like custom housing other players can visit, and I still find it hard to believe PAD still lacks something so simple. Maybe at this point it’s too late, but they should at least try.
  13. Confirmation dialog for continuing dungeons – I don’t know how many stones I’ve lost by accidentally stoning after a death. FeelsBadMan. Of course there’s a confirmation dialog asking if you’re sure that you don’t want to continue… PAD is better than this; no need to nickel and dime your customers out of a few stones a year especially in such a feelbad manner.

There are plenty of other things, but I’ll stop here. If even small minority of the changes occur this year, I’d be pretty happy.