First Arena 2 Clear

Of course, it was a fucking Bubpy.

Yeah. It took Xiang Mei’s release for me to finally get around and clear this turd of a dungeon. I only ran it twice before — once with Ra Dragon, once with Pandora, both before skill inheritance — but that was enough of a sample size for me to put the dungeon on hold. Now with Xiang Mei and SI, the dungeon is pretty much a joke. I remember it taking me several times to clear Arena 1 with Ra Dragon for the first time because rainbow teams were so foreign to me. Xiang Mei doesn’t have that problem. It only took a little while to get accustomed to fitting a row and three heart matches onto the same board.

I’m planning on making a script to generate the HTML for my team setup with SI, but I just haven’t had the time to do it. For those curious I’m using the pretty standard SI setup, but I’ll probably tailor it to my own needs as I get more experience with the team.

  • XM1: Shine Flare Ring (Saria)
  • XM2: Sunburst Knuckle (Awoken Ra)
  • XM3: Holy Crest (Arcline)
  • Uriel: Force (non-awoken Orochi)
  • Gadius: Miracle of Healing (Raphael)
  • XM4: Crimson Cross Spear (Sanada)

Everything has 2 SDRs. The SDRs allow you to reliably stall on the Kalis in case you need to recharge your Py-killing skill. The other latents don’t matter much.

Having to juggle inherited skills was a new concept to me. I’m so used to skill conservation being a high priority, but with XM you need to manage your cooldowns so the right skills (base vs. inherited) are available at the right time. This is especially true for XMs inherited with skills that don’t generate hearts; you don’t want to be caught with your pants down since you didn’t manage your skills correctly.

I originally had Genie on Gadius, but I feel like Raphael is more flexible. Like my first run, I mismanaged my cooldowns, was planning to stall on DQ Hera, but skillfalled to kill her early. I was left facing LKali with only Genie ready. Maybe that’s results oriented thinking — maybe I’d be singing Genie’s praises right now if I got DKali instead — but I think Raphael is an overall better fit (although I still need to kill Illsix with Raphael). Maybe when I get more comfortable with the team and familiar with Arena 2, I’ll go back to Genie. It’s just a shame we don’t have Fencer on NA. I’m also not sure if I want to run Awoken Orochi on Uriel instead to save five turns.

For my friend lead I actually really liked having Sanada available (thank you WWM). Using a Saria friend is fine and all, but for some reason I preferred Sanada. Since I have a lot more Sarias on my friend list, I might put him on my own if I continue to enjoy his services.

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Latent Resist Farming – Kaguya 5×4 – Awoken Amaterasu

Change the World is such a foreign concept to me.

The dungeon is about as cancerous as I thought it would be. YouTube search results didn’t really produce any teams worth noting; basically just the standard Shiva Dragon or Amaterasu fare. I got excited a few times when I saw a video that was under six minutes, but all of them were fast forwarded at some point.

Is there a better team for this? Probably (I’d love it if you would let me in on the secret), but with this build I can safely watch anime while doing it. There are a few places you can die. Floor 1 is very, very unlikely. Floor 3 is unlikely as well, especially if you save an orb changer for the floor, but it will happen once in a while. For the rest of the dungeon it’s basically impossible to die; just get all your actives ready and one-shot everything.

As for how many latents I’m going to farm, I’m not sure. I want to say 10, but even though farming with this method is slow, it’s something I can do while doing other things so I may end up collecting more.

Light Cat Dragon Skill Ups

Monster Tries Success Rate
Hathor 21 5 23.81%
Light Xuanzang 40 9 22.50%
Arcline 19 5 26.32%

I’m pretty happy with the skill up rate.

It’s a bit late for Light Cat, but for those looking to farm Dark Cat and are curious about my drop rates:

Light Cat Dragon Mythical – 69 Runs (3450 Stamina) – 2x Drop/3x Invade
Monster Drops Rate Stam / Drop
White DeviNyan 27 39.13% 127.78
Chickenbowl 19 27.54% 181.58

Ridiculously poor drop rates, but they’re in line with previous Cat Dragon dungeons, as expected. I still don’t know if Mythical makes any difference for DeviNyans, but my main targets were the Chickenbowl invades so I went with the hardest difficulty. For those that don’t want to deal with these horrible drop rates, it’s worth looking into whether waiting for the survey carnivals is worth it for you.

Challenge Dungeons! 4 Teams

Here’s a quick rundown of the teams I used to 0-stone the first 9 Challenge Dungeons. I’ll likely make more in-depth posts over the weekend, particularly for levels 7 and above; I just don’t have time to do it right now.

Dungeon Team Reward
Lv1 - Fire / Light / DarkLv1
1726 - Awoken Hinokagutsuchi1901 - 最強装備, Juggler1901 - 最強装備, Juggler1901 - 最強装備, Juggler1901 - 最強装備, Juggler1929 - まめ Tyrra 500k Coin
Lv2 - Fire / Light / DarkLv2
1726 - Awoken Hinokagutsuchi78 - Flame Golem78 - Flame Golem78 - Flame Golem78 - Flame Golem1726 - Awoken Hinokagutsuchi 2k Pal
Lv3 - Fire / Light / DarkLv3
1217 - Keeper of the Sacred Texts, Metatron1785 - warrior rose, graceful valkyrie1238 - Divine Flowers, Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao1375 - Celestial Life Dragon, Zhuge Liang1656 - Armored Blue Blade Knight, Arcline1217 - Keeper of the Sacred Texts, Metatron 309 - Super King Gold Dragon
Lv4Lv4
1217 - Keeper of the Sacred Texts, Metatron1785 - warrior rose, graceful valkyrie1238 - Divine Flowers, Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao1375 - Celestial Life Dragon, Zhuge Liang1656 - Armored Blue Blade Knight, Arcline1217 - Keeper of the Sacred Texts, Metatron 797 - TAMADRA
Lv5Lv5
1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi1193 - Gusting Prodigy, Sasuke1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1373 - Genius Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi 521 - Snow Globe Dragon Bleu
Lv6 - No RCVLv6
1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi1734 - Green Star Vanquishing Deity, Perseus1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1373 - Genius Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi 1549 - Woodpy
Lv7 - No ContinueLv7
1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi1193 - Gusting Prodigy, Sasuke1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1373 - Genius Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi 1548 - Bubpy
Lv8 - No RCVLv8
1535 - Awoken Ceres1255 - Unyielding Archangel, Michael914 - Eternal Jade Dragon Caller, Sonia1131 - Guardian Dragon, Avalon Drake1423 - Shining Lance Wielder, Odin1535 - Awoken Ceres 1547 - Flampy
Lv9Lv9
1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi1734 - Green Star Vanquishing Deity, Perseus1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1373 - Genius Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi 1551 - Badpy
Lv10Lv10
Nope 1550 - Shynpy

Descended Challenge Teams

I cleared the first 13 levels for the Descended Challenge last night. As far as I could tell they are exactly the same as that normal descends except there’s no continues. I don’t have plans on clearing the last two levels — the rushes — as I’m uncertain I can clear it, the 99 stamina can be better used elsewhere and Bad- and Shynpys are the ones I need least. I won’t detail the specifics, but here are the teams I used:

Dungeon Team Reward
189 - Hera 1217 - Keeper of the Sacred Texts, Metatron1727 - Divine Law Goddess, Valkyrie Rose1785 - warrior rose, graceful valkyrie1375 - Celestial Life Dragon, Zhuge Liang1656 - Armored Blue Blade Knight, Arcline1217 - Keeper of the Sacred Texts, Metatron 2m Coin
810 - War God of Metal, Takeminakata 1217 - Keeper of the Sacred Texts, Metatron1727 - Divine Law Goddess, Valkyrie Rose1785 - warrior rose, graceful valkyrie1375 - Celestial Life Dragon, Zhuge Liang1656 - Armored Blue Blade Knight, Arcline1217 - Keeper of the Sacred Texts, Metatron 2k Pal
565 - Ishikawa Goemon 1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi1193 - Gusting Prodigy, Sasuke1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1373 - Genius Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi 429 - Queen Metal Dragon
1629 - Chivalric Demon Prince, Cauchemar 1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi1193 - Gusting Prodigy, Sasuke1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1373 - Genius Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi 430 - Queen Gold Dragon
596 - Hera-Is 1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi1193 - Gusting Prodigy, Sasuke1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1373 - Genius Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi 797 - TAMADRA
646 - Satan 1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi1193 - Gusting Prodigy, Sasuke1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1373 - Genius Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi 1547 - Flampy
1250 - Awoken Hera-Sowilo 1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi1193 - Gusting Prodigy, Sasuke1734 - Green Star Vanquishing Deity, Perseus1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1373 - Genius Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi 1548 - Bubpy
645 - Archdemon Beelzebub 1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi1193 - Gusting Prodigy, Sasuke1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1373 - Genius Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi 1549 - Woodpy
1189 - Awoken Hera-Beorc 1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi1193 - Gusting Prodigy, Sasuke1734 - Green Star Vanquishing Deity, Perseus1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1373 - Genius Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi 1550 - Shynpy
1510 - Awoken Mephistopheles 1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi1193 - Gusting Prodigy, Sasuke1535 - Awoken Ceres1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1373 - Genius Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi 1551 - Badpy
599 - Awoken Hera-Ur 1074 - Goddess of the Bleak Night, Pandora1731 - Black-Winged Goddess, Valkyrie Claire1195 - Moonlit Shadow, Hattori Hanzo1269 - Banishing Claw Byakko, Haku1700 - Dread Lord, Darkseid1074 - Goddess of the Bleak Night, Pandora 1547 - Flampy
814 - Yomi Mistress, Izanami 1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi1193 - Gusting Prodigy, Sasuke1734 - Green Star Vanquishing Deity, Perseus1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1373 - Genius Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi 1548 - Bubpy
1307 - Awoken Wadatsumi 1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi1193 - Gusting Prodigy, Sasuke1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1743 - Restrained Dragon Hero, Liu Bei1373 - Genius Sleeping Dragon, Zhuge Liang1672 - Norn of the Present, Verdandi 1549 - Woodpy