Godfest Help Post: 10/31-11/1

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: Archangels & Indian 2 10/31, Angels & Sengoku 11/1
Criteria
Day 1 Day 2
Archangels Indian 2 Angels Sengoku
Leader
Individual C A- C B
Combined B- C+
Sub
Individual B B B A-
Combined B B+
Overall
Individual C+ B+ C+ B+
Combined B B

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.

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.
  • I’ll close the post for comments a few hours after the godfest ends.
  • Any comments breaking the rules will be removed without warning.

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Godfest Help Post: 3/18-3/19

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.
Godfest: Constellation 2 & Archangels 3/18, Constellation 2 and Japanese 1 3/19
Criteria
Day 1 Day 2
Const. 2 Archangels Const. 2 Japanese 1
Leader
Individual B- C+ B- B-
Combined C+ B-
Sub
Individual B- B+ B- A-
Combined B B
Overall
Individual C+ B C+ B+
Combined C+ B-

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

I’m still pressed for time, so once againdon’t expect prompt replies this time. I’ll probably close the comments earlier each day than usual. Apologies to anyone who I can’t get to. Anyways, here are the rules:

  • 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.
  • WordPress flags comments with multiple links. 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.
  • 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 a comment when I stop taking questions for the day, so please be patient and wait for a reply the next day.
  • 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 taken as long as the post is still open for comments.
  • I’ll close the post for comments a few hours after the godfest ends.

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Godfest Help Post: 1/16-1/17

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.
Godfest: Egypt 1 & Archangels 1/16, Japanese 2 & Heroes 1/17
Criteria
Day 1 Day 2
Egypt 1 Archangels Japanese 2 Heroes
Leader
Individual A B- B- B+
Combined B+ B
Sub
Individual C+ B+ B B+
Combined B B+
Overall
Individual B+ B B- A-
Combined B+ B

Are we back to last minute announcements again, GungHo? Get your shit together.

This will be the first time trying out the new format. “What is the new format?”, you might ask. It’s basically me trying to keep commentary to a minimum. This post will mainly be a platform for readers to ask me godfest-related questions if they’d like. This extends to overall box and team questions, too. If you post a question, please indicate your level of IAP, your playing habits and a link to your PADherder.

It’s been a while since we got the Archangels in a godfest (like nine months, according to this source) so it’s worthwhile talking about how they’ve changed since then. Don’t let their sub score fool you, it’s mainly brought down by the still useless Lucifer. They’re all at least as good as their Hero counterparts with Raphael being particularly useful due to his 100% damage shield. As leaders, they’re still all pretty useless as their leader skills weren’t improved.

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A Look at Awoken Astaroth for the Arena

Just so it’s clear, this post was written for Arena 1 before Arena 2 was released. I won’t be revising this post for Arena 2.

2505 - Awoken AstarothI have an inexplicable love for tank teams so I’ve been interested in making an Awoken Astaroth team as soon as she was revealed. Sure, she was a disappointment with her initial stats, but it was only a matter of time before they buffed her (I wasn’t expecting quite this much, though). My interest piqued when Game8 added her to their S-tier, something I never would have guessed based on my perception of the team at the time. Game8 obviously isn’t the word of god, but the fact that they would put themselves out there with that rating meant that Astaroth could actually be the elite row leader wood never had. I don’t plan on going too in-depth, but I do want to use this post to superficially explore her capabilities in the Arena, the current barometer of a team’s endgame viability.

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Quick Thoughts on the JP Stream 11/2/15

  • Awoken Loki – Assuming that he has the same leader skill as his brethren, RSonia can now be put to rest for dark-devil row teams. Seeing as RSonia’s active is pretty useless in the endgame — it just doesn’t do enough average damage — replacing her with Loki is a boon and also frees up a sub slot that had to be dedicated to a damage enhancer. This opens the possibility of running two sets of Zuoh-Pandora or Haku-Akechi, increasing the rate the team can burst without sacrificing any heartmakers. It’d be nice of there was a Ryuune- or Saria-level leader to pair with as something like Beelzebub still limits the sub pool to devils, but he should do for now. I’m curious to see how Loki-based teams turn out on JP.
  • Michael uuevo – I never considered the possibility of the Archangels getting uuevos, but this is the best possible scenario because Michael is best suited as a sub on an attacker team like Ishida Mitsunari. While I would’ve loved another skill boost, the three rows are amazing and the 2k auto-heal is a nice bonus, I guess. My temptation to make a Freyja-Ishida team has increased significantly. I’m excited to see what happens to the rest — I’d definitely hypermax an Uriel if he gets the same treatment — but it’ll be most interesting to see what they do with the oddballs Raphael and Lucifer.
  • Hathor uevo – This uevo, assuming no leader skill upgrade, is pretty much on the same level as Osiris: a nice bonus, but really doesn’t change much for the team. The damage that orb enhances contribute shouldn’t be underestimated, especially since GungHo is willing to stack them higher than rows or TPAs, but they just don’t present enough of a damage boost to push the team to the next level. The lack of a skill bind resist strains the sub pool, but you probably wanted LKali and Awoken Amaterasu for the endgame anyways. I don’t know what the ideal team is, but I’m thinking Hathor / LKali / HKali / Amaterasu / flex / Hathor where the flex spot can be another LKali or Kanna if you need the burst. After using Bastet, Yomi and Ra Dragon, I wish the team had more time extends, but you can’t get everything (unless you’re awoken), I guess.
  • Angel uevos – Pretty boring, to be honest. You know you’re in trouble when GungHo can give you triple dongs and no one gives a shit except for that one guy.
    • Ariel – She’s by far the best of the bunch, but probably won’t be used. Using her on a rainbow team, light’s current strength, and risking the orb spawn ruining your rainbow activation seems like a bad deal and LKali pretty much precludes her from covering fire. I guess those few people still using Athena have a nice addition.
    • Ruel – Not great, but usable. Pretty much inferior to Vishnu in every way, but I’d rather have her on Bastet than Liu Bei since you can activate her twice as often and she doesn’t risk flooding the board. The active is inferior to a standard five-turn orb change, but none of them have three TPAs.
    • Famiel and Lumiel – Still pretty much useless. Their value is directly tied to the power of U&Y and Durga teams which is still quite low even after their own new ultimates. Their board changes are simply put to shame by the awoken Chinese, the new dragonbounds and even by Gadius and Typhon (who will also get hastes) since at least they generate hearts and have a 2:2 orb changer to combo with. I’d like to be wrong, though.
  • Shonen Sunday Collab – I’m not optimistic about getting this, but it’d admittedly be pretty neat considering I’m a fan of the IPs they revealed.
  • Max beating the dungeon with Kite and Baggi made me pretty salty.