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.

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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: 9/17-9/18

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: Chinese & Greek 9/17, Heroes & Egypt 2 9/18
Criteria
Day 1 Day 2
Chinese Greek Heroes Egypt 2
Leader
Individual B B+ B+ B-
Combined B+ B
Sub
Individual B+ B+ A+ C
Combined B+ B
Overall
Individual B B+ A C+
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.
  • 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. 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: 6/30-7/1

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.
Godfest: Three Kingdoms & Egypt 2 6/30, Sengoku & Norse 7/1
Criteria
Day 1 Day 2
Three Kingdoms Egypt 2 Sengoku Norse
Leader
Individual B+ B B- A
Combined B+ B+
Sub
Individual B+ B- B B+
Combined B B+
Overall
Individual B+ B- B A-
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.

This thread has become increasingly difficult to manage. I’ve thought it over, but I think the current system is the best considering I can’t modify any of the software on this site, the base WordPress comments offers no sort of moderator support and I want to allow anonymous comments for as long as possible. An external tool is not appealing, either. So the only thing that will change going forward is that rule breakers will have their comments removed, without warning. If it turns out too many people are breaking the rules, I’ll reevaluate how to manage this thread in the future, but for the most part people have been great so I don’t anticipate that.

Anyways, here are the rules. 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.
  • 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. 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 a comment in bold red when I stop taking questions for the day or end the post altogether. Please look for and respect these cutoffs before posting! I’ll allow questions after the day 1 cutoff to queue up for the next day, but no new questions will be taken after the day 2 cutoff.
  • 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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Athena Ranking Dungeon Results

Breaking 110k with the cookie cutter JP team took much more effort than anticipated, but the stone cost wasn’t nearly as bad as Takeminakata. I was thinking this could be the ranking dungeon where I could push for top 10, but that ambition was shattered rather early in the grind. It remains to be seen if this score even holds for 0.1%.

I did try tweaking the subs a bit, but I found that the cookie cutter build was configured that way for a reason. I might try a few more runs with this team — or variations of it — in hopes of getting the 115k god run, but I’m pretty close to my limit. Now that I have a decent score under my belt I might experiment a bit, but I don’t expect much.

The skyfall RNG is about as tilting as I expected it to be. You can do everything in your power to reduce the chances, but the game still loves shitting on your dreams. I’m not exactly sure what’s worse, this or Takeminakata, but I’m leaning toward this since it feels so bad to get angry over skyfalls; something that is usually a welcome occurrence.

Noah Ranking Dungeon Results

I copied the top JP teams, but struggled to break 130k. Maybe I’m just doing something wrong (I already know I suck, so that’s part of it too), but it seems pretty hard to score well this time; I was expecting 130k to get me more than 0.3%. Maybe it’s just because it’s still early and crappier players haven’t tried yet? But this also means my score could go down, too, as there are also good players that haven’t tried in earnest yet. I guess I’ll find out tomorrow morning. I’m hoping this score will stand up for top 1% because I really don’t want to fish for a better result, but if my % drops a bit I guess I’ll grind out a better score to play it safe. This 130k score had very little skyfall help so there’s certainly room for improvement just from RNG.


I tried a few more runs this morning — courtesy of three-minute stamina — and managed to hit 131k and 0.1%. As always, when you suck, prioritizing speed and minimizing combo count is key (since there are very few people that can approach that 0.5 seconds per manual combo to make them worthwhile).

Godfest Help Post: 2/13-2/14

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: Three Kingdoms & Egypt 2 2/13, Chinese and Archdemons 2/14
Criteria
Day 1 Day 2
Three Kingdoms Egypt 2 Chinese Archdemons
Leader
Individual B- B+ B+ B
Combined B B+
Sub
Individual B+ B- A- B+
Combined B A
Overall
Individual B B A- B+
Combined B A

I’m going to be pressed for time the next month or two, so I’m going to be a bit more strict with the rules this time.

  • I will prioritize box questions that supply a PADherder. It makes it much, much easier for me to give good advice this way. Try PadListener 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 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.

Then here are some general guidelines on how I run the thread:

  • WordPress flags comments when 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.

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Cauchemar Ranking Dungeon Results

So I pretty much gave up on Ra Dragon. While it could give me better final results than Shiva Dragon, just having to abort so many attempts due to sucking and/or bad RNG is very demoralizing (as if it already wasn’t bad enough). I definitely think Shiva Dragon is the way to go for shitters like me. I haven’t tried any of the time extend leaders like Zeus & Hera and Thoth & Sopdet, but at this point it doesn’t look worth the effort. I’ve gotten the best results going purely for speed since there’s no way I can ever get close to that 0.5 seconds per match to make extra combos worth it. The only time you should extend your efforts to make extra combos is if you need enough damage to one-shot a floor.

FYI, on this run I didn’t use RValk. I think she’s good if you’re just trying to get into the top 10% because she increases the chances of one-shotting Cauchemar, but it’s probably better just to use another high ATK sub if you’re trying to maximize your score. Similarly, I also used Set for his wood subtype to help against Siren in hopes of reducing the combo requirement to one-shot her, but if you’re really trying to min-max you should just use your highest ATK sub.

The past two dungeons, my percentile ranking was fairly stable for the duration of the event; if anything it went up. I expect more of the same, but there’s a chance my score could actually go down this time if the 1% reward really increases the competition now that an in-game epeen fellator is on the line. It definitely was much more difficult to get into the top 0.2% this time and small increases in score made a pretty big difference, so I think the effects are already evident. I’d like to think I’m safe, but I’ll be keeping a closer eye on my score than usual.