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.
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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.

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.
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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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One-Shot Challenge 1 Teams

Dungeon Team My Drops
Lv10Lv10
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon2078 - Blazing Goddess of Power, Kali2078 - Blazing Goddess of Power, Kali2010 - Awoken Isis657 - Holy Thunderdragon Indra2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon

1548 - Bubpy
Lv9 - Awoken Skills Invalid
Lv9
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares1253 - Blazing Dragonfire Angel, Uriel1732 - Stormy God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
1549 - Woodpy
Lv8 - No Dupes
Lv8
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon2078 - Blazing Goddess of Power, Kali1588 - Destroying Goddess of Power, Kali2010 - Awoken Isis657 - Holy Thunderdragon Indra2012 - Awoken Ra
1551 - Badpy
Lv7 - No RCV
Lv7
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares1253 - Blazing Dragonfire Angel, Uriel1732 - Stormy God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
1325 - Jewel of Fire
Lv6 - All Attributes
Lv6
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares1670 - Norn of the Past, Urd2190 - Flame-Winged CyberBeast, Markab2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon 1325 - Jewel of Fire
Lv5Lv5
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares1253 - Blazing Dragonfire Angel, Uriel1732 - Stormy God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon

1328 - Jewel of Light
Lv4
Lv4
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares2235 - Avenging War Diety, Ares1253 - Blazing Dragonfire Angel, Uriel1732 - Stormy God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
522 - Snow Globe Dragon Vert
Lv3 - Wood / Light / Dark
Lv3
2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin2006 - Avowed Thief, Ishikawa Goemon2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin
309 - Super King Gold Dragon
Lv2 - Fire / Wood / Light
Lv2
2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin2006 - Avowed Thief, Ishikawa Goemon2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin
797 - TAMADRA
3 - Tyrannos
Lv1
1336 - Ganesha2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin2082 - Scholarly God of Fortune, Ganesha Coins

I really need to level up a Ganesha.

I didn’t restart any dungeons to get a better drop since I’d rather use the stamina on the Arena or 3x, but outside Lv10 I actually got pretty nice drops.

This challenge is 188 days old. JP had the first three awoken Egypt 1s and just got Awoken Shiva, Awoken Meimei and Cao Cao. Not as bad as the descrepancy we had for Challenge Dungeons 10, but it still would’ve been brutal to finish these dungeons with what they had available. On one hand, I’m disappointed that the dungeons won’t be as challenging for us, but on the other I’m glad I didn’t have to go through that nightmare and can get on with my life. I’m not sure I have a team outside Ra Dragon that could consistently beat Lv10. I’d have to get really lucky with Bastet, I guess.