Ainvar's blog--Blog Hiatus Again.

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  1. ainvar

    ainvar Well-Known Member

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    I mean, one mini-post every 2-3 days compared to the full posts I was doing before...

    Basically there's no news. Run MP with you, farm stones and evo mats and tamas the rest of the time. Dream about the days when I ranked occasionally.
     
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    Don't you usually give me a hard time for farming skill ups? USE THOSE PYS!!!!
     
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    Just a quick note--I was tempted to roll Director's Carnival based on @bp1976's results. So I did a little digging, and it looks like carnivals and special galas are much more common in JP these days and have possibly replaced mono color galas altogether from what I can tell. Therefore, there will be lots of opportunities to roll for specific cards similar to what I did in the jewel princess carnival the other day. For instance, right now JP has a "useful assists" carnival which includes Orochi and Zeta Hydra as well as Facet/Carat/Sheen and a bunch of other useful cards like Indra, Raphael, etc.

    So I'm just going to keep revising my target list, and if a carnival hits which has a number of top targets it's a great way to chase specific cards. Otherwise, godfests will be the way to go. And as my list of target cards shrinks, collabs will provide a little variety.
     
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    Can you tell me current best way to get +'s non co-op? Thanks!
     
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    Pray.

    Seriously there's nothing. It sucks. Complain to HQ.
     
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    Is there still like 10x +egg events or anything?
     
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    No. Apparently the powers that be have decided you want rank, not eggs. Literally the only good way to farm hypers now is STTD.
     
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    Been doing some challenge mode clears. Up to 37 stones with 950 days coming on Wednesday. I should have 10-11 rolls available by PCGF, maybe more.
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    Also grabbed a Mion yesterday so now I'm all ready for Awoken Andromeda.
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    MP will hit 300k mid week but nothing is on my shopping list at the moment.
     
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    We occasionally get 5x plus eggs for a daily descend, FWIW. It's weird because plus eggs aren't exactly scarce relative to past PAD eras, but chances to farm them can be scarce/nonexistent on any particular day.
     
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    What's sttd....
     
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    Star Treasure Thieves Den
    It's a guerrilla dungeon that comes about once a week

    25 sta coop 5 floors 10 +eggs can be buttoned.
     
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    Entirely possible he/she didn't know as lately it seems to appear at 1 AM!
     
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    950 Days of PAD

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    Just hit 950 today. Stones back up to 54 after clearing the two gifts. Will hit 55 with One Shot except I died on Alfecca. At least now I know that I'll be facing Noah Dragon. I'll probably blow them on PCGF hoping for Haku or Anubis or something.

    Here's why I still play PAD. As you can see from the list below if @RageSedai quits that probably it for me, too, since I hate finding co-op partners and he and I have a good schedule going. And he doesn't waste time. 3P will not help me enjoy the game because random matchmaking is about the worst thing I can think of for my own enjoyment.

    Things I Still Like About PAD
    - theorycrafting efficient farming builds
    - theorycrafting and clearing difficult solo content
    - running new teams in A1-3
    - developing new cards
    - solving tricky boards without time pressure

    Things I Dislike About PAD
    - finding co-op partners for farming easy content
    - guerilla dungeons
    - slow co-op partners
    - obtaining evo materials that aren't frequent (ie: jewels, descend bosses, etc.)
     
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    One Shot took Two Shots...

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    Thanks to @RageSedai donating alt stamina to running coins with me I'm already at 60 stones.

    So 12+ rolls on PCGF, if I decide to go that route. I probably will, even though based on KR results it's going to be sooooooo many dupes. But Haku and Anubis are there, as well as Kanna, Ilm, and Sima Yi of the 6*s.

    After PCGF I'll focus on developing cards. I still need to level RLeilan #2 and RKushi fully, and then will try Ilmina/Ilm and RKushi Arena 3 clears. Plus whatever else I pull.
     
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    Thinking about Blue Uruka paired with Rei Myr as an endgame team.

    Based on this video:


    My only follow-up attack option at the moment is Momiji but that might change. I assume several cards will receive it as a buff soonish.

    I could run something like:
    BUruka LMeta Momiji RagD DKali ReiMyr

    I like the damage and shield control. With full rainbow and cross and combos you get 126x but you can reduce it by matching fewer colors or not making a heart cross. A heart column takes care of resolve cards, most especially Hino Kagutsuchi. Shielding can be 25%, 50%, or 62.5%. The team is unbindable except Momiji, and has buckets of time extend. It hardly matters what assist skills I bring, but I'd probably pack an emergency shield, stick Roots on DKali or RagD, and maybe put a Mel assist somewhere to make a guaranteed heart column or cross.

    If I'm willing to forego the heart column awakening I could go 100% bind resist with RSusano and have extra utility/protection, too.

    Kaworu Kali is also a decent pairing, but I lose top end shield as well as top end damage in exchange for easier comboing and an RCV multiplier. Also with Momiji and Kaworu Kali I'm at 80% SBR without a double SBR sub. I suspect Rei Myr is better.
     
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    Button Farming Thursday Mythical

    Finally ran out of blue dragon fruits the other day, so I needed to get one to make Mion in preparation for Awoken Andromeda. I haven't run this dungeon in ages so I decided to make a Discord-friendly button build. Wasn't too hard.

    Friend brings Goemon and 6 skill boosts.

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    Just push buttons left to right and swipe final board.

    Here are the substitutions you can make if you want to adapt the build yourself.
    - Double Goemon is I think required, since you need the nuke and the board. If you have a nuke big enough for F1 or F3 I guess you can use that.
    - The first ROdin can be anything that finishes off the remaining 60k-odd HP on the dragon fruit.
    - Shaitan is because you'll be at 1HP. You can use Raphael instead.
    - The second ROdin is anything that can sweep F2
    - Famiel can be replaced by a number of cards. If you go the Shaitan route you have to somehow screw up the Goemon board so you can use the second Goemon. So Lucifer (who makes dark orbs) or Lumiel/Famiel/Ilmina all work. (In fact, as I write this, I'm putting Ilmina in instead.) If you go the Raphael route then any true damage will do, since the board will be hearts again.

    Here's a 100% farmable version of the build:
     
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