MisterDrgn's Achievement Thread

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  1. MisterDrgn

    MisterDrgn You can't take the sky from me. Staff Member

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    In the last couple years, my old achievement thread (link) has become rather outdated. Mythical clears just don't matter anymore. So I'm making a new thread with just the hard stuff. But I'm keeping the Endless Corridor clears with different team lineups because those were a labor of love.

    In the tables below, click on the monster to see an image (and a description, when I wrote one) of the clear.

    Contents
    1) Endless Corridors
    2) Legend/Mythical Plus
    3) Challenge Dungeons & Arena



    Bonus Content
    1) Probability & Psychology in PAD
    2) A Tale of Two Zeuses
     
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    MisterDrgn You can't take the sky from me. Staff Member

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    1) Endless Corridors

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    MisterDrgn You can't take the sky from me. Staff Member

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    2) Legend/Mythical Plus

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    MisterDrgn You can't take the sky from me. Staff Member

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    3) Challenge Dungeons & Arena

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    In the table below:
    Challenge Descended = All dungeons cleared with the same lead, solo, no continues.
    One-Shot/Challenge Dungeon = Hardest dungeon cleared, solo, no continues.


    DateDungeonLeadNo Deaths
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    3/3/15Challenge Descended! 1
    4/17/15Challenge Descended! 2
    8/1/15Challenge Descended! 3
    8/16/15Challenge Dungeons! 1
    9/27/15Challenge Descended! 1
    10/23/15Challenge Dungeons! 10:misc10:
    10/23/15Challenge Descended! 4
    11/15/15One-Shot Challenge! 1
    12/2/15Challenge Descended! 5
    1/1/16Challenge Dungeons! 7:misc10:
    1/27/16Challenge Descended! 6
    2/8/16Challenge Dungeons! 20
    2/9/16Challenge Dungeons! 14:misc10:
    3/1/16Challenge Descended! 7
    3/5/16One-Shot Challenge! 2
    3/11/16Challenge Descended! 8
    3/20/16Challenge Dungeons! 22
    3/23/16Challenge Descended! 9:misc10:
    3/26/16Challenge Dungeons! 23:misc10:
    4/24/16Challenge Descended! 10
    5/20/16Challenge Descended! 11:misc10:
    6/4/16Challenge Dungeons! 25:misc10:
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    7/25/16Challenge Descended! 14:misc10:
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    9/19/16Challenge Dungeons! 28:misc10:
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    10/27/16One-Shot Challenge! 3:misc10:
    11/30/16Challenge Descended! 18
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    12/5/16Challenge Descended! 20
    12/19/16Challenge Dungeons! 31
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    1/21/17Challenge Dungeons! 33:misc10:
    2/7/17Challenge Descended! 23
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    2/26/17Challenge Dungeons! 34:misc10:
    3/5/17Challenge Descended! 24:misc10:
    3/11/17One-Shot Challenge! 9
     
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    MisterDrgn You can't take the sky from me. Staff Member

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    MisterDrgn You can't take the sky from me. Staff Member

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    I have a lot of Legend Plus clears that I'll need to dig up or post here. For now I'll talk about Scarlet Descended, as I've been farming it a lot with Thor/Saria. I struggled when I brought AAma, but with Venus, I've been clearing 100% for a long time. It does take some time, though. ~14 minutes on average.



    Strat:

    1) Try to one-shot Belial (or at least knock him into dark) with DQ or Wukong. Use the other if I need a strong second hit.

    2) One-shot demons with heart-maker (Saria if she's the only one left) + Valk + Venus.

    3) Stall for skills, then kill with heart-maker + Valk + Thor + Venus (Armadel has light resist, so I play it safe and use everything usually).

    4) Stall for skills, heal up on first turn after Kraken attacks, then one-shot with heart-maker + Valk + Venus.

    5) Stall for skills, then kill. If it's Hera-Ur, I often use Saria for the killing blow, and if I don't have a great board, I use Thor's help. But I prefer not to because I sometimes run out of time to stall for Thor on the boss and have to stall a bit in the boss's second stage.

    6) Stall + grind to 60-75%. If I can wait for Thor, kill with DQ + Wukong + Thor.

    7) If everything worked out, kill with Saria + Valk + Venus. Sometimes I have to stall a few turns.
     
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    MisterDrgn You can't take the sky from me. Staff Member

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    Here is an old Z8 clear, from last October. I can't find a post about this anywhere, so I'm uploading the pic I found on my phone.



    As I recall this was kind of a disaster. One failure from underestimating my damage output vs. king metal dragons and possibly two from failing on Z8's 6-combo shield. I think the first time I messed up and missed my combo, and the second time I got a combo but still didn't deal enough damage because I didn't have light orbs on the board. Blegh. So a 0-stone clear on the third or fourth try.

    Anyway, I'd handle this better now. Hopefully.
     
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    MisterDrgn You can't take the sky from me. Staff Member

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    Cleared my first couple Mythical Plus dungeons, running in Solo mode because I hate other people.

    God Rush was pretty easy, but Hera Rush was scary. The boss is particularly intimidating--I was pretty sure Zera was gonna kill me. Thank goodness for all those defensive actives.

    ALSO: God Rush got me an Elia skill-up, and Hera Rush got me rank 500, so that's pretty cool.



    Zera strat: Basically make sure to make 5-6 combos with all those light orbs they give you, and knock them down to 50% as quickly as possible, before you run out of hearts/defensive actives. Popped Thor + Valk for the kill.
     
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    Thanks so much for sharing. I noticed scarlet was the final boss on the upcoming descended challenges so your team and pointers will be very helpful. I'll let you know how replicable your results are tomorrow!
     
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    Grizztof Shirley, you can't be serious.

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    I don't like coop costing stam. Wanna coop MEC with Ant? Also, would you move my "under eval" constellation primer to blogs? It's no longer really a team guide.
     
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    MisterDrgn You can't take the sky from me. Staff Member

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    Yeah, Antares coop could be fun. Maybe Monday/Tuesday night? Sadly a lot of my stuff is just short of max-skill. Have to decide between 8-CD Scarlet and 7-CD Tsubaki.

    There's something funky going on with the forum right now. I can't move threads for some reason.

    EDIT: Never mind, got it. There's something very screwy with my Chrome browser right now. On a side note, wow, this thread's formatting looks like crap in Firefox.
     
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    Crap, I died because I got her below 50% by accident with many skills down because of the stupid color fire thing... The run was going so well, but I had Apoc instead of Venus. What kind of damage you expect from 2 rows+Venus+thor with that setup? I stalled too much because I feared to miss my killshot if I went too early... :sorry:
     
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    MisterDrgn You can't take the sky from me. Staff Member

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    Two rows + Thor + Venus kills everything, basically. Even underleveled in a rogue dungeon (with +eggs, at least). Are you talking about the second stage of the boss? Because I one-shot her immediately if my skills are up.

    ...I guess the only time I wouldn't go for the one-shot is against Nordis with its 50% light damage.
     
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    Yeah I was talking about stage 2. Good to know it hits this hard, it's kinda risky to stall there if she does her conversion hit too much it makes you use skills when you don't want to.

    thanks for the tips!
     
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    foxwaffles Weak to pretty boys

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    Scarlet is definitely still doable without Venus I hope? I'm going to use my usual core of Thor / Apoc / DQ / Valk / flex but who should go in my flex? Super saiyan Raphael or Awoken Amaterasu or a second Valk? (i have two, one chibi one regular both MS and hypered/close to hyper)

    I haven't done Scarlet yet, want that Badpy (and the stone I guess)
     
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    MisterDrgn You can't take the sky from me. Staff Member

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    I see in the other thread that it worked out, awesome.

    Maybe Raph? Unlike most dungeons, you really need all the firepower you can get, so the 5 rows might be nice. You could try something similar to my strat above, but without the Venus active, and hopefully you'll hit hard enough to take everything down. I'd just use the Raph active as a last-chance survival button.

    I've cleared it a couple times, maybe, with Valk/DQ/Wukong/AAma, so you could try bringing her, but it was definitely less consistent than the Venus setup. You have to be super careful about setting up finishing blows because your firepower is lacking. I guess with Apoc you're looking at slightly less firepower than this with one fewer row, though that's a very small difference.

    I guess I'd try Raph, but I can't guarantee it'll work on the first try. And remember, when your team is underleveled those +eggs really make a difference.
     
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    I'd say with Apoc, the 2 row burst is a lot less powerful without the enhance (and the potential more combos with the CTW).
    All in all, this just leaves more room for mistakes, but it would work. I was just unlucky to die because I didn't burst early enough on the last floor.
     
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    foxwaffles Weak to pretty boys

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    @MisterDrgn Thanks for the advice and thoughts :) I might leave Scarlet alone for now (rip free stone) until Apoc is hypered and Raphael is not +0 (skill ups when...). I don't have a need for Scarlet that I can foresee but I do want to be able to clear it...

    @axlpowa I noticed your Mecha Hera in your sig and I just want to say congrats on getting her @_@ I've heard double Mecha Hera farms all of the current co-op quite easily, and some people in JP are blowing off 10+ stones on her because it's worth the investment. Reminds me of the days people stoned on Zeus to farm Zeus with Zeus and farm everything else with Zeus.
     
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    MisterDrgn You can't take the sky from me. Staff Member

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    Ah, those were the days. I was so excited about getting Zeus for only 7 stones.
     
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    Yeah, I actually evo'ed her only today because I was missing a couple Keeper of gold... I look forward to trying her. The Myth+ rushes are already pretty easy @ 2 player, with Heras it will be a cakewalk. And.. it's a good thing cause I gotta max skill Grizar in the mid-near future...

    Yeah, do you recall when trifruits were a descend? Zeus was one of the only monsters that had a shot at it.
     
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