I have some PAD questions I can't find answers to in "Beginner" sections found throughout the web. Once I try diving into forums for answers it's like I'm sucked into the whirlpool that it's all "Advanced" and I haven't found an "Intermediate" ground yet. These may obviously seem like easy questions to the bulk of users here, so I figured I'd ask here. Is there no true "defense" value? RCV strictly only affects how much Hearts will heal and has no effect on "defense?" (Aside from awoken kills granting defense.) Sometimes it seems like I can't control the order in which 3+ linked orbs will go. For example to initiate a combo where it gives me +2.5x with 4+ linked wood orbs, I've seen scenarios where the 4 linked wood orbs weren't the 1st to "go" so I lost out on a +2.5x. Do combos go in order of creation on the board, or left to right? What dungeon(s), or special "fest" for the Rare machine need to be active to best give me chances at the 750MP Athena? Also, can that Athena be obtained from Rare machine without a special "fest" active? No. 2267 Peerless Strategist, Mori Motonari, which of his 2 Ultimate Evolutions should I choose, just in case 1 of those 2 will be a good use in an actual team or an assist? Which Ultimate evolution of Anubis is best to go with? If the answer is Awoken Anubis, besides an Awoken Anubis, what is the best to go with? Some leaders have attacks that launch free mass attacks as long as orbs are matched. Sometimes they can destroy "high" defense monsters with ease like the boss on the right side of the screen on the (final) 5/5 dragon runs for EXP. Then there's other cards they can barely hit and it seems inconsistent. How are these calculated? Is the Assist monster assigned to a card supposed to overwrite the skill once it's charge is reached therefore locking out the "1st" skill? Assigning an Assist for its good stats for example comes with the drawback that my 1st active skill will become a bad 2nd skill. Is Reincarnated (insert name here) something new? How do I "reincarnate" cards? I show lots of cards are darkened out on Evolution screen meaning they can't be evolved anymore. What do people mean when they refer to things as Arena 1, 2, 3, etc.? Due to bad luck on pulls/drops and/or perhaps a lack of understanding of the game, I can only dream of clearing Legend and Mythical content. I've read the Athena guide and figured that's a good point to get to, but it's like catch 22, to beat hard dungeons for good stuff I already need a good team. Thanks for any help.