The Trials, Travails, and Triumphs of Tek, a sometimes average $126.25 USD total IAP PAD player

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    Cleared A4 with a NoREM team tonight. Here's the copypasta from my reddit post:

    I cleared A4 with a NoREM team tonight. If memory serves, this is my first ever NoREM arena clear. It's a far cry from AA2, but I figured this was as good a place to start as any.

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    Team was:

    Raziel (VDP SA, no latents) ! Amakozumi

    Qilin (L-shield SA, no latents)

    OdinDra (HP>80% SA, 6 SDR)

    Hana Asakura (god killer SA, no latents) ! Rikuu equip

    Revo RaDra (7c SA, 2 SDR and 2 machine killers) ! Rikuu equip

    Friend Aljae had 2 SDR, 2 god killers, and a light Shelling Ford equip assist.

    Badge was TE+.

    Raziel was skill level 1 and level 101. Hana Asakura was max-skilled and level 101. Everyone else was max-skilled and level 110.

    No poison resist, no blind resist, and no cloud resist made things more challenging. Was oddly rewarding to overcome mechanics instead of just showing up with a bunch of hard counters to hazards (not that I plan to make a habit of it).

    I admit this feels less like an accomplishment and more like Aljae propaganda because she is crazy strong. Past rainbow teams struggled with resolve + damage void floors and she just shrugs them off with a 5 CD active.

    It's so good to see rainbow teams getting the love they deserve. <3

    Here are some highlights from the run:

    F1: Revo RaDra's 2 turns of haste let me transform Aljae on turn one.

    F14: Popped Qilin for Sadalmelik.

    F23: Hana Asakura was the surprise MVP here because I drew Ena and was able to clear the unmatchable orb effect and one-shot her before she could put up her combo shield.

    F24: Drew Skuld. Botched the solve after popping Aljae's active the first time, but was easily able to shield and stall through 5 turns of damage void shield. Popped Aljae's active again then immediately popped Revo RaDra's active to lock spinners. Solved the board and KO'd Skuld.
     
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    8 MS Super Witches Fest results 8/1/20

    Main


    Sylvie #2
    Reeche #4
    Kundali #4
    Saline #2


    Alt

    Indra #7
    Saline #4
    I&I #4


    Can't be mad with these results, even though all rolls were dupes. Two witches out of 4 rolls on my main and one out of 3 on my alt. Sure, I wish they were NEW witches, but still decent pulls. And I have a dupe Saline for rank EXP on my main now! (I evolved my first Saline to complete a Giga x Superman TA2 farming team.)
     
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    Shining Dragon Swordsman Tournament results 8/1/20

    Main


    8.0% with 106,402 points

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    Alt

    9.8% with 99,954 points

    I used this video as a guide:

     
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    I pulled once more on each account.

    I should have known better. :/

    Main

    Amaterasu #4

    Alt

    Rodin #2

    Oh well. Could have been worse, I guess.
     
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    Evangelion collab REM results 8/10/20

    Main


    Mari (free)
    Rei (quest reward clear)
    Scheat Shinji

    Alt

    Scheat Shinji (free)
    Kaworu(quest reward clear)
    Mari #2

    Meh.
     
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    Copypasta from reddit thread on the Devitama challenge:

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get S-rank on either of my NA accounts yet.

    Fortunately, I WAS able to get A rank and I already have ~30 latent unlock tamas, so I'm not sweating it.

    Team on both accounts was: Scheat ! Weld equip / Groom Ra ! Kuriboh equip + Madoo friend ! triple poison resist

    Team had full poison resist, full SBR, and laser active up on first turn.

    User laser on F1 and F8, used Madoo active to delay DMeta tama. Most floors were match 5 of anything + fire TPA.

    I have B&J on my main, so, based on other posts in this thread, I might give that a shot for S-rank.
     
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    Got the S-rank on the Devitama challenge!

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    Sacred Relic Dragon REM results 8/17/20

    Main


    Lisheilla #4 (free)
    Lampeid #3
    Lisheilla #5
    Lisheilla #6

    Alt

    Polowne #2 (free)
    Shivnia
    Lisheilla #5
    Lampeid #6

    Oh wow, that hurts. Eight rolls and only one new monster.
     
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    Update roundup!

    I got Qilin Dragon during the recent invade event!

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    I haven't leveled or skilled him up yet, but there's a very good chance he'll end up on the NoREM team I plan to build to attempt A5.


    Dante x Remu is crazy strong!


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    I may not have whale-tier assists, but I have the right subs and that was enough to clear AA3 with relative ease.


    Sol & Mani Tournament results 8/22/20


    Main: 8.4% with 296,554 points

    Alt: 17.7% with 283,700 points


    Remu Super Fest Debut REM results 8/21/20

    Main


    Yomi #5

    Alt

    Ishida #3


    Green Bean S-ranks Traces of Heresy (co-starring Akine and SR Yomi)!

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    I think this may be a new favorite S-rank team.

    I'm saving stones for Sin Dragon & Heroes of Keys series debut in NA after disappointing Sacred Relic Dragon REM pulls.

    This week, I'm finishing farming Sacred Relic Dragon widgets for a Scheherazade gem and a Brahma gem on my 2 NA accounts. After that, I might take a break and just log in for daily rewards.
     
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    I cleared A5 with a NoREM team!

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    I shamelessly stole this team build from NoremChoof: https://www.reddit.com/r/PuzzleAndD...y_annoying_farm_but_at_least_it_was_possible/

    This took several attempts, with some ending with silly mistakes like breaking an L-match and hitting Serket too hard before transforming Aljae and others ending with me getting bad boards (in one case, meaning I failed to one-shot Cthulhu) or lacking ONE combo to finish Cthugha.

    But in the end, I got the clear and that's what counts!
     
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    Star Challenge quests complete on both accounts!

    Wasn't too rough on my main, but level 3 was HORRENDOUS on my alt.

    Time for a pseudo-sabbatical until Sin Dragons & Heroes of Keys debut in NA.
     
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    Cleared Gawain Descended 9/12/20

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    Alt

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    Bonus post! Here's the silly team I used on my alt to farm the 3P Persona dungeon:

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    I cleared A1 with all 5 SR Egyptian 1 monsters as leads for the Extravagant Egypt Event.

    I only uploaded this one screenshot, though:

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    I ran Horus, Isis, Bastet, and Ra in co-op with my main and alt, but I ran Anubis teams separately so I could pair with Diablos. Anubis x Diablos still hits like a truck!

    The challenge was a lot of fun and offered a fresh way to revisit old content and earn some useful rewards.
     
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    Cleared PAD Island One-Shot Challenge 9/25/20

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    Alt

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    Pew pew.
     
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    PAD Island REM results 9/21/20-9/25/20

    Main


    BLakshmi (free)
    BYog
    BTardis
    BChester #2
    BFuu #3
    BPandora #2
    BNavi #2
    BUrd (One-Shot Challenge clear reward)

    Alt

    BKurone #3 (free)
    BFuu #4
    BNavi #5 (One-Shot Challenge clear reward)

    Was surprised to get so many new cards on my main, even though most were troll crystals and none were BFujin or BPlanar.

    I'm planning to evolve my dupe BPandora in to pixel form, though I don't know when I'll use her. I got pretty excited when I rolled a crystal egg for the One-Shot Challenge clear reward, but my excitement was immediately punished with a BUrd. At least it's new?

    Alt's rolls were hot garbage.
     
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    Monster Hunter collab REM results 9/28/20

    Main


    Gammoth #3
    Rathian #3
    Akantor
    Glavenus
    Gammoth #4

    Alt

    Gammoth #3
    Barioth #3
    Tigrex #3

    As with PAD Island, my main pulled good but not amazing crystal eggs and my alt pulled hot garbage.

    Guess I'll trade for Giga Gear then wait for Sin Dragons & Key Heroes.
     
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    So I built a Nerg hunter team on my main.

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    Cleared Zelenbus Descended 10/6/20

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    I ran Rai x Rai in co-op with my alt and cleared Annihilation after several failed attempts. Clearing Mythical-Plus was much easier and I ran Dante x Remu on my main and VIdeal x Dyer on my alt for Mythical difficulty.

    I got the monster drop from Annihilation and the gem drop from Mythical-Plus, so I'm done with this dungeon for now!
     
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    Monster Hunter collab REM results 10/10/20

    Main


    Glavenus #2
    Astalos
    Mizutsune
    Gammoth #5


    Alt

    Rajang
    Legiana #2
    Yian Kut-Ku
    Brachydios #3
    Yama Tsukami
    Amatsu #3
    Gammoth #4
    Yian Kut-Ku #2

    With the news that NA is getting 150 magic stones on Monday and the Sin Dragons & Key Heroes rates (5% chance of rolling a Key Hero) finally registering in my head, I decided to pull in the Monster Hunter collab REM a few more times. I ended up with 5/8 crystal eggs on my alt and 2/8 7* pulls (though one was my third Amatsu, the other was Yama Tsukami, and neither was Safi'jiiva, Velkhana, or Zinogre).

    Could have been better. Could have been worse.

    I'll burn stamina finishing skilling up my new pulls tomorrow then get ready for farming on Monday when Sin Dragons & Key Heroes debuts in NA!
     

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