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

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    I spent 448 saved stones across 2 accounts to not roll Nadeko or Araragi, so I might as well burn 1500 stamina to max-skill Kiss-Shot.



    This hastily assembled team is not intended as a strict guide but rather an example to help others assemble their own Kiss-Shot skill-up farming teams.

    The basic concept is to bring dual MA Scheat leads, include Kiss-Shot on your team, match water TPAs on F1 and F5, and match fire TPAs on F2, F3, and F4.

    Please share your own Kiss-Shot skill-up farming teams if you so desire!
     
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    Purchased the Monster Hunter collab REM + 2 stones $1.99 bundle 3/27/21

    Purchased the GungHo collab REM + 1 stone $0.99 bundle 4/9/21

    Purchased the GungHo collab REM + 1 stone $0.99 bundle 4/17/21

    Total IAP as of 4/19/21: $104.41 USD

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    Cleared Reincarnated Rushana Descended 4/21/21

    I put together a Nadeko x NY Artemis lead swap co-op build that starts with Fasca in the lead slot of team A.

    Here's the build:

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    Notes:

    F1: Start by transforming Fasca, Jurond, and Nadeko and popping the chibi Cian assist active on team A's NY Artemis for the lead swap. Match 2 sets of wood orbs.

    F2: Transform team B's Jurond and Amlynea immediately then pop Kurama active to clear awoken bind and refresh the board. Match 2 sets of wood orbs.

    F3: Match VDP and 3+ separate wood orbs with team A, conserve wood orbs with team B, repeat. Pop Yama Tsukami equip (Ancient Dragonwood Cannon) on team B's NY Artemis in case of emergency.

    F4: Stall if necessary for Greed Egg equip on Kaede. Pop Greed Egg active. Match 2 sets of wood orbs.

    F5: Pop transformed Amlynea active as soon as possible to reduce number of spinners. Pop Nadeko active as soon as possible to clear ATK debuff. Match 2 sets of wood orbs and clear 9c combo shield. IMPORTANT: Make certain to clear F5 (Shiva) with team A to block the F6 lead swap preemptive.

    F6: Pop Fasca active if available to clear time buff and any remaining turns of unmatchable jammers. Match 2 sets of wood orbs.

    F7: Match VDP and 3+ separate wood orbs with team A until super resolve is down. Pop Yama Tsukami equip active on team B's NY Artemis and Nadeko active if available for kill shot at 50%.

    For my first clear, I had Kurz Weber (#5665) with Selica equip (#5125) on team A for 4 SB, 5 green OE, and a time debuff active, but needed more VDP damage on the final floor.

    The team shown above was what I used for my second clear and I ended up having to stall out the time debuff on F6, which got a little scary at times.

    I thought about putting together a Seina x R/B Suou team for this dungeon, but decided on a Nadeko x NY Artemis lead swap build to (1) block the lead swap preemptive on F6, (2) bring a counter the spinners on F5, (3) bring a single active (Kurama) to deal with both the awoken bind and super blind preemptives on F2, and (4) test how powerful Nadeko x NY Artemis can be on a 7x6 board. :>

    Mission accomplished!
     
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    Cleared Hoppo Descended!-All Att. Req. 5/3/21

    Oof. It wasn't pretty, but I did it.

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    I could definitely tweak the team for a second clear, but I think I'll be content with just the one clear for this descend's debut and maybe farm up a few dupes when it returns.
     
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    YamaKyu Karin Kanzuki was a mistake. And I love it ♥

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    Congrats ! I have given up for the premiere, will try again when we get the Karin Kanzuki buff ha ha.

    May I ask what website/app you use to display your full team + inherits + latents ? It looks like it could be very practical to me
     
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    Yeah, I was able to eke out a clear with Seina x Seina in co-op with my alt. I imagine trying to clear it with a cross lead team would be nightmarish.

    Certainly!

    I use Valeria: https://mtkwock.github.io/Valeria/
     
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    YamaKyu Karin Kanzuki was a mistake. And I love it ♥

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    Thank you very much !

    Well I couldn't get my 7x6 swap strat working because F1 is already a nightmare, so yeah, that will wait until I don't need to swap on F1 ha ha
     
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    Purchased the Mystics & Spectres REM + 2 stones $1.99 bundle 5/10/21

    Purchased the Demon Slayer REM + 1 stone $0.99 bundle 5/15/21

    Purchased the Mystics & Spectres REM + 2 stones $1.99 bundle 5/20/21

    Total IAP as of 5/20/21: $109.38 USD

    Thread title updated.
     
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    Rank Reset Memorial Egg Machine Results 5/13/21

    Main


    Uriel #10 (Rank 150)
    Akechi #4 (Rank 250)
    Yang Guifei #3 (Rank 500)
    Kaede #3 (Rank 700)
    Zela #4 (Rank 800)
    Selica #2 (Rank 900)


    Alt

    Pandora #10 (Rank 150)
    Spica # (Rank 250)
    Carat #2 (Rank 500)
    Ryune #2 (Rank 700)
    Akine #2 (Rank 800)
    Akine #3 (Rank 900)
     
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    Demon Slayer REM result highlights 5/20/21

    Main


    29 total pulls (25 from saved stones, 1 free roll, 1 quest reward, 1 $0.99 bundle purchase, 1 Twitter campaign reward)

    (4) 8* pulls: Rengoku, Muzan x2, Tanjiro
    (6) 7* pulls: Inosuke, Nezuko, Shinbou x2, Giyu x2
    (19) 6* pulls


    Alt

    23 total pulls (20 from saved stones, 1 free roll, 1 quest reward, 1 Twitter campaign reward)

    (4) 8* pulls: Tanjiro x3, Muzan
    (6) 7* pulls: Shinobu x2, Akaza, Inosuke, Nezuko, Kanao
    (13) 6* pulls
     
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    I have a new Training Arena 2 farm team!

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    Build inspired by this reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/PuzzleAndDragons/comments/ni27ib/another_muzan_ta2_team/

    F1: Yozuru, swipe
    F2: Muzan, break second row
    F3: Reconnect second row
    F4: Nephthys, swipe
    F5: Muzan, break second row
    F6: Reconnect second row
    F7: Yozuru, swipe
    F8: Stall 1 turn, defense void assist on Chuan, match 3 dark
    F9: Muzan, break second row
    F10: Reconnect second row
    F11: Nephthys, swipe

    EDIT: Had to level Nepthys to 110 after getting KO'd on F5 by latent tamadras.

    EDIT#2: Okay, so it looks like 2 row matches will be necessary if Fama invades on F11, even with a Nephthys burst active.

    EDIT#3: Got KO'd by Nyar, so leveled Yozuru to 110 as well.
     
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    THEORYCRAFTING!

    After pulling Nautilus on my alt earlier today (huzzah!), I'm trying to put together a wood team for farming AA4 for BrahmaDra invades.

    Here's what I have so far:

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    If this team works well (or well enough), I'll probably unlock the last 2 latent slots on one of my SR Parvatis and throw a poison surge latent on her.

    I think this covers everything?

    Source: https://mantasticpad.com/2021/05/06/arenas-colosseum-woc-shura-mechanics-checklist/

    EDIT: If I find I have enough VDP damage on damage void floors, I can swap out the Ancient Dragonwood Cannon equip (#5191) for a Wild Boar Headgear equip (#6547) on SR Parvati on my alt.

    EDIT#2: If spinners turn out to be an issue, I may be able to figure out a way to shuffle teams around to swap out a sub for base Menoa on my main? Maybe?

    EDIT#3: If I need to add a tape equip, I should be able to make and squeeze in one of these equips on my alt:

    https://ilmina.com/#/CARD/4753

    https://ilmina.com/#/CARD/4909

    EDIT#4: Worst case scenario, I can farm Colo2 for a second Achilles on my main to make his shield equip:

    https://ilmina.com/#/CARD/5753

    Then I could leave it unskilled and throw it on my NY Artemis.
     
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    Purchased the Mystics & Spectres REM + 2 stones $1.99 bundle 5/24/21

    Purchased the Street Fighter V CE Season 5 REM + 1 stone $0.99 bundle 5/31/21

    Purchased the Fate/stay night [HF] REM + 1 stone $0.99 bundle 6/14/21

    Purchased the Sacred Relic Dragon Saga REM + 2 stones $1.99 bundle 6/18/21

    Total IAP as of 6/21/21: $115.34 USD

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    Here's my WIP Ina x Evil Ryu team for my alt to farm BrahmaDra invades in AA4:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Still no BrahmaDra drops, but here's the team I've been using to farm AA4 in co-op during the current event (because forget giving up a sub slot for base Parvati to increase the invade rate).

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    The latest Sacred Relic Dragon event is over, but I'm posting this for future reference:

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    Team A: Pixel Woodsie ! Morrigu / SR Parvati ! Rone / Dios / Dios / Dios

    Team B: SR Freyja ! Kio / Dios / Dios / LBastet ! Dragonwood Cannon equip / Dios

    F1 (A) : Rone assist on SR Parvati, Dios, swipe
    F2 (B): Dios, swipe
    F3 (A): Dios, swipe
    F4 (B): Kio assist on SR Freyja, Dios, Morrigu assist on Pixel Woodsie, swipe
    F5 (A): Dios, swipe
    F6 (B): Dragonwood Cannon assist on LBastet, Dios, swipe
     
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    Purchased the Samurai Shodown REM + 1 stone $0.99 bundle 6/28/21

    Purchased the Samurai Shodown REM + 1 stone $0.99 bundle 7/5/21

    Purchased the PAD Academy REM + 1 stone $0.99 bundle 7/5/21

    Total IAP as of 7/5/21: $118.31 USD

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    Purchased the Deadly Sin Dragons & Key Heroes REM + 2 stone $1.99 bundle 7/9/21

    Total IAP as of 7/9/21: $120.30 USD

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    The good news: I pulled Sloth Egg #3 and my first Envy Egg in my 10 free pulls on my main. Huzzah!

    The bad news: I pulled Pride Egg #9 from the $2 bundle.

    Yeeeah I think I'm done spending money on this game for a while.
     
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    Cleared Irene Descended 7/10/21

    And here's the team I used in co-op with my alt:

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    I stoned once on the boss floor for each of my 2 clears, but it was worth 2 stones (one of which I reclaimed with the clear) to be done with this dungeon.

    The team is great, but VDP damage specifically is an issue as many of Nautilus' best subs don't have VDP awakenings. If I had to run this again, I'd try to find a way to squeeze in my alt's Dragonwood Cannon equip to one-shot Irene after clearing her super resolve on the final floor.

    Maybe I could swap Jurond for Polowne on my alt and swap SR Parvati (who carries a poison surge resist latent) for Jurond on my main? Then I could put Menuit's hammer (which I've yet to make but plan to make soon) as the assist on SR Parvati.

    /shrug

    It's an idea. But one I probably won't try out for a while because I have no desire to ever run this dungeon again.
     
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