The Trials, Travails, and Triumphs of Tek, a sometimes average $131.20 USD total IAP PAD player

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    Still alive!

    I haven't posted as much since the [ monster][ /monster] function stopped pulling monster icons from PDX.

    But I wanted to pop in and report that I pulled Seina yesterday and cleared Colo2 with her last night!

    Cleared Ultimate Annihilation Colosseum 1/5/21

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    I CLEARED AA4 YESTERDAY

    Cleared Alt. Incarnation of Worlds 1/8/21

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    So I just failed my first 4 attempts on Shura on my alt. :/

    Here's my current team:

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    (Team image created in Valeria)

    And here are my notes:

    1: Failed on Lucifer puzzle #3

    2: Failed on first floor (could not transform before Duval's delay ended and mobs overwrote blue orbs)

    3: Failed on F6 (Alcyone, Grandis burst active not up in time and assist up on Duval)
    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=Penfyx0 PASS
    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=7iviu70 PASS

    4: Failed on Lucifer puzzle #3
    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=a0OI1k0 PASS
    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=EkKdSz0 FAILED
     
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    Here's my updated team:

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    Shura attempt #7:

    SUCCESS!

    Cleared Illusory World of Carnage (Shura) 1/10/21

    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=wpCCEv0 PASS

    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=DRhSwC0 PASS

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    This was my team for the clear:

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    That is one stressful dungeon, but Seina is an amazing lead.

    Very glad I pulled her and very glad to have my first Shura clear behind me. I never imagined I'd clear it on my alt before I cleared it on my main!
     
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    Purchased the Mystics & Spectres Week 2 (REM + 2 stones) $1.99 bundle 1/9/21.

    Total IAP as of 1/9/21: $95.48 USD

    Thread title updated.
     
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    I cleared AA4 on my alt today...

    ...AND I DID IT WITH A RAINBOW TEAM!

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    Time to attempt Shura on my main now! (Ugh.)

    Will post my team shortly. I think I'm on attempt #5 already? But I'm still working out the first few floors because I'm running a Ferule team and the first floor is proving far more difficult than it did for Seina.

    5: Failed on F20 because RNG didn't give me enough heart orbs when fighting against Menoa. :(

    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=TANpYe0 PASS

    I'd consider taking the RCV+ badge if my PSI (player skill issues) didn't demand that I take the TE+ badge to match VDP + 7c on the first floor.

    Man, I'm really wishing I'd pulled Seina in one of my ~35 pulls from the Mystics & Spectres machine. T_T

    Maybe I should take a look at Ryumei x Santama?
     
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    6: Failed on F16 (couldn't heal up enough to tank Raphael's second attack)

    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=tjstM80 PASS

    Passed Lucifer test #3

    7: Failed F21 on GMenoa (knocked GMenoa to 50, she popped damage absorb shield, I was ONE turn away from my Fujin active being up)

    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=7CvAHg0 PASS

    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=FcwCbD0 PASS

    8: Failed on LMenoa

    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=nTRvTD0 PASS

    9: Failed on F1

    10: Failed on F3 because of massive skyfall and a refusal to use Yog's active

    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=gOtX1w0 PASS

    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=l2rMoI0 PASS

    11: Failed on F1

    STAMINA REFRESH

    12: Failed on F3 after activating Leonis' resolve

    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=YsWzQb0 PASS

    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=EvtI230 PASS

    13: Failed on F1

    14: Failed Lucifer test #3

    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=aAEjPc0 FAIL

    15: Failed on F21 (DMenoa spawned and Reeche hat assist on Yog was not up yet)

    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=wP8nnz0 PASS

    https://pad.dawnglare.com/?s=X6rKOJ0 PASS
     
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    I CLEARED SHURA ON MY MAIN ON ATTEMPT #17!

    After 15 unsuccessful attempts with a Ferule team, I pulled Seina (in the process taking my stone count down to 50, which is the lowest it's been in a very, very long time) and cleared it in two attempts (which might have been one had I been more familiar with Xin Hua's move set).

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    Huzzah!

    I've already spent 50 of those 85 stones (10 stones for box space, 10 stones for 2 Mystics & Spectres REM pulls which gave me even more dupes, and 40 stones for 4 PCGF pulls, which netted me Menoa #2, Kagu #6, Denebola #2, and Orochi #5), but I should be back at 100 stones tomorrow morning.

    So very glad to have AA4 and Shura 1 behind me on both my accounts.

    Just going to skip that Devil title challenge, though...
     
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    Purchased the Mystics & Spectres Week 3 (REM + 2 stones) $1.99 bundle 1/17/21.

    Total IAP as of 1/17/21: $97.47 USD

    Thread title updated.
     
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    Quoting my latest REM results post from 11/24/20 to know where to pick up if I ever decide to post all my REM pulls on both my NA accounts from that point forward.

    Scathach acts as a sort of bookend on both accounts (since I max-skilled Scathach on both accounts when she debuted) so it should be easy enough to pick up where I left off.
     
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    I consistently fail to get past the 'clear the board' Lucifer puzzle. I do have Seina, though, so once we hit a lull in content and I can blow stamina on Shura, I will try to focus on it, if not at least because 85 stones is a nice reward for first clear. Congrats!

     
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    In the interest of full disclosure, I used DawnGlare for nearly every Lucifer third floor test I passed.

    I've also read that there's a section in PADDB (here's the Android version) that will let you practice Lucifer test boards.

    With one notable exception, test #3 (clear every orb or DIE) was always the most difficult test. If you can get past that with a solid Seina team, there's a good chance you'll make significant progress.
     
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    I did it! That was actually an enjoyable (if nerve-wracking) dungeon run, and I have zero faith that I could clear it consistently. Haha.
     
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    Congratulations!

    And yes, Shura is indeed nerve-wracking. I've now cleared Shura and Alt Shura on both accounts (screenshot posts coming Soon(TM)!) and I'd rather farm AA4 for latents than stress over Lucifer's tests and the final floor.

    The trouble is coming up with a team that (1) I enjoy playing and (2) is strong enough to reliably clear AA4. I'm thinking VIdeal x LMenoa (perhaps featuring Reeche after she gets her buffs in NA?)...
     
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