The Trials, Travails, and Triumphs of Tek, a sometimes average $76.63 total IAP PAD player

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    Rolls have been mediocre today.

    Gathered enough fodder for Saber, but not sure I want to take the plunge.

    Could trade 5 of the following 6:

    Blodin #3
    Amemina #3
    Typhon #3
    Scheat #3
    Escha #3
    Escha #4

    Don't think I want to do it, though. Cost is too high. :/
     
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    REM catch-up post (12/27/18-1/27/19)

    Main


    U&Y #2 (REMDra clear #1)
    Wukong (REMDra clear #2)
    Orya #2
    Alice (free)
    Erika
    Runelis #3 (SoniaDra bonus round clear)
    Silica
    Ra #3
    AD Luci #2
    Ganesha #2
    Zeus GIGA (Special Arena clear)
    Diaochan #3

    Alt

    Sakuya #2 (REMDra clear #1)
    Diaochan (REMDra clear #2)
    Momiji #3
    Argo (free)
    Kuvia #2
    Kuvia #3 (SoniaDra bonus round clear)
    DVajra
    Kagu #2
    Kagu #3 (Special Arena clear)
    Bastet #4

    I think I tagged all free or reward pulls, but I may have missed some.
     
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    Fate collab REM results 1/28

    Main


    Rider
    Archer
    Caster
    Rider #2
    Archer #2
    Berserker
    Shinji
    Illya
    Caster #2
    Lancer


    Alt

    Shinji
    Caster
    Illya
    Lancer
    Archer
    Illya #2
    Saber
    Rider
    Caster #2
     
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    Samurai 3 debut super fest results 1/28

    Main


    Scheat #3
    Nohime #3
    Inahime #2
    Mori
    DCotton
    Zeus GIGA #2
    Mori #2
    Escha #3
    Escha #4

    Alt

    Hatsume
    Kaede #4
    Susano #2
    Hideyoshi
    Hideyoshi #2
    Amemina
    GNey
     
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    Failed C8 repeatedly tonight. Drat. I really wanted those 297 pluses, too. :/ All the experience taught me was that I never want to buy Amen (except maybe as a farming lead and I already have Kaede).

    Also failed C29 repeatedly. Got as far as the boss floor, but lack of awoken bind clear was my downfall. 'Twas a struggle to get that far and I'm not sure how I'd cram an awoken bind clear on to a B&J team with Kuro loop.

    Now for the positive: I cleared C10 with Orya x Saber on my first try (at least, I think it was my first try). It got pretty scary in parts, but I pulled through!

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    So all I left unfinished was C8, C9, Moby Dick, and Eir. Would have liked to have picked up 2 more snow globes, but missing the +297 stings worse. Oh well. My fault for waiting until the last minute, but I'm fine with it. I said I need to start playing more casually and I need to stand by that plan.
     
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    Okay, I forgot to post my Sandalphon +30 farming build last time. I won't be making that mistake twice!

    Player A: Kaede / Alastair / evo Dios / UEvo Dios / Zela

    Player B: ALB / Alastair / evo Dios / UEvo Dios / Tengu ! Ra

    If Uriel, Dios and swipe.

    If Gabriel, pop Alastair.

    If Michael, pop Ra assist.

    If you need another Dios board for some reason, you can pop Zela + ALB for a full wood board.

    But I can't imagine a situation where you would need another Dios board, so I don't know why I built it this way.

    /shrug
     
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    Time for a gallery of A4 failures!

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    Not pictured: My B&J team falling to Fuma's awoken bind clear + leader bind + OHKO on the last turn of the bind.

    That first failure was easily the most painful. I got Skuld down to ~3% but didn't finish the job.

    /sigh

    I think I need to quit this dungeon before I quit this game.

    EDIT: Also, Lajoa is super tanky, but not very fun (at least, not in long dungeons with SO MANY COMBO SHIELDS).
     
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    I CLEARED A4 TODAY

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    Team was DMeta / Izanagi ! Rathian equip / Eir ! R.Yomi / Revo AA Luci / Ciel ! Morrigu

    Team details:

    DMeta: 2 SDR, 2 devil killer
    Izanagi: 2 SDR, 2 TE+ - HP < 50% SA
    Eir: 2 SDR, 2 dragon killer - Tape resist SA
    Revo AA Luci: 2 SDR - FUA SA
    Ciel: 3 dragon killer - Dragon killer SA

    And, thanks to a crash course in PDC, here's the team in a single image!

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    Bought the $0.99 SF collab bundle yesterday and the $9.99 Lucky Bag Bundle #2 today.

    Updated total IAP in thread title ($65.72 as of 2/19/19).
     
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    So as mentioned in my previous post, I dropped $10 on the Witch Lucky Bag Bundle today.

    And I pulled a dupe Reeche! Huzzah!

    I was so excited that I immediately switch my Famiel from ult to Awoken form and threw a team together, only to discover that not one of my 300 friends had base Reeche up as a friend lead. Determined to make good on previous plans to someday clear A3 with base Reeche, I found a friend Saber with VDP SA and set to work.

    It took 3 attempts (I was at ~60% when I encountered HeraDra and she KO'd me a preemptive on attempt #1 and I flubbed a VDP solve against NoahDra on attempt #2), but I did it!

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    I'm pretty sure my 3 god killer latents on my Mega Scheat saved me against DKali. ^^;;

    Team was base Reeche / BD Ryune / Orochi ! non-Awoken Orochi / Awoken Famiel / Mega Scheat ! Weld equip + Saber

    Base Reeche has tape resist SA. Friend Saber had 7c SA.
     
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    Cleared Zahhak Descended Wednesday (2/20).

    Stoned once to clear it after getting to the boss floor and knocking Zahhak under 30% multiple times.

    Teams were:

    Main: Scheat ! Weld equip / Mel ! chocolate box / B&J ! Helen equip / Enra ! A.Horus / HMyne ! Kuro

    Alt: Madoo ! Morrigu / Baldin ! VCarat / RCotton ! Eugeo / mgoe ! Azazel / Sakura Matou

    The idea was to pop Baldin (for burst) + mgoe + Eugeo and solve for VDP + 7c.

    Unfortunately, it still wasn't enough to one-shot the boss.
     
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    SF collab REM results 2/24

    Main


    Mika (free)
    Vega ($0.99 bundle)
    Balrog (SF quest 10 clear)
    Balrog #2
    Blanka

    Alt

    Vega (free)
    Dhalsim (SF quest 10 clear)
    Zangief
    Balrog
    Cammy

    Disappointing results (was hoping to roll Ryu since I have 2 Awoken Diaochans or Ken for the orb skin, but some of these cards may prove useful in the future.

    Would love to trade Blanka on my main for Dhalsim on my alt since I have B&J on my main and Blanka would make a great assist on Tardis for co-op on my alt (I have a Bacches assist on my Tardis on my main for that beefy HP).
     
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    Crunched the numbers. If the lineup for tomorrow's super seasonal fest is the same as it was for JP, I have a 67.72% chance of pulling a dupe on my main--and I excluded Amaterasu, Wukong, and Raphael from my calculations because I'd like to pull a second of each.

    I haven't run the numbers on my main, but they're probably not too far off. The key difference is that I don't have DMeta on my alt.

    Oy. Maybe I should save stones for DBDC or MH instead. :/ I have all the gold eggs from DBDC and it doesn't make sense for a minnow like me to aim for Ideal, so MH seems like the most sensible target for stones.

    And we don't know what the Devil May Cry 5 collab (which I would assume NA will also get) will look like yet.

    /sigh

    But the siren call of Haku and Blujin in the same REM. T_T

    Maybe roll until I get a dupe (which will likely be the first roll)?
     
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    Super seasonal fest REM results 2/25/19

    Main


    Fujin #2
    B&J #2
    Susano
    HVerd
    Ame #4


    Alt

    Ame #2
    DMeta
    Sakuya #3
    BEscha #2
    BEscha #3

    Go home, RNG, you're drunk.

    But hey, I finally pulled DMeta on my alt! Huzzah!
     
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    Super seasonal fest REM results 2/25/19 (cont'd)

    I pulled more. I think the results are good?

    Main


    Ganesha #3
    Ilm
    Amemina #4
    Wukong #2
    Skuld
    Viz #4
    Bastet #3


    Alt

    Haku #2 (seriously?!)
    Dantalion
    Scheat
    Orochi #2
    Astaroth #3

    Yes, that's right. I pulled a dupe Haku on my alt while my nearly-1800-day old main has yet to pull a single Haku.

    /sigh

    Can't complain too loudly, though. Pulled Ilm and Skuld on my main and Scheat on my alt. (Okay, I guess Dantalion is cool, too.)
     
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    Pulled one last time in the super seasonal fest in a desperate bid for Haku (or Blujin). Pulled Uriel #4 instead. T_T

    Adding insult to injury: The next free daily REM pull was Uriel #5.

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
     
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    PAD Special Event Tournament 2 ranking as of 2/27/19

    Main


    22.9% with 149,252 points

    Alt

    28.3% with 145,958 points

    Will probably run a few more times on my alt to secure top 30% then call it good.
     
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    Cleared 13 mil quests 27 and 28!

    Q27

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    Q28

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    Yep. Survived 35 turns against Quetz. Yay for Baldin's burst (3x for dragons and machines) boosting MScheat. Giving her those 3 god killer latents was a worthwhile investment.

    Scheat x Madoo has quickly become one of my favorite pairings.
     
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    Pulled twice more this morning.

    First pull was AD Luci #3.

    Second pull was HCotton.

    The game would rather give me HCotton than Haku. What.
     
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    Cleared C8 and C9 this morning.

    C8 was horrid and took 4-5 tries.

    Cleared C9 on the first try with Roots x Rikuu teams that included Droid Dragon ! Trojan Horse for full hazard resist.

    Going to read Estina's guide on February C8-C10 and decide whether or not to attempt C10 later today.
     

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