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

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    Bonus screenshots: Aten x Yuna is a ton of fun!

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    Still trying to hit 7 combos with one wood TPA running my Ruel team, but popping the Facet assist on @TheSeiferOne's Ruel makes for fantastic damage even with 6 combos:

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    Maybe it's time to study and practice cascades and git gud. :>
     
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    My refusal to build a Gunma has finally paid off!

    Just pulled Tardis from the Dragonbound + Dragon Caller REM!

    /cheer

    Pulls so far are:

    Kiri (free roll), No.6 (triple god killers), Rathios, Tardis, No. 6 #2 (ha)

    Still have 4-5 more rolls planned.
     
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    Dragonbound + Dragon Caller results 12/4

    Main


    Kiri (free roll)
    No.6
    Rathios
    Tardis
    No.6
    Rathios #2
    Kulia
    Kulia #2
    Shazel
    Kulia #3


    Alt


    Rathios (free roll)
    No.6
    Li
    Rathios #2
    Kulia
    Rathios #3
    No.6 #2
    Kiri
    Kulia #2
    Kulia #3

    I'll have one more free roll after I clear the 30-floor gift dungeon on each account.
     
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    Update: Here are the gift dungeon clear rewards:

    Main
    No.6 #3

    Alt
    Rathios #4

    Oh well. At least I get a free stone for the clear.

    Okay, looks like I'm done with Dragonbound + Dragon Caller REM!
     
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    Rolled one last time on each amount before I start farming skill-up fodder on the first day we get 2x drop rates for the Dragon Forest dungeon.

    Got Kulia #4 on my main and Weld on my alt.

    Wrong account, GungHo. Scheat is on my main. -_-

    Okay, time to start saving up for Greco Roman 3.0!
     
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    By the way, I built Orpharion yesterday (12/3).

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    Now I just need 8 more Seraphis clears before the end of December to max-skill him.

    And then feed him +eggs after he proves his worth as a sub on my Amemina team.
     
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    Tardis is hypermax and ready for battle!

    I think I'll take my updated wood-focused Anublos team for a spin in Endless tonight. :>
     
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    Quoting my post from 10/8 so I can test the theory teams with my alt in co-op soon.
     
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    Li is max-skilled, fully awoken, and ready to apply to my alt account's BHunter as an assist for testing!

    /cheer
     
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    Okay, I am officially done with the Dragonbound + Dragon Caller REM, both because I've given up trying to pull Li on my main...and because I'm down to 9 stones on both accounts. :(

    I strongly suspect I will not be ready when Greco Roman 3.0 debuts in NA.


    Dragonbound + Dragon Caller results - Final

    Main





    Kiri (free roll)
    No.6
    Rathios
    Tardis
    No.6 #2
    Rathios #2
    Kulia
    Kulia #2
    Shazel
    Kulia #3
    No.6 #3 (dungeon clear roll)
    Kulia #4
    No.6 #4
    Kiri #2
    Enra


    Alt




    Rathios (free roll)
    No.6
    Li
    Rathios #2
    Kulia
    Rathios #3
    No.6 #2
    Kiri
    Kulia #2
    Kulia #3
    Rathios #4 (dungeon clear roll)
    Weld
    Tardis
    Li #2
    Shazel


    Main: 2/15 crystal eggs (Tardis, Enra)
    Alt: 4/15 crystal eggs (Li, Weld, Tardis, Li #2)
     
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    What you've heard is correct: Li assist is OP.

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    Full teams were:

    Alt: Navi ! Sherias / BHunter ! Li / AAndro / RIsis ! Grodin / Skuld

    Main: BHunter ! BSonia / Ryune / RI&I / Mel ! Mel / AAndro

    All monsters hypermaxed except AAndro on my alt, who's missing 50 HP +eggs.

    In other news, I max-skilled Orpharion:

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    Of course, I don't know why I did it yet, but I have him (nearly) ready in case he proves useful.

    And, finally, here's a screenshot of my WIP Enra team in Endless:

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    Yes, my Enra is hitting for over 55 million by herself. Oh man, it feels good to run a red team again.

    Still wishing I had at least a single Fujin active on either of my accounts, though, especially with all these hard-hitting teams.
     
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    Cleared 28/30 December quests. Only C9 and C10 remain.

    Ran C9 more or less blind with my standard Amemina team. Fell to Haku. No Fujin actives on either account.

    Spent about 5 minutes reading up on possible strats for C9 and C10 and realized I could be spending that time elsewhere.

    The sharp increase in difficulty between C8 and C9 reminds me that I haven't cleared Metroid: Samus Returns and I could be playing that and having fun instead of banging my head against rubbish mechanics and inflated enemy HP.

    Well, folks, I think this is where I hop off the monthly quest train. It's been fun!

    /wave
     
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    Alt account PADherder is current as of tonight at 8:50 p.m.: https://www.padherder.com/user/Tek7.ios/monsters/

    Main account PADherder profile is still only current up to 11/2/17 because PADListener is still not working properly on Android 7.x.
     
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    Quick updates!

    I got my first Dark Agni on Tuesday (12/12)!

    I was just churning through my December quests and running Agni when he spawned. I should have paid more careful attention because I still had one turn of leader swap left when I tried to burst him down. I ended up sending him in to rage mode and got OHKO'd. I decided to spend the stone to continue then finished him off on the next turn.

    I didn't take a screenshot of the kill or the clear rewards screen, so here's a picture of my recent box acquisitions instead:

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    In other news, I cleared December C10 yesterday (12/14)!

    And I did it using Kiri cheese. I'm not proud of it, but wow, it was far, far less stressful than November's C10.

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    Credit goes to irinya for fantastic guides for Blue Cheese for December C8, C9, and C10!

    I also attempted Snow Globe Challenge #1 earlier today. I made it as far as F10 and got KO'd by Mega Man elephant. I got to thinking about and decided I'll likely skip it rather than keep trying. Why? Because the reward for this 20-floor "gift" dungeon that ends with ZeusDra (which is one of my most loathed boss fights in PAD) is the privilege of limit breaking a monster, which requires an additional 50 million XP to finish leveling.

    Until and unless NA gets a steady stream of snow globes like JP (which may never happen because all evidence suggests we'll never get PAD Radar), I'll either skip re-max-leveling my monsters or be very, very, very selective who I drop 50 million XP on.

    </rant>

    Still working to maintain my resolve to play PAD for fun and not as a second job. Sometimes it's a tricky balance to strike. :)
     
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    Fest rolls 12/16/17

    Main
    Alfecca a.k.a. Mega Man elephant
    Saria #3
    Diadem
    Cronus (HUZZAH!)

    Alt

    Sitri #3


    No plans to roll tomorrow (12/17).

    Now I have to decide if I want to evolve Cronus or leave him in his base form.

    I don't have any other REM void color absorb monsters, but I plan on running Shazel / Rushana ! Li (alt) x OdinDra (main) at some point, so the decision is indeed a difficult one.

    EDIT: I went ahead and posted the following thread asking for input on monster choices: https://puzzleanddragonsforum.com/threads/this-one-or-that-one-scheat-acubens-and-cronus.105365/
     
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    Well, that didn't last.

    I cleared Snow Globe Challenge 1 on Friday (12/15) night using a Tardis team with ridiculous HP: Tardis ! Vishnu / RMeimei / OdinDra / ROrochi ! non-Awoken Orochi / FUA Verd ! Verd / Tardis ! Verd

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    Took a few turns to KO ZeusDra, but I did it without continuing! The final turn ended with 8 natural combos.

    /flex
     
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    So I bought RagDra.

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    Then immediately evolved him.

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    I've decided to take my time gathering mats for his ult.

    And after taking another look at MAthena's dungeon on PADGuide, I might just keep him in his evolved form forever. :x
     
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    RagDra assembly update 12/17:

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    Pieces prepared for MAthena:


    Guardian of the Sacred City, Athena

    Iron Machine King, Star Justice

    Jewel of Wood


    Remaining pieces to complete RagDra assembly:


    Light Mech General, Sherospada

    (11) gold keepers - Tuesday
    (1) 5* red golem
    (1) 5* blue golem
    (1) 5* green golem - Monday
    (1) dub-rubylit
    (1) dub-sapphilit
    (1) dub-emelit
    (3) dub-mythlits

    Reincarnated Ancient Dragon Knight, Zeal

    (1) mystic mask
    (1) divine jade mask
    (2) green keepers
    (2) dragon fruits
    (1) dub-emelit
    (1) emelit
    (1) dub-mythlit
    623,949 + 3,000,000 wood XP

    (I could just sacrifice my max-skilled ADKZ for the cause, but I'm not willing to do that.)

    Machine Athena

    Everything but Machine Athena should be a breeze. Clearing MAthena's dungeon is a topic for a whole other thread.

    I plan on constructing at least one of the RGB golems on my alt then trading for a 6* evo material from my main to help move things along. I have a 5* red golem ready to evolve on my alt, but I'm waiting in case I need any gold keepers tomorrow.

    And if anyone responds to my trade request, all the better!
     
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