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

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    Day 1500!

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    Not sure I'll be able to do a box tour any time soon, but I hope to post a few more recent screenshots soon.
     
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    Cleared Takeminakata +297 on both accounts!

    Incoming copypasta:

    Source: https://puzzleanddragonsforum.com/threads/takeminakata-297.106282/
     
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    Yu Yu Hakusho REM pulls 5/14

    Main
    Botan (free)
    Raizen ($0.99 bundle)
    Kaname Hagiri

    Alt
    Kazuma Kuwabara (free)
    Botan

    Meh.

    Glad to have a +2 combo assist active on my alt. Just wish the cooldown was as low as Kim Kaphwan's:



    Was so excited to see a crystal egg pop out of the YYH REM after spending the dollar for the bundle, then Raizen appeared and I looked over his monster information. I'll keep him since he's new and hope that he'll prove useful at some point (though I'm not holding my breath).
     
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    C10 CLEARED

    Teams were:

    Main: BHunter ! Orochi / Mel ! chocolate box / Blonia / Kiri / Ryune

    Alt: BHunter ! non-Awoken Mori / Mel ! chocolate box / Skuld / OdinDra / wood PreDra

    /cheer

    Now all that's left is a few descends and I'll be done with May quest dungeons!
     
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    Kurogane is still horrid.

    Failed once on the boss floor with Blonia teams in co-op. Fought a good fight but ran out of actives at the end.

    Then failed with a specialized Gronia team (Gronia / RagDra / OdinDra / GCotton / DroidDragon ! Hanzo equip + Gronia ! Rathian equip-- full blind resist and full poison resist!) in solo on F3 because I was too conservative with active skills and sent the blue dragon into the rage zone.

    Five hours of stamina down the drain. :/

    Might try again later with my specialized Gronia team later after my stamina recovers. If I still can't clear it, I'll probably replace RagDra with my dupe Gronia next time Kurogane comes around. By then, I should be able to fully awaken her, level her to max, and +297 her.
     
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    Yeah, Kurogane sucks. I finally beat him with my Gronia team after at least five tries today (maybe more, I didn't count), and I plan on never running that cesspool of a dungeon again. High HP, a high combo shield, and no skyfalls is annoying enough, but did he really have to use so many blinds to make it even harder to match enough combos?
     
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    I tanked almost 80 turns against Kurogane and chipped him down to his awoken bind (which was unfortunately a few turns after I had popped OdinDra for the 50% heal), but didn't bring a burst active and ultimately got KO'd with about 21 turns left on the damage void.

    Next time around, I plan to bring this team:

    Gronia / RagDra ! Bacches or VCarat (depending on math and tests in Endless) / OdinDra / GCotton ! non-Awoken Ishida / Droid Dragon ! Hanzo equip + Gronia ! Rathia equip

    My plan is to chip Kurogane down to just above 30%, pop Gronia, pop Bacches, match 7 combos but no L-shapes, and hope I do enough damage (~52 million in one turn) to KO him.

    9 million damage for each Gronia with 5x ATK with Bacches active divided by 2 for attribute disadvantage (wood against fire), plus the damage from other subs, including GCotton with double 7c awakenings.

    9,000,000 * 5 / 2 = 22,500,000 * 2 = 45,000,000

    That means the remaining subs (most notably OdinDra and GCotton) need to do 7 million damage total, which is perfectly feasible.

    I just need to make sure that Gronia hits for under 10 million damage total for the math to work out.

    Puzzle & Maths, amirite?
     
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    Cleared the Xin Hua ranking dungeon on both accounts. Dismal results.

    54.2% on my alt

    57.0% on my main

    Whatever, dude. Got my free stone and I'm out.

    Not worth banging my head against this mess for a pixelit.

    Source: https://www.facebook.com/notes/puzz...a-gungho/xin-hua-tournament/2081219478573300/
     
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    Okay that ranking dungeon is complete bonkers. I tried seven times and only one attempt didn't end in a game over.
     
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    Max-skilled my 5 YYH pulls on both accounts!

    Only got 2 penguin drops in all those runs button farming Int. :|

    Agreed.

    I'm happy to take my Grand PreDra and put it behind me.
     
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    9 runs no picture. You know what, I'll just use piis.
     
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    Use the Monster Exchange to trade 4 unwanted skill up fodder for the ones you want!
     
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    Oh yeah.
     
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    By the time I'm done building this RagDra on my alt account, I may just not care any more.

    Seriously, this is so tedious. :|
     
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    Version 14.1 maintenance set for 5/29!

    https://www.reddit.com/r/PuzzleAndD...7/newsna_version_141_maintenance_set_for_529/

    So I'll see you all in about a week. :p

    Some quick updates before I finish the post, though:

    I've cleared floors 1-8 of Eternal Jail of the Devil King on my main and floors 1-7 on my alt. Thanks to @Kreisler for putting up his Yomi Tamazo so I could clear F7 on my alt on the second try. You da real MVP.

    Finished evolving RagDra #1 on my alt and RagDra #2 on my main recently. Could look at screenshots to pin down the dates on both, but that would take time and effort.

    Cleared UEC with my rainbow Fenrir team, which was a lot of fun and probably one of my favorite achievements in recent memory. I led with my heart and chose to evolve Fenrir to D/R form on my alt and set him in slot 1 so my main would always have a D/R Fenrir to pair with. D/x Fenrir is arguably the stronger lead and I have a max-skilled Rugal and a max-skilled pixel Rugal on my alt (as well as on my main), but I have no regrets. Rainbow Fenrir is just too much fun.
     
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    Just cleared F9 with my Gronia team.

    Gronia / RagDra / OdinDra / GCotton ! non-Awoken Ishida / Kaede ! Bacches

    Failed first attempt on Nobunaga Dragon because I didn't know he hit for over 150K every 6th turn.

    Tried again. One-shot NobuDra second time around. Popped Gronia and Bacches assist on the boss floor, matched 8 combos, still didn't OHKO Andro through her shield, but I did keep her from putting up the damage absorb. Fumbled around until I KO'd her.

    #GroniaOP
     
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    Incoming copypasta!

    I DID IT

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    Team was:

    Amemina ! Yomi / LB Paimon ! Wee Jas / Apollo / Viz ! light wisedragon / Apoc ! Apoc

    Sequence of actives was Apoc > Apollo > Wee Jas > light wisedragon > Yomi

    I had 15 seconds of orb movement time to match the box!

    So glad to have this done. :)

    EDIT: Apollo has 2 devil killer latents, but some light skyfall matches meant he didn't even need them. They might still come in handy, though!

    Source: https://puzzleanddragonsforum.com/t...ng-last-floor-with-lajoa.106363/#post-1576068
     
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    Cleared Star Treasure of the Night Sky on my alt for the first time this morning!

    Team was Rikuu / No.6 ! VCarat / OdinDra / RagDra / Navi ! Sherias + Rikuu

    Survived until the boss floor (LMeta), popped VCarat, solved the board, pew pew.

    Also evolved Revo Satan on my main. Will probably wait until py invades return before max-skilling him. That will give me time to build him on my alt, too.

    Speaking of Revo Satan, I cleared F9 of Eternal Jail of the Devil King on my alt somehow! Used Rikuu for that, too. RagDra with god killer SA is so strong. :)

    Swept Aegir on both accounts for the +99. Will probably set PAD aside until after tomorrow's maintenance except for tomorrow's +99 dungeon. Excited for MOAR BOX SPACE
     
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    So I looked at the Blogs sub-forum and noticed that @foxwaffles and I are the only 2 PF users who posted in May.

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN

    Probably not much since a lot of activity has moved to Discord (according to relevant forum threads) and the few folks who maintain a PAD blog these days probably use their own site. (Mantastic and Blogging Mama immediately come to mind.)

    Makes me wonder how many folks are still reading this thread. :| But that's okay because I'd still post just to have a record of the highlights of my PAD career.
     
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    Tried to clear Legendary Skyrealm solo with a Blonia team for the No Continues quest.

    Failed 3 times in a row. :/ I made it to Valten on the second try and got him down to about 25%. I just struggled with those miserable roulette blocks.

    I think I could clear it with 1-2 more tries, but I don't want to stone for stamina and I'm not within range of a rank up even if I run Experience of a Lifetime with a Ganesha friend.

    I plan to throw a FMA collab watch as an assist equip on Kiri (since I doubt I'd be using her active) as an emergency measure against the roulette blocks. I can tank X Burst so long as I match blue and dark the turn before.
     

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