Friday, January 22, 2016

Puzzle & Dragons: Japan's CROWS x WORST V Collab

Card character images:
There's a promo card that is redeemable for Android users, the character is shown at the bottom of the above site.

Full character card art:
Full card info:

Gold card translations in Chinese:「クローズ×WORST-V」合作角色介紹(金蛋)
(MP card costs 100K MP and available from 02/05 00:00JST ~ 02/15 23:59JST or you can get it from a serial code for Android users in the Weekly Shonen Champion magazine from 02/05)
Silver card translations in Chinese:「クローズ×WORST-V」合作角色介紹(銀蛋)

GameWith ratings: http://パズドラ
Game8 ratings:

What is CROWS x WORST V?

There is quite a few mix and match of existing leader skills and active skills for this collaboration. All the gold cards, except the MP card Saburo Hanazawa, have a type killer awakening so their total multiplier is actually quite high against the relevant types. Here are some of the notable cards for me:

6* Harumichi Bouya

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Puzzle & Dragons: Japan's Duel Masters Collab (2nd)

The main gold egg Bolmeteus gets a split evolution to be more sub focused and provide a lot of useful awakenings. It will be a great sub for the upcoming green MP Mech Dragon, Ragnarok Dragon (New MP Dragon, Ragnarok @JP) fulfilling 2 other missing colours for the team plus a ton of good awakenings. Its active skill provide a randomise board skill which is useful for a team that needs to match 4-5 colours plus to handle the newer locked orb mechanics. The other evolutions were given to Bolshack and Urth which is most likely to cater to the newer players who can use them as leaders.

I find Bolmeteus the most appealing card for now and it being a gold egg will be very hard to get so it is probably out of reach for most non-IAP players. For those of you who have a Phoenix Rider, take note that the collab dungeon will have skill up cards for it!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Puzzle & Dragons: Japan's 7th Shinrabansho Choco Collab New REM cards and buffs

New cards and card buffs translation:
GameWith card ratings: http://パズドラ
Game8 card ratings:

The 3 new gold collab cards are generally improved versions of existing PAD cards: Athena, Red Sonia and Kirin, gaining skill bind resists, haste or delay to their skills. The most important new addition is the co-op stats awakening.

Those above 3 cards will be useful for co-op and as the roll out for those awakenings are slow, these are expensive "early access" cards for you to help farm co-op for MP like in the highest difficulty Zaerog Infinity co-op dungeon. (Colored preDra are drops on that difficulty)

I actually rolled silver egg Kai ( in one of the returns of the Collab and kept him for a long time. He is like a poor man's Loki, with great typing and good awakenings for leaders like Hathor, Halloween Kali and even Asmodeus Another to boost their multiplier. However, the long cooldown and my unwillingness to skill up with pii means the team needs to stall for it to be up. Somehow, I ended up never using him on my Hathor team as I have other options for dark and recently sold for MP as I cleared most of my non-Pantheon God cards!

My single roll for today's collab return was Asmodeus Another! I have enough leaders for now but I'll be keeping her around as she has a board change which is almost always useful and it's nice to have an alternative to Hathor. Hopefully, I can hold onto her until she gets an alternative evolution!

Edit: is discussing the possibility of using Shinra Sacred Demon God Ark as a sub for Yomi Dragon, in Japanese:

I tried to run the page through Google translate and still didn't understand much of it although the God typing, good awakenings and AS do fit into Yomi Dragon teams but probably only if you do not have the main Yomi Dragon REM subs.

Puzzle & Dragons: Latest Japan Tier List (Updated on 11 Jan 2016 with new links)

I found out about the site through Nez's posting in the Puzzle and Dragons Forum Japan Q&A section.

GameWith's Puzzle & Dragons Tier List. You can use Google Translate to get it in English.

It was updated for November 2014 and includes the new Egyptian Gods, albeit only Hathor made it and is in S Rank Edit: Nephthys is actually at A Rank and Osiris is at B Rank, along with Hathor at S Rank. Regarding the ranking, the only change that I will make is to put Umicachi & Yamasachi and Bastet to A rank instead of B rank. The overall A Rank seems to be favouring Red Leaders primarily as well.

The website also includes a page containing template teams (23 June 2015: Link fixed!) for a lot of popular leaders, separated by colour and even has a section on leaders from Collabs, although Hunter X Hunter is notably missing currently. Edit: Saint Seiya, Hello Kitty and Crystal Defenders too!

Update (20 June 2015):
Game8's PAD Tier List

There have been some discussion on this new list by Game8 and it is a list that is constantly being updated. It's in Japanese but has the card icons which makes it easy to understand even if you do not know the language. It also includes Collaboration leaders which GameWith did not so in a sense, the list is more "complete".

Another use of the tier list IMO is in assisting with figuring out which Godfest combination and Collaboration to go for. For example at this time of posting, Egyptian 1.0 Gods and Indian 1.0 Gods are great for leaders while 3K Gods make for great subs. The top 3 collaborations to go for are DBZ, FF CD and Monster Hunter Collaborations. Final Fantasy Collaboration is great if you are aiming to get multiple Cloud-s but that can be very expensive.

Update (23 June 2015):
Game8's Template Team page

Game8 has a page dedicated to sample teams as well but it is a little hard to navigate to individual teams; you need to go to a leader's page by clicking the icon and then if the page isn't filled with template teams, look for a "▶XXXXのテンプレ" link around the middle of the page where XXXX is the name of the leader. (You can find other card's template teams using the above link on their respective pages as some are not featured on the Template Team page) The template teams are usually more than GameWith's so I think it is an excellent alternative resource!

Update (15 July 2015):

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Puzzle & Dragons: Arena 1.0 team with latent setup links

Created another thread over at Puzzle and Dragons forum collecting Arena 1.0 team with latent setup links: