Friday, November 23, 2012

[Event] Thanksgiving Turkey Hunting [Catalogue Page 20]


Happy Late Thanksgiving everyone! Hope those who celebrate Thanksgiving had a great Turkey Feast, and those who don’t had a wonderful day as well.

GC is celebrating Thanksgiving with everyone, too. Instead of the normal Silver Slime and Gold Slime (every Friday) drops, new Turkeys have appeared in all hunting grounds. This is a one-week limited event, with 3 new cards (Silver Turkey, Gold Turkey, and Platinum Turkey), and a new catalogue page (page 20).
 
 
Event Detail:

Time: Nov 19 – 25, 2012

Guardians: Silver Turkey (3) / Gold Turkey (4) / Platinum Turkey (4)

Guardian Locations: All hunting grounds

Guardian Shapes: Birds

Catalogue Completion Reward: Life Stone (III) x2
 

These Turkeys act as enhancing cards in the same way the normal Silver Slime and Gold Slime do. They yield EXP much higher than other normal 3 and 4 Guardians. Below is the EXP detail:

Guardian
EXP
SS Equivalent
Silver Turkey
210
1SS
Gold Turkey
630
3SS
Platinum Turkey
840
4SS

The trading value of these turkeys are expected to be much higher than their SS equivalent value, since they are limited time Guardians and the Catalogue page reward is very decent.
 
So, let's enjoy these delicious turkeys while they last ^_^

Thursday, November 22, 2012

9th Coliseum Reward – Almighty/Mighty Atlas


Sorry that I got somewhat lazy this week and didn’t post about last week’s coli reward until now.


 
 

Below are the detailed stats and skill list:

 
 
HP
MP
ATK
DEF
AGI
WIS
Regular Atlas
Lvl 1 Cool
1160
930
1150
1090
967
911
Lvl Max Cool
2900
2325
2875
2725
2417
2277
Lvl Max Ace
3190
2557
3162
2997
2659
2505
Mighty Atlas
Lvl 1 Cool
1160
1040
1150
1090
913
1100
Lvl Max Cool
2900
2600
2875
2725
2283
2750
Almighty Atlas
Lvl 1 Cool
1160
1040
1150
1090
913
1250
Lvl Max Cool
2900
2600
2875
2725
2283
3125

 

 
Regular Atlas
Almighty/Mighty Atlas
Skill 1
Heavy Blow (Strong Physical+2)
Heavy Blow (Strong Physical+2)
Skill 2
Might (ATK+10%)
Double Impact (Strong Physical+3)
Skill 3
Double Impact (Strong Physical+3)
Greater Might (ATK+20%)
Skill 4
Greater Might (ATK+20%)
Storm Impact (Strong Physical+4)
Skill 5
Storm Impact (Strong Physical+4)
Earthquake (Earth+4)

Recommended Skills: Skill 3, Skill 4, Skill 5

Overall, (Al)mighty Atlas is just an average Almighty Guardian, comparing to some of the excellent ones (such as Banshee Witch, Titan/Pumpkin Titan, Azi, and Apsara). There is no boost in areas that regular Atlas is best known for (HP and ATK), but increased his elemental attributes (MP and WIS). More importantly, the ATK+10% buff is gone, replaced with Earth +4.

Even without considering the ATK buff, Mighty Atlas’s ATK is still higher than his WIS, so recommended types and builds are the same as regular Atlas. He can be considered as a regular Atlas with a bit higher elemental defense.

Things may vary a bit in the case of Almighty Atlas. With the ATK buff, Almighty Atlas’ ATK is still higher than WIS normally (3450ATK vs. 3125WIS, unstoned), so normal good Atlas types (such as Chaotic) still apply to Almighty Atlas. With the large increase in WIS, now Int has also become a good type for Almighty Atlas. I may not necessarily agree that Int is the best type, since it’s overall tanking ability is not as good as Chaotic (lower HP, which affects both elemental and physical defense), and elemental attacks are affected by the critical/block issue.

Type Recommendation:

Type
Comments
Chaotic
Best tanking build since high HP.
Sexy
Not optimal, since he doesn’t need MP stoning except Brave type.
Powerful
Strong Physical damage build.
Brave
Tanking build, and unlike regular Atlas, he’s able to cast +4 twice with MP boost.
Fast
Faster build, but hinders physical defense. Can be either physical or elemental or both.
Intelligent
Strong elemental damage build.

 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

8th Coliseum Reward – Almighty/Mighty Apsara

 
Below are the detailed stats and skill list:

 
 
HP
MP
ATK
DEF
AGI
WIS
Regular Apsara
Lvl 1 Cool
914
1170
912
910
1062
1130
Lvl Max Cool
2285
2925
2280
2275
2655
2825
Lvl Max Ace
2513
3217
2508
2502
2920
3107
Mighty Apsara
Lvl 1 Cool
1160
1170
912
910
1062
1130
Lvl Max Cool
2900
2925
2280
2275
2655
2825
Almighty Apsara
Lvl 1 Cool
1560
1170
912
910
1062
1130
Lvl Max Cool
3900
2925
2280
2275
2655
2825

 

 
Regular Apsara
Almighty/Mighty Apsara
Skill 1
Aqua Slash (Water+1)
Aqua Slash (Water+1)
Skill 2
Aqua Shot (Water+2)
Aqua Shot (Water+2)
Skill 3
Greater Haste (AGI+20%)
Greater Haste (AGI+20%)
Skill 4
Mind Blast (WIS-20%)
Mind Blast (WIS-20%)
Skill 5
Maelstrom (Water+4)
Maelstrom (Water+4)

Recommended Skills: Skill 3, Skill 4, Skill 5

(Al)mighty Apsara is a tank, especially elemental tank. Almighty Apsara’s HP is actually higher than that of Almighty Pumpkin Titan, but you can’t necessarily conclude that she’s a better tank than PCT because she is an elemental tank, while PCT is a physical tank. Chaotic and Int types seem to be the most popular ones. Chaotic Almighty Apsara has the highest HP in game so far, but has much lower damage output than Int type. Personally I consider Int to be the best type, since her damage output would be great while still have very high HP. Other than Chaotic and Int, Fast and Brave are pretty good types as well. Fast lowers her physical tanking ability a bit but increases her chance of first strike or even twice strike when against slow opponents. Brave brings higher physical defense while taking away some extra MP that she doesn’t really need.

Type Recommendation:

Type
Comments
Chaotic
Tanking monster.
Sexy
Probably the least favorable type, since it lowers high HP and increases un-needed MP.
Powerful
Not that great since she’s never meant to be a physical damage dealer.
Brave
Improved physical tanking ability with the sacrifice of some un-needed MP.
Fast
Fast elemental damage tank.
Intelligent
Strong elemental damage tank.