Summoners War a Week in Review (12/12/16 to 12/18/16)
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Summoners War over the past week was quite brutal to be honest. Coming off the back of the previous weeks Rainbowmon Party with Penguin Event I really wanted to complete the whole event. Making it definitely worse for myself, and most likely a significant loss of resources that were underutilized in my opinion. However, sometimes that is the name of the game, and sacrifices must be made to get there. I also deviate to some real time PvP in the World Arena Special Opening Event.
The past week also features something new to the Summoners War a Week in Review blog which was Trial of Ascension (ToA). To date I have not covered tha, and that was an additional focus for the week. Mainly due to the ToA reset, I wanted to see how far up the ladder I could climb.
Piggy backing off the previous week, we will continue this past weeks theme in similar fashion of an experience grind with a twist. The twist being the ascension of ToA. I know a lot of users who read the blog like to benchmark my progression against their own gameplay. This is one of the many reasons why I enjoy sharing even minor successes week over week, to help provide gamers with an idea of their own personal progress with Summoners War.
First and foremost as mentioned in the intro for the week I was able to complete the Rainbowmon Party with Penguin Knight Event…barely. I finished it off with roughly nine hours left. The last monster I decided to six star was Megan for the event.
It was definitely rough as I decided not to use experience boosters this week, and I didn’t have the necessary fodder to do it quickly coming off the week before. It was because of not having the appropriate resources I had to slog it out the hard way. This meant as I mentioned last week I continued the experience grind in Faimon Hell with Lapis because it is a slower grind, and I could at least build back some resources. With the slow progression I was able to get enough scrolls to slowly meet my needs for the evolution fodder, however it was not quick.
A user I ran into on Reddit mentioned based off the last post why not farm Aiden Forest to get the necessary fodder. I did spend time trying out this strategy, and there are a few things I wanted to mention. They suggested doing Aiden and Faimon on Hard to not get the crafting materials, and increase scroll drops. The thing I discovered about this was even though you get the scroll drops hopefully at a higher rate its 2 per drop instead of 5. I also, tested out my Lushen to attempt Aiden Hell, as I do believe that’s better farming then Faimon Hell once I am able to do it. Alas, Lushen got crushed, but now I have something additional to work on for farming.
Ultimately these are the kinds of discussions I want to drive, and look at new ways to approach Summoners War. I think the suggestions were great, but after testing for my personal taste I decided to continue with my Faimon Hell Lapis slow grind for the week approach. The other thing the user incited me to do was to continue the actual area progression. I forgot that I hadn’t completed everything so I decided to close out Chiruka Remains Hard to finish off the Hard difficulty mode of the game.
Trial of Ascension
Aside from that minor distraction during the week I pursued two others. Those other distractions were Trial of Ascension and the Third World Arena Event. Previously for Trial of Ascension I was able to get to Stage 67. This time I was able to improve that to 78 for Trial of Ascension Normal. I also was at Stage 29 for TOA Hard. I was able to best Stage 29 and improve the climb to Stage 36.
Trial of Ascension Stage 75 Beat
World Arena Special Opening Event
Last week I did take a good part of my day to pursue the new World Arena Special Opening Event. I crafted a pretty fun interesting video of the experience.
I learned a lot about the World Arena, and definitely its difficulties or really what my gameplay lacks for live PvP interactions. I thought jumping into battle right away would allow me to ascend the leader boards quickly, but man was I wrong. You definitely want a good diversity of monsters when you take up Arena, and definitely some semblance of a strategy. Which to be completely honest I really lacked that part for the World Arena. That strategy is also a smidge different then general PvP. Lots of similar things I saw were using Bernard for speed and attack bar boosts to quickly get off your first round of attacks on your opponents. Another strategy was using fire epikion priest Chloe’s third skill Fanatic to make your units invincible getting off your attacks, and picking the best utilization of your monsters skills. Overall, I am glad I spent a decent chunk of time on this, and look forward to spending more over the course of the event as it is 30 days long.
Aside from the experience grind, I was able to sneak away for some Giants Rune grinding over the past week.
Giant B10 Run Count: 352
Dragon B10 Run Count: 38
The_Stand Guild Wars
This week The_Stand finished 500 (6-6), and closed in with a rating of 1004. There were definitely some guild wars we should have won, but that’s just how it goes unfortuntately.
Closed in probably my highest rating ever for a week at 1298. I am continuing the low defense until Sunday grind.
Fire Martial Cat Secret Dungeon
I maintained my G1 status for the World Boss for the Week.
Over the course of the past week I eagerly took on some much needed distractions from the experience grind of Summoners War, but with that said was able to finish out the second six star monster for the event. On top of all of it I made great progress in Trial of Ascension, and participated in the World Arena Special Opening Event. Like always summoners until next week, keep on summoning.
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