Welcome back to another edition of our Princess Connect! Re: Dive story event guides! This time we'll be finding the best Santa in Landosol. Whether you're cheering for Christina, Illya, or Nozomi, you're all right with us! All the information is from the JP server when they first ran the event, and if past events are anything to go by, we should be following the same reward chart. Let's get the exploring started.

Christina (Holiday) Focus Gacha

Look, she makes a good santa but I'm not sure she's exactly the best limited character to spend your jewels on. She's fairly strong but you're probably not lacking in physical attackers to begin with. Her rank 4 bonus does give TP boost though.

Present Panic! The Santas of Landosol Story Event

This is the twenty-first story event in the EN/WW server. Events generally give a generous amount of items, mana, jewels, and character memory shards. The memory shards featured in this event are for Illya and Nozomi (Holiday). On top of the rewards, it also adds event story chapters which can be viewed as you complete the event stages.

Boss Battle

As with the previous Very Hard boss, this one is much easier just due to our wider variety of characters and increased levels and rank. Completing it in one hit is entirely possible. You get quite a bit more rewards from it and you can only complete it once a day. Don't worry, we've got you covered and will post some sample teams below.

To fight the boss you'll need to obtain enough boss tickets. Each of the stages you clear from the event will provide boss tickets. The boss will come in normal, hard, and very hard. The normal boss should be easily cleared with any team while hard may pose a bit more of a challenge. Very Hard, as previously stated will be a tougher one. Clearing bosses will also provide tokens to be used on the event treasure box. This is the real reason you'll be farming the event. We'll touch on this later on in the article.

The Hard boss can be done using skip tickets after clearing the boss 3 times. This will help speed up the process once you've done your daily Very Hard stage.

There is also another stage known as Special which you will unlock once you have beaten the Very Hard boss. This stage is where the majority of the difficulty for the event is. Clearing out missions related to this special stage will give a plethora of rewards. It'll just take a lot of boss tickets. We'll go more into it later on in the article.

The hard, very hard, and special boss will have a larger pool of HP and also additional skills. Of course, with a more difficult boss, the rewards will also be greater. We will recommend some potential parties below for those struggling to clear the hard and very hard versions of the boss.

Difficulty HP Union Burst Skill 1 Skill 2
Normal
Lvl. 25
47,500 Removes summons. Deals percentage physical damage to all enemies. All enemies below 50% HP are transformed into reindeer that can only use regular attacks and have their crit rate set to 0%. Reduces own physical defense. Deals physical damage to the front area around the first character and increases own physical attack. Deals physical damage to the front character and knocks them back while stunning them.
Hard
Lvl. 50
400,000 Removes summons. Deals percentage physical damage to all enemies. All enemies below 50% HP are transformed into reindeer that can only use regular attacks and have their crit rate set to 0%. Reduces own physical defense. Deals physical damage to the front area around the first character and increases own physical attack. Deals physical damage to the front character and knocks them back while stunning them.
Very Hard
Lvl. 90
1,200,000 Removes summons. Deals percentage physical damage to all enemies. All enemies below 50% HP are transformed into reindeer that can only use regular attacks and have their crit rate set to 0%. Reduces own physical defense. Deals physical damage to the front area around the first character and increases own physical attack. Deals physical damage to the front character and knocks them back while stunning them.
Special
Lvl. 90
5,050,000 Removes summons. Deals percentage physical damage to all enemies. All enemies below 50% HP are transformed into reindeer that can only use regular attacks and have their crit rate set to 0%. Reduces own physical defense. Deals physical damage to the front area around the first character and increases own physical attack. Deals physical damage to the front character and knocks them back while stunning them.

This boss might be festive but it is certainly annoying. The combination of a knockback and stun is a pain. Not to mention, it turns your units into reindeer that can only use normal attacks and lowers their crit rate.

Suggested Teams

Hard Boss

Honestly, you can throw just about any of your units at this and beat the Hard version of this boss. Let's just use about the easiest to farm units for this. This worked in JP assuming your characters are rank 9 and above and around level 90 or so. You may need to level up your characters or try different combinations to get a decent clear. The boss move set for Hard is the same as the normal boss with a higher health bar and more damage.

Yui Shiori Kokkoro Kaori Miyako

This is about a F2P composition that gets used a lot. Miyako will be able to tank the frontal damage while Kaori and Shiori should provide enough damage to kill the boss. Other options are more backline damage dealers but just be aware they might get turned into reindeer.

Very Hard Boss

The Very Hard boss is where things get more difficult. Just be wary of who you have up front as they constantly get knocked all the way to the back and stunned. It's also important to look at which units are closed to your front unit as they get hit by the others skill as well. Get ready to have your units be reindeer here.

Kyoka (Halloween) Karyl (Summer) (w/ UE) Io (Summer) Neneka Kuka (w/ UE)

If you want to not have to deal with losing your physical damage, you can just use a magic team. The above team relies on Neneka and Karyl (Summer) to do the damage. Io (Summer) and Kyoka (Halloween) are there for support.

Kyoka (w/ UE) Karyl (Summer) (w/ UE) Misato (w/ UE) Neneka Kokoro (6★) (w/ UE)

This second magic team is more offensively minded. We replace Io (Summer) with Misato as she's easier for most players to have leveled and ready to use. We also run two mages at the back to maximize the damage dealt.

Christina Tamaki (Summer) (w/ UE) Tamaki (w/ UE) Makoto (w/ UE) Jun (w/ UE)

For our first offensive team, we're taking advantage of TP steal on Tamaki and Tamaki (Summer). This reduces the amount of UBs the boss gets to use which is where you'll be losing the majority of your damage. Jun brings enough tanking prowess and a bit of healing as well. Christina is great because when she uses her UB, it is unlikely she'll get reindeered.

Miyako (Halloween) (w/ UE) Djeeta (w/ UE) Tamaki (w/ UE) Makoto (Summer) Jun (w/ UE)

This second team takes a similar approach. You can mix and match units between this second team and the first one.

Special Mode

Once you clear the Very Hard boss, you will unlock the Special difficulty. This difficulty is geared toward end-game players and is very difficult. It will likely take 3+ teams to properly clear. It is broken into 3 sections/modes.

Mode 1

Shadow Christina (Holiday) (Lvl. 90)
1,100,000 HP
Shadow Nozomi (Holiday) (Lvl. 90)
1,400,000 HP
Shadow Illya (Holiday) (Lvl. 90)
570,000 HP
Boss (Lvl. 90)
5,000,000 HP

Mode 1 is dealing with the shadow versions of Christina, Nozomi, and Illya. Once you clear out the shadow units, you'll be moving on to Mode 2.

Shadow Christina (Holiday) (Lvl. 90)
Shadow Illya (Holiday) (Lvl. 90)
Shadow Nozomi (Holiday) (Lvl. 90)
Boss (Lvl. 90)
5,000,000 HP

Edit: They changed it on global, placement of units is different and the HP pools are probably much larger.

Mode 2

Difficulty HP Union Burst Skill 1 Skill 2 Skill 3
Special
Lvl. 90
5,000,000 to 3,000,000 Removes summons. Deals percentage physical damage to all enemies. All enemies below 50% HP are transformed into reindeer that can only use regular attacks and have their crit rate set to 0%. Reduces own physical defense. Deals physical damage to the front area around the first character and increases own physical attack. Generates a field up front that reduces physical damage, physical crit, and TP boost. Deals physical damage to the front character and knocks them back while stunning them.

Mode 2 is basically the same as the very hard boss except it generates a field that makes physical teams harder to use. Fortunately, that doesn't necessarily stop you from using them.

Mode 3

Difficulty HP Union Burst Skill 1 Skill 2
Special
Lvl. 90
3,000,000 Removes summons. Deals percentage physical damage to all enemies. All enemies below 50% HP are transformed into reindeer that can only use regular attacks and have their crit rate set to 0%. Reduces own physical defense. Deals physical damage to the front area around the first character and increases own physical attack. Deals physical damage to the front character and knocks them back while stunning them.

We're back to dealing with the Very Hard boss just with way more HP.

Suggested Teams

Mode 1:

Karyl (Summer) (w/ UE) Karyl (6★) (w/ UE) Io (Summer) Neneka Kokoro (6★) (w/ UE)

This is by far the best team to use against Mode 1. Neneka, Karyl, and Karyl (Summer) will help you clear out the tanky shadow units. You can replace Kokoro with Pecorine (6★) (w/ UE) if you need to get a bit tankier up front.

Karyl (Summer) (w/ UE) Karyl (6★) (w/ UE) Kasumi (w/ UE) Neneka Pecorine (6★) (w/ UE)

If you're running into survivability problems, you can run this team here. Pecorine should be able to survive solo. Kasumi is also very useful for disrupting the Shadow units. With this team, you're basically looking for a 2-punch.

Mode 2:

Kokoro (6★) (w/ UE) Christina Makoto (w/ UE) Muimi Ruka (w/ UE)

Even with the physical debuffs, physical teams still work fairly well. They still usually do more damage and makes it easier to build teams.

Kokoro (6★) (w/ UE) Djeeta (w/ UE) Makoto (Summer) Makoto (w/ UE) Jun (w/ UE)

You can also choose to use Makoto and Makoto (Summer) together to give more defense down. Jun also still makes a decent tank against the boss. Kokoro will be able to keep your team alive.

Mode 3:

Kokoro (6★) (w/ UE) Djeeta (w/ UE) Makoto (Summer) Makoto (w/ UE) Jun (w/ UE)

If your Mode 2 team does enough damage to Mode 3, this team should one punch the boss. You can also use any of the other Very Hard boss teams. You'll just want to use Kokoro as the healer/support since the boss hits harder and has a lot more HP to grind through.

Kokoro (6★) (w/ UE) Djeeta (w/ UE) Makoto (Summer) Makoto (w/ UE) Ruka (w/ UE)

You can also run Ruka here instead and replaced Djeeta with any flex DPS. If you use manual, it is possible to 1-punch Mode 3 assuming it is already low enough from Mode 2. You just need to time Ruka UB to just before the boss does the knockback and stun attack.

Rewards

We're finally onto the main point of each of these events: the rewards that come along with it. In addition to the first clear bonuses, there are also a set number of event treasure boxes. Think of it as a mini gacha machine but each one has a set number of items. To roll this treasure gacha box, you get pulls from defeating the event boss and completing daily missions. You do not need to clear out every single item in each box to move on to the next one. However, you will need to obtain the main items in the box. In this case, the main items are the memory shards for the characters. (You would want to collect these anyway.) The contents of each of the boxes are listed below. The endless box also contains shards for Nozomi (Holiday) so if you're down to farm waifu, there is no better way to do so.

Box One
Item Quantity
Illya Memory Shards x 20 1
Jewels x 5 5
Divine Amulets 20
Skip Tickets 15
Mana x 7,000 20
Rupies x 100 10
Random Equipment 300
Superior Refinement Crystals 5
Enhanced Refinement Crystals 10
Refinement Crystals 15
Super EXP Potion 5
EXP Potion 10
Mini EXP Potion 15
Total 431
Box Two
Item Quantity
Nozomi (Holiday) Memory Shards x 25 1
Jewels x 10 10
Divine Amulets 25
Skip Tickets 20
Mana x 8,000 30
Rupies x 200 15
Random Equipment 380
Superior Refinement Crystals 7
Enhanced Refinement Crystals 12
Refinement Crystals 17
Super EXP Potion 7
EXP Potion 12
Mini EXP Potion 17
Total 553
Box Three
Item Quantity
Illya Memory Shards x 30 1
Jewels x 15 15
Divine Amulets 30
Skip Tickets 20
Mana x 9,000 40
Rupies x 300 20
Random Equipment 480
Superior Refinement Crystals 9
Enhanced Refinement Crystals 14
Refinement Crystals 19
Super EXP Potion 9
EXP Potion 14
Mini EXP Potion 19
Total 690
Box Four
Item Quantity
Nozomi (Holiday) Memory Shards x 40 1
Jewels x 25 20
Divine Amulets 35
Skip Tickets 25
Mana x 10,000 50
Rupies x 250 30
Random Equipment 550
Superior Refinement Crystals 11
Enhanced Refinement Crystals 16
Refinement Crystals 21
Super EXP Potion 11
EXP Potion 16
Mini EXP Potion 21
Total 807
Box Five+
Item Quantity
Nozomi (Holiday) Memory Shards x 3 1
Skip Tickets 10
Mana x 10,000 30
Rupies x 250 20
Random Equipment 100
Superior Refinement Crystals 5
Enhanced Refinement Crystals 10
Refinement Crystals 15
Super EXP Potion 5
EXP Potion 10
Mini EXP Potion 15
Total 226

Total Memory Shards

A breakdown of all the possible memory shards gained from missions, story, and the boxes are listed here:

Location Illya Nozomi (Holiday)
Story Reward 4 4
Normal Quests 2 2
Hard Quests 6 9
Treasure Box 50 65
Event Missions N/A 26
Total 62 106

Note: This does not include memory shards from hard mission drops. These only include the ones you are guaranteed to get assuming you complete the tasks.

Before you know it, we're already at the end of our guide for the Present Panic! The Santas of Landosol story event. Good luck if you're rolling for Christina (Holiday)! See you all next time.

Last Update: November 2, 2022