One monster left to acquire for Veromos fusion. But it seem that’s the easier part to some degree – it takes a long time to bring monsters up.
It seems the usual method is to start with 2* monsters. You can do 1* monsters – they don’t take very much time and energy to use – but I find I have plenty of 2* monsters available to use as both food, and creatures for leveling up.
In the middle you can see 3 hellhounds in the process of getting 3* max levels.
So I start with three 2* monsters at level 1, and run through Faimon Volcano with them. Next, you evolve them all to 3*. Then, once again run through Faimon until these are all max level.
Sometimes, rainbowmons drop during a Faimon Volcano run, and you want to evolve these creatures too and make 3* food creatures out of them. If you were lucky enough to get three, then use them to take one of your three max level 3* and evolve him. If not, now it’s time to repeat the process.
Leveling up a new group of 3* food monsters, for your 3* max level monsters, is now something you’re familiar with. Do this up to three times, along with the necessary evolutions, and you now have three 4* food monsters.
Left shows my monsters in use, right shows “storage”. I have a lot of monsters to evolve in the storage.
I want to prepare for my 6* Veromos fusion and evolution, along with whatever beast I will make my 2nd 6*, so I want to evolve those 4* rainbowmons. Once this is complete, the “easier” task of finalizing the standard beginner team can start. 5* max level Belladeon, Shannon, Lapis, Bernard, Darion, and Konamiya.
And as I go daily, I am using friend rep monsters to progress the Hard mode of each scenario. Clearing the boss for Ferun Castle got me my Fire Living Armor (Lucky, by all accounts!), and I spent some time clearing the elemental dungeons for the essences needed for awakening. It was straightforward, with the time pressure of trying to get what I needed before the dungeon “expired” until the next week. But I got everything I wanted.
Now, I just need to grind and get the level 5 creatures that I want. Along with progressing the Chiruka Remains on Hard and hoping for the Minotaur drop.