No Plan A (Deadly) is a special event stage that consists of a boss battle against Cruel Angel Clionel. It appears on the 7th, 8th, 21st and 22nd of every month if the player has previously completed Empire of Cats Chapter 1 and Into the Future Chapter 1. When clearing the stage, you have a chance to unlock Catway. This is a No Continues stage.
- After a few seconds, the boss, Cruel Angel Clionel, will appear and slowly descend to the Cat Base.
- Trolly Blogger will be spawned as peons throughout the battle.
- Ocassionally, Angelic Sleipnirs (up to 4) and Angelic Gories (up to 4 per Sleipnir) will spawn in the battlefield to accompany the boss.
- Sleipnirs appear at 33 seconds, 1 min 40 secs, 3 min 20 secs and 5 min 33 secs.
- Gories start appearing after 1 minute and 7 seconds.
Strategy 1 (by Kaxzer the 1337)
- First Row: Unit Defense Up Combos to increase unit health.
- Second Row: Artist (or Ramen Cat) (30+6 or above recommended, unless in True Form), Lion, Macho Leg, (Both 20+40), Crazed Giraffe (20), Awakened Bahamut (30).
- Alternatively, you can include units such as Baseball Mask β or certain Ultra Souls in place of Macho Leg or some Combo cats (as long as you can still apply a good Combo/set of Combos).
- Start off by spawning a Crazed Giraffe as soon as you can. (If your timing is even a second off, he can die.) Then upgrade your Worker Cat to 2, and spawn Lion.
- Make sure to upgrade your Worker Cat to level 5. Don't spawn anything for a while.
- Wait for the first Angelic Gory to get close to the Cat Base. Then spawn Artist and the other three attackers, as well as A. Bahamut.
- Don't let Bahamut die early. He can take out the Angelic Gories and the first Angelic Sleipnir. After the first Sleipnir is knocked back, use the Cat Cannon to stop Clionel's attack. Then kill Sleipnir and proceed to Cruel Angel Clionel.
- If you do it perfectly, Cruel Angel Clionel should be knocked back twice, and Sleipnir 2 should be knocked back once.
- Start by not doing anything until you can spawn a second Awakened Bahamut. Just stall them. Let the Angel Gories get close to your base, and save the cat cannon.
- Use A. Bahamut 2 to take out the Angelic Gories and finish the second Sleipnir. Spam the attackers, and you should eventually bring down the Cruel Angel Clionel.
- More Sleipnir will spawn with more groups of Angelic Gory. Awakened Bahamut can take care of them and finish off the level. Congratulations! You win.
- This strategy is very hard to replicate. You must have impeccable timing in many situations to defeat this level; even missing by less than a second can ruin the whole attempt.
- Since this strategy is so hard to replicate, it is considered outdated and is not recommended to be used anymore.
Strategy 2 (Ft. Jizo, Rich Cat item)
Combo Bonuses: Defence (Sm); Research (Sm) x2
Required Items: Rich Cat
At the start, wait for Cruel Angel Clionel to appear, then begin spamming Ramen Cat and Jamieras. Both will possibly manage to deal some damage while advancing, depending on the amount of knockbacks from the Trolly Bloggers. When they reach Clionel, the first Angelic Sleipnir will be out on the stage. Continue to spam the two, but send out one of the long range anti-Angel Uber Rares (in the recommended, Midsummer Cat) when the Sleipnir is in front of Clionel. With Midsummer Cat, it should be close or take 1 knockback before dying to Clionel. When the Gories pop out, spam Jizos. You can also spam Jizos when you have a surplus of money, but keep watch as to make sure you don't run too low.
While low on money, just spam Ramen to build back up. Continue this process until the Gories stop spawning. As more Sleipnirs defend Clionel, start using Jizos and the other anti-Angels to defeat them. Once the Sleipnirs are gone, continue the spam of Ramen/Jizo/Jamiera. The close range damage will kill it quick.
This process takes a long time, the Angel Fanboy will appear, and likely behind Clionel. There is no worry, as the level should be completed soon after.
Strategy 3 (ft. Zeus and Dark Merchant Babil)
Execution: Spawn 2 Manic Lions immediately and upgrade the Worker Cat to level 5 or 6. Then spawn 1 Ramen Cat to kill the Trolly Bloggers. Then when the first Angelic Gory comes spawn Dark Merchant Babil and kill Angelic Sleipnir. If you can't kill Sleipnir then try to knock it back once. If you never even hit it with Dark Merchant Babil then the attempt is ruined. Spawn A. Bahamut to finish the Sleipnir and then fire the Cat Cannon so that he can get into Cruel Angel Clionel's blind spot. Clionel should be knocked back twice by now. Kill the second wave of Gories with Zeus and damage Angelic Sleipnir (or at least knock it back) and then spawn another A. Bahamut, finish it, and then destroy Clionel. Another wave of Gories will come and by the time that happens you will have Dark Merchant Babil refreshed and ready to finish the stage.
This strategy may not work. When the Gories come and when Clionel attacks are up to pure luck. A slight mistake or accident could ruin the entire attempt.
Dark Merchant Babil will die in 4 hits from Clionel, so time him properly or else he may not hit or do anything to help.
Make sure Dark Merchant Babil WILL hit the Angelic Gories and Sleipnir. If you don't then it could end very badly...
DO NOT lure Clionel too close when you're going to spawn Babil or Zeus. Clionel could snipe the Cat Base from a very far distance.
If you keep on losing, understand why. it can help you a lot especially if you keep a recording and look back at your mistakes so you can fix them.
Another note: If your Uber Rares are very high leveled then you may not need the Art History Combo. You can use Biohazard and Boney Bone Combos along with Maglev Cat too. The strategy will work even better with this but yet again, if your Uber Rares are not high leveled, don't replace it with these cats and combos.
Strategy 4 (ft. King Gamereon)
Lineup: Manic Mohawk Cat (30), Manic Eraser Cat (43), *Li'l Dark Cat (40+3), Ramen (41+10), *Metal Cat (20), Maglev (35), Crazed Giraffe (27), *Cyborg Cat (48+9), Awakened Bahamut Cat (40), King Gamereon (36)
*Probably completely optional, or even wasted spaces. Feel free to replace them with Combos and see if it works.
Note: The levels listed are those used upon completion of the stage, they may not be the minimum levels required to beat the stage.
- Spawn Maglev right after Clionel spawns. Don't worry about the Trolly Bloggers, because every time they knock Maglev back, Maglev will attack again and kill them.
- When you have enough money, release Gamereon. His "shelf-life" in this stage is about equal to his recharge time (at 36), so there's no worries there. Just respawn him every chance you get.
- Spam meatshields, Maglevs, and Crazed Giraffes. (Don't spawn the latter two if you're saving up for Bahamut/Gamereon, but money isn't really an issue here.)
- If you're lucky, you can get A. Bahamut in Clionel's blind spot between rounds of Sleipnirs to deal massive damage.
Overall, this strategy plays out like fighting a regular level instead of 4-D chess. The difficulty really depends the level of your Ramen and Gamereon. If they are highly leveled, there is plenty of leeway and the stage will feel like a breeze.
Strategy 5 (ft. Immortal Yukimura)
Lineup: Sister Act Cat Combo (not mandatory) Ramen Cat (40) Manic Lion Cat (40) Immortal Yukimura True Form is not necessary, but is highly recommended. (at least level 30) Awakened Bahamut Cat (30) Insert any cat you want in the rest of the slots.
Items: Mandatory Rich Cat
The way to exploit this level is that Yukimura can attack right again when he is knocked back. This way you can use Trolly Bloggers to knock back Yukimura so it can attack constantly. Beware of the Sleipnir since it can easily kill A. Bahamut/Yukimura.
At the start of the stage, send one Manic Lion Cat to keep the boss at bay, while Trolly Bloggers begin to spawn, it won't be a threat. When Sleipnir spawns, be sure that you have a line of Ramen Cats to prevent it from going near your base. Send A. Bahamut to kill the Sleipnir, and at the right time, (when Clionel finishes her attack) send Yukimura and never stop sending Ramens and Manic Lions. Trolly Bloggers should constantly push Yukimura, so it can keep attacking the boss, and Slice! The boss should be dead. Congratulations! You defeated the boss and unlocked Catway!
Note: If you fail, it's because the Trolly Bloggers went in front of the boss and got killed by your cats. This leads to a failure since it takes time for them to stack up, and if there is 2 Sleipnirs on the field, you will lose. Try to keep the Trolly Bloggers at bay.
Strategy 6 (Ushiwakamaru solo)
Lineup: Ushiwakamaru (30)
Items: Optional Treasure Radar
Upgrade your Worker Cat once and start spamming Ushiwakamarus, they will shrug off Clionel's attacks and enter the blind spot with ease. The only "threat" is being knocked back too much, but it should be impossible for that to happen. Keep spamming and you will win.
Note: If you fail, it's either because you forgot to spam Ushiwakamaru or you took the wrong unit.
- Prior to version 6.8, this stage had no known schedule.
- First appearance: March 4th, 2016 (11:00) to March 7th, 2016 (16:00)
- The 7th, 8th, 21st and 22nd days in any month
- First appearance: April 1st, 2016 (11:00) to April 4th, 2016 (11:00)
- June 11th, 2016 (11:00) to June 13th, 2016 (11:00)
- The 7th, 8th, 21st and 22nd days in any month