Pantheon Review – Greek


Review outdated as of 4/30/15. Updated ratings will be released each NA godfest.
The Greek pantheon is made up of powerful orb changers, but are currently overshadowed by the Chinese full-board orb change and their superior awakenings and leader skills. To be honest, that sums up this pantheon fairly well, but we’ll go through the motions anyways.

Ares – B-
Pros
  • King of ATK
  • Powerful orb change
Cons
  • 1 row
  • Mediocre awakenings
  • Poor leader
Notes
Row-based fire attackers haven’t gained much support recently and are losing ground to TPA fire teams like Krishna and Urd.

Hermes – C
Pros
  • Powerful orb change
  • Best awakenings in the pantheon
Cons
  • Blue is the color of IAP
  • Poor leader
Notes
Good on BSonia and Andromeda teams, but that’s about it.

Artemis – C+
Pros
  • Powerful orb change
  • Good awakenings
  • 1 row and 1 TPA makes her a flexible sub
Cons
  • Poor leader
Notes
Wood has seen a shift towards TPAs recently, which Artemis is prepared for, but when compared to monsters like Liu Bei she pales in comparison.

Apollo – C+
Pros
  • Powerful orb change
  • One of the few good L/R monsters in the game.
Cons
  • Lacks rows
  • Mediocre awakenings
  • Horrible leader
  • Physical typing doesn’t do him any favors
Notes
The lack of a light row is really holding Apollo back, but as light TPAs become more of a thing Apollo’s value will rise. Sadly, making too many light orbs can be a bad thing sometimes and is better suited for use with rows.

Persephone – B-
Pros
  • Powerful orb change
  • Devil type
Cons
  • Lacks rows
  • Mediocre awakenings
  • Horrible leader
Notes
As with Apollo, the lack of a dark row is holding Persephone back from being a widely used, premium sub.

Pantheon Grade – C+

The Greek gods are good, but unexciting. They have applications on many teams as subs, but are horrible leaders. What’s really holding them back are their selection of awakenings compared to other premium options. What they really need to be competitive are another set of uevos with extra awakenings, but I don’t see that happening soon. It’s certainly worth rolling in their godfest, but I’d suggest taking a look at other options — namely Chinese — a before committing.

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