I actually wanted this to be a monthly post, revisiting Game8’s ranking after enough time had passed for significant changes to occur. Sadly, I miscalculated. I thought they were going to make a new post every week so I could revisit old ones; instead they are updating the same page and not keeping a history. Sadly, I couldn’t find a list from a month ago recorded anywhere, so instead of doing a direct analysis of the changes I’ll be winging it. I’ll be capturing the rankings in these posts so I can do the comparisons in the future.
Get New Anime, Lose PAD Power Level
Vegito was bumped out of S rank to A+. This is where my poor Japanese and Google’s inability to assist really hurts as it seems like they tried to explain why they did so. I won’t speculate on what they said, but I think the reason is quite simple: Vegito’s sub pool is type restricted where the other S rank combo leads are not. Dragons have come a long way, but the loss of flexibility is a definite drawback.
Infinirog, the Best Farmable Lead
I’m actually a bit surprised Sonia Gran is still rated an A lead, but I’m not surprised about Infinirog debuting at A+. Similar to Sonia Gran, his ideal team is quite IAP-heavy, but unlike his fellow dragon Zaerog can field a semi-respectable farmable team featuring a mix of Voices and CDDs, maybe even a DIza if the dungeon calls for it. One of his best subs is a REM silver egg — Shadow Dragon Knight — and he has some wonderful collab silver options in Anri and Baggi. Not having an overreliance on REM gold eggs is a boon.
System Lead Boost
To the best of my knowledge, both Ilm and Zuoh improved a rank each, but I can’t really place why. Perhaps their emergence as system leads contributed to it, but I don’t think the Chinese-based systems add much value outside of being a cute farming team. It could also just be an adjustment reflecting how good they are. If anyone has a better idea, please chime in.
Egypt 2 Gets Some Love
It’s scary to think how good their uevos could be. I’m hoping for a sub uevo, the type that gives three extra awakenings. Not that they couldn’t use a boost to their leader skills, but their awakenings are what limit them the most. Of course, a simultaneous release of both split uevo types a la Three Kingdoms is perfectly acceptable, too.
Indian 2 Settle Down
New GFE Dragoncaller Girls MIA
I’m actually a bit surprised that neither Tsubaki or Sumire made the cut. Maybe after overestimating the Indian 2 uevos they got a bit gun-shy, or maybe I’m just missing something and they aren’t as good as I think they are.
Wood TPA Domination; The End of Light/Dark Bias
Of the 31 sub ranked, nine are wood and eight of those have TPAs. The next closest elements are fire and water with six each. Light and Dark trail with five each. When I first started my GZL team about 10 months ago, I never would’ve imagined that wood would break out the way it has. That’s the power of the dong.
Revere the Yandere
With her uevo, Dark Izanami finally gets her rightful place on the list. I’m actually bewildered that she wasn’t on there before as just about every good damage reduction sub already was. I can’t believe her rather disappointing uevo gave her the final push to make the list, either.
Amaterasu is incredibly strong, but her usage is just too limited. In many cases LMeta is a better choice, both because she covers a non-LKali color for rainbow teams, but also because she’s much easier to skill up. I’m going to presume Ama is on there because of Cloud, which I guess makes the rating somewhat understandable, but considering NA is unlikely to get him I don’t think we should regard her this highly.
I feel if Leilan is an A rank, then Karin and Haku should be too. I also think Yamato Takeru should be on the list as all of the non-Wukong Heroes are A+ rank. Considering Gadius is an A+ lead, Yamato should be at least an A sub since he provides the critical skill boosts Gadius is missing.
FFCD Best Collab?
Considering both leads and subs, FFCD has the most entries with three. DBZ follows with two (Vegito, Trunks) and FF, Monster Hunter and Bikkuriman each have one (Cloud, Baggi, Head Rococo). To be perfectly honest, even considering that I’d kill for Thief and Baggi, NA isn’t missing out on all much.