Note: The individual grades for day 2 were wrong and have been corrected! Everything else is correct.
|Godfest: Indian 2 & Chinese 7/31, Heroes & Greek 8/1|
|Day 1||Day 2|
NA giving a decent notice for a godfest? What’s next? Free pys? (pls gungho)
The NA meta has shifted significantly in the past month or so with the awoken Egyptians and Indians, making a clear distinction between the very best leaders and everything else. This basically means any leaders outside those two pantheons and GFEs are fairly irrelevant.
This puts day 1’s Indian 2 pantheon in a strange place as it’s mostly a leader-only pantheon. They’re still capable, but if you’re looking for an elite leader you’re better off waiting. The Chinese pantheon is as great as it’s always been. I can confirm from firsthand experience that Meimei is amazing and I expect her sisters to perform just as well. This is not a bad day to roll, but I’m always wary of Indian 2, even after their upgrades.
Day 2, on the other had, is quite easy to classify as they’re basically all subs. The Heroes are still respectable leads, but have largely been eclipsed by power creep. The Greek gods are in the process of getting their split uevos. They’ve been quite good so far, but they’re overshadowed by the awoken uevo hype. If you need any of these gods, this is a great day to roll as all of them can fit on a multitude of teams.
|Day 1, 7/31
The big story with Indian 2 since last time is Vishnu who got a huge upgrade with triple TPAs. The skyfall skill upgrade is particularly great for him since it only increases his viability as a sub. I’m definitely looking forward to trying him out on my Bastet team and using two of them as subs on my Verdandi farming team. The rest of the pantheon is still meh and still suffers from being poor in dupes.
NA got the first of the awoken Chinese with Meimei and she’s quite good. Haste is extremely powerful and the longevity of their relevancy could rival orb changers (although many haste actives are attached orb changers). The Chinese have always been a great long-term investment and that hasn’t changed at all. Pursue them freely and enjoy their power.
I still hate the Indian 2 pantheon, but the Chinese are so good that it shouldn’t prevent your from rolling.
|Day 2, 8/1|
It feels like yesterday that the Heroes uevos were released and it felt like they’d be the best subs in the game for a long time. Well, they’re still amazing, but it’s telling of the recent power creep that there are other, more impressive options now. YamaP recently tweeted that he wanted to make rows more relevant in the future; if this is true the Heroes will definitely play a significant role.
The Greek pantheon is in the middle of getting their split, sub-based uevos, giving them much needed additional awakenings to improve their relevancy. The new Ares, Apollo and Persephone uevos are quite good, but, like the Heroes, they are just overshadowed by other offerings. I’m most excited for Hermes and Artemis — figures they are the last two — but I have tempered expectations. I’d love Artemis to get triple TPAs and become the waifu version of Liu Bei, but wood has been getting so many triple prongs lately that I’m skeptical they’d make another one so soon. YamaP stating that he’d push rows also makes me wary of being too hopeful.
Day 2 is a great day to roll for subs. Even if you can’t use any of the gods immediately, they’re certain to form a strong foundation for a team in the future.
- I’m in the process of adding NA collab-only gold eggs to the ratings.
- I’ve been considering removing Juggler as it doesn’t look like NA will ever get him. I only added him since he was clearly the best lead in the game at the time, providing a great data point to establish a rating hierarchy. Now that NA has the awoken Egyptians and Indians, there really isn’t much need for his data point anymore and he’s just skewing the distribution.
Please feel free to leave questions in the comments; I’ve relaxed the comment settings so you should be able to post anonymously, if that’s your thing. I’ll try my best to reply to them ASAP as I know how time sensitive godfest advice can be.