It’s been a while since they updated the list and there are plenty of changes to go over.
How the Mighty Have Fallen, Again
I hope people don’t use Shiva’s demotion here as fuel in the Shiva vs. Bastet argument that has been so pervasive since his release on NA (remember, tier lists don’t mean all that much). I personally prefer Bastet — absolutely no bias in that opinion, nope, none at all — but I never actually thought there was much of a gap in their abilities. Unfortunately, Kagutsuchi was a collateral casualty, although I’d agree that he was the most reasonable of the S rank subs to downgrade.
Oh, and the Cloud System was demoted to A+, too. Not that NA cares much about the distinction or whether Cloud is even on the list at all.
New S Rank Leads
I’d assume much of the reason Shiva was bumped down was to make room for these guys on the way up. After all, it’s not much of an S rank if they aren’t extremely selective. Now the question is why they were promoted. I don’t think anyone would have a problem with the One True Dog being here, but what about Infinirog? To be honest, I don’t know. Maybe Summer Claire and Pandora are factors? Maybe the additional love the rater is showing for DIza lately? Satsuki? Whatever the reason, I’m a believer and he’s likely to be my next major team project.
Once again, I’m not entirely sure why Gadius was demoted. This may be an adjustment based on relative value since Typhon has gotten a huge boost. DIza, Akechi, and Summer Pandora have revitalized Typhon teams while Gadius hasn’t gotten much help since he was released.
Goodbye, Helmet Hair
I initially thought she might soon reappear on the list since Awoken Susano is such a great sub, but considering that JP has long has Thief I’m not so sure. What she really needs is Perseus or Michael, or both, to get the same summer treatment as Pandora.
Yandere Love, Again
Izanami climbed the sub ladder again, this time settling at the lofty S rank. While she’s the poster child of elite farmable subs, she’s still a huge outlier. While GungHo has been releasing elite dungeon drops lately, it’s hard to say they’re farmable; at least not in the same spirit Izanami is. Your average late-game team can clear Izanami Descended and farm Dark Bowls for skill ups. The same team has no chance of farming those legend mode dungeons.
The Summer REM is Actually Strong?
While I think Pandora and Urd are ranked correctly, I’m not so sure about the valks. Pandora and Urd deserve their spots because their originals serve as a baseline for their effectiveness, but it’s been a while since a valk was an ideal sub for an elite leader. Claire and Mini Valk certainly have the raw stats to justify their spots, but I’m curious to see what kind of teams they’ll show up on.
While Ares’s A+ is quite easy to justify due to his efficacy as a Shiva Dragon sub, Hermes isn’t as straightforward to understand. He’s an extremely good Lakshmi sub even if the whole heartbreaking thing seems counter-intuitive. However, there’s no denying the power of those awakenings. So much so that following up with an Andromeda or both Lakshmi actives is well worth the effort.
Of all the subs on Game8’s list, GZL least deserved to be on it. It’s nice to see this downgrade after I questioned the grade last time, especially after Verdandi fell off the leader list. While GZL could see some play on Summer GSonia teams, that wasn’t enough to prevent his fall. I expect him to eventually fall of the list quite soon.
Still No Scarlet
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