It looks like dark has regained it’s top position in the game. Surprisingly, Juggler only plays a secondary role in that revitalization. I guess that’s how far we’ve come in only half a year.
Dark Reclaims Its Throne
It’s not much surprise that Awoken Yomi was added as an S rank lead. Orb enhances have slowly been gaining the respect they deserve and stacking them with TPAs can result in huge damage bonuses. With Yomi’s release, I believe dark has firmly reclaimed it’s position as the top element in the game. With other elite leaders like Infinirog and Anubis in addition to an ever-increasing quality sub pool — Satsuki, Awoken Haku and Summer Claire to name only a few — dark’s recent surge is no surprise. Not to mention its MP Shop dragon hasn’t even been released yet…
There’s definitely something to be said about a relatively easy to activate 4x ATK bonus, but I’m still surprised that Amaterasu made the leader list. The auto heal is a nice bonus — almost 18k HP with dual Amaterasu leaders — but it’s not like healer teams were in desperate need of additional healing. One thing Amaterasu does provide is decent HP thanks to her physical type, but outside Supergirl there aren’t any other quality physical-healers to help stack much needed HP. Maybe pairing her with a leader with an HP bonus like Sandalphon is a good idea. Amaterasu also has Iria and the recent Mini Valk uevo going for her, but I’m not sure that’s enough to warrant her inclusion. I don’t have any qualms with her being on the list, I’m just surprised.
The MP Shop and Neptune Dragon
I have a general distaste for the MP Shop dragons and Neptune Dragon is no exception. Sure, they’re powerful, but something about how they’re acquired and the type of teams they promote is off-putting for some reason. I generally enjoying chasing the power creep FotM, but I’m not particularly interested in making teams for them. Maybe them being ugly as sin has something to do with it.
I say this now, but just wait for me to backpedal once the dark dragon is revealed.
Wood Rows Are a Thing Again?
I’m also surprised Artemis was added at A+. While I think there’s definite potential in wood rows, I felt that Odin Dragon being a complete dud would’ve tempered expectations. Without a MP dragon row team, I didn’t think she was on the level of Ares and Hermes. I mean, Ishida Mitsunari and Perseus are nice, but not on the level of Shiva Dragon, Neptune Dragon or Awoken Lakshmi. Then I remembered JP has Gon-san. Sigh. It all makes sense now.
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