|Godfest: Chinese & Japanese 2 8/31, Indian 2 & Angels 9/1|
|Day 1||Day 2|
|Chinese||Japanese 2||Indian 2||Angels|
We’re finally getting the Eastern Dragon Caller girls. They’re all decent to good leaders, but I think Kaede, Kanna and Satsuki stand out as they’re also great subs. The question then becomes: are either of the godfest days good enough to warrant also trying for the new Dragon Callers?
Day 1 is merely good. Obviously, the Chinese are great; Haku’s stock in particular has skyrocketed the past couple of months and Sakuya is going to get an awoken uevo. However, the Japanese 2 are mediocre, the only upside being that they should get their split uevos soon if Okuninushi is any indicator. Sadly, both the Kalis and Norns are excluded from this day, but despite that there’s still decent value if you’re looking to land the new GFEs.
Day 2 is quite miserable. The Indian 2 pantheon is fine, but the Angels are horrendous. If you’re targeting any of the Indian 2s, I’d strongly suggest waiting for another godfest. If you want the new GFE’s definitely roll day 1; at least the Chinese are great as dupes.
|Day 1, 8/31
|Ame no Uzume||B||D||C-|
|Umisachi & Yamasachi||B||B||B|
The Chinese are still one of the premier pantheons in the game. Sakuya is a fine leader in her current form. The rest are strong, but niche as they need their resists to match up well to the dungeon. Don’t let their A- sub grade fool you, they’d rate much higher if Sakuya wasn’t weighing them down, although that will hopefully change when she gets her awoken form. What makes them particularly strong is that they are great as dupes.
The Japanese 2 are one of those old, mixed bag pantheons and are still victims of the Juggler-initiated power creep. Kushinadahime and Izanagi got much worse with the release of Awoken Susano and Kanna, respectively, and the others are mediocre leaders at best. Awoken uevos would do a lot to make them relevant again, but sadly all except Okuni still need split uevos so that probably won’t happen for quite a while.
I don’t think it’s a huge surprise that we aren’t getting quality pantheon pairings like we have the past few godfests. They do have to take advantage of the release of the new GFEs, after all. However, if you must roll for them then Day 1’s Chinese make for a nice consolation prize.
|Day 2, 9/1|
I still don’t like the Indian 2s very much. Krishna, Sarasvati and Vishnu are all much better with their uevos and active skill upgrades, but I still don’t find them to be all that exciting. I’m really looking forward to their split uevos, though, but that probably won’t happen for quite a while. I wouldn’t go out of my way to get any of them.
Then Angels are one of the worst pantheons in the game and are in desperate need of uevos and skill up fodder. The entire pantheon doesn’t have a single quality monster and the lack of uevos can’t be used as an excuse; Egypt 2 and Sengoku are quite good. Their active and leader skills are fine, but what really kills them is that two of their four awakenings are worthless (bind resists). Here’s hoping they get buffs soon, but I have a sinking feeling that GungHo won’t do it anytime soon. They need to keep a few bad pantheons around to offset things all the sweet upgrades they’re making to the game.
In short, don’t roll day 2. If you really need something in particular — like maybe Vishnu — I’d strongly suggest waiting for a better godfest. If you want the new GFE’s, roll day 1 unless you’re also looking for the Kalis and/or Norns.
- I revised the ratings for the Chinese and gave them all a small bump up, including Sakuya. I think I was being too heavily influenced by ratings out of Japan and I decided to go with my own judgment instead. As a result Haku has overtaken DKali as the #1 overall sub, her system team being what put her over the top. Haku’s healer and devil forms just do so much work on so many top-tier teams, it’s hard to argue that she shouldn’t be queen.
- Haku, LKali and DKali are the only A+ subs. The Chinese pantheon is particularly strong for subs with Haku, Meimei, Karin, and Leilan all landing within the top 15. There are no S rank subs and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
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.