This was a small update so I’ll fill out the post talking about what I perceive are snubs on the sub list.
Ra Dragon and the S Rank Wall
I don’t think it’s much surprise that Ra Dragon debuted at S rank. What’s surprising is that it’s considered so good that it and Anubis now occupy a space above all the other S-rankers, indicated by a “wall” in Game8’s ranking table (I guess they didn’t want to make a new S+ or SS rank?) I mean, I guess it makes sense since he’s one of the most consistent Kaliseum clears, but that and a few edge cases is all he has over Awoken Ra. I guess instead of power creep coming through awoken uevos, we’re going to get the bulk of it through the MP Shop.
Lakshmi Booted to A+ Leads
As for reasons why she was booted, I can’t think of anything reasonable besides the list maker wanting to keep S tier as exclusive as possible. I’m lead to believe this since most additions to S tier have been accompanied by a removal. All that means to me is that all the tiers need to be revamped. Establish Ra Dragon and Anubis as the new S rank, then distribute the rest between A+ and A, cutting those that need to be cut. I don’t have a problem with Lakshmi not being in the top tier, but are she and Shiva really all that much worse than the rest of the S tier?
While I have a few small qualms with it, I think the leader list is generally acceptable. The sub list, however, needs some serious work. I’m going to go over the three snubs I feel most strongly about.
I see no reason why Haku isn’t an S tier sub, let alone A+. She’s a great or ideal sub for three S tier leaders on their own list for god’s sake! Compare this to Cao Cao who has zero or Liu Bei who only has one. Heck, even Baggi doesn’t have any anymore. I can suffer Meimei only being A tier, but Haku has no explanation. Although I’d love to hear their reasoning behind it.
Satsuki should make this list for many of the same reasons as Haku. Her triple prongs are absurdly strong and haste and dragon typing complement Infinirog teams so well. Her interaction with Haku’s board change is only the icing on the cake. I guess that makes breaking poison orbs the decoration?
I felt that the initial Game8 lists gave so much respect to damage shields, perhaps more than they deserved. Fast forward to today and I’m confused why DIzanami and Baggi are S tier yet Susano isn’t even on the list. The only things to complain about are not having attacker type and his relatively low ATK, but he fills roles on wood teams that were critically needed: high HP and a quality damage shield. I can’t wait for him to hit NA; he’s an instant hypermax for me.
Did I miss something? Please leave a comment and let me know!