Another small update.
It looks like Game8 is trying to clean out their S-tier subs; first Baggi, now Kanna. I never thought Kanna belonged at S to begin with so this isn’t much of a surprise to me. She’s a great leader, but as a sub her damage enhance doesn’t do much work on top-tier teams because most of them already have high ATK multipliers. It made her a good option for the Arena to deal with the Kalis, but Sakuya and Ra Dragon don’t need her and Ra would have to sacrifice an LKali to run her. I believe her being at S was indicative of Game8 being swayed by offensive power and user popularity.
So, outside of a normal adjustment, what could’ve caused this drop? It may seem like a bit of a stretch, but I think Awoken Thor and now Awoken Loki have made her much less unique, which is one of Game8’s sub criteria. Granted, Thor is much worse than Kanna for the teams she usually subs on, but Loki is actually quite good, especially on Ra Dragon. His damage enhance hits almost the entire team and the TPAs go well with the DKalis when looking to dish out the dark damage. Loki is a decent alternative for Indra in the Arena, giving the team an outside chance of one-shotting either Kali though the 50% shield while still maintaining 100% SBR.
Speaking of Loki, I’m not quite sure if he should make the list, but at the very least he’s as good as some of the other options Game8 has at A.
The more I play with Yomi Dragon, the more I’m convinced that the team’s main strength lies in Okuninushi. He just fills so many roles on the team, perhaps the most overlooked is being the highest damage dealer with this two TPAs and 1,819 base ATK. He also provides a much needed dark OE, an awakening that is sort of like SBRs since the team needs to hit five to function at its fullest.
I’m confused why Cao Cao is still S-tier and Okuni isn’t even on the list. He’s easily better than Lumiel and Zuoh and is a key sub for an SS lead. Cao Cao has the advantage of having an orb change, but Okuni’s damage boost is amazing on Yomi Dragon and the time extend over Cao Cao’s row helps bridge the gap further.
Well, it appears NA appreciates him, at least. He’s been hovering around 30th place in the PCGF polls and I’m unsure if he’ll make it in the end, but the fact that he’s even in the picture makes me quite happy. In fact, the entire PCGF field looks pretty good so far; there’s always going to be a few stinkers, but I think the current selection is strong. There’s a long ways to go, though, so it’ll be interesting to see the final results.