More sweeping changes. This time, I don’t have much to say about them.
Several Leads Downgraded From A+
LKali had this a long time coming. I’d say any leader that needs a damage enhance, but doesn’t have any tanking ability should be capped at A. Moving LKali to A makes A+ fairly consistent from that perspective.
When faced with a new dungeon, I always consider using Lakshmi because I love the team. Sadly, she hasn’t matched up very well lately and I usually end up using something else; she just has too many weaknesses nowadays. I can’t say for sure if her downgrade to A is justified, but I certainly understand that she feels a bit weak.
As much as I’ve downplayed Zaerog∞’s effectiveness in the past, I’m truly surprised he was demoted; in consecutive updates no less. While an orb hungry 36x isn’t all that impressive nowadays, he’s still an effective endgame lead if only for his tankiness via DIza. If I had to choose one of these demotions to reverse, it would be this one.
Musical Chairs at A Continues
- If Gadius was ever A-worthy, I thought uuevo Uriel would’ve solidified that position. I’m assuming he was a victim of musical chairs.
- Knocking Horus off this list just seems wrong, especially since his leader skill isn’t type restricted anymore. It’s not like 45.56x is weak. I’d assume this was another musical chairs victim.
- I have no problems with both Parvati and Zuoh being removed. Parvati hasn’t been relevant for a long time and Zuoh has never been, even if you consider the Meimei System.
- If we needed more proof that Game8’s A-tier is garbage, this is it. Limiting the tier to the 12 most “popular” leads instead of having it reflect what is actually A-tier is a terrible choice and only displaying a subset of information is harmful to less informed players. They should either expand the tier or just get rid of it altogether. If they just got rid of it, they could then shift all the remaining tiers down one, eliminating the need for SS.
Awoken Astaroth Debuts at A
With Sylvie’s release Astaroth seems like a dubious choice at best. She’s fine as a pair with Freyja, but Sylvie has better active and leader skills. The only advantage Astaroth has as a leader is bind immunity, but considering that she can’t heal binds, that her HP multiplier is small and that Freyja is also not bind immune, it doesn’t mean all that much. I guess that doesn’t preclude her from being on the list, but I do think the existence of a leader that’s better in almost every way should be a demerit. It will be interesting to see where they place Sylvie and if that affects Astaroth at all.
Isis to S Sub
Isis is probably the most important rainbow sub after DKali so the promotion is likely justified. It just feels like a slight to DKali to be on the same level. Hopefully they put as much work into the sub list as they have the leaders soon; it hardly seems worth the time talking about sub nuances when the entire list is garbage.
Did I miss something? Please leave a comment and let me know!