Aegir is perhaps the worst descended evo material to date. His active is reminiscent of the Late Bloomers; in other words, not very good even with the increased uptime. His awakenings are also fairly poor as orb enhances aren’t particularly unique for a farmable monster and there’s now a decent selection of farmable skill bind resists. Perhaps his most attractive asset is his 4,108 HP, a stat that many newer players can struggle with. Since there’s not much to talk about here, I’m going to keep this post as short as possible.
Uses as a Leader
Aegir’s leader skill is about what one would expect from a descended evo material, topping out at 3x ATK and giving small HP and RCV buffs to physical monsters. Then you realize that it’s not unconditional, but requires you to make both water and wood combos; something very restrictive for such low returns. In short, this leader skill is hopeless.
Alternate Leader Pairs
If you’re serious about making an Aegir team, your best bet is to not pair with another Aegir. Considering his damage enhance lasts for six turns, which also happens to be the duration of the cooldown, there’s no point in having two on a team. A good, farmable leader to pair with would be Starling who also uses water and wood to activate. For REM options, U&Y, Karin, Skuld, and Isis are somewhat compatible.
Uses as a Sub
I don’t think there’s much reason to waste time analyzing Aegir as a sub. To get right to the point, consider these other farmable water damage enhancers:
Aegir’s active has the uptime advantage (100% vs. 25%), but it’s also limited to physical types instead of water and has a smaller multiplier (1.2x vs. 1.3x). He also has the advantage of having a skill bind resist. Other than that, Plesios and Leviathan put Aegir to shame. Plesios has two TPAs and a skill boost and Leviathan has two rows, a TPA and a skill boost, basically blowing Aegir’s OEs out of the water. The dragons are also easier to skill up; they might require 23 levels, but water Chimeras are quite easy to farm. They’re both also physical, meaning they’re generally better than Aegir on water-based physical teams. Aegir has nice HP, but if you’re fishing for stats you may as well use something that’s easier to get like Kenshin.
So considering Aegir is pretty much worse than a few other poor, farmable options, there’s really no point comparing him to something like I&I.
You’ll get an Aegir for I&I or the stone, but outside that it’s quite obvious that he isn’t worth your time. Although if you’re into old dudes riding dolphin-like things, that’s cool.
If I missed anything or you have suggestions to improve this post, please let me know in the comments and I’ll update the post.