JP Aggregate Leader List β
I’m short on time so I’m going to keep my comments short. Luckily, there wasn’t too much movement this week. I decided to tweak the tier thresholds again which resulted in Freyr making tier-4 while not having any movement on the lists.
Currently, cards on the Pad-Plus popularity list will be added to the honorable mention tier if they don’t appear on any other list. I’m strongly considering removing this functionality.
JP Aggregate Leader List β Changes of Note
New Card Holding Tank
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A)
Despite the lack of an HP or RCV multiplier, Lightning is a fairly strong lead. Her damage is obviously great at 126x — with the possibility of stacking rows — and the healing is somewhat similar to a Sakuya team by virtue of the healer type. However, her biggest asset might be how strong her active is in Arena 2. If NA gets the FF Collab again, the value of her active for skill inheritance is so high that the collab REM will still be worth rolling even if we get a delay like last time (I sure hope not, though).
Ranked Sites: AppMedia (S)
Yuna actually plays similar to Lightning — high multiplier with the possibility of stacking rows, no HP or RCV multiplier but still has respectable healing — but trades activation flexibility for a weaker multiplier. It’s that flexibility paired with a still very nice 64x that makes her surprisingly strong. Instead of having to dedicate slots to Kali board changes, she can focus on utility subs which only gets more valuable when you factor skill inheritance. AppMedia currently has her at S which might be a little ambitious so I’m curious if she’ll make any of the other lists.
Ranked Sites: AppMedia (S-)
Unlike the previous two, Sephiroth has a severely constrained sub pool, but in return he gets an RCV multiplier. He also lines up incredibly well for soloing Machine Zeus. I haven’t totally bought in to him being an elite endgame lead — I’m skeptical any of the FF cards are, to be honest; great, yes, but not elite — but the raw power is definitely there.
Game8 followed GameWith’s example and created a farming-only list. I don’t have time to update the script to scrape this information, so you’ll have to check it out yourself. I’m still deliberating what I want to do with these farming lists; I might just make a section at the end of this post for them.
Game8 Changes of Note
No changes. Lightning, Sephiroth and Zeus Dragon are still in the holding tank.
It doesn’t look like AppMedia has rated Lightning yet. I’d assume she’d at least be on a similar level as Sephiroth and Yuna.
AppMedia Changes of Note
The collab carousel continues. It’s interesting to note that both the uevo and evo versions of Sephiroth and Yuna made the list.
For details on the aggregation method or each Japanese site used, refer to this page (link someday).