Changes from last time: Rukia 3➞2, Juggler removed from ❀ Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
Dropping the “Trial”. Instead of constantly tweaking the tier thresholds, I’m going to see how the current one holds up and if it’s satisfactory for a couple weeks I’ll remove the beta qualification.
Future of the farming lists. I didn’t have time to update the script to scrape Game8’s farming list. I’m still undecided if I even what to continue including this information. I’ll think about it more when I have more time.
JP Aggregate Leader List β Changes of Note
A Game8 upgrade pushes Rukia up a tier. With NA getting Bleach on Monday, this can only add fuel to the fire. I wouldn’t let this influence your decision, though. I always thought she was a little underrated, but since I never cared to formulate an argument for it I never really said anything. Now that NA is getting her, I’ll definitely be doing more research
Change: Removed from ❀
Juggler wasn’t on any of the tier lists, but made the honorable mentions by way of Pad-Plus. I’m still debating if I want to remove this functionality since it can be misleading.
New Card Holding Tank
New cards will be held here temporarily in an attempt to isolate the aggregate list from knee-jerk ratings.
Even with a limited sub pool and no sub-attribute, Xiang Mei is obviously an elite leader. That was never in question, though. What we really need to find out is where her ceiling is. Hopefully the tier lists can sort it out in the next couple of weeks, but I won’t be relying on them and you shouldn’t either, especially since it looks like she could be a 900k MP investment. I’ll definitely be doing my own research.
Cecil’s buffs resulted in increased interest on Pad-Plus, but it’s uncertain whether it’s enough to vault him onto the tier lists. 45.56x ATK and 2.25x RCV seem pretty good — like an upgraded Zaerog∞ — but there are many other factors that go into being a good lead.
Original source Changes from last time: Xiang Mei added to S, Rukia A➞S, Neptune Dragon S➞A, Yomi Dragon S➞A, Lightning removed from A Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus
I remember the time when Game8 was notorious for playing musical chairs with their tier list. I’m not saying it’s happening again, but it’s suspicious that as two enter the S-tier, two also leave. In this case, it’s Neptune and Yomi Dragon that are getting the boot, making way for a cuter S-tier with Xiang Mei and Rukia.
Game8 Changes of Note
Change: Added to S
Game8’s explanation of Xiang Mei’s ranking doesn’t really tell us anything. It’s basically: “sucks that she isn’t bind immune, but she does a lot of damage and has a lot of HP and RCV so she’s pretty good”.
Even if Neptune and Yomi Dragons are becoming relatively less powerful as the meta shifts, I still think they’re better or as good as most other leaders. Downgrades aren’t surprising, but the rest of the list needs to be adjusted in turn.
Change: Removed from A
Removing a questionable addition the week after is fairly typical for Game8.
SS is an ambitious ranking, especially when you consider GameWith is usually more deliberate in adding new cards. Xiang Mei is obviously powerful, but I think GameWith jumping on the train so early is a reflection of their faith in her power level. It remains to be seen how she’ll pan out in the long run, though, as equating her to Ra Dragon is aggressive.
*This list isn’t factored into the aggregate result. Original source Changes from last time: Lightning 2➞1, Sephiroth 1➞2, Cecil added to 5, Pandora 5➞6, AD Lucifer 6➞9, Yuna 10➞7, Ra Dragon 7➞8, Rukia 8➞10, Juggler removed from 11, Sakuya 14➞13, Ichigo removed from 13, Yomi 15➞14, Yomi Dragon added to 15
I’d be surprised if Xiang Mei was not #1 next week.
For details on the aggregation method or each Japanese site used, refer to this page (link someday).