Changes from last time: Pandora 2➞3, Xin Hua removed from ❀ Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
Disclaimer: The aggregate list is basically a compilation of the leader tier lists from three JP PAD sites: Game8, GameWith and AppMedia. The idea is that while a single tier list can have many points of contention, hopefully an aggregate can kind of smooth things over (it doesn’t, really, but it helps a bit). I try to keep my hands off the results as much as possible; the extent of my involvement is setting the algorithm to aggregate the results. I wish I could be fully hands off, but as none of the lists have 1:1 correlation in their grades, I have to have that much involvement. Don’t take these ratings as fact; I encourage you to simply take them as a starting point for discussion to figure out which leads are actually the best for your specific situation.
Once again I’m going to mail this in. MP cards? 6-star GFEs? Yawn.
JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note
As a fan of Pandora, her constant fall through the past few weeks hurts. Like almost all demotions, her overall power hasn’t decreased, but as time passes it’s inevitable that other teams will be more efficient. However, this second set of MP leaders has really skewed things; on top of the MP Dragons, the Four Gentlemen really restrict what can be considered a top-tier leader since they’re so innately powerful. Then the addition of skill inheritance and the emphasis on co-op further muddles the picture.
Change: Removed from ❀
I think she’s being underestimated, but it’s certainly hard to get excited for her compared to her siblings.
New Card Holding Tank
New cards will be held here temporarily in an attempt to isolate the aggregate list from knee-jerk ratings.
As a fan of row teams, Xiu Min appeals to me much more than You Yu, but I’ll concede that pairing You Yu’s ridiculous multiplier with skyfall boosting cards like Scheat and Hermes makes him better overall.
I watched Reco stream this team and I wasn’t impressed. This version is definitely better than the original dark, though. Being able to consistently use his active via hastes really increases the consistency of the team, but being so active hungry limits what can actually be accomplished.
Original source Changes from last time: Sherias Roots added to S+, Pandora S+➞S, AD Lucifer S+➞S, Xiu Min added to S, Xin Hua S➞S-, Fenrir Viz added to S-, Kite removed from S- Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus
*This list isn’t factored into the aggregate result. Original source Changes from last time: Sherias Roots added to 2, Machine Zeus 2➞4, Xiu Min added to 3, Sephiroth 3➞6, AD Lucifer 4➞5, DQXQ 5➞10, Pandora 6➞11, Saria 10➞7, Shiva Dragon 7➞12, Yomi Dragon 15➞9, Persephone removed from 9, Astaroth 11➞13, Ra Dragon 12➞14, Yomi removed from 13, Sinbad removed from 14, Fenrir added to 15
For details on the aggregation method or each Japanese site used, refer to this page (link someday).