JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 18

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Sephiroth 2➞3, Lakshmi added to 3, Bastet Ace added to 3, DQXQ 3➞❀, Anubis removed from 3, Parvati added to ❀, Apollo removed from ❀, Persephone removed from ❀
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2
2679 - Asst Capt of 13th Squad, Rukia Kuchiki
2758 - 蒼竹の君子・You Yu
2943 - 滅翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
3
1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
2814 - Library Room's Manager God, Kali
2929 - 月下の愛猫神のBastet Ace
2766 - Unwavering Summoner, Yuna
2528 - Awoken Machine Zeus
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
2255 - Sea Deity, Neptune Dragon
1956 - Awoken Parvati
2904 - Awoken Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao
2526 - Awoken Machine Hera

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.


It’s great to see so many wood cards on the list and it should only improve next week when Kaede and Liu Bei’s time in the holding tank expires. For what it’s worth, all elements seem to be represented fairly well now. There’s still a lack of fire leads; while Xiang Mei is certainly one of the most powerful leads, the element really needs more options. Hopefully Awoken Cao Cao can fill that void, or at least be on Liu Bei’s level, but I’ve learned to not get my expectations up when it comes to GungHo.

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
Change: 2➞3

I’ve actually been using Sephiroth quite a bit lately to solo farm MZeus for SDRs. I’ve learned quite a bit about the team and for the most part my initial assessment was true. He’s ridiculously OP in MZeus, but elsewhere, he just isn’t worth the effort. However, considering how much value there is to be obtained in that dungeon, I understand why the lists initially regarded Seph so high.

1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
Change: Added to 3

I had tired of beating the Lakshmi drum long, long ago and wish I had continued to do so if only to now say “I told you so!”. She continuously received significant buffs and her clear videos remained impressive, but she was constantly ignored by the tier lists. I’m glad to see her back. It’s good to see Parvati also getting love and it’s strange that Shiva might be the weakest awoken from the pantheon now.

2929 - 月下の愛猫神のBastet Ace
Change: Added to 3

Bastet Ace breaths new life into your old Bastet, producing results that are at least on par with Awoken Anubis with a more friendly activation.

2013 - Awoken Anubis
Change: Removed from 3

Well, it finally happened. Here’s hoping he gets some buffs in the near future.

1956 - Awoken Parvati
Change: Added to ❀

Similar to Lakshmi, Parvati has been receiving continuous buffs, but is still inferior due to the relatively poor sub pool. However, she has received some help with uevo Kaede and Robin Hood (as a better 100% SBR option), although if you have Kaede you’ll likely just be leading with her instead.

2751 - Awoken Persephone
Change: Removed from ❀

I was never a huge fan of Persephone and Apollo’s rankings on the Game8 list, but I slowly came around on their abilities; well, Persephone’s, at least. With Game8 retracting their ranking, they now disappear from the aggregate list. Regardless, I’m still looking forward to playing around with Persephone whenever she hits NA.

New Card Holding Tank

New cards will be held here temporarily in an attempt to isolate the aggregate list from knee-jerk ratings.
Card Notes
2972 - 碧地の風龍喚士・Kaede
Ranked Sites: Game8 (SS), GameWith (SS), AppMedia (SS), PadPlus (4)

There seems to be little doubt that Kaede is an elite leader and all the heart-cross leaders should enjoy destroying the endgame for a long time to come.

2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A+), GameWith Farming (SS), AppMedia (S), PadPlus (1)

I’m curious how much Game8 and AppMedia’s ratings are based on Liu Bei’s co-op farming prowess as he seems to be a relatively weak solo endgame leader.

2980 - Awoken Vritra
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A)

I think it’s a testament to Vritra’s power that he can be considered a strong leader despite his best leader pair being the outdated RSonia. I’m still not a huge fan of the double-color activation a la the awoken Greeks, but as an old Beelzebub-RSonia user, I’m tempted to try the team out if only because the sub pool is so damned strong now.


Jump to: Game8 | GameWith | GameWith Farming | AppMedia | Pad-Plus


Game8

Original source
Changes from last time: Yuna A+➞A, DQXQ A+➞A, Lakshmi added to A, Vritra added to A, Apollo removed from A, June Eschamali removed from A, Persephone removed from A
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus
SS
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
2972 - 碧地の風龍喚士・Kaede
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
S
2758 - 蒼竹の君子・You Yu
2943 - 滅翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
A+
2971 - 藍海の水龍喚士・Sumire
2679 - Asst Capt of 13th Squad, Rukia Kuchiki
2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
2969 - 星刻の時龍契士・Miru
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
A
1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
2929 - 月下の愛猫神のBastet Ace
2814 - Library Room's Manager God, Kali
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
2766 - Unwavering Summoner, Yuna
2904 - Awoken Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2980 - Awoken Vritra

Game8 Changes of Note

Card Notes
2949 - 聖鐘の花嫁・Eschamali
Change: Removed from A

While not a weak leader, I’m surprised she was on here in the first place. Just Game8 being Game8, I guess.


Jump to: Game8 | GameWith | GameWith Farming | AppMedia | Pad-Plus


GameWith

Original source
Changes from last time: Kaede added to SS, Sherias Roots A➞S, Sephiroth S➞A, Sumire added to A, Anubis removed from A, Bastet Ace added to B, Miru added to B
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus
SS
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
2972 - 碧地の風龍喚士・Kaede
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2528 - Awoken Machine Zeus
S
2758 - 蒼竹の君子・You Yu
2943 - 滅翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2526 - Awoken Machine Hera
A
2679 - Asst Capt of 13th Squad, Rukia Kuchiki
2971 - 藍海の水龍喚士・Sumire
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
B
2443 - Returning-Claw Blue Dragonbound, Ryune
2393 - Awoken Idunn&Idunna
2814 - Library Room's Manager God, Kali
2929 - 月下の愛猫神のBastet Ace
2441 - Judging-Claw Orange Dragonbound, Saria
2395 - Awoken Thor
2969 - 星刻の時龍契士・Miru
2766 - Unwavering Summoner, Yuna

GameWith Changes of Note

Card Notes
2013 - Awoken Anubis
Change: Removed from A

One of Anubis’s last claims to fame was the ability to solo MZeus, but with Sephiroth firmly supplanting him there, he’s basically relegated to ranking dungeon duty.


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GameWith Farming

*This list isn’t factored into the aggregate result.
Original source
Changes from last time: Liu Bei added to SS, Machine Hera S➞SS
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus
SS
2006 - Avowed Thief, Ishikawa Goemon
2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
2528 - Awoken Machine Zeus
2526 - Awoken Machine Hera
S
2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin
2657 - Heroic God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
2255 - Sea Deity, Neptune Dragon
2691 - Capt of 10th Squad, Toshiro Hitsugaya
2824 - Guardian of Metropolis, Superman
A
2226 - 制約と誓約, Gon Freecss
2689 - Former R&D Chief, Kisuke Urahara
2764 - Cloud & Fenrir

GameWith Farming Changes of Note

Card Notes
2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
Change: Added to SS

With co-op farming being the standard now, it’s no surprise that the three best in that field are represented in the top tier. While most of my current goals can be accomplished via solo play, I’m definitely going to have to get with the times and take advantage of co-op. I’m already making preparations by skilling up an MZeus and a few Dioses.

2526 - Awoken Machine Hera
Change: S➞SS

I’m surprised by this promotion since I always thought MZeus was the go-to co-op lead. I won’t pretend to know enough about that game mode to reason why this change was made.


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AppMedia

Original source
Changes from last time: Kaede S+➞SS, Sherias Roots S+➞SS, Miru S-➞S+, Lakshmi added to S+, Parvati added to S, Sumire added to S, Anubis S➞S-, DQXQ S➞S-, Bastet Ace S➞S-
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus
SS
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
2972 - 碧地の風龍喚士・Kaede
2943 - 滅翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
S+
2758 - 蒼竹の君子・You Yu
2679 - Asst Capt of 13th Squad, Rukia Kuchiki
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
2969 - 星刻の時龍契士・Miru
1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
S
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
1956 - Awoken Parvati
2255 - Sea Deity, Neptune Dragon
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2814 - Library Room's Manager God, Kali
2971 - 藍海の水龍喚士・Sumire
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
S-
2904 - Awoken Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao
2766 - Unwavering Summoner, Yuna
2677 - Hollow Ichigo Kurosaki
2013 - Awoken Anubis
2929 - 月下の愛猫神のBastet Ace
2762 - Purple Plum Virtue, Xin Hua
2760 - 黄菊の君子・Xiu Min
2389 - Awoken Sakuya
2662 - Awoken Pandora

AppMedia Changes of Note

Card Notes
2943 - 滅翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
Change: S+➞SS

All of the lists are bullish on Sherias Roots, but I’m not convinced that he’s a Ra Dragon-level leader and find this promotion somewhat questionable.


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Pad-Plus

*This list isn’t factored into the aggregate result.
Original source
Changes from last time: Liu Bei 14➞1, Bastet Ace 1➞2, Sherias Roots 2➞5, Miru 4➞3, Xiang Mei 3➞6, Kaede 6➞4, You Yu 5➞12, Anubis added to 7, Ra Dragon 7➞8, June Eschamali 8➞10, Sumire added to 9, AD Lucifer 10➞11, Sephiroth 12➞15, Pandora 15➞13, Saria removed from 13, Yomi Dragon added to 14
1
2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
2
2929 - 月下の愛猫神のBastet Ace
3
2969 - 星刻の時龍契士・Miru
4
2972 - 碧地の風龍喚士・Kaede
5
2943 - 滅翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
6
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
7
2013 - Awoken Anubis
8
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
9
2971 - 藍海の水龍喚士・Sumire
10
2949 - 聖鐘の花嫁・Eschamali
11
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
12
2758 - 蒼竹の君子・You Yu
13
2662 - Awoken Pandora
14
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
15
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth

I was wrong in my prediction of Kaede being #1 this week; the power of farming and accessibility apparently won out.


For details on the aggregation method or each Japanese site used, refer to this page (link someday).

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22 thoughts on “JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 18

  1. I think the m.hera upgrade might be cause of coop arena. Which is alot easier with m.hera then m.zeus.

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  2. I’m so hyped for Miru, even tho shes ranked lower than Sumire and Kaede waifus, the fact that a farmable like her is considered top tier is so awesome… its been awhile since Zaerog I think, but she’s probably going to stay there for a long long time! Can’t wait to use her though skilling her up might be a tad tedious…

    I’m hoping the Chinese and the older awoken leaders get some buffs to allow them back in the meta atleast…. I FINALLY pulled an Lkali during PCGF and of course I don’t really use Sakuya anymore lol.. Gungho please.

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    • imo both Sumire and Miru are underrated, probably because Kaede is overhyped. From what I’ve seen on various videos and streams, all of them are are incredibly powerful.

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  3. I just saw Reco streaming Zeus Dragon farming with liu bei, he was one shotting each floor. You say how sephiroths’ value comes from his ability to farm machine zeus. then I think that a lot of liu bei’s prowess comes from his ability to farm almost anything in coop.

    the teams were something like this:

    Host:
    Liu bei Tengu(raph inherit) Hera Boerc Zeus Dios Sasuke (gravity inherit)
    Helper:
    Liu Bei(gravity inherit) Mhera freya, Sasuke (gravity inherit) Zeus Dios

    First floor:
    raph liu bei after sasuke gravity to get rid of resolve = swipe to kill
    Second floor:
    zeus dios and freya = swipe to kill
    Thrid floor:
    Zeus Dios + Hera Boerc + pass + all 3 gravities + pass = swipe to kill

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    • Uhh, I stated in this very post (twice) that he’s great at co-op farming. I don’t think there was ever a question about that. The question was how much of his current placement is because of that vs. his actual ability as a solo leader. There’s no consistency in any of the lists so it’s impossible to tell for sure.

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  4. Sad to see Xiu Min not rank on any of the tier lists. Aside from a distinctly large Sun Wukong-shaped hole in my box I have a pretty good team for Xiu Min a.k.a replace Thor and Saria leads with Xiu Min and Xiu Min. Would require very little preparation and investment on my part aside from the initial payment of 300K MP.

    I’ve been told I have a very strong You Yu lineup in my box, only missing Scheat but that’s more of a luxury option from what I’ve been seeing. However my blue box has no skill ups or +eggs really which makes it a really tough call.

    I’ve been trying to farm MP so I can just buy both but I’m not sure how good of an idea that is either given how fast power creep moves. I might end up just sacking out and calling it quits on both, hahaha.

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    • Xiu Min is S- on AppMedia.

      Like you said, Scheat is a luxury option for You Yu. Due to the nature of his leader skill, there will be plenty of times where you won’t be able to make a TPA which means Scheat will be doing… shit for damage.

      I mean, if you have teams that can clear all the content you want to, I don’t think there’s any particular rush to invest in an MP leader. Especially if you’re a co-op player.

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      • Oh my bad, didn’t read all the tier lists clearly enough.

        I do enjoy co-op but the hardest part is finding a partner. And then after that, even on a stable connection, disconnects happen all the time. Can’t wait for the “Reconnect” function to be added on PAD NA.

        When doing co-op Thor x Saria still works brilliantly because I have like 81K HP hahaha.

        I wish I had a Kaede or five… *sob*

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  5. I’m glad Lakshmi is finally getting the love she deserves 🙂
    I mean, she could already solo both Arena 3 and Mech Zeus before the latest leader skill buff
    Remember, Mech Zeus is a no rcv dungeon..

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    • Yeah, I saw. Hard to believe, I guess it was inevitable. I mean, Kaede and Xiang Mei can pretty much take the same team into every dungeon where Ra Dragon you need to have a bit more customization for each. It was good to see Miru got promoted, too; I wonder how much influence Reco had by playing her almost exclusively on stream.

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  6. Isnt Nobunage worth considering after his new buff? 81x damage from 8 orbs, bind clearing adn rcv for days? Definately holding tank material.

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    • I don’t think you understand how this works. This snapshot was taken before the buffs were announced. Check back for the next one, Game8 already added him to their list.

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  7. Is Sumire that much of a downgrade compared to Kaede? I’ve been excited to see some new faces on these tier lists, just thought Sumire would be closer to Kaede.

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    • Well Game8 revised their list again and now Kaede is the only SS leader, but Miru and Sumire are back down to two tiers below at A. I’d argue they should be at S, but let’s wait and see if they revise their list again before my next post on Saturday.

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  8. What is your Sephiroth team composition if you don’t mind me asking? I thought rolling Ichigo would be a blessing but for me it feels more of a curse forcing me to search for a good off colour sub while filling my 2 Kali board changes, 5x SBR, Bind Clear, Shield etc etc needs. Especially without a H.Kali, Loki or Horus.

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