JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 31

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: You Yu 3➞❀, Lakshmi removed from ❀, Robin Hood removed from ❀, Astaroth removed from ❀, DQXQ removed from ❀
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
2
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
2827 - Armored Batman
3
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
2997 - 宝冠の聖魔王・Paimon
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
2991 - 狂面の魔公爵・Dantalion
3069 - 聖徳の麗女神・Sarasvati
2758 - Blue Bamboo Virtue, You Yu
2749 - Awoken Artemis
2945 - Steel Wand Mech Dragon God, Balboa
2929 - Moonlit Feline Goddess Armor, Ace
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
2924 - Rebellious Demon, Oda Nobunaga

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.


Not much to say this week. Kinnikuman didn’t really shake things up as much as its multipliers might’ve suggested. For the most part, the top three tiers have solidified their placements with only three of top 13 being non-heart-cross leads. This isn’t a problem per say, but GungHo really does need to make an alternative playstyle that’s viable at the highest levels if only for variety’s sake. It does feel like new cards (read: GFEs) might get introduced with the next JP godfest, though, and it should be interesting to see if they adapt any of the technology Kinnikuman and Khepri have pioneered.

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
Change: Removed from ❀

It seems like I’ve hard to mourn Lakshmi’s removal from the tier lists an inordinate amount of times. I guess it’s nice GungHo is always willing to throw her a buff now and them, but it’s still always a sad time to see her slowly fall off the lists. Considering the competition, I guess I can’t complain too much.

2904 - Awoken Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao
Change: Removed from ❀

RIP the last generation of non-tank leads. You were the victim of horrible timing and didn’t get nearly enough time to shine.

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
3125 - 奇跡の逆転ファイター・Kinnikuman
Ranked Sites: Game8 (AA), GameWith (S), AppMedia (SS), PadPlus (1)

GameWith and AppMedia both downgraded him, placing him closer to Game8’s original rating (which didn’t budge from last week). With the collab now over, it’s time to see if this style of play worked out how GungHo intended and if it did, brace ourselves for the inevitable GFEs that will replicate these types of leader skills.


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Game8

Original source
Changes from last time: None
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus
SS
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
S
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
2827 - Armored Batman
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
AA
3125 - 奇跡の逆転ファイター・Kinnikuman
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
A
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
2997 - 宝冠の聖魔王・Paimon
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
3069 - 聖徳の麗女神・Sarasvati
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
2929 - Moonlit Feline Goddess Armor, Ace
2904 - Awoken Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao
2389 - Awoken Sakuya
2325 - Awoken Yomi
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon

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Game8 Co-op

*This list isn’t factored into the aggregate result.
Original source
Changes from last time: None
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus
SS
2528 - Awoken Machine Zeus
2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
S
2901 - Awoken Cao Cao
3074 - Awoken Machine Athena
2526 - Awoken Machine Hera
A
2939 - Treasure Blade Dragon, Drahklist
3083 - 凶災の幻影龍・Anima
2006 - Avowed Thief, Ishikawa Goemon

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GameWith

Original source
Changes from last time: Kinnikuman SS➞S
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus
SSS
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
SS
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
2827 - Armored Batman
S
3125 - 奇跡の逆転ファイター・Kinnikuman
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
A
2991 - 狂面の魔公爵・Dantalion
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
2758 - Blue Bamboo Virtue, You Yu
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
2997 - 宝冠の聖魔王・Paimon
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
3129 - 悪魔超人最後の刺客・Akuma Shogun
B
2749 - Awoken Artemis
2945 - Steel Wand Mech Dragon God, Balboa
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
2924 - Rebellious Demon, Oda Nobunaga

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GameWith Farming

*This list isn’t factored into the aggregate result.
Original source
Changes from last time: None
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus
S
2006 - Avowed Thief, Ishikawa Goemon
2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
2528 - Awoken Machine Zeus
2526 - Awoken Machine Hera
A
2939 - Treasure Blade Dragon, Drahklist
2901 - Awoken Cao Cao
2179 - God of the Destroying Lance, Odin
2657 - Heroic God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
3074 - Awoken Machine Athena

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AppMedia

Original source
Changes from last time: Summer Myr SS➞SSS, Kinnikuman SSS➞SS, You Yu S+➞S, Robin Hood S+➞S, Sarasvati S-➞S, Kenshin S➞S-, Akuma Shogun added to S-, Lakshmi removed from S-, Astaroth removed from S-, GKali removed from S-, Parvati removed from S-, DQXQ removed from S-
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus
SSS
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
SS
3125 - 奇跡の逆転ファイター・Kinnikuman
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
2827 - Armored Batman
S+
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
2924 - Rebellious Demon, Oda Nobunaga
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
2997 - 宝冠の聖魔王・Paimon
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
S
2749 - Awoken Artemis
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
3115 - Goddess of Beach Volley, Lakshmi
3069 - 聖徳の麗女神・Sarasvati
2679 - Asst Capt of 13th Squad, Rukia Kuchiki
2901 - Awoken Cao Cao
2929 - Moonlit Feline Goddess Armor, Ace
2758 - Blue Bamboo Virtue, You Yu
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2920 - Godlike Chivalrous Thief, Robin Hood
2991 - 狂面の魔公爵・Dantalion
S-
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
3019 - Rurouni, Himura Kenshin
2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
3129 - 悪魔超人最後の刺客・Akuma Shogun
2762 - Purple Plum Virtue, Xin Hua
3033 - Shinsengumi 3rd Squad Captain, Saito Hajime

AppMedia Changes of Note

Card Notes
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
Change: SS➞SSS

I complained about Summer Myr being lower than her light form last week. While it doesn’t necessarily validate my opinion that they should be in the same tier despite their differences, Summer Myr likely being worse, it’s always nice to see a change that agrees with it. Even if it is AppMedia’s . Now, are they on the same level as Kaede? If you include accessibility as a factor, then yes, they are.


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Pad-Plus

*This list isn’t factored into the aggregate result.
Original source
Changes from last time: Ronove 4➞3, Khepri 3➞5, U&Y 11➞4, Summer Myr 5➞9, Gremory 9➞6, Okuninushi 6➞8, Myr 8➞7, Armored Batman removed from 7, Kaede 13➞10, Artemis removed from 10, Sarasvati added to 11, Sumire added to 12, Durga removed from 12, Liu Bei 15➞13, Kinnikuman Soldier added to 14, Sherias Roots 14➞15
1
3125 - 奇跡の逆転ファイター・Kinnikuman
2
3129 - 悪魔超人最後の刺客・Akuma Shogun
3
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
4
2982 - Awoken Umisachi&Yamasachi
5
3159 - 暁天の蒼空神, Khepri
6
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
7
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
8
2985 - Awoken Okuninushi
9
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
10
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
11
3069 - 聖徳の麗女神・Sarasvati
12
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
13
2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
14
3127 - 超人血盟軍・大将・Kinnikuman Soldier
15
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots

With their upgrade to 400x, I sort of expected U&Y to break into some of the tier lists. At the very least, AppMedia’s S- tier. What’s more surprising, though, is that Uzume, by far the worst Japanese 2 awoken, got no buffs whatsoever. She’s almost never been relevant, even as a sub, so it’d be really nice if she got some love.


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

20 thoughts on “JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 31

  1. My first thought when I saw Lakshmi demoted was, “Welp, time for another buff.” Seriously though, Lakshmi’s been on the list since she arrived, with only like, 3 weeks off in that entire time. So that’s fun.

    Speculation: They’ll eventually add a heart cross to her LS and she’ll be good again, a la summer Lakshmi, but with the full multiplier. Alternately, add a cross that JUST gives a shield, and leave the 7+ hearts as its own thing, so you can choose between 56x, and reduced damage but a 50% shield.

    Or not. At this point, to save/balance the meta, we don’t need minor buffs to a few cards, we need significant buffs to a LOT of cards. Time to reincarnate some gods methinks.

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        • She’s not riding the cutting edge of the meta, but she’s certainly good enough to participate now! There’s a couple of A3 clears, (I believe at least one solo) and I expect to see a few more now.

          TBH, I would have been OK with just stats and a SB, blue has SO MUCH TROUBLE with SBs, it’s not even funny. Having 4 just between the leaders will make her a powerhouse in blue by default… 😛

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  2. I think that Uzume’s fate is sealed by being too close to a clauseless x56. A 50% hp threshold combined with her bulk would make her pretty much strictly better than shivadra. (lose a few god split ults, gain some devil awokens) Now SD isn’t tearing up the meta these days but I have a feeling that gung-ho hates him for the same reason they used to hate Athena: too accessible, too adaptable and hard to counter without screwing half the meta, too shitter freindly. Most of all though, I’m guessing that, though neither were strong enough for all content for long, both were enough of a ‘good enough’ team for many players that they impacted sales. We didn’t get a farmable like Athena until Myr, I don’t think we’re due another Shiva dragon for a long while yet.

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    • Even if that were the case, there are plenty of ways to improve her otherwise. If they can’t make her a good leader, then make her a good sub at the very least a la Isis.

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  3. This is really, really, really depressing. Every single monster in the top two tiers has heart cross mechanic, and the there are only three monsters in the top three tiers that don’t. We’re looking at freaking IZANAGI, an average pantheon pull in his time compete with the likes of RADRA and XM. Like why GungHo. Not to mention farmables, freaking farmables, competing or outright beating all the MP leads. This game has been powercreeped more times in the last 365 days than it has been since it’s creation up to summer last year. This is getting ridiculous.

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    • I think you might be confusing the magnitude of powercreep with the number of times it’s occurred. Sure, the leap from Xiang Mei to Kaede might’ve been substantial, but considering Kaede is still the best leader in the game I wouldn’t say it’s happened very frequently. I mean, it’s basically Ra Dragon -> Xiang Mei -> Kaede. The fact that all the best leaders are heart-cross-based, I do agree with that being a problem though (although the problem is mitigated by Myr being farmable).

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  4. Is there any more info on the Artemis/Balboa combo? I’m waiting for the buff to come to NA to try it out. Anyone have any exp with it?

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  5. Any idea why U&Y didn’t make it onto any tier list? I mean that 400x is pretty good!

    Also, RIP adqxq. They are still my favourite leads to date, and i absolutely love farming arena 1 with them. 80-90% clear rate, which i’ll soon be pushing up by inheriting bind clear.

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