Changes from last time: Acala added to 3, Minerva added to ❀, Dantalion removed from ❀, You Yu removed from ❀, Artemis removed from ❀, Balboa removed from ❀, Oda Nobunaga 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.
JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note
Change: Added to 3
The addition of fire crosses makes her a 2.25/1640.25/2.25 lead which, quite frankly, is amazing for a card without an ultimate. Sure, 182.25 is probably going to be your more common multiplier, but the potential to go that high is indeed valuable (piercing high defense monsters like PreDRAs, less reliance on damage enhances, etc). I wonder why they’re giving her so much love when so many older cards are rotting? Not that I’m complaining.
Change: Added to ❀
I’ve downplayed Minerva and the revo Greco-Romans in the past and I still stand by my assertion that they aren’t great due to being too situational. However, I did qualify that, stating if they became extremely useful in a particular endgame dungeon I could see their inclusion. Well, that seems to be the case. Minerva stands out from the other revos due to her compatibility with Arena 1 and 3 (and presumably 2) and having a better active. Personally, I’m still looking forward to getting Minerva for the easy Arena 1 clears.
New Card Holding Tank
New cards will be held here temporarily in an attempt to isolate the aggregate list from knee-jerk ratings.
I bashed Sonia Gran pretty hard in my Halloween REM review, but value aside, she’s still a Roots rehash and thus technically has the potential to make the tier lists. I strongly disagree with AppMedia’s placement (what’s new?), but I can live with Game8’s where she was replacing June Eschamali, a pretty questionable inclusion to begin with.
The lists have Halloween Xiang Mei on the same level as her fire version, GameWith being the exception placing her higher. In terms of tier lists, I think they should be on the same tier, but have no huge issue either way.
Original source Changes from last time: Acala added to AA, Halloween Sonia Gran added to A, Halloween Xiang Mei added to A, June Eschamali removed from A, Oda Nobunaga removed from A Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus
Original source Changes from last time: Acala added to S, Dantalion removed from A, Minerva added to B, Neptune added to B, You Yu removed from B, Artemis removed from B, Balboa removed from B Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus
GameWith Changes of Note
Change: Added to B
GameWith gives a nod to Neptune for the same reasons as Minerva, the main reason looking to be his ability to cheese Arena 3.
Original source Changes from last time: Halloween Sonia Gran added to S+, Acala added to S+, Xiang Mei S+➞S-, Paimon S+➞S, Halloween Xiang Mei added to S-, Minerva added to S-, Ceres added to S-, Yomi Dragon removed from S-, You Yu removed from S-, Dantalion removed from S- Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus