Changes from last time: Aizen 3➞2, Christmas Gremory added to 3, Armored Batman 3➞❀, Anubis added to ❀, Parvati removed from ❀ Legend: ❀: 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
AppMedia bumped up their rating which moved Aizen into elite company at tier-2. He’s the only card there that doesn’t modify HP (through multiplier or shield). I think that says a lot towards the returns you get on his ridiculously easy activation, from easy trash clearing to burst that doesn’t require an enhance. I still haven’t played with him much, but of what I have, I can say he’s pretty busted. Perhaps this is the face of the new “glass cannon” along with Yomi Dragon; sure, they have RCV multipliers, but this is probably as close as we’re going to get, at least among the top tiers.
Change: Added to 3
About what was expected.
New Card Holding Tank
New cards will be held here temporarily in an attempt to isolate the aggregate list from knee-jerk ratings.
This is really the only interesting change this update. It’s easy to dismiss New Year’s Kanna since Myr appears to be better in almost every way (higher multiplier, no type restriction, etc.), but since AppMedia gave her such an ambitious ranking (their third highest tier) I decided to take a closer look. What stood out to me the most was her ability to attack and heal without relying on a heart-cross. She’s still a 1/16/2.25 leader without a cross which, coupled with her TPAs, is usually enough to deal with trash floors. I’ve lauded Myr’s TPA team for being so orb efficient, but NY Kanna is arguably even more so; at the very least she’s much more flexible. She’s also much better at stalling for actives with the static RCV multiplier. Her top-end multiplier (36x) will definitely limit her, but a Jewel Princess of some kind should address most issues. I think her flexibility makes her a legit leader. Should she be as high as AppMedia places her? I don’t know about that, but I’m definitely curious if she’ll eventually show up on the other lists.
Original source Changes from last time: Aizen S➞S+, New Year’s Kanna added to S+, Armored Batman S+➞S, KaworuKali added to S, Sherias Roots S➞S-, Halloween Sonia Gran S➞S-, ReiMyr added to S-, Parvati removed from S-, Ra removed from S-, Lakshmi removed from S-