REM Review – Fist of the North Star Collab 4

3409 - Creator of the New Century, KaiohFist of the North Star represents a significant letdown after what was an exciting collab run with Final Fantasy and Bleach. Part of this is due to just getting it a few months ago in October, but is escalated by the fact that the buffs and new additions are underwhelming. There’s not much exciting in this REM and I fully expect players to save their stones until it gets the buffs it deserves.
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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 49

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Myr 1➞2, New Year’s Yomi added to 3, Meridionalis 3➞❀, Noctis 3➞❀, Fujin added to ❀, New Year’s Kanna added to ❀, Raijin added to ❀, ReiMyr added to ❀, KaworuKali added to ❀
Legend: ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
3265 - 全能神・Ra Dragon
2
3125 - Miracle Reversal Fighter, Kinnikuman
3359 - Former Captain of Squad 5, Sosuke Aizen
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
3193 - Guardian of the Imperial Capital, Athena
3
3068 - Divine General of the Radiant Heaven, Krishna
3379 - Holy Night Visitor, Gremory
3202 - Goddess of Great Compassion, Acala
3235 - Maniacal Phantom Demon, Ilm
3418 - 物見の夜月神・Tsukuyomi
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
3266 - 暗黒神・Yomi Dragon
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3238 - Reincarnated Minerva
3262 - 鍛煉神・Shiva Dragon
3276 - Conquest Bow Steel Star Goddess, Meridionalis
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
3239 - Reincarnated Neptune
3263 - 聖舶神・Neptune Dragon
2749 - Awoken Artemis
3372 - 清杖の龍機神・Balboa
3414 - 翠角の天鬼姫・Fujin
3240 - Reincarnated Ceres
2534 - Crimson Sun Longevity Dragon Caller, Kanna
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
3416 - 黄角の天鬼姫・Raijin
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
3223 - Old Castle Freeloader, Sonia Gran
2997 - Crowned Sacred King of Hell, Paimon
3393 - Rei & Myr Suit
3353 - The Final Getsugatensho, Ichigo Kurosaki
3305 - The Chosen King, Noctis
3129 - Akuma Choujins' Final Assassin, Akuma Shogun
3385 - Reincarnated Anubis
2827 - Armored Batman
3394 - Kaworu & Kali Suit

Disclaimer: The aggregate list is an average of the tier lists from multipler JP gaming sites. It is compiled automatically by a script. I endeavor to have as little influence on the results as possible. Feel free to refer to the FAQ. 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.


Altema appears to have fallen in line with Game8 and GameWith, making their own Ra Dragon Tier. AppMedia also took steps toward this, demoting Summer Myr from their top tier. The last time the Ra Dragon Tier existed? Early November 2015. He was then included in the top aggregate tier until early July 2016 and was at least an honorable mention until early November 2016. It’s hard to believe that he’ll have another yearlong reign, but, at least considering what the game is like right now, it doesn’t seem all that far-fetched.

I find it strange that Game8 hasn’t updated in a while, at the very least to tweak Gremory’s position post-buff, but perhaps they don’t think that warranted any changes. We won’t know for sure until their next update, though.

The honorable mention tier is now pretty huge. This is in part due to Altema’s addition, but I also think it reflects the wide variety of strong leads currently in the game (or it could just mean everything got pushed down due to the Ra Dragon Tier).

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
Change: 1➞2

Myr would’ve fallen last week anyways had I not added Altema.

3418 - 物見の夜月神・Tsukuyomi
Change: Added to 3

I’m a fan of NY Yomi and I hope to roll one in my quest for multiple NY Spicas. I think this ranking is more than fair.


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Godfest Help Post: 1/14-1/15

2657 - Heroic God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru2658 - Adored Starsea Goddess, Andromeda2659 - Brave Vanquishing Deity, Perseus2660 - Fervent Monkey King, Sun Wukong2662 - Awoken Pandora2384 - Ruling Firestorm God, Set2385 - Divine Galaxy Goddess, Nut2386 - Soul-Judging God of Dark Riches, Osiris2387 - Sacred Life Goddess of the Colored Sky, Hathor2388 - Soaring Night Goddess of the Dead, Nephthys
2392 - Awoken Freyr2393 - Awoken Idunn&Idunna2394 - Awoken Freyja2395 - Awoken Thor2396 - Awoken Loki3101 - Patriot Warrior, Sanada Yukimura3103 - Contemplative Strategist, Mori Motonari3105 - Humanistic Spy, Ishida Mitsunari3107 - Radiant Dandy, Maeda Keiji3109 - Meticulous Rebel, Akechi Mitsuhide

Grading scale. The individual grade is a composite grade of all monsters in it relative to all other pantheons. The combined grade is a composite of all monsters in both pantheons relative to all other combinations of pantheons. Combined grades are not an average of the individual grades, but based on the normal distribution of all possible two-pantheon-combinations. Grades do not factor co-op or skill inheritance at this time.
Godfest: Heroes & Egypt 2 1/14, Norse & Sengoku 1/15
Criteria
Day 1 Day 2
Heroes Egypt 2 Norse Sengoku
Leader
Individual B B- B+ B
Combined B B+
Sub
Individual A+ C- B A-
Combined B A-
Overall
Individual A- C B+ B+
Combined B A-

This is a help thread, so please feel free to ask questions on just about anything concerning the godfest or your teams, box and progress in general.

It’s been over two months since my last help thread. I’m looking to keep the question count low while I settle back in, but let’s see if there’s any interest in the first place.

I now auto-generate most of this post. If there are any bugs, including display issues in non-Chrome browsers, please let me know. Thanks!

Please read the rules before posting, especially if this is your first time:

  • I will only take box questions that supply a PADherder. It makes it much, much easier for me to give good advice this way (you could say I can’t give good advice without the sorting options). Try PadListener to sync if you’re on Android (if it works for you), otherwise use this method.
  • Box/roll questions that don’t supply rank, IAP status and main teams will be ignored. Any other information you want to supply will only help.
  • Please check the FAQ after the break before asking a question. Questions that aren’t covered by the FAQ will be prioritized; questions that don’t may be ignored.
  • I have WordPress set to flag comments with multiple links to combat spam. I still get the comment, I just have to approve it manually for it to show up on the site. So if your comment doesn’t show up, this might be the case. Ideally, only post a single link to your PADherder.
  • I generally reply on a first come, first serve basis, but if there’s a low hanging fruit I’ll address that first.
  • I will post thread status as bold red comments. Make sure you read these comments before posting to make sure you aren’t violating the rules. I’m no longer segregating comments by day, instead I’ll indicate how many questions I be able to take for a given thread in the first status comment, then stop taking new ones after that.
  • No new questions will be taken after the godfest ends. Questions asked in other posts may be ignored; please wait for the next godfest!
  • Follow-ups to existing questions will be taken as long as the post is still open for comments.
  • I’ll close the post for comments a few hours after the godfest ends.
  • Any comments breaking the rules will be removed without warning.

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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 48

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Meridionalis ❀➞3, Ilm ❀➞3, Minerva 3➞❀, Shiva Dragon added to ❀, Neptune Dragon added to ❀, Artemis added to ❀, Balboa added to ❀, Ceres added to ❀, Sherias Roots added to ❀, Ichigo added to ❀, Akuma Shogun added to ❀
Legend: ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
3265 - 全能神・Ra Dragon
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
2
3125 - Miracle Reversal Fighter, Kinnikuman
3359 - Former Captain of Squad 5, Sosuke Aizen
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
3193 - Guardian of the Imperial Capital, Athena
3
3068 - Divine General of the Radiant Heaven, Krishna
3379 - Holy Night Visitor, Gremory
3276 - Conquest Bow Steel Star Goddess, Meridionalis
3202 - Goddess of Great Compassion, Acala
3235 - Maniacal Phantom Demon, Ilm
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
3305 - The Chosen King, Noctis
3266 - 暗黒神・Yomi Dragon
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3238 - Reincarnated Minerva
3262 - 鍛煉神・Shiva Dragon
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
3239 - Reincarnated Neptune
3263 - 聖舶神・Neptune Dragon
2749 - Awoken Artemis
3372 - 清杖の龍機神・Balboa
3240 - Reincarnated Ceres
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
3223 - Old Castle Freeloader, Sonia Gran
2997 - Crowned Sacred King of Hell, Paimon
3353 - The Final Getsugatensho, Ichigo Kurosaki
3129 - Akuma Choujins' Final Assassin, Akuma Shogun
3385 - Reincarnated Anubis
2827 - Armored Batman

Disclaimer: The aggregate list is an average of the tier lists from multipler JP gaming sites. It is compiled automatically by a script. I endeavor to have as little influence on the results as possible. Feel free to refer to the FAQ. 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.


Two big changes: Game8’s revamp and the addition of Altema. I’m enjoying the addition of Altema, not only because it lessens the need to tweak the algorithm in response to sweeping changes, but they also include a few cards some of the other sites don’t. The addition didn’t make too much of an impact, though, so I take that as a sign that the aggregate is working as intended and that the sites are mostly in agreement. Sure, there are nuanced differences, but in the big picture being in a tier above or below means little.

As there appears to still be confusion behind the method of this post, I threw together a quick FAQ as well.

Anyways, I’m still working on some backend tools so the comments will be kept to a minimum.

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
3372 - 清杖の龍機神・Balboa
Change: Added to ❀

Perhaps the most amusing thing is that his sub split is generally considered the better leader. 6x vs 7x is no small difference, but the sub version’s bind immunity and utility makes him a bit more appealing, especially in Arena where there are a couple wood binds (Kraken and Apollo).

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
3418 - 物見の夜月神・Tsukuyomi
Ranked Sites: Game8 (S), AppMedia (S), Altema (S)

For a card so highly rated, it was a bit difficult finding relevant videos. Here’s a fairly impressive Arena 3 clear, proving that NY Yomi has the sustain and firepower to get through Hephaestus Dragon solo. Six combos for a 43.75% shield is a great return considering the ease and consistency of activation. The seven-combo awakening does some massive damage. Here’s hoping revo Yomi is treated even half as well.

3394 - Kaworu & Kali Suit
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A), AppMedia (S), Altema (S)

3414 - 翠角の天鬼姫・Fujin
Ranked Sites: Game8 (B), Altema (A)

3393 - Rei & Myr Suit
Ranked Sites: Game8 (B), GameWith (B), AppMedia (S-), Altema (S)

3416 - 黄角の天鬼姫・Raijin
Ranked Sites: Game8 (B), Altema (A)

2534 - Crimson Sun Longevity Dragon Caller, Kanna
Ranked Sites: AppMedia (S+)

3372 - 清杖の龍機神・Balboa
Ranked Sites: AppMedia (S-), Altema (A)


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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 47

JP Aggregate Leader List

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
1
3265 - 全能神・Ra Dragon
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
2
3125 - Miracle Reversal Fighter, Kinnikuman
3359 - Former Captain of Squad 5, Sosuke Aizen
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
3193 - Guardian of the Imperial Capital, Athena
3
3068 - Divine General of the Radiant Heaven, Krishna
3238 - Reincarnated Minerva
3379 - Holy Night Visitor, Gremory
3202 - Goddess of Great Compassion, Acala
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
3305 - The Chosen King, Noctis
3266 - 暗黒神・Yomi Dragon
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3276 - Conquest Bow Steel Star Goddess, Meridionalis
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
3239 - Reincarnated Neptune
3235 - Maniacal Phantom Demon, Ilm
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
3223 - Old Castle Freeloader, Sonia Gran
2997 - Crowned Sacred King of Hell, Paimon
3385 - Reincarnated Anubis
2827 - Armored Batman

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

Card Notes
3359 - Former Captain of Squad 5, Sosuke Aizen
Change: 3➞2

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.

3379 - Holy Night Visitor, Gremory
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.
Card Notes
3393 - Rei & Myr Suit
Ranked Sites: Game8 (AA), GameWith (B), AppMedia (S-)
3394 - Kaworu & Kali Suit
Ranked Sites: Game8 (AA), AppMedia (S)
2534 - Crimson Sun Longevity Dragon Caller, Kanna
Ranked Sites: AppMedia (S+)

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.


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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 46 (Updated)

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Kaede 1➞2, Dark Athena 3➞2, Ilm 3➞❀, Ichigo removed from ❀
Legend: ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
3265 - 全能神・Ra Dragon
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
2
3125 - Miracle Reversal Fighter, Kinnikuman
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
3193 - Guardian of the Imperial Capital, Athena
3
3068 - Divine General of the Radiant Heaven, Krishna
3238 - Reincarnated Minerva
3359 - Former Captain of Squad 5, Sosuke Aizen
3202 - Goddess of Great Compassion, Acala
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
3305 - The Chosen King, Noctis
3266 - 暗黒神・Yomi Dragon
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
2827 - Armored Batman
3276 - Conquest Bow Steel Star Goddess, Meridionalis
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
3239 - Reincarnated Neptune
3243 - Reincarnated Parvati
3235 - Maniacal Phantom Demon, Ilm
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
3223 - Old Castle Freeloader, Sonia Gran
2997 - Crowned Sacred King of Hell, Paimon

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.


Update: Tier list was regenerated to factor in the recent Game8 updates. Diffs are still based off of last week’s scrape.

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
Change: 1➞2

RIP Kaede. A while ago people were wondering when the heart-cross leads would begin to falter. It would appear that time is now. Game8’s reasoning for their downgrade is the ease — or lack thereof — of hitting her upper damage potential. Where I’m assuming Ra Dragon (partially agree) and Myr (agree) do not have said difficulty.

I still think Kaede is better than the rest of the tier she now occupies, but I can’t deny that she isn’t as good as Ra Dragon or Myr.

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
3393 - Rei & Myr Suit
Ranked Sites: Game8 (AA)

I haven’t had time to research Rei or Kaworu, but just looking at Rei’s leader skill, while the multipliers are impressive, it appears the lack of consistency will prevent her from ranking higher. The somewhat awkward active doesn’t help, either.

3394 - Kaworu & Kali Suit
Ranked Sites: Game8 (AA)

Kaworu seems to be fine in the damage department, but his effective HP pool being limited to turns of leader skill activation will limit his consistency. Team building also seems to be a bit difficult, being in a similar position as Ra Dragon a year ago where you have to find a place to squeeze in a double SBR sub within the type and color requirements. However, unlike Ra Dragon, Kaworu isn’t as worth the effort since there are strong alternatives.

3379 - Holy Night Visitor, Gremory
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A), GameWith (A), AppMedia (S+)

It appears my original assessment of her being on par with her dark form was correct, although it didn’t take a genius to come to that conclusion. It looks like GungHo is reconsidering the Gremory buffs, though, but I still wonder if it’ll be enough to reverse her fall.


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REM Review – Bleach Collab 2

Simply put, Bleach is the best collab to hit NA to date. What this means exactly varies from player to player, but I believe that is just another indicator of how strong the lineup is overall. For those looking for powerful leads, all of the 6-stars qualify with Aizen being one of the best overall in the game. For those looking to improve their farming teams, there are appealing options such as Yamamoto, Toshiro and Grimmjow. The silvers are lacking, but you can’t have everything and with an estimated 30-40% gold rate it hopefully won’t hurt too much. It feels like I just hyped up FF as the best, but I’m much more excited for this REM.

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