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.

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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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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 45

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Minerva ❀➞3, Aizen added to 3, Dark Athena added to 3, Yomi Dragon added to 3, Izanagi 3➞❀, Ichigo added to ❀, Akuma Shogun removed from ❀
Legend: ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
3265 - 全能神・Ra Dragon
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
2
3125 - 奇跡の逆転ファイター・Kinnikuman
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
3
3068 - Divine General of the Radiant Heaven, Krishna
3238 - Reincarnated Minerva
3359 - 元五番隊隊長・Aizen Sousuke
3202 - Goddess of Great Compassion, Acala
3235 - 魔究の狂幻魔, Ilm
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
3193 - Guardian of the Imperial Capital, Athena
3305 - The Chosen King, Noctis
3266 - 暗黒神・Yomi Dragon
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
2827 - Armored Batman
3276 - 討弓の鋼星神, Meridionalis
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
3239 - Reincarnated Neptune
3243 - Reincarnated Parvati
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
3223 - Old Castle Freeloader, Sonia Gran
2997 - Crowned Sacred King of Hell, Paimon
3353 - 最後の月牙天衝・Kurosaki Ichigo

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.


I delayed the post in hopes of snagging some Christmas updates. Only GameWith did, but they were major, the most outstanding being Ra Dragon claiming the top tier for himself. I’m not sure if the other lists will follow suit, but it’s hard to deny that Ra Dragon is once again a powerhouse.

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
3238 - Reincarnated Minerva
Change: ❀➞3

At first, I underestimated and underrated revo Minerva. Never was a fan of resist-based teams. Although I did concede that if she proved proficient enough at farming specific dungeons, that would warrant her inclusion on the tier lists. Well, that appears to be the case and to a certain degree I’m convinced. She may not be the fastest at farming the Arenas, but she’s extremely reliable and has very low team requirements to get started.

3359 - 元五番隊隊長・Aizen Sousuke
Change: Added to 3

Bleach is coming to NA, and unexpectedly soon. Can’t wait.

3193 - Guardian of the Imperial Capital, Athena
Change: Added to 3

Hopefully this doesn’t start a trend of GungHo selling top-tier leads as promotions for their other games, but I fear that’s the case and it seems likely that the much talked about fire Myr will follow suit. I was very, very tempted to buy this card for my non-IAP JP alt, but I resisted the urge. I regret it now. Here’s hoping we’re able to get these cards somehow on NA, but it seems unlikely.

3266 - 暗黒神・Yomi Dragon
Change: Added to 3

I feel that Yomi Dragon is a bit underrated. She’s no Ra Dragon, but the inheritance skill bonus has gone a long way towards addressing her main weakness and Ulquiorra gives her an impressive burst.

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Card Notes
3379 - Holy Night Visitor, Gremory
Ranked Sites: GameWith (A)

GameWith ranked her on par with the original which was about what I expected. In the long term I don’t see her keeping pace, but we never know what GungHo has in store.


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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 44

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Ronove 1➞2, Meridionalis added to ❀, Ra removed from ❀, Sherias Roots removed from ❀
Legend: ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
3265 - 全能神・Ra Dragon
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
2
3125 - 奇跡の逆転ファイター・Kinnikuman
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
3
3068 - Divine General of the Radiant Heaven, Krishna
3202 - Goddess of Great Compassion, Acala
3235 - 魔究の狂幻魔, Ilm
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
3305 - The Chosen King, Noctis
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
2827 - Armored Batman
3238 - Reincarnated Minerva
3276 - 討弓の鋼星神, Meridionalis
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
3239 - Reincarnated Neptune
3243 - Reincarnated Parvati
3223 - Old Castle Freeloader, Sonia Gran
2997 - Crowned Sacred King of Hell, Paimon
3129 - 悪魔超人最後の刺客・Akuma Shogun

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.


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Card Notes
3266 - 暗黒神・Yomi Dragon
Ranked Sites: Game8 (S), GameWith (A), AppMedia (S-)
3359 - 元五番隊隊長・Aizen Sousuke
Ranked Sites: Game8 (AA), GameWith (A)
3262 - 鍛煉神・Shiva Dragon
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A), Game8 Co-op (A)
3384 - Reincarnated Bastet
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A)
3385 - Reincarnated Anubis
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A)
3353 - 最後の月牙天衝・Kurosaki Ichigo
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A), GameWith Farming (A), AppMedia (S)
3263 - 聖舶神・Neptune Dragon
Ranked Sites: Game8 Co-op (A), AppMedia (S)
3357 - 護廷十三隊総隊長・Yamamoto Genryuusai Shigekuni
Ranked Sites: GameWith Farming (A)
3193 - Guardian of the Imperial Capital, Athena
Ranked Sites: AppMedia (S)

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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 43

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Gremory 2➞3, Sherias Roots 3➞❀, Meridionalis added to ❀, Shiva removed from ❀, Lakshmi removed from ❀, Halloween Xiang Mei removed from ❀
Legend: ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
3265 - 全能神・Ra Dragon
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
2
3125 - 奇跡の逆転ファイター・Kinnikuman
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
3
3068 - Divine General of the Radiant Heaven, Krishna
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
3202 - Goddess of Great Compassion, Acala
3235 - 魔究の狂幻魔, Ilm
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
2997 - Crowned Sacred King of Hell, Paimon
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
2827 - Armored Batman
3238 - Reincarnated Minerva
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
3276 - 討弓の鋼星神, Meridionalis
3239 - Reincarnated Neptune
3243 - Reincarnated Parvati
3273 - Reincarnated Ra
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
3223 - Old Castle Freeloader, Sonia Gran
3129 - 悪魔超人最後の刺客・Akuma Shogun

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.


There was a fair amount of impactful new cards this week, but I’m going to continue to keep comments to a minimum since I still have some catching up to do. Hopefully things go back to normal next week when GameWith will also have updated their list to reflect the new cards.

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Card Notes
3266 - 暗黒神・Yomi Dragon
Ranked Sites: Game8 (AA)

Despite not getting a Ra Dragon-level uuevo, Yomi Dragon is still quite good.

3262 - 鍛煉神・Shiva Dragon
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A), Game8 Co-op (A)
3384 - Reincarnated Bastet
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A)
3385 - Reincarnated Anubis
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A)
3353 - 最後の月牙天衝・Kurosaki Ichigo
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A)
3263 - 聖舶神・Neptune Dragon
Ranked Sites: Game8 Co-op (A)
3305 - The Chosen King, Noctis
Ranked Sites: Game8 (AA), GameWith (A), AppMedia (S)

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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 42

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: None
Legend: ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
3265 - 全能神・Ra Dragon
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
2
3125 - 奇跡の逆転ファイター・Kinnikuman
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3
3068 - Divine General of the Radiant Heaven, Krishna
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
3202 - Goddess of Great Compassion, Acala
3235 - 魔究の狂幻魔, Ilm
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
2997 - Crowned Sacred King of Hell, Paimon
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
2827 - Armored Batman
3238 - Reincarnated Minerva
3241 - Reincarnated Shiva
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
3242 - Reincarnated Lakshmi
3239 - Reincarnated Neptune
3243 - Reincarnated Parvati
3273 - Reincarnated Ra
3223 - Old Castle Freeloader, Sonia Gran
3129 - 悪魔超人最後の刺客・Akuma Shogun
3222 - Crimson Orchid Black Witch, Xiang Mei

Just got back from my trip. Times like this really make me happy I invested the time I did into these scripts.

Still debating whether I’m going to put out a FF Collab review. I usually put in a week or so of prep into each review (which isn’t as impressive as it might sound; basically just randomly thinking about cards, watching videos of them and catching a few tidbits here and there via word of mouth) to make sure I have most of my bases covered so I’m not very motivated to start from nothing. If anything, the exercise of going over each card is good for me, so I may just do it just for that. I wouldn’t expect anything before the end of the week.

I also plan to go back and reply to most/all of the comments that were made in the past week (hopefully tomorrow, but there’s a lot that needs to be done).

One last thing. I finally removed Pad-Plus. The data they now publish is simply too outdated to be of use.

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Card Notes
3305 - The Chosen King, Noctis
Ranked Sites: GameWith (A), AppMedia (S)

I haven’t had much time to look over the new/updated FF leads, but what little I’ve seen of Noctis hasn’t impressed me at all. His recent buff does make him more attractive, but at this point he just seems like a bad Kinnikuman. Which is certainly good, don’t get me wrong, but it takes a bit more than this to be an impressive, top-tier lead.


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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 41

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Ra Dragon added to 1, Armored Batman 2➞3, Ra added to ❀
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
3265 - 全能神・Ra Dragon
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
2
3125 - 奇跡の逆転ファイター・Kinnikuman
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3
3068 - 灼天の勇将神, Krishna
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
3202 - 慈悲之神・Acala
3235 - 魔究の狂幻魔, Ilm
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
2997 - Crowned Sacred King of Hell, Paimon
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
2827 - Armored Batman
3238 - Reincarnated Minerva
3241 - Reincarnated Shiva
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
3242 - Reincarnated Lakshmi
3239 - Reincarnated Neptune
3243 - Reincarnated Parvati
3273 - Reincarnated Ra
3223 - Old Castle Freeloader, Sonia Gran
3129 - 悪魔超人最後の刺客・Akuma Shogun
3222 - Crimson Orchid Black Witch, Xiang Mei

I’m on vacation for the next week. Almost forgot to do this before I left. The next ranking list will also likely be delayed a day or two.

Not sure I’ll get a REM review for FF out on time, either, assuming that it hits NA next week. Bad timing. I’ll likely have a decent amount of downtime since I anticipate it’ll be more of a relax-and-do-nothing trip rather than a run-around-and-do-touristy-type-things trip, but I’m most likely to spend any free time sleeping or playing bad weeb games. We’ll see.

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
3265 - 全能神・Ra Dragon
Change: Added to 1

Nice.


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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 40

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: None
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
2995 - Bursting Great Earl of Hell, Ronove
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
2
3125 - 奇跡の逆転ファイター・Kinnikuman
3112 - Sniper at Rest, Myr
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
2827 - Armored Batman
3
3068 - 灼天の勇将神, Krishna
2971 - Indigo Ocean Water Dragon Caller, Sumire
3202 - 慈悲之神・Acala
3235 - 魔究の狂幻魔, Ilm
2984 - Awoken Izanagi
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
2997 - Crowned Sacred King of Hell, Paimon
3090 - Chaotic Black Dragonbound Armor, Ana
3238 - Reincarnated Minerva
3241 - Reincarnated Shiva
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
3242 - Reincarnated Lakshmi
3239 - Reincarnated Neptune
3243 - Reincarnated Parvati
3223 - Old Castle Freeloader, Sonia Gran
3129 - 悪魔超人最後の刺客・Akuma Shogun
3222 - Crimson Orchid Black Witch, Xiang Mei

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.


I’m strongly considering removing Pad-Plus. They simply don’t update their popularity list frequently enough to be useful anymore. I kinda wish I could use PadGuide’s popularity list, but I’d have to do some digging to find out a way to scrape that data, if it’s even possible to do in a safe manner. If anyone has any leads, I’m all ears.

The only big change of note was Game8’s promotion of Ra Dragon to their highest tier, SS.

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Card Notes
3265 - 全能神・Ra Dragon
Ranked Sites: Game8 (SS), GameWith (S), AppMedia (S+)

Ra Dragon should debut at tier-2 next week, barring any further upgrades from the other lists.

3273 - Reincarnated Ra
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A), GameWith (B), AppMedia (S)
3276 - 討弓の鋼星神, Meridionalis
Ranked Sites: Game8 Co-op (S), GameWith Farming (A), AppMedia (S)

Meridionalis (Meri?) is the next big farming lead, often referred to as blue ALB. She won’t catch on like Liu Bei, though, as a reliance on BOdins and Toshiros and such puts her most efficient teams out of the reach of almost everyone. She has plenty of deficiencies, namely SBR problems, bind vulnerability and only a single skill boost, but her no skyfall buff more than makes up for all of them. One of Liu Bei’s few drawbacks is time lost due to skyfall and Meri guarantees your full boards will only combo once. My wallet is dreading the Heroine REM, but I’m looking forward to farming with her.


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