JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 71

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: June Eschamali added to ❀
Legend: ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
3503 - Reincarnated Kushinadahime
3663 - Massacre Demon Diablos
3609 - 憤怒の罪・Meliodas
2
3646 - 彼方なるもの・Yog-Sothoth
3193 - Guardian of the Imperial Capital, Athena
3385 - Reincarnated Anubis
3
3706 - ハンター♂・ミツネX装備
3603 - 静謐の天央神・Ame no Minakanushi
3359 - Former Captain of Squad 5, Sosuke Aizen
3524 - 水華の喜女神・Uruka
3527 - 清杖の龍機博士・Julie
3507 - Reincarnated Astaroth
3788 - 破神機, Ragnarok Dragon
3697 - Awoken Tachibana Ginchiyo
3265 - 全能神・Ra Dragon
3192 - 煌雷神・Hera Dragon
3757 - Lightning Sky Zero Dragon Caller, Ney
3194 - Burning Time Dragonbound, Myr
3515 - 浄弓の鋼星神・Meridionalis
3758 - Giant Arched Zero Dragon Caller, Ney
3764 - 刻水の時女神・Skuld
3202 - Goddess of Great Compassion, Acala
3759 - Crystal Zero Dragon Caller, Ney
3513 - 救書の灰幻魔・Ilmina
3789 - 輝虹の花嫁, Eschamali
3618 - 陸奥圓明流継承者, Tsukumo Mutsu
3760 - Unleashed Zero Dragon Caller, Ney
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
3431 - 真の大妖怪・Sesshoumaru
2360 - Mankind's Strongest Soldier, Levi
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3554 - 壬生の狼, Saito Hajime

Disclaimer: The aggregate list is an average of the tier lists from multiple 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.


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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 70

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Mitsune Hunter ❀➞3, Levi added to ❀, Vegito removed from ❀, School Acala removed from ❀
Legend: ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
3503 - Reincarnated Kushinadahime
3663 - Massacre Demon Diablos
3609 - 憤怒の罪・Meliodas
2
3646 - 彼方なるもの・Yog-Sothoth
3193 - Guardian of the Imperial Capital, Athena
3385 - Reincarnated Anubis
3
3706 - ハンター♂・ミツネX装備
3603 - 静謐の天央神・Ame no Minakanushi
3359 - Former Captain of Squad 5, Sosuke Aizen
3524 - 水華の喜女神・Uruka
3527 - 清杖の龍機博士・Julie
3507 - Reincarnated Astaroth
3788 - 破神機, Ragnarok Dragon
3697 - Awoken Tachibana Ginchiyo
3265 - 全能神・Ra Dragon
3192 - 煌雷神・Hera Dragon
3757 - Lightning Sky Zero Dragon Caller, Ney
3194 - Burning Time Dragonbound, Myr
3515 - 浄弓の鋼星神・Meridionalis
3758 - Giant Arched Zero Dragon Caller, Ney
3764 - 刻水の時女神・Skuld
3202 - Goddess of Great Compassion, Acala
3759 - Crystal Zero Dragon Caller, Ney
3513 - 救書の灰幻魔・Ilmina
3618 - 陸奥圓明流継承者, Tsukumo Mutsu
3760 - Unleashed Zero Dragon Caller, Ney
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragon Caller, Myr
3431 - 真の大妖怪・Sesshoumaru
2360 - Mankind's Strongest Soldier, Levi
2999 - Hell Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3554 - 壬生の狼, Saito Hajime

Disclaimer: The aggregate list is an average of the tier lists from multiple 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.


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Card Notes
3789 - 輝虹の花嫁, Eschamali
Ranked Sites: AppMedia (S)


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JP Aggregate Leader List: Trial Week 5

JP Aggregate Leader List β

Changes from last time: Yomi Dragon 1➞2, Shiva Dragon 2➞3, Raoh 2➞3, Freyr 2➞❀, Rukia 2➞3, AD Lucifer 2➞3, Bastet 3➞4, Ra 3➞4, Ushio & Tora 3➞4, Sakuya 3➞4, Yomi 3➞4, Kite 3➞4, Sylvie ❀➞4, Freyja ❀➞4, Ichigo ❀➞4, Hathor added to ❀, Fenrir added to ❀
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2
2255 - Sea Deity, Neptune Dragon
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
3
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
2445 - The Greatest Enemy, Raoh
2679 - Asst Capt of 13th Squad, Rukia Kuchiki
2443 - Returning-Claw Blue Dragonbound, Ryune
2393 - Awoken Idunn&Idunna
2566 - Ancestral Blue Dragon Caller, Sonia
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
2441 - Judging-Claw Orange Dragonbound, Saria
2395 - Awoken Thor
2013 - Awoken Anubis
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
4
2011 - Awoken Bastet
2509 - Cutting-Claw Green Dragonbound, Sylvie
2394 - Awoken Freyja
2012 - Awoken Ra
2465 - Ushio & Tora
2389 - Awoken Sakuya
2325 - Awoken Yomi
2230 - 気狂いピエロ, Kite
2677 - Hollow Ichigo Kurosaki
1954 - Awoken Shiva
2392 - Awoken Freyr
2537 - Year's First Dream God of Luck, Horus
2602 - 最高の男・Bouya Harumichi
2744 - 忘我の赤龍契士・Gadius
2009 - Awoken Horus
2511 - Mistress of the Sanctuary, Kali
2604 - 鈴蘭最強の男・Hayashida Megumi
1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
2226 - 制約と誓約, Gon Freecss
1956 - Awoken Parvati
2594 - Anti-God Machine, Ragnarok Dragon
1951 - Tome-Creating White Phantom Demon, Ilm
2534 - Crimson Sun Longevity Dragon Caller, Kanna
2387 - Sacred Life Goddess of the Colored Sky, Hathor
2533 - Excursion Dancing Goddess, Amaterasu Ohkami
2324 - Awoken Amaterasu Ohkami
2030 - Cloud & Hardy-Daytona
2148 - Dawn Sky Sun Dragon Caller, Kanna
2447 - Last Nanto General, Yuria
2660 - Fervent Monkey King, Sun Wukong
1901 - 最強装備, Juggler
2641 - Gods' Enemy Monstrous Wolf, Fenrir
1644 - Arbiter of Judgement, Metatron
1847 - Maleficent Phantom Dragon King, Zaerog∞
2745 - 滅法の黒龍契士・Typhon
2407 - Mistress of the Old Castle, Kali
2592 - Judging Scale Steel Star Goddess, Eschamali
2737 - Dusking Dragon Caller, Sonia Gran Reverse
2360 - Mankind's Strongest Soldier, Levi

Introduction: This is an attempt to aggregate the various JP leader lists, hopefully resulting in a more consistent list. On top of the usual skepticism associated with tier lists, take this list with a grain of salt as I’m still tweaking the aggregation method. I try to address any anomalies in the post, so please read it in its entirety before asking questions.

Notes: GameWith rocked the boat this week, so I took the opportunity to make a few changes to the way the aggregate list is compiled. First, I reworked the impact a non-grade has on a given card’s score. Previously, a single site not grading a card made it impossible to place in a numbered tier. It will still be difficult, but at least now there’s a chance (see: Ichigo, who still isn’t graded by GameWith). Second, I added a fourth numbered tier. Now that Ra Dragon is once again the undisputed best leader in the game, it belongs in its own tier. Lastly, I changed the way leader pairs are processed. This won’t make much difference from a reader’s viewpoint, but I made several under-the-hood changes to improve support. With all these changes in mind, please use your discretion when evaluating the tiers and changes.

GameWith: I’ll go over the GameWith changes more in its own section, but in addition to making some huge changes, they took farming proficiency out of their leader list equation entirely and instead made a separate farming list.

JP Aggregate Leader List β Changes of Note

Card Notes
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
Change: 1➞2

GameWith took the initiative and downgraded Yomi Dragon which resulted in it being booted out of the rarefied air now solely occupied by Ra Dragon. This is particularly relevant to NA as we just got Arena 2 where Yomi Dragon just doesn’t cut it anymore. Yes, Yomi Dragon is still one of the best Arena 1 leaders in the game, but if the endgame is to be measured by Arena 2 then this downgrade makes sense. Whether Arena 2 is a fair representation of the endgame, well, that’s another story. Then there’s the possible impact of skill inheritance, but that’s an issue that’ll have to be addressed at a later date.

2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
Change: 2➞3

Game8 is now the only list that champions Shiva Dragon as an endgame lead (although AppMedia is on the fence). While it’s one of my most used teams, I’ve never once used Shiva Dragon to clear endgame content, if that makes any difference.

2445 - The Greatest Enemy, Raoh
Change: 2➞3

It looks like the love affair with Raoh has been cut short. GameWith’s downgrade makes a lot of sense since they took farming out of the equation, but AppMedia’s backpedaling is reminiscent of Game8’s. I overall agree with this new position.

2392 - Awoken Freyr
Change: 2➞❀

Game8 and GameWith broke Raoh’s association with Freyr which is something I wholeheartedly agree with and even argued for last week. Basically, the Freyr leader pair is just a tool in Raoh’s arsenal, but isn’t critical to the team’s success.

2679 - Asst Capt of 13th Squad, Rukia Kuchiki
Change: 2➞3

Rukia’s downgrade is a result of my fiddling with the aggregate scoring system; there was no movement on any of the tier lists.

2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
Change: 2➞3

I’ve seen a number of debates on Lucifer vs. Pandora, most of which are unconvincing either way. This is usually reflective of them being on the same level or a gross misevaluation by the players. At the very least GameWith seems to think Pandora is significantly better.

2011 - Awoken Bastet
Change: 3➞4

Tier-4 was basically created for Bastet, Ra, Sakuya, and Yomi; once elite leaders who are still great, but can’t compete at the highest levels anymore. Tier-3 and above only include cards that have HP and/or RCV multipliers which is telling of where the endgame meta is shifting (although I can’t really explain Anubis).

2677 - Hollow Ichigo Kurosaki
Change: ❀➞4

Ichigo still isn’t rated by GameWith, but my scoring changes allowed him to make tier-4. At this point it’s questionable whether they’ll grade him at all; the last time something was in their holding tank this long was Ragnarok Dragon who ended up not making it.


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JP Aggregate Leader List: Trial Week 4

JP Aggregate Leader List β

Changes from last time: Shiva Dragon 1➞2, Neptune Dragon 1➞2, Raoh 3➞2, Freyr 3➞2, Rukia ❀➞2, Shiva 3➞❀, Gon 3➞❀, Ilm 3➞❀, Juggler 3➞❀, Levi 3➞❀, Yamato Takeru removed from ❀, Goemon removed from ❀, Vegito removed from ❀, Scarlet removed from ❀, Andromeda removed from ❀, Osiris removed from ❀, Perseus removed from ❀, LKali removed from ❀, Fenrir removed from ❀, Pandora removed from ❀
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
2
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
2445 - The Greatest Enemy, Raoh
2392 - Awoken Freyr
2679 - 十三番隊隊士・Kuchiki Rukia
2255 - Sea Deity, Neptune Dragon
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
3
2443 - Returning-Claw Blue Dragonbound, Ryune
2393 - Awoken Idunn&Idunna
2566 - Ancestral Blue Dragon Caller, Sonia
2011 - Awoken Bastet
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
2012 - Awoken Ra
2441 - Judging-Claw Orange Dragonbound, Saria
2395 - Awoken Thor
2465 - Ushio & Tora
2389 - Awoken Sakuya
2013 - Awoken Anubis
2325 - Awoken Yomi
2230 - 気狂いピエロ, Kite
1954 - Awoken Shiva
2537 - Year's First Dream God of Luck, Horus
2602 - 最高の男・Bouya Harumichi
2744 - 忘我の赤龍契士・Gadius
2009 - Awoken Horus
2511 - Mistress of the Sanctuary, Kali
2604 - 鈴蘭最強の男・Hayashida Megumi
1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
2226 - 制約と誓約, Gon Freecss
1956 - Awoken Parvati
2509 - Cutting-Claw Green Dragonbound, Sylvie
2394 - Awoken Freyja
2594 - 抗神機, Ragnarok Dragon
1951 - Tome-Creating White Phantom Demon, Ilm
2534 - Crimson Sun Longevity Dragon Caller, Kanna
2533 - Excursion Dancing Goddess, Amaterasu Ohkami
2324 - Awoken Amaterasu Ohkami
2030 - Cloud & Hardy-Daytona
2148 - Dawn Sky Sun Dragon Caller, Kanna
2447 - Last Nanto General, Yuria
2660 - Fervent Monkey King, Sun Wukong
1901 - 最強装備, Juggler
1644 - Arbiter of Judgement, Metatron
1847 - Maleficent Phantom Dragon King, Zaerog∞
2745 - 滅法の黒龍契士・Typhon
2407 - Mistress of the Old Castle, Kali
2592 - Judging Scale Steel Star Goddess, Eschamali
2737 - 最果ての龍喚士・Sonia Gran Reverse
2360 - Mankind's Strongest Soldier, Levi
2677 - 虚化・Kurosaki Ichigo

I’m releasing the list a bit early this week since I found some free time today that I may not have on Monday.

Both GameWith and AppMedia made significant changes to their lists this week which really shook up the aggregate list. AppMedia decided to be extra annoying by slightly redoing their tier structure and page layout. Since I had to make changes to the aggregation script to accomodate, I decided to add some slight scoring tweaks to hopefully improve the score normalization between the different lists. As always, I want to avoid being results-oriented, but I’m pretty happy with the list this week.

JP Aggregate Leader List β Changes of Note

Card Notes
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
Change: 1➞2

AppMedia downgraded both Shiva and Neptune Dragons. Most would agree with Shiva, but I’m sure there are those that would argue against Neptune.

2445 - The Greatest Enemy, Raoh
Change: 3➞2

Both GameWith and AppMedia upgraded Raoh in the same week, so I’m wondering if there’s something I’m missing. The only recent change I’m aware of is uuevo Yamato (who is both a good sub and leader pair) which is nice, but that can’t be the only thing. There’s a lot of videos using him to farm Jormungand, but I doubt that’s it, either. If anyone has any clue, please let me know!

In my opinion, Raoh is the best collab leader in the game — although the Bleach Collab puts that assertion to the test — and one of my personal favorites so I’m glad he’s getting some love. I’m not sure if he’s quite at the level of the MP Dragons, but he’s about as close as it gets.

2392 - Awoken Freyr
Change: 3➞2

Apparently Freyr also comes along for the ride. The other Norse leader pairs make sense to be tied together so closely, but Raoh is so much better than the Dragonbounds outside the Norse pairing that I’m not sure packaging him with Freyr is correct. A Raoh pair is amazing for non-Arena content and Scarlet and Yamato are other capable leader pairs; Freyr is just another tool at Raoh’s dispsoal, not a critical component.

2679 - 十三番隊隊士・Kuchiki Rukia
Change: ❀➞2

Rukia was finally graded by both GameWith and AppMedia, leading to her promotion. I’m fine with where she settled. Now we wait for Ichigo to be graded by GameWith (or I update the scoring algorithm to compensate).

1954 - Awoken Shiva
Change: 3➞❀

Shiva joins Lakshmi and Parvati in being omitted from GameWith’s list, leading to his demotion to the honorable mention tier.

1901 - 最強装備, Juggler
Change: 3➞❀

The tier lists took one step closer to putting this cancer in the rear-view mirror. inb4 uevo with 1.5x to team stats, SBR, three rows and god killer (because why not).

2657 - Heroic God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru
Change: Removed from ❀

I argued that AppMedia’s ratings of the uuevo Heroes was a bit ambitious, but leaving them off their entire list is somewhat surprising. They could’ve easily been put lower on their A-tier or even B-tier. Considering Wukong is still at A and Summer Pandora is still in their B-tier, this can only be an oversight by the maintainer; they probably wanted to downgrade them, but forgot to put them back on the list altogether. Even minor misses like this really lower a list’s credibility, so if you weren’t already taking these ratings with a grain of salt, now you have an actual reason to do so.

2641 - 神仇の魔狼・Fenrir
Change: Removed from ❀

Fenrir was removed because I omitted the AppMedia A- tier from the aggregation. Judging from videos demonstrating his new leader skill, I don’t expect him to return. It’s almost humorous how much work you have to do and RNG you have to work around to get barely any damage in return.


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JP Aggregate Leader List: Trial Week 3

JP Aggregate Leader List β

Changes from last time: Yamato Takeru added to ❀, Bouya Harumichi added to ❀, Gadius added to ❀, Rukia added to ❀, Sun Wukong added to ❀, Typhon added to ❀, Gran Reverse added to ❀, Pandora added to ❀, Ichigo added to ❀
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus
1
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
2255 - Sea Deity, Neptune Dragon
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
2
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
3
1954 - Awoken Shiva
2445 - The Greatest Enemy, Raoh
2392 - Awoken Freyr
2443 - Returning-Claw Blue Dragonbound, Ryune
2393 - Awoken Idunn&Idunna
2566 - Ancestral Blue Dragon Caller, Sonia
2011 - Awoken Bastet
2226 - 制約と誓約, Gon Freecss
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
1951 - Tome-Creating White Phantom Demon, Ilm
2012 - Awoken Ra
2441 - Judging-Claw Orange Dragonbound, Saria
2395 - Awoken Thor
2465 - Ushio & Tora
2389 - Awoken Sakuya
1901 - 最強装備, Juggler
2013 - Awoken Anubis
2325 - Awoken Yomi
2230 - 気狂いピエロ, Kite
2360 - Mankind's Strongest Soldier, Levi
2657 - Heroic God-Emperor, Yamato Takeru
2006 - Avowed Thief, Ishikawa Goemon
2537 - Year's First Dream God of Luck, Horus
2602 - 最高の男・Bouya Harumichi
2744 - 忘我の赤龍契士・Gadius
1937 - 最強戦士・超ベジット
2009 - Awoken Horus
2206 - Broad-Minded Hell Demon, Scarlet
2511 - Mistress of the Sanctuary, Kali
2604 - 鈴蘭最強の男・Hayashida Megumi
1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
2658 - Adored Starsea Goddess, Andromeda
2679 - 十三番隊隊士・Kuchiki Rukia
1956 - Awoken Parvati
2386 - Soul-Judging God of Dark Riches, Osiris
2659 - Brave Vanquishing Deity, Perseus
2509 - Cutting-Claw Green Dragonbound, Sylvie
2394 - Awoken Freyja
2594 - 抗神機, Ragnarok Dragon
1747 - Sparkling Goddess of Secrets, Kali
2534 - Crimson Sun Longevity Dragon Caller, Kanna
2533 - Excursion Dancing Goddess, Amaterasu Ohkami
2324 - Awoken Amaterasu Ohkami
2030 - Cloud & Hardy-Daytona
2148 - Dawn Sky Sun Dragon Caller, Kanna
2447 - Last Nanto General, Yuria
2660 - Fervent Monkey King, Sun Wukong
2641 - 神仇の魔狼・Fenrir
1644 - Arbiter of Judgement, Metatron
1847 - Maleficent Phantom Dragon King, Zaerog∞
2745 - 滅法の黒龍契士・Typhon
2407 - Mistress of the Old Castle, Kali
2592 - Judging Scale Steel Star Goddess, Eschamali
2737 - 最果ての龍喚士・Sonia Gran Reverse
2661 - Cruel Bleak Night Goddess, Pandora
2677 - 虚化・Kurosaki Ichigo

A boring update where pretty much nothing changed. I actually expect most iterations of this list to be like that. At the very least, monitoring these lists on a weekly basis should give me a better idea how often they update.

All the noted changes are cards being moved from the holding tank to the actual list. The only change this week was GameWith adding Typhon to their B-tier. Which is somewhat disappointing since GameWith and AppMedia still have to rank Ichigo and Rukia; their absence from those lists is the only reason they’re stuck in the honorable mention tier.


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JP Aggregate Leader List: Trial Week 2

JP Aggregate Leader List β

Changes from last time: Sakuya 2➞3, Anubis 2➞3, Bouya Harumichi removed from ❀
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus
1
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
2255 - Sea Deity, Neptune Dragon
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
2
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
3
1954 - Awoken Shiva
2445 - The Greatest Enemy, Raoh
2392 - Awoken Freyr
2443 - Returning-Claw Blue Dragonbound, Ryune
2393 - Awoken Idunn&Idunna
2566 - Ancestral Blue Dragon Caller, Sonia
2011 - Awoken Bastet
2226 - 制約と誓約, Gon Freecss
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
1951 - Tome-Creating White Phantom Demon, Ilm
2012 - Awoken Ra
2441 - Judging-Claw Orange Dragonbound, Saria
2395 - Awoken Thor
2465 - Ushio & Tora
2389 - Awoken Sakuya
1901 - 最強装備, Juggler
2013 - Awoken Anubis
2325 - Awoken Yomi
2230 - 気狂いピエロ, Kite
2360 - Mankind's Strongest Soldier, Levi
2006 - Avowed Thief, Ishikawa Goemon
2537 - Year's First Dream God of Luck, Horus
1937 - 最強戦士・超ベジット
2009 - Awoken Horus
2206 - Broad-Minded Hell Demon, Scarlet
2511 - Mistress of the Sanctuary, Kali
2604 - 鈴蘭最強の男・Hayashida Megumi
1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
2658 - 敬愛の星海神, Andromeda
1956 - Awoken Parvati
2386 - Soul-Judging God of Dark Riches, Osiris
2659 - 勇武の破邪神, Perseus
2509 - Cutting-Claw Green Dragonbound, Sylvie
2394 - Awoken Freyja
2594 - 抗神機, Ragnarok Dragon
1747 - Sparkling Goddess of Secrets, Kali
2534 - Crimson Sun Longevity Dragon Caller, Kanna
2533 - Excursion Dancing Goddess, Amaterasu Ohkami
2324 - Awoken Amaterasu Ohkami
2030 - Cloud & Hardy-Daytona
2148 - Dawn Sky Sun Dragon Caller, Kanna
2447 - Last Nanto General, Yuria
2641 - 神仇の魔狼・Fenrir
1644 - Arbiter of Judgement, Metatron
1847 - Maleficent Phantom Dragon King, Zaerog∞
2407 - Mistress of the Old Castle, Kali
2592 - Judging Scale Steel Star Goddess, Eschamali

As could be anticipated with the recent stream updates and Bleach Collab, there were plenty of changes in the past couple of days which made this a good time to test out my script again. Game8 made some significant changes, handing out demotions to meta staples. There’s now a clear line between the top and the rest of the rabble: those without an RCV multiplier will languish.

Having only two entries at tier 2 is somewhat concerning, but I’m still going to wait a while to see how it turns out once the rest of the lists catch up with their updates.

Updates going forward: I’m contemplating running these posts weekly on Monday evenings. JP uevo updates usually go live on Fridays so that should give them three good days to marinate. Pad-Plus also updates their popularity list Sundays so I can pull in that list while it’s still fresh. Of course, collabs usually go live on Mondays, so in the case of there being impactful cards I’ll consider doing a mid-week post.

JP Aggregate Leader List β Changes of Note

Card Notes
2389 - Awoken Sakuya
Change: 2➞3

This change is a good example of the weakness of the aggregate list and tier lists in general. Sakuya is clearly better than almost all other options in tier 3, but the binning ranges don’t allow that to be reflected. I considered adding another tier to increase the granularity, but after thinking about it I feel things are fine as they are. It would only tarnish the integrity of the list by being results-oriented (assuming there was any integrity to be had with a tier list in the first place), but I actually like how the tiers have played out this week.

2013 - Awoken Anubis
Change: 2➞3

No one will argue Anubis’s damage potential, but this is where he has belonged for a long time due to his inconsistency. With all the time extends nowadays it’s not even really about skill, it’s that you can’t activate him on most boards.

2602 - 最高の男・Bouya Harumichi
Change: Removed from ❀

This is another example of Game8’s auto-generated A-tier not reflecting what the maintainers of the list want; Bouya should still be at A.

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
2679 - 十三番隊隊士・Kuchiki Rukia
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A+)

Rukia is making combo gods like Anubis, Bastet, Shiva, and Yomi look quite silly. Eight combos is demanding for most players, but seven combos still puts you at Bastet levels of damage — and you get 1.5x RCV on top of it.

2745 - 滅法の黒龍契士・Typhon
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A+)

Unlike Gadius, Typhon has always been a solid endgame leader and his uevo only solidifies his place. Also, unlike Gadius, you can both clear binds and fully activate in the same turn.

2677 - 虚化・Kurosaki Ichigo
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A+)

As expected, Ichigo is one of the top leaders in the game, but isn’t quite as impressive as it might’ve seemed. Watching videos for him is hilarious: the healing animation will jump from like 2k → 3k → 4k → 5k → 50k.

2744 - 忘我の赤龍契士・Gadius
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A)

Game8 has always had a hard-on for Gadius, but I’m not convinced he’s all that much better than before.

2657 - 義烈の武皇神・Yamato Takeru
Ranked Sites: AppMedia (A+)

I can’t say I agree with AppMedia’s ratings of all the Hero uuevos. They’re very strong, but leaders without HP and/or RCV multipliers and top out at an orb-hungry 25x ATK seem to be at an extreme disadvantage. Today’s endgame just puts so much emphasis on utility and resilience, something that these Hero teams will struggle with. I feel they’re outclassed by almost everything else in the AppMedia A+ tier.


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JP Aggregate Leader List: Trial Week 1

JP Aggregate Leader List β

Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
2255 - Sea Deity, Neptune Dragon
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
2
2389 - Awoken Sakuya
2013 - Awoken Anubis
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
3
1954 - Awoken Shiva
2445 - The Greatest Enemy, Raoh
2392 - Awoken Freyr
2443 - Returning-Claw Blue Dragonbound, Ryune
2393 - Awoken Idunn&Idunna
2566 - Ancestral Blue Dragon Caller, Sonia
2011 - Awoken Bastet
2226 - 制約と誓約, Gon Freecss
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
1951 - Tome-Creating White Phantom Demon, Ilm
2012 - Awoken Ra
2441 - Judging-Claw Orange Dragonbound, Saria
2395 - Awoken Thor
2465 - Ushio & Tora
1901 - 最強装備, Juggler
1949 - Lightning Black Dragonbound, Typhon
2325 - Awoken Yomi
2230 - 気狂いピエロ, Kite
2360 - Mankind's Strongest Soldier, Levi
2006 - Avowed Thief, Ishikawa Goemon
2537 - Year's First Dream God of Luck, Horus
2602 - 最高の男・Bouya Harumichi
1937 - 最強戦士・超ベジット
2009 - Awoken Horus
2206 - Broad-Minded Hell Demon, Scarlet
2511 - Mistress of the Sanctuary, Kali
2604 - 鈴蘭最強の男・Hayashida Megumi
1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
2658 - 敬愛の星海神, Andromeda
1956 - Awoken Parvati
2386 - Soul-Judging God of Dark Riches, Osiris
2659 - 勇武の破邪神, Perseus
2509 - Cutting-Claw Green Dragonbound, Sylvie
2394 - Awoken Freyja
2594 - 抗神機, Ragnarok Dragon
1747 - Sparkling Goddess of Secrets, Kali
2534 - Crimson Sun Longevity Dragon Caller, Kanna
2533 - Excursion Dancing Goddess, Amaterasu Ohkami
2324 - Awoken Amaterasu Ohkami
2030 - Cloud & Hardy-Daytona
2148 - Dawn Sky Sun Dragon Caller, Kanna
2447 - Last Nanto General, Yuria
2641 - 神仇の魔狼・Fenrir
1644 - Arbiter of Judgement, Metatron
1847 - Maleficent Phantom Dragon King, Zaerog∞
2407 - Mistress of the Old Castle, Kali
2592 - Judging Scale Steel Star Goddess, Eschamali

With 10x coming in a couple hours, I don’t intend to blog much in the coming week. With that in mind, I wanted to try out the new format for my tier list series of posts even if it may be a bit premature. I’ve been working on the scripts to gather the data and generate the HTML for the past couple of weeks and this is what I have so far. I already have ideas for enhancements and new features, but for now I’ll wait and see how things go. Although I can say already that the amount of time and effort I’ve saved on this post alone has made all the work so far worth it.

As you can see, my attempt to mitigate the pain of solely relying on Game8 as the source of these posts was to rope other questionable JP tier lists into the mix. This aggregate table is essentially the average of all included tier lists. Since the grading scale of each list is not 1:1, I had to tweak the algorithm to translate and compensate. That judgment call is about as close as I want to get to making my own tier list, ever. It’s definitely a work in progress, though, so I’ll be adjusting it as the weeks go on and I’m able to see how it deals with new cards and changes in the meta. For those that still want to directly reference the original lists, I have summaries and links to the originals later in the post.

The first judgment call you may have noticed is the omission of an “SS” tier where Ra Dragon and sometimes Yomi Dragon have lived for the past few months. Like I said, it’s a work in progress, but I don’t actually think an SS tier is necessary anymore, at least not until the details of skill inheritance are revealed (in a few hours?).

Next are the tier names. I actually wanted to use labels that were a bit more cryptic, but I thought about it for a while and trying to sever association with traditional tier lists through ham-fisted obfuscation made me think “why even make a tier list at all?”. I still did want to distance the aggregate list from the JP lists even if superficially, so instead of using letters, I’ll be using numbers: simple and easy to understand. For those curious, the “❀” tier is reserved for all cards that were mentioned in at least one list, but didn’t accumulate enough points to be put into an actual tier.

There’s also the addition of the Pad-Plus leader popularity list. I want to stress: this list has absolutely no weight in the aggregate tier list, but is instead used to indicate which leaders are popular according to the site. While popularity may mean little to some, I still find it interesting to know what’s currently trending on JP.

There’s more I’d like to cover, but I’ll end it here for now. Tier list posts still seem futile, but at the very least I had fun putting all the parts together. If you know of any other JP tier list that you think would make a worthy addition, please let me know in the comments. I’m already considering Altema, but since they have a top 15 list instead of the standard tiers, I’m unsure of how to work it into the aggregate.

New Card Holding Tank

One of my biggest gripes with Game8 was their penchant for overrating new cards that they simply didn’t have enough information on (actually, the converse happened more often, but was less offensive, to me anyways). To combat this, I’m removing all new cards from the aggregate list and putting them into the holding tank for discussion. For now the duration is one week, but I could see extending it if some of the lists are slow to update.

New cards will be held here temporarily in an attempt to isolate the aggregate list from knee-jerk ratings.
Card Notes
2679 - Rukia
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A)

Rukia – Game8’s A-tier is automatically generated from the site-wide ratings, meaning Rukia, rated at A, got added to the list because the side added a score before they had a chance to update the entire tier list. I say this because it’s highly likely that Ichigo — who looks amazing — would at least be A+, but was not added as of yet. As for Rukia, without knowing the combo requirement for her full 5x, she still looks pretty solid and finally gives water a competitive combo lead. The Yuna awakenings are somewhat unfortunate, but the active is quite good and, perhaps most importantly, she gives Scheat a place to shine: 5x TPAs and that active with a 56.25x combo god sounds pretty amazing. The RCV boost is also quite welcome in one of the elements to most easily accumulate natural HP. I think Game8’s rating might be on the conservative side, but only time will tell.

2737 - 最果ての龍喚士・Sonia Gran Reverse
Ranked Sites: AppMedia (A+)

The original Sonia Gran was still a decent leader so any upgrades are a huge help. The two Grans make a good pair and mixing and matching gives you some flexibility when tackling certain dungeons. The dragon sub pool has improved a bit since the original’s brief time in the spotlight, the most prominent being Kanna, Awoken Susano, Awoken Orochi, and Ragnarok Dragon; not to mention farmables in Linthia and Gainot. However, no matter how you slice it 36x rainbow is just plain underwhelming these days. I think AppMedia’s rating is a bit ambitious.

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