JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 20

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Sherias Roots 2➞1, Miru 3➞2, Pandora ❀➞3, Shiva Dragon added to ❀, Sakuya added to ❀, DQXQ added to ❀
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
2972 - 碧地の風龍喚士・Kaede
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
2
2758 - Blue Bamboo Virtue, You Yu
2969 - 星刻の時龍契士・Miru
3
2679 - Asst Capt of 13th Squad, Rukia Kuchiki
2971 - 藍海の水龍喚士・Sumire
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
2528 - Awoken Machine Zeus
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
2255 - Sea Deity, Neptune Dragon
1956 - Awoken Parvati
2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
2814 - Library Room's Manager God, Kali
2929 - Moonlit Feline Goddess Armor, Ace
2389 - Awoken Sakuya
2766 - Unwavering Summoner, Yuna
2904 - Awoken Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao
2526 - Awoken Machine Hera

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.


Not too much happened this week, so I’ll be using this opportunity to take bit of breather and keep the comments brief. One of the few things that happened was Game8 making what is essentially an honorable mention tier which consists of many of the leads that were booted last week. Considering I was complaining about how exclusive their list was last week, this is a welcome change. However, since this isn’t a “real” tier, I’ll be giving any card that appears there minimal points, similar to what is given to AppMedia’s S- tier.

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
2943 - Destroying Wing Dragon Emperor, Sherias Roots
Change: 2➞1

Granted, the preset team given to us in the last JP Challenge Dungeons was garbage, but I’m still not as high on Sherias Roots as all the lists appear to be. It’s not because he’s lacking power, either, but rather that everything looks relatively weak compared to Kaede.

2969 - 星刻の時龍契士・Miru
Change: 3➞2

I’m glad the lists are slowly coming around on Miru, but I still believe Sumire needs some love. I wonder if their places would be reversed had Reco chosen Sumire instead? Yes, this might be giving a single streamer too much credit, but I’d have a hard time believing that he didn’t have a significant role in her current popularity (and we all know popularity definitely has a role in how these tier lists play out). I guess the June Bride REM has a strong influence, too.

2662 - Awoken Pandora
Change: ❀➞3

Pandora is one of the few beneficiaries of being included in Game8’s new consolation prize tier. This just goes to show that it doesn’t take much for a card to see movement in the aggregate list.

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New cards will be held here temporarily in an attempt to isolate the aggregate list from knee-jerk ratings.
Card Notes
2920 - Godlike Chivalrous Thief, Robin Hood
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A), Game8 Co-op (A), GameWith (A), AppMedia (S+)

Robin Hood, plenty powerful with his current sub pool, but I wonder how much higher he’d be rated if a card like Kaede or Vishnu were balanced.

2924 - Rebellious Demon, Oda Nobunaga
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A), Game8 Co-op (S), GameWith (S), AppMedia (SS), PadPlus (2)

Nobunaga should debut at tier-2 or higher once his time in the holding tank is over and it looks like he’s well deserving of that placement.

2916 - Emperor Veteran, Napoleon
Ranked Sites: GameWith (B)

Sub pool aside, Napoleon topping out at 39x ATK vs. the 81x of his brothers makes him relatively weak. He’s much easier to activate, but that comes at the cost of too much firepower.


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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 19

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Kaede added to 1, Rukia 2➞3, Sumire added to 3, Miru added to 3, Lakshmi 3➞❀, GKali 3➞❀, Bastet Ace 3➞❀, Yuna 3➞❀, Pandora 3➞❀, Liu Bei added to ❀, Shiva Dragon removed from ❀, DQXQ removed from ❀
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
2972 - 碧地の風龍喚士・Kaede
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2
2758 - 蒼竹の君子・You Yu
2943 - 滅翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
3
2679 - Asst Capt of 13th Squad, Rukia Kuchiki
2971 - 藍海の水龍喚士・Sumire
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
2528 - Awoken Machine Zeus
2969 - 星刻の時龍契士・Miru
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
2255 - Sea Deity, Neptune Dragon
1956 - Awoken Parvati
2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
2814 - Library Room's Manager God, Kali
2929 - 月下の愛猫神のBastet Ace
2766 - Unwavering Summoner, Yuna
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2526 - Awoken Machine Hera

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.


The big news this past week was Game8 rearranging their tier list to make Kaede the sole inhabitant of their SS tier. This should be no surprise as she’s more than worthy, with a unprecedented amount of combined damage and survivability that makes most of the game’s content a joke (even if she is overkill for most situations). I don’t necessarily expect the other lists will follow suit, though, as how much value is there in making that distinction? It’s not like the old Arena 1-Ra Dragon days where that team was so far ahead of everything else AND trivialized farming the most valuable resource in the game at the time. That deserved a distinction. Kaede currently has nothing like that except maybe Arena 3 for Radar Dragons, but why not just co-op that?

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
2972 - 碧地の風龍喚士・Kaede
Change: Added to 1

My only regret with Kaede getting a busted uevo is that I now have to share her with more people.

2971 - 藍海の水龍喚士・Sumire
Change: Added to 3

I believe both Sumire and Miru should be rated higher. The only real difference between Sumire and Kaede is top-end damage, but Sumire’s damage is more than sufficient for almost every application in the game.

2969 - 星刻の時龍契士・Miru
Change: Added to 3

It seems like Reco has been playing this team almost exclusively lately. He makes just about every team look amazing (except Fenrir Viz), but even if you aren’t a god, Miru should still perform exceptionally well for you. This is the new Zaerog∞ and she should stick around longer due to the raw power of the heart-cross.

1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
Change: 3➞❀

Just when Game8 decided to show her some much deserved love, she gets booted — along with many others — due to Kaede essentially shifting everything down a tier. This is really unfortunate and I’m surprised Game8 didn’t make an entirely new tier for Kaede like they did for Ra Dragon.

2814 - Library Room's Manager God, Kali
Change: 3➞❀

I’ve been playing a bit of GKali lately and she’s quite powerful and a lot of fun to use. I’m horrible at the whole rainbow row thing, but I’m enjoying learning how to play it better. The damage doesn’t disappoint and it’s pretty amazing if you can pull off two rows.

2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
Change: Added to ❀

If you’re wondering where he went, Game8 moved him to their new co-op list where he’s in the top tier, as expected. As I suspected last week, he just doesn’t cut it as a solo lead. Despite that, he’s probably the leader I’m most looking forward to, maybe in my entire time playing the game, due to easy farming with Zeus Dios.

2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
Change: Removed from ❀

RIP. Shiva Dragon used to be one of my most used leads, but with the advent of skill inheritance and the increasing selection of killer awakenings, I’ve found that Cloud completely replaced him as my non-push button farming lead of choice.

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New cards will be held here temporarily in an attempt to isolate the aggregate list from knee-jerk ratings.
Card Notes
2920 - 神業の義賊・Robin Hood
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A), Game8 Co-op (A), AppMedia (S+)

Bastet Ace was a boon for wood, but Robin Hood is better in just about every way. His top-end ATK multiplier is lower (81x vs 144x) and he has that annoying balanced type restriction meaning he can’t take advantage of any of wood’s triple dongers like Vishnu. However, add in the RCV bonus, a significantly better active (which boosts him to 121.5x), the ability to activate with only a single wood combo, and that they have the same multiplier at eight combos and things start to swing strongly in Robin Hood’s favor. I think Game8 has him rated reasonably.

2924 - 反乱の天魔, Oda Nobunaga
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A), Game8 Co-op (S), GameWith (S), AppMedia (SS), PadPlus (9)

Nobunaga was almost tier-worthy before his buffs; now with 81x he’s easily one of the best leaders in the game and, to my dismay, he puts Pandora to shame. Even without his bind immunity he’d be elite, but with it, he should be relevant for a long time to come.


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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 18

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Sephiroth 2➞3, Lakshmi added to 3, Bastet Ace added to 3, DQXQ 3➞❀, Anubis removed from 3, Parvati added to ❀, Apollo removed from ❀, Persephone removed from ❀
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2
2679 - Asst Capt of 13th Squad, Rukia Kuchiki
2758 - 蒼竹の君子・You Yu
2943 - 滅翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
3
1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
2814 - Library Room's Manager God, Kali
2929 - 月下の愛猫神のBastet Ace
2766 - Unwavering Summoner, Yuna
2528 - Awoken Machine Zeus
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
2255 - Sea Deity, Neptune Dragon
1956 - Awoken Parvati
2904 - Awoken Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao
2526 - Awoken Machine Hera

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.


It’s great to see so many wood cards on the list and it should only improve next week when Kaede and Liu Bei’s time in the holding tank expires. For what it’s worth, all elements seem to be represented fairly well now. There’s still a lack of fire leads; while Xiang Mei is certainly one of the most powerful leads, the element really needs more options. Hopefully Awoken Cao Cao can fill that void, or at least be on Liu Bei’s level, but I’ve learned to not get my expectations up when it comes to GungHo.

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
Change: 2➞3

I’ve actually been using Sephiroth quite a bit lately to solo farm MZeus for SDRs. I’ve learned quite a bit about the team and for the most part my initial assessment was true. He’s ridiculously OP in MZeus, but elsewhere, he just isn’t worth the effort. However, considering how much value there is to be obtained in that dungeon, I understand why the lists initially regarded Seph so high.

1955 - Awoken Lakshmi
Change: Added to 3

I had tired of beating the Lakshmi drum long, long ago and wish I had continued to do so if only to now say “I told you so!”. She continuously received significant buffs and her clear videos remained impressive, but she was constantly ignored by the tier lists. I’m glad to see her back. It’s good to see Parvati also getting love and it’s strange that Shiva might be the weakest awoken from the pantheon now.

2929 - 月下の愛猫神のBastet Ace
Change: Added to 3

Bastet Ace breaths new life into your old Bastet, producing results that are at least on par with Awoken Anubis with a more friendly activation.

2013 - Awoken Anubis
Change: Removed from 3

Well, it finally happened. Here’s hoping he gets some buffs in the near future.

1956 - Awoken Parvati
Change: Added to ❀

Similar to Lakshmi, Parvati has been receiving continuous buffs, but is still inferior due to the relatively poor sub pool. However, she has received some help with uevo Kaede and Robin Hood (as a better 100% SBR option), although if you have Kaede you’ll likely just be leading with her instead.

2751 - Awoken Persephone
Change: Removed from ❀

I was never a huge fan of Persephone and Apollo’s rankings on the Game8 list, but I slowly came around on their abilities; well, Persephone’s, at least. With Game8 retracting their ranking, they now disappear from the aggregate list. Regardless, I’m still looking forward to playing around with Persephone whenever she hits NA.

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New cards will be held here temporarily in an attempt to isolate the aggregate list from knee-jerk ratings.
Card Notes
2972 - 碧地の風龍喚士・Kaede
Ranked Sites: Game8 (SS), GameWith (SS), AppMedia (SS), PadPlus (4)

There seems to be little doubt that Kaede is an elite leader and all the heart-cross leaders should enjoy destroying the endgame for a long time to come.

2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A+), GameWith Farming (SS), AppMedia (S), PadPlus (1)

I’m curious how much Game8 and AppMedia’s ratings are based on Liu Bei’s co-op farming prowess as he seems to be a relatively weak solo endgame leader.

2980 - Awoken Vritra
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A)

I think it’s a testament to Vritra’s power that he can be considered a strong leader despite his best leader pair being the outdated RSonia. I’m still not a huge fan of the double-color activation a la the awoken Greeks, but as an old Beelzebub-RSonia user, I’m tempted to try the team out if only because the sub pool is so damned strong now.


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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 17

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: AD Lucifer 2➞3, GKali ❀➞3, Neptune Dragon 3➞❀, Saria removed from 3, Thor removed from 3, Ryune removed from ❀, I&I removed from ❀, BSonia removed from ❀, Sakuya removed from ❀
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2756 - Crimson Orchid Virtue, Xiang Mei
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2
2679 - Asst Capt of 13th Squad, Rukia Kuchiki
2758 - 蒼竹の君子・You Yu
2943 - 滅翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
3
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
2814 - Library Room's Manager God, Kali
2766 - Unwavering Summoner, Yuna
2904 - Awoken Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao
2528 - Awoken Machine Zeus
2013 - Awoken Anubis
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
2255 - Sea Deity, Neptune Dragon
2750 - Awoken Apollo
2751 - Awoken Persephone
2526 - Awoken Machine Hera

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 seeing a bit too much green creep into the JP lists. Obviously, something must be wrong.

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
Change: 2➞3

Lucifer is just is a good representative for most of the cards that were demoted this week. While it’s not like they’ve gotten worse, when better cards are released, it follows that relatively weaker cards get pushed down. It’s no coincidence that most of them were known for their ability to tank in one way or another (Lucifer, Neptune Dragon, Saria-Thor, Ryune-I&I, BSonia); the heart-cross leads (Kaede, Sumire, Miru) are just better at what they do.

2441 - Judging-Claw Orange Dragonbound, Saria
Change: Removed from 3

As a player whose first endgame team was Beelzebub-RSonia, it’s a sad day to see the Norsebounds getting removed from the aggregate list. There’s just too many other leaders that have similar survivability while also having better damage. It’ll be interesting to see if GungHo ever makes tank teams like this relevant again.

2389 - Awoken Sakuya
Change: Removed from ❀

With Sakuya getting booted, the only one left remaining from that generation of awoken combo/rainbow leads is Anubis.

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
2972 - 碧地の風龍喚士・Kaede
Ranked Sites: Game8 (SS), AppMedia (S+), PadPlus (6)

Game8 initially placed her at A. Then S. Now SS. While they’re known for being notoriously bad at rating brand new cards, I’ll give them a pass here since it took a couple days for people to truly grasp how broken the updated heart-cross mechanic had become. If you think GungHo made a mistake with Ra Dragon and Xiang Mei, the new heart-cross might be even worse than that. It doesn’t help that the three foremost leads that it’s on — Kaede, Sumire and Miru — all give the user copious amounts of time to combo, meaning even scrubs like me can use them effectively.

Personally, Kaede’s been one of my favorite cards since she was released. I wasn’t expecting her to get a buff quite like this, but at least now it should be much easier easier to find friends for her.

2971 - 藍海の水龍喚士・Sumire
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A+)

I didn’t think there was that much of a gap between Sumire and Kaede; Kaede seems stronger due her higher damage, but I didn’t think there was one tier in between them like Game8 has it. After all, does damage really make that much of a difference when you’re nigh unkillable? I guess we’ll see where the other lists go with her in the coming week or so.

2903 - Awoken Liu Bei
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A+), AppMedia (S), PadPlus (14)

Liu Bei never struck me as an elite leader as the active-reliance limits what he can do. While not a great measure of aptitude, the lack of Arena 2 clears on YouTube has me worried. He’s obviously a great co-op farming leader when combined with Dios subs, but don’t think that warranst his current place on the Game8 and AppMedia lists.

2969 - 星刻の時龍契士・Miru
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A+), AppMedia (S-), PadPlus (4)

Miru’s the strongest non-co-op lead we’ve gotten in a long time and it will probably remain that way for a while just off the back of the heart-cross.

2949 - 聖鐘の花嫁・Eschamali
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A), PadPlus (8)

I’m not sure why Game8 ranked her where they did, even if it was in their lowest tier. Adding gods into her sub pool is a big upgrade compared to the original, but changing her RCV multiplier to HP seems like a slight downgrade. Regardless, of what I think, I’m interested to see where the other lists put her, if they do at all.


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First Arena 2 Clear

Of course, it was a fucking Bubpy.

Yeah. It took Xiang Mei’s release for me to finally get around and clear this turd of a dungeon. I only ran it twice before — once with Ra Dragon, once with Pandora, both before skill inheritance — but that was enough of a sample size for me to put the dungeon on hold. Now with Xiang Mei and SI, the dungeon is pretty much a joke. I remember it taking me several times to clear Arena 1 with Ra Dragon for the first time because rainbow teams were so foreign to me. Xiang Mei doesn’t have that problem. It only took a little while to get accustomed to fitting a row and three heart matches onto the same board.

I’m planning on making a script to generate the HTML for my team setup with SI, but I just haven’t had the time to do it. For those curious I’m using the pretty standard SI setup, but I’ll probably tailor it to my own needs as I get more experience with the team.

  • XM1: Shine Flare Ring (Saria)
  • XM2: Sunburst Knuckle (Awoken Ra)
  • XM3: Holy Crest (Arcline)
  • Uriel: Force (non-awoken Orochi)
  • Gadius: Miracle of Healing (Raphael)
  • XM4: Crimson Cross Spear (Sanada)

Everything has 2 SDRs. The SDRs allow you to reliably stall on the Kalis in case you need to recharge your Py-killing skill. The other latents don’t matter much.

Having to juggle inherited skills was a new concept to me. I’m so used to skill conservation being a high priority, but with XM you need to manage your cooldowns so the right skills (base vs. inherited) are available at the right time. This is especially true for XMs inherited with skills that don’t generate hearts; you don’t want to be caught with your pants down since you didn’t manage your skills correctly.

I originally had Genie on Gadius, but I feel like Raphael is more flexible. Like my first run, I mismanaged my cooldowns, was planning to stall on DQ Hera, but skillfalled to kill her early. I was left facing LKali with only Genie ready. Maybe that’s results oriented thinking — maybe I’d be singing Genie’s praises right now if I got DKali instead — but I think Raphael is an overall better fit (although I still need to kill Illsix with Raphael). Maybe when I get more comfortable with the team and familiar with Arena 2, I’ll go back to Genie. It’s just a shame we don’t have Fencer on NA. I’m also not sure if I want to run Awoken Orochi on Uriel instead to save five turns.

For my friend lead I actually really liked having Sanada available (thank you WWM). Using a Saria friend is fine and all, but for some reason I preferred Sanada. Since I have a lot more Sarias on my friend list, I might put him on my own if I continue to enjoy his services.

JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 16

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Sherias Roots added to 2, GKali added to ❀
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2756 - 紅蘭の君子, Xiang Mei
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2
2679 - Asst Capt of 13th Squad, Rukia Kuchiki
2758 - 蒼竹の君子・You Yu
2943 - 滅翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
3
2255 - Sea Deity, Neptune Dragon
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
2441 - Judging-Claw Orange Dragonbound, Saria
2395 - Awoken Thor
2766 - Unwavering Summoner, Yuna
2904 - Awoken Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao
2528 - Awoken Machine Zeus
2013 - Awoken Anubis
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
2443 - Returning-Claw Blue Dragonbound, Ryune
2393 - Awoken Idunn&Idunna
2566 - Ancestral Blue Dragon Caller, Sonia
2814 - 図書室の管理神, Kali
2389 - Awoken Sakuya
2750 - Awoken Apollo
2751 - Awoken Persephone
2526 - Awoken Machine Hera

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.


The new uevos revealed in yesterday’s JP stream release today so they aren’t included. Although I’m not entirely sure any of them will have a huge impact on the leader lists.

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
2943 - 滅翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
Change: Added to 2

I finally decided to do a bit of research on Sherias Roots and now I’m fairly confident his current place is well deserved. Perhaps what stood out the most is his effectiveness at 5/6 color matches; Ra Dragon gives a paltry 20.25x, but Sherias gives a usable 45.56x. This allows him to sweep trash floors even in Arena 2 and when combined with his god killer, he can one-shot beefier bosses, too. Not having to rely on DKali board changes as much is a big advantage. For more sensitive damage control, he can scale down to 9x, but I’m not sure how he fares against things like Sopdet and Parvati. He has many other strong points — like being able to effectively use Awoken Orochi without skill inheritance — but I think think Ra Dragon still wins out if only for the bind immunity.

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New cards will be held here temporarily in an attempt to isolate the aggregate list from knee-jerk ratings.
Card Notes
2760 - 黄菊の君子・Xiu Min
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A), AppMedia (S), PadPlus (3)

GameWith is the only site that hasn’t added Xiu Min so far and it’s hard to predict if they will. If he doesn’t catch on stronger, it wouldn’t surprise me to see him get buffs like Xin Hua just did, but, to be honest, I think he’s strong enough as-is. Although I also thought that about Xin Hua despite her pitiful sub base, so what do I know?

2929 - 月下の愛猫神のBastet Ace
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A)

I think a good point of reference for Bastet Ace is You Yu. Bastet Ace tops out at 144x while You Yu is at 156.25x. However, it’s more realistic for Bastet Ace to top out at 81x for eight combos or maybe 110.25x for nine as getting 10 combos isn’t always possible. Comparatively, it’s not always possible for You Yu to have a match-five and three other water matches on top of it, but given the correct orb changers it’s probably easier to consistently activate You Yu, especially when considering the average player’s skill. Bastet Ace is down an awakening and missing quite a few stats, but is still quite respectable when compared to a 300k MP card. It’s also been a while since wood received some good TPA subs while water seems to have gotten plenty in the recent months, although uevo Kaede could possibly help. Considering all his deficiencies compared to You Yu and the competitiveness of the current tier lists, I think Game8’s A rating is fair. I’ll be interesting to see where the other lists put him, if they do at all.


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JP Aggregate Leader List: Week 15

JP Aggregate Leader List

Changes from last time: Pandora 2➞3, Xin Hua removed from ❀
Legend: Popular on Pad-Plus, ❀: Honorable Mention Tier
1
2756 - 紅蘭の君子, Xiang Mei
2259 - Sun God, Ra Dragon
2
2679 - Asst Capt of 13th Squad, Rukia Kuchiki
2758 - 蒼竹の君子・You Yu
2507 - Awoken Archdemon Lucifer
2765 - One-Winged Angel, Sephiroth
3
2255 - Sea Deity, Neptune Dragon
2505 - Awoken Astaroth
2441 - Judging-Claw Orange Dragonbound, Saria
2395 - Awoken Thor
2766 - Unwavering Summoner, Yuna
2904 - Awoken Da Qiao & Xiao Qiao
2528 - Awoken Machine Zeus
2013 - Awoken Anubis
2662 - Awoken Pandora
2261 - God of the Night, Tsukuyomi Dragon
2253 - Destroyer God, Shiva Dragon
2443 - Returning-Claw Blue Dragonbound, Ryune
2393 - Awoken Idunn&Idunna
2566 - Ancestral Blue Dragon Caller, Sonia
2389 - Awoken Sakuya
2750 - Awoken Apollo
2751 - Awoken Persephone
2526 - Awoken Machine Hera

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.


Once again I’m going to mail this in. MP cards? 6-star GFEs? Yawn.

JP Aggregate Leader List Changes of Note

Card Notes
2662 - Awoken Pandora
Change: 2➞3

As a fan of Pandora, her constant fall through the past few weeks hurts. Like almost all demotions, her overall power hasn’t decreased, but as time passes it’s inevitable that other teams will be more efficient. However, this second set of MP leaders has really skewed things; on top of the MP Dragons, the Four Gentlemen really restrict what can be considered a top-tier leader since they’re so innately powerful. Then the addition of skill inheritance and the emphasis on co-op further muddles the picture.

2762 - 紫梅の君子, Xin Hua
Change: Removed from ❀

I think she’s being underestimated, but it’s certainly hard to get excited for her compared to her siblings.

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
2943 - 滅翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
Ranked Sites: Game8 (S), GameWith (A), AppMedia (S+), PadPlus (2)

This version of Sherias seems legit, with all three lists giving him a decent ranking. My wallet is thankful that he’s worse than Ra Dragon, or at least not significantly better.

2760 - 黄菊の君子・Xiu Min
Ranked Sites: Game8 (A), AppMedia (S), PadPlus (3)

As a fan of row teams, Xiu Min appeals to me much more than You Yu, but I’ll concede that pairing You Yu’s ridiculous multiplier with skyfall boosting cards like Scheat and Hermes makes him better overall.

2900 - 神討の魔狼・Fenrir Viz
Ranked Sites: AppMedia (S-)

I watched Reco stream this team and I wasn’t impressed. This version is definitely better than the original dark, though. Being able to consistently use his active via hastes really increases the consistency of the team, but being so active hungry limits what can actually be accomplished.


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