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Well, I wanted to save Zela/Zera for when I have a more complete write-up of her, but it seems she’s been ranked quite favourably by all 4 of our Leader sites, that I will be putting it out in this week’s post. I have provided her card details below (taken off of RMiru bot from the PAD Discord/PADX):
Talking about her leading capabilities, we see that she boasts a mix of good offense and defense:
- Unbindable awakening, SBR for defensive awakenings
- Three 7c combo awakenings and a FUA awakening to boot
- Boasts similar “35% shield + 4x attack when 50%+ HP” leader skill as Edward Elric
- Effectively 3 active skills into one, for only 16 turn CD. Also synergistic to her FUA awakening and leader skill. +2 combo to ensure 7 combos.
- Her triple typing allows her to equip good latent awakenings (notably, only missing Dragon killer and a couple other small ones)
- Relatively high attack multiplier, at 196x for double Zela
While she requires a ton of wood orbs every turn to achieve her multiplier, that can be circumvented greatly by the use of 7×6 leaders, such as Diablos or even Awoken Spica. Also to note, her Wood typing allows for very potent subs to join her team. Great subs include Sonia-Fio, Wood Cotton, Odin Dragon, Wood Ney, Chronus, etc. In addition, having Ney and Odin Dragon’s healing active skill provides the emergency healing Zela needs to maintain her shield and 4x attack. Basically the timing of her arrival is pretty impeccable with the amount of good Wood subs that are able to back her up.
The above (and a bunch others) have earned Zela, our first 7* GFE, a spot at Tier 4 on our Aggregate Leader List.
Also, here’s some food for thought: with the addition of the Trading Post, we have seen we are able to trade in our 6* GFE for 6* in collabs and seasonals. But what of seasonals/collabs that offer 7*? We’re talking Monster Hunter’s Diablos/Amatsu, Ideal from DBDC, Ilmina from Heroine. Personally I doubt we’re going to be able to trade in 6* GFE for those. Which means Zela and other 7* may become the next tier of “trade food”. I’m thinking possibly a 2:1 trading ratio…
Anyway, decided to add that in to spark some discussions on what’s possibly to come in PAD. As always, thanks for reading!
DISCLAIMER: (quoted from SetsuPAD) on all current and future Aggregate/Tier lists: “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.”
Cards you own that are not on these Tier Lists are not automatically non-viable, and cards you own that are on these Tier Lists are not automatically viable.
These tier lists assume BEST subs (often hard-to-acquire GFEs/collab cards) tackling hard dungeons (Arena 3, 3-Player Rushes, ALT Arena/Arena 4). Therefore, their uses largely depend on your box, your progression in PAD, and personal puzzling/comboing skills.