Hey everyone! Since the relaunch of the new bakadata.com, there are still a ton of work to be done. I know I’ve said I would return to my usual tier list schedule and I didn’t, and I apologise. Sub tier list will follow a few days shortly after this post, so stay tuned.
Anyway! Over the past 1-2 months, the meta has shifted to tankier leads with multiple introductions of 2x HP + decent ATK multiplier leads. Notable cards include Mega Dark Metatron, which I have talked about in my last post, Barbara & Julie from the Beach REM, and Mega Awoken Ryune and Sylvie released just a few days ago. Barbara & Julie in particular has been climbing the ranks and even cemented themselves to be on the same tier as Mega Metatron, so I will be focusing on her for this post.
Yep. Pretty ridiculous. Right off the bat, this card combines the killer awakenings from their original cards Julie (god, dragon, attacker) and Barbara (healer, devil, machine) all in one package. Slap on unbindable, SB+, and SBR, and damn this card can already function as a sub already. But of course, it doesn’t stop there. Their leader skill is quite “tame”, and can work well in the hands of most Puzzlers out there (+2 second move time and more lenient in terms of team building), which is in contrast to Mega Metatron. And of course, they come with a synergistic active skill of unlock + bicolor board change. The defense ignore can be useful against the Metatrons in 3p Arena/Alt Arena. Finally, their weighted stats are pretty good, and their typing allows them to receive God killer Latent Awakenings, which is pretty much the go-to for Alt Arena.
As for subs, in the past few months I feel Gungho has been pushing for fire/water cards. Jhoira (Magic the Gathering), and Mamoru (Power Pros, JP only) comes to mind. Anyway, the most important thing about these new 2x HP multiplier leads, is having a sub that can heal you back up: Mizutsune comes to mind, but cards like Mel or 2 Idunn and Idunna could work as well.
… And the team should have 1 other damage stick (Beach Tachibana Ginchiyo, Beach Fujin, Enra, etc), and the rest of the sub slots should be utility cards (Jhoira, Amatsu, Mega Blodin, etc) to deal with various bosses.
Alternatively, you can run Barbara & Julie with 2 Kuroyuris (Gungho Collab 750k MP, I believe it’s still around in NA?). Super safe in Alt Arena, only dies to the largest of boss rage attacks.
In my opinion, the verdict for Barbara & Julie is similar to that of Yusuke from Yu Yu Hakusho. If you wanted to hop on a bandwagon, this year’s Beach REM is a pretty good time to do so (assuming you at least have some good subs to make a good team) Though if you already have Dark Meta waiting for that Mega Awoken patch to come, you might want to reconsider. And speaking of waiting, who knows when the Beach REM will finally come to NA? Maybe by that time, the meta will have already moved on? As always, do your homework and research before rolling/trading for her, when the time comes.
That will be it for this post. Thanks for reading and happy puzzling!
JP Aggregate Leader List
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