JP Aggregate Leader List 12/05/17


Hello all! First off, we’re sorry for BakaData’s down time over the past 4-5 days; we ran into hosting issues on our end and our host’s customer service slowed down over the weekend. I’ve had a bunch of people message me via Reddit over the concerns on the site; it warms my heart knowing I’m doing my part to contributing to the Puzzle and Dragons community! Here’s to hoping for no more down times in the future!

Since my last tier list 2 weeks ago, DKali’s usefulness has been cemented in the JP community. Her tanky 1.5x HP + RCV combined with decent firepower puts her up to Tier 3 on our Aggregate list. Also her survivability is perfect for stalling for Rii inherit in harder dungeons, for that 7×6 goodness (ideally using Uruka for 7×6, but could work with Nohime for example)

Though the card we all really want to get to is Edward Elric from the Fullmetal Alchemist Collab. In the Aggregate Tier Lists I made back in the end of November, I’ll admit I’ve said I wasn’t too impressed with Edward’s leader skill. And I will explain my reasoning:

The FMA card reveals through pad_sexy’s Twitter for Edward Elric’s leader skill was “Reduced damage and 3x attack when 50%+ HP, attack increases for 4+ combos, up to 4x attack”

… Which at first glance I assumed the reduced damage was only 25%, and would need at least like 8 to hit that 4x attack multiplier. However, as the collab hit the live server, we find that his shield is actually 35%, and only requires 6 combos for 4x attack. Now, the difference between 25% and 35% is actually very respectable: with dual Edward Elric leads, the difference is between a 43.75% vs 57.75% shield, which comes out to a difference of 14%. That 14% is the difference between burning an active to heal when getting hit by a 99% HP preempt, amongst other things.

In addition, I underestimated how easy it is to activate his leader skill for full multiplier: only requiring 6 combos (and 50%+ HP of course), and 7 combos to activate the 2 7c awakening that Edward has. Achieving 7 combos is almost a guarantee in any (6×5) board, unlike leaders like Anubis that requires a good board and luck to achieve 8+ combos. 

Furthermore, he has a superb active skill that synergizes very well with this leader skill to burst: a full heal active + orb change to light + 3x light attack. Only thing missing from that active is a board change active (just kidding, that’d be pretty damn OP). While his active’s CD is a whopping 20 turns to balance out, he has a SKILL CHARGE awakening to compensate. That, plus his 35% shield, makes him a very good candidate to inherit Rii onto, to run 7×6 board into Alt Arena. 

Game8 features the template Edward team as follows:

Edward / Alphonse / Tachibana Ginchiyo / Light Ideal / Revo Indra*
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friend Edward

… obviously using Ginchiyo for 7×6 if the dungeon calls for such necessity. This team covers all colors for skill charge, and has Light Ideal as the damage powerhouse along with Edwards. Alphonse provides FUA awakening. Revo Indra provides a heavy shield to tank hits and ensure Edward’s HP multiplier. Winry even provides as a good assist skill, giving a 30% heal and shield for 4 turns that protects from hard hitting preempts!

Seeing this (possibly intended) compatibility and synergy of Edward, Alphonse, and Winry awakens my inner whale. The more I write on this post, the more I want to throw stones at the FMA REM for picking up an Edward myself…!

All of the above puts Edward at Tier 1 of our Aggregate List. Though, all things considered, he does have a (slight) weakness. His 58% shield will only work for above 50% HP. This means multi-hits become especially dangerous for Edward, as his shield will deactivate below 50% (just like Green Odin’s leader skill back in the day).

In closing, Edward is a great card, even for starting accounts. The 2% roll rate is depressing, however with time and luck, you too can bring Edward home

Happy rolling!

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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 nonviable, 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.

JP Aggregate Leader List


Changes from last time: Edward Elric added to Tier 1, Yuna Tier 4->3, Split Ult DKali added to Tier 3,
1
3663 - Massacre Demon Diablos
4020 - 鋼の錬金術師・Edward Elric
3786 - 凜然の霊央神・カミムスビ
2
3503 - Reincarnated Kushinadahime
3930 - 博愛の彩龍喚士・Ideal
3646 - 彼方なるもの・Yog-Sothoth
3609 - 憤怒の罪・Meliodas
3931 - 偏愛の凶龍喚士・Ideal
3385 - Reincarnated Anubis
3
3850 - 正統王位継承者・Kinnikuman
2511 - Mistress of the Sanctuary, Kali
3574 - Fifth Dragon Caller, Skyblazer Diara
3706 - ハンター♂・ミツネX装備
3603 - 静謐の天央神・Ame no Minakanushi
3788 - 破神機, Ragnarok Dragon
2766 - Unwavering Summoner, Yuna
3894 - 獄翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
3192 - 煌雷神・Hera Dragon
4056 - 黒滅の威女神・Kali
4
3527 - 清杖の龍機博士・Julie
3359 - Former Captain of Squad 5, Sosuke Aizen
3967 - 唱導の神, Rushana
3697 - Awoken Tachibana Ginchiyo
3789 - 輝虹の花嫁, Eschamali
3993 - Ancient Castle Phantom, Dragon Caller Sonia Gran
3755 - Awoken Uranus
3193 - Guardian of the Imperial Capital, Athena
3879 -嬉瞳の魔神爵・グレモリー

Game8


Changes from last time: Edward Elric added to SS, Dark Ideal S→SS, Blue Hunter S→A, Anubis A→S, Yuna added to S, Rikuu (#4016) added to A
Original source
SS
3663 - Massacre Demon Diablos
4020 - 鋼の錬金術師・Edward Elric
3931 - 偏愛の凶龍喚士・Ideal
S
2511 - Mistress of the Sanctuary, Kali
3574 - Fifth Dragon Caller, Skyblazer Diara
3503 - Reincarnated Kushinadahime
3967 - 唱導の神, Rushana
2766 - Unwavering Summoner, Yuna
3930 - 博愛の彩龍喚士・Ideal
3385 - Reincarnated Anubis
3786 - 凜然の霊央神・Kamimusubi
A
4016 - 静観の穏龍契士・Rikuu
3850 - 正統王位継承者・Kinnikuman
3603 - Serene Primordial Divinity, Amenominakanushi
3706 - Male Hunter, Mizutsune X Gear
3788 - Destructive Machine God, Ragnarok Dragon
3192 - Shimmering Thunder Goddess, Hera Dragon
3646 - Yog-Sothoth, The One Beyond
3894 - 獄翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
3993 - Ancient Castle Phantom, Dragon Caller Sonia Gran
3609 - 憤怒の罪・Meliodas
4056 - 黒滅の威女神・Kali

AppMedia


Changes from last time: Edward Elric added to S+
Original source
SSS
3663 - Massacre Demon Diablos
SS
3646 - Yog-Sothoth, The One Beyond
3786 - 凜然の霊央神・Kamimusubi
S+
3846 - Paradise's Demon Princess, Fujin
3931 - 偏愛の凶龍喚士・Ideal
3385 - Reincarnated Anubis
3609 - 憤怒の罪・Meliodas
3503 - Reincarnated Kushinadahime
4020 - 鋼の錬金術師・Edward Elric
S
3850 - 正統王位継承者・Kinnikuman
3603 - Serene Primordial Divinity, Amenominakanushi
3359 - Former Captain of Squad 5, Sosuke Aizen
3930 - 博愛の彩龍喚士・Ideal
3788 - Destructive Machine God, Ragnarok Dragon
3789 - Glowing Rainbow Bride, Eschamali
3845 - Blue Summer's Star Goddess, Eschamali
S-
3755 - Awoken Uranus
3751 - Awoken Cronus
3908 - 邪滅の雷龍契士・Typhon
3697 - Awoken Tachibana Ginchiyo
3193 - Guardian of the Imperial Capital, Athena
3878 - Silent Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3879 - Joyful Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3379 - Holy Night Visitor, Gremory
3644 - Cthugha, the Chaotic Flame
3894 - 獄翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
3527 - Radiant Mechdragon Technician, Julie
3192 - Shimmering Thunder Goddess, Hera Dragon
2511 - Mistress of the Sanctuary, Kali
3993 - Ancient Castle Phantom, Dragon Caller Sonia Gran
3967 - 唱導の神, Rushana

Sqool


Changes from last time: Edward Elric added to SS, RagDrag S->A, Split Ult Kali added to S
Original source
SS
3663 - Massacre Demon Diablos
3646 - Yog-Sothoth, The One Beyond
3786 - 凜然の霊央神・Kamimusubi
4020 - 鋼の錬金術師・Edward Elric
S
3385 - Reincarnated Anubis
3706 - Male Hunter, Mizutsune X Gear
3503 - Reincarnated Kushinadahime
3894 - 獄翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
3609 - 憤怒の罪・Meliodas
3931 - 偏愛の凶龍喚士・Ideal
3930 - 博愛の彩龍喚士・Ideal
2511 - Mistress of the Sanctuary, Kali
3574 - Fifth Dragon Caller, Skyblazer Diara
4056 - 黒滅の威女神・Kali
A
3265 - Almighty God, Ra Dragon
3431 - 真の大妖怪・殺生丸
2766 - Unwavering Summoner, Yuna
3879 - Joyful Eye's Evil Duchess, Gremory
3697 - Awoken Tachibana Ginchiyo
3194 - Burning Time Dragonbound, Myr
3527 - Radiant Mechdragon Technician, Julie
3757 - Thunder Cipher Dragon Caller, Ney
3758 - Coiled Cipher Dragon Caller, Ney
3759 - Quartz Cipher Dragon Caller, Ney
3760 - Unleashed Cipher Dragon Caller, Ney
3603 - Serene Primordial Divinity, Amenominakanushi
3192 - Shimmering Thunder Goddess, Hera Dragon
3359 - Former Captain of Squad 5, Sosuke Aizen
3193 - Guardian of the Imperial Capital, Athena
3755 - Awoken Uranus
3850 - 正統王位継承者・Kinnikuman
3788 - Destructive Machine God, Ragnarok Dragon
B
2969 - Star Cutting Time Dragonbound, Myr
3262 - Smithing God, Shiva Dragon
3491 - Reincarnated Haku
3125 - Miracle Reversal Fighter, Kinnikuman
3202 - Goddess of Great Compassion, Acala
3644 - Cthugha, the Chaotic Flame
3068 - Divine General of the Radiant Heaven, Krishna
3418 - Gazing Moonlight Princess, Tsukuyomi
3235 - Maniacal Phantom Demon, Ilm
3429 - 2体で最強の妖・うしおととら
2972 - Green Earth Wind Dragon Caller, Kaede
3789 - Glowing Rainbow Bride, Eschamali
3524 - Aqualily Goddess of Bliss, Uruka

GameWith


Changes from last time: Edward Elric added to #3, Meliodas kicked off (from #7)
Original source
Top 1-5
3663 - Massacre Demon Diablos
3646 - 彼方なるもの・Yog-Sothoth
4020 - 鋼の錬金術師・Edward Elric
3786 - 凜然の霊央神・カミムスビ
3931 - 偏愛の凶龍喚士・Ideal
Top 6-10
3894 - 獄翼の龍帝王・Sherias Roots
2766 - Unwavering Summoner, Yuna
3503 - Reincarnated Kushinadahime
2511 - Mistress of the Sanctuary, Kali
3385 - Reincarnated Anubis

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