Greetings everyone! It's been new card additions one after another, so the tier lists just keep updating. Notably this week, AppMedia has had a large update to their list, bumping up a lot of the new Magic the Gathering cards, and bumping down most of the "older" cards off the list. In addition, JP server has the Gungho Collab on-going starting July, and has released a particularly good card, Leo Bloomfield (from Chrono Ma:gia) for 750k MP.
But for this blog post, I'd like to address the other 6* character rolls from Magic the Gathering Collab. I gave big praises to Jhoira in my last week's post, but I did not address Vraska, Nicol Bolas, and Karn. From reading your comments and other posts on Reddit, I am getting the vibe that many people are under-appreciating/estimating these cards in favour of the ultimate Jhoira. I will go over them briefly below, but in my opinion, if you were thinking of trading any of these 3 + GFEs for Jhoira, you might want to reconsider.
(links to their respective PuzzleDragonX pages below)
In my opinion, another gem of the Magic the Gathering Collab, but got overshadowed by Jhoira on release. In terms of card stats, everything basically follows the "meta template". Balanced typing, meta awakenings such as unbindable, two 7c, FUA, and tanky leader skill followed by a synergistic active skill.
With dual Vraska, you're looking at 4x HP, 144x attack (for matching wood and dark), and +4 second move time. For an average team, you're playing with a whopping 140k+ HP pool, able to stall and tank well in the likes of Alt Arena. The lack of RCV is circumvented partially with her active skill, which makes a tri-color board (with hearts) and 2x RCV for 3 turns.
As for damage, you are able to sub in high-hitting subs such as Wood Ney. Wood Ney trades 0 TE awakenings for big damage awakenings (two 7c, two TPA), but that's made irrelevant by Vraska with her move time boost LS. Not to mention Ney's active skill heals 25% HP.
Some of Vraska's good subs include Wood Ney, Sonia Fio, Odin Dragon, Halloween Verdandi, Zela, etc. Ideally you want a mix of high hitting wood subs with % healing subs. Heck, you can probably make do with subbing a Winry or something.
Anyway, bottom line is Vraska is pretty good and has potential to be even better. Skill boost in her assist evo too. Not as good as something like Jhoira (in my opinion of course, personally I like playing glass cannons), but definitely not a card you should be trading away or be disappointed with like what I've been seeing.
A decent card with leading potential and an assist evo that gives unbindable awakening. Pretty good utility in terms of active skill. His awakenings is lacking unbindable (which ironically his assist evo form provides), but trades that for 5 TPAs. However, all that is nothing if you can't activate his leader skill well.
His leader skill has huge potential, reaching 900x attack and 43% shield at max multiplier. Unfortunately, his LS has a pretty high skill cap and requires much more effort. No skyfall combos and your aim every turn is to clear as much orbs on the board as possible. From personal experience (flashbacks to the 7777 Raphael Tournament JP just had), it is not trivial to do. While it's easy enough to reach multipliers up to around 225x attack, it's more effort to do and also can easily get trolled by the likes of jammers, poisons, and the annoying gimmicks that Arena likes to throw at you.
In conclusion, Nicol Bolas has its potentials, but is higher maintenance. In my opinion, his awakenings (i.e. his 5 TPA) does not compliment very well with his potentially very high damage output. Personally I think he'd be awkward to use. Definitely not a lead for the average puzzler (unlike Vraska). Still not worth trading away for, though. His unbindable assist evo can come in handy in the future.
Not much to talk about here. Karn's leader skill involves jammers, which we don't have a lot of options at the moment. And no, just having Fenrir Viz and Jormungandr-Yr isn't enough. As a sub however, he can be good with his three 7c awakenings and a decent full-heal + orb change active skill, that can compliment HP-conditional leads such as Edward, Yog, Zeus Verse, Can also be a good assist evo with 3 poison resists and 2 light rows.
Bottom line, all of the 6* has their uses. Considering that the Collab only has a 10% diamond egg rate, trading away the rolls seems such a waste. Though understandably, Jhoira is pretty good in many aspects and can still lure you in to trade for her. But I hope with this post, that you should be thinking longer and harder before making that decision. If anything, trading for Jhoira using 4 6* GFE might be better, than 3 GFE + 1 MtG.
Anyway, that's enough blabbering from my part. I hope you found this post helpful one way or another, and 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 (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