Hey everyone. There were small updates to AppMedia and GameWith this time around, giving Edward Elric yet another bump up in tier/ranking. Meliodas took another (small) hit; this time he's at the borderline of being downgraded to Tier 3 on our Aggregate list. In short, we're seeing small power creeps here and there.
Since you're here, I may as well talk a little bit about the Christmas REM coming up. If you haven't seen already, the new card reveals should be up in the usual places (Facebook, Reddit, PADX). I will specifically talk only about potentially meta-changing cards here:
- First, Xmas Gremory received a slight buff, but considering she wasn't on any tier lists before means it's unlikely she'll make her debut now.
- The new Xmas Solais boosts 2 co-op boosts (it was only a matter of time IMO). Will probably only be useful for making her the base to button teams (inheriting Vritra or Grimmjow on her, for example).
- Xmas Floof, i.e. Xmas Ilmina... Gungho's trump card for making quick cash. Has good awakenings, active, and leader skill. Can definitely lead by herself and pair with other heart cross leaders (Paimon, Myr, etc.), but I can definitely see people using Rii to switch her out. Maybe Paimon will see more use now?
- Finally, we have Xmas Fagan. His awakenings and his active skill is oddly similar to that of Edward Elric: having Skill Charge and 3 active skills built into one. His leader skill is 16x ATK and 2x RCV for matching Sakuya colours and staying above 80% HP. The pairing we can immediately see is Fagan x Edward. Edward's active can provide healing and burst, and Fagan can gravity + bind recover + full board change... Or Fagan x Fagan with Edward and Alphonse as subs. Either way, what a time to be alive for rainbow light teams!
I suspect Fagan would be the center of attention (along with Ilmina of course). Also, the gold-only Xmas REM is definitely something to look forward to (though, again, I suspect 7/8* rates to be trashly ~10% or less). Only time can tell, I suppose.
Merry Early Christmas, and Happy PADing!
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.