*Update 10/21/17: Fixed GameWith's ranking list
Hello all! I know I have promised "Sub" Tier lists for a few months now; I hope you didn't mind the delay.
Also, I have omitted my detailed explanations on the placements of each site's ranking for now; I want to first gauge the public interest and opinion in this kind of resource. Is it something you want to see/read on a bi-weekly basis? Please do let me know, along with any other feedback/suggestions/rants/criticisms, in the comments below or via Reddit.
Finally, for the other PAD veterans out there, I will acknowledge that the creation of this "Sub Ranking/Tier List" is highly controversial and possibly useless and detrimental to newer players. However, I have decided to take a leap regardless to see through this until the end. Bring on the criticism! (be gentle)
Directed at EVERYONE, and not just the newer players:
DISCLAIMER: (quoted from SetsuPAD) "Donât take these ratings as fact; I encourage you to simply take them as a starting point for discussion to figure out which subs 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.
The Subs below mostly accompany top combo/colour leads, such as the leaders from my "JP Aggregate Leader List" posts. They boast tremendous firepower through their multiple 7c awakenings and/or have valuable killer awakenings (such as God, dragon, devil killers). HOWEVER, they are not universal; all subs should be built around your leader, and more importantly the DUNGEON you are tackling. Which goes back to my main point: "Donât take these ratings as fact; I encourage you to simply take them as a starting point for discussion to figure out which subs are actually the best for your specific situation."
*The "Top 3" mentioned above and the "Top 5" below is NOT listed in order. The Overalls 1-3 and 1-5, however, IS listed in order.
*Note, that the Ney, Cotton, and Pixel series are all categorized as "Honorable Mentions" on GameWith.
Pixel Series have a lot more cards than the Sephiroth, Lightning, and Cloud listed. I shortened it down for simplicity. Also pixel series may also include starter dragon/healer girl evos.