Hello everyone and welcome to my VIP Priority List, where I'll be ranking VIPs from 9 to 1 (9 worst, 1 best) in which priority they should be bought, and to an extent, which ones are better. Please do keep in mind that these factors below were included when making this list. Also, know that all VIPs are good monsters on their own thanks to Bulwark.
-How the VIP fares against monsters of its own element&book(books are prioritized)
-How the VIP performs against other monsters in general.
-How unique the VIP's moveset is.
-How good the VIPs stats are.
-How good the VIP is at what it does.
-This list is made considering the fact that you at least have a good A team for any possible War (except Wars like 3 of the same element, or ones with R and E rulings), and a passable B team as well. If you are lacking in specific departments, the priorities here might change to better suit your needs.
-Most importantly, these are my opinions and of course I'll be expecting some people to disagree, but please state that in a proper way.
9-Osur the Brave
I'm pretty sure everyone saw this coming. Osur the Lame, the bear VIP that everyone loves to hate, and there is a reason behind it. Osur simply lacks in the movepool department since his moves aren't incredibly impressive when you look at other Natures like Laomu and even Cyan Nathura. Even though he is the only VIP in the Good Legions book, Uther the Valiant and Valgar the Pure are very likely to join him there and even if they don't, Osur is still not amazingly strong there.
Uther and Valgar did join Good Legions, and Osur is still the same way he is. The addition of Living Forest didn't help either. I know Osur is a beast during the endgame phase, but he needs very high levels and high leveled runes to become like that, and most people here probably aren't willing to spend ridiculous amounts to basically get a tankier, harder to deny General Alces who also hits less hard.
8-Hydrok the Forgotten
Even though Hydrok fares greatly against Water types and has awesome stats, he lacks a deny move of any sort and doesn't have guaranteed immunity to Freeze, so he is listed all the way down here. In the Evil Legions, Zyla the Faithful dominates him, even though he fares well against Krampus and Kaih the Eradicator.
Why is he not in the Sea book? If he was, he could move up from this slot.
7-Nox the Condemned
When partnered with Timerion or Alex Bone, Nox becomes a fearsome attacker since his ally doesn't die to Abducted Soul. However, Nox is simply too risky to use in Team Wars, which is the main aspect of ML. If you do manage to get a ruling that suits the proper use of Nox, go ahead and use him, he'll do great work, but the chances of that scenario happening are slim-especially since Alex doesn't belong to any book and Nox will almost definitely cost you coins, but it may win a clutch game with its devastating moves: even 1 coin is better than 0 coins.
With things like Nishant's Bodyguard and Darmith's Bodyguard getting released, it becomes less and less risky to use Total Obliteration, but it still depends on your teammates. Ra'Zhul is also a great substitute-possibly even a competitor- since he is also in Undead and Evil Legions and doesn't outright kill his allies.
6-Kaih the Eradicator
Even though Kaih is a fantastic Fire monster and a monstrous attacker, except for Bulwark and Ignite, there is not too much that's special about him-especially after Lucifire's release, who also has Ignite and can heavily reduce the damage of his AOEs. General Darmith is a good and easily accessible substitute, who halves all incoming damage, also has access to high damage AOE moves, and has access to Double Damage and a trait that's close to Bulwark-not being too unique drags Kaih down.
In Underworld, Kaih has much more merit, but Greedy Dragon is there and even though Kaih is better, Greedy is an acceptable substitute.
Zyla the FaithfulHiroim the Tenacious
As seen with the strikethrough, I previously listed Zyla here because I didn't have experience with books too much. Now that I have, she definitely doesn't belong in this spot.
Instead, Hiroim, for whom I reserved 1st place in my first writing(foolishly, I admit) shall go down here. The reason? Not belonging in any book (I don't count VIP and Exclusive as books as they haven't appeared in a single War for me), not enough moveslots and trying to do everything at the same time. Adverse Fortification is surely a powerful skill, but it requires high Life and that means Life runes, but without 3 Speed Hiroim can't use Rampact Impact on the enemy denier. Plus, Power Shelter is just too weak coming from his Base Strength. You can remedy these problems by ranking him up but that can be quite expensive.
5-Nox the Condemned
He is 7th place in terms of attacking, but in defense mode, Nox is a beast. There, he doesn't have to worry about Total Obliteration killing his allies- if the enemies die, then Nox did his job. Denying him isn't easy too since he has Bulwark as his trait. Add in a denier or the spread of 2 Speed 1 Strength, and you have a battle that is almost always on the ropes. The only weaknesses that Nox has is his low Life, average Speed, and the AI that is controlling him. Plus, Krampus and other deniers still challenge him for base defense.
4-Uther the Valiant
Uther brings great survivability and awesome AOE damage to the table, along with a great special-something not many Metal monsters can do. He also has a 65 Base Power 0 CD unresisted move, which is an awesome weapon against Timerion and any monster in general. Unfortunately, his use is limited to Legendary and Metal rulings since he isn't part of a book, and doesn't have a proper deny skill.
Nope to the last sentence! Uther got added to the Good Legions book, and he pounds some of the most legitimate threats there like Valgar the Pure and General Ingvar.
3-Scarr the Outcast
He is the best Magic attacker, he has Amplified Power to deal with Possession effects and gain great buffs, he has a chance to deny enemies with Witchcraft Area, he has access to great AOE and single target damage and he belongs in a book AND has amazingly good stats. Scarr is actually very close to being a perfect monster, if he had a proper deny move and lower CDs
he would definitively seal his place as the best VIP ever made; Christ that's talking big. If he's this monster that I couldn't stop praising, then why isn't he in 2nd or even 1st place?
Library Wars is why. Scarr's biggest draw was being an attacker that could easily dodge deny effects, which allowed him to bully Magic monsters. However, Scarr got placed in Evil Legions, which is a book that has nothing but extremely powerful attackers such as General Darmith, Zyla the Faithful and Nox the Condemned. Still, Scarr deserves much credit thanks to his aforementioned traits-he's far from being a pushover. He himself is one of those big attackers after all.
2-Valgar the Pure
Immunity to everything except Light to his teammates for 1 turn, a killer special, access to Light of Punishment, giving an ally Double Damage, Precision AND Stamina Regen, and having high amounts of damage on his own are all fantastic. What Valgar lacks is
being in a book, a deny move and unimpressive stats, otherwise he is an excellent monster. Incognita's release and the seeming removal of Common Wars hampered Valgar's role in a team.
The shift to Library Wars helped Valgar, as he is a key player in Good Legions. LOP is extremely effective against General Atum, General Ingvar and all Hydratila forms. Light Salvation is especially one of the moves that skyrocketed in power: since not all members of Good Legions are Light monsters, the move becomes basically the same as Space-Time, and this works wonders against monsters such as Jakugan and Uria's Pet. The release of Incognita and Llum may hampered him as a Light monster, but they are different books so he isn't troubled too much by it.
Hiroim the TenaciousZyla the Faithful
Now I'm pretty sure you all had a good laugh when you first saw Hiroim all the way up here. If Books weren't a thing, he could have seriously been here, but they are, and he isn't because of this. Instead, everybody's obvious answer of Zyla is here. And she's here to stay by the looks of it.
Zyla belongs to both Female and Evil Legions, and is a dominant force in both. The infamous VoltaiK may do the exact same thing as Zyla-and is even better in defense-but the two are in different books, and this is the crucial part. Superheroes is not nearly as relevant as Evil Legions or Female too, so that's another thing. I'm guessing everybody here has at least once had a taste of what this chain lady has to offer, but for those who haven't, let me give a brief explanation. You see, most of Zyla's moves have this effect called "extra turn". These moves, when used, give Zyla another turn. Since these moves do damage, and have 2, 1 and 0 turns of CD respectively, Zyla can alternate between them to attack until she runs out of Stamina, doing obnoxious amounts of damage in the process and usually ending when the enemy team is dead. Some people use 3 Team Speed on their other monsters and 1 Speed on Zyla to guarantee she goes before even the enemy's 3 Speed monster. Some people just use a denier to allow Zyla to do her thing. Either way, when all of this is combined with the fact that she has the Bulwark trait, it is crystal clear why many people go as far as to say that Zyla is the best monster ever made. Well, they used to anyway, until some edgy anime antagonist ghost-angel dude showed up.