Early game is still king, only the first fight isn't nearly as important as you can't snowball the gameoff of first blood anymore.
What makes a god good in joust:
-early game damage
-can build bruiser
new map and items help a lot of gods like hel, anhur, fenrir, probably hou yi too.
balanced gods that the strengths outweigh the weaknesses. many in here can be counter picked
fairly balanced gods, but with more weaknesses than strengths.
the gods here and below are not designed for joust, but some can still do fine if they et an early lead