B!Tiki: doesn’t need a save. Doesn’t necessarily need to worry about AOE because of her DR. Includes both GFU and DFU in her kit So she has a chance to mitigate a lot of annoying effects. Great attack for one hit power.
Downside: turned off by NFU and severely affected by speed based DR.
A!Tiki: doesn’t need a save. Doesn’t need to worry about AOE at all. Includes breath and dull all. Has the speed to contend with the faster units. Has incredibly easy to activate DR.
Downside: needs a source of NFU
HF : still needs a save and most instances but can survive without one. Very high attack for OHKO power. Breath to keep NF activated at most times. Free B slot because breath is in her weapon. Good WTA matchup against most dragon Killers.
Downside: needs a source of NFU and her schtick Is crippled by tempo or GFU because 30% DR isn’t always enough.
HM : doesn’t necessarily need a save. Extremely high bulk and attack. First hit DR lens well to soaking a hit and killing on retaliation, or to being highly offensive and not worrying about how strong your foe is because their first and only attack will be heavily mitigated.
Downside: crippled by NFU, Spd based DR, and any form of sweep, and bad WTA matchup against most dragonkillers.
Best? A!tiki. I took her into SDS this past week with absolutely no investment aside from two merges and the very first match she face tanked a hatari Karla blazing AoE, killed her on retaliation, and healed to over 75% HP. She’s fast enough to deny a double from brave Seliph, She cannot be hit by Deadeye or lethality, She cannot be hurt by AOE, she can activate iceberg very easily, She cannot be severely outstatted by bonus doubler, She has excellent stats, her DR is incredibly easy to activate, And she’s cute as a button.