My point here: the earlier you get an AE in the roster - the bigger the payoff. Mecha Eli is still few months away. And it is not like like other AE will become useless once you get her: Okitan and Kiara are AoE characters with battery and Melt is an excellent ST unit (especially post Skadi, and she can work fine even with just 1 from support)
Not my experience. Problem with zerkers is that you must kill them fast, cause you cant expect for defensive class advantage to protect you. Here comes inherent difference between beginner and veteran raising an alt: as vet, you already have account om which you rolled for your favorites and use them there plus you know well the best way to progress and best early units to invest into. Beginner is still learning these and is more likely to invest into someone only because they seemed “cool” (whether character or gameplay wise), such teams will have more trouble working together against zerks.
No, Jean works well enough without a dedicated team, heck she brought good results even when she had stun on NP, while fighting with her in party takes longer - her NP can trivialize a lot of encounters in game: heck, she was the reason I could do boss fights and CQ at all when starting. Sorta agree about Sherlock and Amakusa, especially latter, but ability to effortlessly tank damage from 6 common classes is nothing to sniif at.
This is still far away enough content wise, that beginner should not worry much about it. Plus it still stays as viable option, jut not as much sure way to work
Agreed, but he is not a bad option either TBH, and you can always borrow one (just cause he can’t loop that way, does not mean he is bad)
She works fine with just support Merlin.