Actually, D’eon’s NP levels are rather irrelevant to what you want them to do - that is just be a lightning rod for everything being thrown your way. Often they die before an NP is ever charged! Which is fine - that’s their job. You can then rotate a new Taunt in.
I use d’Eon a lot actually for most of my Berserker comps. I find the Taunts to be much more effective at removing random deaths from my Berserkers than stacking Defensive buffs.
To draw back on the Challenge Quest comment though, in our (my?) eyes, her sustained performance isn’t terribly great and her piglet stun is often just immunized by bosses. That’s why we mainly scored her for her Instant Charging niche and cleansing niche. The piglet capability just has a bit too much random (does it work?) elements in it.
@MUGI If my plan to rejuvinate the Tier List structure works, this would be one of the easier ones to implement in fact!
Also, Saint Martha can’t steal stars if she’s deeeeeaaaaaddddd. Ahem.
So, here’s the thing, the space we have to discuss elements in the Tier Explanation is limited. As such, we boil down the Servants to the essentials. For Alter Ego Servants, who carry an 1.5x modifier, it’s important that we explain where they are superior to full class options. Given what we have access to in terms of Riders offensively, which are a great many powerful Servants, from Kintoki to the whole glut of SSR Riders many of whom are scarily powerful. As such, a full class option is on average a more competitive option for many Masters when it comes to enemy Casters.
Likewise, we have a full roster to choose from in terms of anti-Berserker Servants. While her full class advantage is in effect here, and she IS powerful here, so too does she compete with the cream of the crop of the entire Servant roster, not just cavalry class Servants. For me, the sheer NP Damage she deals does not offer enough by itself to make her an anti-Berserker specialist.
But what she is, is an anti-Assassin/Rider specialist by comparison. Given the Assassin and Caster class crap modifiers, the Alter Ego demerit is far less of an issue. In addition, many of these Servants have lower attack stats as bases, carry fewer modifiers to boost their performance, and often carry support/utility tools that eat into their effect budget, so to speak. Thus, Mecha Eli doesn’t just become a great counter instead of them, no, she becomes almost the -best- counter compared to them. Basically, the mentions are to emphasize just how powerful she is in that role compared to her other matches. She will rapidly outdamage even 5* Servants, and has awesome Memelin synergy. Perhaps this lack of emphasis did not come across as well as intended, because even Shuten (Caster) does not dethrone her nor does Shiki’s NP Upgrade in 1.25 years.
Does this help understand why we singled that out?