Do you have a Kscope or at least mlb Imaginary Element?
That’s kinda important for the Quick looping setups.
But either way, I’d say focus on Dantes first, and if you have either of the above CEs, Bride next.
Yes. Thanks to his NP upgrade, much higher base ATK and Avenger damage modifier, outside of Archer nodes he should outdamage NP2 Valks on all turns, especially turn 3 where it matters most.
He also has superior neutral facecard damage, which together with the DEF down on his NP helps clearing any survivors.
If you have either of the CEs mentioned above, you can also somewhat make up for him being NP1 by going for your own Skadi+Bride + Support Skadi via Plugsuit (make sure to have Bride start in the frontline, tho, you’ll need the Skadi batteries on turn2+3).
Takes a bit more clicking than non-plugsuit setups, but both in terms of damage and NP refund it’ll make the setup quite robust. Dantes should reliably refund over 50% against even Zerker and Assassin waves with this.