I’m still pondering what I’m going to do with my Verdandi team. For most purposes she seems like a better Athena in that she gives bigger ATK and HP bonuses and has a more useful active. Verdandi does less raw damage, but Athena doesn’t have any on color sub that comes close to Liu Bei. Of course Athena will always have light elemental superiority over wood. Not to mention that it is very easy to find hypermax Athena friends and that she is great for accumulating pal points.
These thoughts have made me reconsider how much I want to invest in Verdandi. At least one Liu Bei will be getting +297ed as he fits well on so many teams, but is it worth it to +297 Verdandi herself? I did see a full hypermax team of 5 Verdandis and 1 Liu Bei take out Challenge Dungeon Lv.10, but I will never get to that point. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see how she plays and how I like her. Can’t wait for the Liu Bei uevo — and the Norn leader skill upgrades — to come to NA so I can finally try her out in earnest.