Note: Now that the Brachy uevo is out, I’m bumping this post in hopes that someone finds it useful. If you have Liu Bei(s), but no Verdandi, Brachy could be a decent substitute until you get one.
I quickly dismissed the new starter uevos as useless wastes of rare evo mats, but Brachy may be an exception, especially if you use a Verdandi or have a few of her as friends. Her biggest weakness is healing her considerable HP pool short of using one of her actives. Well, Brachy may be able to address that with his 1.5 RCV bonus to dragons. Dragons? What do dragons have to do with a Verdandi team? Well, Liu Bei is a dragon now… and Brachy is wood/fire now. Consider this team:
Sadly PDX’s team simulator isn’t calculating RCV correctly, but thanks to Arkaether’s spreadsheet I came up with the following numbers:
|Total||0x 297s||1x 297||3x 297s||6x 297s|
While this isn’t exactly replicating RSonia/Lu Bu numbers, I think there’s something to be said for a pseudo-Verdandi team that doesn’t rely only on her active to heal back up. A normal Verdandi team might get 2-3k RCV so getting 4k+ will be a big help. This team fully +egged can do about 3.5 million with 3 TPAs and a couple other combos; not exactly mindblowing numbers, but not bad for a tank team.
The dragon typing is really restrictive so sadly you pretty much have to have at least one Liu Bei to make this (or any Verdandi team) worthwhile. There also isn’t a lot of wiggle room for utility subs, but GungHo seems to be pushing Norn colors hard lately so we may see more selection in the near future. Sadly one of the cooler potential subs in Tigrex & Rex Neko isn’t on NA.
Well, the stats are good and all, but what is this team good for? That, I can’t really say. There are quite a few dungeons were you don’t necessarily need Verdandi’s 35k+ HP and just want to the ability to heal up, but is this better than just a standard Verdandi team? I’m not sure if the loss of ATK is worth it. Well it’s just good to know that this option exists.