It's up to you, whether you care enough about them. I don't. Gameplay-wise, all four of them are looking good in terms of skills (not sure about the stats spread yet) and are certainly above the average of what we have seen in Heroes so far. If you just want strong units, you can't go wrong with any of them. Many people in this thread plan to choose Lyn as the free pick to avoid the colorless hell and then actually pull the other 3 colors. The power creep is real, though it is too early to access how much impact this has yet.
Also, we get to pick/guaranteed one hero without pulling in that upcoming banner?
It also helps that in a game where horse emblem is such a thing, getting access to the first horse archer, with such a good starting kit and apparently good stats also, is quite hard to refuse.
I'm waiting for the confirmation of her stats, but if she's not totally crap I don't see any reason to pick anyone else but her, really.
However, average non-whale players like me won't be too keen to optimally build her; our expectation for her is just to fuck shit up in PvE (CC, SA, AA 2nd - 7th) with crazy pony buffs. For that purpose, her neutral spread should get the job done. Ranged unit on horse isn't going to be ideal for arena anyway, due to BST. Unless the CYL weapons cost 500SP or something.
My record is almost 400 orbs without a 5*. I got Lucina from the first voting gauntlet, but then went on a really bad streak getting nothing from the Effie banner and then hitting 6.25% sniping blues on the Ninian one right afterwards.
Highest % I ever saw was 7+4% on the last hero fest, but that's only like 200.
Condolences bro. Hope you get a Tana/Amelia or two eventually.
I think I reached that kind of pity rate at 2 or 3 occasions before, but got something decent in the end. The things that angered me more are getting some 4.5 ~ 5 cleared by a garbo 5* like -Def +Res Lukas.
Anyway, any people picking up Mario + Rabbids and/or War of the Chosen? It is a pretty good time to be alive as a SRPG fan isn't it. I hope they can give relief to my Heroes sorrow.
Didn't even think about the banners associated with the new gauntlet until this morning. Pretty great options. Went full reckless. I wanted Hector, frustrated for 7 months. First pull for free was a disappointing Arthur. Second pull was 5 greens, I've never seen it before. I got a decent fae as my fourth draw but trash otherwise. Fifth draw was a +Atk, -spd Hector. Amazing.
Also wanted Lyn. But too many reds on that banner to risk it. I'll save her CYL unit for the free draw if I don't get her from the banner first.
I've somehow managed to not yet get any of Tharja, regular Lucina or regular Lyn (but do have Spring and Bridal), so tried one extra pull after freebie 3* Olivia. My least desired was Tharja so you know how that goes...5* but only -hp/+res. Still can be useful, also another option for the vote. OTOH, after my early Amelia get, Sacred is still not inclined to give me another 5*. An excellent 4* iv Clair is something at least. Looking forward to the powerful CYL special characters.
Free summon from the women banner was 5 colorless. At least it was a Leon. Free summon from the male banner didn't have a green so went with red, got the Hinata I needed badly. Decided to yolo the banner for Hector. 20 orbs later ended up with Cecilia, Hinata, Barst, and Hector. Fury, repo, pony merge, and +atk -def Hector. Worth it.
Brave doesn't make any sense on a DC build - it's geared towards enemy phase and her counterattack would be way too weak to finish anything. The best choice for this build by far is Deft Harpoon which I don't have.
bah, Azura accidentally teleported and danced to Palla instead of the Camilla next her which resulted in me losing someone on chain challenge 9+10 map 4. But my 1 hp corrin, azura and palla managed to almost clear map 5 (just a sword left). So I've got a fresh cavalry team and 1 reserve left for chapter 10's bullshit.
If I fail this I'll know to put attack+1 on Camilla because the main problem I had there was a healer surviving with 1 HP, allowing Bruno to run away instead of get baited and killed. Flier team would probably be able to clear map 5 if they were full strength. Surprisingly, Palla easily one-rounded Veronica, I figured her stats would be too jacked up.
Went for the green orb on the free pull, then decided I may as well grab the red ones too since I didn't have any of Lyn/Tharja/Lucina. Between the 5* Nino I got from the free pull on the last banner, this Camilla, and the free Ike later this week (if I take him), the game has really solved my green unit drought for me.
Lyn is +SPD -ATK which isn't really ideal, but I'll give her an attack seal and have her pal around with Ephraim. Camilla is +RES -HP which is kind of average I guess. Maybe I can use her to bait blue and green mages?