Tyler is the new gold brick toon and at first glance he looks on par with James and Christa, a little worse than Angel and much better than Glenn and overall, this will probably be the case in relation to most Tylers you see in the future.
However Tyler has much higher potential as a damage dealer than any gold bar, or other F2P toon released so far by a considerable margin.
Granted his attack stat is pretty low, id personally prefer if his def and hp were 300 lower each and his attack stat 600 higher, if it were he could get up to far above a central Rampage Priya attack stat (not including in-game attack buffs). As most people are aware, a central Priya will get around 21-23k attack stat when surrounded by 35/15s. This is a stat Tyler can equal despite not being a centre toon.
Due to his trait, Tyler has access to the 100% crit craft on his weapon and it is this craft that will elevate him to a top F2P damage dealer. The one downside of this craft is that it will make his +40% crit to self on his AR irrelevant. Being yellow trait also gives him an advantage against the current meta.
If you craft his default weapon to have 45% attack, huge on attack, default 3rd slot and 100% crit, surround him with 2 35/15 weapons and put him behind a Lilly lead, his attack stat on turn 1 will be 13,241 without mods. Not too shabby, but many toons and all damage dealers can reach and even surpass this. However, his weapon grants him +75% attack on a crit hit and he will always crit hit with the 100% craft, so from turn 2 onwards, his attack stat will jump to 23,171. Due to CDII this will also hit 2 other targets on a basic attack. Unlike rampage, these targets will not gain ap.
Due to crit the primary target will receive 150% damage on that hit whilst the 2 others will receive 100% (unlike the 150% from rampage but that’s the trade off for them not gaining ap), but all on a very high attack stat. If any of these targets are blue (eg the current meta) the damage received will be massively compounded. Now when you add mods, a critical set with attack mod, damage against blue, critical damage boost and whatever else you want, will increase his damage significantly further against the primary target.
Anybody who has used a Hengyen with 100% crit and crit damage boosts with set and mod will know how much a 100% crit damage dealer does. Anyone with a 21k+ Priya will know how much damage rampage does on a basic attack.
It’s also worth noting that a 23k attack on a 650% damage to a line AR is pretty damn decent too. Plus +50%attack to 2 isnt to be sniffed at.
Tyler is by no means the best damage dealer in the game and a huge downside is that he has no control, his specialist doesn’t sync with his AR either. And your average Tyler will be an average toon. But a Tyler taken to his top potential will be a great damage dealer and one of the best F2P damage toons yet released and mainly because of his weapon, his specialist and the ability to craft 100% crit.