I’m going to put it out there that creating a defence in the near future will be pointless, on the condition that the majority of players obtain Princess. And here is why:
-Turn 2 AS taunt to 3 for 3 turns with a cooldown of 2. That is permanent Taunt lock with overlapping taunt for 2 more characters. On defence that looks amazing but has the potential to be countered with daze since you aren’t in control… on offence, there is pretty much nothing the opponent can do to stop you aside from having taunt resist mods in place of the needed stun/impair. Even with a whole def team with taunt resist mods, you are still on average going to be managing to get past one of their resists.
-Bezerker and fixed weapon of +60 att. Bear in mind this character is taunting 3. She has a very high chance of increasing her attack by 240% from these 3 taunts, on a toon with such a high attack already and likely attack boost from lead, weapon and mods, that will be insane for even a normal attack.
-Normalize counters all the bides, paybacks, neutralizers etc, so these are not an avenue to help defend against a team she is on. An incredibly powerful skill.
-ARs with 1000% damage to a line and +50% bonus hp. With her bezerker + weapon + this, that will be the most devastating AR in the game.
Whack her weapon up to +50% attack, huge ap on attack, huge ap on def and keep slot 3 as is, put a daze resist on her when you eventually get one, combine with a stun resist. Then you have a toon who is the best in the game on attack and on defence. Huge ap on def on a toon that has taunt to 3 will be making sure that AR goes off regularly.
If 60 teddys are reasonably obtainable, that will get most players in the game 5010 collectables towards her. In a month or 2 she will be on every team, picked ahead of any other Sclass so far. She is streets ahead of everyone bar none.
Looking at that taunt, it looks like Daiyu is pretty pointless now…
To sum up: Best AS in the game, most devastating AR in the game, only toon with access to an ability that counters the one thing that might slow her down, weapon and specialist skills in total harmony with her AS. Likely that the majority of players will have access to over 50% towards her collection. The days of capable defences are gone.