She benefits from her own water master so she will do like 5-10% more damage, depending on build, 400/700 more hp, base 6/18 def with hp/def passive, bonus works for paladin skills
She actually has more def penetration than niv, target 3 turns max 40, tune up 40, max 80 + 20 from bow, niv maxes 60+20 from bow
altho lower hp than other tanks, she is on fastest speed tier, like agrias and rhaldor etc, she does have a tp/ap problem while niv speedcasting time magic does not, it really just depends how you build and use them and leviathan/bell viktora will be gucci
Forgot to mention as a tank she doesn't need long range she can just shoot up close, and leviathan gives 25% water bonus, whereas tetra or missile espers give 15% bonus to a single damage type
She has way more dmg, hp, and def than Nivlu and of course her master ability is 10x better. I understand that players are butthurt because we get a better sniper for less than half what you spent for Niv. Haters gonna hate tho.
Not too radically different than niv, primarily that niv has time magic to use while idle and niv innately pierces defense (with master ability) whereas xmas vik needs to be built for it (sniper support skill, tune up passive from xgun) and plat bow was just released which pierces def, but you may find your damage lagging generally bc only challenges have high def
I don't see myself using xgun sub, but paladin is interesting, unfortunately she could easily use all her TP in longer fights
Most rangers have more incentive for increasing range, gl didn't get her ex tho, and you have to choose between sniper mastery, holy knight protection, and tune up, currently only a +1 range ability...
Tmr is almost useless, raise self and target jump by 1 for 1 turn, with two charges... you will probably forget about it and never use it except maybe for some tower floors
Note that tidus master will increase allies water attack too
I pulled for xmas vinera, I got viktora, I would pass on her if I didn't get all these shards for free as part of 9 step up and the challenge, leaving her at 89, not going to bother getting her shards in barracks