Shame about that, many Xbox and PC players wouldn’t have had enough time to unlock and use the later characters, by the time you ere starting we were seeing the high-end character and by the time you finished it was too late to use them.
I disagree about her helix though I see your point. I loved Deande’s mutations though the most commonly used one was the one which I avoided, the level 3 one which added a knock-up to her melee. I think before level 5 (In game) Deande was tough to use but once you unlocked her ultimate she was nigh unkillable, as for her mutations they are where her true power lies. I tried many combinations with Deande’s helix and really focused on certain skills but once I settled on one build I never looked back.
My final build looked like this: (M for mutation)
- L (You already have passive life steal and thrown fans are great for initiating and finishing)
- L (Shield recharges while cloaked and life steal is passive from primary and secondary attacks anyway)
- M (Uncloaking can be random based on Holotwin’s survival, too much so to rely on)
- M (No need for extra Burst Dash damage, my level 10 skill choice is why I focus on Holotwin upgrades)
- R (Always initiate with Burst Dash, this increases Blink Storm’s damage output)
Focus on Holotwin upgrades and Burst Dash damage output when Holotwin upgrades aren’t available, Holotwin is your most used tool for both engaging and escaping so the more damage it deals the better. Increasing life and duration are redundant as it usually takes heavy damage anyway and is often destroyed before the duration is up so the more damage it deals the more useful it is when fighting an opponent. Your level 10 choice is important because if you fail to kill with Blink Storrn the extra damage from a decoy or the slow effect if it’s destroyed will ensure that you finish off your opponent, the life steal will help keep you alive during Blink Storm as you can be hit during both wind up and execution, especially by AoE damage.
The level 1 L skill is redundant as all you have to do to dash forward is turn around and deploy then you’ll end up behind your opponent and facing them while your decoy hits them front on, the level 1 R skill is utterly terrible unless you’re playing PvE.
Edit: This link contains her full helix with mutations: http://mentalmars.com/battleborn/deande/#helix