She does, but most of her survivability skills are in the Brawl tree which focuses on melee and close combat, so I’m not sure that’s the best choice for people new to Borderlands. Generally Amara is made for an aggressive play style, I am playing Brawl Amara and it feels a little like Doom 2016. If that’s how you roll, go for it, but it’s a risk-and-reward style that I imagine may be frustrating for people trying to understand the game in the first place.
My general impression of her is that she caters to BL2 veterans: None of this new secondary action skill stuff, and if you’ve played Maya and melee Zer0 you’re right at home. At the same time, with this close combat focus (and more) it really helps if you understand how classic Borderlands mechanics work, especially fight for your life.
Maybe this is all BS, but it is my impression so far as someone coming from BL2.