It's not that much more expensive building up from the bottom. Going from 4* to 5* is the only huge hurdle at 20k, which you have to deal with for most non-daily heroes anyways, otherwise 2* to 3* is only 200 and 3* to 4* is 2000. I assume 1* to 2* is 20. The various badges, too, but they're pretty much always in abundance after you play enough.
And some of them can be useful for SI if you just bump them up a little. For example, Hana has Rally Attack and Gunter has Hone Cavalry for the cavalry teams, neither of which need getting to 5* (in Hana's case Rally Attack only requires 3*, so 200 feathers for Rally Attack is pretty great).
i guess that's fair, imo though 2000 is expensive cause it's basically a whole arena season unless you rank
Yeah, but they only give out 1*/2* versions anyway, which aren't particularly useful at all. I mean it's too expensive to raise the heroes you get from the daily rotation to a usable level anyway, and you can't use them for skill inheritance, so...
Now if only they'd change the daily hero rotation roster, everything would be perfect.
I mean I assume they will eventually once we have more heroes in the game, but as is I really don't think it's a big deal...
Gosh, I'm having a blast with Minerva. She wrecks shop, especially since I got +Spd -Res which is probably her best nature. 52 Atk/41 Spd means I don't even care about WTA unless I'm trying to attack into a red dragon or something (and even then she can sometimes power through), and I've had no problems otherwise by simply keeping her away from archers/mages (though unless it's a red mage she doesn't necessarily get one shot).
My plan for SI is to get her Ardent Sacrifice and Desperation. Since she has 40 HP Ardent Sacrifice will bring her down to 30 for guaranteed Desperation procs at 75% HP, plus I want to give her Moonbow since Hauteclere will bring it down to a 1 action cooldown. Not sure about a C slot skill, maybe Threaten Def or Spd, though that might be overkill so maybe a Hone skill instead.
One character I'm sad I don't have anymore is MRobin (I fed him to Draug for Bonfire), since he really shines now with SI. Triangle Adept does work with his weapon that gives him advantage vs colorless, so he completely destroys red/colorless units. And he's also tanky for a mage, so all the red sword lords and Takumis mean nothing to him in terms of damage.
Also, I really want to try out your Draug build (cause it seems super fun), but Nino and Tacomeme gotta get taken care of first since they're my heavy hitters