Finished my Apocalyptic run with Great Fairy. While I haven't tested others under these conditions, I can still say with complete confidence that she should be placed in a high tier. Possibly the highest. Anyone placing her low has no idea what they're talking about.
Her size got me hit a few times and on Apocalyptic you take huge damage from anything. Though these times were totally avoidable. Like I was going up some village path and a group of Octoroks popped out of the ground and shot me. If I had remembered they were there I wouldn't have got hit.
I died once. And this was in a weird situation that had never come up before. So I was moving along another village path and due to Great Fairy's size, there was almost no space on either side of her. Ahead was a group of Bokoblins, your standard enemy type in this game. Sometimes they are in a formation where the one in the middle blows a horn and the rest charge forward with their spears. The groups that will do this look no different from the rest at a distance so I was going to just shoot them. But then I saw the horn blower and decided to just block.
I'd recently taken huge damage from a group of archers so I was being extra careful. So they charge into her guard and they keep going. Her guard pushed them to either side and they grinded between the wall and her body. Then I started taking continuous damage because they'd bypassed my guard. Died before I could process what was happening.
While her size made this possible, it was a situation that could've been avoided with ease. So I don't consider this death to count towards any negative towards her.
In this run I didn't use any food, elemental rods, or change characters. I ran around the field doing everything myself.
I was using a weapon built for attack speed so I could fire her unique much faster.
I mainly spammed the projectile unique, which is pretty broken. Bypasses the weak point mechanics by just doing so much damage when dodge canceled and fired continuously.
If she didn't have this move, she wouldn't be as high on the tier list. I'm not sure where she'd be. But I don't have to worry about that.
I won't be doing runs with every character. They all have unique playstyles but most I have no interest in as they don't suit me. I plan to run Mipha, Revali, Link, Terrako, Battle Tested Guardian, Zelda, Impa and maybe Sidon and Urbosa. One of Teba's arrow attacks could be interesting with the right weapon build but I hate everything else he does.
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