Originally Posted by Kreig
kali is overated. just ignore it. people will quit her after awhile anyway. like all new chars. oh yea theres only 1 support char and thats eir. all others fail at supporting
Krieg (with 4th RB skill) is awesome at supporting for pretty much every non-raid stage, now (although any raid stage usually has too many players spread out among a room that's too large for a Krieg to keep up with)
Kali's support abilities don't seem particularly... existant, though. Allegedly from what I hear, the STR buff (the only one which will really make a difference, IMHO) requires her to go through the full attack skill first, and that takes a while, which probably hurts its ability to actually reach other players that are running around to buff their STR in the first place (unless it has huge range). Her ability to recover the party's mana was made inferior shortly before Kali came out (IE, Kali came out after Gigantic Mana potions and Guild Shop potions were released). And her speed buff will likely just... screw with players' minds (since its duration is so short. It'd be like, suddenly out of the blue you're dashing around MUCH faster than before and by the time you realize that, you're dashing at normal speed again. Sounds dizzifying. Well, at least the RB version will make your skills recharge 8% faster for 10 seconds. ...wow, actually now that I think about it, that sucks)
As for her ability to heal... honestly, these days it's mostly just the OHKO attacks you have to worry about (and thus the fake resses that really matter) because Eir and Krieg's RB heals pop you right back to full in an instant anyways. In which case, Kali would be awesome if she could fake-res. But... she can't. Skeleton transformation likewise is more of a handicap than a benefit when MP is meaningless (potions) and Eir/Krieg can heal you to full in an instant. I guess you could try to use it as a ghetto light shield, but that sounds really hard to pull off and thus not worth the skill points (goodness knows that Tia's string of rescue is hard as heck to find opportunities to utilize it)
I could be wrong. But the few comments that pop up from people who've played Kali seem to support my hypothesis.
At least she has a freeze move (that presumably works against bosses). Those are always nice in a party.