I emblemed Melia to 14 (will go to 17) on defense/HP path.
Here are their stats (ATT/DEF/HP) right now with 4* LVL 11 mana troops and NONE are fully maxed except Melia:
Melia (3/50-14): 642/620/848
Gad (3/60): 615/776/910
Ariel (3/37): 641/829/1018
Triton (4/20): 762/717/926
Proteus (4/63): 834/793/1061
At 17, Melia will have 920 HP. The +20% defense family bonus is no joke. Gad will be at 936 DEF once he’s maxed.
Now we just need a Red hero in the Atlantis family.
I’m maxing Alberich right now, but I’m seriously thinking of holding him at 3/70 so I can max Gad. That would be nuts if I wasn’t looking at the +20% family bonus. Granted, Alberich has a much better special AND they are both slow.