You may wish to consider how emblems affect each hero. And also, in the future, how costumes will affect them.
Chao with +18 or +20 emblems? How do you like him now?
Li Xiu with +18 or +20 emblems? How do you like her now?
Let’s consider Li Xiu with a costume, as well, which people who have read about generally seem to disapprove. But I beg to differ:
Right now, Li Xiu is a Monk. 616 attack, 665 shields, 1098 health.
Her skills are to attack with 150% damage to all, and reduce mana by 20% to all.
Put a costume on her, see what happens:
She becomes a rogue. Stats go to 660 / 690 /1135
Skill goes +30% attack to 180% to all
Skill goes -10% mana to 10% mana to all (this is what everyone can’t handle)
But… think about emblems, and think about ROGUE. Rogue is one of only three of the ten classes that allows you to use 8/20 nodes to boost the attack. Each node adds 15 attack. 15 x 8 = 120.
So imagine Li Xiu with 780 attack, doing 180% damage to all.
How do you like her now?
And with it she would get some additional shields and health along the way.
She’d be about 780 / 740 / 1250
I don’t know about you, but I’m good with an average mana speed 4* with +20 emblems who has those kinds of stats, especially doing damage to all. Not too shabby.
When information comes out about costumes for Chao, do the same research on him. THEN, you can really do a fair comparison between the two.