As someone who's full-grailed him, I don't think this article does him justice at all. His NP gain is completely ludicrous with any decent rank in his first skill, and it lasts for a long time for how powerful it is. At NP5, he also generates a fantastic number of stars with an NP he can fire off very often and reliably, which gives him a lot of synergy with star casters and crit cannons. I love sticking him with Andersen and Lancelot and just watching everything melt.
One team I have a lot of success in using him with in higher level content is Nightingale and Jeanne Alter equipped with Halloween Petite Devil, alongside the OG Mystic Code.
Jeanne Alter fires off all the crits, Nightingale is nice as a burst healer with even more Buster support (plus another Buster card) and OG Mystic Code gives him an evade and a good extra seven turn heal.
That is to say, equipping him with Halloween Petite Devil. Alternatively, LB'd Divine Banquet is great. I give Nightingale Fragments or her Bond CE, and Jeanne uses Victor from the Moon or Fragments, depending on Nightingale. Sans Nightingale, Andersen is probably my favorite support for him.
Mashu is also really nice as a 4th, since he's guaranteed to be the one to die first if anyone does.
Thanks for the info. As I'm a NA player, Nightingale isn't available yet, but I do have some decent burst healing on a couple of characters, so I'll look into adding him my group, as I'm a little light on Lancers.
Ah, for NA I strongly recommend using him with Andersen and Lancelot. Lancelot fires the crits, Andersen provides the heals and some Arts cards, Leonidas keeps them from getting kicked around. Honestly, though, he can work well with just about any 2 support/1 cannon system, long as he's got the heals.
I was lucky enough to get Tamamo no Mae during her introduction and Vlad recently. Vlad does very, very nice damage, but tends to get hurt even faster than Tamamo can heal, even with her Fox's Wedding ability maxed. I am hoping that Leonidas can help with that, especially against single target NPs.
Thanks for the info Raven.