Baseline is commons & uncommons only, yes. This is a good competitive level for her, my Alesha & Traxos trounced all over the dinos so I'm glad I could hit a sweet spot here. We actually have a few that play, one is on "imperial animar" so there I would go all in, gloves come off.
Yes. Fire Covenant is the best! A bit painful against large creatures but so so good!