What's up, you guys?! It's the midcard part of the
calendar, so let's get over the hump with a previously
talked about card that got reprinted in this most recent
Little Witch, LuLu
Clan: Oracle Think Tank
[AUTO](Soul):When another of your grade 3 or greater
«Oracle Think Tank» is placed on (VC), you may call this
card to (RC).
[AUTO]:[Choose two «Oracle Think Tank» from your soul,
and put them into your drop zone] When this unit is
placed on (RC) from your soul, if you have an «Oracle
Think Tank» vanguard, you may pay the cost. If you do,
draw a card.
...normally made for CoCo and probably the most
popular starter for Oracle Think Tank these days, but is
it really justified to be used in every deck including
sub-clans? LuLu has 5,000 Power with an effect that
technically doesn't activate until the mid game. When a
Grade 3 is placed on the Vanguard Circle and she's in
the soul, she pops out of the soul and to the
rear-guard, and when she does, you get to, initially,
Soul Blast 2 to draw a card. This initially gives the
player a instant benefit as it nets an extra card just
for going into Grade 3. That and the fact that LuLu goes
to the rear-guard because of going to Grade 3 makes it
so that you gain a little bit extra field presence for
it. Also, the fact that Linchu can't do anything about
LuLu until you're at a Grade 3 makes it so that he has
to retire something else, which can be good or bad
depending on the situation. This does bring back my
question on whether you should just play LuLu in any
Oracle Think Tank style kind of deck (minus Tsukuyomi
for obvious reasons) or if there's room for other
starters for sub-clans or even other unmentioned
starters like Eclair (while she's a Battle Sister, she
is overlooked by Waffle)? Personally, while LuLu IS a
very good card as she adds cards to your hand, I always
had a soft side for starters that were specifically made
for their respective sub-clans like Waffle for Battle
Sisters, Lozenge/Sphere Magus and the such, and LuLu was
technically supposed to be made the same way...it's just
that she became so good that she basically grew out of
the Soulless Witches deck.
Overall, LuLu is deemed one of the best starters for
a reason, but don't let her overshadow the fact that
there are always others to use as well.
Art: 3/5 (Not sure how I should feel about little girl
Next Time: I'm thirsty...anyone have anything to drink?
Go Rogue...Go Pro!
...and DON'T be a Sackboy!!!