Pojo's Harry Potter Card of the Day
Lapifors - Diagon Alley
Choose 1 of your opponent's creatures in play and discard
it. Then search your deck. You may take a creature card
from your deck, show it to your opponent and put it
into your hand. Then shuffle your deck.
Average Rating: 3.42
(based on 6 reviews)
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|Anyone looking at this card will first
note that the picture shows a rabbit. That should be fair warning
that this card is something to watch out for. In the game of Harry
Potter, bunnies are mean. In this case, for the cost of only one
more lesson than the old standby, Incarcifors, we get to not only
snuff the creature of our choice, but we also get to fetch a creature
from our deck and put it into our hand. Kill your Fluffy, and go
get mine. Cool! The only problem I have with this card is that it
is worthless against creatureless decks, which already have a strong
presence in the game. If you compare this with Scribblifors, which
is useful against all decks, this drawback is clear. However, despite
the narrowness of this card, it is so strong against other creature
decks, that I always try to fit one into my red/brown deck designs
that feature large creatures. Putting any more than that in probably
is too high a risk, unless you absolutely know that your opponent
will be playing with creatures. In that case, put as many as you
|Since creatures is the main metagame
currently, this card is ok
but, most creature decks run Lost
Notes/Picking on Neville, so getting to 7 lessons is easier said
than done. But, if you do get to 7 lessons, this card is great.
You get rid of one of your opponents cards, and you gain one in
your hand. That saves you an action of drawing the creature, and
saves you from losing cards from your deck. Also, since this requires
the same amount of lessons as Welsh Green Dragon, you can kill one
of your opponents cards, grab Welsh, and boom, 6 damage
|Hmmm. This card is a quite good upgrade
from Incarifors. For only one more power you can search you library
for one creature card which is quite an useful ability. However
if they don't play creatures you can't lay it and search for a creature
so it will just sit in your hand forever doing nothing. This card
which has a quite limited scope of play is normally not worth playing
unless your deck is weak against creatures and you like to find
a big creature that can swing the game for you such as a dragon,
troll or Squid. If you don't play creatures and need some creature
control for transfiguration play Incarifors or better yet Diffindo
|Lapifors? What kind of name is Lapifors?
Did they just want it to rhyme with Incarcifors? Who thinks of these
things? Anyways, sorry about that. Now when this card first came
out, everyone was all about putting this card in their deck and
lately no one puts this card in their deck, and why the heck not?
Not only does this card get rid of your opponents peskiest creature
it lets you pull your most feared creature from your deck. Hello?
Advantage you!!! Now image your opponent has a Hebridean Dragon
out and you use this and then put your Hebridean Dragon out, that
is 14 damage swing, cause you're taking 7 lesson and they are taking
7 more. I suggest Lapiforing as much as you can because its like
a Incarcifors/Mysterious Egg all in one. Sounds like a bargain to
|7 power is a tough reach unless you
are playing for big creatures and have your deck built to climb
the power ladder fast. But the part of this card that really bothers
me is that it is only useful if your opponent is playing creatures
too. Granted when I have used this card in the past and "It
Rocked!" But I like the idea of cards getting creatures without
the depending on your opponent's cards like Halloween Feast.
|This is a great step up from Incarcifors.
For one more power, not only do you kill one of their creatures,
but you get to look for any old creature you want. You could search
for a Doxy and use your second action to kill off another creature.
Or just go for the beef and bring out your big bad Dragon or whatever.
A lot of people are running creatures, but a lot of people prefer
to go for the universal denial like Picking on Neville, etc. I've
seen this card used in conjuction with decks that only have a few
big creatures and that works fairly well so that you don't have
to rely on drawing it.
|When this card was released with the
Diagon Alley set, it became an instant favourite amongst the online
Apprentice community as most players were using creatures. For a
cost of 7, this card gives you a nice card advantage as it not only
lets you remove any of your opponents' creatures, but lets you search
for the right creature. Perhaps you need doxy to remove those annoying
cheap creatures, or Hebridean Black Dragon to finish someone off,
this card can come in handy.
Despite the obvious advantages, this card can be VERY risky to play.
First of all, you have to hope that your opponent is using creatures,
and if not then you will be very stuck. You also have to hope that
in this "era of denial", it may take a long time for you
to reach the 7 power mark.
Personally, I don't like cards that rely on your opponent running
a certain type of deck, so a much better option would be Scribblifors.
Rating: 3.5 (Guest Reviewer's ratings are not added into the average.)