Sage-saint Mentor of Black Lacquer, Isabelle
Sage-saint Mentor of Black Lacquer, Isabelle

Sage-saint Mentor of Black Lacquer, Isabelle
– #V-BT11/004EN (VR)

[CONT](VC):If your opponent’s vanguard is grade 3 or greater, you perform both of the effects for “perform one of the effects”. [AUTO](VC/RC):When placed, look at three cards from the top of your deck, and put them on the top of your deck in any order. [ACT](VC)1/Turn:COST [Counter Blast (1)], choose one of your unit’s [AUTO] abilities with “when placed”, and activate it. If your opponent’s vanguard is grade 3 or greater, all of your front row units get [Power]+10000 until end of turn. (Does not mean cost and conditions of that [AUTO] can be ignored)
Date Reviewed: November 23, 2020

Rating: 2.75

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Reviews Below:

Saikyo's Avatar

It’s…interesting, I’ll give you that. Lacks a lottery but works to re-use other rear-guards’ lottery (but only if they happen to be on RG circle, so you can’t just put down Leo-pald and then use Isabelle, because Leo-pald’s lottery is VG circle only).

I gotta be honest, being able to re-use a lottery is not really the most appealing thing. The only thing that could maybe recoup losses is Afflated Lemur, and that’s a promo not out in English yet. Some of those lottery effects require costs themselves, and since Isabelle doesn’t ignore costs, no-one, unless they’re desperate, would pay CB2 for a +1 or a guard restrict. It’s nice that Isabelle resolves both effects but otherwise without any decent way to recoup your costs, the deck is going to struggle to regularly use its skills and not be outpaced.

Isabelle’s only as good as her best targets to use her skills. Wait for Lemur’s English release before you even think about taking her to Worlds or some shit.


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