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