So, I’ve been pretty quiet recently due to the Opus VII launch and trying out a tonne of brews myself – hopefully other content creators have managed to keep you occupied while I’ve been absent! I figured it was time to get the ball rolling again with a full set review of Opus VII – I wanted to leave it a little while to see the set in it’s entirety rather than jumping the gun to get a legends review out early (because holy shit, I was so so so wrong about Minfilia last time..)
This is going to be a fairly long article, so pop the kettle on and let’s get into it. I’m just gonna be writing a short bit about each card, and I won’t be putting a rating against them as I feel they’re pretty arbitrary.
It’s my Opus VII community spoiler!
Checking out Kolka at a glance, he’s a straight up faster version of Mog (MOBIUS), and gives you a bit of name variance if you need it for your backup line, with the downside of not being able to self-break to clear up backup space.
To his advantage, Kolka can search a staggering amount of good cards, Earth is an element renowned for having sturdy, powerful forwards (Cecil, Dadaluma and Wol spring to mind immediately, but you can also search for things like PSICOM Enforcer or Raubahn if you need to toolbox removal. You could even search out the new Noctis to turn the game around when you’re on 6 points of damage!)
As he’s a searcher, there’s not a huge amount to write about him, as his real strength comes from what he can search rather than what he does himself. As I do with Merlwyb in Mono Water & Ysayle in Mono Ice, I’d tentatively try Kolka as a 1-of just to bring the consistency of your deck up a bit, especially as he’s a soft 2 CP card, which doesn’t even make him that bad to play early.
I’m rating him a “Blow an Airhorn and search Dadaluma” out of 10.
Some more spoilers – I’ve been a bit lax on posting these lately, sorry. They’ve been coming so fast it’s difficult to keep up, so decided to do them in one go! I haven’t posted the Japanese language spoilers or obscured text spoilers, but you can find them elsewhere.
Updated spoiler post is here.
The real question for Opus VII, do chocobos go “kweh” or “wark”?