Hi guys – time to start rounding off my coverage of Opus VIII with the last major review of the set – earth. Perhaps I should have done earth earlier, to get some good groundwork down?
I’ve had a couple of people voice concerns that I’ve missed the boat or taken too long with the Opus VIII set review series, and while I’m thankful for any and all feedback, I just wanted to take a moment to address this & say that the reason that my reviews have come out significantly later than other content creators was that I didn’t want to make snap judgments about any cards, and I also wanted to make sure I’d had a chance to play all the cards in the set before making a judgement. Regardless, I will try and be a bit quicker for next set, if time allows. The last thing I want to do is to provide any rushed content or anything I wouldn’t consider up to par.
Less tarrying though, let’s get on with it!
Continue reading “Opus VIII Set Review Pt.6 – Earth”
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.
Our first Earth Legendary, Galuf! That effect seems awesome!