I always feel it is nice to have a high damage or pill manipulating card to apply the freaks bonus. To make it more worth the pills.
Clover Really Solid deck that can take SoA and does not rely on the Freaks winning to win your game.
Plus you could win with any Freak and lose with Malicia. That's 6 damage to them and a potential 2 life gain from 2 cards.
I dont really think freaks work with high damage cards like leela, also shazam is better than hula, mostly because u pick hula if u're afraid of nightmares/piranhas, shazam deals with them even better. Also agaisnt other clans he's just monster compared to hula.