Lianah Ld might not have seemed that great back in the day but I decided to take another look at her.
Well, not her chest that is *AHEM!*
Well, looking at Lianah Ld vs Taigo : Why choose Taigo over Gabrielle and her DR, or the Better Wall Fanny ? Also, looking at Dave, he pierces Dr, and all in all I'd rather have Fanny over Taigo.
In the 3 Spot there is decent competition, but not a terrible amount. Besides that, there is a good amount of walls in the 4 Star Lineup (Think Noland , Buck , and Shayna ). Frankly, I feel she fits in with her wall 4 Stars.
In the 3 Stars her biggest competitors are Gaia and Eugene . While Shaun is worth mentioning I feel his conditional effect is easily beaten by the low minimum attack Manip of Lianah Ld which is a NICE and SOLID minimum. Gaia is better, no doubt; but double trouble 3 Star Walls isn't terrible. Eugene is good, but gets more obvious to someone who can read their opponent well enough. Eugene has the flex, but Lianah has the wall and frankly, I like it when lined up with Dave, Noland , and Shayna or Buck .
I have to completely disagree with this, but in a polite way of course
While you bring up a great point with Taigo being kind of obsolete with the release of Fanny, and that Gabrielle has decent DR, I still don't see a reason to use Lianah Ld. Here's why...
Nanook- Becomes 10/4 with bonus, matches attack with Lianah at 4 pillz, gets 2 more per pill after that. Add in the extra damage and i'd use Nanook over Lianah any day. Not to mention she's immune to SOA
Eugene- Eugene has an extra 1/1 stats more than Lianah Ld and has a nice DR-like ability... Eugene > Lianah Ld
Gaia- Same deal as Nanook: has more attack than Lianah Ld after 5 pillz. If you really want attack manip then i'd use Gaia
+1 damage too
Ice Jim- I would most likely use Ice Jim over Lianah Ld if I ever had to go that low down on my 3* list. I personally value SOA over attack manipulation, and it's especially helpful since Ulu Watu don't have many good SOA cards (Lin Bee's courage doesn't help her and Zack kinda sucks)
George- Although George has that nice +2 life ability, it's personal preference.
Douglas- Lianah Ld > Douglas
Felicia- I used to love Felicia, and i'm not sure why, but i'd use Lianah Ld over her
Overall, I think Lianah Ld is a decent card, it's just that she's outclassed by her fellow 3*. She's fighting for the number 5 spot with George when it comes to 3* and there's no gamemode where having 5 3* makes sense (maybe in a coliseum?)
Anyway, this is just my opinion, and I respect yours
It doesn't even matter what her 3* competition is. The existence of Taigo alone is enough to render Lianah Ld pretty obsolete.
Taigo just gets more value for his star count. When you only have 25* to work with, upgrading Taigo to Lianah Ld has to justify dropping a star somewhere else. It simply doesn't.
That doesn't even take into account that Eugene, Nanook and Shaun have more impact in the 3* slot (and if you have to go any further than that, I don't think you're doing it right).
Maynstream87 already mentioned why she is not really good
Lianah ld biggest fault is in her damage, really
Ulu watu suffers in term of damage. their damage are really mediocre. they have heck load of wall cards, but at the end, life (damage) is the one that will gonna determine whether you win or lose
most of their 2 stars have 2 damages, none of the usable are able to deal 4 damages (except if you want to use orlando..).
most of their 3 stars have average of 4 damages. I have a hard time to KO enemy with ulu watu deck, and usually I need to win 3 rounds in order to win the game
imagine if you draw a 2233 ulu watu deck with lianah ld as the 3 stars.. it must be really sucks.
if lianah ld is 6/4, I will take her over many other cards for sure
with her stats right now, I will use all of usable 3 stars with 4 damage above over her (nanook, eugene, gaia, george, douglas, janice and shaun)
I am not a big fan of 3 damages for 3 stars. so I will not gonna use them (except kirk)
plus, 1 damage in exchange of 1 star is bad. 3 damages will not gonna help you anywhere, why not make it as 2 (and throw it away as a wall / to drain opp pillz), and then upgrade the 4 stars (their 4 stars are kinda shaky, SOA them and most of them suffer. numar 10/4, shanya only 8 power, eddie 10/3, jack 9/4) to 5 stars such as daddy jones, lulabee, serena, and stanly?
Their damage is not high but they have great life gap skills. Of course Eddie who can get a 9 life gap without fury with 10 power but also Dave 10/1 with +2 life and Numar 10/4 with +2 life
I don't like them in mono. The main card, Eddie, works on Heal. I think most people use Daddy Jones, Eddie, Noland, Shaun/Nanook, Eugene, Dave, Fanny and Spiaghi/Gabrielle
Spiaghi, Eugene and Daddy Jones are amazing cards but they all do DR (eugene not really but he gets life back when he loses) So sometimes it is easy to go to the max heal of Eddie. Add the life gain of Dave and Numar and sometimes you are on your max. Not a really big problem, but Eddie only has 3 damage so if you hit your maximum, that's annoying because you spend lots of pills on a 4* who only does 3 damage
I think Ulu is great in a halfdeck. Daddy, Eddie, Eugene, Dave all do great in halfdeck. I had good survivor runs with them + high damage clan (Fang Pi, Berzerk, Uppers, Allstars)
Lianah Ld also has the problem of low damage. Her damage won't be a huge problem when your other halfdeck has big damage. But even then she is useless because of the competition. 8/3 with +8 attack doesn't compete with 10/4, 10/5 and 9/4 DR. I would even put Gaia before Lianah