Bishop , when I saw this card, he reminds me of a stronger, scarier version of Oshitsune .
Decently fair comparison as Oshitsune is almost the same, but with one less power and no need for Mono and +1 Damage. But, Bishop is a Mono Exclusive card, unlikely to see play outside of Mono.
I get the feeling that while people might Player Ban this character once in a while, that he won't be a threat to any practical / smart players. Why?
---- If this card does make Mono Roots popular, they don't have stellar line-ups for Mono, they have Curlix , Yookie , Tuck , Bishop , Flora , Willow , Maybe Amani , and Maybe Gretchen for useable cards and Flora and Willow are well not that useful in the same hand.
Some might say that Gretchen is good / stable all around. She's only good if you win, just like Amani, and her true potential only shines if she gets her ability, otherwise , you just scored an average hit, and probably had to slap down a few extra pills to do so. Add in that Gretchen is a Life Manip card in a life manip clan, which can be worked around in Mono. not as easily out of Mono, unless dedicated.
Well, Rico, sure, he'll be slipped in with Curlix(3) , Yookie(3) , Tuck(4) , Flora(2) , Bishop (4) , Rico (3) , Ellie (3) , Mikan Moose (2 ) [[Also ideal lineup]]
But then you're stuck with an about average line-up and you'll be squeezed for space.
Do I think this card will really impact Roots? At best, maybe, but probably not.
Do you think he will? I'd love to hear!
If you really think people wouldn't run a Half Deck with two beastly all stops, an SOA attack manip and a Pseudo DR with SOA then you're joking right?
And plenty of clans can make good 3* , 3* , 3* , 2* Mixes
Or a good 4* , 3* , 2* , 2*
Or even still a 5* , 2* , 2* , 2* ((Hint : PCats have a great 2 Star Line Up!!! ))
11* or 14* aren't half decks. True they consist of 4 cards, which is half of 8, but in terms of stars, one "half" is rather too much bigger than the other "half" to call either of them "half". I see what you mean, it is an issue of naming
Anyway, I agree peeps would run 2 beastly all stops, which is why I suggested ban Curlix who is way more OP than Shakra. And the appearance of your Shakra will only happen a tiny portion of the time.
If you want to talk about Roots bans/unbans, there's a thread elsewhere now, but I'll just say that Lou would be a fairer unban than Shakra and you certainly couldn't allow both unbanned anyway so Shakra is a moot point. But you can easily argue Shakra should return and Curlix should go