Continuing their offensive, the Bangers welcome two new recruits who are going to bring their rivals out in a cold sweat. Lennox with his impressive physique and Leila, the meanest dancer on the block. But beware, from their secret HQ the GHEIST are also hatching plans and can now rely on the clan’s new reinforcements, Toro and Luba.
Find these characters in the shop’s Cool Attitude, Danger and New Blood packs.
Well, if you read more carefully then you notice that I agree that Luba is a decent card, in my opinion she just isn't enough to ditch either Leviatonn or Bristone. Both cards have better utility and with Lubas damage being an average of most likely between 2 - 4 against halfway decent opponents, then I would prefer Z3r0 D34d for one star less. Same power, 4 damage, lower star count. Yes, Luba is a very decent card, but imho the other 3* options that GHEIST have are better.
As far as Toro is concerned, I did say that his power is good. But like you said yourself, sometimes lower power and higher damage is the better option. And being able to bluff/threaten 2-shots with Methane is a good way for GHEIST to draw some pillz or to finish a game quick. And 7 power isn't that low either. Of course I can't be sure that Toro isn't better than Methane, but I said that as well. I just think that being able to 2-shot is more threatening than having a wall in the deck. Toro or Methane is a close call, imho the only close call in these new cards.
Leila is imo pretty horrible. 4 power is just too low. She only lives because of the Bangers bonus, shut it down and she becomes a real liability and an open invitation. Especially when you have to play first against Nightmare. And Lennox, well, Bangers don't really need a 9 damage card, Bodenpowers 7 do it easily for more power.
And I didnt say we have to have ridiculous cards each time, all I said is that these cards are not on the same level
Toro would be better against Bangers and Ulu Watu than Methane, especially Blaaster as noted above. If you know what deck you are facing you could make the quick switch. Most other clans I agree that methane would do better, maybe Freaks is an exception.
Bangers had a powerful presence before this, so i'm not sure at this point in time if these new Bangers will change the ELO game much.
I'm sure a 6/9 card will have a good place in Type 2.
(especially when combined with Timber.) Over all i see Lennox as a Hammer clone(i use this title lightly), with more reliable ability, but 1 less base damage. Leila i saw immediately as an ok, but not great card, and pointed out to my own self that she would likely not make it into ELO, with abilities being important, 4 power just isn't good enough.
as for these Gheists, Luba is great, standard 3 star 7/2 damage = op damage card. maybe i'll put her into my next Damage = op damage deck . since it cannot be stopped, or even reduced by standard means, that 7 power might come handy.
I can see some potential, especially if combined with a reduction clan, so Bristone wouldn't be necessary.
Toro, i don't like...
maybe it's the 4 stars competing against Methane, but there are a lot of 4 star Gheist cards, it's hard to pick just 1 for ELO.
poor Nina gets no Love, because Sheitane, nearly identical card is 2 stars less.
Dr Saw, astounding 4 damage and +1 life per damage, is great, combined with stop op ability.(yet very little play)
Sigmund Cr too low power to be considered
and Erika, let's just not get into Erika.
but, there are right now, 3 good 4 star choices.
and 3 mediocre 4 star choices.(I'm sorry Nina...but there are better choices)
extra 4 star might make Mono more playable... maybe