Dark Prophecies 34 - Lythite Coating
Spoiled by Kyle on 12/19/2012
It can extend the life of a King's Pride, but in my eyes, how is that better than just playing another King's Pride when the first runs out or gets blown up? If you're already playing four prides, sure, but at that point do you really need this card?
No, the real trick with this card is Mocking Armor.
While admittedly low on durability, it can still be attacked down by weapon-based heroes. However, until then, you can basically run out whatever you want for allies without much fear. These cards have pretty deadly potential.
What I would look out for is a Zoey Silversmith that targets armor. If that happens, what you have is the potential for a very powerful lockdown combo. My kingdom for a Jericho.
Before closing, one more interaction I'd like to note is a meltdown one. Lythite Coating can be played on Crescendo, increasing the odds of getting it off. Especially if Moonstalker is your hero, this could prove as an extremely powerful trick.
Rating: 6/10. Lythite Coating is a card essentially designed for Meltdown, and there it will shine. However, for constructed, it's lacking something to really get the full effect. While it's decent for shadow warriors that don't otherwise have access to protector, I feel like both sides would be much better off just playing The King's Pride instead. To make the lock strong, there needs to be another way to ramp up Mocking Armor's durability, preferably in ally form. While I don't intend to forget this card any time soon for future potential, right now, with what we've seen so far, it's just not good enough for inclusion.
Until next time,