Faithful Lumi

Faithful Lumi Card

Faithful Lumi is a 1 Mana Cost Common Neutral Minion Mech card from the The Boomsday Project set!

Card Text

Battlecry: Give a friendly Mech +1/+1.

Flavor Text

They're a little light-headed.

Faithful Lumi Card Review

“Cute card” of the set. Those usually cost nothing, but well, this one would be pretty broken at 0 mana. At 1 mana, however, it’s certainly below average. In theory, it’s a 1 mana 2/2 if you add Battlecry to the stats. But in order to get advantage of the Battlecry, you first need ot have another Mech on the board. Which makes it a terrible T1 play. Even 1 mana 2/1’s are bad right now, and 1/1 does basically nothing.

It’s a bit like a Rockpool Hunter for Mechs, but much weaker. 2/3 for 2 is playable on the curve, while 1/1 for 1 really isn’t. On top of that, if you add the stats, a 2 mana 3/4 would be broken – a 1 mana 2/2 is good, but not overpowered.

1-drops that you can’t really play on T1 aren’t usually best ones to put into your deck, especially if the deck is aggressive. In case of this one, the only real synergy I can see is the one with Upgradeable Framebot. 1/5 stat line is defensive, but not exactly threatening. If you make it a 2/6, or even 3/7 with two of those, now it can put much more pressure. In the mid game, however, you can just buff your stuff with Magnetize, which means that this card is useful only during a very small time frame, probably around Turn 2-4, assuming that you are able to stick a small Mech to the board. Both the 1/1 body and a +1/+1 buff gets irrelevant quite quickly.

Not the worst card ever, but doesn’t look very strong. It’s a bit like Shattered Sun Cleric – weak on-curve stats, okay early game Battlecry, but only if you have a Mech on the board (and you can’t really have one in case of Lumi, unless you Coin another 1-drop out).

Card rating: 3/10

10 Comments

  1. CounterPoint
    July 30, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Cards like this really show how broken rockpool hunter is.

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  2. Nidnam1252
    July 24, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    I think this card is underrated…

    In standard;
    —This could be great in an odd cost mech deck (if such a deck becomes viable)

    In Wild;
    —This provides another 1-drop Mech (currently Clockwork Gnome is the only one)
    —It combos great with Mechwarper on turn 2
    —It provides the bonus from 2 spare parts into 1 card (Armor Plating & Whirling Blades)

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  3. GlosuuLang
    July 24, 2018 at 3:25 am

    Your typical pack filler which will only be used in Arena. I generally don’t like one-drops which are bad T1 plays, although of course there’s exceptions like Arcane Artificer. 1/5 stars.

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  4. Brian
    July 23, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Underrated. Sure it’s not a card that you want to play on curve, but neither is equality. In a mech deck you pay 1 for 2/2. That’s not bad all things considered not to mention he’s a mech which for obvious reasons has big synergy this update. Yeah he’s not a 5 Star but he’s no 1 Star eaither.

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    • Stonekeep
      July 24, 2018 at 1:08 am

      Yes, but Equality has insane late game scaling. The later it gets into the game, the more big minions your opponent will likely have. This card has basically no late game scaling. It’s always a 1 mana for 2/2 of stats in the best case scenario. And in the worst case scenario, when you have no Mech to play it on (so nearly always on the curve, on Turn 1), it’s a 1 mana 1/1, which is just bad.

      1 mana 2/2 would be great IF you could play it on Turn 1. 1 mana 2/2 would always suck in any late game scenario, unlike the Equality you’ve mentioned. So sorry, but that’s a bad comparison.

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  5. Nickname23
    July 23, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Weak, because with a 1/1 statline, it’s a horrible Turn 1 play.

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  6. Jed
    July 23, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Think of this seeing as much use as that 2/1 that gave a minion +1 attack from frozen throne. Virtually none. 1.5/5

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    • GlosuuLang
      July 24, 2018 at 3:26 am

      That card has been actually used in Odd Pally, Odd Hunter and even Odd Rogue. This is worse, though.

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  7. Soup And Salad
    July 23, 2018 at 11:49 am

    For mech decks, it’s a 1 mana 2/2. Lumi is hardly anything awful and will probably see play in more aggressive mech variants. The only real issue with the card is that it’s a 1 mana card that doesn’t want to be played on turn 1.

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  8. Swayer
    July 23, 2018 at 10:41 am

    The ultimate card 😀

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