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Favored Niece

Favored Niece

Favored Niece

Type: Character
Cost: 3
Military Skill: 2
Political Skill: 2
Glory: 2
Clan: Scorpion
Action: Choose and discard 1 card from your hand – draw 1 card. (Limit twice per round.)
Not once in her life had she needed to ask twice.
Deck: Dynasty
Number: 102
Illustrator: Wen Juinn
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Her stats are pretty bad.  Even the 2 Glory - I usually argue against the opinion that high glory is bad, but on a Scorpion Courtier, it is.


That ability is so good though.  It's almost as good as card draw, especially if your deck has a lot of situational 1x and 2x cards, which is totally viable in Scorpion.

Cycling 2 per turn will be a lot stronger if we get conflict tech that plays from the discard, or more recursion. Otherwise, this card does not make the cut, in my opinion.

Currently she works nice in 2x based conflict decks. Lets you include powerful cards like Blackmail, Ambush, I Can Swim, Unassuming Yojimbo and such (plus splash, singles and silver bullets) and rotate your hand when needed. So you play a ton of conditional cards that are more powerful than regular 0-1 cost cards only when the specific condition is met and, when not likely, remove them to get something else.


Of course, she makes no use in 0 cost focused conflict decks, as each card is as useful as the previous one, and there is no real gain cycling your hand.

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