Card draw simulator
|None. Self-made deck here.|
zovc · 92
Lola is my favorite investigator in Arkham, so I always find myself trying to make functional decks for her.
I like the idea behind this one. Studious is extremely powerful in that you also have 7 cards to mulligan, so you can see 14(+, if you hit weaknesses) cards while looking for your initial pieces. Probably from looking at the list, you can envision what setting up looks like for this deck:
Get Leo De Luca, Boxing Gloves, Bandolier, Tooth of Eztli, and Magnifying Glass into play ASAP. After that, you'll abandon those three classes and try to spend the rest of the game taking efficient/reliable actions in Mystic or Survivor. You get their defensive events, and don't have to sweat Crisis of Identity ruining your assets when you try to hold them up.
There is definitely room to tune the deck, but, the idea is pretty clearly outlined. The combination of Resourceful and Sharp Vision or Brute Force, along with True Survivor is probably more powerful than Improvised Weapon and Winging It, but would soak some experience. (Lucky! doesn't seem very critical, so that already frees up some room.)
We're not ever expecting to hit Spirit cards off of Boxing Gloves, because we're not expecting to fight in blue. But if you wanted to flex that way (with Vicious Blow or any of Nathaniel's events), you do have some cards to hit off of its trigger: Ward of Protection, Will to Survive, and Live and Learn. Personally, I don't think it's worth putting your assets at risk when Red and Purple can dish out quite a bit of damage on their own.
You're playing Leo De Luca and Will to Survive, so it's not outrageous to imagine you just use that to basic fight an enemy to death or pick up four clues with one turn. Lola's base stats are high enough that you might even be able to do Evades or Scenario skill tests using Will to Survive without needing any extra support.