The ruler of the Balduvian hordes, her presence
inspires her troops to battle, to the tune of
+2/+2 and Haste. That's a big boost, putting
many of her followers out of range of things
like Last Gasp or Pyroclasm, and the Haste
ensures that you can always make combat tricky
for your opponent, with an extra creature to
figure into the math. However, from a tournament
point of view, she's just a 3/3 for 5 herself,
and so that Last Gasp would be better aimed at
Lovisa herself. And you could pick three
creature types out of a hat and come up with
three that make more difference in most
tournament formats. But everybody loves a good
Tribal war, and as the first Barbarian enabler,
Lovisa is bound to make a lot of people happy.
I'm waiting for the Lovisa/Sosuke fanfictions.
Three three THREE lords in one! The Coldsnap
lords have a problem. They boost your opponent's
creatures too. For odd tribes that wouldn't be a
problem. However, berserker, warrior and
barbarian are all fairly common creature types.
Warriors especially exist in all colors. That
being said, +2/+2 and haste is a big boost.
Lovisa can be a lord to a whole deck and it need
not focus on just one creature type. 5 mana may
seem like a lot to pay for this sort of thing,
but once you've dropped some 8/8 trample haste
Arctic Nishobas, you'll understand how good she
can really be.