I come to you to share my experience concerning Colette Du Bois and to have your opinions and feedback to know if you think she deserves an errata or not.
I have several 10enes of games with Colette as an opponent, I started Malifaux at the end of V2 with the Justice team, during this period I learned to play and did 2 or 3 tournaments.
At the start of V3 I continued to play with Justice and my friend to continue with Colette but the gameplay changed and this change was very disturbing because I couldn't find a solution to defeat Colette and the games all ended on defeats or ties (which was not the case in V2), I therefore continue to test other profiles with Justice but nothing changed lol.
I had in mind to play Misaki at the end of V2 and I must admit that the gameplay of V3 made me jump, so I bought the Misaki team with samurai, Fuhatsu and the 3 Dragons, I love the gameplay of this team and Misaki to a gameplay that looks a little like Colette (disappearance and reappearance). Since I played with this team against Colette, I was able to improve my number of equality and victory but it remains very very complicated and I have to win 1 game out of 4 (Reckoning strategy), So I think there is has too strong things at Colette.
I noticed that Colette makes half see 3/4 of the points of a complete game.
I tried several times the combined assassination on Colette but it has enormous defensive powers.
- Automatic defensive trigger Fade away which allows to reduce the damage by 2 then bury themselves (by the way, use an SS which allows to reduce up to 5 damage), I find it too strong because even if I shoot a red jocker to damage with Misaki for example, Colette only takes 2 damage and buries herself and remains untouchable for the rest of the tour. In my opinion this power is far too powerful.
- Serene countenance (negative draw on attack), I have nothing to say against that but this effect is cumulative with Distracted, which makes a big defensive advantage :).
Of course, once Colette is buried, she will remain so until the end of the turn, will choose to activate Colette last and this without movement penalty (unlike Misaki ^^), to play her turn by ending with a Sword trick, use an SS in order to have the trigger to bury yourself and continue like this every round while being untouchable.
I think the sword trick trigger is too powerful and allows you to be invulnerable (apart from some rare exceptions like death marshal recruiters who can attack people buried, improvement for the ten thunder "Masked agent" but this remains anecdotal and limited and in any case it requires coming to the corp à corp and Colette will end up buried with sword trick if she wishes).
Another thing, concerning Colette, she and her team often have the power don't mind me, I have nothing against that and it's part of the gameplay but I must say that with Colette's ability to disappear and reappear almost n matter or on the table (3 inches from a friendly figurine or a marker), this allows it to appear anywhere and come to remove enemy markers even if engaged, to place markers etc (especially with the Soulstone miner in the team lol) ...
I ask myself and ask you the question to know if this profile should not deserve a modification?
I do not find much on the internet because Colette is little played, I do not see her often in English and American tournaments, so difficult to have enough statistics and feedback ...
Sorry for my English but I use Google trad because I am very bad at English ...