For a long time I have struggled with Kobal. There was just something about the Prince I couldn’t wrap my head around and now I think I know what it is.
Kobal is presented as a champion of wit. His Servitors Attunements are reminiscent of cartoon humor (which presents its own problems, but that’s a topic for another time). However, I think the true heart of the Superior is in his Band Attunments.
In spite of the veneer of cleverness and humor, every single one of is about being hurtful. I don’t want to find hurtfulness funny. I don’t want to make hurtfulness funny. And with those two strikes “against” me, I cannot play an effective Kobalite.