Agreed. The second I read the new Lockdown ability, I knew it would be complete garbage. Even if they did something truly crazy like buff the bonus provisions to +20 instead of the measly +13 it currently has, I still don't think it would see much play. It probably needs another redesign.Well, i guess Lockdown is completely dead, if there was still any doubt.
I played it on day one of the update and it did quite well. Why? Because most players were afraid of the effect and used it R1 or R2, but the joke was on them... i actually wanted them do use their leader, to spawn the 2 agents because it was an agent deck for Fake Ciri finisher.
HOWEVER... now its absolutely impossible for Lockdown on high ranks, because 2 leader abilities that are dominating the meta completely screw Lockdown: Arachas and Lined Pockets. Why these 2? Since they have multiple charges, you can use your leader (of course if you go 2nd on R3, you likely wont get the chance), but never use that last charge, so their leader is efectively denying you only 1pt/charge.
Just did this as Lined Pockets (who is too good at abusing red coin and getting CA) to a poor lockdown player on ranked who was probably unaware of this filthy strategy and 2-0ed him, i even felt bad for the poor lad.