It's like a smartphone, but in your clothes.
Any card that says "the other player can't score points" is worth looking at.
Lakshmi Smartfabrics introduces an amazing new mechanic for constructing HB decks, particularly horizontal decks with many remotes. Thought purple was the only team not spamming assets? Maybe not for long...
Few cards have had "Whenever you Rez" triggers up to this point - Spark comes to mind, but not much else. These are powerful because of the "instant speed" at which you can trigger them.
Lakshmi fits well within asset- and upgrade- heavy builds (remember that Upgrade-a-palooza deck from the early cycles?), particularly with the following:
You might be skeptical about Lakshmi, but I guarantee you this is a must-trash card when you see it as the runner. It can pull off some incredible combos:
Lakshmi and Advanced Assembly Lines are installed, AAL is unrezzed, and you have an Advanced Concept Hopper (or any 4/2) and another asset (let's say Adonis) in-hand. 1st Fast Track another Hopper; 2nd Install a Hopper in a new remote, 3rd advance. At the start of the runner's turn, you rez AAL, trash AAL to install Adonis, rez Adonis to gain 2 Lakshmi counters. If they run HQ or the ACH, spend two counters to reveal ACH, protecting both your hand and your remote. Runner feels weird, reads Lakshmi again, draws some cards and passes turn. Score.
You're running Gagarin with a Lakshmi with 2 counters on it. You have a New Construction in HQ and Fast Track a second one. Maybe the runner runs your hand - spend Lakshmi counters to defend both agendas. Now with no counters, your next turn is 1st Install New Con in a new server; 2nd adv New Con and install an asset, 3rd same thing. Runner runs New Con, rez both assets, spend 2 counters and defend. Next turn score. Hell, 3 New Cons and a Lakshmi could very easily chain themselves together with minimal support. You would just need cards to rez. Which you have because you're Gagarin.
It may look janky on paper, but so did that spastic Hayley Cachemeleon deck, and that crap wins tourneys.
The absolute bane of this card is Film Critic. And Hacktivist Meeting. Because a lot of people run Critic, you gotta back this up with Snatch and Grab.
Also, I bet anyone 5 that Jesminder's Mirrormode clothes came from Lakshmi. Prove me wrong, bro.