I've given up even trying anymore. Nothing works. Gowen = too fast, hard hitting. Lawtia = SP killer + Kp costsing 2 SP to use (which means I'll never use it before my SP gets taken). Falkow = end game domination, which I thought was supposed to be Refess's strength. Seriously, I give up.
I did have a relative success using rafess EX card. i find them overall good. not quite the boost rafess needed to become a power house again, but enough to get Rafess from the edge of the cliff and back into the game.
I am more terrified of light that leave no shadow then of darkness i't self.