To speed things up a little bit I will give you the list of “Animalism“, “Auspex” and “Celerity” cards which are most frequently used in tournament winning decks. The number shows the number of decks where the retainer appeared (at least once) on Lasombra’s TWDA(as of 13/June/2008).
“Cats’ Guidance” at the top, I would have guessed that “Raven Spy” would be on the first place. Also surprisingly good are “Canine Horde” and “Army Rats“.
Not surprisingly the bleed bounce cards (and reduction!) cards are in the top five, with “Enhanced Senses” (+2 intercept) and “Eagle Sight” (cross-table intercept) completing the picture.
From my point of view there are some surprises here. I would have thought that “Psyche” and “Blur” would rank higher in the list.