Comment by: Nakamasama
Added: 7 hours ago
Honestly considering Midnight Revels instead of Art of War, as reusable bow seems pretty good in comparison to a one time 3 cards.
Comment by: Akodo Yama
Added: 14 hours ago
How important was Talisman of the Sun to your games? Would switching this up for SoV work?
Comment by: Cannister
Added: Yesterday
Contrats on the win again Mike. Awesome write up - always cool to read through the thoughts of others in this game.
Comment by: Daidoji Sumiteru
Added: Yesterday
To see my writeup of the deck and my matches at the event, see here - https://www.bushibuilder.com/l5r/deck/?deck=afab96e0-3175-11e9-8419-020c407d2d9d&public=y

Great event, thanks Brandon!
Comment by: PhoenixFox
Added: 2 days ago
Edited: 2 days ago
-3 seal of crane
-2 defend your honor
-1 imperial storegouse
+1 miya library
+ favor package
change role to seeker of void

seal isn't needed. masters are best on hitomi \ raitsugu, seals introduce 3 card com [continue reading]bo that dies to let go into seal, which is unreliable. Also defends are while cool are less cool than censures. Now testing favor package and miya library. Card draw is pretty good in deck.
Comment by: Daidoji Arcanis
Added: 3 days ago
Thanks that makes perfect sense I'll have to try that
Comment by: Daidoji Sumiteru
Added: 3 days ago
So, I'm obviously just using it for the Favor. I'm betting that a lot of the meta will be Scorpion and Phoenix based on the prevalence of both in the area, and I think Hantei the 38th and Kanjo District will be serious issues in each deck respectivel [continue reading]y. Also, nothing hurts like having Yoshi turned off. So I think 1 fate for 2/3rds of a Palace is more than worth it. It's also a 3/3 to defend Shameful Display with for cheap, though I think that's a marginal use.
Comment by: Daidoji Arcanis
Added: 3 days ago
Why the Ancient Masters? You only have the 1 tattoo card and surely there are better options for imperial favor fishing?
Comment by: UnknownHinin
Added: 4 days ago
Yeah. Makes since for sure. I’m waiting for Jigoku to get back up and running. I have a duelist deck I want to try. Your deck has some interesting food for thought things going on with it. I’d be curious how it does. If you get a sec maybe post y [continue reading]our thoughts of it after a few game. Have fun. I think this whole dueling thing is gonna be a blast.
Comment by: Cathal
Added: 4 days ago
I played the keeper role for the extra splash btw. I wanted those kakita blades
Comment by: Cathal
Added: 4 days ago
Thanks UnknownHinin. I may well do that. Seems obvious but i wanted to force a few more courtiers in there. It's pretty nice to win the void ring and bring in the initiates for the extra bodies and the extra glory
Comment by: UnknownHinin
Added: 4 days ago
I feel with you having the keeper role that having no keeper initiates in the deck is not a good thing. Maybe switch to seeker or find room for them. It just they really are great to have. I’ve played keeper for a while now and getting them out for [continue reading] a wider board and snagging favor can really help. Hope that helps.
Comment by: Cathal
Added: 4 days ago
This is an experimemtal deck by an intermediate player that focuses on dueling. Feel free to play it. Feedback would be welcomed. Otomo Courtier already feels like it needs replaced. Any suggestions for this would be greatly appreciated.
Comment by: KuniSolzon
Added: 4 days ago
Is seeker of earth really giving you enough to not want keeper initiates
Comment by: KuniSolzon
Added: 4 days ago
Is seeker of earth really giving you enough to not want keeper initiates
Comment by: RoninRosko
Added: 6 days ago
Interesting stuff. Thanks for the write up. I'm keen to give this a try.
Comment by: Arumvorax
Added: 1 week ago
Never a time during any of the games where I wanted to buy Agasha Shunsen, Swordsmith feels useful every buy. Doomed and Initate are staples, but was surprised that Mendicant is even showing good effect when bought. I like both Adept & Prodigy, but [continue reading] think both in deck, limits space too much. Investigator, Raitsugu and Troll are huge to play, all effect the game in huge ways. The 4 and 5 buys worked well, with only the Visionary being very situational.

I completely dislike 1x card philosophy unless you have a tutor ability, not sure if Swordsmith alone is enough for Diasho & Method. I got value out of all the attachments & never had Swordsmith fail a draw. Characters did well, I like the 8 slot amount. Have played with 5/6 slots spent on them. Only 2 games with not having 1 in hand after draw (and last one was vs Restrict Card Draw Lion). Mirumoto's Fury was good, but doesn't feel like an outstanding restricted. MAHO! The remaining events felt good, but the attachment removal is light (feels like needs Mystics on Dynasty side)
Comment by: Hida Zakamo
Added: 1 week ago
I like the idea of you scorpion splash I'm just curious about why you chose the cards you did?
Comment by: jairoe03
Added: 1 week ago
@Elth it is not better as long as Assassination exists. So, if you have Forged Edict coverage and you are confident you do not need that cancel for anything else, by all means, put a fate on a 2-cost character, but having characters where you investe [continue reading]d a total of 2 fate forces decisions on opponent and spreading out value is ultimately the key (because addressing one with a card isn't very high impact).
Comment by: Hida Honk
Added: 1 week ago
That's what I guessed. Thank you!
Comment by: Imthewhiterabbit
Added: 2 weeks ago
Oops, sorry, I meant plagiarist ;). Yeah the illusionist can be a life saver :). I usually put 1-2 fate on him. Should I just get him in when he is needed without any fate?
Comment by: Velietha
Added: 2 weeks ago
Single invitation and outwit.... OP brotha
Comment by: Oni no Dave
Added: 2 weeks ago
Soshi Illusionist really is just a 1 Mil / 3 Pol body for 2 Fate which can save your life if you need it. As for Scorpion Discord, that I can't tell you. I do not know how.
Comment by: Imthewhiterabbit
Added: 3 weeks ago
How is shiori and the shugs working for you?
Comment by: Imthewhiterabbit
Added: 3 weeks ago
Edited: 2 weeks ago
Could you specify how to play the illusionist? Also, how can I get into the scorpion discord?
Comment by: Shakiko
Added: 3 weeks ago
@Hida Honk: extra money from revealing Air provinces. Phx is expensive, so every penny helps, esp in 2 or 3 turn games.
Comment by: Hida Honk
Added: 3 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing the list. One question from a Crab player... Why seeker of air instead of keeper of air? Just for C5F?
Comment by: CKlink
Added: 3 weeks ago
Edited: 3 weeks ago
Ok, it's what i changed after my last testing session. Thank you
Comment by: Szuturon
Added: 3 weeks ago
Modified version of my first Elemental Championship deck. I have no idea how many Phoenix players are showing up at this one so I swapped out one Kikuyo for a Collector for a little more attachment hate without removing a conflict character.
Comment by: Handsome Dan
Added: 3 weeks ago
@CKlink, the Deathseeker was supposed to be Implacable Magistrate.
Comment by: CKlink
Added: 3 weeks ago
Just a question. I want to add Imperial Magistrate back in the deck. What would you remove ? Honored General ? 1x tactician apprentice ? Something else ?
Comment by: CKlink
Added: 3 weeks ago
Very nice version ! I love it, ty and congratz for your Hatamoto title. You deserve it.
Comment by: Turtle_Dude
Added: 3 weeks ago
Have you considerd swapping all 3 grasps for 1 fishboi or another clarity. And you may also consider runing 1 or 2 Indomitable will. That would go well with your theme.

I would also think exploring around the 2 cost market for a Truths [continue reading]eeker or something along those lines might be ok. And maybe sub shomon for a troll and another kudaka?

Just some thoughts. Good luck
Comment by: TZMCKP
Added: 3 weeks ago
Any general advice for running the deck? What you put under your stronghold and what you mull for?
Comment by: Foxtrot Four
Added: 3 weeks ago
Grasp of Earth doesn't stop fish bois...
Comment by: Stitchdoctor
Added: 3 weeks ago
Dragon x2 Unicorn x2, Crab (same player twice, including finals), Phoenix dishonor
Comment by: Akodo Grimardi
Added: 3 weeks ago
I like this deck. Gratz for your top8 in Phoenix!
Comment by: fleepa0
Added: 3 weeks ago
Censures are a bit unreliable but they can be fine in the deck. The main reason i dont include any is just that i cant find the deckspace for them.
Comment by: Dydra
Added: 3 weeks ago
I like this deck more than the one that took the Kotei =) The Hurricane Punch and Uona is a nice mini-combo ;)
Comment by: Miniindahouse
Added: 3 weeks ago
Just wondering what your opinion on censure/s in a deck like this
Comment by: JeremiahBlitz
Added: 3 weeks ago
The plan is to replace Oguri with the new Yasuki guy when CotE is released for the free character and 1-cost attachments so he has a lifespan of maybe another two weeks in the deck :) I actually don't have any issues not running Banzai. Key For Shame [continue reading]! targets will mostly have more than 4 military anyway for the bow (and maybe 2 glory on the dis-honor) but it has more versatility then a straight +4 mil pump. Most of the time I am looking to either just win conflicts to build on resource with rings or just stop breaks to get to that turn 4 sweet spot where the deck really shines.
Added: 3 weeks ago
If I could fit 3 Tenkinja I would. But I think a third FG would actually be the 41st card over them. They are very important. We often have lots of extra honor. But not enough fate. I don’t even run assassination so even moreso I have extra honor a [continue reading]s a resource. In the top 8 stream, my game against Handsome Dan, I literally did not mulligan a single card vs him. Tenkinja was one of those cards and it definitely saved my ass. I got Kisada turn one and just defended vs the HMT lion as best I could for a bit. Turn 2 I got the Tenkinja. Dan Goblin’d my last fate away and if I didn’t have Tenkinja to play Fight On I would have probably lost a few provinces that turn.
Comment by: Blackheartz
Added: 3 weeks ago
How important is Mantis Tenknja for this deck? Have you considered running Miya Mystics instead for some attachment control?
Comment by:  Aethusium
Added: 3 weeks ago
To be completed during next WE :)
Comment by: Javo
Added: 3 weeks ago
Nice Deck!

Definetly try to include the third Oguri. That extra covert makes the difference and can be a pain in the ass in defense in you attach him a watch commander.

Btw, don't you struggle without Banzai? To get the extr [continue reading]a puss in military?
Comment by: fleepa0
Added: 3 weeks ago
Edited: 3 weeks ago
The conflict deck has 19 spells, so hit rate for maidens is pretty nice, and even if it fails i always assume they were on the bottom of my deck, so at least i have the info i am not drawing them now.

Regarding the 1x Uniques, all of th [continue reading]em can be considered flex slots, i just went for variety since i think they have a niche where they work and other times they are just not worth it, so you dont want to be seeing multiples of them.

Kaede didn't see any play as sadly she never showed up (maybe once, but i could not play her)

Tetsu is a character that i have been playing 1x since before worlds, and it´s the most reliable of them and becomes a bomb with the rigth board. Also not being a shug is actually a plus in the mirror, since you can pump him without fear of AtW. (He did not see play this tournament though, but previous experience is in favor of keeping him)
Comment by: Anonymous
Added: 3 weeks ago
what clans did this go against at EC?
Comment by: Hida Zakamo
Added: 4 weeks ago
Congratulations on your top 8 in Phoenix. It's great to see crab doing so well.
Comment by: tzeentchling
Added: 4 weeks ago
Edited: 4 weeks ago
I've been playing a version of this lately and it's a ton of fun. I actually think Fire Tensai Initiate has a home here too, since turning a 0/0 into a 6/6 is arguably the best possible target for Ancestor's Strength. But I'm curious what your thou [continue reading]ghts are on the Phoenix mirror. I believe it's unfavored, simply because Tadaka is such a powerhouse and turning off your stronghold makes you much weaker. Including Ready For Battle in the conflict deck though is a great response to Against the Waves being played on your shugenja.
Comment by: tzeentchling
Added: 4 weeks ago
Finished 5-1 at the Phoenix Kotei, Jan 26-27 2019. Placed 3rd overall on day 1 and got me Hatamoto status. Unfortunately lost in the top 8 round one when I didn't flip anything higher than a 2-drop for three turns in a row.

Pretty stan [continue reading]dard, though Yasuki Oguri did reasonably well and I wasn't ever unhappy with him. Covert is a good keyword, turns out. The 1-of Censure occasionally came up and works decently well, but it will probably be replaced with the duel-cancel when that comes out.