Second City: Mantis Clan

These cards were originally previewed on Kyuden Mantis Forums. Kyuden Kitsune Experienced is the Mantis box designed for honor.  The movement negation is a great trait.  The honor gain and starting honor is where I have issues with this box.  In a world where Dragon/Crane/Phoenix/Lion have dedicated honor runners, I…

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Forgotten Legacy: Moshi Sasako & Tsuruchi Nobukatsu

Today the last 2 Mantis previews were revealed on L5R.com FL countdown page.  First up is Moshi Sasako.  Thunder Shugenja with Naval is great but a 4/3 that doesn’t bow cards in her unit isn’t great (not like the new Phoenix Monk previewed yesterday) This is a favorite Mantis despite…

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Forgotten Legacy: Mantis, Pheonix, and Scorpion Cards from May 20th to May 23rd

First off, my apologizes to my loyal followers for the lack of updates this weekend.  The absence was unplanned so now I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.  All of these cards were originally previewed on L5R.com Forgotten Legacy countdown page. Part of the Path of Man Phoenix…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Mantis – Tsuruchi’s Legion

Greetings followers!  Today we get to discuss my favorite subject, the Mantis.  While I have dabbled in other clans during my time in L5R (Crane, Dragon, Brotherhood), the Isles of Spice and Silk will always be home.  Two characters brought me into the world of the Mantis, Yoritomo and Tsuruchi.…

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Before the Dawn: Mantis Clan Preview Analysis

These previews are near and dear to my heart, the Mantis clan.  These cards were originally previewed on themantisclan.com. Let’s start with this gorgeous Seductress, Yoritomo Sachina Experienced. Her ability is absolutely ridiculous.  Economic Warfare is back. Oh and she is Loyal and her base ability will not be copied.…

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Before the Dawn: Packaging Info

If you guys haven’t seen the new packaging, this is awesome; even more than The Dead of Winter. You’ll notice that the boxes have the Mantis and Crane, even though the starters for the set are only for the Crab, Phoenix, and Lion. According to the mothership, each of the…

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