Emperor Edition: Phoenix Clan Previews

These previews were extracted by our informants within The Phoenix Clan Forums: Up first is one of the Henshin, Asako Niou.  His a cheap Void Monk.  Not much else to right home about but the Void keyword might turn out to be the useful part on him. Welcome to the…

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Emperor Edition: Phoenix Clan Strongholds

Today on L5R.com, Duncan MacPhail spoiled the 4 Phoenix Clan Strongholds in Emperor Edition: This stronghold is for the Elemental Destruction theme and it was also the demo deck stronghold.  Since I already have a review of that one, I will just move on with this note.  It was also…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Phoenix – Order of Chikai

The Shiba family have been the Yojimbo of the Elemental Masters (and other powerful Phoenix Shugenja) since the Dawn of the Empire. The theme, in CCG terms, has been used off and on for many years.  The problem with the theme is the consistency.  What I mean by that is,…

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Second City: Phoenix Clan

These cards were originally previewed at Gisei Toshi Phoenix Forum. The Phoenix typically don’t get many Courtiers.  This personality has a nice ability on a fragile body.  Four chi is awesome but being only a Courtier doesn’t really hit any the themes previewed. When did Merlin join the Phoenix?  His…

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Forgotten Legacy: Asako Karachu & Shiba Sawaken

Phoenix personalities are the previews from L5R.com FL countdown page.  First up is Asako Karachu, a simple Monk with a simple trait, after he bows, straighten him.  While this ability may seem simple, it is quite powerful.  He laughs at control cards that bow him and he can use cards…

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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: Phoenix – Inquisitors

Ah, no one expects the Phoenix Inquisition.  This theme has many cards in Before the Dawn (and as a Kolat boy am I scarred). Let’s go over some history here.  The Inquisitors are an extremely new theme.  Before Celestial Arc, they had a total of 3 cards.  During Celestial, Phoenix…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Asako Heiwa, Akodo Kobi Exp, Brothers in Battle and Too Close to Home

My apologize for rant day yesterday.  We all get worked up over stuff at times.  That is one reason I took a break during Celestial. First up is L5R.com countdown BtD preview and wow am I impressed. Akodo Kobi Experienced is very expensive for Lion at 9 gold but she…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Shiba Jouta Experienced

This preview comes from the mothership, Shiba Jouta Experienced. This yojimbo is quite strong.  The stat line is OK (a 4/4 for 9 gold and only 2 personal honor). His ability is quite strong.  A Range 5 Attack does kill a lot of stuff.  Being able to perform that at…

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Before the Dawn Preview: Phoenix

As a Kolat, I don’t know whether to be angry by the fact that Phoenix are now hunting Kolat, Ninja and Shadowlands peeps or to be happy that this may lead to more story time for the Kolat. No one expects the Phoenix Inquisition! Let’s start off with the Stronghold,…

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