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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Second City: Effortless Counterattack

This card was originally previewed on L5R’s Facebook page. Swift Counterattack was a card that saw very little play.  Granted this actually has a better proactive action but I’m still not convinced.  It might get some early arc play though depending on how much taking additional action go on. The…

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Second City: Lion Clan

These card were originally previewed on the Castle of the Swift Sword Forums. No range attack for you!  Not that his reaction is really strong, but it is decent and it will get some use early in the arc.  Now him + Iron Will is going to be straight up…

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Second City: Katana of Fire Experienced

This card was originally previewed on L5R’s Facebook page. Another spell that creates a second attachment.  Katana of Fire Experienced creates a devastating blade to cut down (or burn) your enemies.  Interesting spell as there have been only a couple of cards that are Experienced and not unique.  Certainly good…

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Second City: Crab Clan

These cards were originally previewed on the Crab Clan Catastrophe Forum. What’s big, nasty, and something you don’t want to face on the battlefield?  HIDA! 8 Force for 10 Gold is bad enough but then DT decided to give it a PK action.  The only liabilities this card has is…

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Second City: Blade of Champions

This card was originally previewed on L5R’s Facebook page. Even with the odd gold cost, this card is great.  Kensei will be the deck will use this card and use it well.  The Kolat Informant “There is no escape from the Tiger.” @Kolat_Informant on Twitter

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Second City: Crane Clan

These cards were originally previewed on The Crane Clan Forums. Seems like every clan is getting a 10 gold personality.  This shugenja has a lot of good abilities.  Straightens a temple holding as an Open will certain help gold work.  The second ability, the main reason you’d want to play…

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Second City: Elite Sentry

The following card was originally previewed on L5R.com’s Facebook page. This is a monster of an attachment.  PK action + an ability to straighten the whole unit if it bowed.  Just be glad this is Unique. The Kolat Informant “There is no escape from the Tiger.” @Kolat_Informant on Twitter

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Second City: Spider Clan

The following cards were originally previewed on Shinden Fu Leng Forums. This guy looks more like a Crab Berserker than a Dark Paragon.  Still the ability to strip an opponent of cards in his fate hand is very strong.  His gold cost might be a deterrent though. Looks like Hotako…

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Second City: Overgrown Grove

This card was originally previewed on L5R’s Facebook page. Mantis have been clammering for a Forest region they can use for Kyuden Kitsune Experienced and here ya go!  The ability to send home an attacking unit is always a good action for a defensive based deck.  Discarding cards from the…

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