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Re: splahes

Postby Matrim » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:18 am

Thanks for that 'extra' confirmation that I will post over in ffg. Reiga is frequent over there as well so perhaps he could confirm..

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Re: splahes

Postby Kakita Shiro » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:36 am

I will say that the judges are not all qualified or 100% perfect at all times. My friend was hurt by an improper judge ruling (though in fairness to the judge, my friend also failed to challenge it). I would not expect FFG's volunteer judges to have caught something like that after the second 11 hour tournament they had to judge in two days.
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Re: splahes

Postby Doji Makoto » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:55 am

That's true. Even Reiga lost one game because the judge made a mistake while counting honor.
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Re: splahes

Postby Dare » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:42 pm

Matrim wrote:I would use her except I find the lack of courtier causes difficulty sometimes which is why i may replace with whisperer just for the extra chance of having one around.

Whisperer should already be a 3 of in all your decks.

On a similar issue is Political Rival worth it as a conflict card? That 3 makes me wince especially as it is a 4 is you want to take advantage of the covert(without using unbow to get it out same turn). I have (at most recent count) 13 cost 1 cards in Conflict and dont fancy more. The defensive advantage of suddenly dropping a 6 political defender is certainly useful but that cost...


She doesn't cost extra to utilise her covert. You don't ONLY have to play conflict characters into the conflict. You can also play them in the action windows that are between conflicts during the conflict phase. So you can play her, then declare an attack with her.

As for if she's worth it, she's 3 cost for a 6 strength political that has 0 pies, so the 6 str can't even be reduced by being dishonoured. She's well worth it. Would you pay 3 cost for her if she was sat in a province? If so, she's worth it to be played from hand as well.



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There's a very strong argument that she can't use her ability effectively on the defense, due to the way the ring effects are worded. She can still trigger, but there's a good potential that due to the lack of "as if you were attacker" wording, that she actually doesn't do what it looks like she should do. I would wait for official feedback before jumping to a conclusion one way or the other.

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Re: splahes

Postby Matrim » Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:14 am

Thanks dare, I did not realise you could drop in action phases which does make a big difference.

Re- sleeved my crane proxy deck with my saori xp deck backers for dynasty , noritoshi for fate and signed argyle doji for the stronghold and they look good

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Re: splahes

Postby Katsutoshi » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:26 am

First thing you should think about, for your deck, is to keep your dynasty gold curve low.

That means, you won't have 6x 4-fate characters in your deck, that's too slow. Right now, the Asahina Storyteller gives you no edge at all, and the Guest of Honor is a beast that wins game. So the choice is pretty simple : 3xGuest of Honor.

From our three 3-fate characters, there are debates on who is the best, and it really depends on your playstyle. But just play 2 of those.

Then play as many 1- and 2-fate characters as you can. I personnally don't play Cautious Scout right now, but all the others ? PLAY THEM ALL.


Now you're in a good place to build a very solid conflict deck with plenty of 1 fate-events and attachments. ;)

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Re: splahes

Postby Dare » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:36 am

I personnally don't play Cautious Scout right now


He's our 2nd best 2 coster though (behind Gift Giver). Excluding him seems like a pretty bad choice.

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Re: splahes

Postby Katsutoshi » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:31 am

The people I speak to, deckbuild with, and play against, are very good players (they travel to compete, they win koteis, there is a L5R world champion...). And they don't play Cautious Scout.

It's not the first time people from different places have very different opinions on decks and cards. It's different metas, the game may have different speed levels where I play from where you play, etc. So I won't say Cautious Scout is bad, but that I consider him not to fit at all in the decks right now, and it's just an opinion not the truth.

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Re: splahes

Postby MirumotoDaisuke » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:55 am

I would trust Dare here, since he's probably had more experience than your friends. (Search the Learn to Play or RRG for "Darren Hazelden").

Cautious Scout is really nice since a lot of provinces only have effects when they flip up, which he would negate. Even if you lose the conflict, you gained information and nullified a "When Revealed" effect that your opponent was probably counting on to help him defend.
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Re: splahes

Postby Kakita Shiro » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:50 pm

MirumotoDaisuke wrote:I would trust Dare here, since he's probably had more experience than your friends. (Search the Learn to Play or RRG for "Darren Hazelden").

Cautious Scout is really nice since a lot of provinces only have effects when they flip up, which he would negate. Even if you lose the conflict, you gained information and nullified a "When Revealed" effect that your opponent was probably counting on to help him defend.

That may be unfair to Katsutoshi-san's friends. I also have mixed feelings about the Cautious Scout, but he's way better than replacing him with Wandering Ronin in a 3-Core setting.
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