L5R Ivory Edition Decklist: Mantis Magistrates

L5R Ivory Edition Decklist: Mantis Magistrates

Monday, 13th of January 2014

The base Ivory Edition set of Legend of the Five Ring is almost fully previewed so we’ve begun fooling around with a Mantis deck based on magistrates personalities which tries to take advantage of Justice of the Crane in order to regain the wider array of possibilities that the old iteration of naval allowed. Also if you get Entrenched you end up losing a dishonoring action that is still weaker compared to kill actions that you can get from your other weapons and followers.

L5R Ivory Edition Decklist: Mantis Magistrates

Yashinko is a little wrinkled and her pockets are a little less deep but still a staple card for any Mantis deck.

L5R Ivory Edition Decklist: Mantis Magistrates

Toganin is a 4 gold cost 2 force magistrate with the ability of becoming a 5 force brute late game.

L5R Ivory Edition Decklist: Mantis Magistrates

At 3 force for 4 gold, Gombei is one of those boxables that scream to be included despite his honor loss.

The Fruitful Port of the Mantis

Dynasty Deck

Holdings:
3x Kobune Port
3x Secluded Outpost
3x Productive Mine
2x Heavy Infantry Dojo
2x Famous Bazaar
2x Shrine to Hachiman
1x Temple of Tengen

Events:
1x Journey’s End Siege
1x Dark Audience

Personalities:
3x Yoritomo Mikaru
3x Tsuruchi Gombei
3x Yoritomo Tonogi
3x Tsuruchi Nishima
3x Yoritomo Takuya
3x Yoritomo Toganin
2x Tsuruchi Gosho
1x Yoritomo Yashinko – exp
1x Iuchi Wattu

Fate Deck

Strategies:
3x Unpleasant Truths
3x The Tale of the Disgraced
3x Unholy Strike
3x Vigilant Eyes
3x Unsettling Gathering
3x Incapacitated
2x Expensive Achievement
2x Entrenched Position
2x Ritual Preparation
2x Unexpected Discovery
1x Return to Action
1x Creating Order

Followers:
3x Expert Archers
2x Bounty Hunter

Items:
3x Justice of the Crane
1x Koan’s Staff
3x Tiger Claw

L5R Ivory Edition Decklist: Mantis Magistrates

This sword allows you to effectively bring the old naval back, giving you an additional action which you can use to play anything from your hand.

L5R Ivory Edition Decklist: Mantis Magistrates

Pop a weapon on one of your samurai and you’re sure to drop an enemy personality’s force to zero.

L5R Ivory Edition Decklist: Mantis Magistrates

Use this with Justice of the Crane’s extra ability and give your opponent a run for his/her province.

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