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  1. To be honest I can't read Scorpion players posts about their clan card reveals with a straight face. I do not think you guys are role-playing, you are just very heavily biased towards your own faction(much more than other faction players from what I saw) and you always try to deflect(and yes, I am generalising, it might not be you personally but just something I have experienced). I still have fond memory of Scorpion players trying to convince me that Kachiko will be worse than Ujiyaki(Ujiyaki who?) and unplayable because she is a conflict deck character. They were also saying that FWTD will only see fringe play in some decks as 1 of max. I was against both points and guess who was right. I don't agree with op, it is stupid to say that Duty should be instantly restricted(just looking at the meta right now proves him wrong, there isn't much use for this card). But it is equally stupid or even more so, to say that card is unplayable and you would be happy for the opponent to put it in their deck, as some have suggested. The card didn't come out yet. No one knows how it performs. There are entire expansions and likely new deck types coming. There were people saying FTWD and Kachiko suck. It's better not to make similar mistakes again.
  2. New Stronghold will be broken in the game with zero graveyard hate. Hope they will print some answer or the situation might be dire. edit: I guess spell card pool is kinda limited so it might not be so bad
  3. I mean you can always play Good Omen on opponents characters though. :<
  4. You shouldn't initiate it if you don't have 4 - 5 strength advantage either way. Just put fan on Historian/Eiji/General, pick on a weakling and you are good to go.
  5. This card in Crane looks very interesting. Not only does it synergize with their magistrate, but also can be cast for 1 fate with Kakita Yoshi.
  6. The guy who won Madrid Kotei run it as 3 of in Crab. Pretty sure Lions political is better than Crab.
  7. @kraken78 Wait what? Unicorn is top splash for Dragon xd Spyglass is one of the best non neutral attachments in the game if not the best so it easily finds home in attachment clan especially considering the fact that they can trigger it multiple times on their own with unbow tech and niten master. Favored mount is very good too.
  8. Wow Miya Satoshi is very interesting. Can find you a bomb or a magistrate while you need one but requiring you to win the game fast or the 5 honor loss will end it for you instead. Also this ability when you have Spirit Caller out LOL Furthermore he has respectable stats and most importantly the Courtier trait(while being neutral). Now that I think of it he might be potentially broken in the future. On the other hand he has an anti synergy with himself.
  9. oops, posted something before reading everything throughly, mb
  10. For Shame was just me saying every other clan has a neutral card that completly counters Magistrate. Now Crab not having a good counter is a problem that should be resolved with bigger card pool and as we all know Crab do not have very many problems in competing right now. I like the card the same as I like all other magistrates other than Scorpion. All of them introduce counterplay/planning/decision making on the higher level than usual tactical trading of blows you see right now in nearly every game. For me more decisions = good. The more you think while playing the cards the better, making you choose to save the card or to use it knowing the risk is what makes games like Netrunner for example interesting(it is more: should I run here or there but mechanism is the same). While rout was not played in every deck it is fairly easy to find top 16 and top 8 decks from Madrid and PAX that run it which kinda proves it is not a bad card. LPB has the exact same condition of being the first player and I do not find her any more problematic than Doji Challenger or Yogo Hiroue. I am glad you think that Phoenix is a sleeper but I don't think they will be waking up anytime soon with Scorpion being close to 1/3rd of the field and having probably around 60% winrate over them. @Nanashi Very elegantly said and even though I disagree with you I couldn't have presented my ideas better.
  11. It does though. It means you completly negated one of their conflicts. If they want to run in again than he is open to Court Games(which I am not sure if it is run in crab). I completly disagree on the second point. Having a meta and figuring out counters to it is what makes for a healthy competitive scene. Also the fact that you can counter him means that he is not broken. You sound a bit not reasonable to me. First you say this card is broken/unhealthy, than people find some cards to play around it(Rout - not perfect but still) and then you say "I don't want to play this card, Magistrate broken". And your "I normally wouldn't run this card..." argument is not very thought out when we speak about any reactive cards in the game. What about Cloud the Mind? Ready for Battle? Hiruma Ambusher? All of these you run because opponent has some card you want to counter - maybe not one card maybe multiple. Rout has many uses other than countering Magistrate too, it was playable in core set and it is not unplayably bad now. All of that being said you probably don't need counters for Magistrate. He is 3 out of 40 cards in a rare matchup. Crab won 2 major events btw. 3 cards in a rare faction won't kill it.
  12. @Joe From Cincinnati For Shame is the silver bullet and is played in every other deck. He is also awful in Scorp match up. Ya he is less interactive than most of cards. It's also not like he can't be interacted with. In MTG you nearly always need a specific card to counter another specific card which makes you plan your moves more carefully(at least if you play control). I think the existence of magistrates actually makes the game more strategic. Now you can't just fling as many events at opponent as it is possible, you need to think about saving your for shame in case there might be a chance Magistrate hits the field next turn. Of course you are always trying to tactically save as much rescources as possible but now you have further incentive to plan for the long game(just like you do so against Spirit Caller for example). And hey if he makes more people play some outside of meta cards like "rout" than I am even happier.
  13. Benten's touch doesn't seem so strong at least in my play group. I think the cost is too high at least for now. So this leaves Prodigy of the waves which I agree with you is strong, stronger than Witchhunter imo, weaker than Niten master though, thats for sure. So this gives them one strong card which is probably not enough to make them unbeatable. I too dislike the design of Haughty Magistrate but only while he is facing crab. In the broader picture(against every other clan) I don't think he is broken/unfun. Every other magistrate is similarly difficult to interact with so I don't see the point other than this one is particularly hard to counter for crab. There will be other magistrates that are hard to touch for them though, for example Implacable Magistrate, so no point in singling out the phoenix. And it's good, they should get buffs considering their weak performance. Hopefully Unicorn will receive similar treatment soon.
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