I am deeply thinking about Shugenjas and i have mixed feelings about them.
Channeling is a good mechanic for spell casters, if the spell is really hard, they can reserves dices for complete the spell later. This is awesome to me, because is the typical powerful spell, hard to cast, that need the dramatic scene protecting the caster, and the later explosive result.
But other spells feels easy as striking with a Katana, and a little more powerful. As if the Shugenja was an archer with unlimited magic arrows, throwing strong and fast casting spells, and if one of them fails, he can channel it.
Is my analysis wrong? There is a mechanic i miss? I am missing another thing here?