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2 hours ago, Ignithas said:

I tested with a Unicorn player and for HMT I don't think that Miya Satoshi fits. If you buy him t1-t2, you lose too much preasure. And in HMT you need to preasure your oponent as early as possible, because without Djinn you pretty much lose any attricion battle.

You don't buy him turn 1 for sure turn 2 depends on how well your turn 1 went and what other options you have for purchases.

Toturi is crucial for closing out games so having a couple extra copies of him is essential in the absence of UtD.

Until the necessary cards to build a more traditional swarm deck are available (coming soon in the inheritance cycle) then Charge based blitz off HMT is Unicorn's only legitimate option.

The y have, as you said, no real shot at the attrition game.  So you have to win quick and to do that you'll have to invest a lot from your conflict hand which generally leaves you way behind.

Toturi nullifies any significant hand advantage your opponent might have since he effectively makes their hand size equal to yours +1.

The most successful Unicorn deck I've found is with Dragon splash, going all in to break as many provinces as you can on turn 1.  Then looking for the best opportunity to close with Toturi.

 

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47 minutes ago, Ishi Tonu said:

You don't buy him turn 1 for sure turn 2 depends on how well your turn 1 went and what other options you have for purchases.

Toturi is crucial for closing out games so having a couple extra copies of him is essential in the absence of UtD.

Until the necessary cards to build a more traditional swarm deck are available (coming soon in the inheritance cycle) then Charge based blitz off HMT is Unicorn's only legitimate option.

The y have, as you said, no real shot at the attrition game.  So you have to win quick and to do that you'll have to invest a lot from your conflict hand which generally leaves you way behind.

Toturi nullifies any significant hand advantage your opponent might have since he effectively makes their hand size equal to yours +1.

The most successful Unicorn deck I've found is with Dragon splash, going all in to break as many provinces as you can on turn 1.  Then looking for the best opportunity to close with Toturi.

 

I don't think that Toturi is necessary and I am not even sure he has a place in the current deck. I like Minami Kaze Regulars more, because they are charge targets in the early game, Cavalry Flank targets in the mid game, can be sacrificed and work with Kyora.

That said I am currently on the Lion splash, because Strength in Numbers is nuts in Unicorn and Hand to Hand works as a poor mans Let Go.

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4 hours ago, Ignithas said:

I tested with a Unicorn player and for HMT I don't think that Miya Satoshi fits. If you buy him t1-t2, you lose too much preasure. And in HMT you need to preasure your oponent as early as possible, because without Djinn you pretty much lose any attricion battle.

It really depends on your build, the full Aggro HMT Unicorn its not ideal, but if you are playing a more tempo based midrange deck (or using Shiro Shinjo) then there is more value in him.  No question losing Djinn hurt the mid range deck, but there are still ways to make it work using alternate pressure tactics like send home and economic advantage from cards like Tetsuko to force wins.

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On 7/10/2019 at 3:36 PM, Schmoozies said:

It really depends on your build, the full Aggro HMT Unicorn its not ideal, but if you are playing a more tempo based midrange deck (or using Shiro Shinjo) then there is more value in him.  No question losing Djinn hurt the mid range deck, but there are still ways to make it work using alternate pressure tactics like send home and economic advantage from cards like Tetsuko to force wins.

Satoshi works in a value based midrange deck, but Unicorns midrange deck is laughably bad atm. And even this deck probably won't play Gates of Meido, because their characters don't create enough value. Phoenix with an air role will play Satoshi, because the deck only works with the Fuchiko in the discard pile. But Meido is also not a good include in this one.

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6 hours ago, Ignithas said:

Satoshi works in a value based midrange deck, but Unicorns midrange deck is laughably bad atm.

Agree and disagree here.  Unicorn midrange is laughable, indeed.  They are pretty much stuck with a be quick or be dead approach.  Satoshi doesn't really help in the midrange game.  The stats are average for a 4 drop and if you're wanting to try and get some sort of board advantage Satoshi is likely digging past some important characters for you.

This is why I currently believe that the only good build for Satoshi in Unicorn, is Toturi Blitz.  Toturi and Favor control are essential to establish and Satoshi goes a long way to getting this done, while also filling your discard for an optimal Cav Reserves play.

For the upcoming swarm deck that will be viable after the inheritance dynasty cycle, Satoshi doesn't have a place in that deck, but, he always have a home in a deck that is counting on a key imperial card(s) and is able to leverage the discard pile.

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