Golden Arm – does not bow properly

Forgotten legacy is turning out to be a terrifying set. The power level of the cards have been seen of late in the Celestial arc, but seeing these cards will enter Emperor arc, you have to wonder what kind of cards that will enter the base set. Powerful? or just basic? Just what kind of cards that will be printed/reprinted?

Seeing the previews of Asako Karachu on the main website, you can see that although it’s a monk, which is not what Phoenix clan is used to but will enjoy in Emperor Edition via Henshin team, but the fact that the personality ‘straightens’ every time bowed is not funny. 40% of the monk cards require the monk to bow, so this personality has become staple to all monk decks out there. With the low honor requirement of 2, Spider and Dragon, especially Dragon will see no reason not to include him. Unless the occasionally super clan loyal dude who insist on clan peeps only.

Example of Karachu in play.
Limited : Bow Karachu to temple of shinsei, he straightens.
Limited : Bow Karachu to temple of shinsei, he straightens.
Limited : Bow Karachu to temple of shinsei, he straightens.
Limited : Bow Karachu to my father’s shrine, he straightens.
Limited : Bow Karachu to my father’s shrine, he straightens.
Limited : Bow Karachu to my father’s shrine, he straightens.

Of course, in that scenario, you should be almost at honor victory, seeing that you have all the shrines out. But the point is that he alone, can mitigate the cost that usually requires 6 personality in the usual scenario. So instead of 6 personality and 6 shrines to get 9 honor, it’s just Karachu and 6 holdings to gain 9 honor. Highly efficient personality.

This does make me worry. For all future kihos, I’m sure DT have to use Karachu as a benchmark for all monk cost for the card.

Will he prove to break the kiho/monk requirements? Broken? I suppose it will only become apparently so if the future kihos released will be powerful, and mostly cost to bow the personality. Even then, he is still highly killable, so I doubt it will reach the need for errata.

Time will tell.

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Posted on June 24, 2011, in CCG, Celestial Legal, Emperor Edition, Inzen-San, l5r. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I think Karachu will very quickly get errata-ed, maybe one expansion into EE.

    Not unless they make bowing a guy not matter as much in EE. In CE it’s a massive cost.

    • Not really. There is a set of cards of action card so far that keeps a card bowed, cannot be straighten and two-three sets of cards that outright says cannot personality perform action. Even if he can unbow gazzilion times, if he cannot perform action, it’s mute right?

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