[dragon] Re: Kokujin XP2
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KEVHC at aol.com
Sat Nov 16 21:27:41 EST 2002
Ah Young Padawan,
In a message dated 11/16/2002 7:37:20 PM Eastern Standard Time,
ilan.muskat at mail.mcgill.ca writes:
> Not having played pre-Gold and not knowing how effective Tsuke was in-game,
> my only reaction could have been "13 GC = Late-Game, so he's a late-game
> card. 4/4? Compared to Ashuras or the Maw?" What does he do late-game?
> Slowly kills people who are bowed, to break through an honor deck's defense
> (or whittle down a military deck's). He's not made for *inclusion* in an
> honor runner.
No. Not in a 3 Sanctified 2 Fantastic G all 3ph honor "rocket" that gets
mashed by Crane and Pheonix doing the same. Dragon adds in Duels for some of
If you take that as Pheo and Crane do the straight Turtle Honor better, you
> But will an honor deck's peeps always be bowed? Yes, in the Importune-Kami
> sterotype. Yes, if they've just bowed for the favour. But will Kokujin
> *battles*? No, not so much. One duel (say, a Test of Might against
> Kwanchai) and he's bowed. He's 4/4 Double-Chi (and no opponent gets DC),
> but Reju's stats are similar, his innate duel is battle-relevant, and Reju
> wins ties. (Reju is, of course, a refugee from Brokugan.) And if Kojikin
> is taught a Lesson, then he bows anyway.
Huh? If Reju was Unique you would only run 1? No. Oh Right, because he is
a beat stick. So is Kaelung. So too, is Kokujin. ADD IN that he kills
Bowed peeps, and he REALLY rocks. I can't wait to bring him in, and winds
truth the loss across to the stunned Crane Turtler. I await the pained looks
on an opponents turn when they think "Is the favor REALLY worth it?" or when
they bow the Big Guy Kokujin can not duel, and one of my Shugs does the Touch
> Despite the occasional utility of his ability, Gold Cost and Ready-to-Bow
> work against his efficiency. The Horde, as always, can do their best to
> prove us wrong.
Cost high. OK. But built in PK is UBER useful. So is double Chi. He can
bow for a card if need be, or Challenge/Art and basically ensure the win.
That gives a PK dueler 3 Double Chi Beat sticks, and 3 Mr T's to face off
If your point is "He won't make an Honor Runner" means only the robo non
interactive honor runners, you are partially correct. He will not always
fit. If you can really play this game, AND can work around his limitations
(cost, Honor loss, bowing) you will LOVE him turning the entire game around
when he hits the board.
You can even pay full under Deeds!
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