EE Preview: The Compassion of the Unicorn

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Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:36 pm

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The Compassion of the Unicorn

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As a Focus Effect: You may choose(now) to delay the effects of losing this duel until after your next Dynasty Phase begins.

Battle/Open: Choose your performing unbowed Unicorn Clan Personality and target another unit: Straighten it. Gain 1 Honor or 2 Honor if you did not control the target.

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Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:55 pm

Automatic unit straightening if you buy someone during dynasty or can straighten from fate before playing it...I see nothing wrong with this... not one bit.
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Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:55 pm

Note that Moto Naleesh will almost always be able to play this on your opponent's turn to straighten one of your guys that attacked last turn. So even if you throw everything and have no defense but her on the next turn, this action will buy you another defense dude. +1 Honor is just icing. I think it's solid.
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Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:33 pm

I enjoy that it also acts as dishonor tech as your unbowed dishonored guy can use it to straighten another of your dudes and then he gets rehonored.
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Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:34 pm

Open unit straighten is always good. Even better when it comes with an honour gain. With the amount of control around, this will see play for some time.

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Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:09 pm

Rocking card IMO, playset in every deck to start, and 1-2 per even at the end of the arc most likely.

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Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:10 pm

Just shy of being an auto-include. Straightening the whole unit makes it one of the more powerful straighten effects out there. And it has an honor gain. And a protective focus effect. The only strike against it (and a small one at that) is that it doesn't do bad things to the opponent. Still, I think this will see play throughout the arc.
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Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:27 am

Battle unit straighten. Honor Gain/Dishonor Meta. Open Bow Meta. Dueling Meta. Sets you up for A Perfect Moment. Really powerful card for Paragons imo.
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Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:50 pm

it good but not Mantis virtue good- obviously good out of Maidens and maybe good out of other themes depending on how powerful dishonor/control are in EE

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Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:18 am

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Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:53 am

Moto Muck wrote:it good but not Mantis virtue good- obviously good out of Maidens and maybe good out of other themes depending on how powerful dishonor/control are in EE
Every Clan except Spider has a shugenja or courtier honor/dishonor deck. I think this meta will be VERY useful. Not to mention it rehonors two people at the same time I believe.
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Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:53 pm

Coopernicus wrote: Not to mention it rehonors two people at the same time I believe.
It would only rehonor the performer, which in this case is the first personality. They second is the target of the action.
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Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:45 pm

From the rules:

Before a player gains Honor from an action or trait that targeted, came from, or was performed by one or more of his or her dishonorable Personalities, if any of those Personalities is not otherwise rehonored by the action or trait, each Personality is rehonored and the player does not gain the Honor. (Dishonorable status is checked when the Personality is targeted, etc. For more details, see References). [CHANGED 2 Aug 2011]
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Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:22 pm

Moto Naranbaatar wrote:From the rules:

Before a player gains Honor from an action or trait that targeted, came from, or was performed by one or more of his or her dishonorable Personalities, if any of those Personalities is not otherwise rehonored by the action or trait, each Personality is rehonored and the player does not gain the Honor. (Dishonorable status is checked when the Personality is targeted, etc. For more details, see References). [CHANGED 2 Aug 2011]
Ah, culprit there is that I haven't checked up on rules in a while. :oops: Good save!
Makes the card better than I originally thought too!
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Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:35 pm

Wow, that's it. This is definitely an auto-include for a long long time.

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Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:47 pm

alright if this truly does rehonor 2 guys then it'll be in my decks prob for a while- still move and kill just sounds so much more sexy than straighten and rehonor 2 guys

god i wish we had gotten the crabs virtue card- we would be so damn broken then- at least our shuggie SH can put the kabosh on that card to a certain extent by making their discarded dudes dead and not targetable

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Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:01 pm

Moto Muck wrote:alright if this truly does rehonor 2 guys then it'll be in my decks prob for a while- still move and kill just sounds so much more sexy than straighten and rehonor 2 guys

god i wish we had gotten the crabs virtue card- we would be so damn broken then- at least our shuggie SH can put the kabosh on that card to a certain extent by making their discarded dudes dead and not targetable
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Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:55 pm

I can only conclude that they want us to win tempo on the defense. With Creating Order, Ageless Shrine, RoA for everybody, but Naleesh and this for us, it feels like Rallying Cry built into purple.
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Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:08 pm

Well, us and Spider. Remember the rulebook ability of Conquisidor.

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