From the Ashes
Disciples of the Void Is Available Now for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game
"Something is coming. It will come from the south. From the Pit. And whatever it is, you know the Phoenix are not prepared!”
–Isawa Tadaka, Repentance Does Not Come First
In the land of Rokugan, the Phoenix believe that only they have the vision and skills necessary to curb the coming storm, but will it be enough? A storm is approaching, and the Phoenix need new tools—and new leadership—to defend the soul of the Emperor.
Disciples of the Void, the first Clan Pack for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game is available now!
Disciples of the Void features powerful new strategies for the Phoenix, including a renewed focus on Shugenja and Spells, conflict cards that affect characters' glory, and a new stronghold to tie these themes together. The Clan Pack also includes one card for each of the other Great Clans, many of which give the clans new ways to counter the powerful tactics of the Phoenix.
A New Fortress
Kyūden Isawa (Disciples of the Void, 1) is the game’s first new stronghold, and it completely changes how you approach playing the Phoenix Clan. During a conflict, you may bow Kyūden Isawa to play a Spell event from your conflict discard pile as if it were in your hand before removing it from the game. This gives you the opportunity to double up on your best Spells, including new additions like Clarity of Purpose (Disciples of the Void, 25) which allows your characters to remain unbowed during a political conflict. With Kyūden Isawa, your options during a conflict are greatly expanded.
Of course, Spells come in more forms than just quick events. Others are more permanent. Katana of Fire (Disciples of the Void, 20) is a Spell attachment that can only be played if you control a Shugenja—but it greatly enhances its wielder's military skill. Katana of Fire gives the attached character an additional military skill for every Fire card you control. Since it is a Fire card itself, you are guaranteed to gain at least one additional skill. Katana of Fire is also boosted when the Fire Ring is in your claimed pool, giving the wielder an additional two military skill. This means that simply claiming the Fire Ring with Katana of Fire on the field will be, at minimum, a three-military-skill boost to a Shugenja—which only grows in strength as you play more Fire cards. For an interview with Designer Brad Andres on Disciples of the Void, click here!
Master the Elements
Powerful spells are nothing without the Shugenja to cast them, which Disciples of the Void introduces in spades. Isawa Tadaka (Disciples of the Void, 10) is not just a Shugenja, but a master of the element of Earth itself, and he can use this talent to restrict his enemy’s options. While an opponent does not have the Earth ring in their claimed pool, they cannot play any copies of events in their conflict discard pile. This can choke your opponent’s options, and unless they can claim the Earth ring, they will have to deal with Isawa Tadaka’s oppressive ability.
On the other hand, Kaito Kosori (Disciples of the Void, 18) excels in archery but she is also a Shugenja focusing on the Air element. During each Air conflict, if you control a participating character and Kaito Kosori is standing in your home area, she contributes her skill to your side. This allows Kaito Kosori to be a participant in your Air conflicts without fear of being moved home or bowing at the end of the conflict. Giving each Air conflict a boost of two political or two military skill can tip the battle in your favor, and Kaito Kosori is always ready to help with her archery. For a preview of more Phoenix cards in Disciples of the Void, click here!
Words and Deeds
While Disciples of the Void focuses on the mighty Phoenix Clan, the other six Great Clans of Rokugan all get a new card featured in Disciples of the Void, many of which counter the new strategies that are being introduced to the Phoenix.
The Unicorn are an anomaly in the land of Rokugan. As a Great Clan who spent hundreds of years exploring the outside world, their customs are considered strange by some. Many hold deeds over words, and have no need for glory. Moto Nergüi (Disciples of the Void, 17) is one such warrior. As an action when Nergüi is participating in a military conflict, you may choose a participating character with the highest glory and move that character home. With high glory being a main theme of the Phoenix Clan, this Bushi is a strong counter-play. For a preview of other non-Phoenix cards in Disciples of the Void, click here!
From the Ashes
Rokugan is at a turning point. Few know the dangers that await, but the Phoenix will give all they can to stop it. Do they have the power to succeed? And what cost must be paid for the power to protect the Emerald Empire?
Find out with Disciples of the Void (L5C08), available now from your local retailer or our website!