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Creature — Fox Samurai
Bushido 1 (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
Kitsune Blademaster Discussion
2 years ago
CaptSillva, Konda's Hatamoto is only good if there is a Legendary out. Realistically, I'll only see Sensei Golden-Tail each game and she is not resilient outside of combat (really not resilient at all) and is a huge target for removal.
Inner-Chamber Guard has a similar problem, being great on defense but subpar elsewhere. Honor of the Pure, a new addition, mitigates this somewhat but not enough. I need to build a board state quickly and swing wide, and 0-1 power won't cut it racing my opponents deck.
Kitsune Blademaster may be overcosted by today's standards, but 2/2 First Strike isn't how you look at him. In combat with a creature he is a 3/3 First Strike, which is still relevant in offense and defense. Being the only Samurai with this ability makes the value stand out even more. He has earned his slot.
2 years ago
Araba Mothrider was originally boarded against fliers (they were heavy in my meta for a while) as a buffer.
Eight-and-a-Half-Tails is much slower than the Castle, I run the one initially more as playtesting honestly. I have considered decking it out with either a 4th Kitsune Blademaster or the additional land.
Thanks guys for the input! This deck is way more popular than anything else I've posted haha. Samurai FTW!
2 years ago
Lame_Duck: Yeah, I've been having some trouble with my mana base. I'll put it up to 22. Emeria, The Sky Ruin is just there because I like it to be honest. It barely ever comes online, but Eiganjo Castle will probably be alot more useful. Pious Kitsune has worked out most of the time as just a blocker. It's been quite rare that I've had it out at the same time as Eight-and-a-Half-Tails. I'll definitely replace it with Kitsune Blademaster. I'm only running two Eight-and-a-Half-Tails because of the legendary rule, but by itself I've found it to be very useful. I've been thinking of just putting Silverchase Fox in the sideboard, instead of mainboarding it. Not many people in my playgroup run enchantments.
Thanks alot for the suggestions and upvotes!
2 years ago
I don't think you're running enough lands; your curve is focused around 3 and goes all the way up to 5 and you've got tons of activated abilities and Secure the Wastes to make use of excess mana, so I would probably go up to at least 22 lands. Also, Emeria, The Sky Ruin seems really hard to trigger in this deck with just 16 Plains and no card draw - it's going to be really, really, really late game by the time you can get any use out of it - and coming into play tapped is a pretty big drawback in a deck that wants to be curving out smoothly. It's a powerful effect and I can see why you would want it but I wouldn't play more than 1. Something else to consider is Eiganjo Castle as a 1-of: it doesn't work so well with Emeria, The Sky Ruin so you might not want to include it if you keep the Sky Ruins but there are a lot of legendary creatures in Fox tribal and it's a cheap effect on a land with no inherent drawbacks.
How has Pious Kitsune worked out for you because on the face of it, the card looks really bad? It's fine if you've got an Eight-and-a-Half-Tails out but otherwise it's a 3 mana 1/2 that can tapped to gain 1 life, which is a pretty miserable creature, and you don't really want to run many 8.5 Tails because it's legendary so the Pious Kitsune just seems unreliable. I would suggest Kitsune Blademaster as a replacement, since it's a decently aggressive creature that can make good use out of all the pump effects you're running.
Silverchase Fox is another creature I've found pretty useful in Fox tribal, maybe as a replacement for Devilthorn Fox, although it obviously depends on how likely you think you are to face dangerous enchantments.
Anyway, +1; I'm always happy to see someone else give challenging tribal decks a try.
3 years ago
Review this List and see if yall have any strong objections to it.
3 years ago
Brothers Yamazaki is by far the best option.Fumiko the Lowblood has potential with the right support cards such as Takeno, Samurai General. Ronin Houndmaster is essentially Kitsune Blademaster with ability swap, you'd have to decide if first strike or haste is more important to you. Red would really only provide Lightning Bolt outside of that, so you'd have to decide if running a splash of red is worth the extra effort in your land base as well.
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