Phoenix 'Lizard Wizard'

The end of Kotei season is nearly upon us but with a new set rotating in for the last month of tournaments, it’s time to examine some new tools for existing decks. Phoenix non-humans has been, if not dominant, then at least one of the major powers in the tournament scene up until now—but despite its popularity, it is still one of the more misunderstood decks.  Let’s break down its matchups versus some of the decks you can expect to see and look at how those matchups change with Coils of Madness.

Lizard Wizard



Hello fellow Unicorn and Pony lovers! It is that time of the cycle again where we get to go over the newest cards with the newest gut reactions to a new environment we haven't seen any cards for except those previewed today! Woo! This preview set marks the return of dual bug cards so we can expect to see some powered down action for the next arc. I'll mainly be focusing on usefulness for Emperor edition with some thoughts of Ivory edition as well. Well onward to the cards!


Welcome to the first, of what will hopefully be many interviews with members of the L5R community over a few drinks. So things may get a bit odd at times. Anyway, my first guest is a very good friend of mine, and someone who is no doubt very big in the community. I feel obliged to point out that he did this entire interview on his phone (typing) so you guys should be impressed, thats dedication. Anywho, on to the interview....

Welcome to the second interview in my odd plan to just talk with people I know and write stuff down. This time I had the pleasure of interviewing yet another great friend of mine and pillar of the L5R community. I shall let him do the introducing and I hope you enjoy the chat we had over a few drinks...

Dan Dineen

Who are you and what are you drinking?
Daniel Dineen, and I am currently consuming a delicious adult beverage known as Sam Adams Double Agent IPA... :)


Hey kids! Good to see you again! It's your friendly neighborhood Ogre doing his review of the Unicorn previews for Torn Asunder! Huzzah! While we didn't get any battle actions this set on the four spoiled personalities (sad face!), I think we got some useful personalities regardless. To the personalities!