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Apprentice Earthcaller

Apprentice Earthcaller

Apprentice Earthcaller

Type: Character
Cost: 3
Military Skill: 3
Political Skill: 1
Glory: 1
Clan: Crab
Shugenja. Earth.
Action: During a conflict, choose an attacking character without attachments – until the end of the conflict, set that character’s skill values to its printed values.
“The kami are already angry. It’s not difficult to turn their rage to your advantage.” – Kuni Yori
Deck: Dynasty
Number: 24
Illustrator: Lukas Banas
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Jun 28 2018 08:07 PM

I'm curious why this is without attachments. Doesn't that weaken its effect, because now you can just not spend the money on buff attachments etc after? If it hit characters WITH attachments, you'd actually be doing something to your opponent?

Also, as a Dynasty character, people can set up their attachments first if they like.


Otherwise it seems cool and looks cool. I don't really play Crab at all, so its hard for me to tell if this is a useful card.

I don't know if someone already mentioned it, but this character can also buff your dishonored characters during the attack, if their glory isn't 0. For example, you attack with Shuichi and hit Shameful, get dishonored, so Shuichi stats drop by 2, but you use earthcaller and get back to the ordinary stats. You can't buff him anymore, but still... At least you don't need to spend cards.

    • Asklepios and SlaaneshDevotee like this

So basically shuts down stuff like Banzai and Way of the Lion. Problem is, it's a fully telegraphed effect, so all it does is squeeze play options rather than providing a true cancel.


That's not a terrible thing, as virtual card advantage can be very effective (just look at Watch Commander or Isawa Tadaka to see how limiting the cards that an opponent can play from his hand can be effective). However, this is not that hard to play around, and 3 for 3/1/1 isn't that great.


On the upside, it's another Shugenja option, but not one that I'd be willing to carry in Crab.