Unofficial ​L5R Floor Rules

Unofficial ​L5R Floor Rules

This week we’re releasing some unofficial floor rules for L5R. Obviously, this isn’t an official FFG publication, but currently, the L5R judges do not have official floor rules and have the discretion to make rulings as they see fit. As such, a judge at an L5R event could choose to use these floor rules and it should make things easier for them if they do.

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Dragon Strategy – Fist of Fury

Dragon Strategy – Fist of Fury


The elemental cycle has been a big one for the Dragon. The Monk theme is a core aspect of the Dragon Clan that many wanted to explore, but up until now, the deck hasn’t been viable. Additions like Togashi Mitsu, Hurricane Punch, and Void Fist have most certainly changed that. The Monk trait is now a key element in Dragon’s most competitive deck. Dragon players can now live the dream of Kung-Fu fighting their way through tournaments. But what is that deck going to look like?

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Elemental Cycle – Unicorn

Elemental Cycle – Unicorn

In this article we look at the Unicorn cards in the Elemental Cycle. This is a pretty important cycle for Unicorn and hopefully should bring them up to a competitive level where Unicorn players will be able to win a tournament. To add a Unicorn perspective we have Milán Terék aka Leenath, who is currently the top ranked Unicorn player on the Discord rankings and went 5-2 during the Swiss at Birmingham getting Unicorn Hatamoto. If you enjoy the article, consider donating to the fund to get him to worlds!

Elemental Cycle – Phoenix

Elemental Cycle – Phoenix

In this article we look at the Phoenix cards in the Elemental Cycle. Phoenix has had a bit of a rollercoaster with the Clan pack, some poor tournament results after that, and recently some success. One of those successful players is Travis McDaniel who was second place at Origins and Gencon. Travis was one of the first Phoenix Hatamoto at Gencon 2017 and achieved the title another 3 times in the Toshi Ranbo season.

Elemental Cycle – Crab

Elemental Cycle – Crab

In this article, we look at the Crab cards in the Elemental Cycle. To give some perspective, Pablo Pintor Espinosa has taken the time to add his own comments. The Spanish community is large and super competitive. Pablo was the winner of the Madrid Kotei, the largest of all the Kotei, and came second at the Birmingham Grand Kotei. Keep an eye for him at Worlds.