UK Grand Championship

UK Grand Championship

With 87 players, this is the first big tournament following the release of the Clan War expansion.


Details of the event can be found on Lotus Pavilion here.

The low numbers for Crane and Phoenix are actually quite surprising as are the relatively high numbers for Dragon. The top 4, Crab, Lion, Scorpion, and Unicorn, however, are all squarely in the running for top tier clans.


This tournament was tracked on Lotus Pavilion allowing us to easily look at the results and pairings and quickly generate charts. Consider supporting Lotus Pavilion at this Patreon page.


At the end of day 1 we have the top 16 players qualifying.

Definitely some surprises there. No Phoenix and Unicorn qualifying is a shock and Dragon getting 2 players in is even more so! This should make for an interesting day 2!


The winner is Marios Bounakis, aka Akodo Hato, aka The Red Lion!


Decklists as I get them.

Marios' winning Lion deck
Kyuden Ikoma
Keeper of Air

Before the Throne
Midnight Revels
Upholding Authority
Shameful Display
Dishonorable Assault

3 Akodo Toturi
3 Akodo Zentaro
2 Ardent Omoidasu
1 Honored General
2 Ikoma Ikehata
3 Ikoma Kiyono
3 Ikoma Prodigy
2 Ikoma Ujiaki
1 Implacable Magistrate
3 Keeper Initiate
3 Kitsu Motso
3 Kitsu Spiritcaller
3 Lion’s Pride Brawler
3 Matsu Berserker
2 Miya Mystic
3 Favorable Ground

1 Legion of ONe
1 Assassination
2 Banzai!
3 Backhanded compliment
3 Calling in Favors
2 Censure
3 Court Games
3 For Shame!
2 Forged Edict
2 In Service to my Lord
2 Prepare for War
2 Ready for Battle
1 Regal Bearing
1 Strength in Numbers
2 Way of the Lion
1 Blade of 10,000 Battles
2 Sharpen the Mind
3 Tactical Ingenuity
2 Ageless Crone
2 Goblin Sneak

Adam's second place Scorpion
https://www.bushibuilder.com/l5r/deck/?deck=772a2d2a-5a5f-11ea-aee0-020c407d2d9d&public=y

MK
By: akakus

City of the Open Hand (Core)
Keeper of Earth
Abandoning Honor (The Fires Within)
Before the Throne (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
Effective Deception (Justice for Satsume)
Shameful Display (Core)
Toshi Ranbo (For the Empire)

Dynasty(40)
Character (36)
3 Alibi Artist (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 Bayushi Liar (Core)
2 Bayushi Manipulator (Core)
3 Blackmail Artist (Core)
3 Keeper Initiate (Core)
3 Miya Mystic (Core)
3 Shameless Gossip (For the Empire)
3 Soshi Illusionist (Core)
3 Bayushi Gensato
2 Vice Proprietor (Clan Wars)
3 Young Rumormonger (Core)
2 Master Whisperer (Clan Wars)
3 Bayushi Shoju (Shoju’s Duty)

Holding (4)
2 Favorable Ground (Core)
2 Imperial Storehouse (Core)

Conflict (40)
Attachment (3)
3 Cloud the Mind (Core)

Character (6)
2 Goblin Sneak (Tears of Amaterasu)
1 Seeker of Knowledge (Core)
2 Shosuro Miyako (Justice for Satsume)
1 Bayushi Kachiko (Into the Forbidden City)

Event (31)
3 Assassination (Core)
3 Backhanded Compliment (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
1 Banzai! (Core)
2 Censure (Into the Forbidden City)
3 Court Games (Core)
1 Duty (Underhand of the Emperor)
3 For Shame! (Core)
3 Forged Edict (Core)
3 Way of the Scorpion (Core)
2 Calling in Favors (Core)
3 Earth Becomes Sky (Bonds of Blood)
3 Display of Power (Core)
1 I Can Swim (Core)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

Gunnar's Top 4 Dragon
https://www.bushibuilder.com/l5r/deck/?deck=7afc3895-5729-11ea-aee0-020c407d2d9d&public=y&fbclid=IwAR0t4CT9yYG1-czAtCUr9kjrDVsk4kKbMpXORo-AfNAVvTsQT-ogbX9T3Oo

Strike the Summit – Komhl style
By: Togashi Komhl

High House of Light (Seekers of Wisdom)
Seeker of Void
Fuchi Mura (Seekers of Wisdom)
Restoration of Balance (Core)
Sacred Sanctuary (Breath of the Kami)
Shameful Display (Core)
Upholding Authority (Tainted Lands)

Dynasty(40)
Character (32)
3 Doomed Shugenja (Core)
3 Togashi Initiate (Core)
2 Togashi Yoshi (The Children of Heaven)
2 Hitsu-do Disciple (Shoju’s Duty)
3 Miya Mystic (Core)
3 Kitsuki Investigator (Core)
2 Togashi Gaijutsu (Seekers of Wisdom)
3 Tranquil Philosopher (Children of the Empire)
2 Ascetic Visionary (Core)
3 Togashi Ichi (Shoju’s Duty)
3 Togashi Mitsu (All and Nothing)
3 Togashi Yokuni (Core)

Holding (8)
3 Favorable Ground (Core)
3 Imperial Storehouse (Core)
2 Shintao Monastery (Seekers of Wisdom)

Conflict (41)
Attachment (10)
2 Centipede Tattoo (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
3 Fine Katana (Core)
2 Seal of the Dragon (Meditations on the Ephemeral)
2 Hawk Tattoo (The Ebb and Flow)
1 Way of the Dragon (Core)

Character (7)
2 Ancient Master (Breath of the Kami)
2 Tattooed Wanderer (Core)
3 Togashi Acolyte (Seekers of Wisdom)

Event (24)
3 Banzai! (Core)
2 Court Games (Core)
2 Gossip (Masters of the Court)
3 Hurricane Punch (Breath of the Kami)
3 Iron Foundations Stance (Seekers of Wisdom)
3 Let Go (Core)
3 Void Fist (All and Nothing)
3 Indomitable Will (Core)
1 Karmic Balance (Children of the Empire)
1 Prayers to Ebisu (Children of the Empire)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

Ross' top 4 Lion
Kyuden Ikoma
Keeper of Void

Midnight Revels
Manicured Garden
Upholding Authority
Illustrious Forge
Shameful Display

3 Lions Pride Brawlers
3 Samurai of Integrity
3 Akodo Zentaro
3 Akodo Kaede
3 Favorable Ground
3 Kitsu Motso
3 Ichiro
3 Matsu Berserker
3 Keeper Initiate
3 Ashigaru Levy
3 Matsu Agetoki
3 Miya Mystic
2 Obstinate Recruit
2 Steadfast Samurai

3 In Service to my Lord
3 Favored Mount
1 Blade of 10,000 Battles
3 Tactical Ingenuity
3 Spyglass
3 Way of the Lion
2 Ready for Battle
2 Even the Odds
2 Banzai!
2 Defend Your Honor
2 Ikoma Reservist
1 Adorned Barcha
1 Sharpen the Mind
3 Fan of Command
2 Prepare for War
3 Finger of Jade
2 Slovenly Scavenger
1 Censure
1 Talisman of the Sun
1 Called to War

Dario's top 8 Lion deck
https://www.bushibuilder.com/l5r/deck/?deck=8a6caeb5-5beb-11ea-aee0-020c407d2d9d&public=y

Dario Perri UK Grand Champs 2020
By: Medalliah

Kyūden Ikoma (The Emperor’s Legion)
Seeker of Air
Before the Throne (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
Dishonorable Assault (Bonds of Blood)
Kenson no Gakka (The Emperor’s Legion)
Shameful Display (Core)
The Art of War (Core)

Dynasty(40)
Character (33)
3 Ikoma Prodigy (Core)
3 Matsu Berserker (Core)
2 Tactician’s Apprentice (All and Nothing)
3 Medium of the Living Soul (Clan Wars)
3 Akodo Zentarō (For the Empire)
2 Ardent Omoidasu (The Emperor’s Legion)
3 Hero of Three Trees (Shoju’s Duty)
3 Kitsu Motso (The Emperor’s Legion)
3 Kitsu Spiritcaller (Core)
3 Lion’s Pride Brawler (Core)
2 Honored General (Core)
3 Akodo Toturi (Core)

Holding (7)
2 Favorable Ground (Core)
3 Hall of Victories (The Emperor’s Legion)
2 Imperial Storehouse (Core)

Conflict (40)
Attachment (9)
3 Ornate Fan (Core)
3 Tactical Ingenuity (The Emperor’s Legion)
3 Honored Blade (Core)

Character (5)
2 Ikoma Reservist (Tainted Lands)
3 Kami Unleashed (Disciples of the Void)

Event (26)
3 A Perfect Cut (For the Empire)
2 Called to War (Clan Wars)
2 Common Cause (Clan Wars)
3 Court Games (Core)
3 Even the Odds (Breath of the Kami)
2 In Service to My Lord (Shoju’s Duty)
3 Way of the Lion (Core)
3 Prepare for War (The Emperor’s Legion)
2 The Mountain Does Not Fall (Core)
3 Forebearer’s Echoes (Bonds of Blood)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

Lukas' top 8 Lion
https://bushibuilder.com/l5r/deck/?deck=41b09eb3-3a2d-11ea-9952-020c407d2d9d&public=y

Lion Festival (MK Top 8)
By: Greensocks

Kyūden Ikoma (The Emperor’s Legion)
Seeker of Air
Entrenched Position (Core)
Fertile Fields (Core)
Kenson no Gakka (The Emperor’s Legion)
Shameful Display (Core)
The Art of War (Core)

Dynasty(40)
Character (34)
3 Ashigaru Levy (The Emperor’s Legion)
3 Obstinate Recruit (Core)
3 Ikoma Prodigy (Core)
3 Quarrelsome Youth (A Champion’s Foresight)
3 Tactician’s Apprentice (All and Nothing)
2 Akodo Toshiro (The Chrysanthemum Throne)
3 Battle Aspirant (Clan Wars)
3 Gifted Tactician (Tears of Amaterasu)
3 Ikoma Kiyono (The Children of Heaven)
3 Ikoma Tsanuri (Disciples of the Void)
3 Venerable Historian (Core)
2 Ikoma Ikehata (The Fires Within)

Holding (6)
3 Imperial Storehouse (Core)
3 Staging Ground (Core)

Conflict (40)
Attachment (14)
2 Ornate Fan (Core)
3 Seal of the Lion (Fate Has No Secrets)
3 Tactical Ingenuity (The Emperor’s Legion)
3 Take Up Command (Clan Wars)
3 Elegant Tessen (Seekers of Wisdom)

Character (2)
2 Kami Unleashed (Disciples of the Void)

Event (24)
3 Censure (Into the Forbidden City)
3 Court Games (Core)
1 Even the Odds (Breath of the Kami)
2 In Service to My Lord (Shoju’s Duty)
3 Policy Debate (For Honor and Glory)
3 Voice of Honor (Core)
3 Prepare for War (The Emperor’s Legion)
3 Those Who Serve (The Emperor’s Legion)
3 Festival for the Fortunes (Masters of the Court)

Deck Built using https://www.bushibuilder.com

Ioannis' top 8 Crab
Kyuden Hida
Keeper of Earth

Fertile Fields
Defend the Wall
Kuni Wasteland
Shameful Display
Midnight Revels

3 Gallant Quartermaster
3 Hida Guardian
3 Kaiu Envoy
3 Keeper Initiate
2 Miya Mystic
2 One of the Forgotten
3 Shrewd Yasuki
3 Student of Anatomies
3 Unyielding Sensei
3 Vanguard Warrior
3 Yasuki Broker
1 Favorable Ground
2 Funeral Pyre
3 Iron Mine
1 Kaiu Forges
3 Kuni Laboratory

1 Withstand the Darkness
1 Assassination
1 Banzai!
3 Common Cause
3 Court Games
3 Defend Your Honor
3 Let Go
1 Prayers to Ebisu
3 Rebuild
3 Those Who Serve
2 Way of the Crab
2 Elegant Tessen
2 Fine Katana
1 Jade Tetsubo
3 Ornate Fan
2 Reprieve
1 Guardian Kami
2 Hiruma Skirmisher
3 Tattooed Wanderer

Dave's top 8 Crab
Kyuden Hida
Keeper of Void

Midnight Revels
Shameful Display
Kuni Wasteland
Manicured Garden
Upholding Authority

1 Kaiu Forges
2 Iron Mine
3 Funeral Pyre
3 Kuni Laboratory
2 Miya Mystic
1 Hida OUshi
1 Hida Sugi
3 Unyielding Sensei
3 Vanguard Warrior
3 Hida Guardian
3 Gallant Quartermaster
3 One of the Forgotten
3 Kaiu Envoy
3 Shrewd Yasuki
3 Keeper Initiate
3 Student of Anatomies

3 Hiruma Skirmisher
3 Banzai!
2 Court Games
2 Tattooed Wanderer
1 Assassination
1 Prayers to Ebisu
1 Togashi Kazue
3 Elegant Tessen
3 Ornate Fan
3 Fine Katana
3 Common Cause
3 Those Who Serve
3 Rebuild
3 Way of the CRab
3 Defend your Honor
3 Let Go

Erik's Top 16 Crane
https://fiveringsdb.com/strains/3b01a59c-58bb-11ea-89f6-22d334ba48b8/view

Kyūden Kakita
Seeker of Void
Fertile Fields Air
Upholding Authority Earth
Pilgrimage Void
Shameful Display Void
Midnight Revels Water

Dynasty Deck (40)
Character (33)
2x Asahina Artisan
3x Brash Samurai
2x Chancellor’s Aide
3x Court Musician
3x Daidoji Kageyu
3x Daidoji Nerishma
2x Daidoji Netsu
3x Dazzling Duelist
3x Doji Challenger
3x Doji Hotaru
3x Doji Whisperer
3x Masterpiece Painter
Holding (7)
2x Esteemed Tea House
3x Imperial Storehouse
2x Kakita Dōjō

Conflict Deck (40)
Event (22)
3x Banzai!
3x Court Games
3x For Shame!
2x Gossip
3x Policy Debate
2x Regal Bearing ///// /
3x Voice of Honor
3x Way of the Crane
Attachment (16)
3x A New Name
1x Above Question
3x Elegant Tessen
3x Fine Katana
3x Ornate Fan
3x Take Up Command ///
Character (2)
2x Steward of Law

Darren's top 16 Crab
https://fiveringsdb.com/strains/00c5cd13-3e2c-11ea-9fc1-22d334ba48b8/view

Kyūden Hida
Keeper of Air
Frostbitten Crossing Air
Defend the Wall Earth
Kuni Wasteland Fire
Shameful Display Void
Midnight Revels Water

Dynasty Deck (40)
Character (32)

3x Gallant Quartermaster
3x Hida Guardian
3x Kaiu Envoy
3x Keeper Initiate
3x Miya Mystic
3x One of the Forgotten
3x Shrewd Yasuki
2x Steadfast Witch Hunter
3x Student of Anatomies
3x Unyielding Sensei
3x Vanguard Warrior
Holding (8)

2x Funeral Pyre
2x Iron Mine
1x Kaiu Forges
3x Kuni Laboratory

Conflict Deck (40)
Event (24)

1x Assassination
3x Banzai!
2x Common Cause
3x Court Games
2x Defend Your Honor
3x Let Go ///// /
1x Prayers to Ebisu
3x Rebuild
3x Those Who Serve
3x Way of the Crab
Attachment (9)

3x Elegant Tessen
3x Fine Katana
3x Ornate Fan
Character (7)

3x Nezumi Infiltrator
1x Slovenly Scavenger
3x Tattooed Wanderer ///// /

Aethusium top 16 Scorpion
Kyuden Bayushi
Keeper of Earth

Effective Deception
Shameful Display
Into the Forbidden City
Midnight Revels
Fertile Fields

3 Imperial Storehouse
3 Keeper Initiate
2 Bayushi Liar
3 Alibi Artist
3 Fawning Diplomat
3 Loyal Challenger
3 Blackmail Artist
3 Shosuro Actress
3 Shameless Gossip
2 Miya Mystic
3 Favourable Ground
2 Shosuro Takao
3 Social Puppeteer
2 Master Whisperer

2 Shosuro Miyako
2 From the Shadows
3 Way of the Scorpion
3 Forged Edict
2 Spies at Court
2 I Can Swim
3 Court Games
2 Slovenly Scavanger
3 For Shame!
3 Censure
1 Duty
3 Banzai!
3 Calling in Favours
3 Regal Bearing
2 Make an Opening
2 Goblin Sneak
2 Shoruso Sadako


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