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Stonghold Stats

Stronghold is a card type. Every stronghold has a bonus strength (Strength), starting honor (honor), fate value (fate), and influence (Influence).[1]

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

Breaking an opponent's Stronghold is one of the three victory conditions of the game.

"At the beginning of the game, a card from the top of your dynasty deck is placed on top of each of the four province cards between your [Dynasty deck and your Conflict deck], while the fifth province hosts your stronghold.

Breaking enemy provinces moves you directly closer to victory in Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game. Though your opponents can still play new cards from their broken provinces, if you break three of your opponent’s four provinces, you will be allowed to declare conflicts against their stronghold.

A clan’s stronghold is the seat of its power, providing your supply of fate, determining your starting honor, and offering a powerful ability that can be used throughout the game. Underneath your stronghold, you’ll place a fifth province card at the beginning of the game, like the four province cards that you’ve placed between your dynasty deck and your conflict deck. Your opponent’s stronghold will be the site of a dramatic final conflict, and whether that takes the form of a military siege or a measured political negotiation is up to you. Either way, if you can break your opponent’s stronghold province (after breaking three of his other provinces), you immediately win the game."[2]

Cards[edit | edit source]

Clan Name Traits Strength Honor fate Influence Text Box
scorpion City of the Open Hand Unique City. +1 10 +7 10 Action: If you are less honorable than an opponent, bow this stronghold – take 1 honor from that player.
unicorn Golden Plains Outpost Unique Outpost. +0 10 +7 10 Action: During a military conflict, bow this stronghold. Choose a Cavalry character you control – move it to that conflict.
lion Hisu Mori Toride Unique Fort. +2 11 +7 9 Reaction: After you win a military conflict by 5 or more skill, bow this stronghold and sacrifice a (friendly) Bushi character – you may declare an additional military conflict this phase.
phoenix Isawa Mori Seidō Unique Shrine. +2 11 +7 10 Action: Bow this stronghold, choose a character – that character gets +2 glory until the end of the phase.
scorpion Kyūden Bayushi Unique Palace. +2 9 +7 9 Action: Bow this stronghold and choose a dishonored character you control – ready that character. If you have 6 or fewer honor, that character gets +1military and +1Political until the end of the phase.
phoenix Kyūden Isawa Unique Library. Palace. +1 11 +7 10 Action: During a conflict, bow this stronghold – play a Spell event from your conflict discard pile as if it were in your hand. Remove that spell from the game.
dragon Mountain's Anvil Castle Unique Castle. +2 11 +7 10 Action: During a conflict, bow this stronghold. Choose a participating character with 1 or more attachments on it – until the end of the conflict, that character gets +1military and +1Political (+2military and +2Political instead if it has 2 or more attachments on it).
crab Shiro Nishiyama Unique Castle. +3 10 +7 10 Action: During a conflict, bow this stronghold – each defending character you control gets +1military and +1Political until the end of the conflict.
crane Shizuka Toshi Unique City. +2 11 +7 10 Action: During a Political conflict, bow this stronghold, choose a participating character with Political skill 2 or lower – bow that character.
lion Yōjin no Shiro Unique Castle. +2 12 +7 10 Action: During a conflict, bow this stronghold – each attacking character you control gets +1military until the end of the conflict.

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