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65 cardsas of Alchemy: Kamigawa
44.6% 1.5% 12.3% 24.6% 7.7% 1.5% 6.2% 1.5%
Most samurai are noble and serve their duty unflinchingly. Samurai are often equipped with a longsword called a katana and a shortsword called a wakizashi; in many lands where samurai are found, they are the only citizens allowed to carry more than one weapon. The bushido ability, representing their ability in combat, is exclusive to samurai. Most samurai are aligned with white.
Some samurai, due to personal dishonor or the death of their lord, become rogues called ronin; ronin may be just as honorable as other samurai or as underhanded as the darkest rogue. Ronin are usually black or red.
Samurai first appeared exclusively in the Kamigawa block. All Samurai in the block had Bushido.
The first Samurai printed outside the block was Jade Avenger in Modern Horizons 2. Samurai reappeared in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. In this set, the Samurai had a mechanical revamp - they were co-tribalised with Warrior and had a theme of attacking alone. Like in the original block, Samurai are focused in White and Red, but the other colors all have representatives. Bushido is not retained as a keyword but listed out as an ability.
- Brothers Yamazaki, identical-twin ronin brothers under Godo's command.
- Fumiko, a powerful, bitter ronin in Godo's service.
- Godo, the self-proclaimed “king” of the Sokenzan bandits and ronin. No one knows his first name.
- Iizuka, ruthless human ronin and leader who some said studied blood magic with oni masters.
- Isao, a skilled samurai who was once in Konda's service, but who turned away from the courtly life to seek a pearl of deeper wisdom in the Jukai Forest.
- Isshin, a member of the Asari Uprisers.
- Kentaro, a legendary, charismatic samurai who recruits warriors for the daimyo Konda.
- Kenzo. A veteran, high-ranking samurai in the daimyo Konda's service.
- Munetsugu Takeno. Konda's top general and the commander of his samurai forces.
- Nagao. A high-ranking samurai champion in the daimyo Konda's service.
- The Tail Brothers
- Daimyo Takeshi Konda, Lord of Eiganjo
- Toshiro Umezawa, an infamous Onimusha (a dishonored warrior) known for his resourcefulness and ambition.
|Token Name||Color||Type Line||P/T||Text Box||Source||Printings|
|Samurai||White||Creature — Samurai||2/2||Vigilance|
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- Magic Arcana (March 08, 2005). "Samurai Flavored". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Gwendolyn Kestrel (May 25, 2005) "Iizuka the Ruthless", Magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast
- David A. Page (January 26, 2005) "Redemption Smiles", Magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast