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Samurai is a creature class. Samurai, also known as Bushi, are warriors who have sworn their service and their lives to a single authority figure, usually a feudal lord. 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.[1][2]

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. The first Samurai printed outside the block was in Modern Horizons 2.

Notable Samurai[]

  • Brothers Yamazaki, identical-twin ronin brothers under Godo's command.
  • Golden-Tail
  • 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.[3]
  • 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.
  • Kentaro, a legendary, charismatic samurai who recruits warriors for the daimyo Konda.[4]
  • 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.
  • Opal-Eye
  • Silver-Foot
  • The Tail Brothers
  • Daymo Takeshi Konda, Lord of Eiganjo
  • Toshiro Umezawa, an infamous Onimusha (a dishonored warrior) known for his resourcefulness and ambition.