Ito Kinu overpriced?

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Ito_Vlad
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Ito Kinu overpriced?
Any way to fix Ito Kinu? For her high price she is pretty useless. 18 rice and just one very situational Ki Feat, which even can't be used each turn... She’s is just the worst Shisai, which is sad because of her beautiful model...
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One very situational Ki Feat that can easily Poison your opponent's entire warband in one use?
I think her rice cost is pretty ok.
Bakemono infestation?
Pirates littering your pristine beaches?
Ashigaru trampling your flower beds?
Ito Kinu has the remedy for all your low Ki stat problems.
Supported by another Shisai, even Ki 2 models have a hard time resisting her ki feat. Put her in The Blessed theme and she can start using it round 1.

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She's already lower cost than playtesting suggested based on her feat and the upgrade card she has available.  Remember she has a good ranged weapon that can do poison too.

Its unlikely we want to cost her even more aggressively.  

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Usually the opponent won’t get her opportunity to poison his hole warband. 2-3 model looks more realistic. And 2 Poison and Stun for 2-3 models once per 2 turns... she won’t kill anybody with 2 Poison, stun is ok, but not strong enough for her price too. Mizuki and Ayko are just so much better for almost the same price If she had some variability like another Feat (Psychic Drain for example) or Virtue Token - I wouldn’t complain. But...
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Usually the opponent won’t get her opportunity to poison his hole warband. 2-3 model looks more realistic. And 2 Poison and Stun for 2-3 models once per 2 turns... she won’t kill anybody with 2 Poison, stun is ok, but not strong enough for her price too. Mizuki and Ayko are just so much better for almost the same price If she had some variability like another Feat (Psychic Drain for example) or Virtue Token - I wouldn’t complain. But...
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Try this for some hints on how to get the most out of her:

 

https://robotdiceexplosion.podbean.com/e/rde011-ssstarter-setsss-and-shisssai/

 

Grand Master of Bushido (Smog Con '14)

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Thank you, very interesting! Still not convinced, but will test her again then
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Stun is often more worthwhile than the Poison. Means she still has utility against models with Immune(Poison), in addition to her ranged attack. Mass Stun could really effectively counter Jung and Bakemono hordes swarming you.
She is a tough sell at times, being so close in cost to Ayako, but I think she has her niche.

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I don't get a thing about her feat: she poisons model A, the reply the feat to "another" model, so model B is targeted too because he's near to the first. After that, she could target "another" model: can she targets model A a next time, so model B, and goes on? If it so, I think that she can puts tons of poison of two models and maybe killing them at the end of the turn?
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Wow, now I see, why she’s so damn good! ^^

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No repeats.

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