Looking to expand my Tengu warband. Hokibo or Sojobo?

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rand0mc0nnecti0n
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Looking to expand my Tengu warband. Hokibo or Sojobo?

Hi, i'm looking to expand my Tengu and would like to ask for people's opinions and experience using these 2 that will help me make my decision. Would just like to buy one of that as i want to keep my warband small. And for easy storage.

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Sojobo is a defensive profile, he excels at being able to go up against just about anything and should win the defence while he has Aegis of Blades running.  Don’t expect him to kill anything though, his stats aren’t particularly good for that.

Hokibo is a much more offensive profile, but most people use him very badly - kenjutsu sensei is nice and all, but Dominate is where his real power is.  His main downside is his rice cost, as you deplete the quality of the rest of your warband to accommodate his inclusion.  This paints a massive target on him and if you lose him, things go downhill really quickly.

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Hmm, You make some good points. Kenjutsu sensei would work with some particular minis so you are restricted on that i guess. With Sojobo i can put him into a situation to hold an area or protect something. 

Might lean towards Sojobo

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Dominate is so good. Just give Hokibo a Fan and you're in business.

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If you want somebody to hold a point you have a cheaper option than Sojobo, Kanut. So he's only there if you want to go full birds.

Hokibo is really good to lead your tengu into battle but he's expensive, I don't think you can play him at 35 rice, at 42 you can build a decently balanced warband to use him and at 50 rice he's really good to lead your troop.

Dominate is crazy good and will help you to kill the few ennemy model you need to compensate being outnumbered. 

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I know what Dominate does but how does using it help you kill enemy models? it's effect also is within 6".

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You are dictating your opponent's activations.  You can freely murder your target of choice, and most of the time your opponent can't do anything to stop it as you're forcing them to activate irrelevant models.

Dominate isn't a contested Ki feat either, you simply point at something, it happens.