Kato the Puppet Master



In the shadows and dark corners of the world, the worshippers of Yurei are gathering force
The many members of this Cult may not even be aware that they are serving the same dark masters, but serve them they do – the Yurei Bargain, which in its various forms allows control over life and death, has proven a temptation to many different people who would otherwise have nothing in common.
In the Cult of Yurei, you may think yourself the master of your own Fate but you are always advancing the unfathomable goals of dark unseen masters. Even a puppet master has someone pulling his strings…

Model type(s):

Melee Weapons(s):

Weapon Melee Strenght Traits Special Abilities
Unarmed -2 - Ivory Prison Attack (2)


Cultist (2/6"), Immune [Control], Leech (8/8"), Protected [Kairai] (4")

Ki Feat(s):

Unique Effect(s):

See Marionette


  • Extremely powerful Shugenja with the ability to raise the dead
  • Control abilities available through deployment of Marionettes
  • High Ki stat with ability to boost when needed
  • Very difficult to target with Melee or Ranged Attacks due to Protection from nearby Kairai.


  • Poor Melee skill, though can boost if absolutely necessary
  • Critical model for certain Warband builds, who will be targeted very heavily and early in the game if the enemy know how important he is


Q. Can Kato use the Capture Soul Ki Feat on himself in the same activation as when he is killed?
A. No. The model to be replaced must be already dead, so there is no opportunity to use the Ki Feat.

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