|Families||Asako • Isawa • Kaito • Shiba|
The Phoenix is a symbol of contradictions: explosive power and great restraint, vast intelligence and deep humility, immolating self-sacrifice and glorious rebirth. These entwined virtues illuminate the path of Rokugan's most mystical Great Clan, the keepers of the Tao of Shinsei and caretakers of the Empire's soul.
The Phoenix are the masters of magic in Rokugan, but they are also staunch pacifists with little interest in warfare. Wise players will use the clan's shugenja to trigger powerful effects against your opponent from the safety of your home area. The clan's mastery of the elemental rings will also help to deny your opponent the effects they aim to use against you while ensuring you can use the rings you need to win. This clan's distaste for violence can also be used as a calming influence upon your opponent, making overt aggression and military conflicts much less effective against you.
- Asako family: Scholars and historian who frequently find themselves acting as courtiers, they also produce some shugenja and have an order of monks dedicated to enlightenment.
- Isawa family: The largest shugenja family in Rokugan and its spiritual leaders, they are unique for their mastery of all five elements and position of dominance in their Clan.
- Kaito family: An archery family of assimilated Yobanjin devoted to protect their temple.
- Shiba family: Scholarly bushi who dedicate their lives to protecting the clan's shugenja.