I am planning on creating a bushi of the Mirumoto niten school for L5R 5e, and I have been surprised to see that the rank 2 Kata that was available at rank 1 was the Iaijutsu Cut: Rising Blade and not the Spinning Blades Style.
After reading the text of the Spinning Blades Kata, I realized that in order to use the Kata, I must not use the Mirumoto school technique (which makes sense after all). But I also realized that it is the case for the Rank 6 Mirumoto Master Technique (which is pretty similar to the Spinning Blades).
So is it worth to learn the Spinning Blades technique by taking into account the following facts:
- Considering it can't be used it alongside the school technique.
- Considering the Mastery Technique is very similar at Rank 6.
As a reminder:
Spinning Blades Technique: (p.180) When performing an Martial Art [Melee or Unarmed] action, you can spend as much opportunities as your target's vigilance to inflict damage with another readied weapon (damage are increased if the target is Dazed).
Way of the Dragon (School Ability): (p.68) Whenever you are attacked, you can use a readied weapon to either inflict a malus to your attacker or gain a bonus on your next attack against him. This weapon cannot be used for attack actions until the end of you next turn.
Heart of the Dragon (Mastery Ability): (p.68) Once per round, when performing an attack action, you can use an opportunity to perform a Strike action with another readied weapon.