The term 'Samurai Legal' is used in relation to the Legend of the Five Rings Collectible Card Game (CCG). 'Samurai Legal' is used as a general descriptor that covers all the game cards that can be used during the 'Samurai arc', also known as the 'Race for the Throne'. The 'Samurai arc' is a limited format in which only cards from the Samurai Edition base set and certain expansion sets released shortly before it and subsequently can be used. Cards that are 'Samurai legal' have the Samurai logo in the bottom left corner of the card.
The sets that are 'Samurai legal' are:
- Khan's Defiance
- The Truest Test
- Samurai Edition
- Stronger Than Steel
- Test of the Emerald and Jade Championships
- Honor's Veil
- Words and Deeds
- Samurai Edition Banzai (Reprint)
- The Heaven's Will
- Glory of the Empire
- The Imperial Gift 1
- Death at Koten
- Additional cards from the Imperial Herald, The Clan of the Month program, the Ultimate Clan Packs, and major tournaments, grouped as Promotionals of Race for the Throne.