Pojo's Naruto Card of the Day
Naruto Message Board you can:
Trade Cards (with an eBay type rating system), talk about
discuss upcoming and past tourneys, converse on
the anime &
based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.
3 = average.
5 is the highest rating.
Simple name for a simple effect that can truly help
you. After activation you have two turns to use it.
The effect allows you to discard (not charge) a
Jutsu that requires either the Insect combat
attribute and/or Shino as the user to pick one card
(any card) from your deck and place it in your hand
(shuffling afterwards). This can help you with any
situation. Try it and see.
Art: OK, it's just ONE bug.../5
Not bad for Insect/Shino decks, I guess. It could
help pull out certain combo cards involving the
deck. Will it see play? Maybe in a fun-based
Shino/Insect deck, sure! Will those see competitive
play? Hard to say. Neither user has protection or
huge stats at this time. We'll have to wait and see.
But hey, Insect Whirlwind might enjoy this card!
Rating: 2/5 - Cool for the deck it's in, but the
deck it's in hasn't seen competitive play.
All of it.
A Mark is a great tutor. Basically, transform
one.... "Aburame" jutsu into any card in your deck.
I have nothing to say about this card because it's
theme-specific and we don't know how many.... "Aburame"
Jutsus we'll be getting.
x/5, x= # Of Bug jutsus we have (currently 2)
Fun Fact: Katsuyu's a dude.
Welcome Pojo'ers! Today we move along with more bug
cards! Today's card is A Mark.
Permanent (2), T3 H1, Wind. It requires you
discarding a jutsu. That's not necessarily a good
thing. Did I mention it required discarding a
specific jutsu? I assume it's worth discarding it to
search any card from your deck, but I don't see
anybody loading their deck with Insect/Shino jutsu.
I guess I could see this used with Parasetic
Insects: Whirlwind, but that's about it.
It's a good idea, but there needs to be more useful
jutsu before this decktype becomes competitive.
M-385 A Mark
And here's the end of insect...and Tsunade kinda
week, and it ends on a very objective card.
A permanent (2) mission, if you discard a jutsu with
Requirements: Insect or Shino, you can search your
deck for any card, show it to your opponent, and
place it in your hand.
Wow, this card is both good and bad at the same
time. It's a minus 2 no matter how many times it's
used, and to lose a jutsu is very tough. Best use?
Pitching jutsu to power Insect Whirlwind...man,
seems to be a keynote of the deck...if insect had a
better closer, this would be good, but they don't
really have a great end game card.
Constructed:2/5Yeah, it has no closer
Limited:1/5Specific card is not good.
Art:1/5A headband? Really?
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wind - Mission T3 H1
Super tutor. Not bad. Just heavily restricted.
This card is hard to review because of how limited
it is. Finally we get an amazing Shino and Gen,
which is great for all those Insect Jutsus. Yep.
Insect Jutsus. How many are there? What are they?
Even I don't know unless I were to do research,
which I honestly don't think it even worth doing.
Yesterday's card is decent, good to chain but that
requires Shino or Gen around.
The problem with this card is that it requires you
to fill your deck with subpar cards that only have
two users in your deck at most. Tutoring any card is
great and you get to do it twice! But that requires
three cards in hand: A Mark, Wind, and an Insect
jutsu. Not exactly a common occurrence if you don't
want to get smacked around.
To sum this up: great effect. Tutoring is always
good. But the restrictions are high, and you'll
probably get smacked around too much to have the
tutor worth it in the end. Go ahead and mess around
with it, especially if you want an Insect side
strategy, but as a main strategy you'll need to make
something powerful that's worth tutoring for.
Perhaps just running massive draw sounds better.
Constructed 2.2/5 - Great effect with a horrible
Limited 1/5 - Are you serious?
The best use of this card IMO? Modifying it into an
Insect Ninja for your Shino [Insect Warriors].
That's what I plan to do. Perfect image!
Nick 2008 Stone
Our only mission to be previewed this week, “A Mark”
further fuels the draw engine of the insect deck.
You can discard any insect jutsu card (or Shino
jutsu) to tutor out any card that you wish. Now the
cool thing about discarding these jutsu, is it once
again fuels Shino’s Parasitic Insects: Whirlwind
jutsu. Plus, you have gotten anything you may have
been missing from the setup, be it jutsu, Gen, or
Shino himself. Unless you are pointlessly loading
your deck with insect cards, you won’t use this
outside of the insect deck. It’s great for the
deck type though.
Constructed: 4/5 (In an insect deck)
Limited: 1/5 (We only have 1 insect jutsu…so this
will be junk in limited)
LAST TIME ON DRAGON BALL
lulz, anyway today we go over a card that might
spark an entire archetype in our favorite color, A
Mark from set 12.
A Mark is a turn 3 permanent 2 mission that lets you
discard a jutsu card with the requirement insect or
shino to get any card in your deck and put
it into your hand. Now at first glance this may seem
bad, a 3 for 1 or 4 for 2 often does. But in a game
that relies so heavily on curving x ninja on x turn,
this is a true blessing, we also must take into
account that a few of shino's jutsu (not being on my
personal comp I can't tell you but I do know it's
from set 9 the chosen) actually work more
efficiently while other jutsu are in the discard
pile, that makes this one incredible card indeed.
A Mark, along with Gen and Shino from set 12 may
just be the spark that is needed to launch a entire
deck based around the bug master, it also looks like
a card that will get better with age (much like
Sakura's decision from set 2) as we are bound to get
more and more jutsu for this card along with shino
after the time skip. I could seriously see a shino
deck jumping into the surprise factor deck that wins
major events as wind has amazing draw and now one
very special tutor.
The downside obviously is that you have to give up
3-4 cards to utilize it properly, but given that in
50 card decks, grabbing anything in said deck for
the price of a jutus card will be very, very strong
in the next couple formats.
And remember, with the 5th kazekage, you can protect
that shino/gen and have that trump card you need at
the same time, really solid card for the archetype.
Overall, the good people in the NW have been waiting
for something like this, thanks bandai.
Constructed: 3 out of 5. great card for the deck
Limited: 2 out of 5. I've seen 1 jutsu that this
could be used with, so I'm not holding my breathe
Art: 2 out of 5. Bug's are neat....right?
Until next time, truly yours. The Poo Toucher.
Post Script: sorry guys, but I'm working on getting
the computer back up and running, hopefully I'll
have it fixed for next week.
Copyrightę 1998-2009 pojo.com
This site is not sponsored, endorsed, or
otherwise affiliated with any of the companies or
products featured on this site.
This is not an Official Site.