Hey Pojo people. For those who don’t
know me, here’s a short history. I play cards, went
from Magic -> Pokemon -> YGO -> DM -> Inuyasha->,
one of the writers for Pojo’s Duel Masters site
(although I haven’t turned in anything in months),
got intro’ed to Inuyasha TCG around Yokai, and was
crazy about it since. That’s about it. Now, I’m
gonna take a shot at reviewing Inuyasha, since it
could use some help getting of the ground.
That’s enough for the formal
introduction. Let’s get to the facts. Today, we have
a card that I have never seen before, and most
people haven’t either. I think that there was some
kind of word about it being a blank card in most
Tetsusaiga packs, but I have no real clue since, you
know…I never saw one.
: Virtual Rare
6 – Black , 2 – White
: Unique, Male, Demon, Evil
: When Naraku attacks with black and defeats a
character, discard from the top of your opponent’s
deck the difference in the black values.
Yea, I said positive factors. Don’t
know why. Sounds intelligent…
Anyway, this card is a beast if used
in the right way in the purpose of discarding. So,
the difference in black values is taken from your
opponents deck and Naraku isn’t restricted to “not
equipping items…”. Just a question, anyone else wish
this was Inuyasha’s Father’s effect. I mean,
6 Black is ok. I mean, it’s good
enough to have something done to them, but it’s the
numbers game you want. Boost him up in that Black
power. Use a soda or something. Then go crazy with a
bunch of boost events, and you got yourself a nice
piece of discarding going on.
To add more to that, I think roughly
half of the characters in the game have black as a
color, so Naraku’s effect won’t go useless as most
of the time, you will have a target.
5 is a costly…um…cost, but still.
Good characters take heavy costs. It’s what happens.
I mean, there are plenty of strong cheap characters,
like Bodyguards and Insects#3, but let’s admit. When
you see a card with 5 or 4 cost, you probably think
“This card better have a decent
effect for it to cost more than 3.”
Yea, that’s right. I said negative
setbacks. Still intelligent…and it fits…
Anyone else see something else when
you think discarding? Another great Naraku? I mean,
the Naraku Legends is beastly as well. Shall we
Naraku Virtual Rare
Potential for Major Discard
Most Characters Have Black
Only 2 Colors
Weaker in stats
White?!!! My goodness…
Does a 5 drop once
Cheaper at 3
Every time. There when you need it
Weak in Purple
Well, let’s cover the negatives for
- 5 is a big number, it’s about the
max for characters excluding big Inu’s Pappy. It’s
kinda funny cause when you face a deck out deck,
what do you do. Irony…
- 2 Colors does hurt Naraku. And his
effect is only limited to Black. Not that I say you
would ever want to use the White to ever really
attack, but limits suck.
- It isn’t consistent in his effect.
You have to have a higher black value. If you don’t,
no effect. Bad. Your opponent can drop down an On
the Move or something, and there you go, wasted
attack, unless you got a card to stop them, but then
you don’t get much from the effect, which is why you
are using him right?
- Clarify…2 White?!!!! Why 2
More characters have white than
Black. More than 50% have white, most of them having
more than or equal to 2! So what happens then? Last
thing I want to happen is my Naraku gets it’s face
ripped off by Buyo, a cat. Although, I guess that’s
why they have the claws…to rip faces off of random
Finally, let’s play a game that I
loved to play as a DM COTD reviewer. IT’S
What Else Could You Use?...
- How about some Naraku Legends?
- Maybe a drop or 2 of some
Supernatural characters, those that actually
specialize in mills.
- Could you stand a Naraku that
actually has a long term effect? Naraku Legendary
Foe isn’t half bad if you want some safety nets
- How about a card that people
actually know exists? I would believe this card
would be better off on Ebay if it’s as rare as they
Shall we review the positives and
+ Potentially can cause a huge
discard in 1 attack.
+ 6 Black is halfway decent
+ 2 colors prevent it from dying as easily, I guess
- 5 cost may hurt it overall without
any regen effects. Overjoyed sound good?
- 2 Colors and limits on ability hinders attack
- Ability can be countered with defense cards.
- 2 White?!!! Can’t stress that enough…
Constructed (Overall) – 2/5
I don’t think it’s that good. I personally like to
go with the sure thing ability of Naraku Legends
than go with the harder effect. But still. It has
potential to do major discarding. But still. 2
Constructed (Naraku Control) – 3/5 –
Still okay, but you have to run heavy
power boosters, then support the effect by using
lots of Supernaturals. Has potential, but I still
prefer the Legends. 5 discard isn’t half bad, then
it adds on the Supernatural discard.
– 1.5/5 – Doesn’t the picture look
conspicuously like a card that we’ve seen before? I
mean, I see how it’s Tetsusiaga and it is the first
of the Naraku family, but still. I guess it would be
That wraps it up for Naraku Virtual
Rare. Anyone has a comment or just want to rant
about whatever I wrote, send an E-Mail to
email@example.com and we’ll see.