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Jaken, Sesshomaru's Loya Companion
(Power UP: Search your deck or
discard pile for a copy of I LEAVE THEM TO YOU and
put it in your hand.) (*) All of your opponent's
events are removed from the game after use. (*) When
JAKEN defeats a character while your opponent has no
cards in his discard pile, you may search your deck
for an item and put it in your hand. (*) JAKEN
cannot be attacked while your SESSHOMARU is ready.
Type - character
Card Number - 9
Card Rating: 3.4
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 11.29.06
Jaken, Sesshomaru's Loyal Companion
3 Black, 6 White, 5 Blue
What more could you ask for? Three's Company's
weakest color has been White for the longest time,
and now they have a weapon on it. Sesshomaru,
Wanderer took care of Purple and Green. Rin covered
Red. Sesshomaru, Transformed covered Black.
Sesshomaru, Legendary Foe covered Blue. White was
the weak link, with Blue behind it due to Legendary
Foe mainly being used for the Power Up effect. With
6 White and 5 Blue at your disposal, Three's is a
huge threat as the colors are all covered.
Adding to this is the Power Up effect. While that
will most likely never be abused due to the
discarding of items after you Power Up, it gives you
options when/if you draw him during battle.
The Remove from the game addition to all opponent's
events is huge. Many decks like Hero Mains revolve
around regeneration with Fun at the Hot Springs,
among others, and removing that card along with
Halt!, My Hero, Workin' the Looks... these can win
The next effect will virtually never work so don't
think too hard.
The last effect is what makes the Jaken good. It's
not hard to lock opponents out from attacking
Sesshomaru. With a shield on Rin and Jaken, your
opponent can easily be at your mercy. Attack with
Jaken FIRST and take out two characters that can hit
Sesshomaru. In most cases, they'll only have two. If
done correctly, this should lock your opponent,
since Jaken is still unattackable. Then just go to
town, Sesshomaru, Rin for Preparation, Sesshomaru,
Rin for whatever, Sesshomaru... 4 straight shards,
and maybe you can finish the game with At What Cost
or really turn the tide of the game with You Are
Combo this with You and I Share Similar Fates on the
defensive. They'll have to attack Sesshomaru, so
you'll knock out two guys just on the defense with
Three's Company. Then take out two more with Jaken
and go from there.
If you're running Three's Company, there's little to
no reason why you shouldn't be running him. Master
Thief is uber tech, and Legends is a great annoyance
with Staff, but Sesshomaru's Loyal Companion should
overall be the choice when you're choosing the main
Jaken to run.
4.8 out of 5.0
Jaken, Sesshomaru's Loya Companion
This Jaken is just loaded with tricks to try and
exploit. Remember "I leave them to you" from
Tetsusaiga? This card tries to breathe new life into
On top of that, he has a protection ability, can
retrieve item from the deck, and makes your opponent
remove all the events they use. The negatives? All
of these abilities are iffy. Your opponent may not
be affected by event removal.
You need to empty their graveyard to look for items,
and if Sesshomaru attacks, Jaken's open. All in all,
not too impressed.
Former UMaine Animation Club President
UDE Demo Team Leader, Yu-Gi-Oh LvL 1 Judge & T.O.
"I reject your reality and substitute my own" - Adam