07/23/03 Ė Wednesday
Master Roshi Sensei Ė Buu Saga
Ultra Rare - #153
Power: Sensei Deck Limit: 9 cards. All of your attacks do +1 life
cards of damage. All of your opponent's attacks do -1 life cards of
I love this card! It owns! Or thatís because Iím bias. Whatever.
Master Roshi has a decent deck size of 9, which will allow you to
pack in a good selection of tech cards. It is one of the higher
choices, which makes it one of the more powerful Senseis. Not to
mention his ability is amazing.
The ability to tack on more damage with your Sensei and take less
can add up quickly. The only thing is those attacks actually have to
hit to make a difference. With multiple attacks throughout the game,
it can make a 20 life card difference, which can ultimately decide
The funny part about this Sensei is if it faces itself, they
North Kai Sensei is the other Sensei widely used, and that one is
also quite strong, with the ability to mess over Freestyle MBS and
Orange MBS setup, while being able to kill of Blue CS and Blue MBS.
If I were to pick, it would be between this Sensei and Roshi.
The problem with this Sensei is the fact it is an Ultra Rare. It
took me almost two months to get my hands on one. That and the fact
that everyone wants one.
It also doesnít do as much against anger decks, but it will still
deal the additional life card. DB decks wonít phase much, but your 4
life card energies can do 5 now, which will help steal DBs if Gokuís
Capturing Drill and Android 20 Absorbing Drill arenít around.
Krillinís Heat Seeking Blast have DB capture written all over them.
It can work in DB decks just for the minus one life. Backlash
decks wonít fear this much, and North Kai is much more suited.
Dragonís Victory doesnít seem to float with this Sensei either. It
is more suited for decks that want to stay alive longer and dish out
Keep in mind he doesnít prevent damage and only makes them do
less, so physicals that do power stages that convert to life cards
If you donít have know what Sensei to run, Roshi is always a
great choice. He can fit in a variety of decks, and even preventing
damage is enough to make him better than Grand Kai and East Kai.
Standard: 4.8 out of 5.0 (North Kai is very strong against
certain Masteries, but Roshi can make or break a game) Tuff Enuff:
4.5 out of 5.0 (I know it is more beatdown oriented, but sometimes
you have to look outside the box and know that a shut off Mastery
can win a game)
Sealed: 5.0 out of 5.0 (broke, just broke if you pull one; will
make or break many games) ~matthewlow