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Pojo's Naruto Card of th Day

Shikamaru Nara
[Lazy Bum]

Valid: This Ninja cannot be sent out to Battle by himself.

Card Number: N-005
Rarity - Common

Review Date: 8.30.06

Average Card Rating: 3.43

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.

Apprentice of Anubis Today, we look at one of the better 0’th turn Ninja, Shikamaru Nara [Lazy Bum], the poor mans Temari [Violent Temper]

For a 0th turn Ninja, this guy’s got some pretty decent stats. Sure, he has 0 offensive power, but 2 support is just G0dly, concerning the fact that the only time you see those kinds of numbers is when you start getting into the Chunin cards. And what’s the drawback? He can’t be sent out into battle on his own. Wait, that’s a drawback?

In all honesty, unless you need a Chump Blocker, you WON’T be sending this guy into battle by himself.

Now for the downsides. Well, actually, there aren’t really any drawbacks in my mind. The only thing bad that I can say is that Temari [Violent Temper]’s slightly better with that cool discard effect. In my opinion, he’s almost staple-worthy, the only thing throwing him off is the fact that he can not be sent to fight alone.

Limited: 4.5/5

Constructed: 4.5/5

‘Till next time. :D
dust2dust Shikamaru Nara [Lazy Bum]

-0 turn
-2 support

-bad effect

ok after reviewing 2 devastating card in the game so far, it’s time to go over some not as useful ones.

Everything looks great for this card. It has no turn cost, and great stats. Not everything is perfect; unfortunately, he has an effect that stops you from chum blocking him. This means all those copies of Shikamaru is potentially useless in the end.

There is one good combo, sorta, that can go with it. With Kakashi [confidence in subordinates], Shikamaru is a deadly 3 support. Other than that, I’m afraid, Shikamaru is not that useful

Temari is the replacement. Even though she is a one drop, she has 2 support and a great effect. The one turn thing doesn’t matter anyways, you need to drop someone to use with her anyways.

Constructed: 3.0/5
Limited: 4.0/5
Hey, Pojoers! ZanarkandAce here with another High Roller today! Shikamaru Nara, that Lazy Bum! heh... you like that intro? lol right into the card effect name.... where do I get this stuff? *takes out a piece of paper and a pen to write that down*

Shikamaru Nara
0 Turn or Hand Cost
0/2 Healthy
0/1 Injured

[Lazy Bum] Valid: This Ninja cannot be sent out to battle by itself.

Alright. As I said in the intro, this was one of the high rollers in the beginning of the game. And it still gets a little play. With his 2 support, he pumps a team. If used late in the game, you can make some nasty teams with him. Zabuza+Shikamaru= 8 Team... Even better! KakashI [Confidence in Subordinates] + Shikamaru = 9 Team... Throw in the combination of a Kagemane (Shadow Posession, you dubbers) and you got a nice attack on a powerless foe.

Drawbacks? Why use this one when you could use formation? Sure. He's got 1 more support to his name. But Formation sacrifices that 1 support for 4 Mental Power. Mental power decks are making a big splash, what with Cheating making a run for it. And who better to use in a mental battle than Mr. Over-200-IQ Smarty-pants? Okay, that was a childish dig, I know. But the main thing is that for one less Support in both healthy and unjured, you can use the same jutsu, and have some Mental Power defence. Especially when you use formation with Ninja Info Cards. Then again, That could be a plus for the Bum... The other big problem with this card is the fact that he cannot be sent into battle by himself. Not only that, but it's Valid too. He's not getting out there to defend if he's the only one you got. That's his biggest drawback...

Constructed: 3/5. As there always will be, there are better ninjas out there. Especially of himself! Use Formation over Bum.

Limited: 3.5/5 Same as above. But if you get in a draft situation, don't be afraid to snag this card for a deck.

And Thanks again to D-Hero. Though this time, he didn't actually do anything to help.... Only cause I knew this card pretty well.... But he still didn't do anything.... only cause i knew the card.... i know.... V_V
Stegy Time for the lazy genius himself, Shikamaru Nara.
Shikamaru Nara [Lazy Bum]
[insert appropriate text here, here, and here]

[and maybe here, too]

Constructed Rating: I hate to say this, but Shikamaru is now a forgotten
relic. Don't get me wrong--he's still a really nice card (0/2 Turn 0?
Okay!), but he's now outclassed. We now have Temari [Violent Temper] for
Turn 1. She has the same Healthy Stats but can chump block and has that
awesome ability (I attack, you block, you hurt? lose 1 card). Also, there's
the new Shikamaru [Formation!] which has 4 Mental Power. He's a 0/1, 0/1
Turn 0 drop and a very nice way to combat Mental Power decks.

Constructed Rating: 3/5 Beatdown should look at him, but otherwise..
outclassed now. =(

Limited Review: Okay, here we go. He boosts people early came. I mean,
you can have a Tenten/Shikamaru team of 4 Power on Turn 1, and if you
haven't drafted before let me tell you this: The winner of the game is the
one who can get the biggest Power in the early game.

Limited Rating: 3.5/5 Very nice pick.


Shikamaru Nara: Lazy Bum

Excellent at first, not so much anymore. The later Shikamaru has a mental strength of 4, compared to this one's 0. Being unable to block alone is a problem, because he would probably be played on your second or third turn, and by then you can play more powerful ninjas. Two support is impressive, but not impressive enough.

Constructed: 3/5 Good support, but flawed.
Limited: 4/5 Better when there aren't other options and no mental.
Art: 3.5/5 Because I like Shikamaru.


Shikamaru Nara [Lazy Bum]

I feel REALLY bad about dissing Shikamaru. However... he's never going to get better since Shikamaru's support will be more and more Mental combat as time goes on. 0/2 - 0/1 is cool and all, but you won't want him over what we get later on. This is a good card that is fading fast. He also can't chump block and his effect is a detriment like Individual Play Sasuke.

Play this for now, lose him soon, trust me.

Shikamaru Nara rating - 1/5
Constructed (All) - 3/5 (He's a good throw in, but nothing more.)
Limited - 3.5/5 (Slightly higher here outta desperation.)
Art - Too troublesom to rate/5


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