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Pojo's Naruto Card of the Day

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Shikamaru Nara
[IQ of 200 or Higher]

Card Number: N-138

Review Date: 04.09.07

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 4.00
Limited: 3.50

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



Shikamaru Nara [IQ of 200 or Higher]
Leaf/Genin/Male/Growth/Earth/Mental Power 4
Entrance Cost: 0
Combat/Support: 0/1, 0/0 injured

Effect: When this Ninja is sent out to battle and opposed, you can discard 2 cards from your hand. In that case, the this ninja's team and the team battling against it perform a mental power battle.

RAR Rare

Sorry for my lack of reviews last week, but I was busy with school work and was not too interested in the bizarre extremely-rare promo week...

Today's card is a very interesting one that is proving to be a solid 0-drop against Mental decks and is finding its way into splashes as much as Naruto does. Shikamaru is very useful in an out of Mental decks, with his colossal MP of 4. The ability to create Mental Battles when it is sent out to battle and opposed can put a good scare on the opponent, perhaps gaining you some tempo in the process. In terms of stats, this Shikamaru leaves some to be desired, but it does have growth, which can give it a standard Shika support of 2. Best to leave this one in the back as a support for Ibiki or other Mental fare. I personally have just made a Wind/Earth Byakugan deck with this one, and he is quite fun to use, trust me ;)

Constructed: 4/5: A very solid 0-drop, just be careful about the hand cost.

Limited: 3/5: Can be a surprise victor in battle, but giving up the hand is costlier here...

Until Next Time-Meb9000

Beastly Mage

Shikamaru Nara (n138)

Hey there, Naruto Fans. Beastly Mage here once again. Today's card is one of my personal favs: Shikamaru Nara [IQ of 200 or higher]. Being able to use a Mental Combat at turn 0 with such a whooping amount of mental power is great. But, the discard is the part that hurts. It's not a Chakra discard, but a straight-to-the-discard-pile discard. This card truly belongs in a dedicated Mental Power deck.


Constructed: 4/5 in a Mental Power Deck or any other
Limited: 4/5
Art: 4/5 (He looks like he's deep in thought...)


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