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Kisame Hoshigake
[Chakra Eater Sword]

Card Number: N-038

Review Date: 08.28.07

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 3.00
Limited: 3.60

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


Kisame Hoshigake [Bad Grammar]
just kidding, [Chakra Eater Sword]

This guy is pretty good. The effect will go off whenever he uses a jutsu and manages to stay on the field, and you can get rid of your opponent's chakra pretty quickly. If they don't have a mission or cards to charge, sometimes you can even leave them jutsuless.

He's water, so you might find better jonins with a Kabuto or Zabuto, but this guy is pretty good too. Worth considering in a mono-water.

Stats ok, weak injured though. Weapons means next to nothing. Akatsuki/Rogue Ninja and all the assorted effects.

Limited: 3.85/5
Constructed: 3.45/5


Tuesday's card is Kisame Hoshigaki, Chakra Eater Sword. He has the same stats as the Super Rare from Dream Legacy, but the effect is a little different. You can literally strip an opponent's chakra away with a few Jutsu, as long as they aren't negated. This may be the better of the two Kisames we have as his power really depends on successful Jutsus. Basically, any Jutsu you use is a Chakra Absorption in addition to its effect. Like the old Kisame, he's best in the MonoWater Chakra Eater deck.

Limited:3/5(Paired with Eternal Rivalry's cheap Jutsus, he's mean)
Constructed:3/5(He's worth the try in a Water deck)

Beastly Mage

Kisame Hoshigaki
(Chakra Eater Sword)
N-US 038

Today's card is one that seems to have become as popular as its Super Rare incarnation. Rather than discarding Chakra when you attack with it you can do it anytime as long as you've resolved a Jutsu with Kisame. Being a Jonin means that he can do a lot of Jutsus, so there's a big chance you'll get his effect. Problem is that it isn't valid, like the Super Rare version's effect. Still, he's a good addition to Water/Chakra control decks.


Limited: 4/5
Constructed: 4/5
Art: 4/5


Tuesday's card is the Rare version of Kisame. Unlike his Akatsuki counterpart, who is better as a rare, this card is signifigantly less playable than his Super Rare version.
First of all, you need to resolve a jutsu, and there is a good chance if you try to Vortex something, or use another powerful Jutsu, Kisame will be removed from play via Sandaime (APW) or Trigrams or something, making his effect useless. The other Kisame drains chakra no matter what happens to him after being sent to attack, and while you can chain Rare Kisame's jutsus to discard more than 2 chakra at a time, it will cost you a lot of chakra and jutsus from your hand anyway. That is why I wouldn't reccomend this Kisame.

In limited, it's a strong ninja which is nice, and it comes with a Water symbol, which is solid if you've got some water missions or Zabuzas (Both of which are far better.)
His effect is a bit stronger here, since there are some cheap jutsus (leaf hurricane) you could use to destroy your opponent's chakras.

Constructed: 2/5
Limited: 3.5/5
Art: 3/5

Byakuya Kuchiki

Kisame Hoshigaki[Chakra Eater Sword]

Today we look at the Eternal Rivalry Kisame Rare card. This is pretty much the same Kisame as last set, same Stats, and attributes as well along with the same entrance and hand cost. His effect and rarity are the only things that have changed. Basically, whenever Kisame uses a Jutsu and it works, you get to discard 2 of your opponent's chakra. This is where Kisame ultimately fails because with the Super Rare Kisame, you can discard 2 chakra at the end of the turn, but with this one, you have to use a Jutsu and then make sure it goes off. I'd much rather use the Super Rare one over this guy. In a booster draft, this guy would be pretty sweet to use though, but for competitive play, I'd definitely leave him in the binder.

My ratings:

Constructed: 2/5... Other Kisame is better

Limited: 3.5/5... He has more potential here


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