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[Smartest Ninja in the Hidden Rain Village]

Card Number: N-135

Review Date: 05.07.07

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 3.25
Limited: 2.75

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


Hisame: Smartest Ninja in the Hidden Rain Village

Sorry for the short reviews this week, but it is AP week, after all.

Abilities that activate when your team is completely defeated shouldn't be able to see play. Use her in a mental power deck, nothing else. Could also be good in a side for a Water deck if you didn't want to run non-water ninjas.

Limited: 1/5 (Are there any mental battle-inducing cards in Curse of the Sand? I didn't see any...)
Constructed (Mental deck): 4/5

PS: When are these waterfall ninjas from? I think I've seen all the filler arcs, and I don't remember them.


Hisame [Smartest Ninja in the Hidden Rain Village]
Rain/Female/Rogue Ninja/Mental Power 3
Turn Cost 2

Combat/Support: 2/2, 1/1 injured

Effect: If this ninja is the Head Ninja and completely defeated, you can select one of your Standby Ninjas and discard it to negate the damage to this ninja.

Meb is now back for another round of reviews, as we look at a few varied and interesting cards this week. Another bit of news is that as of a few days ago, the spoiler list for Dream Legacy, the next Naruto set, was put up on Bandai's official site. Go check it out if you haven't already!

Today's card is one that has made the deck lists of a fair few Mud (Water/Earth) mental decks as a nice boon. Hisame's stats are somewhat mediocre, but she is not meant to be in combat for those reasons. The Mental Power 3 puts her right up there as a contender for those mental decks and makes for an awesome target for Sakura's Decision in the Water/Wind hybrids. The effect reminds me of Gaara [Auto Guard] when it comes to suicidal yet not entirely beneficial effects. At least Gaara has some beef behind him, but Hisame does not. Just leave her in the back row and let her mental prowess help you out.

Constructed: 2.75/5

Limited: 3/5

Until Next Time-Meb9000

Beastly Mage

Hisame (n135)

Hello, Naruto fans. Beastly Mage here. Today's card is Hisame (Smartest Ninja in the Hidden Rain Village). Her effect doesn't really get to you. If she's completely defeated you may discard a stand-by Ninja so the damage is negated. Not really that good. Her combat stats aren't that good either. But, she's got 3 Mental Power, which makes her a must in Mental decks, as well as Water/Water Hybrid decks. She can beat match Sakura mentally and beat her combat-wise. She's pretty good, IMO.


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


Hi Pojoers. Sorry about friday's review, I totally reviewed the wrong Shino. I guess that's what happens when you wake up at 4:30 to catch a 2 hour bus to work.

Ok, Hisame is a pretty good turn 2 ninja. She's got good support, though only when healthy. Her effect is, well, I don't use it. Kabuto [Withdrawal] is better in a lot of ways, including better injured stats and an ability that will bounce Appearance, Caged Bird, Hokage Rocks, and other cards that see play. But Hisame has 1 more Mental Power, which means it's great when you're running Sakura's Decision. If you're playing Mental Power, you might want her over Kabuto, but I prefer the utility Kabuto provides even if it means having 1 less mental.

Hisame also works will in Kunoichi themed decks, I guess, or for when you're playing the SR Kabuto in threes, although you'd probably be running Demon Bros for the End of the Demon fodder if you can afford that many Supers.

In limited, she's a decent support ninja with great mental power, since this is a Curse card you might run into Suzume while drafting so Hisame is definitely a good choice.

Constructed: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Art: 3/5


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