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Gaara of the Desert

Card Number: N-178

Review Date: 09.17.07

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 1.67
Limited: 3.17

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

Beastly Mage

Gaara of the Desert [Alone]

Welcome to another week of reviews. Today's card is Gaara before he was a Genin. For a turn-0/rankless Ninja he's pretty strong in healthy. Problem is making a team for him. He can only be in a team with Sand Ninjas. That can be a bit of a challenge in limited, and in constructed there are better choices for a Gaara. If he would have given "Growth" to the Gaaras in your hand as well this could have been a better option, but, that's just me. =P


Limited: 3/5
Constructed: 2/5
Art: Weird looking teddy bear... /5


A horrible card in my opinion. I'd play vanilla Shino before I'd touch this. It's stats are equal to other ninjas from other elements with NO drawbacks (Sasuke #1 Rookie, Naruto when injured, Choji chubby) but it can't go out to battle except with sand ninjas. If you run Temari that might not be a problem, but what if you don't draw Temari? What if Temari is the target of Ino? Serious problems that make this a bad card.

In limited, it's a 3/0 on turn 0, and you might have Temari and Yashamaru to back it up. I'd run it just because it's a 0 drop that will hopefully prevent your opponent from attacking on their first turn, at least until they can make a team bigger than 3.

Constructed: 1/5
Limited: 3/5
Art: 4/5


Today's Monday. Ugh. My bad day. Well, not really. Monday's nice. NO homework due!............. If your teachers have any amount of kindness left in those cold, cold hearts.

So, today's COTD (which really stands for Cute Orange Tiger Dung, but we don't want you to know that) is a bit screwed. It's Gaara of the Desert.

Bandai made a typo. This card's name should be Gaara, NOT Gaara of the Desert. But Bandai and their lazy butts have not errata'd this. You can't use 3 of them with a normal Gaara.

Okey-dokey now. This Gaara is not only adorable, but emo too. In fact, because only a hyper-n00b would use this over the normal Gaara, until he gets errata'd. As a result, I'm going to spend the rest of this review ranting and commenting on how cute he is. Yes, I'm that evil >:) Haven't you ever seen a cute little thing like this!? Just look at him! He's so little and yet so emo! And he's even got his OWN LITTLE TEDDY BEAR!!! OH MY GOD IT'S SOOOOO CUTE! BANDAI YOU SUCK FOR PICKING ON THIS LITTLE D00D LIKE THAT! I'M QUITTING IF YOU DON'T ERRATA HIM!!! NAH! NAH! NAH!

This Gaara's a turn 0, but only has 3/0, and nothing when injured. Plus the effect just plain sucks. AND IT'S VALID. Ew.

Constructed: 2
Limited: 2.5
Art: 1,000,000,000,000,000/5

If errata'd:
Constructed: 5.2
Limited: 3.5
(Bonus points for cuteness, +1 each! Well, in casual play. Pros don't care how cute it is) Next Time: A smart little girl messes with my Chakra Area...

Frank Xia

Gaara of The Desert
Yay I'm doing something Naruto-related while on holiday!
Reminds me of Shikamaru [Lazy Bum]. This gaara is one of the worst cards in the game in my opinion. It can only be send out with Sand ninja (thank god it is a sand ninja) so unless you run temari and draw her with this Gaara, it is basically pointless. AoC would be better.
In limitd, it could be a bit better, as it could act as a "decoy", scaring your opponent not to attack and chump blocking. It could also attack by itself, which is decent at least.
Constructed: 2/5 (I would seriously use the path to hokage vanilla sakura over this)
Limited: 3/5 (there are better 0 drop limited ninja, though)
Art: Isn't Gaara part made using non-natural processes, so how can it be alone? Why would it want a teddy bear?/5



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