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Orochimaru -
Temporary Vessel


Review Date: 02.04.08

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 3.87
Limited: 3.25

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

Beastly Mage

Orochimaru [Temporary Vessel]

Hey, Naruto fans. Sorry I was out for two weeks. I've been working with a few things, including the new venue I'll be working at as a Meijin. Now, on to the reviews.

Orochimaru [Temporary Vessel] allows you to send out a Sannin as early as turn 4 by sending a turn-four or higher Ninja with the water symbol on it to your chakra area. With the usual Orochimaru stats, he's pretty good. He's better in constructed than in limited in my experience. Try it and see.


Limited: 3/5
Constructed: 4/5
Art: The Mummy!!!/5

Ünderbheit Henchman

Orochimaru [Temporary Vessel]

Kicking of the new set we have an interesting Orochimaru.

One of the problems for Water, as well as most elements, is the best effects are not valid. Water has a very strong late game. Turn 4's include Aoi, Suien, Any of the new sound 4. Turn 5's with Zabuza, Kimimaro... the list goes on. Once these ninjas are injured however their stats have a significant drop and often get left for chump blocking. This Orochimaru can be played as early as turn 4 under these circumstances, allowing you to charge your in play turn 4+ ninja and replace it with a healthy 6/4.

This card is probably not going to see as much play as [Eternal Youth and Life] and [Deal] but this version of Orochimaru is still a decent choice in the sound decks that are popping up. It's stats are pretty much standard for Orochimaru and extremely good for turn 4.
It's effect is optional so it could always be played normally on turn 6 if things are going well.

Constructed I believe this Orochimaru would do well for mono water and sound decks. I'd rank him as the best Orochimaru that is not a super rare. I really like the idea of replacing a turn 4 water ninja once it has been injured. With damage being high on the meta deck lists it's almost a certainty.

In limited he's good for a turn 6. There was a lot of water cards this set and the odds of pulling at least
1 sound 4 and enough water to deploy him are excellent.

Constructed: 3.75/5.

Limited: 3.5/5.

-Underbheit Henchman
Mark Howard Orochimaru [Temporary Vessel]

This week, we start revewing cards from Battle of Battle! Uh..... Battle of Dersterny..... Um.... Battle of Destiny. It's the new set, for those of you have are frightened and have crawled under a rock.
So, this is a VERY good Orochimaru, and easy to obtain! You can put him on stage starting turn four, and he has great stats. Six combat, four support, and then still-solid injured stats! I'm bored, so I'll just slap on

Art: Brains!


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