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Threat of the Tailed Beasts


Review Date: 04.17.09

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 2.80
Limited: 2.25

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

Beastly Mage

Threat of the Tailed Beasts

This is one card that truly shines in the Water/Chakra Control Deck. Think about it: you're getting rid of three of your opponent's Chakras, then you gain three, plus this mission and the hand cost, making the whole thing go for 5...

And it's a common!!!

It's not really broken, since there are ways to negate missions (cough, Hayate, cough) but it could be good in limited, and even better in constructed. Try it and see.


Limited: 2/5
Constructed: 3/5
Art: Shukaku needs a hug.../5

Matthew Low Friday 4/16 - Threat of the Tailed Beasts - Mission - Water

So we're looking at +5 chakra due to hand cost and the actual card, and -3 for your opponent. A plan right?

The problem with this card is that it does absolutely nothing if your opponent has no chakra. And if you have no discard pile then you don't get anything back, which in Water what exactly is going to make you a discard pile?

Can it be good? Yes, in those rare situations where you can take away your all your opponent's OC chakra and swing in, and you have Vortex chakra with some to spare. Is it worth a slot? No, not really. At best, I'd sideboard it for those random matchups where it can work, but on the flip-side I'd probably lean toward more conventional chakra destruction like Yoroi and Kisame. That's just my opinion though.

Constructed: 1.5 out of 5.0 (Great if actually pulled off. Keyword "actually.")
Limited: 1.0 out of 5.0 (Why?)
That Guy

Unstable Ground and Threat of the the Tailed Beasts

Talk about getting swept up in things, water weak just keeps giving us some great cards. Unstable Ground, hmmm it's effect looks a lot like a jutsu, oh I don't know Water Style: Exploding Water Shock Wave. Yes that's right this mission is exactly like WSEWSW, only with a few subtle differences. Since WSEWSW needs a jonin to activate it essentially can't be used till turn 3 at the earliest and for more than others turn 4. Unstable ground is basically no different except no ninja on the field is needed and it will last for three turns. As for our second card Threat of the Tailed Beasts, I feel it's another broken water card. Don't take this as an insult or as arrogance, it's just that the card advantage for this card, unless I'm miscalculating is an overall gain of +4. That is you discard three cards from your opponent, get back three cards in your chakra, and only use the card itself and the discard. In constructed I believe both of these cards could shine but Unstable Ground not as much. In Limited the conditions are basically the same.

To summarize:
      1) Unstable Ground is a mission form WSEWSW which I believe is better than the jutsu, but that's just my opinion.
      2) Threat of the Tailed Beast is a card that screams card advantage.

I'm grading these both together so it's out of 10.

Constructed: 8.5/10 ( 3.5 for UG 5 for Threat of the Tailed Beast)
Limited: Ditto as above

Art: Unstable Ground: Aftermath of Water Style: Exploding Water Shock Wave
      Gaara looks sad but Shukaku is happy.

Mark Howard Threat of the Tailed Beasts

This card is a COMMON!? THIS CARD IS AWESOME!!!! It slices an amazing three cards out of your opponent's Chakra (equal to using Kisame CES), AND give you three more. So, counting this card itself, your opponent loses 3 Chakra and you gain 5 Chakra.

I'd have to say that Water players have officially lost the right to say that they don't get any good cards :)

Art: Stupid Zombie Gaara, you ruin everything.
Fun Fact: Egotistical is such a funny word if you say it out loud.
StormVyper Zera Threat of the Tailed Beasts

Chakra Burn in the form of a Mission. That's new. On a good day, this card nets you 5 Chakra while burning 3 of your opponent's. This is an awesome way to reload those Ambush Ninja, or just give you enough Chakra to Vortex a team and Water Dragon any innocent bystander. Fun times. However, this card is really redundant and unnecessary IMO. Kisame/Yoroi/Jirobo burn more than enough Chakra on their own.

Limited - 3/5
Constructed - 1/5 (Water has and is getting much more potent Missions IMO.)
Artwork - ..They could've totally used the 2-Tails for this. It is a turtle after all.


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