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Illusion by Genjutsu


Review Date: 04.21.09

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 1.90
Limited: 2.00

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

Beastly Mage

Illusion by Genjutsu

Today's card is one that's sure to please Genjutsu fans. This jutsu makes any Ninja with a entrance cost of 3 or less a 0/0. Thing is that this can only work when the 3 or less entry cost is the PRINTED value. So, no Shika-US-Formation here. Still, this can stop, let's say, Naruto, Sakura, and others dead in their tracks. Now with plenty of Genjutsu support in this new set, I'm guessing this one could become an important card. Try it and see.


Limited: 1/5 (Could you find enough Genjutsu Ninjas here?)
Constructed: 2/5
Art: Nani?! The Knucklehead becoming a Goth/Emo?!/5


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Illusion By Genjutsu

Bandai really wants to push the Genjutsu theme I suppose. Well, I can tell you this, it’s not going to happen with all these small stat changers. Given, making a turn 3 a 0/0 is nice, but it’s just not that practical when damage and removal is the meta. What Bandai needs to do is bring in some cheap damage jutsu for gunjutsu users that aren’t named Itachi. I see this being somewhat useful in limited, as we have two Genjutsu users on turn 2, several Kakashi, Sasuke, and more likely than not, yet another Itachi. Other funny stuff you could do with it is run those 3 grass ninja in a fire deck, then drop this on them after turn 1 once you have played drifting clouds. But then, you are using deck space for bad cards. The art is awesome though.

Limited: 4/5 Plenty of users, and it’s cheap.
Constructed: 1.5/5
today we cover an interesting card, Illusion by Genjutsu from set 13.

For 1 fire chakra and the Genjutsu combat attribute, you can turn any opposing ninja with a printed entrance cost of 3 or less to a 0/0. This is one of those cards that will seemingly get better and better with time.

Off the top of my head, we currently have ranmaru, kotetsu, izumo, kakashi, kurenai, itachi, and sasuke that can use this card. Not a bad variety if you ask me.

More times than not, when building a fire deck I find 1-2 open jutsu slots in my deck. Cards like this that are not nessassarily most efficient but solid cards just the same is what gives this game variety.

Personally, I like this card. But time will tell if it's the real deal. If it droped mental power I'd be in love.....

Constructed: 3 out of 5. Not a bad 1-2 of for fire decks

Art: 4 out of 5. You got your Sasuke in my Naruto! You got your Naruto in my Sasuke!
That Guy Illusion by Genjutsu

First things first, this card has the most wicked card art I have ever seen. Illusion by Genjutsu is very good fire jutsu but sadly runs into one problem, the amount of users that can use it. I mean there is Kakashi's of every kind, Itachi, those three wind genin's, and maybe one or two more users that I can't think of (ooh that small dude who has red eyes). This card's effect is pretty good, allowing for fire to have it's own water prison, grant it for one less chakra but more specific in requirements. I can see this card being used in any deck that has both Itachi and Kakashi but other than that it's iffy.

Constructed: 3.5/5
Limited: 3/5
Art: Infinity sign/5 It's just that good
Once in a lifetime tidbit: Recently I've been curious with mixing together jutsu negation, mental, and genjutsu.
Anybody got ideas write me a letter, email is Djgamer101@aol.com 
Mark Howard illusion by Genjutsu

What's up with all of this T3 and under hate? It's pointless. Anyway, this is a free Water Prison for Genjutsu decks. Can it be good? Mid-game, yes, if you're using the Proctor guys that are going to be released (though they're pretty meh) or get Kurenai out fast enough. It isn't the best cards, and even its own deck doesn't have room for it. In Fire/Wind, you're running Fan, KO Blow, Trigrams, and all that stuff. There isn't much room for a card that nulls weak stats.

Art: Eew.
Fun Fact: Orochimaru is Pedo Bear V2
StormVyper Zera Illussion by Genjutsu

This is, quite literally, a lesser version of J-401 Genjutsu from A New Chronicle but with bad artwork. Seeing as Genjutsu doesn't see major use, I can't think of a reason as to why this card would be any different. Fire simply has better tools at it's disposal.

Limited: 1/5
Constructed: 1/5
Artwork: Oh snap! Naruto is turning into an effeminate emo kid! Dx
~StormVyper Zera
Steven Dally Jr. Illusion By Genjutsu

Another Genjutsu friendly card (With SO many new Genjutsu playable characters) leaves you wondering if you should stash this card, or one of the many others in this set (And the last), into a Genjutsu deck.

Now this card lets you go and turn a ninja with a Entrance cost of 3 or less into a ninja with a 0/0 stats.

It's okay, but for the most part, it's too limited to really see any playability IMO,
knowing there are MUCH better Genjutsu cards like Hallucination (Which isn't even THAT good itself), I don't
see this card getting much love, even with it's Chakra friendly feel to

Limited - depending on how many Genjutsu users of course...but still. 1/5
Constructed - In a good Genjutsu, I STILL don't see this card getting love. 1.5/5
Tuesday 4/21 - Illusion by Genjutsu - Jutsu - Fire

Low cost jutsu that is useful mostly early game, as late game will be filled with stronger Ninjas untargetable, and it's a bit weak then. I can see it being played with a decent amount of Genjutsu characters that are low drops, but are there many good ones? Not a lot. There are some, just not enough. Thus I'd chalk this card up to a decent card with limited playability due to requirements that could get better. Time will tell.

Constructed: 2.4 out of 5.0 (Needs more Genjutsu users.)
Limited: 1.2 out of 5.0 (You'd need Genjutsu users.)


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