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The First Hokage
[Matchless Hero]


Review Date: July 23, 2009

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 4.80
Limited: 3.50

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

Beastly Mage

The First Hokage

Today's card.... well... it's just beautiful!

First off, it's the First. We're talking about the original Tree Combat Attribute Ninja here, so you know what sort of Jutsus are coming for those Ninjas. Secondly, great stats in both modes. Now, on to the effect. Like his brother The Second (the one reviewed a couple of weeks ago) this guy can negate and remove from play a Jutsu being played during the EoJ. That means that, for two Earth Chakras, you can do some damage to your opponent's Jutsus (without even going out to the Battlefield if we follow the wording). In limited you may not get to do the effect that much. But in an Earth Deck... oh, sweet pain!!!


Limited: 3/5
Constructed: 5/5
Art: Now, THAT'S good First Hokage Art!/5


2008 Stone
Village Kage
Pojo Preview #3

The First Hokage
[Matchless Hero]

Today we preview the parallel to our first exclusive card, The First Hokage! He has the same effect as his brother, which keeps him in line with previous versions. This card however gives earth a much needed boost to negation. This is especially true because other negation came in the form of Hyuuga jutsu, or disguise jutsu, neither of which were completely reliable. Just like his brother, he negates the card and removes it from game, and is remarkably valid. This is definitely the best First we’ve seen, and his effect means your opponent needs at least two jutsu to stop your DFC. Pretty impressive. Did you also notice that he got a boost in stats this time? 4 support as opposed to his usual 3.

Limited: 4/5 Tons of good earth to draft.
Constructed: 4.5/5 He’s earth’s only turn 6, why not run him?
Art: Supremely badass. I bet this looks even better in the SR foiling.
Matthew Low Friday 7/24 - The First Hokage [Matchless Hero] - Earth

So what is there to say that hasn't been said about The Second Hokage? He's Earth with great stats and the same effect. Slightly different stats in 6/4 4/2, and that support is the key, but who is complaining? He negates stuff and removes it from the game. I think Deep Forest Creation is going to go off more, which is a good thing. He's extremely playable and should be considered with all the other very good First Hokages out there. You can have one to get rid of BRs to help you come back, or perhaps one to counter opposing power jutsus and let yours break through. Perfect for archetypes like DFC, among others.

I can see him played in many Earth decks. He's not the end-all-be-all for The First, but he's very very good and will be played in many decks.

Standard: 4.7 out of 5.0 (Amazing.)
Limited: 1.4 out of 5.0 (Beatstick with hand cost.)

N. Jolly
N-612 The Second Hokage: Matchless Hero

...and I said in my review of Might Guy (tomorrow) that he was my fav card from the new set, but I'd like to preemptively retract that, thanks to this ninja we have right here.

To start out with, I already gave my review for this card with the second, but let's give it a rundown. First of all, it's the First, so it can use DFC, making it the new centerpiece of the "Chased into the Woods" deck that people feel Earth will now master. His stats got a bit of an overhaul, as he's now a 6/4 4/2, giving him the right stats for a back ninja, which he should be. With Satoosa, Leaf, and Mental 2, he's quite the complete package. He's honestly the best First in the game, and that's pretty hard to take from the QFP one, which I really like.

Now onto his effect...you know his effect, he can negate any jutsu in play for two Earth Chakra. And even moreso than Water, that's an awesome effect! Water has had to deal with having Disguise Jutsu as it's only "negation" for 13 sets now, only getting real negation in themes like Byakugan, which sadly, doesn't measure up to Sharingan at all. Now that Earth has some real negation, it can stand up to a lot of the other decks out there, and with cards like Choji [SOTP] and others, Earth has pretty good Chakra building skills to power that ability. I wish I had more to say, but when you see a card this good, you can't really say much else.

Constructed:+5/5 Now I know I said I'd give it a six, but the highest I can go is a 5, so it gets a +5
Limited:+5/5 Still as awesome, especially with some of the Earth you can draft.
Art:+5/5 It's quite epic, and this is my first card to get a "perfect" score.
StormVyper Zera The First Hokage [Matchless Hero]

..Apparently, those Senju brothers are pretty matchless. Who would've guessed.

Either way, this card is basically the palette swap of his younger brother, which isn't surprising since they've done this before. The only difference though is this guy is quite literally unmatched when it comes to Earth's Turn 6 slot; there's no reason not to play him, because he's the best First Hokage to date. His effect is a pretty straightforward one, and negation is definitely something Earth needed; Head Hunter and Disguise Jutsu only go so far. But between him and Deidara, you'll be chewing through the chakra like a rabid dog.

Limited: 1/5
Constructed: 5/5 (Only reason not to play him in Earth is because you don't have him.)
~StormVyper Zera

  SURPRISE!! for everyone, another super rare preview of the upcoming set :D and this one is not only good but extremely helpful for earth.

The First Hokage N-612

  Well well, this hokage has the same effect and effect name as the other super rare Second Hokage. However, this guy now packs, in addition to his incredible characteristics and ranks, 1 more support which means The First Hokage is now a 6/4 ninja for Earth. Zetsu is really hurting now lol. He has an arsenal of jutsus, from any rank jutsu to any Tree jutsu, an incredible ninja as always.

  What makes this guy so special is his effect, unlike the other Hokage, the first is Earth, an element that lacked easy negation, now with this always useful negation on Earth's side, I believe Earth can now become the Top Tier element, something fire has always held since the start of the game. This guy along with all the jutsus he'll be able to use (new and old), his awesome stats, and the incredible support Earth has gotten in this set means that the game is taking a turn, whether it'd be for better or for worse you guys get to decide ;).

   Totally impressed and this effect is even more useful in this element because this element was lacking said tech, at an easy use that is, and the extra support doesn't hurt either even at a cost of 1 combat loss in injured :D

Limited: 4.5/5 (This guy is a god)
Constructed: 5/5 (In his own element duh)

Art: My stick is 10x bigger than yours!!/5



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