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[The Brain of the Sand]


Review Date: 03.11.09

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 2.33
Limited: 2.50

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

Beastly Mage


Today's card is Yura [The Brain of the Sand]. Kinda odd that he would be called "Brain" when he doesn't have any mental power. (insert "confused" smiley here)

Yura's effect makes him good for Sand decks. Every "Sand" Ninja in your hand gets -1 hand cost. That means yesterday's Temari can come in play with no cost, same for other cards such as the Fifth Kazekage and other big Sand Ninjas. In limited he would probably be of little help, but in a dedicated deck he could be quite good. Try it and see.


Limited: 2/5
Constructed: 3/5
Art: Does he have a headache?!/5


Today we discuss one of the more interesting cards in this set for Wind, Yura from set 12.

Yura's ability is that he gives all your ninja from the sand village -1 hand cost while being a respectable 5/2 1/2 stated jonin with no hand cost of his own.

Right now the following non-platoon ninja are able to receive the -1 hand cost:
Temari (Boldness and Splendor from set 12)
The Fifth Kazekage (both from set 12 and from the tins)
Baki (Cleaning Up from set 3)
The Kazekage (both from set 4)

now two things stick out to me; first is that Sasori is without the Sand Characteristic necessary for Yura to help (doesn't Yura help Sasori is the show?) and the Second is that right now, Temari is set to drop before Yura, and the only playable ninja of these above is the Fifth Kazekage.

This card will most likley be better with age, but right now keep it in the shoe box;)

Constructed: 2 out of 5. Not good right now, but soon, maybe

Limited: 3 out of 5. has no HC and has jonin, not a good effect though. This format is all about ninja

Art: I COULD'VE HAD A V8! out of 5.

Mark Howard

Yura [Brain of the Sand]

A bad card. His stats are a little bit weird, but still good for meh-supporting. Sadly, his effect isn't Valid. It's useful for keeping your hand nice and big, but then again, why would you be using many hand cost ninjas?

2/5, since there are better options

Art: He ate half a Fudgesicle in one bite... Brain freeze!

Tomorrow: SHEEPS GO “BAA!”

Fun Fact: Why does the Brain of the Sand have no MP?


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