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Monkey King Enma
[King of Beats]

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2010

Average Card Rating

Limited: 1.50
Unlimited: 3.25
Block: 3.40

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

Beastly Mage

Monkey King Enma

This is the first time in many sets that we finally get to see the Monkey King. You may remember that the first time this Ninja came out it was a Super Rare that could only be played when The Third was out. Now, after many sets, we get to see this guy again as a Rare. The "King of Beasts" allows you to play Animal Ninjas as much as you want during the turn. So, let's say this guy is out (healthy) you can put in play a few Dogs, or maybe a Toad or two. Remember that this lets you deploy them, but they won't count towards the "one Ninja per turn" deployment restriction, which is great for Animal Rush Decks. As a bonus, the Valid effect gives him +2/+2 when Enma is in the same team as The Third Hokage (which comes in a few turns later).


Limited: 2/5
Constructed: 3/5
Block: 4/5
Art: Even bigger Party Animal/5

N-965 Monkey King Emna [King Of Beasts]
Finally, after many sets we get another Monkey King Emna who fortunately does not suck. At first glance, he looks like a terrible ninja since he has 2/2 healthy and injured stats at turn 3, but his effect more than makes up for it. He allows you to deploy infinite animals during your turn, which can be insane if you Animal Contract active. This can lead to massive drawing and rushing. Combine this with Scouting Party and Kakashi (Anbu Days) and you will have one terrifying field. His second effect is mostly useless since there is no good Third Hokages. Well, [Guardian of the Village] is decent in puppies since giving your puppies growth coins is always good. I'm not gonna start on [For The Greater Good].
Limited: 1/5 Too weak and not as useful here
Unlimited: 3.5/5 Kinda not as useful since Hikaru Tsuki is nearly the same, albeit faster
Block: 4/5

Monkey King Enma n965


Monkey madness moves maniacal, maliciously menacing mammals.


Let's not beat around the bush. This guy is ridiculous in Dogs, being able to provide an overwhelming board presences, especially in combination with compatible cards, or a small remedy for when your opponent starts hating on your Surprise Help or other non-deploy put-in-play effects, or even when your field might get wiped by that ever-so-annoying Sasuke Uchiha [Freezing Eyes]. I have no complaints about this guy, granted you build your deck to accomodate him.


Limited: 1/5 Unless you also get 2 Pakkun in your pool or something, this guy is just a severely-understat Turn 3.

Unlimited (Const'd): 4.5/5 This guy is a major catalyst in the Unlimited-format Animal deck. Just thinking about what he can do...

Block: 3.5/5 An important part of the Dog Deck, allowing to overwhelm the opponent as well as meet Kakashi (AB)'s 4-dog effect.


Monkey King Enma
Oooooh, I like this card! The amount of hate this card isn't fair! The constant "it's pointless because most of the ninjas dogs are already out by then" doesn't  
hold strong enough!
"deploying your "animal" ninja cards does not count towards the "1 Ninja per turn" restriction."
This card can swarm you real bad...bam! Scouting Party, start the QQ's please.
Loaded with many animal ninjas in your hand? Get Monkey King out and flood the field with pups.  It's unfair, there are other cards, besides ninja dogs, that makes use of this card.  A ninja toad deck for one.... and that's probably it.  The biggest misunderstanding with this card is that many think that it brings itself out under it's own effect...which it doesn't.  It will cost you summoning a ninja to bring him out so unless you have animals in your hand... it's not wise to bring this card out when you have another ninja to choose from. 
Lastly, it's second effect isn't impressive.  A pump up is good but only if the Third Hokage is on the field.  So a late game pump up is good but the first effect will already have been used up by then.  Also... who in the right mind would run [for the greater good]?  it can save you but the price is so heavy for  
an effect that jutsus can do too!  There is always Third Hokage [childhood] but.. lol let's be serious... just no.
Block: 3/5
its likely that most of the animals in the hand might already be out but for the  
occasions that it's not the case... this card is your answer.
won't win you games unless it's in a ninja dog deck.... or ninja toad
Unlimited: 2/5



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