#3 Naruto Uzumaki & Yamato [TEAM WORK]
Hey there, all! Still working on the article,
trying to get some outside input added, but yeah, I
was a bit harsh on yesterday's card. I just hope we
won't get anything else with that style of effect
again. But let's head onto the card at hand...
Our friend here is the most famous SR squad in
the game, Naru/Yama! This was a card that along with
Deep Forest Creation, really influenced the game in
a more positive way, allowing a deck that based
itself on specific users for jutsu becoming a lot
more powerful. But let's head down to it's stats,
T5 HC0 Lightning/Earth
5/4 8/4 CA: Wood/Oil
Set 14 Super Rare
There's a lot of key words for this card, with
Leaf, Anbu, and Clone Status being pretty important.
Just the name Naruto gives him the options to run
any of the Naruto+Clone Status Jutsu, but you
probably aren't running this ninja in a lightning
deck. His combat and support are just great, as he
starts off as a good supporter and ends as a good
head ninja. Honestly, I like this guy a lot, but as
with just about every other card on the list, he's
not here because of his stats, he's here because of
his effect. So let's check it out, shall we:
When this Ninja is put into play, you can search
for up to 2 Permanent Mission cards with an "Earth"
Symbol in your Deck and put them into play. Then,
shuffle your deck.
Valid: Same Yamato text as always which matters
less now since DFC is no longer in block.
This is a pretty game changing effect, as Earth
is known for it's permanent missions, with good
examples being BBQ, AFTBS, and Pressure. With this
one card, you could pretty much set up a win
condition, allowing you to swing through your
opponent, as well as having the power of DFC to stop
them even if they could block you. Overall, this
card really showed what Earth was capable of and
pushed them from a Tier 2 deck into the spotlight.
Overall, I really like this card, which seems to
be a polarizing thing on this list, but it's because
it gave support to something that really needed it.
With the block, we've lost DFC and AFTBS, but Earth
is still a strong deck type with this card still
giving it a large push...although I will mention
with Yamato [CONTROL BY FEAR], it's harder and
harder to actually want to squad into this gem,
especially when Naru/Hina is such a good option as
Limited: 2/5 Really, not your best pull to do
Constructed: 5/5 Has everything it needs here to
Block: 3.5/5 Lost a lot of it's super support, so
it's not as powerful as it could be.
Art: Naruto is vicious like a beast!/5
Stay tuned for tomorrow's card, one of the most
expensive and rarest cards in the game, one that was
thought to be too powerful for the game, and it
still is worse than our #1 card!