Unfortunately, thanks to the boards and people
getting packs early, this card was already spoiled.
But that won’t stop us from reviewing it!
First off, this is a multi-function jutsu. However,
because your opponent chooses, it severely dampens
this card’s effectiveness. This jutsu may be
multi-functional, but it doesn’t stand up to mission
based draw power strictly because your opponent
chooses the effect. It’s name isn’t just “Chidori”
so BTL Sasuke can’t play it for free in unlimited,
and Kakashi can’t grab it back in block.
So let’s look at the scenarios where this card would
Your opponent and you are tied in Team power. You
use Piercing Chidori, and of course, they let you
draw 3 cards to avoid the OV. Not too bad I suppose.
I hope you drew a jutsu in there…
You attack with a big team, they chump block. You
use piercing Chidori and they take the -5 to all
option. Nothing happens since they were chump
Your opponent is bigger than you. You use Piercing
Chidori to try to drop their team power. They pick
the “Draw 3” option so you can still lose the
battle. Best pray for a jutsu.
This is my main gripe with this card.
Multi-functional, but too situational. Probably
wasn’t deserving of the SR status, nor the Fire|Fire
cost. Fire|Colorless and a rare rarity would have
been acceptable. Well, I hope it looks good in Black
and Gold. I don’t see myself using this card anytime
soon. I’ll want one for the art though.