Deidara & Tobi
[The Artist and the Idiot]
Set #19 - Path of Pain Reviewed October 15, 2010
Limited: See Below
based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.
3 = average.
5 is the highest rating.
Deidara and Tobi
This card has an effect name that makes me remember
days gone by. LOL
This Platoon allows you to look for up to two cards
in your deck that have the name "Deidara" or "Tobi"
on them. The effect may allow you to get one of each
if you want, or even two copies of the Platoon. This
leads you to the other effect. During the EoJ you
can discard one of those Ninjas you just looked for
to give one Damage to an opposing Ninja battling
these two. That can come in very handy most of the
time. This Platoon also has some nice Combat and
Support stats. Not so sure if it'll work in Limited,
but expect these two to pop up in Constructed.
Limited: 1/5 (we have to see...)
Art: Don't hand Tobi the lighter.../5
N-958 Deidara & Tobi [The Artist And The Idiot]
Previews here, previews there, previews everywhere!
Today's card is our fourth exclusive preview, and so
far it is my favorite, at least effect wise. This
version of Deidara & Tobi has a few slight
differences than it's Set 17 predecessor. The new
platoon has no hand cost (which is a big positive
for a platoon card), and slightly different stats
(the original on was 7/4, 6/3). Interestingly, this
card does not have "?" Combat Attribute like the
last one did, but that is neglectable since "?" CA
hasn't done anything for the game.
Now here's the biggest difference between the old
platoon and the new platoon: the effect for this
platoon is good(ish). When you play the platoon, you
search your deck for up to two cards with either "Deidara"
or "Tobi" in their name. Then, during the exchange
of jutsu, you can discard a card with either "Deidara"
or "Tobi" in its name to damage a ninja battling
against the platoon. Essentially, this card allows
you two free attacks on your opponent's ninjas. Of
course, there is also the other option of taking two
Tobi [Man Of Mystery] to your hand for some quick
While I like this guys effect, this platoon will be
hard to play. It will only see run in an Akatsuki
build, although theoretically, any deck with 3x Tobi
[MOM] can run this. The problem with that though is
that no one deploys Tobi [MOM]. The only Deidara
this would be platoon'd over is [Plastic Arts]
pretty much, but most Akatsuki decks don't even run
this since his effect requires specific chakra. This
card may be redeemed, however, depending on how good
the new Deidara in this set will be.
-No hand cost
-Somewhat hard to pull-off requirements to get into
-Platoon instead of squad
Limited: n/a, since we have not yet seen any version
of Deidara or Tobi in this set.
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