based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Lighting Blade J-106
-good effect either way
With a new week, we have the new set. This week we
look into the cards in the new set, in preparation
for it’s launch this weekend.
We had lighting blade before, but this one is easier
to obtain. You can get one of these when you buy one
of the new starter decks. Personally I don’t know
how many comes in one deck, that’s something we can
wait to find out.
The effect requires a coin flip. In some cases this
would be a bad thing, but for lighting blade, it’s
either good or better. You can either deal 1 damage
to a ninja, or discard the ninja; it’s a win-win
situation. The best thing, however, is that kakashi
does not need to be the head ninja to use lighting
blade. He can be supporting, and still use lighting
blade to it’s full effect.
The down side is it cost 2 fire chakra instead of 1
fire, 1 any the old one used to. Also the jutsu
obviously requires having Kakashi to use it. Neither
one is a big down side. If you play a fire deck,
getting 2 fire chakras is not that much harder than
getting 1 fire and 1 any, and Kakashi is pretty much
a stable in any fire decks. It’s benefits out
weights the downsides for me to reconsider playing
Overall I say buy 2 starters just to get this card
(if each comes with only 1). It’s a well worth
investment in my opinion.
Limited: 4.0/5 (sealed deck)
Apprentice of Anubis
This week, we’re reviewing
cards from the upcoming set, “Curse of the Sands”,
and today, we have an arguably better version of a
super rare card from the first set. Lightning Blade.
On the Pro side, it’s fairly cost effective for it’s
effect, being priced at two (Fire)’s for it. On top
of that, at worst, the card will deal one damage to
the target; at best, it’ll flat out kill it. So, for
your Chakra, you’re getting a fairly good effect.
The only Con? “Requirement: Kakashi Hatake”. As
you’re probably seen in my previous reviews, if it
isn’t a huge, game winning effect, I’d just rather
pass on it. Though here, that doesn’t necessarily
hold true seeing as you are guaranteed damage, which
can sever you’re opponent’s combat power. Nothing
worse then a Giant Snake as the lead ninja dropping
to a 0. :P
Limited: 1.5/5 (Sorry, but this card will screw you
over unless you pulled multiple copies of Kakashi
earlier into the draft, and the chances of that are
slim to none.)
Art: 3.5/5 (Still doesn’t match the original here.)
Lightning Blade, again? We did this before. And
certainly, only one of these cards exist. Now, this
is a cool thing about Naruto, Naruto gives previews
of upcoming sets. Here is our first one. This is a
Starter card in one of the four new Starter decks.
It has similar rules of use, but a whole different
Requirement: Kakashi Hatake, Nothing new here.
Target: 1 Ninja, this is different.
Effect: Flip a coin, heads the target is discarded,
tails the target recieves 1 damage.
Now, the effect, is a Heads I win, Tails I don't win
nearly as much as Heads. It can be an instant kill
at a two cost (Fire|Fire), it's only weakness is
requirement being Kakashi, otherwise it's lest
costly than Fire Ball (with no restriction on
target) and can still instantly kill without Zabuza
(or instantly kill reguardless WITH Zabuza). This is
insanely better than the other one, since it won't
suffer a Trigram against you.
Lightning Blade rating - 4/5
Constructed (Kakashi at 3) - 3/5
Limited - Starter card/5
Art - The other one is cooler/5
P.S. Sorry for not responding, but a weak of
'negation is good, run this in X element' would bore
me. So I took the week off.
Lightning Blade [J-106]
Man, this card is almost really neat. The effect is
down right dirty, and costs the same as 8 Trigram
Divination Seal. The effect is better if you manage
to get heads and destroy the ninja, but can be just
as damaging as a fireball but is cheaper to play.
All in all, this card is almost a card I would think
about running in a fire or fire/ some other element
But sadly, it requires a specific ninja. Cards that
require a specific ninja are horribly inconsistant.
I mean, it is usually rough enough when you're
trying to run a card that require jounin, or a
specific trait like sharingan, and normally you have
at least 6 people with that trait or rank in your
deck. I would not run it.
sealed: 1/5 (this would be terrible, what if you
didn't pull any kakashis?)
Lightning Blade J-106
-Lower cost than fire ball
Well, there certainly are many different sides to
this card, the first thought is, oh look i can kill
a ninja for two fire chakra? SWEET!!!!
Wrong, you not only have to have amazing luck for
coin flips, but also Kakashi Hatake as the user.
While this actually might not be a problem, having
him, two fire chakra, and a perfect card flip might.
A good strategy to try might be putting Kakashi
behind Zabuza with a hokage, while maybe not as
effective as a phoenix flower with Zabuza, i think
it has potential. I would love to see this card put
in a fire water, but i just don't see it as a big
I like this card nonetheless because it is so dang
powerful. It isn't i repeat ISN'T Versatile, and i
would run 1, if that. I guess if you're running a
bunch of four drop Kakashis this card wouldn't be
horrible, but it isn't a staple. So i'll end it, i
like this card though, but i think by this point
Sasuke should be able to use it, but it doesn't
I say get a starter or two, and this is a bonus,
grap a couple and trade a couple.
Sealed: 1/5 (Worthless)
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