based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Today we review one very promising card in the near
future. That’s right, Byakugan gets a big boost in
the up coming set, Curse of the Sand. So save up
them up while you still can.
For 1 earth and 1 any chakra, this card is kind of
powerful. Like many card games out right now, hand
advantage is very important. The more cards in your
hand, the more things you can do and the better
shape you will be in. Byakugan helps you take out
your opponent’s card and their options. Not to
mention, as an added bonus, you can look at your
opponent’s hand. This will help you planed out your
next moves, especially when it’s played on your
opponent’s turn. All this for just 2 chakra, what a
deal it is.
Every card should have a draw back, and for this
card it is that it requires a ninja with Byakugan.
This is the reason this card did not see much play,
there is simply not enough Byakugan ninjas out at
the moment. With the release of Curse of the Sand,
this problem will seem to solve itself. There are 2
new Byakugan ninjas coming out, as well as better
versions of neji and hinata. There are also many
jutsu and mission that is related as well, making a
Byakugan deck all the more tempting.
Cards with the same effect in other games always see
play. I’m sure this card will be too in the near
future. Then again, that’s just me.
Cost: 1 Earth, 1 Unspecified
Effect: Look at the cards in your opponent's hand.
Then, discard 1 Jutsu or Mission card in your
In it's deck, this card can be problematic for the
opponent. Unless they negate it, this card is almost
always going to go off. Of course, there are your
situations where you'll hit a hand full of ninjas,
or your opponent will just play the lone Jutsu they
have in response to B, but outside of those
instances, you've robbed them.
This card isn't necessary, though. Meaning, you can
build a solid deck around B's users without it and
still get the job done.
A pretty good deck could be built around this card
In limited, this cards very strict requirements
cause it anguish, unless you've drafted Neji and
Constructed Taijutsu/Byakugan: 4.5/5
Constructed: Gotta have Neji and/or Hinata/5
Limited: 4/5 if you've drafted Neji and/or Hinata.
1/5 if you haven't.
Seems to be a week of Jutsu cards. This being the
first of many Byakugan supports. Most have a 'maim
there hand' feel. This is no different, you see
there hand and get rid of a Mission or Jutsu they
have. With a cost of Earth|One it isn't too hard to
play. Also add in you see their hand as you use it
it can create one of two situations:
Premature use of a Jutsu they might of wanted to
save in a use it or lose it mentality, if this
doesn't get rid of Byakugan or the User they still
lose out on a handed card.
Let it happen, lose out on a card and pray the
person doesn't take the card that you needed.
In either event 1 for 1 is good, the card is killed
(not chakra, dead). We get a new Byakugan card next
set, but this doesn't lose playablity with the new
Solid choice if you have enough Earth and a few
Byakugan Rank - 3/5
Constructed rating (Earth/Hyuga) - 5/5
Limited rating - 4/5 (Loses points if you lack Neji
Art - 1/5 (Meh)
Byakugan--Well, I'm back for the new week. Vacation
was great, but I forget my
deck to tweak at my house. So I was deprived of
Naruto, except for a Japanese pavillion which had
hats, headbands, and hats galore.
Well, we have Byakugan. Its a Jutsu that, obviously,
requires Byakugan trait.
Only Hinata and Neji currently have this trait, and
only Neji is worth playing, mainly Formidable Trait.
This will change next set, with a Valid, Damage
reducing, Turn 1 Hinata, and then Neji [Attack of
Chakra Points]. Byakugan decks will become more
viable, but now, discarding 1 card from their hand
is not great. Its probably the best hand discard in
the game, but until Curse of Sands, its not that
CONSTRUCTED: 2/5.You want to play this, play some
Nejis, and maybe even Hinata.
Again, just wait to play it.
LIMITED: 2/5. Discarding their cards is much better
in Limited. But you still have to take into account
ART: 1/5. Its just wierd.
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