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Pojo's Naruto Card of the Day

Formation
Ino-Shika-Cho

Card Number: 083
Rarity - Uncommon

Review Date: 9.28.06

Average Card Rating: 1

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.


dust2dust Formation Ino-Shika-Cho

Pro:
-variety of effects

Con:
-mutliple-requirement

With the team, today we have the formation. Its obvious what's coming today, and probably tomorrow as well.

General-
Here is what it does: when you play this card, your shikamaru, choji, or ino can use jutsu of mind, shadow, or food. This is not the best effect out there, but certainly an interesting one.

Looking at all the cards this affects (mind transfer jutsu, shadow possession jutsu, and expansion jutsu) I don't see great potential. Mind transfer bounce ninjas, only weak ones though. Possession is a sexy jutsu. Expansion is a combo of kunai and disguise jutsu (earth), kind of. As you can see, all three of these cards can be replaced by others that are some what more playable.

Nevertheless, a Shika-Ino-Cho deck would not be complete with out this card. I guess we should wait until better mind, shadow and food cards releases. I still think it's fun just to play with, just to see your opponent's expressions when you win.

Constructed: 4.0/5 (Shika-Ino-Cho)
Constructed: 1.0/5 (anywhere else)
Limited: 1.0/5 (never gonna happen)
 
Beastly Bruin No. Just...no.

This is a shining example of a good idea gone horribly awry. Do not...I repeat...DO NOT attempt this is competitive play. Cards like this can only exist in a casual game environment.

Let's see what we have here. For starters, it requires you to have a team that can be pretty tough to assemble and keep assembled. Secondly, it requires you to run three EXTREMELY specific jutsus, two of which aren't worth the deckspace. Lastly, it requires you to actually have these other jutsus at the same time you have the hard-to-assemble team and this card and for your opponent to have eligible targets for said jutsus and blah, blah, blah...

Honestly, if your opponent allows you to pull this card off on them to an effective degree, they should forfeit the duel, promply give away all of their cards, and proceed to leave the card shop. For the Yugioh players out there, this card and it's combos are about like summoning Gate Guardian. Yeah, you get a pretty powerful result if you actually pull it off, but it's utility is greatly trumped by countless other cards that provide much more advantage with much lower costs.

In conclusion, try this out in a fun deck if you play against other people with equally situational fun decks, otherwise, this card will almost always end up as Chakra. Conversly, tomorrow's card is an absolute beast...

Constructed Anything: 1/5
Limited: I fart in your general direction/5 (props to anyone who gets that)
Art: 1/5 (So many other shots of the three of them that they could have used)
 


Rakath

Formation InoShikaCho

I feel I've been typing a handful of words over and over this week... Anyway, this is a Jutsu card that allows you to make your Chakra area get bigger, and Mind Transfer Jutsu not suck. As long as you have ANY of the following Ninjas out (Ino Yamanaka, Shikamaru Nara, Choji Akamichi) in combat, you may use this. Then all ninjas with Mind (Yamanaka), Shadow (Nara), and Food (Akamichi) combat types on the user's don't need to pay Jutsu costs for Jutsus with Mind, Shadow, or Food requirements. Now, what does this mean? It means if you had 2 Chakra (One being Earth, the other being anything, and leaving out the idea that somehow your enemies negate this Jutsu) you can then proceed to play Mind Transfer, Shadow Possession, and Expansion for free. There isn't much advantage to this trick yet since two of those three Jutsu cards are 1 costs.

However it mainly exists to make Mind Transfer not hurt so much to play. Also, based on wording, later cards for Choji and Shikamaru WILL make full use of this effect if you can. Go for it in it's own deck or you want to abuse Mind Transfer Jutsu.

Constructed (InoShikaCho) - 5/5
Constructed - X/5 (X = Mind Transfer Jutsus x1.5 + Shadow Possession and Expansion Jutsu x0.5)
Limited - HAW-HAW/5 (nothing to use it with)
Art - 5/5 (Because that's how many points getting InoShikaCho is, 5 points!)
 

 

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