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Rock Lee
[High Speed Movement]

Card Number: N-US020
 

Review Date: 06.25.07

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 4.38
Limited: 4.00

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


Swordmaster
13

Monday's card is the new Rock Lee, High Speed Move from Eternal Rivalry, and if this week's cards are a sign of what's in the new set, expect wonderful things. Rock Lee is a Turn 1 Lightning Ninja with basic Lee stats of 3/0 healthy, 0/0 injured. His effects are what make him golden literally(he's a nice and shiny Super Rare). Jutsus used by this Rock Lee cannot be negated(screwing over among things Sharingan Eye and Hidden Mist Jutsu) and he cannot be returned to your hand by a Ninja Effect or Jutsu card(screwing over Giant Vortex Jutsu and 8 Trigrams). Factor in the fact that you can growth him from any Lee you choose and you have a really great Ninja. Lightning is starting to look a whole lot better already.

Limited:5/5(a fantastic ninja, hard to pull but still fantastic Turn 1)
Constructed: 5/5(probably the best Genin created to date but may change when the new Naruto and Sasuke make an appearance)

Beastly Mage

Rock Lee (N-US020)

Hello, fellow Pojo-Ers. Welcome to US Exclusive Cards Week. First card this week?: Rock Lee (which some have dubbed "Broke-Lee"). Two valid effects on this card. First, no jutsus he performs can be negated. Second, he can't be removed from the field by Jutsu or Ninja effects. Now, with his standard 3/0 - 0/0 + Genin stats, he's pretty good. But, with Request being able to turn him into a Satoosa, he can perform pretty much any Jutsu you can shake a stick at. For a Super Rare card, he's pretty good. He fits quite well into Taijutsu decks, which could make a big comeback with the new set.

Ratings:

Limited: 4/5
Constructed: 5/5
Art: 5/5

Akira

N-US020 Rock Lee (Element: Lightning)
Entrance Cost: 1 | Hand Cost: 0
Leaf | Genin | Male | Growth
[HIGH SPEED MOVE]
VALID: Jutsu cards used by this Ninja cannot be negated.
VALID: This Ninja cannot be removed from play by the effects of your opponent's Ninjas or Jutsu cards.
Health Status: 3/0 | Injured Status: 0/0

This guy's sort of like a mix between a Haku [KG:BT] and a Gaara [SB] neither of which impacted the meta too much, but perhaps both those abilities put together on a turn 1 Ninja will. If you can play Request For Taking Office (If I recall correctly, that is the card that turns a ninja into a Satoosa) you can have your Lee playing Water Style: Giant Vortex, Dragon Flame Bombs, and other powerful Jutsus. Since his Jutsus cannot be negated, and he cannot be removed from play, his Jutsus will always resolve. Unfortunately Rock Lee cannot do much without that mission. (Unless you want to play a pump deck where you can use a bunch of Kunais or Mass Shadow Clone Jutsus on him without the fear of being Trigrammed or APW'ed.)

All in all, it's a cool combo card and has a little bit of evasion. Chances are your opponent won't be gunning for a Genin anyway, though and the fact that you need to use a mission on him to make his jutsus very dangerous weakens him in terms of speed and reliability.

In limited, he's a Super Rare, he's got decent Combat, and a little bit of evasion (which may or may not matter depending on if we get any bounce/negation cards in ER) so he's a good pick.

Constructed: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Art: 5/5

Ajj

This week we get to look at a lot of the Eternal Rivalry preview cards, and what better card to start with than the insanely powerful SR Rock Lee (High Speed Move). This Rock Lee is incredibly powerful. He’s a 3/0 on turn 1 with possibly the most powerful effects to date: his jutsus can’t be negated and he can’t be removed from play by your opponent’s ninja effects or jutsus. Basically the only way to get rid of him is with missions like EotD, damage dealing jutsus, or winning a battle straight which is as lot harder to do against Lee than it sounds.
Though he doesn’t have the best stats, there are just so many possibilities jutsu wise with Rock Lee. You can use Lee specific jutsus like the new Primary Lotus which can deal one, but often 2, damage to an opponent’s ninja. Another option is to play the mission Request for Taking Office on Lee, permanently making him a Satoosa, allowing him to use the most played jutsus in the game, un-negated. For example, Lee could use a Vortex or a Trigram and your opponent could literally do nothing to stop it. Lee is an insanely powerful yet balanced ninja that promises to do a lot about the monotonous Meta by himself (though the other ER cards won’t hurt).

Limited: 4/5 (Not going to be that many great jutsus going around, but still very powerful)
Constructed: 4.5/5 (He’s a great card but you really need him and his specific jutsus or him and Request for Taking Office to make him powerful, both which lead to consistency problems)
Art: 5/5 (Just an awesome pose, best Rock Lee pic to date)
 


 

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