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The Handsome Devil Returns
 

M-238
 

Review Date: 04.30.08

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 3.75
Limited: 3.50

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


Beastly Mage

The Handsome Devil Returns

Now here's a good mission, particularly for Lightning decks. The Handsome Devil Returns heals one injured Ninja and gives it +1/+1 for this turn AND the next turn. It's a counter card, so you get to use it during your opponent's turn rather than your own. Sometimes, the boost isn't necessary, but it can help sometimes. This card is pretty good for the Taijutsu/Lightning build.

Ratings:

Limited: 3/5
Constructed: 3.5/5
Art: Nice!/5

Wyatt

The Handsome Devil Returns.  A turn 3 counter lightning mission.  You target one of your injured ninjas, then heal it, place it in any team you want, and it gets +1/+1 this turn and next turn.  I think this is a very good, overlooked card.  Cards that heal are few in number, and the ones that do so efficiently are much fewer still.  This allows you to heal a ninja at a critical time, on your opponent's turn, place it into any team you want, and it gets a pump for that turn and your next one.  I think this is a card to consider in mono-lightning, or lightning/x if you're unsure what to use  besides Reunion. 

Constructed:4/5
Limited:4/5

Garfield
of the
Desert
There are normally only a meager five to six slots reserved for mission cards in a deck (or at least a top tier deck).  A mission card has to bring something really special for that mission card to see any playtime in this game. That being said this mission may just have that lil something special.
 
So lets sum up this card, on your opponents turn you can heal a ninja (getting back its non valid effect), growth that same ninja (adding that much needed +1 to team power) and also use that ninja to build a squad of more than three. This card could single handedly turn a game upside down in the right circumstance. Still not getting how good this card is, ok then picture this scenario: its your opponent's turn, you have an injured Ino/Inochi platoon in your village, now you play the handsome devil returns targeting your Ino/Inochi and booya!!!  not only do you have access to arguably the godliest effect in the game (selecting your opponent's head ninja), you also got a 6 combat/ 5 support to splurge on any of your teams, yes that includes teams that alredy have three ninjas. In addition you just charged two more valuble lightning chakra that can be used for that all important negate. AH HAH bet you never thought about that. I could seriously see two of these being run in a lightning deck, or at the very least being sideboarded. If you happen to pull this in a limited tournament you should definitely give it a whirl just because it heals and growths and I gurantee the lightning hand cost wont be a problem ( sasame fuma anyone?)
 
constructed: 4/5
Limited       : 4/5 (healing is always good in a limited tournament)
Art            : Naruto looks wierd in the background/5


 

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