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3 = average.
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Uchiha [Thirst for Power]
The first ever Sasuke that requires a discard (the
discard being a mission or jutsu card, not really
his cost) unless you wanna discard this guy before
he even does anything. Turn-2, growth,Sharingan Eye,
5/2 in healthy... plus a protection effect?! He
cannot be removed by your opponent's missions or
jutsus. He's also Leaf AND Rouge, with the Taijutsu
attribute. Could be good for a Fire deck.
Art: Like the left eye.../5
Alucard of the Abyss
Today's CotD is one of two
new Sasuke from BoD. Today's card is Sasuke Uchiha
[Thirst for Power].
He is a turn 2 Sasuke with amazingly solid turn 2
stats. 5/2 Healthy and 0/0 Injured (just like most
Sasuke). He has a Taijutsu Combat Atribute and like
always Sharingan Eye. Now two points of interest to
note here. First off is that he has growth, making
his stats an incredible 6/2 on turn 2 if you Growth
him into play. Second is the fact that he is no
longer a Genin rank Ninja, but now a Rogue Ninja.
Next up is his effect and there are two parts of it
and I'll start with the first half. The first part
of his effect is if you put him into play you either
have to Discard a Mission or a Jutsu, or discard
Sasuke. Now this seems like a downside but for a
turn two with these stats he has to have some
downside. Now me, I see this as a positive because
it has amazing combo potential with one card, which
I will get to in a minute. The second part of his
effect is that he can't be removed by the effects of
your Opponent's Mission or Jutsu cards. Now the
Jutsu part of that is pretty good but the Mission
part of it is near useless as there is only one
Mission card that sees some play that removes Ninjas
and that's End of the Demon. His effect would have
been much cooler if it would have been Jutsu and
Ninja effects. Overall, he has a pretty solid effect
with a big downside but a worthwhile reward for that
Onto his combo potential, there is a big one and one
that made me take notice of it when this set first
came out. Jonin's Intervention. This can fit nicely
in Jonin's Intervention for two reasons. First being
that the downside to Jonin's Intervention is that
the Ninjas they use to trigger Intervention do so at
the end of the turn so you have no opportunity to
organize your new Jonin into any teams. This Sasuke
helps you get around that by being discarded during
the Mission Phase. If you trigger Intervention with
this then you immediately get to organize your newly
played Jonin and put him in that team with Shikamaru
[US Formation] etc. The other thing nice about it is
that it allows you to drop copies of, otherwise
useless, Jonin's Interventions when you don't have
the rest of the combo pieces. Overall, he is pretty
darn good in this decktype.
In normal play I see him being decked every now and
then, but the best Sasuke to play right now is
[Special Power] unless your playing Freedori. If you
don't have [Special Power] then this is a pretty
good option if you want to include a Sasuke and a
good 2 drop for Fire. Also, as long as Gaara is
still in the meta, this Sasuke will see less play
because of his non-Valid effect and bad injured
In Limited this card is amazing. You will most
likely have extra useless Jutsu and Mission cards
decked anyways because of the nature of Limited so
that makes him a first deck choice. His stats are
solid for this format and his effect might help
every once in a while.
The art is pretty cool, I like the eye effect it's
got going on.
Constructed: 3.9/5 (he works in Intervention and is
a decent Sasuke, but prominent Damage effects keep
his score lower)
Limited: 5/5 (amazing here)
Art: 4/5 (I like it)
Tomorrow we get to a new Uchiha introduced in Battle
of Destiny and a pretty decent one at that.
-Alucard of the Abyss
Sasuke [Thirst for Power]
A GREAT splash. 5/2 by turn 2 is AMAZING! Sure he
has a hand cost that can’t be payed by Ninjas, and
it doesn’t become Chakra, at least it can be a
different element. In a meta that doesn’t see too
much Tragic Name (Sasuke’s weakness. I don’t believe
he’s really that weak when injured), this card’s a
4/5 (splashed in a non-TN environment
Next Time: Big Daddy just got bigger!
N-257 Sasuke Uchiha
[Thirst for Power]
As you can see Sasuke has grown. Now he has a crazy
yellow eyeball. His stats are very good for a turn
2,growth, Taijutsu Combat Attribute, but his effect
is basically a hand cost for healthy stats equal to
that of most turn 4 ninja.
The fact that damage effects and jutsu are run in
most tournaments hurt this card that is basically
useless when injured. On a positive note it has some
synergy in Jonin Intervention decks, which should
run enough draw power to recover fairly quickly.
For Limited he's not too shabby. Like usual we look
primarily at stats and cost. In my experience with
drafts you're lucky if you can get enough cards of
the same element so junk missions and jutsu aren't
Since we reviewed the turn
2 Naruto yesterday, it apparently seems fitting to
review the turn 2 Sasuke today. You'll notice that
this Sasuke is a rogue ninja, and has no rank. But
it still has growth, which on a 5/2,0/0 ninja is
quite nice. Like most Sasukes, his injured stats
suck, but he has great healthy stats for a turn 2,
especially if you growth him. What makes this Sasuke
special, is that when he is put in play you have to
discard a jutsu or mission card from your hand,
otherwise he dies. But, once he's in play, your
opponent can't remove him through Jutsu or mission
cards. Not bad, but there aren't too many removal
missions being used nowadays, and would you really
use End of the Demon on a turn 2 ninja with no rank?
Also, he doesn't protect against ninja effects, or
damage from jutsus, so you can still take him out
pretty easily. If he had been immune to jutsu
damage, he might see some play, but Gaara(TN),
Choji(F), Dosu(SI/TP), Naruto(OLA), Neji(FTWBIM),
and a few others can all take him out pretty
easily(and most of the ninjas I mentioned are
heavily run. Plus Shikamaru could just negate his
Constructed:3/5(Not bad, but still prey to damage,
takes a hand cost on turn 2[that doesn't even become
chakra], and is still almost useless when injured)
Limited:4/5(good pull here, not as much damage, and
he is a strong ninja on turn 2.)
Welcome fellow pojo'ers!
Today's card is another main character, Sasuke
However in this picture, he's obviously going to
orochimaru for power, which it greatly resembles as
the stats shown. He's no longer genin but he has
gained rogue ninja. 5/2 healthy on turn 2 is
amazing; even with the "hand cost" that is very
great, especially if growthed. And he cannot be
removed from play by Jutsu/Mission. Great effect.
However, with the current meta, and his injured
stats 0/0, Gaara TN will overcome this Sasuke.
Without a Gaara TN however, I see this as one of the
best turn 2's out there.
Constructed without Gaara TN: 4/5
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