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Kiba Inuzaka
[Leading Scout]
 

Card Number: N-241
 

Review Date: 01.11.08

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 3.00
Limited: 3.50

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


Uberdylan

Kiba Inuzaka
[Leading Scout]

Ah, I see he's officially an animal now. Maybe he'll quit having identity crisis over his species...

Anyway, the ability is a somewhat useful one. Make him leader and your opponent has to chump-block doubletime; this could be useful for dominating an opponent on the defensive. He's only got 2/0, but he does have growth, so that's something, and there are always plenty of cheap attack-boosting jutsu out there.

Limited/Constructed: 3.65/5


Beastly Mage

Kiba Inuzuka

Finally, a really good version of Kiba! ^_^

[Leading Scout] is a pretty good ninja. Early game, when your opponent probably has like one ninja out or single-ninja teams, and you attack, that's like getting one reward automatically. Late game, however, it all depends on the situation. Sometimes it all depends on the luck of the draw.

Ratings:

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

Alucard of the Abyss

Friday's card:
Kiba Inuzuka [Leading Scout]

This is a card most competitive players will pass on. While it is an interesting effect, it has little effect on the metagame unless Tempo becomes a popular deck choice again. For Tempo it is an alright choice, but even then there are better choices as Kiba is a 1 drop and there are more important cards to fill that spot and what he does the job of the Client Kaji does a better job. Also, with new mill cards coming out that revolve around both Kiba and Akamaru, [Man Beast Clone] is just a better choice as it can search out a crucial part of your mill combo if mill becomes top tier.

For casual it's pretty much the same. He can find a place in Tempo on occasion and maybe if you insist on playing straight Mono-Fire, but that's really about it.

Sealed/Draft he could be pretty good. There will be times when you can score a couple of Battle Rewards off of his effect and in those formats you really take any good card you can get. Really the only format I see him seeing any amount of play in.

Overall, interesting effect but not up to par. Being a 1 drop really hurts his playability because if he were a 0 there would be that chance for a free Battle Reward and there are better Kibas out there to play.

Ratings:
Competitive: 2/5 (just doesn't have what it takes)
Casual: 2/5 (about the same, better Kibas to choose in casual)
Sealed/Draft: 3/5 (slightly more useful here)
Overall: 2.5/5 (Cool effect but it really can't find it's place in most decks)

-Alucard of the Abyss-

saurabh dubey

5. Kiba Inuzuka ( Leading Scout )
 
              Turn 1 kiba, average stats for a Kiba, growth. The effect is good at the starting, but it's not valid. Could mean 1 battle reward, or maybe 2. Might be good in an animal deck.
 
My Ratings:
 
Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 3.23
 

Mark Howard

Kiba Inuzuka [Lead Scout]
NO!!!! If you're going to use Kiba, use [Man Beast Clone] instead. At least then you'll be able to search out a FREE Akamaru when you play him. Don't settle for a poopnose like this Kiba.

1.7/5
NEXT TIME: I can't wait for the next Naruto Episode!


 

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