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Alucard of the Abyss
Today we get to number 7
on the top ten cards of '07 and it's one that has
been making quite an impact since his release in the
Quest for Power starter decks. Today's card is The
First Hokage [One Who Created The Village]. And what
a card to review.
First off, as with all Hokage he is a turn 6 ninja
with amazing stats like any other Hokage. Next up is
his ever so powerful effect. His effect literally
turns the game around when he comes into play. He
reduces the amount of Battle Rewards your opponents
have down to 4 if they have 5 or more when he drops.
The effect is incredible and something Earth has
been needing for a while now, a 6 drop that makes
Earth that much more playable. Next to pre-errata
The Third Hokage [Addressing Past Wrongs] and the
QfP starter The Second Hokage, his effect is the
most powerful of the Hokage and of 6 drops in the
game in general. The most popular card combo
involving this is with yesterday's card Secret Wood
Style: Deep Forest Creation. With the effect of The
First combined with Deep Forest Creation it creates
a complete turn around of the game (if you're on the
losing end) and puts you at a game winning position.
Another thing this card has done has pretty much put
a stop to decks meant to get early Battle Rewards as
quick as possible such as Tempo and Rush decks.
In Limited should you be building decks from
starters than choose him first and build a deck
around him as best you can. His stats alone warrant
playing him in this format but his effect is also a
very powerful tool in this format. That combination
means he is a top card for this format.
Constructed: 4.5/5 (Meta shaping cards deserve this
high of a rating)
Limited: 5/5 (should be a first choice if you have
the Earth to support him)
Tomorrow we look at the number 6 card of 2007, a
card that dominated top tournaments and locals for
the better half of 07 when it came out. Stay tuned!
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