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Exclusive Series #13 Preview:

Water Style: Exploding Water Shock Wave
 

#N-482
 

Review Date: 04.13.09

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 2.00
Limited: 2.50

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


Beastly Mage

Water Style: Exploding Water Shock Wave

Welcome to another week of reviews. Today's card is one of Kisame's techniques. This card takes down both the combat and support of the Ninjas facing the user by -2. That means that a team of, let's say, 3 can lose up to 6 in team power in a snap. Remember, only a Jonin or higher Ninja can use it. Could this be something good for constructed Water Decks? Not sure, only time will tell.

Ratings:

Limited: 3/5 (if you can draft the right cards)
Constructed: 1/5
Art: Surf's up!!!/5

That Guy Water Style: Exploding Water Shock Wave

Hello all you Pojo readers and hope you all had a great Easter Weekend. And if your Jewish, as am I, I hope you are enjoying Passover.

Well let's see (tosses thousands of folders in a dramatic fashion) aha, here it is. Water Style: Exploding Water Shock Wave or WSEWS is what I believe to be underrated and probably will end up underplayed. See WSEWS is a powerful card in it's own regard but still has drawbacks. For only two water chakra you can reduce the power of all non water ninja's, including yours. I feel this card tries to muscle up next to Series 12 Water Prison Jutsu but sadly falls short. Now don't get me wrong, if you run a pure water deck then this is the meal ticket but otherwise you might want to reconsider. This could end up perfectly in a Sound 4 deck or an orichimaru themed deck, anyone thinking Zabuza and Haku. :)

Constructed: 2.5/5
Limited: 2/5
Art: Here comes the big cahunna, The Big Wave bro!
Mark Howard Mmkay.

Today's card is Water Style: Exploding Water Shockwave, depite the fact that we just got a version of this card that's good enough. This card is pretty good, too, but really hard to judge. Since it's element-specific, you're going to have to side it. Main deck it and you risk running into another Water deck and having a dead card. In your side deck, chances are you've got much better things to side in than this, and still, you can only fit a mere 10 cards in there.

2/5 for those reasons.
Art: The wave looks like it's saying "Om nom nom."
Fun Fact: I'm running low on Fun Facts ;_;
Matthew
Low
Monday 4/13 - Water Style: Exploding Water Shock Wave - Jutsu - Water

I'll admit my knowledge of Water is very limited as I obviously don't play it, nor play against it very often, so this review is going to be a bit skewed.

At first glance, the card may seem amazing. Giving an entire field -2/-2 can lead to OVs in lots of places. However, unless your entire field is Water, you also give your non-Water Ninjas -2/-2, so your field needs to be specifically built as such to give it full potential. Note with Water's lack of many good early game Ninjas, likely you'll have a few splashes in your deck to survive the early game.

The second nitpick I have with the card is that it seems like you'd have to choose between playing Water Style: Giant Vortex Jutsu and this. And likely 9 times out of 10, Vortex trumps. Sure it may cost more, but jettisoning an entire team on top of winning 2 BRs seems a better plan than MAYBE getting an OV or possibly injuring a few head Ninja. And it's an indirect jutsu counter.

As such, I can't say I can see it having a lot of play. Perhaps sideboard against decks with massive non-Water Ninjas, and your deck being stacked with lots of Water guys. Maybe as a 1-of after you've packed 3 Vortexes? I'd just rather go with 3 Vortex and call it a day. It's not a completely horrible card persay, just outclassed and not worth it.

Constructed: 1.9 out of 5.0 (Can't see it being used over Vortex.)
Limited: 1.0 out of 5.0 (Yeah right.)
~matthewlow
 


 

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