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So unless you've been under that proverbial rock,
you have heard of this thing called a "rogue list"
in which 5 cards have been only allowed to be run in
1's. 3 of them lightning, 1 fire, and 1 wind. Among
them? Shadow Clone Jutsu! the card that has defined
the element for over 6 sets! This massive shock to
the Purple color has made us all question if it is
still runnable in competitive formats? and for that
matter, with the loss of it's greatest mill card
along with it's best recovery card (emina) what is
it that lightning does? These, along with this jutsu
card are what I will be bringing you today.
Without the safety net that is Emina, Lightning
instantly had to steer away from the two deck system
that has made it so dominating for the past 6+
months. And with loosing The Jutsu Fetcher that is
Jiraiya along with their bomb jutsu SCJ it looks
like purple has thrown in the towel......However I
personally see Aggressive Lightning returning as the
only competitive archtype in the game. Loosing
Shadow Clone makes it much less likely that
Mono-Lightning Aggressive will make a splash in the
format but isn't that why we hybrid?
With the introduction of this card and a few others
in set 13 it looks like the most sucessful Lightning
decks will be early game and slightly mid game
reliant. Things like Paper bomb, Perverted Ninjutsu,
Shadow Clone (as a 1 of now of course), Sexy Jutsu
(I like path this format) will be lightnings way of
gaining early game advantage with things like Naruto
Vs. Sasuke, My Rule (to a much less degree), and
Preliminary to the third Exam (set 3) to overwhelm
the opponent. Making a turn 4 win plausable will
require good jutsu cards in the mid game however.
And that's where today's card comes in....
Thousand Years of Death is a Jutsu that has a
lightning friendly requirement. Instead of Rank
requirement, such as Jonin or Chunin. We have a card
that can be used by any ninja with a printed
entrance cost of 3 or more. It's effect is a potent
one, you can either change a ninja battling against
to injured status or negate the ninjas effect during
this turn. This card is very versital. When going
against the opponents Control of Power Naruto (set
4) making him a 0/0 3/0 is pretty good for 2 chakra.
The when battling against a neji that has made your
ninjas "sealed" you can throw this bad boy down to
give you access to your effects for the turn. On the
other side of the coin, Turning Gaara Tragic Name
sideways for 2 chrakra is a better trade then just
negating his effect. The same can be applied to
Jiraiya Instructor (set 6)
Overall, This card will be in that "utility belt"
that lightning will collect in an attempt to fill
the recent void left with the exit of shadow clone
jutsu. Had this card been introduced last set it
would've been forgotten. But now? who knows....
Constructed: 4 out of 5. I expect to see a lot of
this card in lightning.
Art: 5 out of 5. For what he's about to do, he
should reall wear gloves XD
A Thousand Years of Death
WORST PICTURE EVER.
Anyway, decent effect. Low cost to injure any ninja
opposing, and it has no requirements, other than
that it can't be used until T3. Lightning's been
getting some good support for this set (but does
ANYONE need TBF? =/ ), and this just adds to it.
Also, this can negate an opponent's effect. Negating
ninja effects during the EOJ isn't too awesome,
though, especially since you can already ditch their
nonvalid effects. Even yesterday's card had a
useless second effect.
Art: WORST PICTURE EVER. I could start an hour-long
rant about how bad that picture is.
Fun Fact: I won't get the swine flu because
A Thousand Years of Death
This card is ok. Unfortunately, this card won't
really be widely used because their are simply
better Jutsu to be played in its' place (like Giant
Shuriken, for example). The fact that you can select
which effect this card applies (unlike Revealing the
Ending, which attributes to its' lack of play), so
that's pretty cool. All in all, this is a decent
card, but it really shouldn't be a Rare; it just
feels like one of those cards that you'll pull like
6 of and die a little inside.
Artwork: ..Is anybody else a bit concerned that
Naruto seems to be enjoying himself a bit too much?
Steven Dally Jr.
A Thousand Years of Death -
And here we have the second preview.
With this, we have a hand full of mediocre/Pretty
decent Lightning Jutsu's coming with this new set.
Now in my opinion, I feel this card isn't all that
bad, even though it's not all that great.
I know most would rather use the Giant Shruiken or
the Genjutsu release card, and I would join them in
I feel ATYoD follow's the theme of out muscling Fire
by releasing their effects (That's what I would use
on ETDF or DOTM).
You negate their effects, or at least make them
waste a Jutsu, and that's that.
But I would still rather use a much more powerful
effect then that.
But for 2 chakra, and being able to choose between
two effects, and not requiring anyone too serious,
it would be a decent
one of IMO.
Limited - For this set, it wouldn't be bad 2.5/5
Constructed - there are better Lightning jutsu's,
and many would agree, so I don't how much play it's
to get, but I don't see it being much. 1.5/5
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