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Shikamaru & Temari (Strong Arm Tactics)
The Shika/Tema platoon is quite a monster if played
right. Nice stats at turn 3, plus 5 Mental are just
great. But, when you look at the effect you notice
why people love this card. You can start a Mental
Power Battle, or negate it. With 5 Mental it's
possible you may be getting Outstanding Victories
with this platoon alone. Now, if you combo it with
Sakura, Kakashi (any version with Mental Power that
is), or Tsunade... you're sure to make a killing.
Nick 2008 Stone
Shikamaru and Temari
[Strong Arm Tactics]
Yay for fan pairings on platoon cards. Well, I'm a
big fan of this card, as I'm pretty sure everyone
who has used them is. Five mental is insane, and the
ability to start or stop mental battles on a whim is
killer. Not only that, but their support vales are
amazing for a turn three. The other great thing
about this card is that it can be splashed pretty
much anywhere, and if run with Sakura's Decision,
you can net an impressive 5 cards, then use Shizune
to heal it right back up. If this thing weren't a
platoon, it'd be completely broken. Also, thanks to
the chaining of ninja effects, damage during the EoJ
can shut down it's effect. This is a hard to come by
card, and for good reason.
Limited: 4/5 Easy to draft a Shikamaru or Temari
Constructed:4/5 (Unfortunately, platoons aren't 100%
4: Shikamaru & Temari (Strong Arm Tactics)
Say hello to the platoon that can actually work
against the infamous OC ninjas. That is the beloved
Shikamari platoon. Now for one thing, it's support
is insane, 4/4 on turn 3 is just great. It's Mental
Power is off the charts at 5. Not to mention its
effect that either starts or puts a stop to a Mental
Power Battle for 2 chakra. Now it's a little pricey,
but with the OC's on the prowl, it worth it. But if
you don't want the effect that bad, you can just use
Sakura's Decision, and yay, draw 5 cards! Outside of
Bandai making a better version of this, this card
will be played for a LONG while.
Constructed: 5/5 (stopping the OC's ups it more)
Limited: 1/5 (only Temari WP is in BoD, good luck
getting it out).
One of two cards that took
over the metagame for an extended period of time,
this platoon was a powerhouse. 4/4, 0/3, 5 Mental
Power, a killer effect, and could abuse Sakura's
Decision? It was a deadly card.
Alone, it wasn't much, but it was a driving force
into what made Gaara of the Desert [Immense Power]
have a firm sand-grip on the gonads of the metagame
for a few months. It's still a powerful card, and a
possible counter to the OC Ninjas... but time will
tell if this Platoon falls into the junk pile like
all others before it.
Shikamaru Nara & Temari [Strong-Arm Tactics]
Welcome Pojo'ers! Today we review #4 of our
countdown, Shikamaru Nara & Temari [Strong-Arm
This card was extremely abused before the chain-ge
rule was applied. It has the highest mental power
for a single ninja. EVERYONE played at least
Shikamaru OR Temari (and usually still does). The
stats are amazing; 4/4 healthy, 0/3 injured, T3
Platoon for Wind/Earth.
The effect back then was marvelous; it made people
cower in fear if you had 2 Chakra. However, now you
can chain to the effect and dismantle the threat.
Did I mention it's 4 support on T3?
Gogo Shadow Strangle + Cyclone Scythe Jutsu!
4. Shikamaru Nara & Temari-Strong Arm Tactics
Here's a fun card that I picked up three of on it's
creation, Shikamari! With the old rules, it was a
god, with the new rules it's incredible, and really
one of my fav cards in the game...I wish I could
find more of a reason to run it in every deck. It's
awesome, and Temari is one of my fav females
characters, while Shika is my fav male char...what a
It's a T3 platoon, 4/4 0/3 with Shadow and Weapon, 5
mental, and the best effect mental has ever had:
During the Exchange of Jutsu, discard two chakra to
make the battle mental or to make it regular. That
right there has made this card one of the best in
the game, and that's not even it's best use! Combine
it with Sakura's Decision, and you can draw 5 cards
off of one injury!
Shikmari is probably the best platoon
in the game today, with incredible stats, a game
changing effect, and incredible synergy that allows
this card to swing games massively. Honestly, I
think this may be my favorite card in the game...but
I digress. This is a card that will continue to see
play until they make a Shikamaru or Temari that's
better than this platoon, which I doubt they will
for a while.
Constructed: 5/5 Earth's best card in my opinion
Limited: 5/5 If you can get it, run it.
Art: 5/5 Temari is scary...
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