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Naruto in One-Tail form is one killer card if you
ask me. Good stats at turn 3 in Healthy, and (as
always) better stats in Injured. Add to that the
fact that he's also got Clone Status and you see why
this card shines: The Clone Status deck! Rasengan...
2K Barrage... sweet! Now, this guy may seem like
just a Knucklehead to some, but when Final Valley is
out you're basically set. Remember to protect the
mission, or else it's Milling Time for you... and
that's not good!
Happy Friday again everyone! Today we finish our
water previews and also the top ten cards of 2008.
Hope you enjoy it.
The Top Card of 2008
(You all saw this coming anyway)
Everyone knew this card would make number one I’m
sure. It’s the theme of all the complaints on the
boards (save the random complaints of EVERYTHING by
Gaara_) and it has good reason to be so. Completely
untouchable by ANYTHING, an arsenal of massively
powerful jutsu, combined with Jiraiya and Emina to
recycle anything this ninja burns, and even a tutor
to pull it out if need be. Yeah, it has all the
markings of a broken card. Now, combine all that
with Bandai’s CRAZY rulings on these cards (It’s
whole team is unaffected by Ino…) and you have one
messed up card. So far, I believe this Naruto has
impacted the meta more than any other card we saw
this year. It only has one weakness, and someone
used it against my OC deck. Kakashi (The one that
protects ninja with a turn 4 or less) plus Shino
(The one that protects other ninja in his team) and
Shikamaru and Temari. That team may only have a team
power of ten, but you have Kakashi to fire off nasty
things like Lightning Blade and Trigram, and your
team is immune to OC’s jutsu. They want to shadow
clone? Use Shikmari to make it mental, as your team
has a mental power of 9. Lightning can’t stand up to
that. (This combo will work for about another month
when we get more effect negation though)
Other than that, what else needs to be said for the
heart of Chain Lightning?
Limited: Tin Promo
Art: If Naruto were a WoW character, he would be a
hunter. He’s obviously using Beastial Wrath here.
1: Naruto OC
What a surprise of what's # 1, currently the MOST
Infamous card in the game right now, Naruto OC *evil
organ music*. A turn 3 beatstick, that's untouchable
and mill actually HELPS him. Considering he has
Emina, Jiraya, and Box Lunch backing him up, he can
mill all he wants. Not to mention he has the help of
Shadow Clone Jutsu from Eternal Rivalry, Explosion
of the Rasengan (AW), Naruto 2k Barrage, normal
Rasengans, etc... And Jiraya can quickly get them
back. There's not much I need to say about him.
Though be wary, next set do to Zetsu (previewed
elsewhere), Naruto OC won't be as effective, but he
might find a way around it. But for now, he's king
of the mountain
Limited: He's in a tin...no Limited!
Art: Rasengan FTW!!!/5
My favorite of the OC ninjas,
and completely ignored when compared to Sasuke until
recently. Naruto has proven to be the superior
Ninja, and triumphs over the metagame due to his
speed, combo, and the raw power he supplies on Turn
Do I feel this card is fair? No. It needs to be
removed from the game. Will Set 12 bring answers to
it? As long as this card has FULL immunities, I
don't see it happening. As of now, this IS the meta
card, and will stick around until something is done.
The Poo Toucher
Ah my fellow naruto players we are finally at the
climax of our top 10 list. Number 1, Naruto Uzumaki
Isn't it funny that the main character just so
happens to be the most powerful in this game? Naruto
is in company with Sasuke and Kimimaro as far as
broke on a stick goes, he is completely immune (or
protected) from any effects by the opponent.
Naruto is very special because of what color he is,
in lightning (purple) when Naruto was made available
we had one of the most potent draw engines in
Reunion with the Former Teacher from Quest for Power
(set 7), one of the most devastating tutors in the
9th Match (set 7), and probably the single best
jutsu in the game in Shadow Clone Jutsu from Eternal
Rivalry (set 6). Because of this and a lack of late
game pre-naruto, purple was the aggro color, you had
to win by turn 5 or the game was over. With the
introduction of Naruto purple was given a very
promising mid-late game thanks to Naruto and Jiraiya
Instructor of the Hidden Technique, it shifted
everything in the Naruto world.
The first format for Naruto was mid-Lineage of
Legends (set 10) that was shaping to be very Water
and Fire based, using Raiga or the new Eye the
Detects Falsehood Kakashi was looking to be the more
effective ways to win games. With the introduction
of the big 3, the Meta drastically shifted into
Lightning and Fire with abusing the OC ninjas being
the more productive way to win games.
In his first format, Naruto decks featured a wide
variety of pump jutsu cards ranging from Shadow
Clone Jutsu to Unexpected Attack. in this format I
myself played the Naruto deck but with only 7 jutsu
and it got me to 2nd place. This format was entirely
dominated by two decks.
With the introduction of the Starters, the Naruto
deck saild off to best deck. Abusing things like
Shuriken and Unexpected results ability to be played
from the discard pile by milling them with Shadow
Clone Jutsu and Naruto's effect. Commonly referred
to as "Chain Lightning" it centered around Gaara of
the Desert Tragic Name from the first tins
(tins=amazing in this game) and Temari Violent
Temper from Coils of the Snake (set 2) to rip cards
from the opponents hand. It used Jiraiya and Box
Lunch from Lineage of Legends (set 10) along with
Emina from Lineage (set 10) to recover anything and
everything once it hits the discard pile. Chain
Lightning has done very well.
Approaching Winds format is still a format dominated
by OC's, but players have begun to find ways to beat
these ninjas, but without any jonin/chunin results
it's hard to say if it works.....
Overall, easily the best card of 08.
Constructed: 5 out of 5. my only complaint was you
couldn't use Control of Power, but that's well worth
Art: 4 out of 5. RASENGAN!!!!
Until next time, truly yours. The Poo Toucher
1. Naruto Uzumaki- Overflowing Chakra
...and there he is, the number one most influencial
card in Naruto today...yeah, I don't agree that he's
but I'll admit that right now, he's having the
biggest impact on the game, with the Chain Lightning
deck ruling the tournament scene. But if Gaara was
helped by his support network, Naruto is made by
Naruto 2K Barrage, Rasengan, Shuriken, Explosion of
the Rasengan...these are what make the deck...oh,
and I forgot the king of this deck's jutsu
lineup...Shadow Clone Jutsu.
With these weapons at his disposal, Naruto can
weather just about anything, but it's
Jiraiya-Instruction of the Hidden Technique that
reloads the shot gun and makes him invincible.
Combine that with Enima for added draw, Boxed Lunch
for discard cherry picking, and a variety of other
cards...reviewing this card really just feels like
reviewing the deck as a whole...
Naruto OC has made a name as the most powerful card
in the game...or at least, the most important...god
I hope he gets errata'd...
Constructed: 4.99/5 I don't have it in me to
give it a five, even though I know it is
Art: 4/5 I liked SP Naru more...
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