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Today's card is a new Squad from the upcoming set.
This squad, first off, has good stats for a turn 3.
Secondly, it gives Poison Coins (which may make a
comeback in this set, not sure). But, if the Ninja
given the Poison Coin is turn 0 or less then that
Ninja is discarded. The cost of this is either a
Puppet Ninja from your Village or your Chakra Area.
Losing field presence is not good, so it's good
that this effect can activate from the Chakra Area.
I'm not sure if this will be usable in a booster
draft, but in constructed this card could rock. Try
it and see!
Again, we're reviewing Sand week...exciting, I
Today we've got the Squad of Kankuro & Black Ant.
It's a T3 squad with better stats than all of the
other squads, 5/4 2/3, Genin, Male, Puppet, and
Sand, which isn't the biggest help, but will work if
you're teching it into an NVS deck, as he can still
go out. Being puppet is kinda cool, as it gives it
access to Concealed Weapon, but if you're running
Kank, you should have no shortage of users for that
This squad does have a pretty interesting effect
though, one that's sure to work if played well (or
with Trick): During your mission phase, you can
discard one Puppet Ninja (card) from your field or
chakra area. If you do that, place one poison coin
on one of your opponent's ninja cards. If that ninja
is Turn 2 or lower, discard the target. That's
pretty nice, but with the new Choji floating around,
it'll be hard to make those coins matter too much.
Still, playing that pretty much cuts off one team
from going out to battle, which again can be game
changing. But the best use I see for it is using it
to kill small ninjas, such as Shikamaru-Flex,
Kankuro-Trick, and other ninjas that work great as
Constructed:3.25/5 A good platoon if you're running
Limted:1/5 Yeah, we don't know if they're both even
in the set...
Art:4/5 I actually like this artwork.
Kankuro & Black Ant [No Mercy]
Man, this card is nasty in a Puppet deck. Puppets
literally throw away ninja in a sense, as there are
ways to bring them back or simply get new ones.
Poison coin means you can instantly keep any
ninja out of battle for the remainder of the game,
and if they
have less than 2 Entrance Cost, they succumb to the
and die. Merciless indeed. Your deck has to be built
playing this card though, as Black Ant is like the
Kankuro's puppets for his low stats and normally
any play because of it. This card would be
IMO if it was a platoon instead of a Squad.
would give you fuel for it's effect, and you
forced to actually play Black Ant. Still, this guy
can dish out
quite a beating.
Hey guys, today's review is the newest squad in
the form of support for puppets:
Kankuro and Black Ant N-641
Well, what's there to say, this card screams
Kankuro[Trick]. It's a turn 3 squad which is
overpowered for turn 3, it's Sand, Genin and puppet.
The 5/4 on turn 3 means a great support for any wind
deck. It also carries manipulation and weapon as
well as very good injured stats (for its turn).
Overall, stat-wise it's a very good ninja and should
be ran in any and all puppet decks.
Now for its effect, you kill a puppet in your
village or discard one from your chakra (Puppet Show
anyone?), then you select and kill any turn 2 or
less ninja, any turn 3 or higher cannot be sent out
to battle because of the poison coin it receives due
to this effect. This effect has tons of potential
and gives puppet players an alternative strategy to
the infamous Kankuro [Tactician] and helps you
incorporating Kankuro[Trick] with more benefits. It
also gives more playability to Puppet Show, a
mission that I haven't seen used or barely used at
all and I think has a lot of potential, this card
bringing that to realization.
A new squad presenting more options for puppet
users and at the same time VERY useful and it's for
sure to be puppet exclusive because of its effect.
The only negative part about it is that its genin
and not jonin, but no card can be perfect.
Limited: 1/5 (No idea if these come here at all)
Constructed: 4/5 (Very useful for puppet decks)
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