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Today's card? Yamato!
This guy's pretty good for Earth decks. Normally,
Deep Forrest Creation could only be used by The
First Hokage. This guy can use any Jutsu the First
can. Now, he's not broken. Notice the complete lack
of a rank on his characteristics. >.<
On top of being good maindeck material for Tree
decks, he's also good sidedeck material when facing
OC's and Tailed-Beast Form decks. The "No battle
rewards" part in the text really hurts your opponent
in that case.
In limited, he could be good, but in constructed,
he's a killer! Try it and see.
Art: He feels like he's full of Win... and he
For the first Yamato card to be released, you'd
normally expect this card to either be a Super Rare
or have a bad effect (and in some cases, both); we
got the latter. This guy is pretty much just a
walking silver bullet to those invincible OC-type
ninja, a pretty worthless job seeing as the Rogue
List pretty much offed the better part of OC's
playability. The only real redeeming factor in this
guy is he can rip the First Hokage's powerful jutsu
cards, which breathe new life into probably the only
Earth deck to ever be taken seriously, Mono-Earth
DFC. His stats are nice (most notably the 4 Support)
and he's got access to some nice jutsu of his own,
on top of the First's Deep Forest Creation, however
this guy is pretty much just a placeholder until we
get another Yamato. Here's hoping the next one has a
more useful first effect.
Yamato~Gene of Destiny
Another day, another card and today's is the most
hyped and eagerly awaited card to be released with
Emerging Alliance, Yamato.
One would think a ninja whose effect's initials
spell a divine entity would be a bit more explosive
outside of being a part of a squad, but I can't help
but feel Yamato choked up on his first card. Not to
say I don't mind the awesome 5/4 stats and ability
to use the First's jutsus, but everyone say it with
me, the fact that this card is dragged down is two
This being the biggest reason players have
complained about this card, especially when Sai and
Yamato's Squad both have Anbu. I have my own
opinions of why this is and for the record, he'll
never get Jonin rank...EVER! Just wanted to shoot
down that hope.
Moving on. The lack of a rank, despite it's
confusing disappearance, brings this card down so
far and its effect doesn't entirely redeem it
either. Anti-OC and TBF is very nice and is to be
expected. I particularly enjoy cards whose effects
keep with the story and this is no exception.
However, unless I'm using a Deep Forest Creation
Deck, or a deck that uses his Squad, I'd rather use
one of my other turn 5's with a higher rank so they
can use jutsus more easily.
Art: Is it still considered a turtle neck if it
covers his jaw? /5
N-598 Yamato-Gene of Destiny
Another late night review from Mr. N. Jolly, your
card game idol!
Today we have the first appearance of Yamato, and
honestly, I'm not impressed. Let's go over his
stats, shall we? Leaf, Male, Mental Power:2, 5/4 3/2
on T5 with Tree combat attribute. I actually really
like his combat and support, it's great for the
turn, it pretty much creeped Zetsu (Although I like
Zetsu more for his Jonin rank and Ambush as well as
his Akatsuki characteristic, which has more perks
than Leaf as of the moment), and two mental is very
respectable for a ninja. What really bums me out is
his lack of a rank; a lot of people have sounded off
on this issue, saying that if he had Anbu, he's be
in the Anbu Rush deck and just crazy. Others have
said that giving him Jonin would make him way to
splashable in Fire decks and others that have a lot
of Jonin dependant jutsu. Even the Squad of him and
Naruto has Anbu (Probably so it can't be abused in
NVS, but I don't see that happening even if it
didn't have a rank), so I don't see why this one
didn't. I'm guessing we'll see it in future cards,
but for now, he's as unranked as Ranmaru, which is a
sad ninja to compare oneself to...
Wow, that was a bit long, but now it's onto his
effect. His first one is that while your opponent
has an Overflowing Chakra or Tailed Beast Mode on
board, they can't get or win any battle rewards.
That's really specific, and rare to activate given
the meta, as right now it's leaning towards
Water/Medical and other non TBM/OC decks. We'll have
to wait until the next Rogue List until we see if
Lightning will come back, but I don't see TBM/OC
being important enough to warrent a card to
specifically handle them yet. His second effect is
the reason why this card matters to anyone, besides
his combat attribute anyway; This ninja can become
the user of jutsus with Requirements: The First
Hokage. That's right, Earth finally got a second
user for their best jutsu, and at a turn earlier
too. This is why people care about him, not to
mention Four Pillars Jutsu, which is in effect, a
second Deep Forest Creation. I'd like it noted while
that the effect is valid, it can be negated, which
is something this guy will have to watch out for. If
Shika [I got your back] swings into him, he'll be
just another no rank ninja waiting to get crushed.
Constructed:2.75/5 I don't like it much, but it
works very well in it's own deck. I guess I'm rating
it this based on what they could have done with
Limited:2/5 I don't like having to depend on pulling
decent jutsu for a ninja who is basically dependant
on your jutsu lineup
Art:There's something to the right of him that's
incredible, and you'll never know what it
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