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This version of Itachi is seeing a lot of play, and
for good reason. By discarding one FIre Chakra
during your Mission Phase you can make an opponent's
Ninja stay right there in the village. On top of
that he's got some mad stats. 6/4 - 3/3 is no
laughing matter for some. Downside?: No Ambush. In
the right deck (Mono Fire) this guy can really help.
Try it and see!
Well, N. Jolly is here with one of his favorite
ninjas for his favorite element, so overall, good
day to be N. Jolly, as is most days.
Today's card is one that's got a lot of hype for
being another of the "sleeper" cards of the set,
just like Sense of Fear. This one is a new version
of one of the most popular ninja in the game, Itachi
Uchiha. But let's check out his stats, shall we:
It's a T6 Itachi, and his stats don't disappoint.
Having Akatsuki helps him out in the popular "Akatsuki"
deck as well as probably having even more benefits
in the future. Rogue Ninja doesn't really help at
all, but it's nice to have as it doesn't really hurt
him. Now Jonin rank is pretty much standard in Fire
to do anything worth doing (Trigram) with his other
characteristic, Sharingan Eye doing the rest (Visual
Jutsu, Sharingan Eye, Sense of Fear). Simply being
Itachi gives him access to Mangekyo Sharingan, so
this ninja is pretty much the best user of any jutsu
mono Fire has. But let's look at his effect now:
During your Mission Phase, you can discard 1 of your
Chakra with a "Fire" Symbol. In that case, you can
select 1 of your opponent's Ninjas. That selected
Ninja cannot be sent out to Battle this turn.
Wow, that's pretty impressive, and it adds a new
piece of control that Fire didn't have before this
(Other than splashing Shikamaru Nara
[Unwillingness]. Being able to hold back a team for
any reason can win a game right there, so being able
to do it once a turn is an incredible effect,
especially for just a single Fire Chakra. Combine
that with the huge amount of "sniping" jutsu that
Fire has, and you can basically destroy your
opponent's field without even having to battle them.
So the real issue with this card is "Is it better
than Goal?" It's hard question, and it doesn't have
a good answer. Without Ambush, Goal still holds more
value as well as having great stats for a T5, but
Goal's effect can't net free BRs as easily as GiG's.
So if I had to give an opinion, I'd go with Goal,
but by a very small margin.
Constructed:4.25/5 A great Itachi that's totally
going to make an impact
Limited:4/5 Not a lot of Fire here, but if you can
get it out, you can probably just fly by your
Art:Itachi nonchalantly blast fire out of his mouth,
preparing for a night of opera and proust...he's the
Itachi Uchiha [Genius in Genjutsu]
Card. Is. BEASTLY! Ok, now that that's out of the
way, we can start discussing this amazing card.
First up, this guy has a stat boost over other
previous versions of Itachi, making him a
respectable 6/4 Healthy. Now, it's been discussed to
death whether or not you should run this card or
Itachi [Goal], and it's really up to the player as
to which version to use, but you really have to play
with this card to truly appreciate his ability. With
his ability, you can freeze an opposing ninja (as
well as every ninja in it's team) and they cannot
battle for that turn. Anyone who plays or has played
against a Tempo deck knows just how dangerous Change
In Pairings really is. Now, picture that, but every
turn for the rest of the game. Scary stuff.
Itachi Uchiha~Genius in Genjutsu
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Today is, quite honestly, two cards in one. Genius
in Genjutsu Itachi is flat out good. Quite possibly
the best T6 Itachi outside of FVJ. Simply discarding
one chakra to stop a ninja/team from being sent out
is crazy, no matter what turn it comes out. Setting
up for quite brutal Jutsu's if your opponent doesn't
have a backup team. Stats are solid enough, but I
won't hold it against Itachi for not having Ambush.
Granted it's not as good, but Ambush is a + sign for
cards, not the par.
Used correctly and with the right late-tempo, this
card is lethal. With built in Changes in Pairings
and for such a minimal cost, GiG will more than
likely become on the most feared cards in the
game...but is not the best Itachi in my humble