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Raiga Kurosuki [Seven Swordsman of the Mist]
 

#N-625
 

Review Date: Sept. 9, 2009

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 4.15
Limited: 3.67

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.
3 = average.
5 is the highest rating.


N. Jolly
N-625 Raiga Kurosuki-Seven Swordsman of the Mist

Sorry for missing yesterday all, my compy was messing up and someone left a cryptic message on it...something about the fall of man in 2012...but I'm sure it's all just some crazy hoax. And if not, see you at the end of the world!

Today's card is pretty cataclysmic to your opponent's deck. We have an old favorite here in Raiga, but as per normal, let's check out his stats: Mist, Rogue Ninja, Jonin, Male, Kurosuki Family, Ambush, 6/1 6/0 on T5. His combat is very impressive, holding as well as Might Guy as well as being in an element that having Jonin actually means something. That as well as Ambush makes him a great card for early or late game, meaning he's a great draw at just about any point. Being Kurosuki probably won't help, as the gang isn't really ran in decks anymore, but if you want a tutor just for him, he can be Karashi'd out of the deck and can still be lowered by our old Ranmaru. All and all, a pretty good ninja for the turn seeing as Water has pretty good support ninja to allow Raiga to stand up front with no real fear of being injured.

Now for his effect: Valid-When this ninja wins a victory or outstanding victory, reveal the top five cards of your opponent's deck and remove any ninjas cards among them from the game. Then place the rest back onto the deck and shuffle. Being able to slice through your opponent's ninja on just a victory is really powerful, especially being able to remove them from the game. It cuts away everything that allows you to manipulate your discard pile, which has become more important with each set.

Raiga is a great ninja with great stats, but the problem is that the new Kisame is just better, and so is The Second, and Orochimaru, and Zabuza, so Raiga probably won't see play. He's a good card, but there's better options out there. I hope soon Raiga will be able to shine in a deck of his own, but right now he's just another option out there.

Constructed:3.25/5 He's a cut above average right now.
Limted:4/5 Ambush is good, love the ambush
Art:Raiga X Saber attack activate!/5
StormVyper Zera Raiga Kurosuki [Seven Swordsmen of the Mist]

Well this was a shot out in left field; I didn't think we'd see a Raiga at all, let alone one this good. First up is the stat boost from his measely 5/2~3/1, he's now sporting the very respectable 6/1~6/0. He also doesn't require Ranmaru to not be bad, which is a huge plus in my book. On top of that, he received the obviously coveted "Ambush" characteristic. His effect, however, is absolutely brutal compared to his former version. When this guy scores a Victory, he can bury any and all Ninja on among the top 5 cards of your opponent's deck into the RFG Pile, never to be seen again. Had we not seen a new Kisame in this set, this guy would've have definately taken the crown as Water's optimal Turn 5, but don't let that fact fool you. This guy can put your opponent in a world of hurt if he scores even one Victory, and with a Valid effect as well as a consistent 6 Combat in both Healthy and Injured, the only way to prevent that is remove him completely or get out of his way.

Limited: 2/5
Constructed: 4/5
~StormVyper Zera
Master Wang Raiga Kurosuki~Seven Swordsmen of the Mist

Another day, another card and today's card...shouldn't have happened...

Is there really something to say that hasn't been said about this card? It just looks like destruction, doesn't it? Why is Gaara PM a Super Rare while this isn't? Seriously! 6/1 6/0, are you kidding me? V/OV-->remove all ninjas in your top 5 cards from the game?! Are you nuts?

This card is just...unbelievable. Maito Gai stats with a better effect AND with Ambush...I ask you, why did this guy get a remake exactly? He's so different from his SR counterpart in Lineage of Legends! His stats are awesome, his effect is just lethal, and the Ambush just makes him so annoying because he's so good. Get that removal ready folks, cause this guy is gonna be one you don't wanna see your opponent play before you, for you are dead if he keeps getting V/OV's.

Limited: 5/5
Constructed: 5/5
Art: I wonder how well he'd do as a chef with those swords? *imagines the picture with a chef hat* /5

 


 

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