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Jiraiya (Childhood) [SHOWN SIGNS OF THE LEGEND]

#N-255 

Review Date: Feb. 17, 2010

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 3.75
Limited: 2.75

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


Beastly Mage

Jiraya (Childhood)

Today's card is a rarity. A turn 3 with hand cost?!

Yes, it's possible!

This version of Jiraiya has two great valid effects. First, he gets +1/+1 for each of your injured Ninjas. Of course, check the wording. It doesn't include him. The second effect is just great. You can move one Lightning card from your discard pile to your Chakra Area whenever your opponent Deploys a Ninja. This, comboed with yesterday's card can spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E for your opponent!

This guy is also a Fire/Lightning, though I would only see him in play in Lightning Decks.

Only downside?: He's a Genin. That would make sense if you think about it. Still, he can use Rasengan and the Toad Summoning Jutsu. This guy could be good in Limited, and in Constructed too. Try it and see!

Ratings:

Limited: 3/5
Constructed: 3.5/5
Art: Seems he was born pervy!/5


N. Jolly

M-719 Jiraiya (Childhood) [SHOWN SIGNS OF THE LEGEND]

So the consensus of the judges is, I just don't do well on the first review of the week...This is Lightning week, and today has some awesome stuff for Naru's fav element. But before that, I'm going to be doing a Youtube channel, the channel being MechieSomay, with fellow player Steven Pro Tech (aka, Password) that features matches, card reviews, and other cool things that I'm sure you'll love. Plus, I'm a pretty guy (this will be shown more when Pojo puts up my new pics *Smile*) But now is the time for reviews, not video reviews!

Today's card is a fun new version of Jiraiya as a T3, something that makes him pretty fun and another early game user of all the Rasengans. But let's check out it's stats, shall we:

T3 HC1 Lightning/Fire
Leaf l Male l Genin l Name: Jiraiya
5/2 4/0 CA: Oil
Set 16: Rare

Those are some nice stats! It has a hand cost, but even with that, it's totally worth it. Having the name Jiraiya, it has the ability to use some later game cards that Jiraiya has; not as fun as Tsunade's jutsu, but still. Oil does help a bit, and genin makes this card awesome in NVS decks. Lacking mental hurts in this new enviroment, but Lightning never had the best mental, so it's not a huge issue. But let's check out it's effect, shall we:

[SHOWN SIGNS OF THE LEGENDS]
Valid: This ninja gets +1/+1 for each of your other injured Ninjas.
Valid: When your opponent deploys a Ninja card, you can move 1 card with a Lightning Symbol in your Discard Pile to your Chakra area.

He gets stronger when you have injured ninjas out? Nice, especially in lightning where most ninja are as good or better while injured. That right there is pretty cool, and his other effect is even better. Getting chakra back whenever your opponent plays a ninja helps pay for Lightning's expensive jutsu habit. As of now, I don't think there's any ninja that burn chakra in lightning other than the new 4th Hokage, but with him and Little J out there, you could easily spam marking coins and just have your Yellow Flash fly around the battle field. The only thing this card loses points on is not having an effect that helps out fire, despite being part fire. Both Tsu and Oro have effects that aren't limited to their elements, but this card helps out only lightning in the chakra department. If it just allowed you to pull back any chakra, I could see this being staple in fire decks.

Limited: 3/5 Big, can get bigger, and decent effect.
Constructed: 3.25/5 Slightly better here, and a good card.
Block: 3.25/5 Just as strong here.
Art: Jiraiya just looks awesome as a kid, and his jacket is just sweet. He's probably the coolest kid in school!/5

Demon of the Rain

Jiraiya (Childhood)
T3 HC1
F/L
5/2 4/0

This ninja has a nice effect for those who make use of "Disaster of the Nine-Tailed Fox Spirit" and the starter Naruto from FP since it gets +1/+1 for each of your other injured status ninjas just like the naruto.  Add to that the effect of pulling a lightning chakra from your discard pile to your chakra area when your opponent deploys a ninja and you effectively have early chakra regen.  With great stats for turn 3, Jiraiya is a pretty good card!!

Ratings:

Limited: 2.5/5  could be useful for extra chakra and stats
Constructed: 4.5/5  in the right deck, you could pump him way up!!
Art: 4/5


ninja_
cupcakes

2/17 N-719 Jiraiya
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Today's card is one of my favorite's from this set, Jiraiya (Childhood) and he is quite the powerhouse if you ask me. First off, he's 5/2 and 4/0 on turn 3 which is pretty good for the drop but his effect makes him even stronger; he gets +1/+1 for each of your injured ninjas. He can gain power quickly due to this since lightning players should always have an injured Naruto and Konohamaru on the field and those two alone make him 7/4... in NvS decks, this will be an auto victory. His second effect allows you to send a lightning card from the discard pile to your chakra area; a decent effect if you ask me...and it can combo well with yesterday's client.

Both of his effects are Valid which gives him a slight edge over the other childhood Sanin (which I hope we get to review) in my opinion.

Limited: 2.5/5 Two elements help curve the hand cost and he has good stats... his second effect is sorta useless here though.
Constructed: 3.75/5 He's really good in any lightning deck, except maybe Rasengan... he fills up the 3 drop which should belong Naruto [MTHT] and you can't have Jiraiya [IOTHT] out while he is... although his effect helps get more chakra for more rasengans

 


 

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