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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day

Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo
#ORCS-EN029 

When this card is Normal Summoned: You can add 1 "Ninjitsu Art" card from your Deck to your hand. When this card is Flip or Special Summoned: You can add 1 "Ninja" monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo".

Card Ratings
Traditional: 2.67
Advanced: 3.75 

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


Date Reviewed - Feb. 3, 2012

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John Rocha

Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo is the key card in a Ninja deck, just like Elemental Hero Stratos is to Elemental Hero decks. The only difference is that you can play 3 Hanzo’s. Also like Stratos, Hanzo has several cool effects. Depending on how it is summoned, Grandmaster Hanzo can search for a Ninjitsu Art card or Ninja monster. That is where the fun begins.
 
When you normal summon Hanzo, you can add a Ninjitsu Art card to your hand. If you add a Ninjitsu Art of Super-Transformation to you hand, you can then use it on your Hanzo and your opponent’s monster to summon a Dragon, Dinosaur, or Sea Serpent from your deck, like Dark Horus as it has the ability to special summon Hanzo again on your opponent’s turn. Or maybe even Horus the Black Flame Dragon against all of those decks that are heavy on spell cards.
 
You could also search for Ninjitsu Art of Transformation and use it on Hanzo to bring out Dark Simorgh. If you also have Anti-Spell Fragrance active, you could lock your opponent.
 
When you flip or special summon Hanzo, you get to search for any Ninja monster. This sets up nicely with Upstart Golden Ninja. Summon Upstart and use its effect to special summon Hanzo, using Hanzo’s effect to grab another Upstart from you deck to repeat the process on your next turn. As they are both level 4, you can then Xyz summon for up to three straight turns. Another nice little tidbit is that Hanzo is a dark and Upstart is a light, so running chaos is another option. If you are spell heavy instead of trap heavy, you could run Summoner Monk, get Hanzo’s effect when special summoned and then Xyz summon. As both Summoner Monk and Hanzo are dark monsters, you could Xyz summon Verz Nightmare (sorry, but it is a DT in Japan and not out yet).
 
As you can see, Ninja decks do not have to be straight Ninja’s. Apparently Ninja’s just run around the field and set it up for more controlling monsters. With the Ninjitsu Art cards, we can make a verity of decks where there is only your imagination to limit it. One thing is for sure though and that is Nina Grandmaster Hanzo is a must run in three’s.
 
Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5


Angelic Nightmare

Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo
Warrior/ Dark/ Lv 4/ 1800 ATK/ 1000 DEF
When this card is Normal Summoned: You can add 1 "Ninjitsu Art" card from your Deck to your hand. When this card is Flip or Special Summoned: You can add 1 "Ninja" monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo”.
 
Today we bring you the most interesting of the ninjas and the one that ties the archetype together, Hanzo. Now Hanzo has decent attack, at least he can hold his own and can knock around some monsters that are set. His effect is where he shines. No matter how he is summoned he will replace himself, which is probably the best thing about him. Besides his self-replacing effect, there really much else to him except that he is a target for all the ninjitsu trap cards and can evade effects due to them.
 
Pros: Chaos food, self-replacing/deck thinning, and decent attack.
Cons: You can’t choose what effect to activate.
 
Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5


Argouru

Friday:

Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo
Lv 4/DARK/Warrior/1800A/1000D
"When this card is Normal Summoned: You can add 1 "Ninjitsu Art" card from your Deck to your hand. When this card is Flip or Special Summoned: You can add 1 "Ninja" monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo"."

This is meant to be the real search engine of any ninja deck and should be run in threes. If you run him with Marauding Captain, you can search out any ninja and get him out in ATK mode like he deserves. Being able to search out any Ninjitsu Art card is also very handy. The best card of the set.

Traditional: 3.75
Advanced: 4.25

Miguel

Friday is here. So is our look at Ninja Grandmaster Hanzo. Hanzo, a level 4 Dark/Warrior with 1800 ATK and 1000 DEF. His effect reads: When this card is normal Summoned, you can add 1 Ninjitsu art card from your deck to your hand. When this card is flipped or special summoned, you can add 1 Ninja monster from your deck to your hand. There are several ways to get this card out, but the most useful way is with Upstart Golden Ninja and use Hanzo's effect to get another Golden Ninja, Xyz a level 4 and prepare to do it again. Hanzo is a must for the Ninja deck, whether it's for getting a ninjitsu art card or another ninja monster. Keep your eyes on the ninja theme at tournaments, they will make an impact.
 
Traditional: 2.5
Advanced: 5


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