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

Earth Armor Ninja
#ORCS-EN016 

If your opponent controls a monster and you control no monsters, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand).

Card Ratings
Traditional: 1.75
Advanced: 2.85 

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


Date Reviewed - Jan. 30, 2012

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Dark

Paladin

Monday

Well it's Ninja week, which seems appropriate, doesn't it? Opening the week is Earth Armor Ninja, who is essentially the Cyber Dragon of this set of Monsters. However, this Ninja has some stuff working against it...like the fact that he will likely be dead weight more often than not...what with the tribute required (if situations aren't fit for a Special Summon via effect) and the not-so-incredible 1600 attack. I also think it's really cheesy that the particular attribute they belong to is written in the background of the picture, just putting that out there.

Ratings:

Traditional: 1/5
Advanced: 2.25/5
Art: 3/5


John Rocha

For the next 2 weeks we are going to be looking a new Warrior archetype; Armor Ninja’s. Like other archetypes that have come along in the last few sets, Armor Ninja’s are really good at xyz summoning. Today’s card serves as a catalyst for achieving just that. Earth Armor Ninja has the Cyber Dragon effect to special summon itself when your opponent has a monster and you do not. All you need now is one of the cards we will be review this week, ether Air or Fire Armor Ninja’s. With Air Armor Ninja we can reduce Earth by one level a Xyz for a Rank 4 monster like Blade Armor Ninja. With Fire we can increase Fire by one level for a Rank 5 monster like Number 12: Crimson Shadow Ninja.
 
Earth Armor Ninja is not just good for Xyz summoning. It can also be used for Synchro summoning. Use Earth with X-Saber Pashuul and Reinforce Truth to Sychro summon Driven Daredevil or Naturia Landoise. You could play Armor Ninja’s with plants, special summon Earth, normal summon Air to make two level 4’s, then special summon Glow-Up Bulb to make Trishula. And the beat goes on.
 
There is enough support for Warriors and Armor Ninja’s to make this deck type a viable contender for a top tier deck. Playing Earth Armor Ninja, like Earth in Fair decks, is a must in three’s.
 
Traditional: 2/5
Advanced: 3/5

Miguel

It's Ninja week on pojo, and we're reviewing Earth Armor Ninja first. Earth Ninja is a Level 5 Earth/Warrior with 1600 ATK and 1200 DEF. It's effect reads like Cyber Dragon. If your opponent controls a monster and you do not, you can special summon this card from your hand. This card is a must for the ninjas to do their thing, especially when teamed with with either Air or Flame to get a Xyz monster of rank 4 or 5. While his stats won't win him too many battles, he's great as a Cyber Dragon type substitute for certain specific synchro monsters. Earth Armor Ninja is a must for the archtype, just for his summoning ability. 
 
Traditional: 2
Advanced: 3


Angelic Nightmare

Earth Armor Ninja
Earth/ Warrior/ Lv 5/ 1600 ATK/ 1200 DEF
 
Today we are looking at the Cyber Dragon of Ninja archetype. This card is pretty decent in this new set because of the new support cards like Ninjitsu Art of Super Transformation. On top of that, you can couple this card with either Air Armor Ninja or Flame Armor Ninja and you either have a rank 4 xyz or a rank 5 xyz on the field the same turn. Also, because it does not specify that it cannot be used as a synchro material monster, you are free to synchro with this card.

Over all, this card can open up plays if it isn’t clogged in your hand too often.
 
Pros: Can special Summon itself, easy xyz potential with the other ninja cards.

Cons: Low Atk and Def.
Traditional: 2/5
Advanced 3/5


Argouru

Monday:

Earth Armor Ninja
Lv 5/EARTH/Warrior/1600A/1200D
"If your opponent controls a monster and you control no monsters, you can Special Summon this card (from your hand)."

Yet another 'special summon if you opponent has monsters and you don't' type of card like Cyber Dragon. Sadly, CD has much better stats than this guy. You'd only really want to use him for his special ability and for no other reason. You could tribute him for a Senior Silver Ninja, or, if you're using a mixed ninja type of deck, for Karakuri Ninja mdl 7749 "Nanashick". For those who want special summoned monsters for a deck requiring tributes and can't snag any copies of Cyber Dragon or Oracle of the Sun, EAN is a Common card, so look for copies of him. You should be able to find them easily. He can also be useful for the same reason in a warrior toolbox deck that needs special summoned tributes.

Sadly, with stats like his, EAN is only useful for his special effect and tinkering with his Level via other Armor Ninjas. They really should've made one of his stats worthwhile. :(

Traditional: 1.75
Advanced: 2.5


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