Welcome to another preview from the upcoming Series 25 “Kage Summit”.
Shikamaru is the brains behind Team Ino-Shika-Cho. In Series 25, this “Chunin” Ninja returns as a solid Turn 2 Starter Exclusive Ninja card with his phenomenal “Mental Power: 4″ and superb 3 Support (healthy status) and 2 Support (injured status).
Shikamaru makes his first appearance as a Earth & Fire Ninja in Series 25. His effect, like many Ninjas in this set, rewards you for playing a multi-symbol Deck.
Shikamaru’s effect works best when you have other Earth and Fire Ninjas in play. One other Earth Ninjas allows you to recycle 3 cards back into your Deck, which is helpful against Mill Decks or to just pull back powerful Jutsu into your Deck like “Shikamaru’s Judgement (J-710)” and “Formidable Team (J-890)”, which have both been reprinted in the Series 25 “Ino-Shika-Cho” Theme Deck.
If you also have another in-play Fire Ninja when you pay 1 Chakra to activate Shikamaru’s you get to pay it back to your opponent by milling 2 cards from the Deck. Remember if you have both another Fire and Earth Ninja in play both effects will be applied!
So pick up the Series 25 “Ino-Shika-Cho” Theme Deck and Shikamaru’s smarts can be yours as well!
To combat the growing threat of Uchiha Madara, the Kages from the Villages of Stone, Leaf, Sand, Mist, and Cloud gather together to address this unprecedented force. Series 25 contains loads of new Ninjas, and 5 exceptional SR Missions to commemorate this historic alliance.
But that’s not all! Set 25 contains support for Genjutsu, Taijutsu, Weapon, Cloud, Puppet, Tailed Beast, and Ink Decks. This amazing Set also pushes Decks to combine 3 or more symbols for a whole other level of power!
Make sure to check the “Set 25 – Kage Summit” Thread in the forums for polls and discussion of these great cards.