Originally Posted by killerkimimaro
no meta changing cards???? JI, kakashi, that water mission, shizune (i guess) that 4 broken cards....Im not just throwing broken around like i did with susano'o at least 3 of the 4 cards above will have heavy impact on next meta. also lets not forget about naraka, and like whirlwind that were reprinted...naraka obviously being the bigger threat, and as if we were done, there was a rare rasengan that was printed thats better than the super. I do agree however that this set is lack****er.....since a majority of the cards in this set are set 1 material.
Though a few (non super) cards are strong I dont feel they do enough. Both rasengans do similar things so its redundant (though I do like the rare better). Jonins intervention is STRONG but its a consistency thing. If you get it late waste of a draw and you have to have it AND another piece in hand...that is very taxing on the hand and that will mean that its not very forgiving to the mulligan which ALSO means that it will not be the strongest deck for 8 rounds of swiss. Water mission is strong yes but water needs to be totally revamped because they wasted many of its playable cards for a theme that is trash....(try building water and you will see that the fog negate thing and chidori swords require your opponent to have chakra, while all of this set eats chakra.....inconsistency is not competitive) Shizune is ok....but not really impressed....Now naraka is BROKE! but its an old card which many HAVE so no reason to buy things....
Think about it this way....Susanno is broke on its own defitnately....but really does not see much play for numerous reasons. So really when you composite meta and game mechanics....its at best a strong card in the RIGHT situation....Just not seeing the fire. Yes you can make decks around a card or two but nothing that boasts the strength needed to make me want to buy a box let a lone a case. This being said I do agree with some of your points for sure.
EDIT: Just re read that pakkun and I am impressed....focused on the mental part then saw the reduced entrance thing.....! Ok 4 Strong cards in the set and 11 side board ones.....rest is kaa kaa.