Originally Posted by Sasori_of_the_Red_Sandz
ok, So Hiruko GA is in here because If you JI in Itachi, you can burn off in play crows with his eff and draw. or when you JI in Sasori comes in you can gain back your field pressence or use the crows as chumps to stall untill you can bring out chiyo and puppet mode.
And in all honesty, the Sand Anbu was just gonna be a place holder, but at random times I would draw it when I needed to drop something to tutor with kank. if you have her, use the TP4 sakura over sand anbu, because he serves no purpose other than being a card to feed kank for a puppet.
The major Win conditions of this deck is either win early (Via Tettragraming on turn 2-3), or stall with Sasori+Chiyo to win free BRs.
And I was actually thinking about throwing in a Pain Human Path and a Suigetsu, because that combo is too good not to throw into a deck
Ok I understand most of that now. If Sand Anbu was in there just for manipulation, I was going to suggest the reprinted Ebizo instead, since he can bring those discarded crows back to hand to net chakra or pay hand costs. Also, he would be sac'able to search a pup with Kank. Either that or just put in another Father Mother. Sakura is a solid idea though, even though she may cost you some precious chakra that you need early game.
My main concerns with this deck, as with JI in general, is that it's a very specific combo that you have to hit in that opening hand. Otherwise, it seems that you are just stuck without it. However, I see that your early game lineup was designed to combat those inconsistencies--Using Kisuke to stall, Hotaru to draw what you need, Solo attitude as an overall tank, and Kank to gain a crow and stall/draw that way.
I was considering taking out the Secret Books for Sasori of the Red Sands, to help increase your chances of hitting Chiyo or Sasori, but it seems that (especially with the newest change to JI) that some protection for JI holds an important spot in the deck.
Pain (Suigestu Path) wouldn't be a terrible idea, but I typically try to stay away from running good cards/combos just on the basis that they are good. To me, they need to have a place in the deck. I wonder what would be the best option to take out for it. Maybe Sasuke T4 or Hidan? Or maybe even that Sand Anbu and something else. However, that would not only reduce the number of hand costs for JI in the deck, but also I feel like you would often find yourself with one card and not the other. Solid ideas though!
Wow... rant over I guess?