Originally Posted by Sai'ix Renkai
It sounds like people need to stop comparing every jutsu to Dragon Flame for a second.
Dragon Flame isn't the best jutsu in the (block) game - Mind Transfer Jutsu is. lol
However, everyone knows the god tier list for jutsu: Mind Transfer, Dragon Flame, Tree Summoning, Lion's Mane, etc...
In comparison, these weapon jutsu aren't cutting it (no pun intended). Brainless pumps are rarely good, especially if the users have little to no mental power; or if you clutter a deck with them. While you shoot off +X/+X jutsus at your opp, your opp will chain with Dragon Flame or Wind Pressure and screw you over. Not all the weapon jutsus are bad, they're just risky to run when your opponent can be running the tier 1 stuff.
I could see TenTen + Fang's Rush cycle abuse; that is a deck I could get behind. But a brainless deck of weapon guys + solely weapon jutsu?? You'll get snuffed by mental power amongst other things. Ugh.
Also, there are broken 6 drops out there: Third Brokage, First Brokage, Pain Deva Path... these are way out of the league in comparison to these junky weapon 6 drops -- Mangetsu should've been much better (should've been given the ability to gain the EXPERT effects of all jutsu), etc...