Originally Posted by Tagrineth
Pay a hand cost to ping their least useful Ninja on the board (minus fringe utility Ninjas like Sakura ADP). Yay. You're probably pinging a 0 drop that's only around to chump block anyway.
Paying a hand cost to ping their lowest EC Ninja is garbage.
Naruto's Jutsus are to be used on the higher EC ninjas. He killed one of the weakest pains with ease in sage mode. It also gives your opponents a few turns before he starts to pop higher ninjas.
A 0 Drop ninja the on turn 5 will be injured. probably drop the team power down by 2. Or he it can potentially get rid of an injured chump blocker that is going to help the opponent stall another turn.
Its a slow and steady effect that can change the game in a few turns not something that can pop a higher drop ninja instantly turning the tides of the game in a single turn.
It does combo with a few naruto uzumaki in the format such as Legacy of the Fourth Hokage. Why would your opponent waste a jutsu to kill a 0 drop?? because he will turn into sage mode on turn 5. Yeah its for one single turn but the sage mode jutsu should be a bit more powerful like injure an opponents battling team. Since you will only be able to use it on your turn it seems fair for 3 lightning.
Do you need ninjas that do that much in one turn to be successful or do you have trouble setting up a strategy that can cripple your opponent over time?
Ok, lets make it easier for you.... Naruto Uzumaki (Sage Mode) turn 5 reinforcement... During your mission phase you can discard one of your opponents ninjas. 9/0 12/0
I hope this helps.