Originally Posted by Naruto VS Sasuke 1
I have to agree with the thread maker that the chakra giving theme was a terrible idea and that the water support this set is very lackl uster (spaced to avoid random *s) except Mizukage (even though I still don't think she's that great since other ninjas have almost the same level of effect negation on earlier turns) and the jutsu preview on TPC , but it could end up being good later. The problem with the current cards for the theme is that they are too weak to warrant giving your opponent the chakra to use hydro pump, dragon flame, etc. I do realize you're supposed to combo them with cards that get rid of your opponent's chakra, but even water doesn't have enough chakra stealing stuff to get rid of all that chakra you're giving your opponent until considerably late in the game.
i have to agree as well. Unless you are lucky enough to be playing against a lightning deck, puppet deck or a deck that sell mills itself for rinne rebirth then you are likely not going to be using most ninja effects on this set's water cards. UNLIKE Set 20's discard water theme where Karin, Suigetsu, Orochimaru, Vessel and Forbidden Jutsu offered up other options such as A DRAW ENGINE and even an alternative win condition such as free BRs with sasuke or forbidden jutsu.
This set's theme although interesting, i feel it needed jutsus and missions to help support it as well as ninjas that could help you out. At this point i see no other option then running water/lightning and using set 19's naruto to give your opponent chakra (which they will obviously use up since they know you are playing chakra christmas water).
meh, i look at the ban list and most cards on there are water. i look forward to rotation when a good majority of them leave the list.
in regards to overall asking for tyler to not do this "archetype" i disagree. i think it has potential if treated properly. i like seeing new things in the cardgame and despite my overall dislike of the archetype atm, i look forward to what it has to bring.