I was assembling a Mental Power deck the other day and I came accross this card in my collection. My first thought is that it is the perfect counter for those strong ninja that tend to get away because I can only attack with my strong Mental Power abilities once per turn. Either they have to block and weaken/kill their strong ninja or they have to let me through. Either way I win.
I personally use it in my mental power deck. Most Jonins along with Shukaku and Nine-tailed Fox cards (either actual or Incarnation of) have no Mental Strength so it is a great way to take them out in one turn with Ibiki.
Strategies and game play:
This card is great for a deck. It can be used as something to build around, getting the most battles on your turn. Or it can be thrown in as a spur of the moment type of card that you can use or throw away for chakra.
Combos with other cards:
Combo this card with Evil Illusion: Misleading Jutsu and a Proctor to play it. Making most or all of your opponents lower mental power ninjas unable to battle and allowing your teams to get through 4 times in one turn. Or if you select Ibiki with this card, attack with your mental power strength that will up take out the high power Ninjas with little to no mental power. In a gennin deck use this card with others that allow you to play up to 2 Missions per turn then match it up with Successors or Naruto vs Sasuke. If you play this card with Successors have Four-Man Squads already out, team up any Sasuke, Naruto, Sakura with Ibiki as your lead use Jutsu's that power up your mental strength for two chances at a Outsanding Victory.
Ways to counteract it:
Keeping lots of cards that negate missions, like Hyate Gekko.
It works great in any gennin, mental power, and lightning decks.
Turn 5, I wish it was turn 4. It can be negated by most anti-Mission cards.
In English I think this is the only version of this card. But it probably comes in other languages.
Artwork and aesthetics:
I love the artwork on this card. A lot of the Promos for this series display some of the best art.
8 out of 10