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Genji Aini

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*  Instead of having this creature attack, you may tap it to use its Tap.gif ability.

Tap.gif Destroy 1 of your Fire Birds or Dragons. You may put a Dragon or Fire Bird that costs 1 greater or costs less than or equal to the destroyed creature into the battle zone from your hand.

  • Collector Number: 16
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Type: Creature
  • Race: Fire Bird
  • Power: 1000
  • Mana Number: 1
  • Cost: 2
  • Civilization: Fire
  • Artist: YOICHI ITO
Genji Aini
written by juncombo0 Premium Member LV21
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General description:

Alright time to write my 3rd review. And this time again i choose a a tiny creature which can produce devastating effects and she is called Genii Ai ni.

Well at first i was no aware of this card that much but then when i made a deck using it i started liking it and when i used it in a duel it produce awesome results so now i think that for me the most versatile fire bird is Genii Ai ni.And in this review i will show u that what can this tiny creature do and how can it help u in bringing big monsters really easily.So lets have a look on its uses.

Uses:

Genii Ai ni is a 2 cost fire bird with a power of 1000 and its effect is

Instead of having this creature attack, you may tap it to use its ability.

Destroy 1 of your Fire Birds or Dragons. You may put a Dragon or Fire Bird that costs 1 greater or costs less than or equal to the destroyed creature into the battle zone from your hand.


So common use as most people will expect is to use it in a dragon deck. And because it has 2 mana so u don't have to wait to summon it u will get it very soon in battle zone ready to help u.Sometimes we wish that there should be a way that we can summon 2 coco lu pia



on the third turn in that way 4th turn will be the night mare of your opponent.And how can u summon 2 coco lu pia on 3rd turn here is the way just summon Genni Ai ni and on third turn summon a coco lu pia and if u r lucky enough and have 2 coco lu pia in hand just use the tap ability of Genni Ai ni and summon another coco in the same turn.Well that's a very rare case that we have two coco lu pia in hand. So here is another use Genni Ai ni sometimes if u want to summon coco lu pia and a dragon like Jack Radio



in the same turn so u can do it also like 2nd turn summon Genni Ainu and 3rd turn coco lu pia and here is a little tactic Genni Ai ni says that destroy a fire bird or a dragon and put a fire bird or dragon that costs 1 less or 1 more it did say it like that have a cost 1 less or more. so when u have Coco lu pia all your dragon cost 2 less so that means Jack Radio will cost 3 at that point so all u have to do is summon coco lu pia in 3rd turn and then use tap ability of Genni Ai ni destroy Genni Ai ni itself and u can now summon Jack Radio in same turn and also u can take out a dragon Ev from your deck in the same time and u can even summon the Ev in your next turn if it cost 4.So i guess that was enough for its uses so lets see the strategies and game play.

Strategies and game play:

Strategies u can use with Genni Ainu will having it in a dark fire deck.

Dark/Fire

So now lets see that what strategies u can pull out with this little tiny bird.if u use it in a darkness fire deck then surely u can use card like Dark lu pia



in it. So here is the strategy u have Genni Ainu in your battle zone and 3rd turn u summon dark lu pia and in next turn u can summmon Necrodragon Skull Gravitz



and then when u can use the tap ability of Genni Ai ni and destroy your Necrodragon and summon any dragon that cost 5 or less like the most common which we use is "Jack Radio" or u can summon coco lu pia also BUT now due to dark lu pia effect u can also destroy one of your opponents creature as your dragon is destroyed so i guess that destroying a creature of your opponent on fourth turn and getting a dragon in same time and if that dragon is jack raidou then at the same time getting a Ev from your deck is not a bad deal at all.And u can think that on fourth turn big threats like against a Dark/Light deck is Ashliger



and if a fire deck then ofcourse Coco lu pia or a Big threat like Genni Double Cross Dragon



all those threats can be easily destroyed by the combo which i explained above.
And now if we look on a strategy on a wider scale and in the longer games u can use the same combination of dark/fire and assume that u have Genni Ainu and dark lu pia in your battle zone and Necrodragon Guljeneraid



in your grave yard then all u have to do is summon a small dragon like Necrodragon Skull Gravitz or someother small dragon blocker
and then u have to use Genni Ainu tap ability and destroy that dragon and u will have 3 benefits first u can destroy one of your opponents creature then second u can put a dragon or fire bird from your hand in the battle zone then u can also summon Necrodragon Guljeneraid from your grave yard isn't it a good deal ?.

ok now for those peolpe who love having fire decks

Fire :-

Now if u use Genni Ainu in a pure fire deck so in that case u can use it in many ways. in a fire deck full of dragons firebirds like coco lu pia , Totto Pipicchi



Mach Lupia



are common. so u have Genni Ainu in battle zone and then u summon coco lu pia and in fourth turn u can summon Bolshack Nex



then take out mach lu pia from your deck and your bolshack gets speed attacker attack with bolshack nex and break two shields but sadly after this move usually we have to return bolshack nex to our hand but not this time bcoz u have Genni Ainu use the tap ability of Genni Ainu and destroy mach lu pia then bcoz u have coco lu pia in battle zone u can summon another bolshack nex and take whatever lu pia u want and put it in battle zone OR u can put Genni double cross dragon and destroy 2 more of your opponent shields Or u can put evolutions of dragons like Überdragon Bajula



Überdragon Bajula 2nd



Überdragon Sunburst Nex



And all those dragon evolution that cost 7 but due to coco lu pia they will cost 5 and as u have destroyed mach lu pia which have cost 4 u can put any of those evolution creatures on Bolshack Nex and attack with them and all this will be done on fourth turn.

Now if we have a look on the other side some decks of fire are based on

Galaxy Lupia



so Genni Ai ni can also help u to summon galaxy lu pia on your 5th turn want to know how then see this. u have Genni Ainu in your battle zone and coco lu pia in your battle zone then on 4th turn u summon Bolshack Nex and then take out Mach lu pia from your deck (or anyother lu pia) then due to mach lu pia the cost of Bolshack Nex will be reduced to 3 then use tap ability of Genni Ai ni and destroy itself and put another Bolshack Nex from your hand in battle zone and take out another lu pia from your deck then u will have 3 lupia's in your deck then if u want u can also attack with both Nex's if not then u can end your turn and in your 5th turn just summon Bolshack Nex that will cost u 2 now and put a Galaxy Lupia in your battle zone and then u can also use meteor burn of your Galaxy Lupia and due its meteor burn u can put a creature with NeX in its name in battle zone so u can put another Bolshack Nex or Sunburst Nex on your Bolshack Nex and
then all u have to do is just finish your opponent .


Fire/light :-

Now another type of decks based on light/fire.these days light fire decks are usually trying to summon Romanoff Kaiser NEX, the Super Enlightened



decks based on that probably have evolution creatures like
Valkyrie, Sky Lord Dragonmech



Sunshine NEX, the Enlightened



Now Genni Ai ni can help a lot in a deck like that u have Genni Ainu in battle zone and then u summon coco lu pia and in 4th turn u summon Bolshack Nex and take out Valkyrie Lupia and put it on Bolshack Nex then due to Valkyrie Lupia search for another dragon and take out Sunshine Nex and then use Genni Ai ni tap ability and destroy itself and put Sunshine on Valkyrie Lupia and then in next turn it will be Romanoff Kaiser NEX, the Super Enlightened time.

Fast Attack Combos :-

So that was all a very long and big combos this bird can also be used to finish of your opponent in probably fourth turn like u have Genni Ai ni in battle Zone and coco lu pia then on fourth turn summon Bolshack Nex and then summon mach lu pia by effect and then attack with Bolshack Nex and after that use tap ability of Genni Ai ni and Destroy Mach lu pia and u can summon Bolshack Yamato Dragon



and break two more shields and then break last shield with coco lu pia in next turn your opponent will be finsihed. If your opponent have any blocker then instead of Bolshack Yamato u can summon Genni Double Cross so that your opponent will have no chance of winning.

Combos with other Cards :

Fire :

Now lets have look on combos of Genni Ai ni with some other creatures including psychics.
A good psychic that (shuriken and waileukwu) is Genni Double Cross, Temporal Swordsman





So here is the strategy u are having Genni Ai ni in battle zone and then u summon totto pipichi so on 4th turn u can summon Reppi Sp



u will use the tap ability of reppi Sp and then u can summon Genni double cross swordsman. then u can use tap ability of Genni Ai ni and destroy Reppi Sp in that way Reppi SP will go on top of deck and u can summon and dragon that cost 5 and as usual the best will be Jack raidou then bcoz of totto pipichi u have all your dragon speed attackers then u can attack with both Genni and Jack and u can have the Awakened Form of Genni Double Cross Swordsman.
There is another way in which u can use this strategy and that is in the same pattern u will have totto pipichi and Genni Ainu in battle zone. then u will summmon reppi Sp and in next turn u can use tap ability and summon Genni Double Cross Swordsman and then use tap ability of Genni Ai ni and destroy Genni Double Cross Swordsman and summon Bernad Tyson



that is a speed attacker and if your opponent have a tap creature then the worst nightmare of your opponent. and in next turn u can again summon Genni psychic with the effect of Reppi Sp.
There is another creature that u can summon instead of Bernard Tyson and that is Geometeus Infinite Dragon



And it will get speed attacker due to totto pipichi that means u can attack with it and due to effect of Geometeus which is When this creature attacks and isn't blocked you may put a Dragon from your hand into the battle zone. so u can attack with it and then u can put another dragon from your hand in battle zone and again due to totto pipichi that dragon will also gain speed attacker and u can summon any dragon due to Geometeus. And if u want to make it a chain combo then u can summon Balga Raiser, the Dragonic Meteor



with the effect of Geometeus that mean balga will attack and if top card of your deck is a dragon then u can have another dragon speed attacker in the same turn that means a fullllllll dragon attack on your opponent.
Well that's another way in which Genni Ai ni can be used so now lets have a look that what Genni Ai ni can do in a nature/fire deck.

Nature / fire :

So in a nature/fire deck the most common dragons which are used are
Geo Goctra, Armed Dragon



Super Dragon Machine Dolzark



Terradragon Regarion



Balgazarmas, Divine Green Dragon



and some people also use same fire dragon like Bolshack Nex Genni Double Cross and some other common dragons so all these dragons can be easily summoned b y effect of Genni Ai ni as i already explained that above so u will have Genni Ainu and coco lu pia in battle zone and then u can easily summon any of those dragon even by destroying Genni Ainu itself.
But those are all common dragons my concern is another dragons and that is Balga Raizou, the Super-Heavenly Nova



this a 9 cost creature and it have races Earth Dragon/Phoenix/Samurai and its effect is Mana Galaxy Vortex: Choose 3 Dragons in your mana zone and put this creature into the battle zone on top of those creatures.
Meteor Burn: When this creature attacks, you may put 3 cards under this creature into your graveyard If you do, reveal the top 3 cards of your deck. You may put any non-evolution Dragons you reveal into the battle zone. Put the rest into your graveyard.
Triple Breaker

So here is the strategy to summon this creature early u have to put 3 dragons in your mana and u will have Genni Ainu in battle zone on 3rd u will summon coco lu pia and bcoz it is a nature/fire deck u can summon
Lupia Lapia




effect of lu pia lapia is You may have your Dragon cost 1 less to summon. They can't cost less than 1.
When this creature is destroyed, you may put it into your mana zone instead. If you do, you may return 1 Dragon from your mana zone to your hand.

So that means now Balga Raizou will cost 3 less that means 6 and nature deck's most favorite spell in these days is Faerie Gift



u will use this spell then Balga Raizou will cost 3 at that time and u can easily kill your Genni Ainu and put balga raizou in your battle zone. I know that this combo is hard to pull as it needs some conditions but every hard combo has a hard effect also. So u will have one Balga and 1 or 2 more dragons in your battle zone which is not a bad deal. But if u cant get faerie gift in your hand then u will use tap ability of Genni Ainu and destroy lu pia lapia it will go in mana zone and u will get 5 mana also u can summon a dragon from your hand any dragon that u will have at that time (non Ev) bcoz due to coco lu pia your dragon cost 2 less so that can be Bolshack Nex and u will summon another coco with it from your deck then in your next turn which will be probably 5th turn u can easily summon Balga Raizou even from your mana or if u want u can also do it with yout Genni Ai ni.
Now there is a combo which is an instant win for u but u need a deck having Fire/Nature/Light so lets have a look on it.

natureFireLight :

So u have to use Ultimate Galaxy Universe



the effect of UGU is ■ Evolution—Put on one of your Phoenixes.
■ Meteorburn—When this creature attacks, you may send the bottom-most card under this creature to your graveyard. When you put a Phoenix into the graveyard in this way and there are no more cards under this creature, you win the game.
■ Triple breaker (This creature breaks 3 shields)

So all u have to do is to summon that Balga Raizou as i mentioned two ways of it above then u will use meteor burn and all 3 cards under that Raizou will go in Grave. So that means u will have a perfect base for your UGU all u have to do to summon UGU on Balga Raizou and then use meteor burn and put Raizou in grave and there u win the game.
Well u will think that it will hard for u to defend your self while using a deck like that but as u have light in it so u can use light blocker fo defense until u pull out this combo and instant win.

Ways to counteract it:

There are many ways to counteract this card as it has 1000 power so cards like Rose Castle



Crimson Hammer



Wine Red Dragoon



Violet Dragoon



Spear Lupia



All these cards can easily destroy this creature.

Strengths/Pros:

As it has only 2 mana so it can be easily destroyed. Genni Ainu can help u in bringing out big creatures even Evolution Creatures easily on very early turns. It can also provide an excellent base for all evolution fire birds and can provide excellent help in rushing on your opponent like
Pilod, Bird of Fire



Boleas, Bird of Fire



Kagekiri Bird of Fire



and all those fire bird evolutions which are out there. So it can also be used in a rush deck easily.

Weaknesses/Cons:

Well as this creature have power 1000 that is the biggest weakness making it an easy target for destroying. As when u will use its tap ability first time in next turn probably your opponent will kill it by attacking with any of its small creature or speed attacker. So that's a very Big weakness of this card.
Other then that it can be easily destroyed by small spells and creature which give -1000 to your creatures as i already told about them above.So u have to use it as fast as u can.

Variations:

Well as long as i know this card has no variations and is released only in one set and that is Psychic Splash



Artwork and aesthetics:

And if we look on its artwork its looks awesome i like it a lot and its far better then some other firebirds. Those flames and sharp wings looks tooo awesome and a perefect artwork as a fire creature.

Overall rating:

Overall i will give this creature 9/10 .
As it is a very low cost creature and can be easily summoned and its effect is Devastating the most verstile fire bird in fire civilization.

And that was all i have to say now its upto u that what u guys think .

Here is a match in which i myself used Genni Ainu and shown its combo.

http://gaming.tradecardsonline.com/im/startGamePlay/game_play_id/1932425


Genji Aini
By Jucombo0

 

Modified on May 3, 2012 05:42 am



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shuriken6 Premium Member
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Subject: Genji Aini+Psychics=Benard Tyson   Posted: September 18, 2011 02:19 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

My favorite strategy with Genji Aini is using my Genji Double Cross Psychic with it. Since Benard costs 8 mana to summon, using the 7 mana Genji as bait can get me the Speed Attacking creature that triple breaks when he kills a creature. I only do this if the opportunity is there and I can't use Genji as well as i would want.

And just as a Joke, Watch by the end of next week this have over 20 reviews again
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Subject:    Posted: September 18, 2011 10:50 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

Thnkx for the rating nolan but as u can see that the strategy that u said requires a psychic then u can summon Bernad and in that case u have to wait until 6th turn or atleast 5th turn and chances of having genji aini at that point of game are less i have shown the combos which can be carried out on 4th turn or as soon as possible . Any way thnkx for the comment and that Joke
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Subject:    Posted: September 19, 2011 12:22 am Reply with quote Report content icon

It is quite interesting that you covered everything one can do with Genji Aini in the first 5 turns or so, but well, as mentioned by Shuriken, the game itself would usually enter mid game by the time you get your dragons out, so using your psychics is actually not a bad idea. For example you can third turn summon totti pipichi, then fourth turn Reppi SP. Fifth use Reppi SP's ability to summon psychic Genji XX, then kill Reppi to put it ontop of deck and attack with totti and Genji XX. That would awaken it, and you will have a firebird on the top of your deck (for Genji XX of course )

Another application can be with Infinity Dragon. As long as Genji Aini is alive you can summon 8 cost creatures for free if you deck is pure firebirds and dragons
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Subject:    Posted: September 19, 2011 12:27 am Reply with quote Report content icon

Thnkx for vote and comment waileukwu. As i said in last of my review that Genji Aini is most verstile so no one can write all of its possibilities that what can it do and i already mentioned that it can be get killed in mid of game so u should be careful and its better to use your creatures before they die .
But still u have given a good combo no doubt that Genji Aini is Most Verstile
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Subject:    Posted: September 19, 2011 03:21 am Reply with quote Report content icon

Holy. I mean wow. You took our advices and wrote an entirely new section off of it. Then we have Nature and Fire. Very interesting, especially when it came to the use of Balga Raizou. UGU...well, good luck with that. It is not easy to pull off.

Now only water/fire combos remain What can you say about them?
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Subject:    Posted: March 6, 2012 05:58 am Reply with quote Report content icon

hmmm.... i like the detail you have put into it, but want to point out something. you mention at the start that in t3, you destroy genji aini to call a jack raidou thanks to cocco. cocco's cost reduction only works while summoning, not during another effect like that of genji's. so that combo and similar ones won't really work. other than that, if possible, try to reduce the size of the images or the number. they take up too much space overall, making it a bit of a drag. but i like it otherwise
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Subject:    Posted: March 6, 2012 06:13 am Reply with quote Report content icon

Thanks sjvsx and tudor an for rating and commenting.

1. And tudor an Next time i will use "you" instead of "u"
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Subject: greatness   Posted: March 19, 2012 09:14 am Reply with quote Report content icon

great commment.very useful .thank you
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