Sucks... at the moment a least.
Like, I was really disappointed after testing this card out.
1. It's search targets stink. First is Rise of the Bujin, a one-of card that is normally dead like 80% of the time, because it means that Yamato has fallen, and we all know how hard that is to accomplish. Next is Apparition, a trap card. That right there automatically means hat we have to wait a whole entire turn just so we get to set the damn thing. While it is alright to recycle any of our Bujins, it's very disappointing that Mikazuchi couldn't at least have the decency to use its effect before the End Phase. And finally, that Cold Wave card. Situational as hell, and ultimately unnecessary, so nobody even runs that. So in conclusion, his effect sucks. Not to mention the fact that he needs Yamato on the field to consistently trigger his effect.y If he got better targets at least, like a Quick Play Spell, that would be appreciated.
2. It's only a name.
So since his effect basically sucks, all we have to look forward to is that it is a Bujin Beast-Warrior. While that is definitely a good thing for when we don't have Tomato, it'ds kind of lame that that is his only real perk. Well, that and that it is the new replacement for Vivvit Knight. Mikazuchi offers an instant replacement when Yamato is destroyed, similar to Vivvit Knight. BUT, it can trigger from destruction effects that don't target, like the Solemn Duo or Torrential Tribute. But that's about its only saving grace... This is personally my only use for it. I only summon him through his effect, unless I feel like going for the new XYZ, or have an absolutely dreadful hand.
So what can I say... I guess my main beef with the card is that its effect sucks, and doesn't even hold a candle to Yamato. While I wasn't expecting something just as broken as Yamato's effect, (Because honestly, what more cod you really ask for) they could have either provided better Bujin S/T, or at the very least allow Mikazuchi's effect to trigger at any point during the turn. That way you could get your S/T during the Battle Phase or so.etching through using Habakiri.
As a result, I'm only using one copy at the moment. Sad part is, that for all my bickering about this card, I'll probably have to one day use 2 copies since stuff like Dark Hole and what not will eventually be favorable again, especially since Bujins do seem like they have a good shot at becoming meta next format.
Edited by telvin1234, 09 July 2013 - 01:34 AM.