Thursday, June 26, 2014

Card Dicussion: Elemental HERO Absolute Zero


1 "HERO" monster + 1 WATER monster Must be Fusion Summoned and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. This card gains 500 ATK for each face-up WATER monster on the field, except "Elemental HERO Absolute Zero". When this card leaves the field: Destroy all monsters your opponent controls.

Elemental HERO Absolute Zero is my favorite Elemental HERO card. He looks totally awesome and he has the same name as Zero's strongest hyper mode in MegaMan X Command Mission. Elemental HERO Absolute Zero has only been printed twice, once in Generation Force: Special Edition and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Volume 4. Zero is a powerful monster with a respectable 2500 ATK.

No Elemental HERO deck is complete without its hero Zero! He is truly worthy of being in every Elemental HERO deck. He is also one of the easiest HERO monsters to fusion summon because he does not need specific named monsters. He only requires a HERO monster and a water monster. There are plenty of water monsters in Elemental HEROs. Elemental HERO Bubbleman, Elemental HERO Ocean, and Elemental HERO Ice Edge are Zero's main water monsters for his fusion. A player can also use Super Polymerization to use an opponent's water monster. This a very good strategy against Mermails to use their resources as your own.

Zero's first effect is very lack luster and inconsistent. He gains 500 attack points for every face-up water monster on the field. Don't expect to take advantage of it too often. There are not too many good water monsters in HERO decks besides Zero. It works best with Elemental HERO Ocean because Ocean is one of the few water monsters that you may want on the field alongside Zero.

I love Zero because of his second effect. He destroys every monster your opponent controls when he leaves this field. There is not an easy way to avoid this power effect. Banishing, destroying with an effect, and destroying him in battle will trigger the effect. It gives a player a lot of control over the field because an opponent will need a strong monster to destroy Zero and the opponent doesn't want to lose his or her monsters. Book of Moon is one of the few cards who can counter Zero by forcing him to be face-down and being unable to activate his effect.

In closing, Elemental HERO Absolute Zero is one the greatest fusion monsters ever. His ability to nuke the field makes him a very powerful monster. Elemental HERO Absolute Zero is a fan favorite. Konami should consider reprinting him very soon. When you need a hero just call Elemental HERO Absolute Zero!

Card Rating: 4.5 out of 5