3 "Elemental HERO" monstersJaden Yuki's Elemental HERO deck continues to get stronger every year. Elemental HERO Core is the newest HERO fusion monster! He looks like he just came from the latest Marvel movie. HERO monsters specialize in fusion summons. Elemental HERO Core is a level 9 monster with 2,700 attack points and 2,000 defense points. He can be played in any deck with Elemental HERO monsters.
Must be Fusion Summoned and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. Once per turn, when this card is targeted for an attack: You can make this card's ATK become double its current ATK until the end of the Damage Step. At the end of the Battle Phase, if this card battled: You can target 1 monster on the field; destroy it. When this card is destroyed by battle or card effect: You can target 1 Level 8 or lower "Elemental HERO" Fusion Monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it, ignoring its Summoning conditions.
He requires three Elemental HERO monsters for his fusion. They can be any three Elemental HERO monsters. He does not have limitations like some Elemental HERO Fusion monsters. The best methods to special him are by using Miracle Fusion and Parallel World Fusion. My favorite method to summon him is Miracle Fusion. I will fusion monsters early in the game and will have plenty of monsters to use as materials for fusion.
His first effect doubles his attack points when he is targeted for an attack and destroys a monster at the end of the Battle Phase. Attacking him can potentially destroy two monsters. No opponent would ever dare to attack him without a strategy to defeat him without combat. Most monsters' attack points are less than 5,400 attack points. He stops your opponent from attacking you until he or she can find a way around your HERO. This will also give you time to build your hand and counter your opponent's strategy.
Elemental HERO Core's second effect special summons one level eight or lower Elemental HERO fusion monster from your graveyard after Elemental HERO Core is destroyed by battle or card effect. The effect also ignores the monster's summoning conditions. You have a wide range of options to choose from in your graveyard. Elemental HERO Absolute Zero is my favorite HERO to special summon with this effect. He poses a new problem for my opponent because he destroys all opposing monsters after he leaves the field!
Finally, the best options to defeat him is by banishing him or attacking him after negating his effects. Banishing him is the best method because you can avoid both of his powerful effects. Ebon Illusion Magician easily banishes Elemental HERO Core from the game. A Spellcaster needs to declare an attack on an opponent's monsters and Ebon Illusion Magician's second skill may banish Elemental HERO Core!
Overall, Elemental HERO Core is the new core for the Elemental HERO monsters. He is nearly unbeatable in combat. His two skills work well together. Most monsters cannot defeat him in combat because his attack points double. Destroying him will only bring a new Elemental HERO Fusion monster from the graveyard to the field. I ordered a copy of him for my Elemental HERO deck. I am going to enjoying playing him against my friends at locals. Elemental HERO is ready to get his game on!
Card Rating: 5 out of 5