5 essential Fusion Monsters for your HERO Deck. | The Irish Duelist

5 essential Fusion Monsters for your HERO Deck.

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When Yu-Gi-Oh! GX was on our TV screens a few years ago, Jaden’s Elemental HEROes were one of the most popular Decks around. There are several “HERO” Fusion Monsters out there that can have a big say in the outcome of a Duel, but they were often difficult to get. But fear not, true believers, because almost every Elemental HERO card got another shot at the limelight this fall, and here’s 5 of the best Fusion Monsters you can use in your Elemental HERO Deck!

Elemental HERO Absolute Zero (Generation Force Special Edition)
Elemental HERO Absolute Zero is one of the strongest monsters a HERO Duelist can have in his Extra Deck. Zero can be Summoned by combining any “HERO” monster and any WATER monster with Polymerization, Super Polymerization or Miracle Fusion. Absolute Zero gains 500 ATK for every other WATER monster on the field and when it leaves the field it can destroy every monster your opponent controls! To give you an idea of how powerful an effect that is, Raigeki does the same thing, and it’s Forbidden!

Elemental HERO Nova Master (Generation Force)
Elemental HERO Nova Master is another useful monster to have in your Extra Deck, especially if you’re using Super Polymerization, which can use your opponent’s monsters as Fusion Materials as well as your own. This is great for when you’re facing off against Dino-Rabbit Decks, as your opponent can provide the FIRE monster while your Deck has all the “Elemental HERO” monsters. Super Polymerization can’t be Chained to by the opponent, so not even Evolzar Laggia is safe! When Nova Master destroys a monster in battle you get to draw 1 card, perfect for re-filling your hand after you Summon a bunch of HERO monsters!

Elemental HERO Gaia (Wind-Up Zenmaister Collectible Tin)
Elemental HERO Gaia can be Summoned by combining any “Elemental HERO” monster with an EARTH monster, and with Super Polymerization in your Deck it’s a great monster to use against X-Sabers, Gadgets and Karakuri Decks, which are all EARTH-based. When Gaia is Fusion Summoned you choose one of your opponent’s face-up monsters and halve its ATK, before Gaia then gains the same amount of ATK that monster just lost. Gaia starts out at 2200 ATK, and if you target any opposing monster with 1600 ATK or more you’ll have a 3000 ATK HERO that can take down anything! If you want to Summon Gaia with just your own monsters, Elemental HERO Wildheart is a handy EARTH monster to have.

Elemental HERO Great Tornado (Legendary Collection 2: The Duel Academy Years)
Elemental HERO Great Tornado is an all-new “HERO” monster you get with every Legendary Collection 2 binder! It’s Summoned by combining any “Elemental HERO” monster with any WIND monster and starts out with 2800 ATK. With Great Tornado in your Extra Deck, Super Polymerization lets you absorb Stardust Dragon or even Shooting Star Dragon to create a monster of your own! When Great Tornado is Summoned all of your opponent’s monsters lose half of their ATK and DEF, and with 2800 ATK your Great Tornado can take down anything with less than 5600 ATK and DEF, which is pretty much every monster out there! Fuse Stratos with whatever HERO he searched out to Summon Great Tornado quickly.

Elemental HERO Darkbright (Legendary Collection 2: The Duel Academy Years)
Elemental HERO Darkbright is a little tougher to Summon than the other Fusion Monsters we’ve looked at today, since it uses 2 specific monsters as its Fusion Materials (Elemental HERO Sparkman and Elemental HERO Necroshade). When Darkbright attacks a Defense Position monster your opponent takes Piercing Battle Damage, which is especially useful against Synchrocentric Decks and other Decks with low DEF monsters. After Darkbright attacks it switches to Defense Position, but your opponent won’t want to destroy it. When Darkbright’s destroyed you get to destroy any monster your opponent controls, no matter how powerful.

Darkbright’s a very versatile card, even its Fusion Materials have a use after you Summon it. When Elemental HERO Necroshade is in the Graveyard you can Normal Summon high-Level “Elemental HERO” monsters like Elemental HERO Neos and Elemental HERO Bladedge without Tributing anything. Elemental HERO Sparkman is needed to Summon several powerful “HERO” Fusions like Elemental HERO Shining Flare Wingman. Finally, Darkbright’s Fusion Materials are LIGHT and DARK, so if you Summon it with Polymerization you can banish those monsters from your Graveyard to Summon Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the Beginning!

Elemental HERO Decks are one of the most exciting to Duel with, and use the Extra Deck in a completely different way to anything else you’re like to see. You can pick up almost every “HERO” right now, so there’s no excuse for missing out on the action this time!