Saturday, 4 August 2012

Yu-Gi-Oh Card Review: Elemental HERO Escuridaó

Greetings readers. How long has it been since I've done a card review?

The answer is: a LONG time.

However I am going to start doing them again since they are easy and a good way to go in some real depth on a card rather than talking about a collection and skimming over each one. Because when you skim, you are pretty much just telling readers stuff they already know. It's when you think outside the box and really think about a card that the reader (you) actually learns something.

So today's card is Elemental HERO Escuridao

The last one, and by far the best.

So clocking in at 2500 attack, it's got a decent amount of raw power for getting over most monsters. 2500 is the special number to aim for if you want to stand any chance against Dino Rabbits. 

However, it's effect allows it to gain 100 attack for each Elemental HERO in the graveyard. While that does seem pretty weak, it means late game it can take on almost anything. That BLS doesn't stand a chance if you have 10 Heroes resting in the graveyard.

But if you have any knowledge of the wonderful game of Yu-Gi-Oh, you will know how awaited this card has been for players. Now that it has been released, the potency it shares with Super Polymerization means with each Omni Hero released, nobody's monsters are safe. It's well accepted that DARK has the most amount of monsters AND the best ones too. With Escuridao needing a Dark monster, you can take those monsters and make this card for them to deal with.

While it's all well and good to say "Yay I can beat Dark decks", that's way too vague if you're at all competitive. With this card released, you can now main deck against: 

  • Inzektors: All of their monsters are dark so you can just screw them over no matter what they summon.
  • Tour Guide: Damn that pesky girl. She's underage but with Super Poly and this card, you can bend her over without worrying about going to jail for it.
  • That STUPID CHAOS DRAGON LOOP: Lightpulsar + REDMD on the field is annoying. The key is to destroy both on your turn and they will bring REDMD back, allowing you to Escuridao. Of course you can super poly Lightpulsar into The Shining and cause it to miss timing, but that's no fun.
There are hundreds of other cards you can now beat with this card, but those are the main ones.

However a problem with these Omni Heroes is that when a new Archetype with a Specific Attribute is released, Heroes can just rip them apart since all of their Omnis have got decent effects. Even if the Archetype has tonnes of different Attributes (Like Wind-Ups), Heroes can give them a field day provided they have their Extra deck full of the Omnis.

This card can be used against them too. Dark decks can now wait for them to summon a HERO and then poly into Escuridao. Xyz monsters like Maestroke which are annoying to get rid of are now a piece of cake.

Anyway, that's pretty much all there is to say about it. Whether or not the card gets abused to a point where it will have to get banned, only time will tell. Unfortunately, with me being from the UK, the card is still illegal here until it's released in something official.

Until next time, TheTCGLover Out!