"I'll take Restricted E-Heroes for $1000, Alex" Yes,
we have TWO Restricted E-Heroes on the new Ban List,
who ever would have thought that?
When this card is Normal or Special Summoned, you
can select and activate 1 of these effects:
●Destroy Spell or Trap Cards on the field up to the
number of "Elemental Hero" and "Destiny Hero" you
control (not counting this card).
●Select and add 1 "Elemental Hero" or "Destiny Hero"
monster from your Deck to your hand.
First of all, E-Hero players finally get a decent
beatstick. 1800 attack is quite solid, but it has a
paltry and miserable 300 defense.
This guy was Restricted for a reason folks. Sadly,
the Restriction prevents splashability of this card.
If you had three of these guys, and two were in the
Graveyard, that would be two Magic and/or Trap cards
you could destroy, and apparently the effect was too
powerful to use in multiples.
So, if you destroy one card, he is a one for one.
Destroy two, you're at a plus one. Three puts your
at a plus two. Four puts you at a plus three. Five
would put you at a plus five. Odds are you won't be
destroying five cards, but you never know.
Or, if you have no Magic or Trap cards to destroy,
you can add an E-Hero or D-Hero monster from your
Deck to your Hand, so he can replenish your
resources as well. If you are playing either deck,
this card is for you.
Could you use it in your normal non E-Hero/D-Hero
deck? Possibly. You could throw in two or three
Wildheart, which has been popping up out of the
E-Hero deck and hope for the best, but it's up to
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
An e-hero that doesn’t suck…… wow that was hard to
admit. But like Wildheart, Stratos is actually a
playable card in non-E-hero decks. Its second effect
functions like a gadget but offering much more
options. The first effect offers the potential to
get up to a Heavy Storm, but will most likely equate
to a Breaker
The restriction has really hurt this guy, with only
one allowed the chain drawing of him has been
killed. That really hurts because you will most
likely see only one of his effects in a game. Him
being bounced is unlikely, and there are usually
better options to resurrect. He will essentially be
used in warrior-toolbox and ratbox with wildheart.
Elemental Hero Stratos
A perfect card in my opinion. I was so upset to see
it restricted to one before I could abuse three:)
It offers versatility, allows for field presence,
and can pay for itself upon summon if chosen to. We
finally get E-Hero's worth playing and then they get
you went on Metagame.com, and clicked on the most
recent Shonen Jump, these things were everywhere.
They work great with Destiny and Elemental Heroes
(like the Diamond Dude Turbos we saw in St. Louis),
and in a ton of other decks. They are strong
beaters, and fit in almost every deck (in threes of
course). Sadly, their reign is pretty much over, as
they will be Limited on the next Banned List. Tears.
Elemental Hero Stratos
One of the most powerful, versatile and broken 4
star monsters in the game of Yugimonz, and it's an
Elemental Hero. Who would have thunk it?
I'm very impressed with Konami/UDE for getting
Stratos (the artist formally known as Elemental Hero
Airman) to the TCG so quickly after it's OCG debut.
Straight up: this card is amazing, and if we could
run 3 of them in our deck, they would be an instant
staple. Fortunately for us though, the OCG has shown
what 3x Stratos can do to a Metagame, and the recent
SJC St. Louis displayed the same, with 3x Stratos
being the backbone of many a Destiny Hero deck.
Based on that knowledge, Stratos was wisely
Restricted to 1 per deck as of March 1, 2007.
Having said that though, he is still a very good
card to run:
- 1x Stratos + 2-3x Wildheart will be a nice
compliment to any Aggro based deck, and will make
Warrior Toolbox even more effective.
- being able to search out specific Destiny Heros
will still provide support for Diamond Dude / Dasher
- Elemental Hero Decks now have yet ANOTHER tutor to
search out a specific Hero monster to fuse.
I've wanted Stratos ever since he was introduced in
the OCG. Now, about Elemental Hero Ocean... ^_^
1/5 - there are more broken monsters than this to
play in Traditional, and he isn't LIGHT or DARK,
4.5/5 - I can't give him 5/5 as there are some decks
that just will not benefit from this guy. BUT, if
your deck contains 'Reinforcement of the Army' and
is an Aggro style deck, you would be foolish to not
include the lone Stratos with either 2 or 3
4/5 - "Condorman!!!!!"
Wednesday. The middle of the week, another long
week! But, today we review a card that hasn’t been
review before unlike Monday and Tuesday’s cards.
ELEMENTAL HERO STRATOS
When this card is Normal or Special
Summoned, you can select and activate 1 of these
●Destroy Spell or Trap Cards on the
field up to the number of "Elemental Hero" and
"Destiny Hero" you control (not counting this card).
●Select and add 1 "Elemental Hero" or
"Destiny Hero" monster from your Deck to your hand.
1800 for a 4 star
is pretty good. In the upcoming format, with Breaker
gone, this can take out mostly anything, except for
Cyber Dragon and Monarchs. 300 defense kind of
sucks……Enemy Controller anyone? It’s also a Warrior
so it can be searched by Reinforcement of the Army,
or E-Emergency Call as it is an E-hero, so it
shouldn’t be too hard to get this out.
Onto the effect,
pretty simply. GREAT in an E-hero or D-hero deck.
When it gets summoned, you can either add an E-hero
or D-hero from your deck to your hand, so it’s a
+1. Not bad. This could give you that monster you
need to bring out your Flare Wingman!!!! Or when
Stratos is summoned, it can destroy a number of
spell/trap(s) depending on how many
e-heroes/d-heroes you have on the field, so it’s a
potential of a +4.
So, it’s got
versatility, and gives e-heroes and d-heroes a much
needed boost. But, it is going to be limited to
one, thus shooting it down before it even got
airborne. But even at one, it’s still absolutely
worth running in these decks.
Advanced: 5/5 (in
E-hero/D-hero deck) 1/5 anywhere else
Elemental Hero Stratos
Who doesn’t love Elemental Hero
Stratos right now? He’s an excellent card and
deserved every bit of play he got at the St. Louis
SJC. Diamond Dude Turbo is a stupid good deck.
He can search Elemental Heros or
Destiny Heros; that’s good. What searcher in the
game has that kind of versatility? Granted not ALL
of the E-Hero/D-Hero monsters are any good, he’s
still a superior searcher in terms of reliability.
He relies on himself and that’s it. On top of that,
he’s a decent beatstick.
Too bad he’s getting restricted to 1,
but it needed to happen. If St. Louis was any
indication of what the format was going to be like
with Stratos at 3 then a lot of players were going
to be pretty upset.
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