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3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 06.20.07
Elemental Hero Captain Gold
Suck suck suck suck suck suck suck suck...okay, done
with that part of the review.
I think we've learned a few things about E-Heroes in
the last couple months:
*Any deck depending on Skyscraper for ATK boosts
typically won't do that well. ATK boosts aren't
worth running a field spell for.
*Any E-Hero deck depending on Skyscraper 2's effect
CAN do well, because you can just generate massive
Sorry, if you're going to run E-Heroes as a full
decktype, it really needs to be the Big City
variant...that is, unless you like losing. The
general mechanic of "discard a monster to search a
specific field spell" is a great one, but it kinda
helps when (A) you don't have to have the field
spell already to play the monster without it going
emo and killing itself and (B) the field spell
doesn't completely suck ass.
That being said, today we look at Elemental Hero,
Captain Gold, which fits him pretty well since he is
quite Gold in that awesome costume.
This is good support for the E-Hero fans out there.
2100 attack for a Level 4 monster (even an E-Hero)
is awesome. That's strong enough to match Cyber
Dragon and take down most anything that isn't a
Captain Gold does have a bit of a side-effect, but
it isn't that bad.
If Skyscraper isn't on the Field, he is destroyed.
However, a Level 4 monster with 2100 attack should
have a bit of a weakness.
Now, if you don't have Skyscraper on the Field, no
problem. Send this guy to the Graveyard, and you can
add Skyscraper from your Deck to your Hand.
Awesome...note that the card says if Skyscraper
isn't on the Field, Captain Gold is destroyed. Not
your Field, but not on the Field. So if you get
lucky enough for your opponent to play Skyscraper,
you can still play him.
4.5/5 E-Hero Not a 5 simply because he can't be
played if Skyscraper isn't out.
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
This card is for a particular theme. yet I wonder if
E-Hero control needs this? The point being the
effect is a needed one and a nice addition to theme
support. But the theme is not really worth using
compared to other options.
Wednesday, June 20th
Today we look at another E-hero….
ELEMENTAL HERO CAPTAIN GOLD
You can discard this card to the Graveyard to add 1
"Skyscraper" from your Deck to your hand. If this
card is on the field but "Skyscraper" is not on the
field, destroy this card.
A 4-star 2100 is pretty good. It’s a warrior, and
It’s light as well. All good things, so far no
Onto the effect. You can discard this card to grab a
Skyscraper from your deck. (Just the original, you
can’t get Skyscraper 2) This gives the card
versatility. Draw this guy when you already have
Skyscraper and summon him to kamekaze with that
Cyber Dragon. Or, if you don’t have a Skyscraper
out, discard him to get one. Like all the other new
field spell searchers, this card beats Terraforming
The bad news is that if this card is out and
Skyscraper is not, this card is destroyed. So, if
they MST your Skyscaper, they get a +1! Not good.
In short, if you play E-heros with the original
skyscraper, play this, otherwise don’t.
By discarding this card from your hand to the
Graveyard, add 1 "Skyscraper" from your Deck to your
hand. If there is no "Skyscraper" on the field, this
face-up card on the field is destroyed.
Here we see a really powerful Non-Tribute or
Non-Fusion Elemental Hero. Though he does have 2100,
he has that draw back, like many of the monsters
that you can discard to search for the field card,
that if it's not on the field, then it's destroyed.
The good thing about Captain Gold is that when you
do have Skyscraper and you attack into a monarch or
a bigger monster, you gain 1000 ATK points so it
makes Captain Gold a 3100 ATK which is huge in this
game. Though many won't play Skyscraper or Captain
Gold, it's good to use when making a theme deck. I
don't see this being in any Tier 1 deck at all, but
for fun decks, it can really work. Being 2100 it can
go heads up with most monsters even Cyber Dragon.
But the drawback, makes him unusable in this current
format, especially with Snipe Hunters everywhere.
Traditional: 1/5 Nothing, nothing at all here, sure
it's a light, but other than that really can't do
Advanced: 1.5/5 In a theme and fun deck this can
work, not as many threats as in traditional, yet
it's still unstable.
- Tomas Mijares
Elemental Hero Captain Gold
What a shame.
E-Hero Captain Gold is yet another of the "Field
Spell Tutor" cards included in Force of the Breaker,
built to search out a copy of "Skyscraper" from your
deck. Unfortunately Skyscraper has never been a
competitive card, nor do I expect it to become so in
Had Captain Gold's text allowed it to search out a
card with "Skyscraper" in it's name, then at least
it could be used in a Big City deck to search out
Captain Gold is a 4-star 2100 ATK Monster, but
requires that Skyscraper active on the field,
otherwise he self-destructs. This opens the door for
some potential use in a Skill Drain deck, but I
really doubt that anyone will see this guy in a
competitive deck anytime soon.
1/5 - no surprise here
1/5 - Captain Gold just doesn't suit the
requirements of a competitive E-Hero Deck, and even
casual E-Hero decks stray away from Skyscraper.
2/5 - "And the Oscar goes to..."
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