When this card inflicts Battle Damage to your opponent by a direct attack, you can select 1 Set card in your opponent's Spell and Trap Card Zone, and destroy it. Once per turn, during your Main Phase 1, you can discard 1 card to allow this card to attack your opponent directly this turn.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - Feb. 14, 2011
Elemental Hero Ice Edge...We haven't looked at an
Elemental Hero in ages. Ice Edge is a Level 3,
Water attributed Warrior. All of these are
good things, while Water and Warrior are
ridiculously supported (though not usually
together.) Our Hero has 800 attack and 900
Now, by discarding one card from your Hand, Ice Edge
can attack directly. When Ice Edge inflicts
Direct Damage to your opponent, you can destroy a
set Magic or Trap cad your opponent controls.
This seems really simple, and more or less like a
waste of time.
I disagree...Ice Edge may not be the best card (our
Elemental Hero) on his own, but he's a great combo
card. See, your opponent is either going to
take this direct attack and lose a Magic or Trap
card, or be forced to use one to stop or destroy
Now, what Decks can really use this? Likely
Ice Edge won't be on the Field more than a turn,
(I'd say a couple could even be a stretch.) but it
could be enough. Lightsworn, Gladitor Beasts,
and obviously the Heroes themselves can make use.
Elemental Hero Ice Edge is an OCG import from the
GX manga you didn't read and instead threw out
immediately after pulling out your Absolute Zero,
but I'm sure you at least recycled it. This guy
doesn't do much.
His direct attacking thing is cool, but you have to
discard a card, and when he destroys that Set card,
you won't have gained anything. Amazoness Sage does
the destroying better, so the only reason to run
this weak card is to have an alternative to
Elemental Hero Ocean or *shudders* BUBBLEMAN! When
Ice Edge doesn't do much at all, you'll probably
want the much stronger Ocean and his power to pull
out cards from the graveyard.
Art: When he grows up, he's Raigeki.
Fun Fact: Leave Dark Magician Girl alone.
Tomorrow: A 5D's Elemental Hero-ish archetype.
Hey everyone, happy Valentine's Day! And what
better way to celebrate than by reviewing Elemental
Hero Ice Edge, who's as cold as ice! Okay, all lame
Foreigner puns aside, this card is actually not
terrible. It's just... No one uses e heroes any
more. Ice Edge has absolutely pathetic stats, but he
essentially trades a -1 to the hand for a small jab
at your opponent's lp, and destruction of one of
their m/t's. His stats are low enough to ensure he
won't be around for more than one turn, so he's
probably not worth the trouble. Though until we get
Heavy Storm back, extra m/t hate is always helpful.
Who knows, maybe someone will find a place for this
Art: obvious Foreigner pun
Elemental Hero Ice Edge is a long awaited card
for TCG players. His stats are bad, but he makes up
for that by having a useful effect and fitting into
a great deck. Any time he hits directly, your
opponent loses a spell or trap. That's pretty
powerful, and when combined with his second effect,
he can pick away at their back row until they take
him out. The discard cost hurts, but if you're able
to get the attack through, you're making a one for
one trade with Ice Edge's destruction effect.
Ice Edge's best use would be in Absolute Zero decks,
as he fulfills the requirement for an Elemental Hero
OR a WATER monster. With Absolute Zero slapping down
their monsters, Ice Edge can help get the spells and
traps out of the way. Ice Edge also can fit well
into Big City decks, as he gets under Gravity Bind
and Level Limit - Area B, though his destruction
effect is slightly less important here since you're
relying on Wildheart to do most of your work.
Overall, Ice Edge is still a weak monster who can't
do a whole lot. It's probably best to keep him
within his themes where he will be supported, or
you're likely better off using a different monster.
Traditional: 1/5 No E-Heroes here.
Advanced: 2/5 Fits nicely in viable deck, but not
Art: Ice Edge is reaching out to slap your opponent
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