Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Elemental HERO Captain Gold

ATK/2,100 DEF/800

[Warrior/Effect]

You can discard this card to the Graveyard; add 1 “Skyscraper” from your Deck to your hand. If “Skyscraper” is not face-up on the field, destroy this card.

A prestigious name and look may cause one to assume the quality of a card. We have Elemental HERO Captain Gold in this case not matching the quality of his prestigious name. He has the look and design of an awesome monster. However, Elemental HERO Captain Gold has lackluster effects. His effects support Elemental Heroes because he is a member of their team.

First Effect:

You may discard Elemental HERO Captain Gold to add Skyscraper from the deck to your add. It is a basic effect with the option to get a useful card. Skyscraper is a useful field spell card for Elemental Heroes. Elemental HERO Captain Gold provides easy and quick access to it.

Furthermore, Skyscraper enhances the offense of your monsters. You may discard Elemental HERO Captain Gold when you need Skyscraper to increase the ATK of your other Elemental Heroes. It is an effective tactic when the opponent has a strong monster in the field.

In addition, you gain some value when you discard Elemental HERO Captain Gold. This warrior sets up a fusion summon with Miracle Fusion. Miracle Fusion may use your monsters in the graveyard for a Fusion Summon.

Second Effect:

Elemental HERO Captain Gold has a major limitation. You may have Elemental HERO Captain Gold on the field if you have Skyscraper on the field. It is a bad condition for this card because It limits the ability to play him on the field. His only benefits are his first effect and 2,100 ATK.

Therefore, Elemental HERO Captain Gold is only a useful card for his first effect if Skyscraper is not the field. It is your only option with this monster under these circumstances. You may only summon Elemental HERO Captain Gold with Skyscraper on the field. This card automatically destroys itself with Skyscraper on the field.

In addition, this effect weakens Elemental HERO Captain Gold’s offensive capability. He has a solid 2,100 ATK for a level 4 monster. However, you are unable to use this offense without Skyscraper on the field.

Furthermore, an opponent can knock two cards with one effect. An opponent only needs to destroy Skyscraper, and this tactic automatically destroys Elemental HERO Captain Gold. Elemental HERO Captain Gold needs Skyscraper to remain on the field. Therefore, you lose the advantages from Skyscraper and a monster due an opponent’s effect.

Impressive ATK:

Elemental HERO Captain Gold has the highest ATK for level four Elemental Heroes. He has a total of 2,100 attack points. His offense can be an advantage in the early game with Skyscraper on the field.

Support:

Elemental HERO Captain Gold has a good arsenal of support. You can create a lot of good combos with a variety of cards. I recommend playing cards such as E – Emergency Call and Miracle Fusion with Elemental HERO Captain Gold.

Elemental HERO Solid Soldier may special summon Elemental HERO Captain Gold to the field. You also need Skyscraper on the field for this combo. Then, you may follow up with other cards such as Mask Change with either monster.

Play these cards with Elemental HERO Captain Gold!

Card Rating:

All in all, Elemental HERO Captain Gold is a disappointment. I only recommend this card for casual decks. His has an awesome name and design for a superhero. He fails to live up to his amazing artwork. Only the first effect of Elemental HERO Captain Gold has value. His 2,100 ATK looks good on paper until the second effect greatly limits his offensive ability.

Card Rating: 2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)

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