Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Elemental HERO Flash

[Warrior/Effect]

ATK/ 1,100 DEF/1,600

When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the Graveyard: You can banish this card and 3 “Elemental HERO” Monster Cards with different names from your Graveyard to target 1 Normal Spell Card in your Graveyard; add that target to your hand.

Elemental HERO Flash arrives in a flash to help his fellow heroes to save the day from evildoers! He wears a blue costume with lightning bolts on it. Elemental HERO Flash is a level 4 monster and warrior with 1,100 attack points and 1,600 defense points. He has a single effect. Elemental HERO Flash only supports Elemental heroes.

Effect

Elemental HERO Flash banishes himself and three Elemental HERO monsters from the graveyard to add a Normal Spell Card from your graveyard to your hand. This effect may only activate when Elemental HERO Flash is destroyed by battle. It is a useful effect to grab a key Spell Card from your graveyard. Elemental Heroes rely on Normal Spell cards such as Polymerization and E-Emergency Call.

Furthermore,  Polymerization is the most popular card to target with Elemental HERO Flash’s effect. You need it to Fusion Summon the best monsters from your extra deck. You always want a card such as Polymerization in your hand.

Play these normal Spell Cards with Elemental HERO Flash!
  • E – Emergency Call
  • Polymerization
Synergy with Elemental HERO The Shining!

Elemental HERO Flash has amazing synergy with Elemental HERO The Shining. Both monsters complement each other’s effects. Elemental HERO Flash’s effect to banish four cards perfectly fits the strategy for Elemental HERO The Shining. Elemental HERO The Shinning gains 300 attack points for each banished Elemental HERO. You can quickly increase mighty Fusion Monster’s ATK. Elemental HERO The Shining’s ATK becomes 3,800 with four of your banished Elemental Heroes.

Play these cards with Elemental HERO Flash!
  • Elemental HERO The Shining
Special Summon Elemental HERO Flash

You may special summon Elemental HERO Flash in a number of ways. Elemental Heroes have many cards with this ability. Elemental HERO Solid Soldier is the best monster to special summon Elemental HERO Flash. You may place Elemental HERO Flash in defense position. You will not lose any life points when he is destroyed by battle.

Play these cards to special summon Elemental HERO Flash
Weakness:

However, an opponent can avoid Elemental HERO Flash’s effect. The game of Yu-Gi-Oh! has many destructive cards. An opponent can activate a card’s effect to banish or destroy Elemental HERO Flash. He is unable to activate his effective because he must be destroyed by battle to activate his effect.

Card Rating:

Overall, Elemental HERO Flash is an outdated card, and fits in casual decks. His effect is a useful tactic to regain a card such as Polymerization. He also has nice synergy with Elemental HERO The Shining. However, his effect is very slow, and opponents can avoid it. Many cards have effects with the ability to destroy Elemental HERO Flash.

Card Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars (1.5 / 5)

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