Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Elemental HERO Poison Rose

[Plant/Effect]

ATK/1,900 DEF/2,000

Cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. Must be Special Summoned with “Rose Bud” and cannot be Special Summoned by other ways. Each time this card inflicts Battle Damage to your opponent: It gains 200 ATK and loses 200 DEF. Your opponent can only target “Elemental HERO Poison Rose” for attacks.

Elemental HERO Poison Rose is a plant monster and Elemental HERO. Her has decent stats of 1,900 ATK and 2,000 DEF. She is a unique card for the archetype. She has a set of support just for her.

Furthermore, Elemental HERO Poison Rose is one of the rare monsters in Elemental Heroes that is a plant monster. The majority of monsters in the archetype are warriors. You may play this card with generic support for plants.

First Effect: Special Summon Elemental HERO Poison Rose

Elemental HERO Poison Rose requires Rose Bud and Elemental HERO Knospe to special summon her. This method is the only way to play this card. You cannot special summon Elemental HERO Poison Rose with other cards.

Furthermore, Rose Bud requires Elemental HERO Knospe. They have a theme of flowers. Rose Bud tributes Elemental Knospe to special summon Elemental HERO Poison Rose

Therefore, you cannot special summon Elemental HERO Poison Rose with other methods. Cards such as Monster Reborn and Elemental HERO Solid Soldiers cannot special summon this card. This limitation greatly restricts the ability to play this monster.

Play these cards to special summon Elemental HERO Poison Rose.
  • Elemental HERO Knospe
  • Rose Bud

Second Effect:

Elemental HERO Poison Rose has a preference for offense over defense. Elemental HERO Poison Rose gains 200 ATK and loses 200 DEF when she inflicts battle damage to the opponent. Her original ATK of 1,900 can rise to 2,100 and above.

Therefore, Elemental HERO Poison Rose slowly becomes a major problem for the opponent. Her increase in ATK potentially may lead to additional damage in battle. She also becomes stronger than opposing monsters on the field.

Furthermore, the decrease in defense is not a major lost. There are many cards with the effects that destroy other cards. Elemental HERO Poison Rose’s defense is not a great value. Elemental HERO Poison Rose can afford to lose defense in exchange for offense.

Third Effect:

Elemental HERO Poison Rose forces the opponent to declare attacks against her in combat. The opponent is unable to attack your other monsters when she is on the field. It complements the second effect if you are able to increase Elemental HERO Poison Rose’s ATK to a high amount.

Furthermore, this effect provides some protection to your other monsters. An opponent is unable to avoid Elemental HERO Poison Rose in battle. This is an advantage against weak monsters with ATK below 1,900.

However, this effect is not perfect and its advantage has limitations. Powerful monsters such as Blue-Eyes White Dragon can easily destroy Elemental HERO Poison Rose in battle. You would lose this effect after the opponent destroys her.

Support:

Elemental HERO has strong support for Elemental HERO Poison Rose. You can create powerful fusions and combos. The majority of the support comes from spells and traps.

E – Emergency Call is a great spell card for all Elemental Heroes. E – Emergency Call adds Elemental HERO Poison Rose from the deck to your hand. It gives consistency to this card. You may need to add Elemental HERO Poison Rose or Elemental HERO Knospe to activate Rose Bud.

Play these cards with Elemental HERO Poison Rose!
  • E – Emergency Call
  • Polymerization

Fusions:

Like all Elemental Heroes, Elemental HERO Poison Rose is fusion material for many monsters in the archetype. Her name and attribute meet the requirements for some fusion monsters. You can summon a strong monster to turn the duel in your favorite.

For instance, Elemental HERO Poison Rose has the attribute of earth. This attribute allows her to be fusion material for Elemental HERO Gaia. You may use her as material in your hand or on the field.

You may also play Elemental HERO Sunrise in a deck with Elemental HERO Poison Rose. You may use Elemental HERO Poison Rose and another Elemental HERO for the fusion summon of Elemental HERO Sunrise. He is one is one of the strongest fusion monsters for the archetype.

Play these fusion monsters with Elemental HERO Poison Rose.

Lack of Synergy:

Elemental HERO Poison Rose does not fit in most decks with Elemental Heroes. Her effects do not provide strong advantages for other Elemental Heroes. You need to place her in a deck for herself, and it will be a casual deck with a weak monster.

Furthermore, you are not able to create many combos with Elemental HERO Poison Rose She lacks synergy with many cards in the archetype. Other monsters in the archetype are unable to special summon her such as Elemental HERO Solid Soldier.

Card Rating:

All in all, Elemental HERO Poison Rose is a strange card for an Elemental HERO. Her effects do not directly benefit any group of Heroes. She is a solo act with some support from the archetype. I only recommend Elemental HERO Poison Rose for casual decks.

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

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