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


ATK/1,000 DEF/2,000

Once per turn, during your Standby Phase: You can add 1 “Polymerization” from your Deck or Graveyard to your hand.

Elemental HERO Woodsman is a warrior with 1,000 ATK and 2,000 DEF. This card has never appeared in the anime. Elemental HERO Woodsman has made appearances in the manga. Furthermore, Elemental HERO Woodsman has a useful effect. He gives access to Polymerization for you can unleash powerful Fusion Monsters!

Manga History:

Elemental HERO Woodsman is one of the first Elemental Heroes to appear in the manga. He debuts in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Volume 1. Jade normal summons Elemental HERO Woodsman in his duel against Ryuga.


Elemental HERO Woodsman adds a Polymerization from your deck or graveyard to your hand during the standby phase. This is a useful effect for Elemental Heroes. You need Polymerization for fusion summons. After you add Polymerization to your hand, then you may fusion summon a powerful HERO.

Elemental HERO Woodsman adds consistency to a deck with Elemental Heroes. You will always have access to Polymerization and you can consistently summon Fusion Monsters. Consistency is the key for every deck’s success.

However, there is one flaw to Elemental HERO Woodsman’s effect. The effect is a very slow ability. It activates during your standby phase. You must wait one turn after summoning Elemental HERO Woodsman to use this effect. An opponent will most likely try to remove Elemental HERO Woodsman from the field. You need to protect this card to use its effect.

Play these cards with Elemental HERO Woodsman!
  • A Hero Lives
  • Polymerization
Fusion Monsters:

Elemental HERO Woodsman has the attribute of Earth. He can be Fusion Material for a variety of Fusion Monsters. For example, Elemental HERO Sunrise requires two Heroes of different attributes. You may use two Heroes with different attributes for the Fusion Summon.

Elemental HERO Gaia requires one monster with the attribute of Earth. You may use Elemental HERO Woodsman as Fusion Material for this Fusion Monster. These cards complement each other.

Play these Fusion Monsters with Elemental HERO Woodsman!
Card Rating:

Overall, Elemental HERO Woodsman is a decent monster. He has a useful effect. Unfortunately, his only flaw is his speed. His effect requires a slow setup, and a wise opponent would destroy him at the first opportunity. I recommend playing Elemental HERO Woodsman in a casual deck.

Card Rating: [2.5]

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