Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Skydive Scorcher


Target 1 “Elemental HERO” Fusion Monster you control; destroy as many monsters your opponent controls as possible, with ATK higher than that monster’s, then inflict damage to your opponent equal to the highest original ATK among those destroyed monsters in the Graveyard (your choice, if tied). If a “Skyscraper” Field Spell Card is in your Field Zone, inflict damage to your opponent equal to the combined original ATK of those destroyed monsters in the Graveyard, instead.

Skydive Scorcher is a spell with a single effect in two parts. Its amazing artwork showcases on Elemental HERO Flame Wingman on a building. The card’s name is based on Elemental HERO Flame Wingman attack from Yu-Gi-Oh!: GX.  It is one of the rare cards with a burn effect for Elemental HERO.

Effect: Part One

Skydive Scorcher destroys all of the opponent’s monsters with a higher ATK than one of your Elemental HERO fusion monsters. It also deals damage equal to the monster with the highest ATK to the opponent! Skydive Scorcher is an effective spell for Elemental HERO.

Skydive Scorcher is an effective card against swarm decks such as Blackwing and Six Samurai. Swarm decks have many monsters on the field. You destroy all of them with the effect of Skydive Scorcher.

Furthermore, Skydive Scorcher offers a great opportunity to deal massive damage on offense. Your opponent has a field without monster. Your Elemental Heroes can unleash direct attacks to possibly win the game.

Effect: Part Two

Skydive Scorcher deals damage equals to the total ATK of all of the opponent’s monsters that were destroyed by this card if a field spell with Skyscraper in its name is in your Field Zone. The second part of the effect rewards you for playing well. Skyscraper is a useful field card for Elemental Heroes and Skydive Scorcher increases the ability of its effect with Skyscraper.

Therefore, Skydive Scorcher has the potential to win the game. You can deal massive damage to an opponent with multiple monsters with a high ATK. For example, you deal 6,000 damage when Skydive Scorcher destroys two of the opponent’s Blue-Eyes White Dragons.


Hero Heart is an effective card with Skydive Scorcher. Hero Heart halves the ATK of one of your Elemental Heroes. This effect sets up Skydive Scorcher to destroy many monsters that may were weaker than your Elemental HERO before this effect.

Play these cards with Skydive Scorcher!
  • Hero Heart
  • Skyscraper

Card Rating:

Overall, Skydive Scorcher is a nice spell card for Elemental Heroes. I recommend playing one copy of it in your deck. It complements the archetype and sets up a possible victory. Skydive Scorcher destroys the opponent’s monsters, and your Elemental Heroes have the opportunity to unleash direct attacks.

Card Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

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