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A Hero Lives
#GENF-EN098 

If you control no face-up monsters: Pay half of your Life Points; Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower "Elemental HERO" monster from your Deck.

Card Rating
Advanced: 4.0 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed: April 13, 2017

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RCG

A Hero Lives

 

As with Vision HERO Vyon, it’s interesting to observe how many other cards E-Hero Shadow Mist makes great. Nobody used A Hero Lives before Mist, but after his release, this spell became a staple in nearly all versions of HERO decks. Seriously, go read the reviews from the last time pojo’s COTD team tackled this card. Average rating: 1/5. Shadow Mist changed the game.

 

And even now, he’s the main target for this simple spell, though E-HERO Blazeman is another desirable target. Before Vyon came along, all HERO decks had one focus since 2014: get Shadow Mist as soon as humanly possible, and that’s what made this card so important. By getting those plusses and then getting to the Dark Law end game, Heroes remained constantly relevant. That’s how much Dark Law changes tactics. And any way to turn that combo quicker was the key, regardless of life point cost.

 

As mentioned yesterday, Heroes are a mascot of the game and will probably receive periodic support for the duration of this game’s existence. As such, A Hero Lives has maximum potential. Even though it can only summon Elemental Heroes, at the very least it will always have a sweetheart match with Shadow Mist. And that makes it a solid card, probably forever.

 

Advanced: 4/5

Future Potential: 5/5

 

Interesting side note: Yesterday’s card, Legacy of a HERO counts as a “HERO” card, but A Hero Lives does not.


Syn
A HERO Lives

For this weeks Throwback Thursday, we're looking at A HERO Lives, a normal spell card that gives HEROes the speed they need.

A normal spell that for half your lifepoints, while you have no face-up monsters, lets you summon any level 4 or lower hero from the main deck. This is a great card for the theme, and lets HERO's become a splashable tech in other decks. Mainly used to special Elemental HERO Bubbleman in Frog-HEROes, and Elemental HERO Shadow Mist to get the benefit of her search for a MASK Change spell card.

Advanced 5/5 in HERO, 3/5 if you're splashing it in any other deck

Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,

A Hero Lives is what Dark Magic Curtain could've been like.

Pay half your life points to Special Summon a Level 4 or lower HERO from your deck. There are several options for this card depending on the situation you are in. Opening with this card is great as it will give you field presence, but giving up 4000LP is still a gamble. Shadow Mist, Bubbleman, Prisma, Diamond Dude, Blazeman, and Ocean are just some of the HERO monsters you can summon, each providing you with advantage. You could also use the monster you summon to set up a Rank 4 Summon or a Fusion Summon. No restriction on how many you can play is great for if you have multiple copies. The only restriction is that you need to have 0 monsters, which makes it such a great card to open with. If you lose your field suddenly, this card can save you.

Advanced-4/5
Art-3.5/5

Until Next Time


Dark

Paladin
No card tomorrow in honor of Good Friday, and I'll like to wish a Happy Easter to all those people reading.  Closing the week is A Hero Lives, a Throwback for Throwback Thursday.  I actually reviewed this card 6 years ago, and I don't feel it's much better now, even with as good as Heroes can be.  The cost is ENORMOUS, half your Lifepoints for one Monster, and not even a Fusion or anything fun.  Maybe late in a game where you have few Lifepoints, but even then, this likely isn't enough to do enough help to get you out of a bind.  There's better cards in the archtype, and ones that give more for less.
 
Rating:  1/5 
Art:  3/5

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