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card review Elemental Hero Steam Healer: part 7: sure beats Vicks Vaporub

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Elemental Hero Steam Healer: click to enlarge
Elemental Hero Steam Healer

Card text:

"Elemental Hero Burstinatrix" + "Elemental Hero Bubbleman" This monster cannot be Special Summoned except by Fusion Summon. When this card destroys a monster as a result of battle and sends it to the Graveyard, increase your Life Points by the ATK of the

  • Number: DP1-EN013
  • Rarity: Ultra Rare
  • Card Type: Monster / Effect / Fusion
  • Monster Type: Warrior
  • Attack Points: 2100
  • Defense Points: 1200
  • Level / Rank: 6
  • Attribute: Water
  • Password: 81197327
Rarity:
SP = Short Print (Common);
SSP = Super Short Print (Common);
Elemental Hero Steam Healer
part 7: sure beats Vicks Vaporub

written by wolfangsd
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General description:
First of all, parts of the description of this card are false: Steam Healer has 1800 attack points and 1000 defense points, and is a Level 5 Water Warrior.
I've seen a few other people here try to review their favorite E-Hero fusions, and when I saw someone try to write their review on Steam Healer I figured that the fine people of TCO would like a thorough review by yours truly, since my first 6 E-Hero fusion reviews went over so well ;).
Steam Healer may be the weakest fusion so far with only 1800atk points and 1000def points, but that doesn't make him the least powerful/useful (that title, in my opinion, would have to go to Tempest).

Uses:
Basically, the only uses Steam Healer has is to increase your lifepoints and/or as a regular Warrior beatstick for E-Heroes. That's about it. Simple.

Strategies and game play:
Being the weaker of the fusions, this guy requires some MASSIVE strategy. In theory (I've never tested this out), you could make a E-Hero/Water deck focused around Bubbleman and his fusions, in which case Steam Healer would be much more powerful than in a straight E-Hero deck. Level Limit Area B/Gravity Bind + Demotion = a LOT of life gain. Demotion would also fit with Sailorman, coming out in Enemy of Justice (I'll get to him when the time is right, guys). Other than this little combo, just use the same strategy you would in any life gain deck or that you use with Flame Wingman.

Combos with other cards:
Riryoku, Fire Princess, A Legendary Ocean...basically, this guy could fit into any Life Gain deck, WATER deck, or Elemental Hero deck.

Ways to counteract it:
Bad Reaction to Simonchi is Steam Healer's main weakness, aside from his incredibly low stats for a fusion monster. Also, since his base stats are so low you could easily wipe him out with a 4-star monster like Luster Dragon.

Strengths/Pros:
His life gain effect can come in VERY handy late in the duel. Steam Healer may not be your go-to fusion monster in a regular Elemental Hero deck, but when you need him to re-vitalize your life points, he'll be there to help....it might take a "Miracle", though ;)

Weaknesses/Cons:
His base stats are incredibly weak, and he's not immune to all the monster removal out there. But as long as you treat Steam Healer like any other non-fusion E-Hero in your deck (like Sparkman) and protect him well enough, you should do fine.

Overall rating:
In a regular Elemental Hero deck: 4.5/10
Elemental Hero/WATER deck focused on Bubbleman: 8/10

 

Modified on July 13, 2010 05:49 am



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stormdragon1
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Subject:    Posted: February 25, 2006 06:11 am Reply with quote Report content icon

you stole my idea!you son of a *beep* from *beep*-covered hell!
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wolfangsd
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Subject:    Posted: February 25, 2006 12:38 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

yeah, thanks a lot for putting your own selfish pride before the education of others and ruining my review....like the title said, this is part of a SERIES I've been writing, and nobody said you can't write your own reviews....sophomoric *beep*
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krazy_niggs
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Subject:    Posted: February 26, 2006 12:48 am Reply with quote Report content icon

Good review...I haven't been much of an E-hero fan though despite it's growing popularity within some circles. This card definitely despite it's mediocre ATK/DEF definitely can have some potential especially since life point aid is always a plus.
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dragonmagician
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Subject:    Posted: February 26, 2006 11:38 am Reply with quote Report content icon

Steam Healer is definitely my second favorite E-Hero, with first going to Bubbleman (his effect is useful in ANY deck). Great Article.
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astro2191
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Subject:    Posted: August 4, 2006 04:53 am Reply with quote Report content icon

this is close to the top of my favorites list of e heros to (the first is shining flare-i pulled an ultimate of him in the first een pack and i nearly fainted). hes very useful give him an attack boost and he will be quite the annoyance. good review. i love the title lol.
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masterduelist12
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Subject: comment   Posted: August 21, 2006 07:11 am Reply with quote Report content icon

i hate elemetal heros and this one is prety weak.
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evra_von
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Subject: Legendary Ocean + Fusion Weapon   Posted: July 13, 2010 05:49 am Reply with quote Report content icon

The biggest problem i see people having with this card is the relatively low stats: easy, "Ocean" and "Fusion Weapon" would pump it up to 3500. Or 3800 if instead of "Ocean" you used the Water version of "Gaia Power" for Earth or "Mystic Plasma Zone" for Dark
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