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Hello Exo, I was hoping that you give me assistance in fixing a Elemental Hero deck I made for Advanced Format in small tournaments, I have not built a deck in years so I am a bit rusty on the workings of them. My budget is around $50 for the deck.
Main Deck 42
Monsters 17
Elemental Hero Avian x2
Elemental Hero Bladedge x1
Elemental Hero Bubbleman x1
Elemental Hero Burstinatrix x2
Elemental Hero Clayman x2
Elemental Hero Neos x1
Elemental Hero Sparkman x2
Elemental Hero Wildheart x2
Kuriboh x2
Obelisk the Tormentor x1
Quilbolt Hedgehog x1
Spells 15
De-Spell x2
E - Emergency Call x2
Fusion Gate x1
Fusion Sage x1
HERO Flash!! x1
H - Heated Heat x1
Miracle Fusion x1
O - Oversoul x2
Polymerization x2
R- Righteous Justice x1
Skyscraper x1
Traps 10
Backup Soldier x1
Call of the Haunted x1
Change of Hero - Reflector Ray x1
Gift of the Mystical Elf x1
Hero Barrier x1
Hero Signal x2
Mirror Force x1
Trap Hole x2
Side Deck 9
Fusion 7
Elemental Hero Electrum x2
Elemental Hero Mariner x1
Elemental Hero Thunder Giant x2
Elemental Hero Wildedge x1
Elemental Hero Wild Wingman x1
Number 39: Utopia x1
Wind-Up Zenmaister x1

Thank you in advance.

This needs a little help with some of the basics. While Fusion summoning is fun, it's not fantastically competitive outside of Shaddoll decks (Miracle fusion is the exception to this rule). Modern HERO decks tend to focus around Rank 4 Xyz summons to beat your opponent down.

another thing that could use a tweak is that you're sacrificing card quality in order to maintain your theme - which isn't how it should work.
An example of this is Hero Barrier - which is simply a much worse version of Mirror Force or Dimensional Prison. Keeping your theme is important, but not at the expense of playability.

The tournament version of this deck bases around Elemental HERO Neos Alius and Elemental HERO Bubbleman, and looks something like this:

3 Elemental HERO Neos Alius
3 Elemental HERO Bubbleman
1 Thunder King Rai-Oh
1 Elemental Hero Wildheart

3 E - Emergency Call
3 Miracle Fusion
3 Gemini Spark
3 Pot of Duality
3 Upstart Goblin
3 Mystical Space Typhoon
2 Reinforcement of the Army
2 Mask Change
1 Super-Polymerization

3 Dimensional Prison
2 Breakthrough Skill
1 Solemn Warning
1 Bottomless Trap Hole
1 Compulsory Evacuation Device
1 HERO Blast

3 Elemental HERO The Shining
2 Elemental HERO Absolute Zero
1 Elemental HERO Gaia
1 Masked HERO Dian
2 Masked HERO Acid
1 Blade-Armor Ninja
1 Heroid Champion Excalibur
2 Castel the Skyblaster Musketeer
1 Gagaga Cowboy
1 Number 50 - Blackship of Corn

A Version of the deck that goes more towards the Fusion theme that you have here might look more like this:

3 Elemental Hero Prisma
2 Elemental Hero Sparkman
2 Elemental Hero Necroshade
2 Elemental Hero Wildheart
2 King of the Swamp
1 Elemental Hero Bladedge

3 E - Emergency Call
3 Miracle Fusion
3 Pot of Duality
3 Upstart Goblin
3 Mystical Space Typhoon
2 Reinforcement of the Army
2 O - Oversoul
1 Polymerization

2 Dimensional Prison
2 Breakthrough Skill
1 Solemn Warning
1 Bottomless Trap Hole
1 Compulsory Evacuation Device
1 HERO Blast

2 Elemental HERO the Shining
1 Elemental HERO Aboslute Zero
1 Elemental HERO Gaia
1 Elemental HERO Escuridao
1 Elemental HERO Plasma Vice
1 Elemental HERO Wildedge
2 Elemental HERO Darkbright
1 Elemental HERO Shining Flare Wingman
1 Elemental HERO Necroid Shaman
1 Elemental HERO wild Wingman
1 Castel the Skyblaster Musketeer
1 Blade-Armor Ninja
1 Heroid Champion Excalibur

I'd have a look at both of those, see which one you like better.


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