Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wings Of Darkness

One of the newest Cards to date are the new Cards issued as prizes for the Yugioh Championship Series, the Darklords. While heavily inaccessible to most players, it won't hurt to take a look at them.

The first one is Darklord Edeh Arae:

If this card is Special Summoned from the Graveyard, it gains the following effect:
•During battle between this attacking card and a Defense Position monster whose DEF is lower than the ATK of this card, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent.

Edeh Arae isn't too intereasting. It has a trample effect, which we have analized a number of times already as a Continuous Effect. The only difference is that Edeh Arae has an additional requirement that demands that you Special Summon Edeh Arae from the Graveyard. Too much hassle for a mediocre 2300 ATK trampler Q_Q

Next, we have Darklord Superbia:

When this card is Special Summoned from the Graveyard, you can Special Summon 1 Fairy-Type monster from your Graveyard, except "Darklord Superbia".

Superbia has an Optional Trigger Effect, that targets a Fairy-Type monster. It can be activated during the Damage Step. As usual, it can miss the timing, so be careful when you Summon it. Other than that, its effect is pretty simple.

And the final guy from the trio is Darklord Asmodeus:

This card cannot be Special Summoned from the Deck or Graveyard. Once per turn, you can send 1 Fairy-Type monster from your Deck to the Graveyard. when this card you control is destroyed and sent to your Graveyard, Special Summon 1 "Asmo Token" (Fairy-Type/DARK/Level 5/ATK 1800/DEF 1800) and 1 "Deus Token" (Fairy-Type/DARK/Level 3/ATK 1200/DEF 1200). "Asmo Token" cannot be destroyed by card effects. "Deus Token" cannot be destroyed by battle.

Finally, a decent wall of text to look at. The first line on Asmodeus' text is a Summoning Condition that prevents you from Summoning it from the Deck or Graveyard, but it does not restrict you in any way from Special Summoning it from the Removed from Play Zone. Then, Asmodeus has two effects. The first one is an Ignition Effect, with no cost whatsoever. If Macro Cosmos is active, the Fairy Monster is simply Removed from Play. The second effect is a mandatory Trigger Effect. It will only activate if you control Asmodeus at the time it is destroyed, so if your opponent takes control of it, make sure not to blow it up without taking it back first. The tokens themselves, as usual, have no effects of their own. The protection is a condition set by Asmodeus on the Tokens, which are Normal Monsters, which means that they protection cannot be taken away.

As a bonus track, let's take a look at a completely random and much cheaper Darklord. Otherwise, the article would be quite short T_T Here's Darklord Zerato:

If there are 4 or more DARK monsters  with different names in your Graveyard, you can Tribute Summon this monster  by Tributing  1 DARK monster. You can send  1 DARK monster  from your hand  to the Graveyard to destroy all monsters your opponent controls. If you activate  this effect, destroy this card during the End Phase of this turn.

Zerato has a Summoning Condition that allows you to Tribute Summon it by using  a single monster as a tribute. Note that this condition is not the only way you can Summon Zerato: You can still use Valhalla, Call of the Haunted, and so on. Zerato then has an Ignition Effect. It sends a monster to the Graveyard in order to produce the overdone Raigeki effect. Seriously, guys, leave Raigeki alone, it's awesome by itself. If Macro Cosmos is active, this effect can't be activated. If you do activate this effect, Zerato produces a mandatory Trigger Effect that will destroy it during the End Phase. This can be prevented by flipping Zerato face-down or Removing it from the Field.

Hope you liked your Dark Fairies. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me an e-mail at ness00[at]gmail[dot]com.

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