The dark world library is open… Read on if you dare!
Welcome to another profile featuring new cards, this time focusing on all of the new Dark World (DW) support cards from their upcoming Structure Deck R. Although I used some of their new cards such as Adherence to the world of darkness (YGOrg translation) Where Reign-Beaux, Supreme Overlord of the Dark World (YGOrg translation) in a previous profile (see here), this time I decided to go a little harder on the archetype with all the new cards. Overall, building DW is an absolute blast, as you have to expertly balance the number of cards to discard with the number of cards to discard, as you need to have both to trigger their effects. I’ll start with the new rejection activators for the theme. dark world library (YGOrg translation) is a continuous spell that lets you discard a DW monster to increase the ATK of all DW monsters you control, and when a DW monster is discarded by a card effect, you can discard another card to draw 2 cards . Combine this with the new Genta, Gatekeeper of the Dark World (YGOrg translation), and you have two new ways to get rid of it. Genta can discard, unlike most other DW monsters, to teach a copy of its field spell, The gates to the world of darkness. Additionally, whenever Genta is banished, he can Special Summon himself if you control a DW card. If you don’t notice the obvious combo, you can cast Genta for guardian Gates, banish Genta for Gates to cast something else, then Special Summon Genta for your troubles.
Despite these new cards, DW has always struggled a bit with some of their gameplay – most of their monsters have an additional effect when discarded by the opponent, and it can be tricky to activate. Good Brainwashed in the world of darkness allows you to convert an opponent’s monster effects to a discard pile or you can use the new Grapha, Dragon Overlord of the Dark World (YGOrg translation)OR you can rely on Ceruli, Guru of the Dark World. When Ceruli is discarded, he summons himself to the opponent’s field, then since he was summoned by a DW effect, he discards a card from your hand. You can also trigger Ceruli using either Lucent, Dark Lord of the Dark Worldnew Perl, Hermit of the Dark World (YGOrg translation)or the second effect of Reign-Beaux, Supreme Overlord of the Dark World. With all these ways to access Ceruli, in addition to Snoww, Unlight of Dark World’s research, you have plenty of ways to justify using Ceruli once again. Embrace all that the dark world has to offer, for those doors will surely close behind you.
|| Reign-Beaux, Supreme Overlord of the Dark World
| Danger! Bigfoot!
||| Grapha, Dragon Lord of the Dark World
| Lucent, Dark Lord of the Dark World
||| Silva, Warlord of the Dark World
||| Snoww, Unlight of Dark World
| Beige, vanguard of the world of darkness
||| Genta, Gatekeeper of the Dark World
||| Broww, Hunter of the Dark World
| Danger!? Tsuchinoko?
| Danger!? Jackalope?
| Perl, Hermit of the Dark World
|| Ceruli, Guru of the Dark World
| Brainwashed in the world of darkness
|| dark world punishment
||| Grapha, Dragon Overlord of the Dark World
| Number 22: Zombiestein
| The Zombie Vampire
| Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy
| Dingirsu, the evening star orchestra
| Minerva, the Exalted Lightsworn
| Leviair the sea dragon
| knight unicorn
| Master King’s Archfiend
| Phoenix Knight
| Dharc the Dark Charmer, Dark
| Knight Cerberus
| Proxy F Magician
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