Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror | Deck and Rulings

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Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror

Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror
Monster TypeFiend
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeSummoning condition / Condition / Continuous Effect / Ignition Effect
Supports ArchetypesArchfiend


You can Normal Summon this card without Tributing, but its original ATK and DEF become halved. If Summoned this way, it is destroyed during the End Phase. You cannot Special Summon any monsters, except Fiend-Type monsters. Once per turn: You can banish 1 "Archfiend" card from your hand or Graveyard, then target 1 card on the field; destroy that target.

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  • Great ATK stats.
  • Can destroy any card on the Field by banishing 1 “Archfiend” card from
    your hand or Graveyard.
  • Can be Normal Summoned without Tributes.


  • If Normal Summoned without Tribute, this card will be destroyed during your End Phase.
  • If Normal Summoned without Tribute, this card’s ATK and DEF is halved.
  • Requires 2 Tributes for a Tribute Summon.


  • It is suggested you include more “Archfiend” monsters as banish fodder for Archfiend Emperor to destroy your opponent’s cards.
  • Call of the Archfiend can be banished from your Hand as a cost to activate Archfiend Emperor’s effect.
  • You can also choose to tech Anti-Magic Arrows in favor for your Archfiend Emperor to destroy your opponent’s monsters instead, and possibly end the duel with an OTK.
  • Another advantage of using Trance Archfiend is that it can return 1 banished DARK monsters to your hand, when it was destroyed and sent to the Graveyard. This potentially recycles your banish fodders.
  • You can Normal Summon Archfiend Emperor and activate its effect right away to destroy your opponent’s cards, if you have Archfiend cards in your Hand or Graveyard.


Doomdog Octhros searches for Archfiend Emperor when it was sent from the Field to the Graveyard.

Archfiend Support

Pandemonium is a Field Spell that allows you to search for another “Archfiend” monster from your Deck to your hand which is lower level than Archfiend Emperor, when Archfiend Emperor was destroyed and sent to the Graveyard via its own effect. Archfiend Palabyrinth allows you to target Archfiend Emperor on your Field, then banish another Fiend-type monster from your Field to Special Summon 1 level 8 “Archfiend” monster from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard. Call of the Archfiend is a very powerful continuous Trap that can revive your Archfiend Emperor from the Graveyard to the Field, by discarding any Fiend-type monster as cost. Trance Archfiend can activate its effect to discard Archfiend Emperor from your Hand to the Graveyard, in order to be Special Summoned with Call of the Archfiend. Archfiend General is both a powerful beater, and searcher for Pandemonium Field Spell. Archfiend Cavalry can Special Summon Archfiend Emperor from your Graveyard when it was destroyed by a Card effect.

Additional Support

You can Special Summon banished DARK monsters with this card, after it was banished by Archfiend Emperor to activate its effect.



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Player J
Let's try guess what are the other 2 monsters in front of him. if im not mistaken that is Maha Vailo on the right, not sure about the other one..
<< Anonymous(Player J)
Anonymous Reply
Hmmm interesting
<< Anonymous(Player J)
Anonymous Reply
Unless I'm mistaken, the two monsters depicted before him are actually Archfiend Soldier and Archfiend General.
need 2 more
So this is final boss huh
Now this dude is tier 0 hahaha...
<< Anonymous
Why? Because someone on youtube said it tier 0? Lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
He's good, but nowhere near "tier 0".
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Not tier 0 but tier 1 yes.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
teir 1 still no
forbiden chalice combo
<< Anonymous
OCG Expert Reply
Chalice doesn't revert this card into 3000 atk, it stay at 1500. Just like Qliphorts and Barbatros.
<< Anonymous(OCG Expert)
Anonymous Reply
FC actually reverts Qliphorts’ stats back to normal since it’s part of their effects to modify their own stats. There’s a reason why the deck goes so well with Skill drain and why people run at least 1 FC for that deck.

The same will happen to Archfiend emperor, but it will still get destroyed on its end phase.

Trust me, I’ve been running qliphorts and for a long time in ygopro.
I hope this is an SR but it most likely is a UR.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Ita an UUR or im i thinking of dokkan battle
This + Axe of fools?
<< Anonymous(Genius)
Pat Reply
I’m think Archfiend Palabyrinth+This= Archfiend Empress or w/e.
This plus Archfiend of Gilfer, is pretty solid.
Might as well release Barbatros at this rate.
A proper boss monster for Archfiends.

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