Archfiend Empress | Decks and Tips

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Archfiend Empress

Archfiend Empress
Monster TypeFiend
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeContinuous Effect / Trigger Effect
SupportsDARK / Fiend


If (exactly) 1 face-up DARK Fiend-Type monster on the field, except this card, would be destroyed, you can remove from play 1 DARK Fiend-Type monster from your Graveyard, instead. When this card is destroyed and sent from the field to the Graveyard, you can select 1 Level 6 or higher DARK Fiend-Type monster in your Graveyard, except "Archfiend Empress", and Special Summon it.

How to get / rarity

Level-up reward--
Victory againstYami Bakura [SR]
Card trader100 EX Jewels [SR]
OtherYami Bakura event reward [SR]




  • Stats are high.
  • Can be searched from deck by Doomdog Octhros' effect.
  • It has an effect that lets you special summon a monster from the Graveyard.
  • Can protect monsters from getting destroyed.
  • It can remove from play monsters from your Graveyard.


  • It needs 2 tributes to be summoned.
  • Can only protect DARK Fiend-Type monsters.
  • You need to have a DARK Fiend-Type monster in your Graveyard to protect a DARK Fiend-Type monster in the field.
  • Can't be protected by its own effect.
  • It needs to be destroyed in order to special summon a monster in the Graveyard.
  • Can only revive a Level 6 or higher DARK Fiend-Type monsters.
  • It can't revive another Archfiend Empress.


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Summoning with 1 Tribute

By using these cards you can reduce the tribute cost for Archfiend Empress. Double Coston can be treated as 2 tributes when you're summoning a DARK monster which will benefit Archfiend Empress since it's a DARK monster. On the other hand, Cost Down reduces the levels of your monsters by 2, which makes Archfiend Empress' level down to 6.

Adding fuel to your graveyard

Archfiend Empress' effect can be used to defend your monsters but requires you to remove dark fiend types from the graveyard, therefore you need to add fuel to your grave.

  • Sphere Kuriboh has great synergy because it helps defend against an attack while also adding fuel to your graveyard.
  • Fiend Griefing sends fiends to your graveyard and can be used to disrupt effects that involve a card in your opponent's graveyard.
  • Trance Archfiend gains 500 attack in exchange for sending a fiend type monster from your hand to the grave, and can also be used to recover a fiend removed by the effect of Archfiend Empress.

Utilize Banished Cards

Doomsday Horror is great to be partnered with Archfiend Empress since its stat depends on the number of banished DARK monsters. While Chaos Zone gains Chaos Counter each time a monster is removed from play, it can special summon a banished monster to the field by removing its Chaos Counters. On the other hand, Trance Archfiend has the ability to add a banished monster back to your hand.


ActionsActivates from your Graveyard
Banished categoriesBanishes from your Graveyard
Summoning categoriesSpecial Summons from your Graveyard


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With D/D/D deck finally this Empress is playable again also sinister yorishiro is available in the same box to normal summon this card without any tribute.
Just got Kog with this deck!!! It's meta-fu**ing awesome!!!

Joking... it still looks like it's missing something. What do you guys think? It works against noobies in casual ranked, but I'm not brave enough to test it in real ranked while I'm not kog yet. (Skill: roll n'boost)
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
doesnt take much time to farm 3 trance archfiends and 2 empresses lmao. especially when trance archfiend is in the card trader rn and has been in 2 previous bakura events, and you get 1 empress for free. sounds like you're just some 12 year old using some 🔥ty excuse for being bad at the game
<< Anonymous
Gozzus Reply
and what exactly makes you think i do that?
<< Anonymous(Gozzus)
Mikyle Reply
Take out the normal fiend and add 1-3 jowls for synergy. If you are going to run this many level eight and higher, it would be wise to add another doomdog. I would recommend dropping one of each of the empress and invader.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Youre an idiot
So theoretically, if you have 2 of these on your side of the field and some fiends in your graveyard, either of them cant be destroyed until each fiend in your graevyard is banished. It's effect only negates 'This Card" from being protected, not "All Archfiend Empresses".

Can anybody confirm this? or will i have to buy another and be potentially let down?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Although Archfiend is literally in the title of this monster's name, it is not considered an Archfiend type monster. The only cards that work with Palabyrinth effect are Summoned Skull, Beast of Talwar, and Black Skull Dragon
<< Anonymous
Realm Reply
R u brain dead? Wtf is wrong with you? She is Archfiend by a mile.
<< Anonymous(Realm)
Anonymous Reply
Lol yeah he’s brain dead
<< Anonymous(Realm)
Anonymous Reply
Lol yeah he’s brain dead
Tier 0 Archfiend with T H I C C ness
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply I'm curious what's your opinion on Archfiend Heiress
<< Anonymous
Dope Reply
Good card to protect emperor
They need update her tips on this page
Can archfiend empress can be used to summon necrofear??
<< Anonymous(dipu)
Anonymous Reply
yess it can
3SD Soul Exchange will summon it Instantly, like all other lv8. You can build a deck with 3 copies of this Empress and 3 of the one available in the card trader that negates quick play spells, 3 Soul Exchange, 3 puppies, maybe some Cost Down. I think a deck like this would be very competitive.
<< Anonymous(Mandy)
Anonymous Reply
3SD is better off just trying to skillfully win on turn 2 with Barrel Dragon flips and such.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
<< Anonymous(Mandy)
Anonymous Reply
You'll never have enough draw power to pull a deck like that off
<< Anonymous
BossNigga Reply
Funniest comment on this website...
Need 3 of these cards or not? i have 2 and i can buy another in the shop but i never see decks with 3 of these
<< Anonymous(STEVEN)
Anonymous Reply
Always collect whatever you can collect, even when it's not relevant now, it might be relevant in the future.
<< Anonymous
thx :)
<< Anonymous(STEVEN)
serendipity Reply
i think two empress and two necrofear is ideal in a fiend farewell and escape from dark dimension deck
Got 4 of this and 5 Trance Archfiend from previous event. Sold like 2 of them each for SR stones.

Wanna play fiend deck but sadly no palabyrinth since I made the account after Paradox Brothers event.
Got three of this card from bakura lv 50, lv 30 and the card trader, :)
How lucky am I
<< Anonymous
Blub Reply
Not much I guess

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