You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by banishing 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster from your Graveyard. Once per turn: You can send 1 Dragon-Type monster from your hand and 1 Dragon-Type monster from your Deck to the Graveyard, then target 1 card in either Graveyard; banish that target.
As long as this card gets sent to the graveyard, whether it's from your hand, field, or deck, you can special summon a Dragon-type monster from your hand.
Return from the graveyard
Darkflare's effect to send a monster from your deck to the graveyard can be treated as a search card if you are using cards that can bring them to the field, or to your hand.
The Shallow Grave - Can only be used if you, and your opponent, has at least 1 monster in their graveyards (and an empty monster zone), but you won't be able to flip summon your monster the turn you use this.
Monster Reincarnation - You can use Darkflare's effect to send another Darkflare from your deck, then use Monster Reincarnation to get it to your hand so you can special summon it, but only if you have the required monsters in the graveyard.
Soul Resurrection - Easiest way to special summon a monster from the graveyard, but this only works for normal monsters, and will be destroyed if this card is destroyed.
Special summon banished monster(s)
You can use Darkflare's effect to banish a card from your opponent's graveyard to stop certain plays, or banish monsters so you can special summon them if you use certain cards.
Escape from the Dark Dimension - Only for a Dark monster that you banish from your graveyard, but it's an equip card, which can make your monster vulnerable if this equip card is destroyed.
Spiritual Light Art - Hijiri - This requires a tribute of a Light monster, and can be negated, but can special summon your opponent's banished monster.
Sends from hand to Graveyard for cost / Sends from your Deck to your Graveyard for cost
Banishes from Graveyard for cost / Banishes from your Graveyard / Banishes from your opponent's Graveyard
Magical Merchant and Sphere Kuribo get Light/Dark monsters in your graveyard, as well as doing double duty by filling your graveyard, and finding your reanimation spell. Darkflare is pretty easy to special summon as a 2400 beater, and he can toss Blue-Eyes in the graveyard to be reanimated, or Kidmodo to summon blue-eyes from the hand.
(Magical Merchant can also mill your Kidmodo Dragon, allowing you to summon a BEWD from the hand.)
(The 1x Dust Knight is the "third" Kidmodo Dragon/ It also can mill Parasite, I guess.)
I used to love this card, but ultimately dropped in my mostly RE focused decks for Lightpulsar, who really should be in the game by now since its twin is. That actually includes Eclipse Wyvern and those other two Chaos Wyverns. Hopefully when Super Kaiba comeths? Next big Dragon set w/ the (RE) Darkness and Flare Dragons? Definitely gonna want Lightpulsar if those cards get out. Though, if they really want Joey to be the Warrior user, the Slash cards will probably hit 1st. *shrugs*
This card is really fuckin good. The special summon conditions are really easy especially if you have multiple kuribohs and he has really good attack and condition free tribute to remove mask of the accursed.
Anoymous 1days ago
Got one of these my first battle with him lvl 40....I lost, got a diamond pack tho
You're so stupid. The point of the card is not dropping it with Demotion, the point of it is triggering the effect of Dark and Light monsters like Eclipse Wyvern. However, go ahead, convert it and feel like an idiot once Disaster Dragon is meta