You can Normal Summon Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror without Tributing, but, if you do, its original ATK and DEF are halved and it’s destroyed during the End Phase.
Even if Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror ends up in the Graveyard, you have multiple ways to bring it back (Archfiend Cavalry, Call of the Archfiend and Archfiend Roar).
Once per turn, by banishing an "Archfiend" card from your hand or Graveyard, Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror allows you to target a card on the field and destroy it.
You can banish another copy Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror from your hand or Graveyard to activate its effect and then use Escape from the Dark Dimension to Special Summon it. If you do want to run Escape from the Dark Dimension, then you might also want to consider playing Archfiend Empress.
You can use Doomdog Octhros to add Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror from your Deck to your hand.
If you control an “Archfiend” card, you can Special Summon Archfiend Commander from your hand. When Archfiend Commander is Special Summoned via its own effect, it destroys an “Archfiend” card you control.
Normal Summon Archfiend Cavalry, Special Summon Archfiend Commander, destroy Archfiend Cavalry.
If Archfiend Cavalry is destroyed by a card effect and sent from the field to the Graveyard, it allows you to Special Summon an “Archfiend” monster from your Graveyard, except Archfiend Cavalry. Use Archfiend Cavalry’s effect to bring back Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror.
You can also Special Summon Archfiend Cavalry from your Graveyard with Archfiend’s Roar. Archfiend Cavalry will be destroyed during the End Phase, allowing you to Special Summon Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror or Archfiend Commander.
Keep in mind that Archfiend Commander cannot attack the turn it’s Special Summoned via its own effect.
Lyla, Lightsworn Sorceress allows you to get rid of the opponent’s backrow while also potentially sending, during the End Phase of your turn, Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror and other “Archfiend” cards to banish for its effect from the top of your Deck to the Graveyard.
By discarding a Fiend monster, Call of the Archfiend allows you to target a Level 5 or higher Fiend monster in your Graveyard and Special Summon it. Use Call of the Archfiend to bring back Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror.
You can activate the effect of this Continuous Trap by discarding Sphere Kuriboh and Skull Meister.
Use this Skill to increase your chances of opening with Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror and Call of the Archfiend or Archfiend Commander and Archfiend Cavalry.
The combination of Archfiend Commander and Archfiend Cavalry requires you to already have an “Archfiend” monster in your Graveyard that can be Special Summoned via Archfiend Cavalry’s effect, which makes it quite unreliable at times.
Archfiend Commander requires you to control an “Archfiend” card in order to be Special Summoned.
Archfiend Emperor can only destroy one card per turn, which makes Stall Decks that run a lot of backrow particularly problematic to deal with.
I like this deck but commander don't work well despite it being a UR? Necrofear works perfect since it can take control of almost any monster after it's destroyed. The biggest issue is this deck heavily relies on the trap card
You can't stop him. They will hit Dojo, Fuma and (probably) Enishi. That change will make the deck a little bit less powerful.
Anonymous 11days ago
Well it’s become abundantly clear that none of you are capable of having a civilized conversation without personally attacking someone in the process (and avoiding talking about the deck entirely). The immaturity here is laughable, but I should’ve expected as much from people who devote so much of their lives and money to a digital children’s card game. This channel is supposed to be about discussing the deck, not randomly attacking those who oppose your opinion.
The commander no one asked for... Man I really like this archetype but Konami had to add commander instead of heiress everyone is asking for... Thx for the deck filler Konami really not appreciating it