Dark Crusader | Decks and Ruling

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Dark Crusader

Dark Crusader
Monster TypeWarrior
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeIgnition Effect


You can send 1 DARK monster from your hand to the Graveyard; this card gains 400 ATK.

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OtherDuel Island -Gladiator- [SR]
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  • Decent ATK stats.
  • Can send 1 DARK monster from your hand to the Graveyard to increase its ATK. This effect can only be used once, and the increase is permanent.


  • Weak DEF stats susceptible to position switching plays.
  • Requires discarding 1 DARK monster as a cost to increase its ATK.


  • This card’s effect does not trigger Dark World archetype’s effect of being discarded via card effects, because this card’s sending DARK monster effect is treated as a cost to increase its ATK, which is an optional activation.
  • You can also use similar cards like Tribute to the Doom, Wonder Balloon, in your Deck to assist in discarding cards to gain certain advantages


These are the recommended cards to be discarded into the Graveyard. You can Special Summon Archfiend Emperor, The First Lord of Horror from the Graveyard using Call of the Archfiend much quicker. You can banish Destiny HERO - Celestial and 1 “Destiny HERO” Monster to draw 2 more cards. You can banish Destiny HERO - Dark Angel and 1 “Destiny HERO” Monster to place 1 Normal Spell card from your Deck to the top deck. You can Special Summon Destiny HERO - Dreamer from your Graveyard during damage calculation to make your “Destiny HERO” Monster unable to be destroyed by battle. You can send Bacon Saver to the Graveyard to be banished and stop one attack from either player. You can send Red Eyes Zombie Dragon and Red Eyes Black Dragon to the Graveyard, to be Special Summoned by using Red Eyes Spirit.

Warrior Support

A Warrior Returning Alive is able to return Dark Crusader to your Hand from the Graveyard. Dark General Freed is able to protect Dark Crusader from Spell effects. The A Forces further increases Dark Crusader’s ATK based on the number of Warrior-type monsters you control.




ActionsSends from your hand to your Graveyard / Sends from hand to Graveyard for cost
Stat changesThis card gains ATK


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I swear this is probably the card which was re-released most times in an event, I've seen it about 5-6 times or more as reward for duelist or lottery events
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
(Sees obsidian dragon)
Sure... sure...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
They're both about the same.
Great for farming, but I think cerberus is better.
Does this card work with yubel? I only ask as they have added it to the reward trader this time around. I'm thinking as it's a discard then probably not but some of the other comments about it being a cost make me wonder. Thanks
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You can discard Yubel with this card, then revive it.

Discarding Terror Incarnate won't work though, TI will miss the timing.
Ojama King
got it glossy.
<< Anonymous(Ojama King)
AG Reply
I got it prismatic!
<< Anonymous(AG)
Ojama King Reply
actually i have both, glossy and prismatic.
<< Anonymous(Ojama King)
Anonymous Reply
I still don't know what an Ojama is. But it sounds like another archetype called Moja
Not sure how but I just discarded 4 cards in one turn using it's effect and raised his attack to up to 3200 lul ¿Bug?
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
...How would that be a bug? Does it say it's limited to once per turn? No? Then why assume it is.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
It literally says it can only be used once in the pros
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Gamea is wrong, the effect is not once per turn, let alone just once like Wind-Ups.
Alguien puede decir dónde consigo esa carta
this card is really good in a joey warrior deck, i dont know what its not a UR lol
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Because of the low defense.
This card is garbage.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Never mind, it's actually okay at best.
Dark Crusader and Dark Hunter are pretty good in D-HERO deck. Since both of them depending on discarding Dark type monsters to GY to boost attack.
I tried putting this in destiny hero deck. To get combos with dasher and malicious, but it didn’t go well.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
You're better off using them as Fusion Materials for Dangerous. (Or food for it.) That being said, Dasher isn't very good in Destiny HEROes anyway. There isn't anything worth Summoning with it.
Not once per turn + the ATK boost is permanent. Warrior Support for whatever that's worth, can get Red Eyes out of your hand. Could be interesting.
I think about synergy with this card and a fabled monster(forgot the name)...
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
All none of it? The Fableds are all LIGHT.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
^nice response, I lol'd

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