If "Castle of Dark Illusions" is face-up on the field, increase the ATK and DEF of this card by 100 points. As long as this "Castle of Dark Illusions" remains face-up on the field, the ATK and DEF of this card continues to increase by 100 points during each of your Standby Phases. This effect continues until your 4th turn after the card is activated.
I see a lot of hate for this card, but honestly I have lost to bonz with some of my best decks because of how it runs. Not only does this combo well with Castle of Illusions, boosting its attack to obscene levels if unchecked, the true terror is his daughter, Pumprincess the princess of ghosts, which lowers all opponents monsters attack during every standby phase. If you get the illusions combo and the Pumprincess combo off, You will always be growing in power while your opponents monsters cant do anything to stop the onslaught. Heck, I almost lost a duel because my Meteor B. Dragon was a puny 1600 attack thanks to all the counters on the field. And that monster was originally 3500! Really looking forward to see Bonz's skills to get these combos working.
Worst UR card for an event roaming duelist so far.
1. In order to get even stronger it needs castle of dark illusions (CODI) to be present.
2. It can only "grow" so big.
3. After getting the bonus 100 atk power from CODI, it can get 400 extra power after 4 long grueling turns, and it has to stay on the field to retain this bonus. In total, it can shoot up to 2300 atk.
4. 2300 atk is piss poor compare to many of the level 5 and 6 monsters that are already 2400 and up being summoned and not requiring many turns to power up. Ryu Kokki, a card that can also be gotten from a bonz drop is only an SR, not UR, and has the same attribute and type and is 2400 AND has an extra effect of destroying certain types.
Sh1tty card for a high rarity, does not deserve to be UR. Konami fauked up. Ryu Kokki should've been UR, not this garbage. I understand the pumpking is an iconic card for Bonz but there have been many cards for other even roaming duelists that aren't iconic and are UR. Mai's Vennu Bright Bird of Divinity doesn't even make any sense and is a UR. So goes to show you konami did indeed fauk up.
Shhhh. Just because it's bad doesn't mean it can't be fun. Besides, there are counters to do. I'm also not suggesting it's practical, but hey, the hilarity factor would make it worth it... kind of like when you beat CAs with Ghostricks.
Although it's pretty bad on its own it's still playable because of how good the support is. You'd be better off using just about anything else though. My guess is Bonz will have a skill that will make this card actually viable.
Vennu is pretty good and has many tactics (posessed soul, advance draw + mecha phantombeast, e con take, 8 star tributes etc.).
Pumpking on the other hand IS a pretty bad UR but there are many bad URs just because there signature cards like insect queen (only non UR signature card is gate guardian)
Dark Magician and Neos are far better thanks to the vanilla support they get (but even if Pumpking didn't have an effect, Dark Magician and Neos would still be better, since they benefit far more from stuff such as Ancient Rules and Birthright)
Oh. I wanna that card! It will fit my pumprincess. The most important thing about dueling is style. If you have no style then you have already lost. No matter your ranking. That's why each duelist has its own card theme.