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Darklord Deck: deck recipe [Oct 2019 Updated]

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Overview

“Darklord” is an archetype of mostly DARK Fairy-Type monsters whose main strategy revolves around setting up the Graveyard and then swarming the field with various high ATK monsters.

Although the archetype was technically already present in the game before the release of the Mini Box Lords of Shining, since it featured only one card (Darklord Marie), we can pretty much consider it as brand new.

Post-Banlist Version

Standard Version

Darklord IxchelDarklord IxchelDarklord IxchelDarklord AmduscDarklord AmduscDarklord Amdusc
Darklord UkobackDarklord UkobackDarklord UkobackDarklord NastenDarklord NastenDarklord Desire
Darklord SuperbiaDarklord TezcatlipocaBanishment of the DarklordsBanishment of the DarklordsBanishment of the DarklordsDarklord Contact
Darklord ContactThe Sanctified Darklord----

Budget Version

Darklord IxchelDarklord AmduscDarklord AmduscDarklord AmduscDarklord UkobackDarklord Ukoback
Darklord UkobackDarklord NastenDarklord NastenDarklord NastenDarklord TezcatlipocaDarklord Tezcatlipoca
Darklord SuperbiaBanishment of the DarklordsDarklord ContactDarklord ContactSpiritualismSpiritualism
The Sanctified DarklordCurse of Anubis----

Set Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Beatdown!
This turn, the Atk of all Level 5 or higher face-up monsters on your field increases by the number of monsters of Level 5 or higher on your field times 300.
Jack Atlas
Jack Atlas

How To Use

Banishment of the Darklords

Consistency is definitely the main thing that Darklords have struggled with ever since their introduction in Lords of Shining, so having access to a Spell Card that allows you to add any other card of the archetype from your Deck to your hand is undoubtedly going to have a positive impact on their performance.

Yes, you can only activate Banishment of the Darklords once per turn, but you can also apply its effect via Darklord Ixchel, Tezcatlipoca, Nasten, or Amdusc’s effect during your opponent’s End Phase or right before they are removed from the field, which significantly improves this Deck’s ability to recover.

Darklord Tezcatlipoca

You can discard Darklord Tezcatlipoca in order to prevent a “Darklord” monster(s) you control from being destroyed by battle or card effect. You might be thinking that running 3 copies of this card is a bit excessive, but having Tezcatlipoca available for Desperado Barrel Dragon and Treacherous Trap Hole is extremely important.

Darklord Ixchel

You can discard Darklord Ixchel and 1 “Darklord” card, which can be another copy of Darklord Ixchel, to draw two cards. Darklord Ixchel allows you to set up your Graveyard and draw through your Deck without losing card advantage at the same time.

By paying 1000 Life Points, Darklord Ixchel allows you to target a “Darklord” Spell/Trap Card in your Graveyard, apply its effect and then shuffle it back into your Deck.

If you use Darklord Ixchel’s effect to apply the effect of The Sanctified Darklord or Darklord Descent, which I’m not advising you to run, you do not have to pay the activation cost. Moreover, since you are simply applying the effect of a Spell/Trap Card and not actually activating it, Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En will not be able to negate it.

Each effect of Darklord Ixchel can only be activated once per turn and you can only Special Summon Darklord Ixchel once per turn. Darklord Nasten and Darklord Tezcatlipoca have the same restrictions.

Darklord Ukoback

If it’s Normal or Special Summoned, Darklord Ukoback allows you to send a “Darklord” card from your Deck to the Graveyard.

  • Normal Summon Darklord Ukoback, send Darklord Superbia from your Deck to the Graveyard, discard Darklord Ixchel and any other “Darklord” card, draw 2 cards, activate Darklord Contact and Special Summon Superbia and then Ixchel from your Graveyard.

  • Normal Summon Darklord Ukoback, send Darklord Contact from your Deck to the Graveyard, discard Darklord Amdusc and any other “Darklord” card, add Contact from your Graveyard to your hand. You don’t need the Banishment of the Darklords to “search” Contact.

Darklord Superbia

When Darklord Superbia is Special Summoned from the Graveyard (Darklord Contact), you can Special Summon 1 Fairy-Type monster from your Graveyard, except Darklord Superbia.

If you use Darklord Ixchel, Darklord Nasten or Darklord Tezcatlipoca’s effect to apply the effect of Darklord Contact and Special Summon Darklord Superbia, you will not be able to Special Summon another “Darklord” monster from your Graveyard.

After the effect of Darklord Contact is applied, the card is shuffled back into the Deck, which makes Darklord Superbia’s effect miss the timing.

Essentially, unless there is no better target, do not Special Summon Darklord Superbia from the Graveyard via Darklord Ixchel, Darklord Nasten, and Darklord Tezcatlipoca’s effect.

The Sanctified Darklord

By sending a “Darklord” monster from your hand or face-up from your field to the Graveyard, you can negate the effects of 1 Effect Monster on the field and then gain Life Points equal to its ATK. The Sanctified Darklord does not target, which means you can even use it to negate the effects of Hazy Flame Peryton and prevent your opponent from swarming the field.

As I mentioned, if you apply the effect of this Trap Card via Darklord Ixchel, Darklord Nasten or Darklord Tezcatlipoca’s effect, you do not pay its activation cost, which definitely makes it a lot easier to use. You can send this card to the Graveyard via Darklord Ukoback’s effect and then, if your opponent tries to use Legendary Six Samurai - Enishi’s effect to return your Darklord Ixchel, Darklord Nasten or Darklord Tezcatlipoca back to your hand, you can pay 1000 Life Points to apply the effect of The Sanctified Darklord and prevent them from doing so.

Gaining Life Points is just an added bonus, but it’s also extremely relevant, as it allows you to use the effects of your “Darklord” monsters with more ease. You can target a monster on your own side of the field with The Sanctified Darklord, so you can use it to negate the effects of Lava Golem, preventing it from inflicting 1000 damage to you and gaining 3000 Life Points in the process.

Additional Notes

Skill

[Skill] descriptionUser
Beatdown!
This turn, the Atk of all Level 5 or higher face-up monsters on your field increases by the number of monsters of Level 5 or higher on your field times 300.
Jack Atlas
Jack Atlas

This deck is capable of consistently swarming the field with various high-Level monsters that can definitely benefit from having access to this Skill. The fact that you are now able to use Beatdown only once per Duel shouldn’t really matter if you need it to close out the game.

The Tie that Binds can be considered a viable alternative, but it simply cannot push Nasten and Ixchel above 3000 ATK, which means that they won’t be able to get over a Blue-Eyes White Dragon or an Ancient Gear Reactor Dragon.

Weaknesses

  • Legendary Six Samurai - Enishi and Six Style - Dual Wield can bypass Darklord Tezcatlipoca’s protection and Legendary Six Samurai - Shi En can negate the activation of Darklord Contact. Enishi’s effect can be negated by The Sanctified Darklord, but, when it comes to Dual Wield, you can only play around it by not Summoning a second monster, which is still very risky.
  • Although Sealed Tombs is not as relevant as it used to be, it should be noted that it can be used to prevent you Special Summoning your “Darklord” monsters from the Graveyard via Darklord Contact’s effect.

Comments

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Anonymous 22days ago
Insta pull prismatic on first draw of pack lol
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Anonymous 20days ago Reply
Awesome.
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Anonymous 9hour ago Reply
Amazing!
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Anonymous 9hour ago Reply
What a EPIC CARD!
Anonymous
I was farming for Fortune Lady Calling... and get 3 Bnanishment LOL any tip? dig dor Darklords?
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Anonymous Reply
They’re definitely worth playing rn, put em to good use
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 26days ago Reply
up
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 25days ago Reply
Might be a really good idea.
You only need to buy out 1 mini box 3 times!
It has some other really nifty stuff in it!
Darklords are very meta, and will likely remain pretty meta even if they are hit (like sams)
BUT, that's just my opinion :D
<< Anonymous
Anonymous 9hour ago Reply
AMAZING!
Anonymous 9hour ago
Love this deck.
Super reliable.
wtf? 23days ago
This deck won't be limited. It's not even broken, some guys... geez, they make me LAUGH !
<< Anonymous(wtf?)
Anonymous 22days ago Reply
This deck already has limited cards in it lol
<< Anonymous(wtf?)
Anonymous 22days ago Reply
do some voices tell you to laugh?
<< Anonymous
lol at noobs 20days ago Reply
I think everyone laughs at dumb people. Imagine asking for bans during endless months, such disadvantage in the intellectual department.
<< Anonymous(wtf?)
Anonymous 9hour ago Reply
Indeed
Anonymous 9hour ago
Doesn't get overpowered.
TIERED FOREVER.
just like samurais 9hour ago
TIERED UNTIL 2020
Anonymous 9hour ago
I'd say it was one of the best investments in the game.
Anonymous 9hour ago
Never gets old.
Anonymous 9hour ago
Poggers.
Anonymous 9hour ago
This deck claps.
Anonymous 9hour ago
By the way. GMAIL IS THE E-MAIL that could ever exist, they have the worst customer service ever and nothing is private.
Anonymous 1days ago
How can i pass through a blue eyes white dragon with this deck multiple times now that agressive is limited?

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