Invader of Darkness | Decks and Tips

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Invader of Darkness

Invader of Darkness
Monster TypeFiend
Card typeEffect
Card Effect TypeContinuous Effect


Your opponent cannot activate Quick-Play Spell Cards.

How to Get

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(Trader item)
  • SR Jewel x5
  • Stone of Darkness x40
  • 33,000 Gold




  • High attack and good defense.
  • Disables your opponent from using all quick-play spell cards, which are commonly used in many decks.


  • High level monster that requires 2 tributes, or some investment to special summon.


  • Disabling your opponent's quick-play will mean that your opponents can only activate traps when you are attacking, or sphere kuriboh. Bring cards like Trap Jammer, Seven Tools of the Bandit, or Overwhelm to make sure that your attack will go through.
  • With 2 level 4 monsters on the field, you can use The Puppet Magic of Dark Ruler to special summon Invader if he is in the graveyard.
  • Doomdog Octhros can be used to search for invader from your deck.

Popular quick-play spell cards

Here are quick-play spell cards which are frequently used in PvP matches. Use Invader of Darkness to seal activations of those cards.

Enemy Controller

Commonly used in many decks due to switch position of your monster(s), or take control of them, using Invader of Darkness will prevent your opponent from using this altogether. Your attacks can only be stopped by traps or Sphere Kuriboh.

Order to Charge

Summoning a normal monster together with this spell usually means safety ensured, no matter how low their attack is. Summoning Invader of Darkness will definitely shut down a normal monster deck, just be aware and not attack carelessly since most people still use Mirror Wall.


Commonly used as the main spell/trap destruction card, using Invader of Darkness can provide with a small safety for your spell/trap cards that you don't want to be destroyed, like Pumprincess the Princess of Ghosts or Wonder Balloons.


Used to lower a monster's attack, or make sure they survive, this card can be activated in both players' turn and also on the damage step. Using Invader of Darkness will prevent your opponent from being able to use this.


Monster/Spell/Trap categoriesPrevents activation of your opponent's Spell Cards

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Anoymous 21days ago
IoD x3
Flamberge x3
Double Coston x3
Mirror Wall x2

Expensive, but the odds Kaiba ever beats you again are slim to none, and I fully expect the Labyrinth strat to be patched in a future update.
<< Anonymous
Moody 5days ago Reply
Now why would they want to nerf Labyrinth Builder strat?
Anoymous 9days ago
I couldn't use Magician's Circle, because of this card effect but it's a trap card not a quick spell... 100% sure
Managed to get this out against hhg through soul exchange. Person forfeited :D
It's effect is meta breaking
Do you guys think it's worth to get a third copy of this one?
<< Anonymous(Ulle)
Anoymous Reply
not really. this card would be better if it had only 7 stars and all pros know why^^
<< Anonymous(Ulle)
Anoymous Reply
Yes if you have multiple copies of double coston, otherwise no
<< Anonymous(Ulle)
Anoymous Reply
Just plant some Cost Down + Amarylease to this deck for easy tribute. Cost Down to discard Amarylease.
<< Anonymous(Ulle)
RTM Reply
I think that in the first answer, he is talking about the skill of Paradox Brothers called "Three-Star Demotion", this could help a lot to normal summon this monster, if this card only have 7 stars :/
Do I need to have a certain stage? I'm at stage 32 and so far the card hasn't shown up once?!
<< Anonymous(Searcher)
Anoymous Reply
It's all luck. Showed up today in my Card trader for the first time and I am lv31
This card would work so well in combination with mirage dragon and chaos command magician - no quick spell, no trap cards and no effects for the opponent during battle :)
Card's price
<< Anonymous(Astronis )
Anoymous Reply
WTF? 73 SR-jewels...I'm so broke...
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
Not 73. 5 only man
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
I know I mean him He got 73SR
<< Anonymous
Astronis Reply
How many do you have and for how long have you been playing the game?
And now we have a skill that starts with 3 monsters on the field... I need 3 of this card...
Since virtually every deck runs econ and harpies is likely to run otc, I think this is a pretty strong card. It runs well with jowls of dark demise and feint plans to steal your opponent's resources and tribute out invader. Run it with the octhros guy and necrofear and you have a lot of synergy right there.
Joey roll n boost seto farm deck
<< Anonymous(Nikeri)
Otong Reply
+ Baou to negate DD warrior
<< Anonymous(Nikeri)
Anoymous Reply
use kaibaman to farm kaiba, i got all cards as 4 econ, 2 vigilance, etc
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
exactly. Just stock pile keys and just duel him like normal. Set champions vigilance. Ritual summon the white dragon blue card for banish warrior.
Double Coston / Dark Effigy for easy tribute summon.
<< Anonymous
A.D. Reply
Dark Effigy won't do the trick, dude, works only with normal monster, Invader is orange...and not very useful at the moment, I mean, no twister and no e-con? Fine, traps are standing by...
<< Anonymous(A.D.)
Anoymous Reply
I forgot that Effigy works for normal monsters. Sorry about that.
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
Maybe Cost Down is needed for this? It's a -1 though.
<< Anonymous
Anoymous Reply
I think Cost Down will make no difference at all... You'll need two tributes anyway. Maybe you can use Tribute Doll in a combo, but I don't think it would be useful though =/
Guys.. Just wanted to say thank you for the comments below! I've been having trouble with Kaiba and this card seems to be a good option for me!

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