Once per turn: You can discard 1 Fiend-Type monster, and this card gains 500 ATK until the End Phase. When this card you control is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 of your banished DARK monsters; add that target to your hand.
Has an effect that could increase its own attack by 500.
It can get your removed from play monsters back to your hand.
Stats are low which makes it susceptible to attacks.
You have to discard a Fiend-Type monster in order to increase its attack.
The attack boost is gone at the End Phase.
It can only recycle banished cards when this card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard.
Can only recycle banished DARK monsters.
Used in a dark necrofear deck to send fiends to the graveyard, then recover monsters removed from play by dark necrofear.
Dark Necrofear could be used to banish Fiend-Type monsters from your Graveyard to Special Summon it and Skull Lair could also remove from play monsters in your Graveyard to destroy a monster in the field. On the other hand, Archfiend Empress could protect DARK Fiend-Type monsters from getting destroyed by banishing DARK Fiend-Type monsters in the Graveyard. When Trance Archfiend got destroyed, you could get those banished monsters back to your hand.
Discarding 1 card from your hand is not a cost but an effect.
The effect sending 1 banised Dark monster back to your hand can be activated during damage step.
Discards for effect / Activates from your Graveyard / Adds from Banished Zone to hand
This card gains ATK
Damn, I really wanted at least 2 copies of this and I've gotten 3 copies of all his other cards except this one. Oh well, next time I guess...