Axe of Despair | Decks and Tips

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Axe of Despair

Axe of Despair
TypeSpell Card
Card Effect TypeCondition / Continuous-like Effect / Trigger-like Effect


(This card is always treated as an "Archfiend" card.)The equipped monster gains 1000 ATK. When this card is sent from the field to the Graveyard: You can Tribute 1 monster; place this card on the top of your Deck.

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PackGaia Genesis [SR]
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  • Good attack boost.
  • Can be retrieved with his own effect.


  • Retrieving requires a tribute and prevents you from drawing a new card.



When Axe of Despair is sent to the graveyard, you can retrieve it by tributing Black Ptera on your field. Axe of Despair will return to the top of your deck, while Black Ptera would return to your hand. You could also use the tribute to remove undesirable monsters on your field like Lava Golem, or monsters who are useless on the field like ones affected by Floodgate Trap Hole.

Direct Attack

You can equip Axe of Despair to monsters that can attack directly to give your opponent a large amount of damage. Toon decks are able to use this card for boosting direct attacks very efficiently.

Multiple attacks

Equip this card to a monster that can attack multiple times to increase the use of it's powerful attack boost.




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Rip axe of despair since power of guardians exists
Isn’t this Unga Bunga’s ace card?
I swear i remember it wasn't treated as an Archfiend card before in TCG. Why the heck did they change it?
<< Anonymous(Rax)
Anonymous Reply
It's always treated as an Archfiend card, even in TCG/OCG.
The Japanese name of this card contain デーモン (which means demon/archfiend - the word contained in other Archfiend cards), so that makes sense.
<< Anonymous(Rax)
Anonymous Reply
Prior to that archetype condition being added to it, it had rulings stating it was an Archfiend card in the TCG. (Actually, they had a page dedicated to the Archfiends without Archfiend in their TCG name on the site, though they missed A Deal with Dark Ruler from it.)
maha vailo meta finally happening
Well, this card has been out for months now and nobody plays it. R.I.P Unga Bunga beatdown.
-Also meta: Onslaught, masked 2800atk, ca with removal, sylvans/geargia destroy effects, spellbook of fate.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply

"OMG this is OP"

Yeah right, are we still in year 1998 or something?
<< Anonymous
sjp91 Reply
Apparently people forget that s/t destruction has been in this game since day 1. Plenty of ways to deal with beat sticks just think outside the box, can't be that flipping hard.
Pulled it. All I need now is Monster Reborn and no one will ever be able to stop me
Judge Man is OP with this card.
Pulled a prismatic axe!
OP af..
<< Anonymous(sjp91)
Anonymous Reply
Curl up it is
<< Anonymous
sjp91 Reply
Twister, despell, wild tornado, double cyclone (can't be bothered listing the rest) = bye bye axe. Simple solutions to simple problems.
<< Anonymous
Anonymous Reply
Just remove the monster with marshleaf.
<< Anonymous(sjp91)
Anonymous Reply
Almost a year had passed and you're still a 🔥 hehehe.. You are an embarrassment to all parrots in the world. ^_^
Good for archfiend emperor deck
Why would they release this? No "discard 1 card" effect to activate, nothing.

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