Dark Honest – #LIOV-EN022
Once per turn, during your Main Phase: You can return this face-up card to the hand. During the Damage Step, when your DARK monster battles an opponent’s monster (Quick Effect): You can send this card from your hand to the GY; that opponent’s monster loses ATK equal to its own ATK, until the end of this turn.
Date Reviewed: June 11th, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Dark Honest has been desired since Honest was released, and I always said it would be banned if it did ever get created. Since it’s been 13 years, I’m thinking the game has evolved enough where that won’t happen, but ya never know.
Same as the original Honest, but for DARK Attribute monsters. Also, they fixed the absurdness I spoke about yesterday with the chaining of Honest by each player, potentially multiple times in a turn. Simplifying the card and making it drop your opponent’s monster’s ATK to 0 is much easier than the previous version. Konami likes to condense text on a card in erratas and this was a way to give Dark Honest the same power as the original, while eliminating any shenanigans that may occur when having multiple Dark Honest. Slightly better than the original due to it being a DARK, Dark Honest becomes Allure of Darkness fodder and Fairy decks have been able to incorporate DARK monsters into builds for some time now. The thing that makes Dark Honest a little less powerful than it’s predecessor is that the DARK Attribute is the most well-represented Attribute in the game. With so much powerful support in it, it could be hard to find a slot for this card. Don’t get me wrong, some DARK-based strategies will run a playset of this, and I as a Dark Magician player may even run one. Honest for a very long time was a playset in LIGHT decks, mandatory. By no fault of his own is Dark Honest a “worse” card than Honest, the game has just changed, the card pool has grown, and there’s just so much support for his Attribute that decks don’t even need to consider running him to be top.
Still a great card, still worth checking out though, even if you’ll pass on playing even a single copy.
Until Next Time
The week ends off with the opposite of Honest. Now while we would of loved if the name was Dishonest or Liar, we instead get Dark Honest.
Dark Honest is a Level 4 DARK Fairy with 1100 ATK and 1900 DEF. So the feelings towards Honest yesterday applies here, except the combination of DARK and Fairy is interesting. Anyways, same bounce effect as Honest, so gets itself back in the hand to use the other effect, but basically gives the surprise away. It has a similar battling effect as Honest as well, except when your DARK monster battles an opponent’s monster, the opponent’s monster loses ATK equal to its ATK until the end of the turn. So whatever you battle is guaranteed to be 0 ATK. It’s not as nice during the opponent’s Battle Phase when they’re attacking since your monster won’t get a boost, nor does it work when your monster can have multiple attacks, but it at least still helps you get over bigger monsters. I don’t know if DARK needs this as much since it’s arguably a better Attribute, but back in 2008 this would of saw play in every DARK strategy, especially in a post Phantom Darkness era. Now it can still be useful for anything DARK related, similar to Honest and LIGHT, just sad we couldn’t of had this years ago when it would of been the force that Honest was.
Advanced Rating: 3/5
Art: 5/5 Now the color scheme here is so much better, love the wings.
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