Diabellstar the Black Witch
Diabellstar the Black Witch

Diabellstar the Black Witch – #AGOV-EN006

You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by sending 1 card from your hand or field to the GY. You can only Special Summon “Diabellstar the Black Witch” once per turn this way. You can only use each of the following effects of “Diabellstar the Black Witch” once per turn. If this card is Normal or Special Summoned: You can Set 1 “Sinful Spoils” Spell/Trap directly from your Deck. During your opponent’s turn, if this card is sent from its owner’s hand or field to the GY: You can send 1 card from your hand or field to the GY, and if you do, Special Summon this card.

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2023

Rating: 4.33

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is bad. 3 is average.  5 is great.

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King of

Hello Pojo Fans,

Diabellstar the Black Witch is an easy choice for this list and is the game’s new waifu.

Strong ATK and an easy way to Special Summon her, Diabellstar sending a card to the grave from hand/field to Special Summon herself is the main reason why she’s splashed into so many archetypes currently. Easy high-level, high ATK Special Summon extenders are always welcome into strategies that like to summon a lot. Seraching one of her themed Spell/Trap cards upon summon is expected, though being unable to play most of the cards she can search the turn she searches them because they are either a Trap or a Quick-Play is a balance to the card I wish we didn’t have. Of all the Sinful Spoils cards you are able to search, Sinful Spoils of Doom – Rciela is incredibly offensive alongside Diabellstar or a Level 7 or higher Spellcaster (Dark Magician), while Subversion which was on this list is spot removal of sorts for something your opponent has.

Special Summon ability on opponent’s turn in addition to an easy Special Summon ability on your turn? Oh yeah, no way she wasn’t going to see play in several archetypes even if you aren’t playing any of the Sinful Spoils cards. One card from the hand or on the field to the grave to Special Summon Diabellstar is a no-brainer. You’re likely setting up your grave with the card you send to the grave, or activating its effect(s) in addition to getting a 2500ATK monster that can keep your field presence and potentially get another Sinful Spoils search and set.

Diabellstar was hyped and has answered the hype. She’s functional in so many archetypes even without her search because of how easy it is to summon her. With Rciela, she can wipe a board of monsters or leave whoever was left incredibly weak and ripe for the picking. combined alongside yesterday’s card, you’d dominate the whole field and they can be summoned together on the same turn with minimal investment.

Advanced- 4.5/5     Art- 5/5

Until Next Time,

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We end the first half of the Top 10 this week with another very recent card that is helping out FIRE Decks a ton, despite not being a FIRE monster herself. From Age of Overlord, we have Diabellstar the Black Witch.

Diabellstar is a Level 7 DARK Spellcaster with 2500 ATK and 2000 DEF. So it’s literally Dark Magician minus 100 DEF, which is good. You can Special Summon this card from the hand by sending a card from your hand or field to the graveyard, which is really easy to do and helps get certain cards in the graveyard for certain strategies. You can only summon it once a turn this way, and the remaining effects are a hard once per turn. The first effect triggers upon Normal or Special Summon, letting you set any Sinful Spoils Spell/Trap from your Deck, which works well with #10 from the list to get a lot of combos starting, and she being on the field helps the cost. You can also get some interruption, removal, and protection with this card, and of course it’ll get better as we get more Sinful Spoils. The last effect triggers if it is sent from the hand or field to the graveyard on the opponent’s turn, letting you send a card from your hand or field to the graveyard to revive it. This doesn’t really come up often, but the option is there, so we can’t complain about it. Diabellstar is a great card thanks to Original Sinful Spoils – Snake-Eye mainly being ran in Decks like Fire Kings, Rescue-ACE, and later on Snake-Eyes and Infernoids when we get more support for them. She does have her own dedicated searcher, which most Decks do play 3 of to get her from Deck or grave to the hand as often as possible. The amount of her you run depends on how badly you want to draw into her, but you should run 1-3 alongside 3 WANTED and 1 Original Sinful Spoils in a ton of different FIRE Decks.

Advanced Rating: 4.5/5

Art: 5/5 She’s certainly going to be the new Ecclesia for this lore.

My #6: Super Starslayer TY-PHON – Sky Crisis

Mighty Vee

Wrapping up the week and coming in at number 5 in our countdown is Diabellstar the Black Witch, the main protagonist of the new Diabellstar lore story. Coincidentally, it’s a level 7 DARK Spellcaster monster (paralleling Dark Magician, which may not be entirely random considering Yugioh’s 25th anniversary) and thus benefits from high-level Spellcaster support like Magicians’ Souls and Dark Magic Veil, though they don’t exactly have meta applications at the moment; instead, you can access it with WANTED: Seeker of Sinful Spoils. Diabellstar also shares Dark Magician’s protagonist attack stat of 2500, though it loses a bit of defense for a total of 2000, bringing it more in line with Utopia’s statline.

Diabellstar’s first effect is a summoning condition, letting you send a card from your hand or field to the Graveyard to Special Summon it from your hand. Some charlatans would say this is essentially free, and it can be in decks like Phantom Knights that would love to discard cards; however, in decks that want to maintain card advantage, you will actually prefer to summon it with WANTED, which is a more efficient starter overall. Diabellestar’s other two effects are naturally both hard once per turn, the first letting you set any Sinful Spoils card directly to your field if it’s Normal or Special Summoned. There are two primary targets: Original Sinful Spoils – Snake-Eye, which we just covered, or Sinful Spoils of Betrayal – Silvera. If your deck runs a level 1 FIRE playmaker, Original Sinful Spoils as discussed will often be the better option. Otherwise, Silvera provides a simple omni negate, though do note that cards like Solemn Judgment will still provide similar value for less work. The final effect lets you revive Diabellstar from your Graveyard by sending another card from your hand or field to the Graveyard  if it’s sent there during your opponent’s turn, which would be pretty often using Silvera. Diabellstar does have a decent 2500 attack and can still be fodder for Extra Deck monsters, so again, if your deck gets value from discarding, this can be very helpful. Currently, Diabellstar itself is used solely for Original Sinful Spoils, which alone is enough to get it on the list. As a protagonist monster, however, it’s always wise to keep an eye on it for future support, much like with Fallen of Albaz and Visas Starfrost. Because decks like Fire King and Rescue-ACE want to maintain advantage, they actually only run one or two copies of Diabellstar and want to open WANTED, but if you’re fine with discarding or value consistency, you could also run three copies.

+Essential starter and combo piece for the Diabellstar engine
-Lacks disruption presence on its own
-Can be a mini-brick if you can’t afford the discard

Advanced: 4/5
Art: 4/5 It’s more obvious in WANTED, but hilariously she has the same artist as the Live Twins and Dr. Mad Love.

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