King of the Skull Servants – #SBLS-EN031
The original ATK of this card is the combined number of “King of the Skull Servants” and “Skull Servant” in your GY x 1000. When this card is destroyed by battle and sent to the GY: You can banish 1 other “King of the Skull Servants” or 1 “Skull Servant” from your GY; Special Summon this card.
Date Reviewed: April 15th, 2021
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is awful. 3 is average. 5 is excellent.
Hello Pojo Fans,
King of the Skull Servants was what our first card of the week was all about, and the king is our Throwback Thursday choice.
Fun fact: KotSS can become 20,000ATK if you max out on everything to power him up and somehow get all of it into the graveyard…wow, haven’t seen a number like that since I turned away a three Limiter Removal Barrel Dragon with a Kuriboh. One for One target, DARK, Zombie, so all that good support, as well as search target for Mystic Tomato, Sangan, and Witch. The more monsters that are considered “King of the Skull Servants” and “Skull Servant” in the grave, the more attack you gain. Three to four should make this thing a decent powerhouse, considering it has zero protection for itself, that is for its other cards in the archetype to do (like Monday’s card). Revival ability is a plus in lieu of the zero protection it has for itself. Banishing one of those KotSS or Skull Servant cards will drop your ATK 1000, but a small price to pay when it isn’t a hard once per turn. Most of the monsters within the archetype are Level 1, expanding support to get these monsters in the grave. Cards like Morphing Jar and Card Destruction can also help to get these cards in the grave, as you will likely max out on copies of the best ones.
You’ll want to get to Wightbaking as soon as possible, it being one of the decks best searchers, which will on its own get you to your King and then put a card into the grave beside itself (likely another “Skull Servant” or “King of the Skull Servants”) immediately making your on field King of the Skull Servants 2000ATK minimum. This card in Traditional Format with Painful Choice is hilariously fun.
Until Next Time
Throwback Thursday this week gives us the reason you use a Skull Servant Deck to begin with: King of the Skull Servants.
King of the Skull Servants is a Level 1 DARK Zombie with ? ATK and 0 DEF. The ATK is based on the number of Skull Servants or King of the Skull Servants you have in the graveyard, which can get high considering how many monsters treat themselves as Skull Servant in the grave. With 2 other Kings in the grave and 3 of every Skull Servant monster, the max ATK on this should be 20000, which is insane. Either way, DARK and Zombie are pretty good. The other effect where if this is destroyed in battle and sent to the graveyard, you can banish a Skull Servant or King of the Skull Servants from grave to revive him. You lose 1000 ATK of course since you banished a monster that boosts his ATK, but that’s fine to get it back. It’s kind of outdated to trigger this off battle destruction considering how many Skull Servant monsters there are, making this easy to get to insane ATK. It’d been nice to have this revive itself being destroyed off an effect, but I guess they didn’t think about that kind of stuff in 2005. Either way, this is the main card you use in Skull Servants to win. It gets to insane ATK while the others are mainly 300 ATK beaters outside a few exceptions. Max out on this in Skull Servants and hope to one-shot the opponent after loading Skull Servants in the grave.
Advanced Rating: 4/5
Art: 4/5 I like the art, but he does kind of look like a regular Skull Servant and not like a king.
Throwback Thursday brings us, as pointed out Monday, to King of the Skull Servants. I remember reviewing this when it first came out. This is a simple card, with a massive near cult like following, but can have a solid enough Deck with it as its pool of support grows too. Dark/Zombie make sweet love to each other. Level 1 is fine and gives the card One for One playability; only making this card hit the Field and get stronger faster, which can be 20000 attack if played properly. The revival effect is almost laughably easily, but welcome. Drop him, dump them, protect him, blast once at 20k, and go home happy.
Art: 4/5 I’d watch a story how this Skull Servant became king
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