Reign-Beaux, Overlord of Dark World
Reign-Beaux, Overlord of Dark World

Reign-Beaux, Overlord of Dark World – #SGX3-ENI14

If this card is discarded from your hand to your GY by an opponent’s card effect: Special Summon this card from the GY. If Summoned this way: Destroy all monsters your opponent controls OR all Spells/Traps they control.

Date Reviewed:  February 8th, 2024

Rating: 2.58

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King of

Hello Pojo Fans,

Reign-Beaux, Overlord of Dark World is our Throwback Thursday choice this week on a week where we’re looking at Maze of Millennia and it only fits because we’re looking at a Dark World tomorrow.

The original Reign-Beaux as opposed to the retrain it got with all the new Dark World support that came in the structure deck, this Reign-Beaux has to be discarded by your opponent to be Special Summoned. Once summoned that way, it can gift you a Raigeki or Harpies Feather Duster. While there are more direct ways to this point (playing one of those staple cards), there is a way to trigger Reign-Beaux now within the Dark World archetype that doesn’t feel convoluted. You can either Fusion Summon Grapha, Dragon Overlord of Dark World and wait for your opponent to use a card effect, then change it to “your opponent discards 1 card” or discard Ceruli from the hand, which will Special Summon itself to the opponent’s field and do the same thing that Grapha, Dragon Overlord of Dark World can do: force you the “opponent” to discard a card. Both cards were created as a way to trigger the better effects of Dark World monsters without hurting the playstyle of the archetype. Grapha, Dragon Overlord is easy to summon, has its own Fusion Spell, and Ceruli may be even easier to trigger because it only has to be discarded, which Dark World decks do nothing but that.

Reign-Beaux isn’t good in the Dark World deck except as a Fusion material for tomorrow’s Fusion Monster, or when played alongside the previously-mentioned two cards. For a field-clearing ability of monsters or Spell/Trap, you can do it easier with your generic staple cards. However, if you are using the Fusion Dark World monsters, then it is worth playing one of him, even if his retrain is far better.

Advanced- 2/5     Art- 3.5/5

Until Next Time,

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With tomorrow’s card being a Fusion that has a specific monster it needs as material, Throwback Thursday this week has us looking at said material: Reign-Beaux, Overlord of Dark World.

Reign-Beaux is a Level 7 DARK Fiend with 2500 ATK and 1800 DEF. Fair stats for a Level 7, plus the DARK/Fiend combo that always works. The lone effect triggers if it is discarded by an opponent’s card effect, letting you Special Summon this and then you can either destroy all the opponent’s monsters or their Spells and Traps. So standard Dark World triggering on a discard, but this does nothing when you discard it via your own stuff, meaning you’d either need to give the opponent cards that force you to discard like Ceruli, Guru of Dark World via your discard effects or Ken the Warrior Dragon off the effect of a Gen the Diamond Tiger you summon. Even then, there are other Dark World cards you could use instead to trigger for strong effects due to the opponent’s cards that would also do something if you discard them with your own stuff. The field wipe is nice for either backrow or monsters, but I guess just letting it summon itself if you discarded it with nothing else was too good for 2007. Reign-Beaux mostly can be passed on unless you run tomorrow’s Fusion, since it is otherwise a brick you got to hope you drew the right cards for to help trigger.

Advanced Rating: 2.5/5

Art: 4.5/5 Always feels like a waste of cool artwork.

Mighty Vee

There’s no particular theme this week, so Throwback Thursday is instead a sneak peek at tomorrow’s card; Reign-Beaux, Overlord of Dark World is a level 7 DARK Fiend monster, one of the original Dark World monsters. As usual, you can search it with Snoww, Unlight of Dark World as well as Fusion Deployment thanks to tomorrow’s card. Reign-Beaux packs a decent stat spread of 2500 attack and 1800 defense, though it is underwhelming for a level 7 monster, even for the time period.

Reign-Beaux has a single non-once per turn effect to Special Summon itself from the Graveyard if it’s discarded by your opponent’s card effect, then it can destroy either all monsters your opponent controls or all Spell and Trap cards they control. Triggering Reign-Beaux is easier than ever thanks to Grapha, Dragon Overlord of Dark World, so Reign-Beaux can be a reliable and powerful disruption as long as you can get it in your hand. Otherwise, however, it’s not worth running Reign-Beaux since it relies on making your opponent force you to discard, which is only reliable with Overlord. Plus, if you’re playing meta variants of Dark World, you won’t really need disruption from Reign-Beaux since you’ll effectively FTK your opponent anyway, making Reign-Beaux an unnecessary brick. It’s still a good card for casual or more midrange builds, though meta builds are better off with the retrain.

+Powerful disruptive effect that gives more mileage to Grapha, Dragon Overlord of Dark World
-Can’t Special Summon itself without lots of help

Advanced: 3.25/5
Art: 3.75/5 Simple but imposing

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