Wightlord – #LEDE-EN025

This card’s name becomes “Skull Servant” while in the GY. You can only use each of the following effects of “Wightlord” once per turn. If you have “Skull Servant” or “King of the Skull Servants” in your GY: You can send this card from your hand or field to the GY; send cards from the top of your Deck to the GY, up to the number of “Skull Servant” and “King of the Skull Servants” in your GY. You can banish this card from your GY, then target 1 “Skull Servant” or “King of the Skull Servants” in your GY; Special Summon it.

Date Reviewed:  May 6th, 2024

Rating: 3.83

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Hello Pojo Fans,

We’ve got more Legacy of Destruction cards to review this week, beginning with a card that involves a fan-favorite archetype: Skull Servant.

Wightlord is the newest bit of support for this strangely popular archetype. Like almost all the monsters associated in the archetype, it becomes “Skull Servant” or “King of the Skull Servants” while in the grave to add synergy. As another copy of Skull Servant, Wightlord adds more power to King of the Skull Servants while in the grave. It is the first LIGHT Attribute monster in the archetype, so no Allure of Darkness to go with it, but it does carry the Zombie-Type still so all that support will still be applicable (Book of Life, Zombie Master, Goblin Zombie, etc.). Wightlord can be sent to the grave if you have Skull Servant or King of the Skull Servants in your grave to mill an equal amount of cards to the number of those previously mentioned monsters. Early game this isn’t a good effect unless you’ve somehow flooded your graveyard with copies of each. If you are able to work in some mill cards/effects to fill your graveyard with copies then that is when this card shines to get you more.

Banish Wightlord for a free Special Summon of Skull Servant or King of the Skull Servants is a much more applicable effect. It is online as long as you have a copy of either of those cards in your graveyard, and can be activated the same turn you send Wightlord to the graveyard. Ideally, you should get at least a mill of two with Wightlord and then use it to Special Summon KotSS to be at least 2000ATK. Wightprincess or Gozuki can be summoned to send Wightprince to the grave, which will then send Lady in Wight and Skull Servant to the grave from the Deck. In the case of the first monster, you can then link her away and have three in the graveyard to mill using Wightlord, and of course KotSS is a Level 1, so you can always One for One it to the field when ready.

It is fun seeing a niche archetype that won’t ever be meta get a card here or there that helps it, especially if it is a fan-favorite. Not sure why he’s a LIGHT but its Skull Servant, I think we can look past that.

Advanced- 3.5/5     Art- 3/5

Until Next Time,

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It’s been a few years, so it’s time for more Skull Servant support, this one taking a page in Lightsworn’s book: Wightlord.

Wightlord is a Level 1 LIGHT Zombie with 300 ATK and 200 DEF. Skull Servant stats are always weak, but being LIGHT is solid, and Zombie has great generic support. This card’s name becomes Skull Servant in the graveyard, helping making King of the Skull Servants that much bigger. The remaining effects are each a hard once per turn, the first triggering if you have Skull Servant or King of the Skull Servants in the graveyard, letting you send this card from the hand to the graveyard to send the top cards from your Deck to the graveyard up to the number of Skull Servants and King of the Skull Servants in your graveyard. This can easily get 10+ cards milled off the top of the Deck considering how many monsters in the game treat themselves as Skull Servant in the graveyard. You don’t have to send cards equal to the number in the grave in case you don’t want to mill too much, but most of the time you’ll go for the max amount of cards to fill your grave with Zombies and Skull Servants for King of the Skull Servants to hit the hardest. Final effect banishes this card from the grave to revive a Skull Servant or King of the Skull Servants, likely going for the latter with a high ATK stat to swing for game. Wightlord is a great card for the Skull Servant series, helping a lot more with graveyard setup than what we previously had. Getting a lot of Skull Servants in grave is easy, so you should get a ton of value out of this card.

Advanced Rating: 4/5

Art: 4/5 Only wish he looked like a Lightsworn, the name is based off the original Lightsworn name “Lightlord”.

Mighty Vee

This week we’re getting into the one-off archetype support from Legacy of Destruction, starting with Wightlord for the Skull Servant series. Unlike most of its skeletal kin, Wightlord is a LIGHT monster, but otherwise shares being a level 1 Zombie. As a level 1 Zombie, you can access it with One for One and Where Arf Thou?, though the easiest way by far is through Wightbaking, which we’ll get to in a moment. Unsurprisingly, Wightlord joins its fellow Skull Servants in having a pathetic 300 attack and 200 defense, once again relying on the King of Skull Servants for major muscle.

Like most Skull Servant support monsters, Wightlord takes Skull Servant’s name while in the Graveyard, letting it fuel King of Skull Servant’s attack boost. Wightlord has two hard once per turn effects, the first letting you send it from your hand or field to the Graveyard to mill cards from the top of your deck for each Skull Servant or King of Skull Servants in your Graveyard. With the standard Wightbaking combo, you can search Wightlord and Wightprince, discard Wightprince, mill Skull Servant and The Lady in Wight, then finally send Wightlord for a juicy 5 card mill, with potentially even more. This is a fantastic effect that has resulted in some experimentation with a Skull Servant engine in mill decks like Tearlaments and Lightsworn; just by sending Wightbaking, you can get some free mills, though bigger packages have a chance of bricking. Skull Servant decks in particular obviously benefit the most since they don’t mind opening their names. Wightlord’s other effect, in contrast, is only really useful in Skull Servant, letting you banish it from your Graveyard to Special Summon any Skull Servant or King of Skull Servants from your Graveyard. Outside of Skull Servant, it can get you a free Link material in a pinch, but realistically, in Skull Servant decks it’s yet another way to field King of Skull Servants, as Wightprince’s effect is quite costly. We’ll see if the engine takes off, but for now it seems to be dormant. Overall, in Skull Servant, you’ll definitely run at least 1, and it’s an engine to keep an eye on for mill decks in the future.

+Enables massive mills both in and out of Skull Servant decks
+Can easily bring out King of Skull Servants without heavy banishing
-Does nothing by itself, you want to search it with Wightbaking

Advanced: 4/5
Art: 4/5 Glad to see Marron’s still having fun with his new family. It’s also no coincidence that they’re cosplaying as Lightsworn monsters!

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