The gates to the Dark World have officially reopened. Hello Pojo Readers, Crunch$G here to tell you everything you should know about the final Structure Deck, and product in general, for 2022, the Dark World Structure Deck. This is a part of the retrained Structure Deck series that we haven’t seen since the Machina Deck in 2020. We return to the series now, suggesting we’re done slicing Structure Decks into other products, and we get some great support for the Dark World archetype to boost the strategy. There’s also several great reprints in this Deck as well, keeping the trend going from the Crystal Beast Structure Deck. There’s a few things to cover, so let’s open the gates and see what Dark World has to offer.
The Dark World Supreme Overlords
Of course, we got new Dark World cards in this Deck, bringing us 8 brand new cards in total. Reign-Beaux, Overking of Dark World is a Level 8 DARK Fiend who can be Special Summoned from the graveyard by returning a Level 7 or lower Dark World monster you control to the hand, and upon being discarded by a card effect, you get to search for a Level 5 or higher Dark World monster besides another Reign-Beaux, then if this was discarded by an opponent’s effect, you get to Special Summon a Level 4 or lower Dark World monster from your Deck or graveyard to either field. Genta, Gateman of Dark World is a Level 4 DARK Fiend who can only be Special Summoned once per turn, can be discarded from the hand to add a The Gates of Dark World from your Deck to your hand, and can be Special Summoned if it is banished and you control a Dark World card. Parl, Hermit of Dark World who if discarded to the graveyard by a card effect can let you target a Dark World monster in your graveyard that isnt’ Parl and Special Summon it to either field, then if this was discarded by an opponent’s effect, you can Special Summon to either field a Fiend monster that’s banished, in your hand, or in your graveyard. Dark World Puppetry is a Quick-Play Spell that lets you target up to 3 cards in either graveyard and banish them, then it lets you discard a Fiend monster, also you can banish this card from the graveyard, except during the turn it was sent there, to add a banished Fiend to your hand. Dark World Archives is a Continuous Spell that can let you discard a Dark World monster during your Main Phase to have all Dark World monsters you control gain 100 ATK times that monster’s Level for the turn and can let you draw 2 and discard 1 if a Fiend monster is discarded by the effect of a Dark World card. Dark World Punishment is a Counter Trap that can negate an opponent’s Normal or Special Summon, destroy that card, and then lets you discard a Fiend monster, also you can banish this card from the graveyard instead if a Dark World monster(s) you control would be destroyed by battle or opponent’s card effect. Grapha, Dragon Overlord of Dark World is a Level 10 DARK Fiend Fusion between Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World and any DARK monster, can change an opponent’s monster effect or Normal Spell/Trap Card effect that’s activated into making you discard a card, and it can let you Special Summon a Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World that’s banished or in your graveyard if this Fusion Summoned card leaves the field by an opponent’s card. Finally, Dark World Accession is a Quick-Play Spell that can let you Fusion Summon any Fiend Fusion from your Extra Deck by banishing materials mentioned on it from your field or graveyard, and you can also discard cards as material if summoning a Dark World monster this way, also while this card is in your graveyard you get to add it back to your hand by discarding a Dark World monster.
Now that we went over the new cards, we got the reprints in this Deck. As you might guess, we got basically every Dark World card in here as we see reprints for the original Reign-Beaux, Lucent, Latinum, Goldd, Sillva, Brron, Beiige, Broww, Scarr, Kahkki, Gren, Ceruli, Zure, Renge, Dark World Dealings, Charge Into a Dark World, Gateway to Dark World, Dark World Lightning, The Forces of Darkness, Dark World Brainwashing, Dark Smog, the original Grapha, Snoww, and The Gates of Dark World. We also got a small Danger! package with Danger! Bigfoot!, Danger! Thunderbird!, Danger! Mothman!, and Danger!? Tsuchinoko!? all in here. We also got a few generic Fiend monsters that help Dark World like Lilith, Lady of Lament, Fabled Raven, and Absolute King Back Jack. We also got some discarding Spells that offer draw power like Dragged Down into the Grave and Card Destruction. Finally we got some nice Traps that Dark World can take advantage of like Mind Crush, Deck Devastation Virus, Paleozoic Dinomischus, and Skill Drain.
Overall yet another great Structure Deck to make Konami 3-for-3 this year in terms of quality Structure Decks. The Dark World support alone is insane enough to make the Deck more respectable. While the reprints aren’t as big as the Crystal Beast Deck, they didn’t have to be since Dark World has an easier time to find competitve success most likely, but that isn’t to say there aren’t great reprints, cause there are like the Danger! monsters and Skill Drain just to name a few. I know the Traptrix Structure Deck is bound to be great when we get that in 2023, so I hope Konami continues the trend of outstanding Structure Decks.
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