Broww, Huntsman of Dark World is a Level
3 Dark/Fiend. Level 3 may be one of the best
Levels you can be: not only are you a no-Tribute
Normal Summon, but you slip under Level
Limit-Area B and Gravity Bind. Dark
Monsters no longer have the support they did now
that Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of the
Beginning is no longer with us, but there
are still a few bits of Support not common to
all Attributes. In my opinion the Dark
Attribute is the strongest Attribute family just
due to their membership. Fiends are not the
strongest Type, but they do have some support
and once again many of the strongest cards in
the game are part of this Type.
Broww, Huntsman of Dark World
has an ATK of 1400. Given that it already slips
under Level Limit-Area B and Gravity
Bind, it isn’t too bad a score since this
allows Broww to get under Messenger of
Peace. It also is small enough for
Mystic Tomato, Sangan, and Last
Will to target. The DEF is sadly puny at
800, though. Ideally, it’d have a 1450/1500,
since that would keep all these advantages, but
the ATK is the important thing.
Of course, Broww is a Dark World
Monster, giving it access to all their support,
and giving it greater significance as the
biggest Dark World Monster that slips
under Level Limit-Area B, Gravity Bind,
and Messenger of Peace.
The effect of this card is solid: if you discard
it (for something other than a cost), you get to
draw a card, and if your opponent makes you
discard it then you get to draw an additional
card over the first effect (that is, two
cards). This effect further increases it’s
usefulness to Dark World decks, as such
decks have so many ways to make sure at least
the owner of Broww can discard him
easily. In other words, it’s almost like
Broww is a free slot.
Dark World decks would be the obvious
place to include at least one copy of Broww
in the Side Deck, just because he’s an easy way
to handle the stalling aides listed above and
still fits in with the Dark World theme.
Given that he should be easy enough to discard
in a Dark World deck, I would think a
copy or two in the main deck should also work.
After all, while your real deck size goes up by
one, your effective deck size doesn’t. Even
allowing for the whims of probability, Broww
should be valued as less than a whole card.
3/5-Dark Monster? Check. Punishes the use of
popular hand control functions? Check. Is he
big enough to make a difference? Check. Now,
that being said, there are many other better
cards for decks in general. That’s right, “in
general”. In a Dark World based deck, he
clocks in at 3.5/5.
2.5/5-Again, this is a general score for pretty
much any deck. In actual Dark World decks,
Broww acts should be valued at about
3.25/5. The reason would be you have your own
tricks to discard him, but it’s no longer likely
your opponent is running as much
random/semi-random discard effects. I can see
Side Decking Broww in case of Hand
Control decks: he isn’t as rewarding as many
other Dark World Monsters when discarded,
but he also isn’t as useless when he isn’t
3.5/5-His native set includes plenty of support,
and even if it isn’t, 1400 ATK is passable here
for a non-Tribute Monster.
appears to be a solid, well made card. He has
some use outside his own theme, given that there
are a least a few cards that discard your own
cards as part of the effect, and the Monster
“attached” to that effect isn’t negligible.
He’s not useful enough to be consistently
Main-Decked, but the Side Deck likes him.