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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Demise, King of
Card Number - SOI-JP035
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - 04.10.07
Today we look at a monster that has grown insanely
popular as of late, and he hasn't been reviewed
since he came out in Shadow of Infinity. I am of
course referring to Demise, King of Armageddon.
This is one of those cards that I said was going to
be good--very good when it came out. I was
wrong...no one played it. It was a Ritual...an 8
star Ritual. No one cared for a 2400 attack 8 star
Ritual who had a CED-like effect.
However, fast forward one year into the dueling
future...Chimera is everywhere, as is Chimera OTK.
Diamond Dude Turbo is everywhere.
Monarchs are (still) everywhere, and we have Gadgets
Finally, people looked at Demise and said WOW!
I can give up 2000 Lifepoints to destroy ALL cards
on the Field, and hit my opponent for at least 2400
damage, assuming you do this in your Main Phase
before you summon something else. That usually would
If that weren't enough, people also decided to start
playing Exodia/Demise decks so they have a
fail-safe. Demise was, and still is an excellent
card...for some reason, it just took people a long
time to figure out.
Traditional: 1/5 Why this instead of CED?
Advanced: 4/5 Being a Ritual isn't the best thing in
the world, but it helps add some balance to a very
Art: 3/5 He doesn't look tlike the King of
You stay classy, Planet Earth :)
Ritual = bad.
As I've said before, this almost makes me like a
ritual monster. Two different monsters come from the
same tribute spell, the stats are reasonable, and it
could possibly make up the card decifict. However,
it is rare an opponent will commit enough resources
for the 2000 LP bomb to be much use against the huge
Share and enjoy,
Demise, King of Armageddon
This is by far the best ritual monster in the game.
But the reason for the perfect score goes to the
fact his deck (The Demise OTK Deck) is not possible
without this big bruiser. The ability to nuke the
entire field is downright powerful. Advanced Ritual
art makes him an inherit plus upon summon, and he is
a good attacker in his own right. Lets not forget he
is 8 stars and as such implies this guy grants
metamorphosis a chance to shine once more.
Demise King of Armageddon
Yu-Gi-Oh is really a funny game. So often we get
cards that, when released, are instantly dismissed
as being less than stellar, only to see it part of
some killer deck several months/years later.
Chaos Sorcerer, Sakuretsu Armor, and Last Will all
went through this process, and Demise is the newest
addition to the "all of a sudden this card rocks"
Thanks to Advanced Ritual art and a little
deckbuilder creativity, we now get to enjoy the
Demise / Doom Dozer OTK deck, and it works as
Essentially you dump 2 Normal Insect-type monsters
into the Graveyard with Advanced Ritual Art and
summon Demise. Using his effect, you then nuke the
field, clearing away any Monsters or Spells/Traps
out of your way. You now remove from play from your
graveyard those 2 Insect type monsters, and Special
Summon Doom Dozer, and either equip it with
Megamorph, or use Metamorphosis to Morph it into
Cyber Twin Dragon; either way, it's GG.
By itself however, Demise isn't that good of a
Ritual Monster. I'm sorry, but this guy just doesn't
stand up to Dark Master Zorc, and if nobody had
created the Demise-Dozer OTK deck, this card would
still be seen as mere trade bait.
1/5 - Rituals?
4/5 - Only because it's part of an OTK deck. Had
this been reviewed three months ago, the score would
be much lower.
2/5 - The Punisher - Medevil style!
Tuesday, April 10th
Today we review a card that got reviewed just over a
year ago, and it’s going to get quite a different
Demise, King of Armaggeddon
Attack 2400/Defense 2000
This card can only be Ritual Summoned with the
Ritual Spell Card, "End of the World". By paying
2000 Life Points, destroy all cards on the field,
except this card.
So, 2400 attack, so it can suicide with a monarch.
2000 defense means it can defend against anything
less than a Cyber Dragon.
It’s effect is a big one with a BIG cost. 2000
points to “blow up the world.” I heard those four
words said SO many times at SJC Columbus.
So, why is this card seeing so much play all of a
sudden. It used to take AT LEAST 3 cards to bring it
out. Demise itself, the Ritual, and an 8-star
monster. Well, thanks to a particular ritual card
released in the recent Strike of Neos set which will
be reviewed later this week, and a mostly unplayed
deck type with one particular big bruiser, Demise is
suddenly getting a lot of hype.
By using cards like Sonic Bird, Manju, and Senju, to
search out Demise, and the ritual card. And Card
Destruction, Magical Mallet, and the like, you
search through the deck to get the combo pieces.
I’ll more clearly define the combo later this week,
for those who don’t already know how it works.
To make a long story short, if you make the new
Demise OTK, then obviously you are going to play
Demise. Otherwise, stay away. It takes far too much
to get it out, and you won’t want to run the new
ritual in your usual deck.
Traditional: 2.5/5 (You wanna blow up the world, try
Advanced: 5/5 (Demise OTK deck ONLY)
Art: 4/5 (Big armored knight with an axe! COOL!)
So today we look at Demise, King of Armageddon. He’s
never been one of my favourites since he’s always
felt like a poor attempt to replace the Envoys.
Regardless of that he is starting to find his own
niche that will have him remembered. Aside from the
OTK he has little other use. Rituals themselves are
relatively hard to manager, thanks to their huge
cost in resources. The most played being
Ratings are hard to do. If you are building the OTK,
then run him. If you aren’t, then he is useless.