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Delg the Dark Monarch
When this card is Normal or Special Summoned, you can select up to 2 cards in your opponent's Graveyard, remove them from play. Then send the same number of cards from the top of their Deck to the Graveyard. During the turn it is Normal or Special Summoned, this card cannot attack.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - Dec. 3, 2010
Back to the main COTD
Delg, another Dark Monarch, and I like Caius better,
as he does damage, and removes. This guy, is
kinda liek Caius on steroids, as you can remove up
to two cards from your opponent's Graveyard, and
then send the same number of cards from the top of
their Deck to the Graveyard.
Now, for all that, Delg cannot attack in the turn
it's Normal o Special Summoned. It's not a big
loss, but to not be able to attack with a monster
you had to Tribute for, that's a letdown, I'm
afraid. I still think Caius is better,
although this guy looks cooler.
Delg the Dark Monarch ...
… Because we needed ANOTHER Monarch …
Whatever. We have Delg. Same stats as all the
other Monarchs. Nothing new here. He’s Dark like
Caius (the best of the Monarch bunch) and he’s a
Spellcaster. Is Delg worth even READING about? …
short answer – Yes.
For starters, Delg assaults the most cards of any
of the Monarchs. He can take up to 2 card (yes, all
optional, so he can dodge those pesky cards that
butcher monsters trying activate their effects) from
ur opponent’s grave and remove them from play, and
then take the same number (up to 2) from the top of
your opponent’s deck and send to the grave. Now
assuming u don’t mill anything POSITIVE for your
opponent, u just sacked 4 of their cards. Very few
cards can do that much. Of course there’s a
drawback. He can’t attack the turn he’s summoned.
And since he doesn’t clear the field in any way (and
can actually make the field worse depending on what
u mill), he’s probably best for a Main Phase 2
All in all – who cares, right?
Well, Delg has 1 more thing going for him that sets
him apart from other Monarchs. He gets his effect
regardless of HOW he is summoned. Tribute, normal,
special … whatever. He gets his effect. Which plays
nicely with the fact that he’s a Spellcaster, since
they have tons of ways to get specialed to the
So, survey says – he’s not ‘great’, but he’s
pretty good. He breaks the mold which is a good
thing and can be a fun/strong addition to some
interesting decks. … and he does it all while
looking pretty badddd asssss.
|If you're a Yugi sheep, you'll have seen the
"Monarch" in "Delg the Dark Monarch" and had a heart
attack. Well, don't be fooled, because this Monarch
sucks. It's a double D.D. Crow, but only on your
turn, during your Main Phase, on no chain (hey, "on"
is "no" backwards!), and eating up a monster and a
summon. Then, he mills 2 cards from the opponent's
deck, which is not a good thing, and can't attack.
Delg sucks. If you're getting actual use out of him,
you'll get a lot more use out of Caius. That is all.
Art: Caius doesn't approve.
Fun Fact: I heard there were super secret Dark Djinn
in the new Golden Sun. Maybe not, but you should get
Tomorrow: You'll have all day to play your new
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn!
Hey Pojo, Pheano here with another Card Of The
Day For you.
Today we will be taking a look at one last card
from Startstrike Blast before the weekend, Delg The
Dark Monarch. Delg The Dark Monarch is a Dark
Spellcaster type Monster with twenty-four hundred
Attack and one thousand Defense. Its effect reads:
When this card is Normal or Special Summoned, you
can select up to 2 cards in your opponent's
Graveyard, remove them from play. Then send the same
number of cards from the top of their Deck to the
Graveyard. During the turn it is Normal or Special
Summoned, this card cannot attack.
The only competitive use I can see for this card
would be in a Macro Cosmos deck revolving around
abusing cards like this and Necroface to deck out
your opponent. With Necroface still Limited though
the deck has little potential this format. Also the
deck type was originally pioneered as a counter to
Lightsworns so with its best match up so low in play
the deck’s good match ups are very limited. This can
also be good against decks like Infernities, Zombies
and Frogs but you don’t really have a chance of
decking them out since their decks aren’t as fast as
a Lightsworn deck in terms of how fast they move
through their cards. Outside of that one deck this
card will forever be overshadowed by Raiza The Storm
Monarch and Caius The Shadow Monarch since they will
directly net you card advantage and board control
where as this is just a part of a gimmick. One last
thing is the last part of its effect is just
completely unnecessary, its effect is already sub
par so the fact that it cannot Attack when it is
Summoned limits is playability so much.
In the Traditional Format Tribute Summons are too
slow and shouldn’t be played unless you are managing
to play Vanities Fiend but aside from that stay away
from Tribute Summons.
This card doesn’t have a place in any top decks.
Hit me up on Pojo or Youtube (pheanoblack) if you
have any comments or questions, I’m always open to
Today we take a look at Delg the Dark Monarch.
I’m not really too impressed with this new addition
to the Monarch clan. His effect can be useful;
however there are better cards to use than Delg.
Another downside is that Delg, just like his buddy
Kuraz, can’t attack the turn he is summoned. One
good thing about Delg is that his ability does
activate when he’s special summoned, so if he’s in
your graveyard and you Call of the Haunted him
during your opponent’s turn, you can get them by
surprise with his removal ability. If used this way,
it won’t even matter that he can’t attack that turn.
All in all though, I don’t think Delg will see too
much play in the Monarch line-up. There are just too
many other 1 tribute monsters that are better;
Caius, Jinzo, Prime Material, and Raiza just to name
a few. There are also better cards in the “Graveyard
Hate” crew too, D.D. crow and Skull Meister to name
some specifics. Unfortunately for our Dark friend,
it seems that in this format, he’ll just get
overshadowed, and seeing him in play will be few and
far between. Who knows though, in a format or two,
Delg may just see some play, just look at Seven
Tools of the Bandit if you don’t believe me.
The newest monarch, Delg. Who is....horrible. He
is a DARK, Spellcaster with the monarch stats. Ok,
so good so far, stats are good, attribute is great
and type is meh.
Now, on to his horrible effect, whenever he is
normal or special summoned you can remove two cards
from your opponents grave from play, then send the
top two cards from their deck to the grave. Now
since a lot of decks actually LIKE milling, this may
not be such a good idea, though i suppose you COULD
remove something important with Delg's effect like
Plague or Stardust, provided they are in the grave,
but these chances are few and far inbetween, you're
better off running D.D crow instead.
Oh and also he cant attack the turn he is summoned,
whether he uses his effect or not.
Delg is bad for the same reason Kuraz is bad, he
deviates from the monarch formula.
Art- Apparently Cauis, Raiza and Mobius had a baby