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Angmarl the Fiendish Monarch
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When this card is Tribute Summoned: You can banish 1 Spell Card from your Graveyard; add 1 card with the same name as the banished Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

Card Rating
Advanced: 2.88 

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Date Reviewed:
April 5, 2016

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Hello Pojo Fans,

Angmarl the Fiendish Monarch is a Monarch-class monster that has potential to be played in other decks.

Standard Monarch ATK and DEF, a one tribute monster, DARK and Fiend allow for some good support behind it. Banish a Spell to search out a copy of that spell from your deck is a great effect, baring you have a copy in your deck, as well as run 3 of the chosen Spell. While there are several decks that run 3 of a certain Spell card, they prefer searching it out via drawing and deck thinning, rather than using a monster, as well as a tribute for it. You're using 3 cards to get to one and that doesn't compute much. It can be very useful though. If you use a draw card you run 3 of and draw into this guy, you can Tribute Summon him to get another of that draw card and use it right away. No restrictions on when you can activate the newly added card is a plus.

Monarchs run pretty good and sift through their deck without any added tribute monsters or searching cards, but it could be an idea to play test and see if it works.

Advanced-3/5- Even running 2 of a Spell you can use this guy.


Until Next Time


Angmarl the Fiendish Monarch is a Level 6 Dark Fiend-type monster with 2400 Atk and 1000 Def. The stats are exact duplicates of all the other regular monarchs except for Zaborg who is Level 5. Being a Fiend doesn't give this one any specific advantages. In general, the regular monarchs can find themselves in any side deck just to be that tribute monster out against Domain of the True Monarchs. But is this one worth it?
Angmarl's effect is very good. After he is Tribute Summoned, you can banish a Spell Card from your grave to search another of that Spell Card to your hand. In its own deck, getting Pantheism or Stormforth for that second Tribute Summon is really good. This effect can be splashed into any deck that runs spells. It would probably be very beneficial to banish Twin Twister to get another one to your hand. Search Draw cards, Field Spells, Ritual Spells, or Level Up! The balance here is that you can't search for Spells that are Limited because there is only the one in your deck. That should not deter you from running a single tribute Angmarl that can search all the triple spell cards in your deck. 
Score: 3.5/5 He's as good as the Spell you search.
Art: 3/5


Angmarl the Fiendish Monarch


This card should be in the back of everyone’s minds for years to come. As of now, the monster is ok. I could see it in Monarch decks, though in the end, he might be just too slow. But I’m calling it right now: this card will probably be banned someday. Or at the very least, restricted or the subject of controversy and discussion for a long time.


The reason I say this is that there is a very consistent trend in this game, and in most games for that matter: The simpler the effect, the better the card. Angmarl is as simple as you get. And to date, there is only one other card in the game that can potentially search for any spell card in the deck. The almighty and nearly impossible to summon Dark Sage (although with a ton of new Dark Magician support coming soon, we might just get some Dark Sage sightings here and there.) That’s it. One card. Not a big pool to draw from.


I’ve been playing this game a super long time, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that simplicity reigns. One day, and I would guess soon, this card is going to be heavily abused. All it takes is the right circumstances. Heck, even as recently as the past few years, I could have seen this card being absolutely abusable. When Super Poly was king, when Shadolls or Nekroz were at full strength, etc. What I’m saying is that spell cards come and go on the ban list like a revolving door, because they can be game changers. For example, if you don’t know what Gospel of Revival is yet, go check it out. Ridiculous spell card in the OCG. And I have a strong feeling this monster will take advantage of cards just like that over the years to come.


Advanced: 2/5

Future Potential: 4.5/5

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