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Erebus the Underworld Monarch
You can Tribute Summon this card by Tributing 1 Tribute Summoned monster. If this card is Tribute Summoned: You can send 2 "Monarch" Spell/Trap Cards with different names from your hand and/or Deck to the Graveyard, and if you do, shuffle 1 card from your opponent's hand (at random), Graveyard, or their side of the field into the Deck. Once per turn, during either player's Main Phase, if this card is in your Graveyard: You can discard 1 "Monarch" Spell/Trap Card, then target 1 monster in your Graveyard with 2400 or more ATK and 1000 DEF; add it to your hand.
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February 25, 2016
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FINALLY Monarchs have received some support!!!
Although this new support much like it did with the
release of the Legendary Six Samurai's has changed
much about the Deck and how it is played as a whole.
No longer are Monarchs a Deck that gains its
advantage slowly over the turns of a Game by gaining
a +1 here and a +1 there, now they are capable of so
This Monarch could essentially be considered to
be an "Upgrade" due to the fact that it can hit a
card from anywhere that your opponent has a card,
their hand, graveyard or field, furthermore, what
makes this effect so effective is that it does NOT
"Target" and as such it is able to remove most
problem cards from the field, something like Kozmo
Dark Destroyer comes to mind here, remove a card
that would otherwise be able to be reused that is
already in the Graveyard like Glow-Up Bulb or
Satellarknight Deneb. But with what may be the best
part of its effect is that it CAN also hit a random
card in your opponent's hand, this means that you
can Summon Erebus even when going first and still
make it worthwhile. As part of the effect to do this
is that you must send 2 Monarch Spell or Trap cards
to the Graveyard, you will be able to use this to
further benefit your own Strategy such as by sending
Pantheism of the Monarchs and The Prime Monarch from
your Deck to the Graveyard... But this will all
depend on how you've opened etc.
As an additional effect, Erebus allows you to return
a Monarch from your Graveyard to your hand, this can
be particularity helpful if you are running short on
Monarchs or need something like Ehther in your hand
to disrupt your opponent's plays during their turn.
Overall this card is a great new Monarch addition to
the Monarch family, and this card is a part of the
reason that Monarchs are now a much more competitive
Deck as a whole. This card alone does not complete
the entire picture (of the Deck) but it does form a
decent chunk of it.
Rating: 3.75. As this is a Level 8 Tribute monster
it still falls victim to requiring 2 Tributes to
Summon it, in addition it only hits just 1 card.
While often crucial for setting the Deck up, herein
also lies this cards biggest weakness, you NEED it
to set the Deck up! The Monarch recovery effect
while seemingly quite useful can also be an
incredibly useless effect due to the fact that by
the time you actually want to use this effect you no
longer have Monarch Spells (I say Spells on purpose
here) left that you want to "Burn" for its effect.
Hello Pojo Fans,
Erebus the Underworld Monarch is on the level of the
“Mega Monarchs”. Same stats as them, DARK and Zombie
support to aid him along with Monarch-themed
support, Erebus can gain advantage for you quickly.
Using the support from earlier this week, tribute a
Monarch for Erebus, then thin your deck of 2
“Monarch” s/t cards with different names and shuffle
back a card your opponent has. You can use “Monarch”
s/t from your hand, but thinning the deck is
preferred to increase your chances of getting better
draws. The Prime Monarch and Pantheism of the
Monarchs are the ideal choices to pull from your
deck. Activate both these cards in the graveyard the
same turn you send them to the graveyard to get a
plus out of Erebus.
Erebus can also work while in your grave. A
“Monarch” s/t for a 2400ATK/1000DEF monster (Monarch
likely) is a 1-for-1 at the least. If you discard
any of the two “Monarch” s/t mentioned in the
previous paragraph, you'll be plusing during either
players turn. This is huge for Monarchs to keep
pressure on their opponent and maintain presence.
If you are running a Monarch deck, Erebus is now a
choice you need. Yes, you have to run the spell/trap
support for the archetype to get the full benefits
out of him, but you were already going to run those
spell/traps anyways. The potential plusing off of
Erebus whether in the grave or on the field, along
with the wide support he has backing him make him a
Until Next Time
Finally, a monster with some muscle. Erebus the
Underworld Monarch is a Level 8 Dark Zombie-type
monster with 2800 Atk and 1000 Def. This card's
level can be reduced with Domain of the True
Monarchs. Dark helps the deck with Chaos variants.
Zombie doesn't really matter because types don't
really matter in that deck. 2800 Atk is a very safe
number for a two tribute monster to have. It's
strong enough to have earned the eight stars, but
weak enough to need some awesome effects.
The first effect of Erebus the Underworld Monarch is
that he can be tribute Summoned by tributing a
Tribute Summoned Monster already on the field. So it
can be one opponent's monster (thank you, Stormforth),
another Erebus, anything that was Tribute Summoned.
Then if he is Tribute Summoned, you can send 2
Monarch Spell or Trap Cards with different names
from your Hand or your Deck to your Graveyard to
non-target spin any one card from your opponent's
Hand, Field, or Graveyard back into the deck. That
effect alone is enough to play 3 Erebus in a Monarch
deck. But, wait. There's more. Erebus gets a
Graveyard once per turn effect during either
player's Main Phase. Just discard a Monarch Spell or
Trap Card to bring a monster with 1000 Def and 2400
or more Atk from your grave to your hand. You could
bring back 1 Tribute monarchs, 2 Tribute Mega
Monarchs, that exact same copy of Erebus that just
activated his effect, or even Dark Armed Dragon. The
only restriction is the defense, so go digging for
monsters that you want back in your hand with 2400
or more Atk. The utility of Erebus is phenomenal and
Monarch decks need him.
Score: 4.5/5 Non-targeting non-destruction effects
are the best.
Art: 3/5 I would need to see more 'raising the dead'