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 Darklord Nasten

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You can discard 2 other "Darklord" cards; Special Summon this card from your hand. During either player's turn: You can pay 1000 LP, then target 1 "Darklord" Spell/Trap Card in your Graveyard; apply that target's effect, then shuffle that target into the Deck. You can only use this effect of "Darklord Nasten" once per turn. You can only Special Summon "Darklord Nasten(s)" once per turn.

Card Rating
Advanced: 3 

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Date Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2017

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Darklord Nasten


As I mentioned in yesterday’s review, the Darklord archetype as currently designed demands a lot of minuses before you can start plussing. Unless you can go into Ixchel, Superbia and Contact on your first turn, you have some setup to do. Part of that setup might just include Darklord Nasten, which is a quick -2 for you when you use his effect. You need consistent ways to get certain monsters into the grave, and he’s the best way to do it outside of Ixchel.


Yesterday, I went into the lengths players go through to run the deck, so I won’t rehash. I’ll say that Nasten is pretty much the filler that helps the Darklord deck run more efficiently. It provides what the deck needs to get itself going along with Ixchel. Since Ixchel is only once per turn, Nasten is there to fill in the gaps and get that pile of cards into the graveyard that leads to the success of the entire strategy. And while Darklord Amdusc can do some of these things too, while only being a -1, there is definitely something to be said for having a higher attack power in this instance. Darklords need to have those beastly power monsters, because ideally they want to win quickly. Once the opponent successfully wipes the setup of a Darklord player, only Contact can reasonably be expected to provide a comeback.


Unfortunately, I don’t like Nasten’s future. He’s a level 7, which is a real bummer. And because he doesn’t do anything particularly special, I feel like he would be the first to be replaced by a better card. Ixchel and Superbia aren’t going anywhere unless they were to get restricted or banned, but Nasten is one of the monsters where you can’t help but wish he were just a little bit better.


Advanced: 3/5

Future Potential: 2.5/5


Hello Pojo Fans,
Darklord Nasten poses a heafty cost for Special Summoning.
At the cost of 2 other Darklord cards, Nasten is a -3 to your hand. You can ditch Darklord spell/trap cards to Special Summon him, then drop 1000LP to activate one of those cards in the grave and shuffle it back to the deck, which leaves you at a potential -1, which isn't too bad. Combo with Superbia to have it in the grave for later use. Use Darklord Contract and a Darklord monster for this card and you'll have two monsters on the field and a possible Xyz if you want to go Rank 7. If Contract is in hand, then pouring monsters into the grave with Nasten isn't a problem, especially if it is Superbia and another Darklord.
It's good, if you can manage its cost.
Until Next Time


Darklord Nasten really needed a nastier effect to be good. He is a Level 7 Dark Fairy-type monster with 2600 Atk and 2600 Def. So we have better stats than yesterday's card, but still not Level 8. We also have a Special Summon that costs just as many cards as his normal Tribute Summon would cost. By discarding any 2 Darklord cards, Nasten can be Special Summoned from the Hand. That cost is too high, but options are nice. However, the carbon copy of yesterday's card for the next effects are much less nice. 
The same problems arise when we realize that Nasten can only use each effect once per turn and can only be Special Summoned once per turn. Paying 1000 Life Points for a spent Spell or Trap is still good, but the drawing effect from yesterday is better than the Special Summon option for Nasten. As such, the score will be slightly less. Being able to chain a Spell from the grave as a monster effect is unique enough to warrant a good score. I just wish the effects did something worse to the opponent. 
Score: 3/5
Art: 3/5

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