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When this card is Special Summoned from the Graveyard: You can target 1 Fairy-Type monster in your Graveyard, except "Darklord Superbia"; Special Summon that target.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible.
3 is Average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed: Jan. 20, 2017
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I know I’ve spent the last two days hyping Darklord
Superbia in the Darklord theme, but it’s for good
reason. He’s the main reason Darklords can get huge
boards. Unless you have the perfect hand, you want
to get Superbia going before you get your other
Superbia, which means pride, is the kind of card
that fittingly demands his own focus. What’s
interesting about the new Darklords is that instead
of the restrictions on them like the old Darklords
that would prevent him being used to its full
potential (See Darklord Asmodeus and Darklord
Desire), they can all be special summoned, except
for Morningstar (thankfully because the deck would
have been too broken). Konami was pretty much
unabashed in doing this. They wanted to see big
boards and knew Superbia was the perfect card
already in place. I guess they just waited until
power creep caught up to Superbia, a monster ahead
of its time.
Superbia also has just as an outstanding future
potential now as he did before the new Darklords
were released. He’s a dark level 8 monster that can
special summon any fairy when brought back from the
grave. He’s not once per turn. He has no other
restrictions. He can easily be used in a deck
without any other Darklords. As I said, he’s a
monster out of time, and a day will probably come
when he will be abused beyond acceptance.
Future Potential: 5/5
Hello Pojo Fans,
Darklord Superbia finishes out our look at the
newly powered-up Darklord archetype.
One of the oldest Darklords, Superbia has become
significantly better with the release of more
Darklord monsters. Simple to use, high ATK, and a
lot of support behind it, this card is worth running
in 3's in the deck. Special from the grave in any
way and you get another Darklord Special Summoned in
any position you want. At Level 8 and DARK, and
Fairy, Superbia is fodder for any of the draw power
and support cards for the archetype. Trade-In and
bring it back, trigger its effect, get two high
level Darklord monsters to Xyz with or overwhelm
your opponent. The only thing you can't overlook is
if you use a Darklord to copy a Darklord spell/trap
to bring Superbia back from the graveyard, you will
miss Superbia's timing for its effect.
This is a card that needed support to make it
good, and now it is very good in the deck.
Until Next Time
I was surprised to discover that Darklord
Superbia has not been reviewed in the 5 years since
its release. Darklord Superbia is the best Darklord
monster and is absolutely necessary at 3. It is a
Level 8 Dark Fairy-type monster with 2900 Atk and
2400 Def. Finally, some great stats. And a great
effect. When Superbia is Special Summoned from the
grave, you can Special Summon a targeted Fairy.
Instant plusses to the field that don't often miss
timing. Extreme versatility in that the Fairy can be
any Level or Rank. No restrictions to how often the
effect can activate, so swarms are possible.
Transmodify yesterday's card to have a strong beater
on board. Lots of great points and splashable in
other decks that run Fairies and recursion
cards/effects. Get them while they're hot. Have a