Yesterday, I received a comment by Yugioh Fan asking me what the best monster attribute in Yugioh was. Though I replied with Dark attribute monsters are the best, every type of attribute has its own characteristics. Light attribute monsters are usually fairies and they mostly have healing effects. Earth attribute monsters are the most common, water attribute monsters rely heavily on field spells, etc… However I feel thatÂ it is easier to create startegies with dark attribute monsters.
Dark attribute monsters are special in the sense that, many of their effects revolve around helping themselves or another dark monster. Same goes for many light attribute monsters as well, however, the difference between light and dark attribute monsters is that dark monsters have better stats. Monsters such as Rainbow Dark Dragon have a good stat (4000 atk, 0 def) and have an awesome ability: You can remove from play and your graveyard, any amount of dark monsters. Rainbow Dark Dragon gains 500 atk points for each. It’s effects like these that really show the destructive ability of dark monsters
The Zombie Structure Deck and the Spellcaster’s Judgement are two great examples of how to use dark monsters. They each have specific strategies to use and they are both very structured. Both decks revolve around special summoning a specific monster or using powering up the deck’s secondary monster. Both yugioh decks have mostly dark monsters whom only benifit from more dark monsters. Thats how balanced and versatile dark monsters are. However as strong as dark-monster decks are, the OCG deck Wave of Flashing Light, is as strong as the two previous decks or stronger. Wave of Flashing Light revolves around light monsters. So with that statement, I conclude that all types of attributes are strong, if they are used in a balanced strategy.