Card of the Week

Card of the week 7/19/10:

After days of wait, I finally located a local game store that hosted unoffical Yugioh duels on the weekends. Obviously, after having created my new Infernity Dark World deck, I had to go in order to test it out. My results were good, but not as good as I had imagined. I won nine duels, but lost two. My first loss had nothing to do with my foe’s deck; I just had a terrible hand. However, the second deck I lost to was actually a pretty nice one. It was similar to the high-leveled beatdown deck that Chris Harbour was describing in his comments. That Yugioh deck consisted of cards that made it easy to pull out strong monsters in order to completely tramp over defenses. It was primarily a dark attribute deck. Some of the cards used was Dark Necrofear, DAD, and Raviel the Lord of Phantasm. However, the card that completely destroyed me was Dark Creator.

Dark Creator is the evil spin-off of the Creator and it can special summon one Dark monster if you remove one from your graveyard. Dark Creator was basically the fascilator of 99% of that duelists combos. Though I could fend off some of the beatdown monsters, his tough offense made it difficult for me to create a counter-strategy. His most popular combinations were special summoning Dark Nephythys and using its effect to destroy my spells and traps. Dark Creator also allowed him to special summon Raviel, which then won him the duel. Though I still didn’t have a great hand in this duel, his Dark Creator still did most of the damage to me. His Dark Revival deck, and especially the Dark Creator, earned my respect.

Card of the week 7/19/10: Dark Creator

yu-gi-oh-dark-creatorAfter days of wait, I finally located a local game store that hosted unoffical Yugioh duels on the weekends. Obviously, after having created my new Infernity Dark World deck, I had to go in order to test it out. My results were good, but not as good as I had imagined. I won nine duels, but lost two. My first loss had nothing to do with my foe’s deck; I just had a terrible hand. However, the second deck I lost to was actually a pretty nice one. It was similar to the high-leveled beatdown deck that Chris Harbour was describing in his comments. That Yugioh deck consisted of cards that made it easy to pull out strong monsters in order to completely tramp over defenses. It was primarily a dark attribute deck. Some of the cards used was Dark Necrofear, DAD, and Raviel the Lord of Phantasm. However, the card that completely destroyed me was Dark Creator.

Dark Creator is the evil spin-off of the Creator and it can special summon one Dark monster if you remove one from your graveyard. Dark Creator was basically the fascilator of 99% of that duelist’s combos. Though I could fend off some of the beatdown monsters, his tough offense made it difficult for me to create a counter-strategy. His most popular combinations were special summoning Dark Nephythys and using its effect to destroy my spells and traps. Dark Creator also allowed him to later special summon Raviel, which was able to easily win him the duel. Though I still didn’t have a great hand in this duel, his Dark Creator still did most of the damage to me. His Dark Revival deck, and especially the Dark Creator, earned my respect.

42 thoughts on “Card of the Week”

  1. I used to play a dark monster beat deck that absolutely abused dark creator. I would use dark creator to special summon darklord zerato, dump a monster to kill my opponents monsters with zerato, zerato would die in the end phase, then repeat the combo due to their always being a target to remove to special zerato. Then to make matters worse. ID wait a turn then special summon card guard to protect zerato from his own destruction. Dark creator? A great card, and awesome second big boss for a BW deck.

    Yugiohblogger: thank you for the compliment lol. 9-2 ain’t bad.

    So I’m mad that I didn’t have the opportunity to place at regionals this year. Work, school, and household drama stopped me. But I did manage to master royal sabers. Omg they absolutely kick ass! No thunderkings though, I don’t see why people are playing them in royal sabers if they still tend to main sangan, and2-3 darksouls. Anyone care to tell me why? How does that help more than hurt?

  2. FINALLY D THE DARK CREATER GETS THE RECOGNITION IT DESERVES!!! usually great win top decking, game swinger, possible 8000 damage at once love this card. DAD is only great when you get him in or after the first 3 turns.If you top deck him ur pretty much screwed. Not with the dark creator though. Thank you so much for posting this!

  3. i really hope that the guy with the dark deck didn’t have armityle. that card sucks so much that nobody in the universe even runs it.

    To the Dark Creator: you are great but you never created anything. in fact you were the one who was created.

    two cards that absolutely kill this deck though are shadow imprisoning mirror and crevice into the different dimension. and any anti special summon or anti graveyard or anti dark deck.

  4. If your deck has great graveyard control, it matters not which turn you get it in. My bw deck can make the graveyard have as many monsters I want it to given any turn. And duh Nader. Of course those cards would kill the deck. But those cards kill many meta decks. Heck, crevice kills QuickDraw, sabers (not so much), infernity, bw, lightsworn, whatever.

  5. @BWIRUS
    I had to! It’s such a good card! My friend (the guy who I always duel) runs fiends, and I was telling him that would be an awesome card to have in his deck since a lot of his fiends are Dark.

  6. No, he didn’t have Hamon or Uria. He had some Blackwings, but I didn’t see any synchros in his extra. He was probably a second generation duelist (Old School = 1st Generation, GX = 2nd Generation, 5Ds = 3rd Generation).

  7. i’m actually a mixture of second and third generation.

    speaking of barrier statues , i think they would function especially in monarchs and gladiator beasts since all of them are different attributes. man if someone made a barrier statue deck that would be one of the most annoying decks, especially in combination of monarchs or glads.

  8. Monarchs or glad beasts would be terrible! Barrier statues say that no monsters can be special summoned EXCEPT for ______ attribute! Both monarchs and glad beasts have a vomit of different attributes. Put barrier statues in an attribute based deck: Blackwings, lightsworn, X-Sabers, Infernity. Not monarchs or glad beasts!

  9. dont forget to mention frogs. that would be difficult. very rarely do duelists play water monsters.

  10. My point is that making a deck around barrier statues would be a terrible deck idea. Maybe in conjunction with other deck types, but not making them the focus would be the best

  11. yes if you do have enough grave control DAD would be easy to summon but in mid game while you control 0 cards it would be highly unlikely. Off topic: Once at my locals my opponent showed somebody near by his hand and I could see it. After making adjustments I beat him the next turn. lol

  12. For people who are wondering what my Dark Self Mill Deck consists on is very simple. You start off by summoning an a dark grepher by using its special summoning effects of discarding a level 5 or higher dark monster. Most preferable is discarding my Destiny Hero Defenders which is the best thing to start off in your graveyard. Then you send a dark monster from your hand to the graveyard using dark grephers effect to then send a dark monster from your deck to the graveyard, If you didn’t draw Dark Armed Dragon on your first turn, then you send it to the graveyard. Then you use Monster Reincarnation which I run 3 and are very likely to be in my hand at the start, and you discard a dark monster in your hand for Monster Reincarnation’s cost. Now you special summon Dark Armed dragon, I have 3 dark monsters and a Defender, next up is the Normal Summon, You can normal summon Armageddon knight and send PlagueSpreader Zombie to the graveyard using its effect. Now, lets say after a while, you have Jinzo in you hand, and you still have not used Destiny Hero Defender’s effect to special summon a monster you drew during your draw phase, you send Jinzo to the top of your deck to special summon Pleague Spreader, and if you have a Goyo, Brionarc, Ally of Justice Catastor or any other tuner,you tune for that, I use Goyo like 100% of the time. Then, drawphase you drew Jinzo, use Defender’s effect in the grave to special summon. All of this can be done in 3-4 turns. Then say you draw a Dark Creator, well now its fun time!!! cause if you have enough Darks, now its time to use Dark Grephers effect to the max, now you use its effect to swarm the field with the monster you want. And thats how you win. I once FTK’ed with this deck, but I forgot how, but I did it so I had 7 monsters in my graveyard.So I got out Dark Armed, Jinzo, Dark Creator, Caius and Dark Grepher out. (Dark Armed cleared the field for a direct attack)

  13. Javier, you obviously have a strong inventory of cards but your deck lacks. Based on your description, your deck only works if you a set of specific cards in your hand and near the top of your deck. Whenever a deck relies partly on luck, it needs to be tweaked. Perhaps, you should try to create a swarm deck similar to the one talked about in this post. With the cards you have, a swarm deck would be much stronger.

  14. i like the dark creator’s artwork, pwnsome. however yubel the ultimate nightmare in my opinion has to be the most pwnsome artwork out of all yugioh monsters.

  15. oh yeah duffer add cards like necrovalley and mind crush to your alien deck (if you summon vennominaga necrovalley helps to protect your monsters from the grave.) just making some suggestions. shrink may help too.

  16. I know, thanks for the advice. The story of how I got my Vennominaga is actually pretty funny. It was given to me by my baseball teammate. He apparently founded it in the cafeteria and thought that I would no what it is. I almost fainted. I could have sold it for A LOT, but it is very useful in my deck. It’s my secret ambush card.

  17. Javier. Good deck. I played that deck before I began lightsworn, blackwings, and now xsabers. It’s a great deck that I find very consistent. The only reason I stopped was the allure of high priced decks and tier 1 quality decks. The only thing that sets it weaker than the rest is it’s dark weakness (although the root of it’s strength). I would suggest the boss monsters to be DAD, dark creator, and darklord zerato.

  18. Duffer? How old are you and what team you play on? Lol google my stats. I did really well both my junior and senior year. You may be surprised. Just google Chris harbour EYL

  19. @Chris
    I’m a junior, who will be a senior come August. I did ok this year, I played third and hit .310 batting average with 50 RBIs and 6 homers. It’s my fielding that coaches like.

    Anyways, Javier’s deck is good but don’t you think it relies too much on a set play? Or am I just not understanding his deck.

  20. You’re strategy is obviously great with the list of cards you have, but I still don’t understand your deck type. Is it based on a single combo like Duffer said, or does it have a overall strategy?

  21. does anyone believe that x sabers might not be dominant next formats? maybe some archetypes might have some competition with them. i know that archetypes like naturia, fableds, and ice barriers are still very knew but you can read about all of them in the yugioh page. i think that all of them are great (hopefully if america keeps their effects). naturias are cute. fableds look like dark world. ice barriers will really rock and party hard when they come out. maybe we should do a post on this. naturia, fableds, ice barriers: the archetypes of the future. (at least for now).

  22. who thinks here that x sabers may drop from popularity in the next formats? with the rise of fableds and ice barriers.

  23. The deck is fast. It’s not an infernity one trick pony. Believe me. There are many ways to win quick. The deck is good. What was previously said about how the deck plays is only an ideal situation. It still is way better than just that one scenario

  24. Xsabers are the first deck to be called tier 0 ever in yugioh history. The only way the deck will fade is the upcoming banlists. But even lightsworn, blackwings, and teledad (much weaker decks) still were top tier besides banlists for many formats. I see xsabers rocking the boat for at least one more year come September

  25. Ice Barriers are going to be awesome. They will probably be one of the more dominant archetypes, especially if Infernities and X-Sabers don’t get more spell and trap support in Duelist Revolution.

  26. magic triangle and mirror are two awesome spell cards for the ice barrier deck. and this is weird but do you think that medium of the ice barrier may beat dark magician girl for the hottest girl card?

  27. To everyone who wonders about my deck strategy, (and excuse me for replying so late) My deck is a deck that swarms and it doesn’t consist on one strategy alone, because depending on the hand I get, I change strategies, If I start with an Armageddon knight, but I have a dark grepher in my hand a monster reincarnation and a dark armed dragon, then I will use my strategy to get dark armed dragon out and refill my graveyard with Dark Grepher. If I get a mystic tomato in my hand which I have 3, then I can stall depending on the situation, if not, then I can special summon my low attack monsters like sangan, Krebons, Plaguespreader, armageddon. if I feel like playing a synchro with this deck, then I get plaguespreader, and sometimes, I get to use my favorite card in the deck, and what makes this deck intimidating, my Rainbow Dark Dragon, I have gotten to the point in the duel at about 5 turns in the game, where I have milled so much that I have around 15 dark monsters in my graveyard and I have no monsters on the field or anything. And I draw rainbow dark Dragon, And then I get him out after I stall a bit to have the field wiped out which is quite easy for me. And then I get him out, on the better occations I just stall until I have around 16 dark monsters in my graveyard, and I have Monster reincarnation/Rainbow Dark Dragon in my hand, but I have Doomsday Horror in my graveyard, I get Doomsdays to my hand, then I special summon my Rainbow dark dragon first, because his effect is a cost effect which means you have to remove from play every dark monster in your field and graveyard to have it gain attack, then I summon Doomsday, he has around 3.5k atk and if he gets destroyed then all my RFP dark monsters go back to the grave using his effect, then if my rainbow dark gets brionarc’ed or compulsed or codarused or mist wurmed, I have a backup. if not, I usually just win that turn.

  28. wow duffer. you’re only 1 or 2 years older than me (I’m a sophomore coming august)

    actually barrier statues in monarchs isn’t a terrible idea. it’s not a good idea but it’s not terrible either because barrier statues prevent special summoning but monarchs (except kuraz) tribute summon to get their effects

    barrier statues in glads just kill the deck though.

  29. The only problem with barrier statues is that they each have a different type, I think that if they where all rocks, it would be very good because you could use solidarity and make them harder to attack but then again, in monarch decks you could always add them and put some Raregold Armor´s in it. I love the fact that just by having 2 barrier statues on the field, you create a special summoning lockdown.

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