1. Dark Armed Dragon
Dark Armed Dragon is one of the strongest monsters in the game with 2800 attack points and a stellar effect. It is pretty easy to summon him as well, especially if you run a fiend deck. Dark Armed Dragon cannot be normal summoned or set, however if you have three dark monsters in your graveyard, you can special summon it. By removing one dark monster from your graveyard, DAD can destroy one card on the field. Sounds like a decent effect, right? However, if you run a Dark-Attributed/Fiend deck, DAD’s effect could nuke your opponent. By stocking up large sums of dark monsters in your grave, DAD could easily clear your opponent’s whole field and make space for direct attack!
Artwork: 6/10, Deck Adaptation (How useful it can be in various decks): 8/10, Effect: 8/10, Power: 9/10,Â Playability (In its respective deck): 9/10, Game Changer:Â 10/10. Overall, DAD gets a rating of Â 8.3/10 – B.
2. Judgement Dragon
Another incredible monster, Judgement Dragon puts D in Dragon. Not only does it look awesome, but everything about it is awesome as well. Unless you run a Lightsworn deck, Judgement is pretty much impossible to bring out. However, it still is the best support card a Lightsworn deck can have. Not only does JD have 3000 attacks points and 2600 defense points, it has a really good effect as well. It can only be special summoned by having four, different Lightsworns in your grave. You can pay 1000 life points to destroy all cards on the field, so unless your opponent can somehow defeat JD, it can end the duel in three turns (or less, depending on how much life points your foe has). The only negative side to JD’s effect is that you have to remove four cards from the top of your deck every turn! Still, it is a very powerful monster.
Artwork: 8/10, Deck Adaptation: 1/10, Effect: 10/10, Power: 10/10, Playability (in its respective deck): 8/10, Game Changer: 10/10. Overall, Judgement Dragon gets a rating of 7.8 – C+.
Victor: Dark Armed Dragon
And DAD is the winner, although it was pretty expected. The sole reason of Dark Armed Dragon’s victory is because it is a much versatile monster that can be useful in 90% of decks. Judgement Dragon however, cannot be of any help to a deck that doesn’t use Lightsworns so its Deck Adaptation rank tanked. You can apply the same theory to DAD too, “It won’t be of any help to a deck that doesn’t use three dark monsters or more.” That’s true, however a lot more people have dark monsters in their decks than Lightsworns. Effect wise though, Judgement Dragon outmatches DAD completely, but overall, DAD is the better monster!