Yugioh Dark Armed Dragon VS. Judgement Dragon

Dark Armed Dragon and Judgement Dragon are two of the strongest monsters in Yugioh! However, which one is stronger, Dark Armed Dragon or Judgement Dragon?

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, Playability (In its respective deck): 9/10, Game Changer: 10/10. Overall, DAD gets a rating of 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+.

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!

6 thoughts on “Yugioh Dark Armed Dragon VS. Judgement Dragon”

  1. A agree that Dark Armed Dragon is better. It might be more fun to compare Dark Armed Dragon to Chaos Emperor Dragon-Envoy of the End. Please visit my blog as well.

  2. I agree 100% with Marc. I have DAD and it is pretty beast against higher level decks (unfortunately it can destroy my Wicked Gods) but that’s why I have my own. 🙂

  3. Personally i tried both and judgment is better. And he is versatile too. Here is a list of good decks that can use him:
    -Chaos Dragonsworn
    -DSN Reset
    -Zombie Lightsworn (not so sure about this though)
    You must keep something in mind, DAD is way harder to summon since you must keep control of the exact number in your grave. In a fast lightsworn deck you can draw 3 Judgment Dragons. Summon 1, use his effect to clear the field, and then special summon them both.
    PS: Comparing DAD to CED, its like comparing a Mini Cooper to a Lamborghini Veneno. Chaos Emperor Dragon is an 11 out of 10.

  4. @Chaos Hamon

    I see where you’re coming from, but I feel like DAD can be used in practically any deck! It is harder to summon, but if you can get it out… BAM! And I agree, comparing DAD to CED is ridiculous… CED is one of the most OP cards ever.

  5. @yugiohblogger

    Can you compare these:

    Swift scarecrow vs battle fader
    Battle fader vs tragoedia
    Treacherous trap hole vs breakthrough skill
    Number 40: Gimmick puppet of strings vs hieratic sun dragon overlord of heliopolis
    Number 11: Big Eye vs Mecha phantom beast dracossack
    D.D. warrior lady vs neo-spacian grand mole
    Kaibaman vs blue-eyed maiden

  6. @yugiohblogger

    About chaos emperor dragon, his effect is not really over the top. He sends HIMSELF to the graveyard as well, keep that in mind. So he forces players into a top deck war while JD capitalizes on a clear field. The monster that’s REALLY OP is ocean dragon lord – neo daedalus b/c he sends every other card in the field and hand, EXCEPT HIMSELF, to the graveyard.

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