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Creative Deck Profile: Savage Dark World of Necrofear and Dark Spirits, ft. SDR Devil’s Gate Support

I couldn’t resist, Grapha told me to use these new cards again.


Strategic Summary:

Welcome to a deck profile that aims to plunge the opponent into the Darkest timeline – one of suffering and strife. We’ll begin with the suffering, and that is at the hands of multiple floodgates that the Dark World monsters simply shrug off. The first is Gozen Match, a Continuous Trap that restricts all monsters on either field to share an Attribute. Since most of your monsters are DARK here, this doesn’t harm your strategy as much as it will probably set back the opponent. For the second floodgate, the age-old Dark World tech returns in the form of Skill Drain, negating the effects of all face-up monsters while they remain face-up. Again, most of the Dark World monsters trigger in the GY, therefore you just need a steady stream of powerful monsters to make the most of Drain… Speaking of powerful monsters, Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World obviously is great at that, but you also now have Reign-Beaux, Supreme Overlord of Dark World (YGOrg Translation) to fill that niche as well. With both at Level 8, you can even run Dark Spirit’s Mastery to ensure consistent access to either.

Speaking of Spirits, that’s where the Necrofear Spirits side of this deck comes in! Dark Spirit of Banishment is up first, which can be sent from the hand or field to the GY when an opponent’s monster attacks to recover a Level 8 Fiend from the GY then redirect the attack to it. With 3000 ATK, Reign-Beaux is going to pose quite a juicy target to reborn, but I’ve also included both Dark Necrofear and Curse Necrofear for other fiendish options. The other spirit is Dark Spirit of Malice, which recovers a Level 8 Fiend whenever your opponent activates a card or effect. Both of these Dark Spirits can also be returned to the hand whenever any Level 8 Fiend is sent to your GY. In other words, combine these two Spirits with the floodgates from earlier for never-ending torture! Especially once you factor in Savage Colosseum, which forces the opponent to attack into your Dark Spirit of Banishment! This control-heavy Dark World Strategy also got significantly stronger with the introduction of Dark World Accession (YGOrg Translation), as you now can summon out an even more powerful version of Grapha, this time Grapha, Dragon Overlord of Dark World (YGOrg Translation), who boasts 3200 ATK and who ensures you still have disruption even if your Skill Drain falls. Kneel before your Dark World Overlords – Grapha simply demands it.

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 22
||| Lord of the Heavenly Prison
| Lava Golem
|| Reign-Beaux, Supreme Overlord of Dark World
| Abominable Unchained Soul
| Curse Necrofear
||| Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World
| Dark Necrofear
| Sillva, Warlord of Dark World
|| Beiige, Vanguard of Dark World
|| Dark Spirit of Banishment
|| Dark Spirit of Malice
||| Fiendish Rhino Warrior

Spells: 12
||| Dark Spirit’s Mastery
| Foolish Burial Goods
| Card Destruction
| Terraforming
| Foolish Burial
||| Dark World Accession
|| Savage Colosseum

Traps: 8
|| Dark Factory of More Production
||| Gozen Match
||| Skill Drain

Extra Deck:
||| Grapha, Dragon Overlord of Dark World
| Number 22: Zombiestein
| The Zombie Vampire
| Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy
| Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star
| Knightmare Unicorn
| Masterking Archfiend
| Knightmare Phoenix
| Dharc the Dark Charmer, Gloomy
| Akashic Magician
| Knightmare Cerberus
| Proxy F Magician
| Barricadeborg Blocker


Note: This is continuing the style of Creative Deck Profile articles, designed to showcase a build through replays and an attached summary. If you wish to see a CDP for an archetype, theme, or strategy you love, feel free to private message me on the YGOrg Discord server, the comments section of any of my YouTube videos, or just post a comment in response to this article on our Facebook page with your ideas to keep under consideration! On most YGO-related communities my username is Quincymccoy, so feel free to reach out. Current pending requested profiles include: Star Warrior, Crystal Beast post SD, Inferno Tempest.

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