CDP: Horus Darklord, An Egyptian Morning Star, ft. PHNI Support

The Black Flame Deity enters the fray!


Strategic Summary:

Welcome back for this week’s Creative Deck Profile featuring newly revealed cards, and this time we’re back to highlighting the Horus archetype. This strategy centers around King’s Sarcophagus, combined with a bunch of free Special Summons of Level 8 monsters. I covered the theme’s first wave of support a few times now, such as in their spotlight profile here:

Just so I don’t spend this summary repeating myself, I’m going to focus on discussing the two new Horus cards and how they help the archetype blossom even more elegantly. First up is the theme’s Field Spell, Stone Wall of the Imperial Tombs (YGOrg Translation). It is treated as King’s Sarcophagus while on the field, giving you yet another enabler to Special Summon your Level 8 Horus monsters from the GY. Its second effect is key, able to tutor any Horus monster then return a card from the hand back into your deck. Then lastly, if you activate either effect if Horus the Black Flame Deity (YGOrg Translation) while this Field Spell is face-up, you get to draw a card. If you’re wondering who this Black Flame Deity is, wait no longer, as that’s the 6th Level 8 Horus monster and I’m covering that next! While you control both a Horus Monster and King’s Sarcophagus, Black Flame Deity can be revealed and you send a card from the hand to the GY, then send any card on the field to the GY. In other words, it’s fully non-targeting removal. Secondly, if your opponent removes either King’s Sarcophagus or a Horus monster from the field via card effect, it can be Special Summoned from the hand, then you can send all other monsters on the field to the GY!

Now that we’re through with the Horus, let’s talk about the second archetype featured today: The Darklord. The Darklord archetype consists of DARK Fairy monsters of various Levels. The primary gimmick of the archetype is that some of the monsters can apply the effect of a Darklord S/T in your GY by paying 1000 LP, rather than paying the standard activation cost. Even if you don’t have them in the GY, Banishment of the Darklords and Darklord Contact are your primary Spells, the first tutoring any Darklord card and the second Special Summoning a Darklord monster from the GY. As for the Traps, you can use Darklord Rebellion to destroy a card, Darklord Uprising to Fusion Summon The First Darklord from your Extra Deck, or Darklord Enchantment to take control of a face-up monster your opponent controls. On the monster front, this theme is led by Darklord Morningstar, a Level 11 boss that when Tribute Summoned, allows you to Special Summon Darklord monsters from your Deck, up to the number of Effect Monsters your opponent controls. With so many free material brought to your field via the Horus engine, Morningstar really is a breeze to summon, and that’s before you factor in the effect of the theme’s Link Monster, Condemned Darklord, to ‘Tribute Summon’ by banishing 2 monsters from your GY instead of tributing 2 monsters! If this seems like a weird combination, you’re probably right, but as you’ll see in the replays, it seems to work out for me! So hope you enjoy this mixture of Morningstar and the Egyptian God with the Eye of Morning Star!

Provided Decklist:

Monsters: 22
||| Darklord Morningstar
| Darklord Ixchel
| Darklord Tezcatlipoca
||| Imsety, Glory of Horus
||| Horus the Black Flame Deity
| Darklord Superbia
| Darklord Nergal
| Qebehsenuef, Protection of Horus
| Hapi, Guidance of Horus
| Duamutef, Blessing of Horus
| Darklord Nasten
| Darklord Amdusc
||| Indulged Darklord
| Capricious Darklord

Spells: 13
|| Darklord Contact
| Upstart Goblin
| Terraforming
||| Banishment of the Darklords
||| King’s Sarcophagus
||| Stone Wall of the Imperial Tombs

Traps: 5
| The Sanctified Darklord
| Darklord Rebellion
| Darklord Uprising
| Darklord Enchantment
| Canopic Protector

Extra Deck:
| The First Darklord
| Divine Arsenal AA-ZEUS – Sky Thunder
| Super Starslayer TY-PHON – Sky Crisis
| Galaxy-Eyes Full Armor Photon Dragon
| Number 62: Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon
| Number C62: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Prime Photon Dragon
| The Zombie Vampire
| Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon
| Number 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy
| Number 107: Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon
| Teardrop the Rikka Queen
| Coach King Giantrainer
| Dingirsu, the Orcust of the Evening Star
|| Condemned Darklord


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 or through the site with your ideas for me to keep under consideration! On most YGO-related communities my username is Quincymccoy, so feel free to reach out. Current pending requested profiles include: Fluffal, SPYRAL, Inzektor, Infernoid, Evil Eye Gold Pride, White Aura, Generaider, Goblin Rider

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