An old recurring archetype will see a return once the new OCG set Judgment of the Light comes out.
This archetype is none other than “Archfiends” aka Demons.
This archetype catches my eye due to it making tour guide relevant once more due to this card – Trick Archfiend.
“Effect : If this card is sent to the Graveyard by a card effect or by being destroyed by battle: You can add 1 “Archfiend” card from your Deck to your hand, except “Trick Archfiend”. You can only use the effect of “Trick Archfiend” once per turn.”
The Sangan of the deck. A searcher for any “Archfiend” card and we all know that any searcher is a good thing and what makes it so good is because it is a tour guide target being a level 3 fiend.
The deck also has a boss monster in Evil Emperor of Terror – Genesis Archfiend which is basically a DDV target and an EEV target.
“Effect : You can Normal Summon this card without Tributing, but its original ATK and DEF are halved. If you do, during the End Phase: Destroy it. You cannot Special Summon monsters other than Fiend-Type monsters. Once per turn: You can banish 1 “Archfiend” card from your hand or Graveyard to target 1 card on the field; destroy that target.”
I will cover its usage below.
And lastly it has a overpowered field spell in Archfiend Palace – The Labyrinth of Fiends.
“Effect : Fiend-Type monsters you control gain 500 ATK. You can target 1 “Archfiend” monster you control; banish 1 Fiend-Type monster you control, except that target, then Special Summon 1 “Archfiend” monster with the same Level as that target from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard. You can only use the effect of “Archfiend Palace – The Labyrinth of Fiends” once per turn.”
There are many combos I can think of with this field spell which I will cover in a different blogpost.
Here’s the reason why Evil Emperor is good. I like skill drain and skill drain fits into this deck perfectly. You can summon Evil Emperor without a cost by its own effect. Flip skill drain and on its own it becomes a EEV and a DDV target. Its a 1 card EEV similar to fusilier dragon set but the difference between fusilier and Evil Emperor is that it is searchable by Trick Archfiend Sangan-like effect which sets up easy virus plays plus the fact that Trick Archfiend is a Tour guide target makes accessing Evil Emperor easier.
You can then use the field spell to duplicate another copy of Evil Emperor using the field spell for the virus play and the +500 bonus is pretty neat. Most importantly , skill drain has such great synergy with this deck and other decks currently in the meta game can’t deal with that one card which is another important factor.
Also , the deck has a pretty old card which works like Snatch Steal , the infamous banned card. Faster stock it up / dig your trash pile for Falling down.
That’s all for today .