Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Card Of The Day # 18 – Trance Archfiend
Dark / Fiend / Effect Monster
ATK: 1500 DEF: 500
Once per turn: You can discard 1 Fiend-Type monster and have this card gain 500 ATK, until the End Phase. When this card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard: You can target 1 of your banished DARK monsters; add it to your hand.
Today we will continue talking about cards coming out in Order Of Chaos with Trance Archfiend. There are two decks really come to mind when I think of this card, which would be Fabled and Dark World. Unfortunately Fabled doesn’t play many Dark Monsters, but this does work very well with The Gates Of Dark World since you will be Banishing plenty of Monsters with it. Some good generic Dark cards to use with it would be Battle Fader, Genex Ally Birdman, Plaguespreader Zombie and Allure Of Darkness since none of them really require much commitment to get Dark cards Banished. Unfortunately there aren’t many good ways to have control over Destroying Trance Archfiend, the only card that most decks really play would be cards like Torrential Tribute, Dark Hole, and Scrap Dragon but those aren’t really enough to abuse it. In general I would recommend using cards like Armageddon Knight for putting cards in your Graveyard over this since it will not cost you any cards to do it and I would recommend using Leviair The Sea Dragon over this for abusing the Banish Zone since you have control over when you get the card and are not reliant on your opponent Attacking over your Monster to get its Effect. And Dimensional Alchemist is an all around better card for doing both jobs.
If this card was worded a little differently it would be very good but due to the fact that it has to be destroyed to get its effect makes it very lack luster, don’t expect much from this card unless it gains some way to easily destroy it.