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Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Game: The Dark Emperor Deck Review

Reviewed by on Aug 12, 2008
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Command the power of the Dark Emperor with this new Yu-Gi-Oh! deck. Is it fit for a king? Find out with our review.

An evil overlord returns from a different dimension to kick butt in the new Yu-Gi-Oh! card game deck - The Dark Emperor. It's a pre-built deck that's loaded with monsters, traps and spells so new players can grab one and start dueling right away. Here's the 411 on what's in the deck and how strong it is with Gary's review!

Dimension-Hopping Beatdowns and Cool Cards

There are 40 cards in this deck and they have a weird way to win. The full yugioh details are below, but here's a few interesting yugioh cards and some more info on what's in the deck.
  • Caius the Shadow Monarch: The powerful dude on the front of the box has 2400 ATK and can remove a card from the field to damage your opponent.
  • Powerful Cards: Packed with cards like Sakuretsu Armor, Lightning Vortex, Mystical Space Typhoon and Nobleman of Crossout, this deck is a great way to load up on awesome cards.
  • Deck List

    Here's a list of all the cards in The Dark Emperor Structure Deck.

    Monster Cards

  • Caius the Shadow Monarch
  • Dimensional Alchemist
  • Samsara Kaiser
  • Golden Homunculus
  • Helios - Primordial Sun
  • D.D. Warrior
  • Kycoo the Ghost Destroyer
  • Bazoo the Soul Eater x2
  • Exiled Force
  • D.D. Warrior Lady
  • D.D. Scout Plane
  • Chaosrider Gustaph
  • Gren Maju Da Eiza
  • D.D. Survivor x2
  • D.D.M. - Different Dimension Master
  • Banisher of the Radiance x2
  • D.D.Assailant
  • Spell Cards

  • D.D.R. - Different Dimension Reincarnation
  • Mystical Space Typhoon
  • Nobleman of Crossout
  • Soul Release
  • Reinforcement of the Army
  • Dark Core
  • Big Bang Shot
  • Enemy Controller
  • Lightning Vortex
  • Brain Control
  • Dimensional Fissure x2
  • Trap Cards

  • By Order of the Emperor
  • Return from the Different Dimension
  • Torrential Tribute
  • Bottomless Trap Hole
  • Sakuretsu Armor
  • Karma Cut
  • D.D. Dynamite
  • Macro Cosmos
  • Deck Strategy: Get Outta Here!

    Rather than dumping yugioh cards in the graveyard, The Dark Emperor deck changes the game so that cards end up removed from play instead. This messes up your opponent because suddenly they can't use any cards that do stuff with the graveyard, but you can play tons of cards that power-up when cards are removed from play! There are also a stack of big monsters to help you stomp your confused opponent.

    Useless Cards and Crappy Combos

    Half of the monsters in this deck power up when cards have been removed from play, the other half remove cards from play. It takes skill to keep these balanced or half of them become useless!

    Who's The King?

    Elvis is the King, but The Dark Emperor deck kicks a lot of butt! It's a bit tricky for first-time Yu-Gi-Oh! duelists, but if you've played a few games it's a great way to grab some awesome cards and try out a strategy that'll leave your opponents wondering what hit them.

    Thumbs Up:

  • Great cards like Sakuretsu Armor and Mystical Space Typhoon.
  • Mess with your opponent's deck.
  • Wicked strategy.
  • Perfect for players with some skill.
  • Thumbs Down:

  • Dark Emperor Deck vs. Dark Emperor Deck = bizarre duel.
  • Takes some skill to use well.
  • Deck Rating: 5

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