Well, we continue to look at Phantom's Darkness
cards this week, and we have some great stuff lined
up for you loyal readers. That being said, we start
with Dark Grepher.
Dark Grepher is a Level 4 monster of the Dark
attribute, (who would have thought?), who is also a
Warrior with 1700 attack and 1600 defense. Now, our
Grepher has the ability to be Special Summoned if
you discard a Level 5 or higher Dark monster from
your Hand to your Graveyard.
That's good, a 1-for-1 right there. Furthermore, if
you discard another Dark monster from your Hand, you
can search your Deck for a different Dark monster
and also send that monster to your Graveyard.
Dark Grepher fits in a couple of Decks nicely.
First, he isn't a terrible option for Warrior Chaos
in Traditional, being both Dark and a Warrior. He
fits well into the Dark Armed Dragon deck, as he can
continue to send Dark monsters until your desired
total of three is reached. He might even fit as tech
in a Diamond Dude Turbo/Perfect Circle Deck.
Traditional: 3.75/5 For reasons listed above.
Advanced: 3/5 On his own, he's not so great, nor is
Advanced Dark Armed Dragon/Diamond Dude
Turbo/Perfect Circle: 5/5
DARK / Level 4
1700 ATK / 1600 DEF
You can discard 1 Level 5 or higher DARK monster to
Special Summon this card from your hand. Once per
turn, you can discard 1 DARK monster to send 1 DARK
monster from your hand to the Graveyard.
If Foolish Burial, Grandmaster of the Six Samurai,
and Volcanic Rocket were not yet released, this card
would be the best Sneak Preview Promo.
This card just adds tremendous speed to new PTDN
cards. Discard Jinzo or Blowback Dragon, even
Malicious, cards that are usually “bad” in hand to
Special Summon this -> discard another DARK (Disk
Commander, Malicious) -> 3 DARK in Graveyard ->
Strike Ninja/Dark Creator/Dark Armed Dragon rampage
Obviously discarding can be hefty, and there is
Armageddon Knight, an alternate version. However,
1700 ATK is incomparable to 1400 ATK; 1400 ATK is
probably the worst ATK. Spirit Reaper/Don Zaloog
following Mystic Tomato just hurts.
Now, although Mystic Tomato cannot search Dark
Grepher, Reinforcement of the Army (one of the best
support cards) can still grab this when you need
him. Compared to Armageddon Knight, who may be
destroyed by Pulling the Rug, Dark Grepher is
I personally like this card over Armageddon Knight
because Armageddon Knight is more of…a free Foolish
Burial for DARK monsters, whereas Dark Grepher is
more of turn-dead-cards-in-hand-into-speed. Try him.
He looks wicked.
Traditional: 2/5 Can you afford all the cards to
Advanced: 4/5 *shrug* so many possible combinations
Today we look at the Sneak Preview Card and one of
the Secret Rares put into Phantom Darkness. This guy
isn't that bad of a card at all. He's a Warrior 4
Stars with stats of 1700/1600. His effect is pretty
decent too. You can discard 1 level 5 or higher Dark
monster to Special Summon him from your hand.
Once per turn, you can discard 1 Dark Monster to
send 1 dark monster from your deck to the grave.
Basically, Grepher will just dump dark monsters into
the grave to fuel the big guys like Dark Armed
Dragon, The Dark Creator, and Darklord Zerato in
order for them to get out faster. The fact that he
is also special summoned just by discarding 1 level
5 or higher monster isn't that bad either. I am not
sure if would run him in the dark deck, but he's a
nice option for dumping darks into the grave.
In Traditional, I don't see him making an impact,
obviously much better options for dumping cards into
We kick off the week with more Phantom
Darkness card reviews, starting with the Sneak
Preview promo card "Dark Grepher". I have heard
and seen many mixed feelings and ideas about
this card, but to tell you the truth, this card
is a crazy fast dumper that justs dumps any
necessary Dark monsters into your graveyard,
mostly to special summon or activate the effects
of the killer new Dark monsters in Phantom
Darkness. This guy has 1700 ATK/1600 DEF for a
solid beatstick, is a Dark Warrior, can be
special summoned from your hand by discarding a
Level 5 or higher Dark monster from your hand,
and once a turn you can discard a Dark monster
to send a Dark monster from your deck to the
graveyard. Now, let me list the pros about this
Can be special summoned by discarding a
Level 5 or higher Dark monster from your hand.
A solid beatstick.
Warrior, so it is searchable by
Reinforcement of the Army and the new Field
Dark, so it can help it a Dark-Theme deck
Dumps multiple Dark monsters into graveyard
Helps Exodia decks to dump Exodia pieces
into graveyard and return them to hand later
with Dark Factory of Mass Production, Dark
Eruption, Backup Soldier, etc.
This card should see some play and will
definitely be seen at future Shonen Jump
Championships and Regionals soon for OTKS,
Dark-Theme decks and such.
Traditional: 3/5 (Helps supply
the dark monsters in graveyard for Chaos
Advanced: 4/5 (Should
definitely see some play soon; don't
Art: 3.5/5 (The dark version of
Warrior Da Grepher is pretty sppoky and cool)
sorry i havent been keeping up that well, but I'm
going to do better this week! todays card is dark
this card is perfect for a deck using dark horus and
dark armed dragon and the like. if you got no
monsters on the feild, this, dark horus, and dark
armed dragon in your hand, if dark armed dragon is a
dead card you can either summon it, use it's effect
discarding horus to make three darkies in the grave,
then summon dark dragon. or you could discard dragon
to special summon him and then tribute it for horus.
then when your opponent plays a spell you can get
awesome piece of tech for new dark decks.
5/5 trad. this deck could side in some light
monsters and chaos.
5/5 adv. you could even run 3 dark dragons with this
and a few trade-in's!
my hair 5/5
Hey this is Aaron
here, and I am starting my long (hopefully) CotD
reviews with the newest Sneak Promo/PTDN Secret:
Dark Grepher. He is one of the newest cards to come
out for you to work into your DAD decks or just dark
in general. With a great 4 star 1700/1600 his effect
makes many new things possible that I want you to
take a look at. His first effect I’ll get to later,
but right now lets look at his second. Once per
turn you can discard 1 dark monster to send 1 dark
monster from your deck to your graveyard. Is
this screaming to anyone STRIKE NINJA!!! He is the
exact same type, attribute, attack, and does
everything you need to help the deck run even
better. This monster will let you put 2 dd scout
planes in your graveyard, probably either live or
die your opponents turn, than you can summon strike
ninja to score some advantage. We’ve all seen the
deck and if not just check the advance deck section
on your local Pojo Forum. This effect really helps
with all the new “Dark…” cards that just came out in
the new set to. Need exactly 3 to get your Special
Summon DAD? Well this card will get you 2 and than
if he’s destroyed that looks to me like three.
Now lets look at his
second effect. You can discard one level 5 or
higher dark monster to special summon this card from
your hand. Hmmmm…. This card looks even better
now than ever. Discard that useless Jinzo that you
can’t use right now just so than you can premature
the shiz out of it for some serious action. Or how
about in your strike ninja deck (I will keep bring
this deck up because this card along with its buddy
Armageddon knight does some serious damage in it)
special summoning is the key to that deck with
swarm, THIS EFFECT DOES JUST THAT! Destiny Dasher,
DMOC, Jinzo, Plasma, etc so many key cards that you
probably use can do so much synergy with this card.
Its great just great
You might want to get 2 darks in the graveyard
(really just need one) but there’s better options
Advance in the decks
I talked about (Strike/ “Dark… Decks”) 4.25/5
Better options: Not
that Armageddon is necessarily better is does give
more capabilities with his mystic tomato and Trigger
Problems with the way
I write: I don’t care really, but really just PM on
the forums: name- Spaceman.
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