Dark Illusion is a decent enough Counter Trap Card.
It negates the activation of a Magic or Trap Card,
or a Monster Effect that targets a face-up Dark
monster and destroys it. So, it's certainly
The only problem is this: most of us don't use many
cards that actually target things. So, it may be a
card that really helps you, or it may not help you
at all :)
2.5 + X/5 Where X equals the number of cards your
opponent uses that target.
Now this thing's got some potential.
Okay, you get a free negation of ANYTHING as long as
it's hitting a Dark. Granted, there are several
cards that are played that don't target (Mirror
Force, Torrential Tribute, Lightning Vortex)...but
this could be good against an opposing Dark Armed
Dragon, because usually the opponent will use
priority to remove a Dark monster and target one of
your monsters on the field, figuring if you have
Bottomless or something, at least they got rid of 2
of your cards for one of theirs.
If nothing else, you've got free negation against a
plethora of cards for a dedicated deck.
This may not end up in the tier 1 decks, or it may
just take a while, but this is what the game needs
more of -- decent support cards for various themes.
Unlike Yesterday's card, this one has some
potential, or had. It is the best 1 for 1 negation
in the game. No joke. It negates anything, trap,
spell or monster that targets a DARK monster and
negates and destroys it. Sound cool? I bet it does.
However, we have almost cut targeting cards out of
our game. Brain Control, Dark Armed Dragon and Soul
Exchange are pretty much the only targeting cards
that anyone uses besides traps. Last format it was
very formidable against Raiza thanks to Raiza
Targeting. However it is now far too Situational to
use very effectively, with Darklord Zerato and
Lightning Vortex Leading the way in terms of
Since most cards in the game won't target a DARK
monster, it is very hard to use it effectively. I
believe as soon as Kuraz comes out, we might see
some resurgence of this card, to prevent the massive
destruction that he can wreak while in a DDT
variant. A good card, just in the wrong time.
Counter Trap Card
Negate the activation of a Spell Card, Trap Card, or
Effect Monster's effect
that targets a face-up DARK monster, and destroy
Not a bad card. Too slow, however.
If Counter Fairy had some DARK fairies…then this
card would be pretty darn good. Unfortunately, DARK
monsters that this card is supposed to protect never
really need protection.
If one is using Dark Armed Return, then obviously
one needs to fuel the Graveyard where it is easier
to remove the DARK monsters. While protecting Dark
Armed Dragon is never a bad thing, having Dark
Illusion face-down in response to something that
targets (Brain Control is about the only card that I
can really imagine) is…rare. Dark Armed Dragon
targets also, I suppose. But then again, before the
face-up DARK monster is targeted, one or two
face-down monsters on the field would be killed.
This card could see some use, since the requirement
is not necessarily harsh. Dark Illusion also stops
limited-Raiza and Phoenix Wing Wind Blast, as well
as Zaborg the Thunder Monarch, so it could be a +1.
Traditional: 1/5 If a card is not on the ban list,
then it probably is not worth using in Traditional…
Advanced: 3/5 Potential! Protect…Yubel?
forgot to mention yesterday was that it was
monday thursday. today's good friday.
unfortunately, saturday never got named. so if
anyone has a good name e-mail me and I'll put
ALL suggestions on the site monday. getting on
the the actual card, dark illusion, it's
actually not bad.
monarchs, there is hardly any targeting in the
current format. APART from monarchs. In other
words, if you run a dark deck, this would be
perfect side deck material. Depending on where
you are, you could even main deck it. Really
Friday March 21st: Dark Illusion
Today we're talking about Dark Illusion, quite
possibly the best themed counter trap in the game.
Command of the Snake Deity has nothing on this lol.
Anyways Dark Illusion negates Spell, Trap and
Monsters effects and destroys said card that targets
a Dark Monster on your side of the field.
I'm surprised this card hardly sees play on the
competitive circuit seeing as how removal is
prevalent in this format and how Dark Armed Dragon
is the rage. When it comes to Counter Traps, its
weak to Solemn and Dark Bribe and having a Dark
Monster on the field as a pre-requisite is a turn
off from playing this card. However this card is
not bad by any means. VanDalgyon is Dark btw ;]
Trad: 3.5/5 (Solid negator against several troubles)
Until Next Time
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