While you have no cards in your Extra Deck and you are the only player that controls a Tribute Summoned monster, your opponent cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck. If a Tribute Summoned monster you control attacks an opponent's monster, it gains 800 ATK during damage calculation only. Once per turn: You can reduce the Level of 1 monster with 2800 ATK and 1000 DEF in your hand by 2 until the end of this turn (even after they are Summoned/Set, and even if this card leaves the field).
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February 26, 2016
Most people out there consider this to be and only
to be an Extra Deck lockout card, however this is so
much more than that.
While it is most certainly true that this locks out
an opponent's Extra Deck from the game, initially
this may well not even be the actual reason as to
why you even activated this card.
As its second effect it provides all Tribute
Summoned monsters that you control with an 800 ATK
boost during Damage calculation (only), but also
only when attacking an opponent's monster AND only
during your turn when you ATK with one. But put
simply, this means that no matter how big an
opponent's monster is, almost always one of your
Monarchs is going to get over it. This boost may not
seem like much, but when it means that you are able
to clear away BIG and often Extra Deck monsters, you
now will have much more chance of keeping the Extra
Deck "Lockout" effect going until your next turn.
But what I really consider to be this cards most
useful attribute is that it is able to modify the
Level of a monster with 2800 ATK and 1000 DEF (such
as Erebus, Ehther or a Mega Monarch) and make then
go from being a Level 8 monster that requires 2
Tributes, instead to a monster that is now a Level 6
and requires 1 Tribute... And what may well be the
best use of Domain is that if you are able to
activate another Domain, you will be able to
activate this effect again! This means that your
Level 8 Monarch now becomes a Level 4 Monarch with
2800 ATK!!! And what is so especially useful about
this you may ask, especially since the Monarch will
now lose its effect? This allows you to have a way
to get over an opponent's Fog King even without
having to have Sided in preparation for one.
Rating: 4.5. Locks out an opponent's Extra Deck if
you control a Tribute Summoned monster(s), boosts
the ATK of Tribute Summoned monsters part of the
time AND allows you to Level modify to make your
Erebus, Ehther and Mega Monarchs all easier to
Summon AND all in one card!!!
This card really is pretty deck defining in my
Domain of the True Monarchs continues a trend of
being a really good Field Spell Card. The first
effect of Domain is what makes Monarchs so dangerous
to the Extra Deck. With no cards in your Extra Deck
and a Tribute Summoned monster under your control,
your opponent can't Special Summon monsters from the
Extra Deck. The only ways they have around it are to
remove your monster or Tribute Summon their own
thing. Secondly, we have an Atk bonus of 800 to your
Tribute Summoned monsters, but only when they attack
an opponent's monster. This effect is interesting in
that it doesn't specify any type of monster, so a
Tribute Summoned Blue-Eyes White Dragon could hit
with 3800 Atk against an opponent's monster. The
final effect is the only one that is once per turn.
It also only really applies to the Mega Monarchs,
but any monster with 2800 Atk and 1000 Def in your
hand can have its levels reduced by 2. This
effectively makes them a 1 tribute monster. The deck
has quite a few ways to search this card via
Tenacity and Pantheism. Of course you could always
use Terraforming as well. With all of that utility,
it makes sense for this Field Spell to be run at 3
in the Monarch Deck.
Art: 4/5 'Dominion' would have been the better
I feel like it's been ages since I've run a deck
with Möbius, the Frost Monarch. Back then, there
were no Synchro or XYZ Monsters, it was just Fusions
in the Fusion Deck, as it was called. My, how things
Nowadays, everyone and their grandma are running
Synchros and XYZs, heck even I'm guilty of it. So
naturally, when a card like this comes along trying
to change the format, it makes you stop and think.
Does this card really work? Is it a threat to modern
gameplay? Maybe, if you're clever enough to pull it
off. I myself don't see its playability outside a
Monarch deck, but I'm sure someone out there will
get satisfaction from denying his or her opponent of
their Extra Deck. I'd say to the curious and brave,
go for it.
And just look at that card art, all those Monarchs
bowing to a greater power..... Chilling.
Score: 5/5, Monarch and Anti-Extra Deck only
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