We’ve reviewed this card four times before, and as
late as May 2016 all the reviewers told you what
pretty much every player knows: Allure is stupid
good. I predicted it would be banned, but to
everyone’s surprise, it was returned to 3 instead.
But I don’t feel foolish at all. This card has no
business being at 3, just like Sixth Sense had no
business existing. And so my only assumption is that
it was returned to sell cards for current top themes
like Dark Synchro, Burning Abyss, Zombie, D/D/D,
I’m not going to go into in-depth analysis on a card
reviewed four times already. This card is busted and
will soon be back on the restricted or banned list.
If people are willing to banish 10 cards face down
multiple times in a duel just to draw 2 cards (Pot
of Desires), you think people weren’t drooling at
the prospect of having 3 spells that only banish 1?
Stop it, Konami.
I was uneasy when they laxed
this card to 2. I felt like this was a
mindless card like Upstart Goblin that dark decks
would use for extra speed, and that making this a
3-of would kill deckbuilding creativity. It
is, essentially, a 2-for-2 card with deckthinning
and speed added on. On the plus side, it will
give a boost to many lower tier dark-based
archetypes. Higher tier dark decks often have
equal or better options for speed and consistency,
but low tier decks could benefit.
It looks like history sided
against me, and I'll admit when I'm wrong. The
metagame has decided that banishing a monster from
your hand, in fact, does detract from your potential
advantage and combos. It's not that power
creep has directly made Allure obsolete, but moreso,
more options have made deck spaces tighter.
Players often can't afford to banish one of their
monsters, and sometimes they'd rather have an
arsenal of powerful spells (and pendulums) than
essentially reduce their deck count with draw power.
Hello Pojo Fans,
We live in a TCG format where Allure of Darkness is
at three and IT MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! I really
hope this wasn't their idea of trying to make
Shaddolls competitive again, because this won't
Now that that's out of the way, onto the review. AoD
at three? Never thought I'd see that again, even
with the shifting of the format time and time again.
Draw two and banish a DARK monster, otherwise say
bye-bye to your hand, pretty simple. If your
opponent is stopping your banishing of cards, Allure
becomes unplayable. This being at three doesn't
change much. I'm not sure any deck would run three.
Shaddolls? No. Phantom Knight/Burning Abyss? No. Not
even Zombies will likely run three because of the
variety in Attribute they can have. Dark
Magician-based decks have a great deal of support
now, so they don't need three Allures to help get
them through their deck. One might argue they don't
need AoD at all. Good card still, but likely no one
is running three of it.
3. Allure of Darkness makes fans of other
attributes jealous. Dark monsters have great effects
and dozens of archetypes. Run 3. In non Dark decks,
you could draw two cards and then send everything to
the grave by effect. Run 3 now. Imperial Iron Wall
can sorta sometimes make this +1. As Normal Spell
"draw 2 cards" cards go, this and Pantheism are some
of the best. Yeah Cup of Desires, but Allure of
Darkness is at 3 now and Cup will be banned by an
"emergency format list" soon. Are you running 3
Score: 5/5 Duh
Art: 5/5 Love the artwork, Love the name
Allure of Darkness
I, like many never thought that this card would once
again see the light of day as a 3 of card, yet here
we are, in that light of day.
Although maybe that should be dark of night since
Allure of Darkness does indeed have "Dark" in it!
Obviously, any Dark type Deck currently, and in the
future gains a huge boost by this being at 3,
Burning Abyss (and variants) though probably gaining
the most by this card increasing to 3, especially
since they received a few, albeit minor hits with
Good card is really good, and there really isn't a
lot more to say... Its at 3, if you can play it at
3, you are most likely to. Luckily Allure of
Darkness has received a reprint of late, otherwise
it would be an incredibly pricey card right now.
Rating: 4.5. The only negative is that you have to
Banish one Dark monster as per its effect... And
only those incredibly stupid or wise beyond most of
us would activate Allure of Darkness without a Dark
Attribute monster in hand.
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