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 Dark Mambele

- #DESO-EN057

If you control 3 or more DARK monsters: Target 1 face-up card on the field; banish that target.

Card Rating
Advanced: 2.0 

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Date Reviewed: Jan. 23, 2017

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RCG

Dark Mambele 

A mambele is a knife, but I’m not sure how this spell card got its TCG name. In Japan, this card’s name is “Dark Genocide Cutter” which was the name of the attack of Armed Dragon LV7 in the anime, hence why that monster is in the card art and the effect recalls the effect of Dark Armed Dragon. Unfortunately, I don’t find Dark Mambele nearly as impressive as DAD. 

We live in a different era, and spell speed 1 cards that target and require set up before only giving you a 1-for-1 never make the cut anymore. Gone are the days of Smashing Ground. Heck, Raigeki is barely considered in even low-tier decks now. Despite the fact that this spell banishes, it simply cannot be counted on in this high-speed game that demands great utility. This is not a good spell, and honestly, it’s almost like this card forgot to show up during the days of DAD, when it might have been more useful. 

Advanced: 1.5/5
Future Potential: 1/5 


Baneful

A 1 for 1 removal card with banishing would be great, but the requirements here are too steep.  You need 3 DARK monsters (on the field).  That's 4 cards total.  In Yugioh, it's just hard to have more than 1 or 2 monsters on the board at a time because survivability is generally low.  It's a bad card early game and a bad card late game.  Had it only required 1 DARK monster, it would've been great.
 
1.5/5


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
Dark Mambele is a nifty little card for DARK-based decks.
 
Simple to use, requirements easily reached, and potentially devastating for your opponent. If you have 3 or more DARK monsters, you can play this card. Banish any face-up card on the field. While this seems like nothing really at first, this card helps avoid any effect that would trigger in the grave or upon destruction. This can help you gain advantage over your opponent, or feed a strategy around banishing. Three DARK monsters on the field can also seem like a lot, but with Burning Abyss, D/D/D, and Darklords able to swarm the field in a flash, this card could be something fun for those types of decks to use. It not being a Quick-Play hurts it a little, as going after that leftover spell/trap your opponent has could result in your field being wrecked by a Torrential Tribute or losing out on a monster from a Solemn-based Counter Trap.
 
It could be a fun card to play test, but since you need 3 to activate it and it's not a Quick-Play, I'd only consider running 1 at most. Twin Twister still is best, followed closely by MST.
 
Advanced-2.5/5
Art-4/5
 
Until Next Time


Warlockblitz
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Dark Mambele is such a simple Normal Spell Card. All you need to do is control 3 Dark monsters to target and banish any face-up card on the field. One for ones are nice, but this has a hefty requirement. If you control 3 Dark monsters, you should be winning already. Dark Armed Dragon is cool because he has high Atk and banishes things. This card only helps swarms one time. Nobleman of Crossout doesn't cut it for similar reasons. The conditions to activate the card aren't going to occur consistently. And the payoff isn't really worth it. It's honestly easier to run Macro Cosmos and Raigeki to get a better effect more consistently. 
 
Score: 1/5
Art: 3/5
 
-WarlockBlitz


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