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 Darklord Zerato - #DESO-EN041

If you have 4 or more DARK monsters with different names in your Graveyard, you can Tribute Summon this card by Tributing 1 DARK monster. You can send 1 DARK monster from your hand to the Graveyard; destroy all monsters your opponent controls. Once per turn, during the End Phase, if this effect was activated this turn: Destroy this card.

Card Rating
Advanced: 3.25 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed: Jan. 27, 2017

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Darklord Zerato 

As we discussed last week, the Darklords have incredible might and speed, but most of that is based on the cards just recently released. However, two holdovers from many years passed still made the cut. The first was Darklord Superbia, the centerpiece of the archetype, and the second was Darklord Zerato, the best “tech” monster of the lot. 

There are two reasons he found great use in the modern day Darklord deck. First, he could be special summoned, unlike many of the old Darklords. This was crucial. And the second reason was because of his level. He could have been level 7, 8, or 10 but any other level would have made him more of a liability. But because he had a good level, he found great use for rank 8 plays, especially considering he blows himself up after using his own effect. Now, he won’t be taking up 3 deck presence in any of the best Darklord decks, but he’s a highly recommended tech for the theme, simply because of his harmony and because he does something literally none of the other monsters can do. Considering he can be easily searched and summoned at any point of the duel, he has immense value as the emergency button when things go south and you need a comeback. And his cohesion with Superbia can’t be overstated. In any kind of pinch, Zerato creates a way to clear opponent monsters and then bring out bosses like Felgrand and Number 38.

I believe Zerato has mild future potential. His effect outside of Darklords is good, but he obviously never saw much action until the release of the new Darklord support, but he’ll probably never be terrible either. As the Darklords’ success goes, though, so probably will Zerato’s. 

Advanced: 3.5/5
Future Potential: 2.5/5


Warlockblitz
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Darklord Zerato has been reviewed before. He got a 3.33/5 average score, which I think holds to this day. Strong and able to be Special Summoned, his Level of 8 makes him at least a one-of card in Darklord decks. He can even make his Normal Summon more manageable if there are 4 or more different named Dark monsters in the grave. His effect can help turn good turns into OTKs, and the cost makes the Raigeki effect balanced. The effect is also repeatable if you have multiple Dark monsters in hand. Then the bad news happens. If you activated that effect but didn't win that turn, Darklord Zerato destroys himself. Still, Trade-In and Allure love this card. Run 1 or 2 since 3 would probably be bad. Happy Friday!
 
Score: 3/5 He's no Superbia.
Art: 4/5 A sexy dude card. Gender equality is good. 
 
-WarlockBlitz


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