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A Very Dark World PHSW Preview: Dark Smog and Latinum

October 21st, 2011

Today is the day you’ve all been waiting for. Today is the day that I, Grapha, Dragon Lord of Dark World, reveal our newest soldiers and techniques from Photon Shockwave! Once you see these, I have no doubt that you will understand our power. You will know that the only choice you have is between conscription and annihilation! Brace yourself!

Let's shake the Evil 8-Ball.... "Outlook Smoggy"? What the... ARRRRRGH!!

Let's shake the Evil 8-Ball.... "Outlook Smoggy"? What the... ARRRRRGH!!

Dark Smog is our most powerful Trap yet. Take a look at the horror it unleashes!

Once per turn: You can target 1 monster in your opponent’s Graveyard; discard 1 Fiend-Type monster and banish that target.

Dark Smog is a Continuous Trap, so opponents will fall for it over and over again! Since it banishes enemies from an opposing Graveyard, it’s capable of taking down the most popular armies.

Is our foe using Monster Reborn to try to revive one of his fallen allies? Dark Smog will banish it so that it cannot return! Is he trying to Special Summon a monster with Debris Dragon’s effect? He won’t be able to once our Dark Smog covers the Graveyard!

Glow-Up Bulb won’t be glowing after it’s covered in Dark Smog. Let’s see if Spore keeps its carefree smile when its attempts to Special Summon itself are foiled by our Dark Smog. Dark Smog’s effect can be Chained on either player’s turn to ruin any strategy!

Even the stars and the Planets themselves are in danger when they’re covered by our Dark Smog! Master Hyperion relies on banishing its Agents to Summon itself to the field and other Fairies to use its effect. Archlord Kristya needs 4 Fairies in the Graveyard in order to Special Summon itself. Our Dark Smog makes satisfying these requirements an impossible feat!

But that’s not even the best thing about our Dark Smog! Dark Smog can be used every turn, on either player’s turn, to discard a Dark World monster. That makes it our most reliable engine of destruction yet.

Since all of us Dark World monsters are discarded as part of a card effect when we’re discarded with Dark Smog, each of our effects will activate! Discard me, and I’ll take any of your opponent’s cards to the Graveyard. Discard Snoww, Unlight of Dark World, and it’ll replace itself with another worthy Dark World card. Discard Goldd, Wu-Lord of Dark World, and it’ll Special Summon itself to the field. Dark Smog lets you do these things at any time while you’re commanding the Dark World army.

You can also discard Latinum, Exarch of Dark World with our Dark Smog. Latinum is the newest Dark World recruit – a Level 6 monster with 1500 ATK and 2400 DEF. Take a look at Latinum’s powers –

If this card is discarded to the Graveyard by a card effect: If it was discarded from your hand to your Graveyard by an opponent’s card effect, target 1 Fiend-Type monster on the field; Special Summon this card from the Graveyard, then that target (if any) gains 500 ATK.

It’s not like we’re all offense… though we’re a big fan of it. 2400 DEF is unmatched by any of my other Dark World allies. And now, if you help me lead the Dark World army, you can Special Summon it on an opponent’s turn to block an attack. Just discard it with Dark Smog. For when Latinum is discarded by a card effect, it will Special Summon itself to the field! And if our Exarch is discarded by an opponent’s card effect, it’ll also give any Fiend 500 ATK! All of us Dark World monsters are Fiends, so that’s a permanent 500 ATK boost to any one of us. Given Latinum’s boost, I rise up to an insurmountable 3200 ATK!

Latinum is also a Level 6 monster, higher than Goldd and Sillva. While there are currently no Xyz Monsters in your puny mortal universe that require Level 6 monsters, there is no doubt that one day, a Rank 6 Xyz Monster will travel to your universe. And when it does, I, Grapha, will command Latinum to corrupt it into another faithful servant of the Dark World! Muahahaha!

Dark Smog and Latinum, Exarch of Dark World are mere bonuses in our battle for the domination of your world. I am sure that we would have been able to succeed without them, but with these new weapons and tactics in our arsenal, our certainty of victory is only fortified! Now if you’ll excuse me (you will) I have a plane to catch. YCS Columbus eagerly awaits my arrival!

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