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A Boy And His Terrifying Archfiend Summoning Stone

October 21st, 2013

The Archfiend army received some great cards in Judgment of the Light. With Archfiend Heiress, and Archfiend Cavalry, and Archfiend Palabyrinth, they are now able to create a constant flow of Fiends to your hand and field. And, thanks to Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror, Archfiends can muscle through just about anything. Now, Shadow Specters has a new offering of cards to grant even more power to the Archfiends, or any Fiend Deck!

Fiends are well known for their many powerful leaders. Whether it’s the Archfiend Emperor, Dark Ruler Ha Des, or even Invader of Darkness, the Fiend commanders are an impressive bunch of high Level monsters. Now you can call forth these potent Fiends, or any high Level Fiend for that matter, with the power of the Sinister Yorishiro!


With Sinister Yorishiro, you’ll be able to instantly play any high Level Fiend for free! Once each turn, if you would Normal Summon a Level 5 or higher Fiend-type monster, you don’t need to Tribute anything!

Sinister Yorishiro lets you use any of the big Archfiends for free, such as Archfiend Empress, Skull Archfiend of Lightning, and of course Archfiend Emperor, the First Lord of Horror. They’ve got some incredible effects, and playing them directly to the field without Tributing will definitely surprise your opponent! You can also easily play Fiends with matchup-specific effects like The End of Anubis, Brain Golem, and Vanity’s Fiend! If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s a wealth of other Fiends to play with like Yubel, The Supremacy Sun, or Earthbound Immortal Ccapac Apu (Just be sure Pandemonium or Archfiend Palabyrinth are on the field!).

But that’s not all! Once you’ve brought your Fiends to the table, Sinister Yorishiro continues to work its magic. Any time exactly 1 Level 5 or higher Fiend-type monster you’ve Normal Summoned or Set, and no other cards (so anything you Summoned for free with earlier) would be destroyed, you have the option of sending Sinister Yorishiro to the Graveyard in its place!

Not only does that help protect your best monsters, it also makes it so you can play as many copies of Yorishiro you like and never risk drawing them when you don’t need them. Simply use one to protect your monsters, then spring a new one to keep the big monsters coming!

And if you’re looking for another high Level Fiend to add to your collection, check out the monstrous Archfiend Giant!


Archfiend Giant comes with a giant-sized ATK of 2400, and two effects that play off each other. First of all, if Archfiend Giant would be destroyed by an effect, you can pay 500 Life Points one time to save it from destruction. Paired with Sinister Yorishiro’s protection, it’ll be tough to get Archfiend Giant off the field.

The second effect is the opposite – it activates once Archfiend Giant is destroyed by an effect. The moment that happens, Giant replaces himself with any Archfiend monster, Special Summoned directly from your hand. So, once your opponent has finally managed to get rid of your Giant, they’ve still got a new threat to handle!

These awesome new Fiend cards will be making their world debut soon in Shadow Specters, with Sneak Peeks starting on November 2nd!