Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: Darkflare Dragon

Darkflare Dragon


ATK/2,400 DEF/1,200

You can Special Summon this card (from your hand) by banishing 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster from your GY. Once per turn: You can send 1 Dragon monster from your hand and 1 Dragon monster from your Deck to the GY, then target 1 card in either GY; banish that target.

The doors of chaos open the gateway to unleash Darkflare Dragon! The powers of light and dark create monsters with powerful effects. Darkflare Dragon supports Chaos monsters. It uses Light and Dark monsters to special summon itself to the field. Darkflare Dragon has two effects for supporting Chaos monsters.

TCG Sets:
  • Structure Deck: Dragons Collide
  • Premium Gold
  • Toon Chaos
First Effect: Special Summon Darkflare Dragon

Darkflare Dragon special summons itself from your hand by banishing one Light and one Dark monster from your graveyard. The conditions are easy to fulfill. You need to send one Light and one Dark monster to your graveyard. A card such as Foolish Burial sets the conditions for the special summon.

Furthermore, Darkflare Dragon perfectly fits in a deck with Chaos monsters, Light monsters, and Dark monsters. You can consistently special summon it from your hand. Your graveyard will have the sources to pay the cost of the special summon.

Second Effect:

Darkflare Dragon banishes one card from either player’s graveyard. This effect is a strong counter against cards with effects that activate in the graveyard. For example, Darkflare Dragon can banish Return of the Dragon Lords to prevent your opponent from activating its second effect from the graveyard.

Furthermore, Darkflare Dragon sets the conditions for the special summons of other monsters. The second effect perfectly uses resources to your advantage. The second effect sends a dragon from your hand and a dragon from your deck to your graveyard. The strategy is sending Light and Dark monsters to the graveyard. You can special summon powerful cards such as Black Luster Soldier – Envoy of The Beginning.

Play these cards with Darkflare Dragon!

Darkflare Dragon has fantastic synergy with Lightpulsar Dragon. This should not be a surprised because both cards are in Structure Deck: Dragons Collide. Darkflare Dragon’s second effect sets up Lightpulsar Dragon when you send to Lightpulsar Dragon the graveyard. Then, you can special summon Lightpulsar Dragon with its second effect from the graveyard.

Card Rating:

Overall, Darkflare Dragon is an effective monster. Its second effect is the card’s main value. Darkflare Dragon sets up the conditions to special summon and activate the effects of Chaos monsters. It has synergy with powerful cards such as Chaos Zone and Blaster Luster Solider – Envoy of The Beginning.

Card Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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