Sunday, 13 June 2010

Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Review: XX-Saber Darksoul

With The Shining Darkness, X-Saber players have been given some new and powerful monsters to work with. While 2 of them are OCG exclusives (Palomuro and Pashuul), there are 2 others which are brand new. And one of them is the XX-Saber Darksoul.

Darksoul was a well recieved addition to an already great archetype, and its not hard to see why. Its effect lets you search for another "X-Saber" at the end phase when its sent from the field to the graveyard during that turn. But firstly i want to talk about the other parts of this card that make it so good.

Its a level 3 Beast-type. Which means its searchable by Rescue cat. Rescue cat has proven to be an amazing card in X-Sabers, with its capability to summon airbellum and another level 3 beast-type for a quick level 6 synchro. But now you can summon Airbellum and Darksoul, synchro into a level 6 (Like XX-Saber Hyunlei so you can destroy 3 spell/traps), and then search out an X-Saber at the end of the turn!

Or you can synchro into Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier, search for a monster, then next turn you can discard the card you searched out. And because Darksoul's attribute is earth, if you have 1 level 3 earth monster on the field, you can normal summon Rescue cat, use its effect to special summon airbellum and darksoul, and synchro into XX-Saber Gottoms! And with XX-Saber Gottoms, you can discard your opponents cards by tributing another Darksoul, and search at the end of your turn!

But thats not all, if you somehow manage to send darksoul to the graveyard multiple times in the same turn, you get to search an equal amount of times! With this in mind, its essential to use 3 copies of XX-Saber Faultroll.

But at 100 attack and defence points, you wont be using this card offensively, so you might not want to use 3 copies incase you draw multiples in your starting hand. But at least you can use its effect to search for something with a bit more power, like the other The Shining Darkness TCG exclusive, XX-Saber Boggart Knight.

So if you're using an X-Saber deck and want more speed, then get your hands on an XX-Saber Darksoul!

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