| Mono-Darkness |
|Zamaru, Treasure of Darkness|
|Darkness / Creature / Pandora's Box / 3 / 2000+|
| ■ While all cards in your mana zone are darkness cards, this creature gets +2000 power.
■ Whenever this creature attacks, if all cards in your mana zone are darkness cards, your opponent discards a card at random from his hand.
|Demon Wolf, Howling Moonlight Castle|
|Darkness / Spell / 5|
| Shield trigger (When this spell is put into your hand from your shield zone, you may cast it immediately for no cost.)
■ Choose one of your opponent's creatures in the battle zone. That creature gets -3000 power until the end of the turn. (A creature that has power 0 or less is destroyed.)
■ Mana Arms 5: If you have 5 or more darkness cards in your mana zone, destroy one of your opponent's creatures.
It is a deck type that was created since the beginning of Duel Masters. It grew in prominence after the release of Zamaru, Treasure of Darkness in DM-14 Generate Gear and was assembled in a rush/beatdown style focusing on lightweight creatures and Card Discard.
The Psychic Shock introduced powerful Hyperspatial spells including Hyperspatial Revive Hole and Hyperspatial Vice Hole and other Card Discard cards. During Dragon Saga, it was strengthened by the Mana Arms ability, with a control deck being born and appearing in the metagame.
Mono Darkness is very powerful in the Dragon Saga era, but fell out of favor due to Welcome Hell, Supreme Devil King Palace's restriction. However, Dormageddon X, in some way is Mono-Darkness after the restrictions so it is not fully gone.
List of Mono-Darkness decks
- Mono-Darkness rush
- Mono-Darkness Control
- Quasi-Mono Darkness
- The official color representing the Darkness Civilization is "black", which also appears around the frame of the Legend Rare cards. In the Japanese community, this group of decks is known as "Mono-Black" due to the color of card from Magic: The Gathering.
|Rush ● Beatdown|
| Removal control ● Creature control ● Hyperspatial Control |
Heaven's Gate ● Mana burn ● 5-color deck ● Turbo ● Lock ● Loop
| For No Cost ● Reanimate ● Instant Death ● One Shot Kill |
Trigger ● Madness ● Other Combo decks
|Other Deck Types|
| Race deck ● Evolution ● God ● Full Creature ● Non Creature |
Mono-Light ● Mono-Water ● Mono-Darkness ● Mono-Fire ● Mono-Nature