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Mono-Darkness
黒単 (Kurotan)
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Mono-Darkness is a group of deck types that only use cards in the the Darkness Civilization.

Details

It is divided into a beatdown and control variant, but both offer Card Discard and Removal elements.

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 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

Trivia

  • 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.
Deck Types
Beatdown
RushBeatdown
Control
Removal controlCreature controlHyperspatial Control
Heaven's GateMana burn5-color deckTurboLockLoop
Combo
For No CostReanimateInstant DeathOne Shot Kill
TriggerMadnessOther Combo decks
Other Deck Types
Race deckEvolutionGodFull CreatureNon Creature
Mono-LightMono-WaterMono-DarknessMono-FireMono-Nature
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