Dark Lockdown Monarchs

Deck Information
Deck Type: Non-Meta Decks
Deck Master: Erebus the Underworld Monarch
Submission Date: July 29th 2018
Author: Erebus95
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The primary goal is to get Vanity's Fiend on the field, and combo it with March of the Monarchs and/or The Monarchs Erupt and/or Majesty's Fiend, to cause lockdown. The secondary goal is to strike an OTK using two big Monarchs and one Fiend (-2800x2 -2400 = -8000).




Idealy, you want to go first to avoid negations/disruptions, and shut down Special Summoning early in the game. If unable to summon Vanity's Fiend, get Domain of the True Monarchs on the field instead.


If going second, try to be offensive with Erebus the Underworld Monarch, Ehther the Heavenly Monarch / Kuraz the Light Monarch and Caius the Mega Monarch, so you can clear the opponent's field. Search and utilize The Monarchs Stormforth.




If expecting to go 2nd, side in any triplet of the following:



If expecting to go 1st, just side all 3x copies of Majesty's Fiend in your deck, and aim for the lockdown.




  1. Use Kaiser Vorse Raider as: (a) tribute fodder, (b) Allure of Darkness target, (c) tribute summoned monster to trigger Return of the Monarchs.
  2. Be cautious when summoning Edea the Heavenly Squire and Eidos the Underworld Squire, as they are vulnerable to hand traps (Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit, Infinite Impermanence etc.). Better hold on to your Tenacity of the Monarchs before summoning them, as if they get negated/destroyed and you can't tribute summon, you may want to search Escalation of the Monarchs to finish the job in your opponent's turn.
  3. It would be the best to activate The Monarchs Erupt only after you've settled your board and need no more tribute summons, as it will interfere with Edea and Eidos' effects. Chain it during the Battle Phase, to take advantage of stripping your opponent's monsters off their inherent ATK boosts.
  4. If not urgent to use it, activate One Day of Peace after your Battle Phase, so you can deal damage to your opponent during your turn, as well as protect your LP in their following turn.
  5. If you have no DARK monsters in your hand, but your hand is unplayable and you need to draw, activate Allure of Darkness only after you've set your Spell and Trap cards, so that you won't have to discard them in case you don't draw any DARK monsters with it.
  6.  Yes, 1x copy of The Prime Monarch is more than enough to act as both tribute fodder and OTK shield. Hands brick a lot less, since chances of opening with it are quite smaller!
Deck List
MonsterErebus the Underworld Monarch x3
Ehther the Heavenly Monarch x1
Vanity's Fiend x3
Caius the Mega Monarch x1
Kuraz the Light Monarch x2
Majesty's Fiend x1
Edea the Heavenly Squire x3
Eidos the Underworld Squire x3
Kaiser Vorse Raider x2
TrapsThe Monarchs Erupt x1
Escalation of the Monarchs x1
The Prime Monarch x1
SpellsPantheism of the Monarchs x1
The Monarchs Stormforth x1
Domain of the True Monarchs x3
Tenacity of the Monarchs x3
Return of the Monarchs x2
March of the Monarchs x1
Allure of Darkness x2
Reinforcement of the Army x1
One for One x1
Foolish Burial x1
Upstart Goblin x1
One Day of Peace x1
SideGameciel, the Sea Turtle Kaiju x3
Majesty's Fiend x2
Jinzo x3
Twin Twisters x3

4 thoughts on “Dark Lockdown Monarchs

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    August 1, 2018 at 2:01 pm



    Excellent construction you have got there! I was analyzing it very slowly as I play with monarch control too!

  • Avatar
    August 1, 2018 at 2:56 pm



    I wasn’t expecting to see a nice practical use for Kaiser Vorse Raider

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    August 4, 2018 at 7:28 pm




    Thank you! If you can spare some time to try this build, please do share your thoughts on it!

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    August 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm




    I got the idea from Yugi-Tuber YugiNoNo, turned out to be the perfect choice for a medium-powered inclusion.

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