Dark Demon Commands Deck

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Category : Deck Strategies

Ballom Master of Death

Ballom Master of Death

Last timeout, I disclosed my mono-nature civilization deck strategy. Since, many of my friends are inclined towards Darkness cards, which provide creature destruction and hand control, I decided to make one. I play with Darkness Cards but combined with other civilizations, especially water and fire. The most powerful race in Darkness is ‘Demon Command’, and creatures like ‘Ballom, Master of Death’, and Daidalos, General of Fury make our job easier to construct a Demon Command deck.

The Strategy

Let Darkness Civilization do what it does best; creature destruction and hand control. The idea is to put a lot of Demon Commands in the deck in order to make sure we can play Ballom at least once. Spells like Terror Pit will help in our cause to win the battle. Rushing the opponent with cheap creatures such as Propeller Mutant, with Daidalos hitting the field as early as 4th turn, would give us the upper hand.

The Dark Demon Commands Deck

For a Demon Command Deck, it is necessary to put cheap Demon Commands such as Daidalos, Photocide, and Vashuna. Ballom, Master of Death if our trump card. We must stall the opponent long enough to play our trump card. We also need blockers, darkness has cheap blockers in Marrow Oz, and Bloody Squito. As for the spells, we’ll use Terror Pit and Proclamation of Death, along with 2 Death Smoke, to clear out any early threat.

Creatures such as DeathLiger, Ballom, and Daidalos are all clean finishers. As soon as you summon Ballom, it will destroy all creatures except darkness creatures, which could wipeout your opponents entire battle zone.

For those who do not have Daidalos, they can replace them with ‘Vile Mulder, Wing of the Void’ (a 4 mana Demon Command with 7000 power double breaker), or with ‘Necrodragon Giland’ (a 4 mana 6000 power Zombie Dragon, and a double breaker). And for Propeller Mutant, you can put ‘Writhing Bone Ghoul’, which is a 2-mana 2000 power attacker.

These replacements will supply you enough fire power in the initial phase of the game.

Darkness has loads of creature destruction spells, you can replace the ones I mentioned in case you don’t have them, with the ones you own, for example, replace Death Smoke with Hopeless Vortex.

The Cards

Below is the full list of cards that this deck would be comprised of:


4 x Marrow Ooze, the Twister

4 x Bloody Squito

4 x Propeller Mutant

2 x Daidalos, General of Fury

1 x Vile Mulder, Wing of the Void

2 x Vashuna, Sword Dancer

2 x Photocide, Lord of the Wastes

2 x Zagaan, Knight of Darkness

3 x DeathLiger, Lion of Chaos

1 x Gigargon

1 x Vampire Silphy

Evolution Creatures:

2 x Ballom, Master of Death


4 x Terror Pit

4 x Proclamation of Death

2 x Death Smoke

2 x Dark Reversal

2 x Snake Attack

1 x Critical Blade

2 x Cranium Clamp


Creatures = 28

Spells = 17

Total Cards = 45


Best Against:

Darkness is the second most power civilization when it comes to mono civilization. It is a very balanced deck with small and big monsters and some creature destruction spells. It would work best against a mono-water or light deck.

Worst Against:

A nature-fire dragon deck will pose the greatest threat to this deck. As for Light, you need to keep an eye out for Alcadeias, Lord of Spirits. If the opponent is featuring swamp creatures, you must keep blockers in hand, and put heavy cost creatures to raise mana. If the opponent is also playing big monsters, you’ll have the battle in the bag before he knows it. It would be interesting to see how it goes against a Darkness deck!

Try it out yourself, and remember to have fun. The best part of CCG, is that you can put any card you like. Feel free to modify it according to your own strategy; put some new cards while taking out some other cards that did not help you. Experiment with the deck, play as much as possible to learn what fits best in your deck.

If you are a duelist already, and want to have a trade, I am selling my Duel Masters Cards as I have reached a massive 8000 in numbers. I have many cards, but I do not have all. If you are willing to buy or sell Duel Masters cards, you are most welcome.

* The card image has been taken from Wizards of Coast website.