Supreme King

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Supreme King
From left to right: "Clear Wing", "Odd-Eyes", "Dark Rebellion", and "Starving Venom". "Z-ARC" is in the back.
From left to right: "Clear Wing", "Odd-Eyes", "Dark Rebellion", and "Starving Venom". "Z-ARC" is in the back.
Japanese
  • おう
  • 覇王 (base)
  • はおう (ruby)
  • Haō (romanized)
French
  • Roi Suprême
German
  • Oberster König
Italian
  • Re Supremo
Korean
  • 패왕
  • Paewang (romanized)
Portuguese
  • Rei Supremo
Spanish
  • Rey Supremo
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"Supreme King" (おう Haō) is a series (archetype in the anime) of DARK Dragon monsters (with the exception of the Fiend "Supreme King Gate" archetype) used by Z-ARC in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V. The series contains two archetypes (sub-archetypes in the anime): "Supreme King Dragon" and "Supreme King Gate". In the TCG and dub, the "Supreme King" Spell/Trap Cards are simply called "Supreme" cards.

Playing style[edit]

General[edit]

The Supreme King Deck doesn't have a really articulated playing style by itself, given its small membership, but can work effectively as an engine. Using "Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm", the player is capable of toolboxing into "Supreme King Gate Zero" and "Supreme King Gate Infinity", the archetype's main sources of a Pendulum Scale. Since both "Zero" and "Infinity" have Pendulum Scales of 0 and 13 respectively, they can potentially allow for monsters of any Level to be Pendulum Summoned, although "Infinity" carries a restriction of controlling no monsters in order to Pendulum Summon.

Since the series cannot do enough on its own given its few members, it is thus better mixed with other Pendulum cards to maximize the benefits. The Supreme King series pairs extremely well with the "Magician" archetype, especially the Z-ARC Magicians, consisting of "Double Iris Magician", "Black Fang Magician", "White Wing Magician", and "Purple Poison Magician", who provide a handful of benefits. For starters, most of them are DARK monsters, so they cannot conflict with the Pendulum Effect of "Darkwurm". Secondly, their Pendulum Scales have values of 1 and 8, which mix well with the Supreme King cards, since "Darkwurm" is a Level 4 and both "Zero" and "Infinity" are Level 7. Thirdly, these "Magician" monsters, along with "Astrograph Sorcerer" or "Chronograph Sorcerer", are one of the easiest ways to Special Summon "Supreme King Z-ARC", the series' boss monster. Additionally, the effect of "Darkwurm" to Special Summon itself from the Graveyard makes it a useful discard fodder for cards such as "Pendulum Call", as the player can instantly gather the means for a Pendulum Summon for no cost and their Pendulum Scales will go uninterrupted.

As a result of this mixture, the Supreme King series is capable of more moves, involving greater flexibility in both Pendulum Summon and other Summoning mechanics, being able to perform Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz Summons.

For Fusion Monsters, both "Zero" and "Infinity" can provide some help since "Zero" can destroy itself along with "Infinity" to search for any "Fusion" card that can help perform a Fusion Summon, some useful choices including "Miracle Synchro Fusion", "Odd-Eyes Fusion", and "Pendulum Fusion". Given the Deck's mostly DARK nature, they can also Fusion Summon "Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom", "Starving Venom Fusion Dragon", "Starving Venemy Dragon", "Starving Venemy Lethal Dose Dragon" and most other "Predaplant" Fusion Monsters (alongside with "Greedy Venom Fusion Dragon") if "Predaplant" monsters are used.

For Synchro Monsters, "White Wing Magician", being a Level 4, can open possibilities for either Level 7, 8, or even Level 11 Synchro Monsters when paired with either a Level 3, 4, or 7 monster. Since, unlike other Tuner Pendulum Monsters, she has no restriction on what she can Summon or the materials being used alongside her (although using her after being Pendulum Summoned will force the player to banish her), she is an ideal Tuner monster for generic Synchro Monsters such as "Borreload Savage Dragon", "PSY-Framelord Omega", or "Enlightenment Paladin". Netherless, the Supreme King series' own "Supreme King Dragon Clear Wing" is still potent in its own right, being able to be brought out with any of the Deck's numerous DARK Pendulum Monsters. If needed, other monsters can be used too, such as "Ghost Ogre & Snow Rabbit", "Timebreaker Magician", or "Noble Dragon Magician". They can open up room for Level 7 Synchro Monsters such as "Clear Wing Synchro Dragon", "Moonlight Rose Dragon", or "Odd-Eyes Meteorburst Dragon". Some of these cards can combo well with "Miracle Synchro Fusion" as well.

Finally, for Xyz Monsters, the archetype can gain easier access to either Rank 4 or Rank 7 monsters, ranging from utilitarian ones such as "Supreme King Dragon Dark Rebellion", "Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon", or "Timestar Magician" to the likes of "Number 11: Big Eye" or "Odd-Eyes Absolute Dragon". "Darkwurm" is an interesting card to use as a material for Xyz Summons, due to its self-revival effect from the Graveyard after being detached which potentially mitigates some of the otherwise common and taxing cost of Pendulum-Xyz tactics. After detaching the Z-ARC Magicians, they can then be banished for "Z-ARC".

For Pendulum Monsters, other additional and more mainstreamed cards such as "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon" or "Archfiend Eccentrick" can be useful as well. The former can search either of the "Supreme King Gate" monsters and many of the aforementioned "Magicians", while "Eccentrick" is an effective removal card. In other words, the Supreme King series is fairly flexible since they can be mixed with multiple cards and provide a handful of utilitarian uses.

After swarming the field with weaker monsters, the player can bring out "Supreme King Dragon" Extra Deck monsters and use them to press the opponent. After the opponent gets rid of them and the player managed to get "Z-ARC" on the field, they can use "Supreme Rage" to devastate, or even finish the opponent.

As per the Master Rule 4, the Deck loses much of its Pendulum Summon power. However, the player would often stand without Pendulum Summon as per the Pendulum Effect of "Infinity", thanks to the series' penchant for swarming and controlling the field through its boss monster. Due to its self-revival effect, "Darkwurm" can be used as Link Material alongside another monster to Link Summon a Link Monster before conducting a Pendulum Summon, allowing "Darkwrum" to be used again for other plays.

Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom + Independent Nightingale FTK[edit]

This series combined with various DARK Pendulum Monsters (most notably the "Magician" monsters and its associated "Astrograph Sorcerer" and "Chronograph Sorcerer") can create an OTK/FTK involving "Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom" and "Lyrilusc - Independent Nightingale". The FTK version requires summoning two copies of "Starving Venom" and having each of them mimic the effects of "Independent Nightingale" to deal a total of 8000+ damage to the opponent. When going second, an OTK can also be accomplished by using a single copy of "Starving Venom" with 6800 ATK that is unaffected by other card effects, can deal piercing battle damage and can deal 4000 effect damage. The OTK/FTK strategy is not possible to do currently in the TCG due to "Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom" being Forbidden though it is possible to perform the OTK/FTK in the OCG (as "Supreme King Dragon Starving Venom" is Unlimited). However, the various key cards involved in the strategy are currently either Limited or Semi-Limited which has made the FTK/OTK not too inconsistent to pull off. The deck can summon "Independent Nightingale" by "Instant Fusion" which can be searched by "Supreme King Gate Zero" (which in turn both "Supreme King Gate" monsters can be searched by "Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm") or copied by "Predaplant Verte Anaconda". Alternatively, it can be milled directly from the Extra Deck by using cards like "Extra-Foolish Burial".

Weaknesses[edit]

  • Since Supreme King is a Pendulum series, they are vulnerable to cards such as "Anti-Spell Fragrance" which can shut them down in the spot.
  • Their small membership demands that the player mixes them with something else to make the most of it, and thus more than likely adopt that Deck's weaknesses as well.
  • "Supreme King Gate Infinity" can be more trouble than an aid due to its no monster condition to perform a Pendulum Summon with.
  • The player should also prioritize which Summoning mechanic to boost while mixing and be selective of the cards to use for that purpose, as using too many cards can lead to unfortunate draws.

Recommended cards[edit]

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Official Decks[edit]

By combining "Maximum Crisis" with "Structure Deck: Pendulum Evolution", you'll have a Deck centered around Fusion Summoning "Supreme King Z-ARC". So challenge people with your Pendulum Deck! [1]

A Deck that fights using the 5 different "Supreme King Dragons". By banishing the "Supreme King Dragons" with the effect of cards like "Hyper Synchron" or "Dragon's Mirror", and then using the effect of "Doomsday Horror" to return them to the Graveyard, you'll be able to fulfill the conditions for activating "Supreme Rage". [2]

A Deck Recipe based on Summoning "Supreme King Z-ARC" in a single turn.

By using the effect of "Predaplant Ophrys Scorpio" that can be used when it's Normal or Special Summoned, you can send "Destrudo, the Lost Dragon's Frisson" from your hand to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Predaplant Darlingtonia Cobra" from the Deck, and with the effect of "Predaplant Darlingtonia Cobra", you can add "Miracle Synchro Fusion" from the Deck to the hand.

Then you activate "Odd-Eyes Phantom Dragon" (or "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon") in your Pendulum Zone.

Next you Special Summon "Destrudo, the Lost Dragon's Frisson" by lowering its Level by the Level of a "Predaplant" on the field, then use it and that "Predaplant" monster as materials to Synchro Summon "Odd-Eyes Meteorburst Dragon", who you then use its 1st effect to Special Summon "Odd-Eyes Phantom Dragon" (or "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon") from your Pendulum Zone, then use those two to Xyz Summon "Odd-Eyes Absolute Dragon".

From there, use that "Odd-Eyes Absolute Dragon" and the other "Predaplant" monster to Link Summon "Code Talker" to the Extra Monster Zone, which means you can use the 2nd effect of "Odd-Eyes Absolute Dragon" (that activates when it's sent to the Graveyard) to Special Summon "Odd-Eyes Vortex Dragon" from the Extra Deck to the Main Monster Zone that "Code Talker" points to.

And finally, you activate "Miracle Synchro Fusion" to Fusion Summon "Supreme King Z-ARC". [3]

(One of 69 Rental Decks designed to teach how to play certain Decks. These are available at various participating stores.)

Let's summon the trump card "Supreme King Z-ARC" with the effect of "Astrograph Sorcerer"! First of all it is necessary to prepare the would-be Material monsters, so let's gather the Dragons of each summoning method and the "Magician" monsters treated as them in your hand, field, and/or Graveyard! Use the "Supreme King Gate" monsters as well to gather the monsters necessary for Summoning "Supreme King Z-ARC".

"Duelist Alliance" can add the necessary cards to your hand according to the situation. Since "Iris Magician" is also a "Pendulum Dragon" card, so you can choose it! [4]

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