For my first post, I will be covering some really cool stuff that you can do with the Light and Darkness Dragon.
Firstly I would like to show you Light and Darkness Dragon‘s Second Effect.
When a Spell or Trap card is activated, or the effect of an Effect Monster is activated, that activation is negated an this card loses 500 ATK and DEF.
Light and Darkness Dragon effect will still activate even if its Attack Points are at 800, however it will not be able to negate the effect of the Monster, Spell or Trap. Which means it will automatically take up a slot in the Chain Link 2 as the Light and Darkness Dragon‘s effect is Mandatory. For example, if Heavy Storm is activated as Chain Link 1, Light and Darkness Dragon‘s effect will be automatically be put as Chain Link 2 as it is a Mandatory effect trying to negate Heavy Storm.
Still do not get the idea? I shall show you a scenario, where this knowledge can help you.
Your Field: Light and Darkness Dragon
Your Hand: Heavy Storm
Opponent’s Field: Machina Fortress (Call Of The Haunted), 2 Face-Downs (Starlight Road and Solemn Judgment) and Call Of The Haunted (Machina Fortress).
Usually you would just give up when faced with such an encounter, however with your new found knowledge of Light and Darkness Dragon‘s effect, you just might be able to turn the tables around.
By activating Heavy Storm as Chain Link 1, Light and Darkness Dragon‘s effect will activate as Chain Link 2. As Light and Darkness Dragon‘s Effect is Mandatory, it will prevent other optional effect from taking its spot on Chain Link 2.
By using Light and Darkness Dragon‘s effect to “block” Chain Link 2, both Starlight Road and Solemn Judgment will be unable to activate directly after Heavy Storm, therefore being unable to negate Heavy Storm and they will have all their cards destroyed, with nothing they can do about it.
You can also think of many other ways to abuse this knowledge. You can use Light and Darkness Dragon to protect your card Effects from being negated by various negation cards such as Gladiator Beast’s War Chariot, Divine Wrath, Magic Drain and Seven Tools Of The Bandit.
Finally I would like to turn your eyes to Light and Darkness Dragon‘s Third and last effect.
When this card is destroyed and sent to the Graveyard, select one monster in your Graveyard. Then destroy all cards you control, and Special Summon that monster.
Most people would think that Light and Darkness Dragon‘s third effect can only be activated when it is Destroyed on the Field and sent to the Graveyard, however it’s Effect does not state anything about it being Destroyed from the Field. This means that as long as Light and Darkness Dragon is Destroyed and sent to the Graveyard its Third Effect will always kick in, regardless of where it was when it was Destroyed and sent to the Graveyard.
Thank you for reading my first post and I hope you liked it.