CARDS: YU-GI-OH! Number 96: Dark Mist


Card of the Month: Number 96:  Dark Mist

Of the many Numbers scattered over the world, few are as deadly as Number 96: Dark Mist. Granted, though it might not be quite as malevolent in real life as it is in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal anime, Dark Mist is still deadly in the right hands. This month, we’re here to make sure that the "right hand" is yours!

You Will Be Assimilated
Dark Mist needs three Level 2 Monsters for its material, a daunting task for even the most skilled Duelists. However, Dark Mist will reward your hard work the moment he enters battle. By detaching one Xyz Material, you cut your opponent’s ATK by half and increase Dark Mist’s ATK by the same amount.

Who You Are in the Dark
Even though you can boost Dark Mist’s attack as many as three times, you still need to choose its attack targets carefully. Your opponent will likely switch to the defensive, so know what you’re hitting—attacking a high DEF, low ATK monster can have deadly results if you haven’t powered up yet.

Getting Back Some Change
Examine the exact mechanics of Dark Mist’s effect. It doesn’t just make Dark Mist stronger, it also makes enemies weaker. Think about how an indestructible monster would become a walking whipping-post with only half its ATK. And your opponent will really start to sweat if you can also force his monsters to attack. Be creative  and try to have fun with this one!

Try This

Right to Bear Arms
Combine Synchro and Xyz for an extra punch! When equipped to Dark Mist, Armory Arm inflicts damage to your opponent equal to the (original) ATK all monsters it destroys.

Venus in Blue Jeans
For a quick summon, use The Agent of Creation – Venus’s ability to summon three Mystical Shine Balls. Each is Level 2, so stack 'em up and throw Dark Mist down!

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by Chris Turner

About Chris Turner
A casual duelist and former Viz Media intern, Chris has ascended the ranks and now writes for us as a freelancer.


Submitted by shresthajason on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 08:36

First comment, yeah! Maybe "Number 96: Dark Mist" is stronger than "The Wicked Avatar" because it can change its ATK three times permanently. An awsome card!

Submitted by joshua04 on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:01

joshua wants one plesaze send mthanks

Submitted by drewecody on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 15:00

if you take away atk from the wicked avatar and add to dark mist, the wicked avatar would only gain it back. it always changes to 100atk higher than the strongest monster on the fields atk +100.

Submitted by shresthajason on Sun, 07/29/2012 - 13:33

I did NOT say "Number 96: Dark Mist" was stronger than "The Wicked Avatar" in a battle between each other. "Avatar's" ATK goes up and down but "Dark Mist's" stays permanent and it get's stronger.

Submitted by drewecody on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 16:41

*100atk higher than the highest atk* sorry

Submitted by dcdfvr on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:24

this card is so abuseable in frogs considering how many of the frogs are lv2 and are easily summoned

Submitted by yinyang64 on Thu, 08/02/2012 - 21:07

This card is garbage.

Submitted by John Bae on Fri, 08/03/2012 - 14:58

Can you elaborate why?

Submitted by ChiefShu on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 20:06

So yeah I don't even remember getting this in the mail either. damn it looks like all the promo's from after Shock Master.

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 11:23

Umm, it's not a promo card. This is a card that Konami released.

Submitted by Bob1200 on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 16:44

ChiefShu Just Got

Submitted by madmark7 on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 10:57

HEY JON, how do I find out what the lowest printed yugioh cards are? or the number of how many of each card they made please help! Thank you!

Submitted by algeno on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 15:19

Okay everybody!!

I want just to know something. My account will ex in Febuary. Will I get my yugioh fourth promo card?

Submitted by Snakey465 on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 15:35

I created my account on SJ alpha a while back and put in the code to transfer my membership, I can't remember what the criteria was, but I thought I received an extra year of subscription somehow. Even if I didn't I should still have membership because when I first started my subscription there was a problem and got an extra six months. It says I don't have membership what gives?

Submitted by jhone89 on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 05:40

Used well, and this card could be very tough to go up against, especially if you used cards that allowed you to add extra XYZ materials to it! It would seem that no one else thought of this! This monster's attack could skyrocket!

Submitted by zodlion on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 12:15

if you use 69 the bring out 69 and copy his effect since its permanent attack boost you could have to powerhouse with extreme attack.

(just watch out for magic cylinder)

Submitted by zodlion on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 12:18

I meant 96 and then 69