The Structure Deck: Lair of Darkness epitomizes what YGO players think of when they think of DARK attribute monsters – DARK creatures, remove-from-game effects, and of course, viruses. The deck heavily represents the core of the DARK attribute to go with its abyssal, underworldly theme. It contains 41 cards, with two Ultra Rares, three Super Rares, and 36 Commons. Additionally, players will get one common token, one beginner's guide, and one double-sided playmat/dueling guide, as with all Structure Decks. But these are the fluff details... What really matters are the cards buyers receive.
You can tell how heavily this deck focuses on the DARK attribute by its inclusion of five Virus Cards. Crush Card Virus, Deck Devastation Virus, Grinning Grave Virus, Eradicator Epidemic Virus, and Full Force Virus are all present here, giving players access to the full suite of field/deck/hand destruction goodness that once got Crush Card Virus banned before its heavy errata. To give newer players a sense of what these dangerous Traps can do, one must look no further then Crush Card's little cousin, Deck Devastation Virus. This card requires tributing one DARK monster with 2000 Attack or more and, in exchange, will remove all monsters with 1500 Attack or less from your opponent's field, hand, and their next three draws. This can downright end games completely and should not be underestimated. The inclusion of these iconic cards will definitely be nostalgic for old players who remember when Crush Card Virus was the scariest thing your opponent could flip over in the back row!
If there was one theme to describe the creatures of Lair of Darkness, it would be the underworld. Led by Darkest Diabolos, Lord of the Lair, he effectively strips cards from your opponent's hand or summons himself from the graveyard by tributing DARK monsters. No other card embodies the DARK attribute as well as this devil. He is joined by Lilith, Lady of Lament, who can tribute dark monsters to place your Virus Traps onto the field (which you can then use) and tributing Lilith herself will let you torch your opponent's hand, field, and deck.
Other iconic DARK cards join these Virus-Support monsters in Lair of Darkness, including Caius the Mega Monarch, Vanity's Fiend, Tour Guide from the Underworld, and Allure of Darkness. All and all, your viruses can slowly strip your opponents' hand, deck, and field of any playable cards and completely lock them out of the game. This Structure Deck is perfect for anyone looking to lose some friends playing the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, so get out there and set off those Trap cards!