It wouldn't be October without a few spooky decks! And when it comes to sheer fright factor, there are few Field Spells as terrifying as Lair of Darkness. If you want to play a strong control deck, tributing opposing monsters is a great way to keep your opponent locked out of the game. 

In today's video, Crush Cards break down their Lair of Darkness control deck and show you the key combos, so you'll be ready to play the deck! If you're prepared to be scared, check out today's video.

Even if this deck doesn't scare you at first, just wait until you see the price tag! You're going to have to go door to door for awhile if you want to crowdfund this thing, but if you're already picking up big staples like Infinite Impermanence and Predaplant Verte Anaconda, the Lair of Darkness core itself is pretty affordable.

Most of the strong decks you'll come up against will be playing Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon, so the important thing is how well you can manage when you lose yours. This deck has plenty of ways to keep the pressure up without it! If you're looking for the best deck to 'trick' your opponent and score some 2-0 'treats', check out the full decklist.

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Deck - Crush Cards' Lair of Darkness Deck by Crush Cards

'Crush Cards' Lair of Darkness Deck' - constructed deck list and prices for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game from TCGplayer Infinite!

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Market Price: $370.52

Cards

Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss

Market Price: $2.30

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If you control a monster that is not a "Burning Abyss" monster, destroy this card. You can only use 1 of the following effects of "Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss" per turn, and only once that turn.
? If you control no Spell/Trap Cards: You can Special Summon this card from your hand.
? During the End Phase, if this card was sent to the Graveyard this turn: You can add 1 Level 3 DARK Fiend-Type monster from your Deck to your hand, except "Scarm, Malebranche of the Burning Abyss".

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Back to the Front

Market Price: $0.24

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Target 1 monster in your GY; Special Summon it in Defense Position.

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Dogmatika Punishment

Market Price: $1.56

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; send 1 monster with an equal or higher ATK from your Extra Deck to the GY, and if you do, destroy that monster. Until the end of your next turn after this card resolves, you cannot Special Summon monsters from the Extra Deck. You can only activate 1 "Dogmatika Punishment" per turn.

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Metaverse

Market Price: $0.24

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Take 1 Field Spell from your Deck, and either activate it or add it to your hand.

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Skill Drain

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Pay 1000 Life Points. The effects of all face-up Effect Monsters are negated.

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Super Polymerization

Market Price: $2.91

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Discard 1 card; Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster from your Extra Deck, using monsters from either side of the field as Fusion Materials. Cards and effects cannot be activated in response to this card's activation.

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Red-Eyes Black Dragon

Market Price: $1.30

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A ferocious dragon with a deadly attack.

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Infinite Impermanence

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Target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; negate its effects (until the end of this turn), then, if this card was Set before activation and is on the field at resolution, for the rest of this turn all other Spell/Trap effects in this column are negated. If you control no cards, you can activate this card from your hand.

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Pot of Extravagance

Market Price: $17.79

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At the start of your Main Phase 1: Banish 3 or 6 random face-down cards from your Extra Deck, face-down; draw 1 card for every 3 cards banished. For the rest of this turn after this card resolves, you cannot draw any cards by card effects.

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Juragedo

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During the Battle Step (Quick Effect): You can Special Summon this card from your hand, and if you do, gain 1000 LP. You can only use this effect of "Juragedo" once per turn. (Quick Effect): You can Tribute this card, then target 1 face-up monster you control; it gains 1000 ATK until the end of the next turn.

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Elder Entity N'tss

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1 Synchro Monster + 1 Xyz Monster

Must be Special Summoned (from your Extra Deck) by sending the above cards you control to the GY. (You do not use "Polymerization".) Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 Level 4 monster from your hand. If this card is sent to the GY: You can target 1 card on the field; destroy it. You can only Special Summon "Elder Entity N'tss(s)" once per turn.

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Mudragon of the Swamp

Market Price: $0.35

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2 monsters with the same Attribute but different Types

Your opponent cannot target this card, or monsters on the field with the same Attribute as this card, with card effects. Once per turn (Quick Effect): You can declare 1 Attribute; this card becomes that Attribute until the end of this turn.

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Link Spider

Market Price: $2.82

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1 Normal Monster

Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 Level 4 or lower Normal Monster from your hand to your zone this card points to.

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Terraforming

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Add 1 Field Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

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Lair of Darkness

Market Price: $0.20

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All face-up monsters on the field become DARK. Once per turn, if you would Tribute a monster you control to activate a card effect, you can Tribute 1 DARK monster your opponent controls, even though you do not control it. Once per turn, during the End Phase: Special Summon as many "Torment Tokens" (Fiend/DARK/Level 3/ATK 1000/DEF 1000) as possible to the turn player's field in Defense Position, up to the number of monsters Tributed this turn while this card was face-up.

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Malice, Lady of Lament

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(Quick Effect): You can Tribute 2 monsters, then target 1 of your Normal Traps that is banished or in your GY; Set that target, but place it on the bottom of the Deck when it leaves the field. You can only use this effect of "Malice, Lady of Lament" once per turn.

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Darkest Diabolos, Lord of the Lair

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Your opponent cannot Tribute this face-up card on the field, and cannot target it with card effects. You can only use each of these effects of "Darkest Diabolos, Lord of the Lair" once per turn.

• If a DARK monster you control is Tributed (except during the Damage Step): You can Special Summon this card from your GY (if it was there when you Tributed) or hand (even if not).
• You can Tribute 1 DARK monster; your opponent places 1 card from their hand on either the top or bottom of the Deck.

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Predaplant Verte Anaconda

Market Price: $15.23

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2 Effect Monsters

You can target 1 face-up monster on the field; it becomes DARK until the end of this turn. You can pay 2000 LP and send 1 "Fusion" or "Polymerization" Normal or Quick-Play Spell from your Deck to the GY; this effect becomes that Spell's effect when that card is activated, also, you cannot Special Summon monsters for the rest of this turn. You can only use each effect of "Predaplant Verte Anaconda" once per turn.

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Ahrima, the Wicked Warden

Market Price: $0.18

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You can discard this card; add 1 "Lair of Darkness" from your Deck to your hand. You can Tribute 1 DARK monster; draw 1 card, or, if you Tributed a DARK monster other than this card to activate this effect, you can add 1 DARK monster with 2000 or more DEF from your Deck to your hand, instead. You can only use this effect of "Ahrima, the Wicked Warden" once per turn.

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Compulsory Evacuation Device

Market Price: $0.29

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Target 1 monster on the field; return that target to the hand.

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Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon

Market Price: $84.65

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"Dark Magician" + "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" or 1 Dragon Effect Monster

Cannot be destroyed by card effects. Neither player can target this card with card effects. During your Main Phase: You can destroy 1 monster your opponent controls, and if you do, inflict damage to your opponent equal to that monster's original ATK. You can use this effect a number of times per turn up to the number of Normal Monsters used as Fusion Material for this card. Once per turn, when a card or effect is activated (Quick Effect): You can discard 1 card; negate the activation, and if you do, destroy that card, and if you do that, this card gains 1000 ATK.

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Dark Magician

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This promotional card is printed in Japanese.

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Lilith, Lady of Lament

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If this card is Normal Summoned, its original ATK becomes 1000. (Quick Effect): You can Tribute 1 DARK monster; reveal 3 Normal Traps from your Deck, your opponent randomly chooses 1 for you to Set on your field, and you shuffle the rest back into your Deck. You can only use this effect of "Lilith, Lady of Lament" once per turn.

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Beat Cop from the Underworld

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2 monsters

If this card is Link Summoned using 2 DARK monsters with different names as material, it gains this effect.
• You can Tribute 1 monster, then target 1 face-up card on the field; place 1 Patrol Counter on it. You can only use this effect of "Beat Cop from the Underworld" once per turn. (If a card with a Patrol Counter would be destroyed by battle or card effect, remove 1 Patrol Counter from it instead.)

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Red-Eyes Fusion

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Fusion Summon 1 Fusion Monster that lists a "Red-Eyes" monster as Material from your Extra Deck, using monsters from your hand, Deck, or field as Fusion Materials, and if you do, its name becomes "Red-Eyes B. Dragon". You cannot Normal or Special Summon other monsters the turn you activate this card. You can only activate 1 "Red-Eyes Fusion" per turn.

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Starving Venom Fusion Dragon

Market Price: $2.15

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2 DARK monsters on the field, except Tokens

If this card is Fusion Summoned: You can make this card gain ATK equal to 1 opponent's Special Summoned monster, until the end of this turn. Once per turn: You can target 1 Level 5 or higher monster your opponent controls; until the End Phase, this card's name becomes that monster's original name, and replace this effect with that monster's original effects. If this Fusion Summoned card is destroyed: You can destroy all your opponent's Special Summoned monsters.

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Foolish Burial

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Send 1 monster from your Deck to the Graveyard.

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Trap Trick

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Banish 1 Normal Trap from your Deck, except "Trap Trick", and Set 1 card with the same name directly from your Deck, also it can be activated this turn. You can only activate 1 Trap Card for the rest of this turn after this card resolves. You can only activate 1 "Trap Trick" per turn.

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