Why is Fairy Archer not on this list? The 400 damage per light monster outweighs several of those effects, so I would certainly consider it better than Fire Trooper


Fairy Archer is a good effect damage card, you're right. However, it can't attack during the turn that it activates its effect, and unlike Fire Trooper, it's very reliant on having other monsters fielded. Fire Trooper can work fine alone, and qualifies for effect damage decks of any attribute; Archer really only functions in light builds.

Plus, 1000 damage can really pile up if you enable a way to revive Trooper from the graveyard consistently.

Updated on April 12, 2018

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Top 10 Effect Damage Monsters in Yu-Gi-Oh
By Jeremy Gill