"Black Luster Soldier", known as "Chaos Soldier" (カオス・ソルジャー Kaosu Sorujā) in the OCG, is an archetype of Level 8 Warrior monsters used by Yugi Muto in the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime and manga, as well as Dimitri in the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime, that includes "Black Luster Soldier" and monsters based on it who all have 3000 ATK and 2500 DEF. It is also a sub-archetype of the "Chaos" archetype. All members of this archetype are EARTH and LIGHT monsters, except for the DARK "Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Evening Twilight".

Members of this archetype have existed since the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters National Tournament, but did not receive support until Dimension of Chaos.

This archetype is related to the "Gaia The Fierce Knight" archetype, as cards from both archetypes support each other.

Playing style

Of the many search effects of this archetype, the most prominent are those of the Field Spell Card "Gateway to Chaos", which can add either a "Black Luster Soldier" Ritual Monster or a "Gaia the Fierce Knight" monster upon activation, and with enough Spell Counters can also search for any Ritual Spell Card. Leftover counters can be used to activate the effect of "Super Soldier Shield" in the Graveyard. "Beginning of Heaven and Earth" can set up the Graveyard or "Super Soldier Synthesis" to Ritual Summon him from the Hand or Graveyard.

"Super Soldier Synthesis", "Envoy of Chaos" and "Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands" tend to make Decklists of this archetype Level 4 based because of needing Tribute of exactly Level 8.

"Super Soldier Soul" can banish itself from the Graveyard to search either Level 4 "Evening Twilight Knight" and "Beginning Knight" Monsters, which can also search when banished but cannot do this themselves and need effects of "Chaos" Monsters like "Envoy of the Beginning", "Lightpulsar Dragon", "Black Dragon Collapserpent" and "White Dragon Wyverburster" or the Ritual Spell Card "Super Soldier Ritual" to activate them.

"Black Luster Soldier - Sacred Soldier" can be searched or Special Summoned by the effects of both the "Gaia The Fierce Knight" monsters, is able to recycle banished cards to the Graveyard and when destroyed by an opposing effect can return a card from the Graveyard to the Hand.

"Black Luster" cards are sometimes run alongside "Trade-In" and "The Melody of Awakening Dragon to search cards from the "Blue-Eyes" archetype. Using either "Chaos Form" or "Advanced Ritual Art" to their fullest.


Black Luster Soldier Effect
Banishing Unique
Envoy of the Beginning Banish 1 monster on the field face-up at the cost of not being allowed to attack with this card during that turn. Can make a second attack in a row if this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle.
Envoy of the Evening Twilight One of two variations based on the Attribute of the monsters that were banished from your GY to Special Summon this card at the cost of not being allowed to conduct your Battle Phase during that turn.
  • LIGHT: Banish 1 monster on the field.
  • DARK: Banish 1 random card from your opponent's hand face-down until their End Phase.
This card's Attribute is also treated as LIGHT while it is face-up on the field.
Sacred Soldier Banish 1 card your opponent controls and return 1 of your banished LIGHT or DARK monsters to your GY when this card is Normal or Special Summoned. Add 1 Level 7 or lower Warrior monster from your GY to your hand when this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle.
Super Soldier N/A Inflict damage to your opponent equal to the ATK of a monster this card destroyed by battle and sent to the GY. Special Summon 1 "Gaia The Fierce Knight" monster from your hand, Deck, or GY if this card is destroyed by battle or an opponent's card effect and sent to the GY.
Soldier of Chaos Banish 1 card on the field when this card destroys an opponent's monster by battle. Cannot be targeted or destroyed by your opponent's card effects if this card was Link Summoned using a Level 7 or higher monster. Have this card either gain 1500 ATK or make a second attack during the Battle Phase of your next turn when it destroys an opponent's monster by battle.

Recommended cards

Recommended cards

Official Decks

Ritual Black Luster Solider[1]
Chaos Black Luster Soldier[2]


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